24 days in United States Itinerary

24 days in United States Itinerary

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24 days in United States Itinerary

Start: London
Fly:  12 h
1
Chicago
— 3 nights
Drive:  4 h 30 min
2
Nauvoo
— 2 nights
Drive:  30 min
3
Carthage
— 1 night
Drive:  4 h 15 min
4
Independence
— 2 nights
Drive:  30 min
5
Liberty
— Few hours
Drive:  1 h
6
Saint Joseph
— Few hours
Drive:  3 h
7
Winterset
— 1 night
Drive:  2 h
8
Omaha
— 2 nights
Drive:  15 min
9
Council Bluffs
— Few hours
Drive:  4 h
10
Denver
— 3 nights
Drive:  3 h 45 min
11
Deadwood
— 3 nights
Drive:  1 h 15 min
12
Custer
— Few hours
Drive:  6 h
13
Sioux Falls
— 2 nights
Drive:  5 h 30 min
14
Dyersville
— 1 night
Drive:  3 h 45 min
15
Chicago
— Few hours
Fly:  12 h
End: London

3
nights
Chicago

Chicago ©
A huge and vibrant city, Chicago is home to top-notch theaters, shops, museums, galleries, and restaurants.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Lincoln Park Zoo as well as Millennium Park. Start off your visit on the 2nd (Mon): get to know the resident critters at Lincoln Park Zoo, ponder the design of Buckingham Fountain, take a stroll through The Magnificent Mile, then take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports, and finally don't miss a visit to Skydeck Chicago - Willis Tower. On the next day, take in panoramic vistas at 360 Chicago Observation Deck, stroll around Milton Lee Olive Park, and then have fun and explore at Chicago Children's Museum.

To see maps, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Chicago travel itinerary planner .

London, UK to Chicago is an approximately 12-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train. You'll gain 6 hours traveling from London to Chicago due to the time zone difference. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from London in August; daily highs in Chicago reach 33°C and lows reach 22°C. You'll have a few hours on the 4th (Wed) to wrap things up before traveling to Nauvoo.

Things to do in Chicago

Parks Zoos & Aquariums Neighborhoods
Highlights from your plan
Millennium Park ©
Millennium Park
Lincoln Park Zoo ©
Lincoln Park Zoo
Chicago Children's Museum ©
Chicago Children's Museum

2
nights
Nauvoo

Nauvoo ©
Nauvoo is a small city in Hancock County, Illinois, United States, on the Mississippi River near Fort Madison, Iowa. You've now added Joseph Smith Historic Site to your itinerary. On the 4th (Wed), steep yourself in history at Joseph Smith Historic Site.

To see more things to do, ratings, photos, and tourist information, read Nauvoo trip itinerary app .

Traveling by car from Chicago to Nauvoo takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and car. August in Nauvoo sees daily highs of 32°C and lows of 21°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Fri) early enough to travel to Liberty.

Things to do in Nauvoo

Historic Sites Fun & Games

Side Trip

FunCity
Highlights from your plan
Historic Nauvoo ©
Historic Nauvoo
FunCity ©
FunCity
Nauvoo Temple ©
Nauvoo Temple

1
night
Carthage

Carthage ©
Carthage is a city in Hancock County, Illinois, United States. Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Carthage Jail.

Before you visit Carthage, use our trip planner to discover what you can do and see there.

Carthage is just a stone's throw from Nauvoo. August in Carthage sees daily highs of 32°C and lows of 21°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 7th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Independence.

Things to do in Carthage

Historic Sites Museums
Highlights from your plan
Carthage Jail ©
Carthage Jail
Kibbe Hancock Heritage Museum ©
Kibbe Hancock Heritage Museum

2
nights
Independence

Independence ©
Independence is the fifth-largest city in the state of Missouri. Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Independence Visitors' Center. On the 7th (Sat), take an in-depth tour of Harry S. Truman Library and Museum, then find something for the whole family at Paradise Park, then identify plant and animal life at Burr Oak Woods Conservation Area, and finally get answers to all your questions at Independence Visitors' Center.

Start your trip to Independence by creating a personalized itinerary on Inspirock.

Independence is very close to Liberty. Traveling from Liberty in August, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit warmer in Independence, with lows of 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Sun) so you can travel to Winterset.

Things to do in Independence

Theme Parks Museums Parks

Side Trips

Paradise Park, Burr Oak Woods Conservation Area
Highlights from your plan
Paradise Park ©
Paradise Park
Harry S. Truman Library and Museum ©
Harry S. Truman Library and Museum
Independence Visitors' Center ©
Independence Visitors' Center

few
hours
Liberty

Liberty ©
Liberty is a city in Clay County, Missouri and is a suburb of Kansas City, Missouri, located in the Kansas City Metropolitan Area. On the 9th (Mon), browse the exhibits of Jesse James Bank Museum and then contemplate the long history of Liberty Jail Historic Site.

To find reviews, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Liberty trip planner.

Liberty is very close to Independence. Traveling from Independence in August, plan for slightly colder nights in Liberty, with lows around 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Saint Joseph.

Things to do in Liberty

Historic Sites Museums
Highlights from your plan
Liberty Jail Historic Site ©
Liberty Jail Historic Site
Jesse James Bank Museum ©
Jesse James Bank Museum

few
hours
Saint Joseph

Saint Joseph
St. For maps, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Saint Joseph driving holiday planning website .

Getting from Liberty to Saint Joseph by car takes about an hour. In August, plan for daily highs up to 34°C, and evening lows to 20°C. You will leave for Winterset on the 9th (Mon).

Things to do in Saint Joseph

Museums Parks Shopping

1
night
Winterset

Winterset ©
Winterset is a city in Madison County, Iowa, United States. Kick off your visit on the 10th (Tue): contemplate the long history of John Wayne Birthplace & Museum, enjoy breathtaking views from Clark Tower, and then snap pictures at Roseman Covered Bridge.

Discover how to plan a Winterset trip in just a few steps with Inspirock's itinerary builder.

Traveling by car from Saint Joseph to Winterset takes 3 hours. In August, daily temperatures in Winterset can reach 34°C, while at night they dip to 21°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Tue) early enough to travel to Omaha.

Things to do in Winterset

Museums Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
John Wayne Birthplace & Museum ©
John Wayne Birthplace & Museum
Roseman Covered Bridge ©
Roseman Covered Bridge
Clark Tower ©
Clark Tower

2
nights
Omaha

Omaha
A major transportation hub, Omaha was once considered little more than a stopping point on a pioneer's journey west.
Mormon Trail Center at Historic Winter Quarters has been added to your itinerary. Kick off your visit on the 10th (Tue): make a trip to Mormon Trail Center at Historic Winter Quarters, explore the striking landscape of Lewis and Clark National Historic Trail Headquarters, take in the views from Bob Kerrey Pedestrian Bridge, view the masterpieces at Curbside Clothing, then observe the fascinating underwater world at Henry Doorly Zoo, and finally take an in-depth tour of The Durham Museum.

To find ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Omaha trip maker app .

Traveling by car from Winterset to Omaha takes 2 hours. In August, daytime highs in Omaha are 34°C, while nighttime lows are 21°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Denver.

Things to do in Omaha

Parks Museums Fun & Games

few
hours
Council Bluffs

Council Bluffs ©
Council Bluffs is a city in and the county seat of Pottawattamie County, Iowa, United States. Kanesville Tabernacle has been added to your itinerary. Kick off your visit on the 12th (Thu): pause for some photo ops at Golden Spike Monument and then gain insight at Kanesville Tabernacle.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Council Bluffs trip planner.

Council Bluffs is just a stone's throw from Omaha. In August, daytime highs in Council Bluffs are 34°C, while nighttime lows are 21°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Thu) so you can travel to Denver.

Things to do in Council Bluffs

Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Kanesville Tabernacle ©
Kanesville Tabernacle

3
nights
Denver

Denver ©
Aptly nicknamed the "Mile-High City," Denver sits at an altitude of 1,600 m (5,280 ft) above sea level, located right where the Great Plains give way to the Rocky Mountains.
Kids will appreciate attractions like Garden of the Gods and Denver Zoo. Explore Denver's surroundings by going to Cheyenne Mountain Zoo (in Colorado Springs) and Summit Lake Park (in Idaho Springs). There's still lots to do: take in the awesome beauty at Mount Evans, browse the exhibits of Molly Brown House Museum, see the sky in a new way at Denver Museum of Nature & Science, and admire all the interesting features of Mount Evans Scenic Byway.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Denver planning site .

You can fly from Council Bluffs to Denver in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of shuttle and flight; or drive. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Council Bluffs to Denver due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Council Bluffs in August, expect little chillier with lows of 17°C in Denver. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Deadwood.

Things to do in Denver

Parks Museums Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trips

Colorado Springs, Summit Lake Park
Highlights from your plan
Garden of the Gods ©
Garden of the Gods
Cheyenne Mountain Zoo ©
Cheyenne Mountain Zoo
Denver Museum of Nature & Science ©
Denver Museum of Nature & Science

3
nights
Deadwood

Deadwood ©
Deadwood is a city in South Dakota, United States, and the county seat of Lawrence County. You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Broken Boot Gold Mine and D.C. Booth Historic National Fish Hatchery. Venture out of the city with trips to Devils Tower (Tower Trail & Devils Tower National Monument). Next up on the itinerary: explore the different monuments and memorials at Mount Moriah Cemetery, contemplate the long history of Adams House, learn about winemaking at Belle Joli Winery Tasting Room, and examine the collection at Tatanka: Story of the Bison.

For more things to do, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Deadwood trip planning site .

Do a combination of flight and taxi from Denver to Deadwood in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and car; or drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Denver to Deadwood is 1 hour. When traveling from Denver in August, plan for slightly colder days in Deadwood, with highs around 31°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 15°C. On the 19th (Thu), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Custer.

Things to do in Deadwood

Museums Historic Sites Casinos

Side Trips

Devils Tower, Spearfish
Highlights from your plan
Adams Museum ©
Adams Museum
Broken Boot Gold Mine ©
Broken Boot Gold Mine

few
hours
Custer

Generally considered to be the oldest town established by European Americans in the Black Hills, Custer began as a mining town.
On the 19th (Thu), trot along with a tour on horseback.

Make your Custer itinerary with Inspirock to find out what to see and where to go.

Traveling by car from Deadwood to Custer takes 1.5 hours. The time zone difference when traveling from Deadwood to Custer is minus 1 hour. Traveling from Deadwood in August, Custer is a bit cooler at night with lows of 12°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Sioux Falls.

Things to do in Custer

Tours Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Horseback Riding Tours

2
nights
Sioux Falls

Sioux Falls ©
Sioux Falls is the largest city in the U.S. Bring the kids along to Butterfly House & Aquarium and Stockyards Ag Experience. There's much more to do: get your game on at Escapades Escape Rooms, steep yourself in history at Pettigrew Home & Museum, hike along Sioux Falls Bike Trails, and stroll around Falls Park.

For ratings, reviews, maps, and tourist information, use the Sioux Falls trip itinerary tool .

Traveling by car from Custer to Sioux Falls takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and flight; or take a bus. Traveling from Custer to Sioux Falls, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Custer in August, plan for a bit warmer nights in Sioux Falls, with lows around 18°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sun) early enough to travel to Dyersville.

Things to do in Sioux Falls

Parks Trails Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Falls Park ©
Falls Park
Butterfly House & Aquarium ©
Butterfly House & Aquarium

1
night
Dyersville

Dyersville ©
Dyersville is a city in eastern Delaware and western Dubuque counties in the U.S. Start off your visit on the 23rd (Mon): get engrossed in the history at National Farm Toy Museum and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Francis Basilica.

To see other places to visit, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, read our Dyersville trip planner.

Traveling by car from Sioux Falls to Dyersville takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and car. In August, daytime highs in Dyersville are 31°C, while nighttime lows are 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 23rd (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Chicago.

Things to do in Dyersville

Historic Sites Museums
Highlights from your plan
St. Francis Basilica ©
St. Francis Basilica
National Farm Toy Museum ©
National Farm Toy Museum

few
hours
Chicago

Chicago
To find reviews, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Chicago trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Dyersville to Chicago takes 4 hours. Traveling from Dyersville in August, plan for somewhat warmer nights in Chicago, with lows around 22°C. On the 23rd (Mon), you'll travel back home.

Things to do in Chicago

Nightlife Parks Fun & Games

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