25 days in United States Itinerary

25 days in United States Itinerary

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25 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Amsterdam
Fly:  10​h
1
Salt Lake City
— 1 night
Drive:  7​h
2
Moab
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h
3
Aspen
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 45​min
4
Denver
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
5
Cheyenne
— 1 night
Drive:  5​h 15​min
6
Rapid City
— 2 nights
Drive:  5​h 15​min
7
Sioux Falls
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h 30​min
8
Saint Paul
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 30​min
9
Duluth
— 2 nights
Drive:  6​h 15​min
10
Green Bay
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 45​min
11
Chicago
— 4 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
12
Grand Haven
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 45​min
13
Detroit
— 3 nights
Fly:  10​h 45​min
End: Amsterdam

1
night
Salt Lake City

Salt Lake City
Utah's capital and most populous city, Salt Lake City boasts a small-town feel, big-city amenities, and plenty of nature on its doorstep.
To see reviews, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, go to the Salt Lake City road trip planning app .

Amsterdam, The Netherlands to Salt Lake City is an approximately 12.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Amsterdam to Salt Lake City is minus 8 hours. In August, Salt Lake City is a bit warmer than Amsterdam - with highs of 39°C and lows of 22°C. You will have some time to spend on the 3rd (Sat) before leaving for Moab.

Things to do in Salt Lake City

Outdoors Parks Tours

2
nights
Moab

Moab ©
The gateway to Utah's popular canyon country, Moab sits engulfed in the middle of desert wilderness.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Pinnacle Helicopters as well as Arches National Park. On the 3rd (Sat), look for gifts at Back of Beyond Books, then snap pictures at Dewey Bridge, then explore the striking landscape at Turret Arch, and finally make a trip to The Overlook Gallery. Keep things going the next day: explore the striking landscape at Arches National Park.

For more things to do, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Moab travel itinerary planner .

Do a combination of flight and car from Salt Lake City to Moab in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and car. August in Moab sees daily highs of 39°C and lows of 20°C at night. On the 5th (Mon), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Aspen.

Things to do in Moab

Outdoors Parks Nature

Side Trips

Dewey Bridge, Turret Arch
Highlights from your plan
Pinnacle Helicopters ©
Pinnacle Helicopters
Back of Beyond Books ©
Back of Beyond Books

1
night
Aspen

Aspen ©
Known as a ski resort town, Aspen's history goes back to its roots as a silver-mining village tucked away in an isolated valley of the Rocky Mountains.
On the 5th (Mon), see a world frozen in time at Independence Ghost Town.

To find maps, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Aspen trip itinerary planner.

You can drive from Moab to Aspen in 4 hours. Other options are to do a combination of car and flight; or fly. Traveling from Moab in August, things will get a bit cooler in Aspen: highs are around 29°C and lows about 9°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Tue) early enough to travel to Denver.

Things to do in Aspen

Wildlife Parks Breweries & Distilleries

Side Trips

Woody Creek Distillery, Snowmass Sports
Highlights from your plan
Woody Creek Distillery ©
Woody Creek Distillery
Independence Ghost Town ©
Independence Ghost Town
Snowmass Sports ©
Snowmass Sports

2
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.
To find maps, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Denver travel planner .

Traveling by combination of flight and train from Aspen to Denver takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of car and bus. In August, Denver is somewhat warmer than Aspen - with highs of 34°C and lows of 17°C. You'll have a few hours on the 8th (Thu) to wrap things up before traveling to Cheyenne.

Things to do in Denver

Museums Breweries & Distilleries Historic Sites

Side Trips

Golden City Brewery, Cussler Museum
Highlights from your plan
Cussler Museum ©
Cussler Museum
Golden City Brewery ©
Golden City Brewery

1
night
Cheyenne

Cheyenne ©
Cheyenne is the capital and most populous city of the US state of Wyoming and the county seat of Laramie County. On the 8th (Thu), explore the different monuments and memorials at Lakeview Cemetery, look for gifts at The Wrangler, get engrossed in the history at Nelson Museum of the West, then admire the landmark architecture of Historic Governors' Mansion, then browse the collection at Laramie County Public Library, and finally don't miss a visit to Cheyenne Big Boots.

To find more things to do, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Cheyenne trip itinerary maker site .

Traveling by car from Denver to Cheyenne takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and shuttle. In August, daily temperatures in Cheyenne can reach 32°C, while at night they dip to 14°C. On the 9th (Fri), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Rapid City.

Things to do in Cheyenne

Historic Sites Museums Shopping
Highlights from your plan
Historic Governors' Mansion ©
Historic Governors' Mansion
Nelson Museum of the West ©
Nelson Museum of the West
Laramie County Public Library ©
Laramie County Public Library

2
nights
Rapid City

Rapid City ©
South Dakota's second-largest city, Rapid City has for many years served as a gateway to the West.
On the 9th (Fri), get a taste of the local shopping with Suzie Cappa Art Center, view the masterpieces at Scott Jacobs Studio, admire all the interesting features of Broken Boot Gold Mine, then examine the collection at Sturgis Motorcycle Museum & Hall of Fame, and finally pause for some photo ops at Mt Roosevelt Monument. Here are some ideas for day two: examine the collection at Museum of Geology, then do a tasting at Firehouse Wine Cellars, then take an in-depth tour of Pawnseum, and finally examine the collection at The Journey Museum & Learning Center.

To find photos, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Rapid City road trip planning tool .

Getting from Cheyenne to Rapid City by combination of shuttle and flight takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of bus and flight. Plan for somewhat warmer nights when traveling from Cheyenne in August since evenings lows in Rapid City dip to 18°C. You'll have a few hours on the 11th (Sun) to wrap things up before traveling to Sioux Falls.

Things to do in Rapid City

Museums Shopping Wineries

Side Trips

Deadwood, Sturgis Motorcycle Museum & Hall of Fame
Highlights from your plan
Museum of Geology ©
Museum of Geology

2
nights
Sioux Falls

Sioux Falls ©
Sioux Falls is the largest city in the U.S. Kick off your visit on the 11th (Sun): look for all kinds of wild species at The Blood Run Nature Area, learn about winemaking at Strawbale Winery, and then sample the tasty concoctions at WoodGrain Brewing Company. On the 12th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: admire the sheer force of Devil's Gulch, identify plant and animal life at Mary Jo Wegner Arboretum, and then explore the activities along Arrowhead Park.

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

You can fly from Rapid City to Sioux Falls in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. The time zone changes from Mountain Standard Time to Central Standard Time, which is usually a 1 hour difference. Expect a daytime high around 31°C in August, and nighttime lows around 18°C. You will have some time to spend on the 13th (Tue) before leaving for Saint Paul.

Things to do in Sioux Falls

Parks Wildlife Nature

Side Trips

Strawbale Winery, Devil's Gulch
Highlights from your plan
Arrowhead Park ©
Arrowhead Park
Strawbale Winery ©
Strawbale Winery
Mary Jo Wegner Arboretum ©
Mary Jo Wegner Arboretum

1
night
Saint Paul

Saint Paul ©
The capital of Minnesota, Saint Paul represents half of the "Twin Cities" and embraces the outdoors and urban culture.
Kick off your visit on the 13th (Tue): look for gifts at Candyland, then look for all kinds of wild species at Tamarack Nature Center, and then buy something for everyone on your list at Ridgedale Center.

To see other places to visit, reviews, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Saint Paul sightseeing planner .

Traveling by combination of flight and bus from Sioux Falls to Saint Paul takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In August, daytime highs in Saint Paul are 31°C, while nighttime lows are 19°C. On the 14th (Wed), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Duluth.

Things to do in Saint Paul

Wildlife Parks Shopping

Side Trips

Tamarack Nature Center, Candyland, Ridgedale Center
Highlights from your plan
Tamarack Nature Center ©
Tamarack Nature Center
Ridgedale Center ©
Ridgedale Center
Candyland ©
Candyland

2
nights
Duluth

Duluth ©
Situated on the westernmost point of the Lake Superior, Duluth represents a booming port city.
Kick off your visit on the 14th (Wed): visit a coastal fixture at Two Harbors Lighthouse, stop by Great Lakes Candy Kitchen, then identify plant and animal life at Hawk Ridge Bird Observatory, and finally explore the wealth of natural beauty at Congdon Park. Here are some ideas for day two: take in the exciting artwork at Art in the Alley, stroll through Iona's Beach Scientific and Natural Area, and then sample the tasty concoctions at Castle Danger Brewery.

For more things to do, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Duluth day trip website .

Getting from Saint Paul to Duluth by bus takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of bus and flight. Expect a bit cooler weather when traveling from Saint Paul in August: highs in Duluth hover around 26°C, while lows dip to 17°C. You'll have a few hours on the 16th (Fri) to wrap things up before traveling to Green Bay.

Things to do in Duluth

Parks Wildlife Outdoors

Side Trips

Two Harbors, Great Lakes Candy Kitchen
Highlights from your plan
Two Harbors Lighthouse ©
Two Harbors Lighthouse
Castle Danger Brewery ©
Castle Danger Brewery
Great Lakes Candy Kitchen ©
Great Lakes Candy Kitchen

1
night
Green Bay

Green Bay ©
Home of the Green Bay Packers, the city of Green Bay centers around sports and is home to hundreds of notable football icons, including Brett Favre and Curly Lambeau.
Kick off your visit on the 16th (Fri): appreciate the extensive heritage of Walk of Legends, then look for gifts at Scray Cheese, then identify plant and animal life at De Pere Riverwalk And Wildlife Viewing Area, and finally appreciate the history behind Shrine of Our Lady of Good Help.

For more things to do and more tourist information, refer to the Green Bay driving holiday planner.

Getting from Duluth to Green Bay by flight takes about 5 hours. Other options: do a combination of shuttle and flight; or drive. When traveling from Duluth in August, plan for a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Green Bay: temperatures range from 30°C by day to 17°C at night. You will have some time to spend on the 17th (Sat) before leaving for Chicago.

Things to do in Green Bay

Wildlife Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

De Pere, Shrine of Our Lady of Good Help
Highlights from your plan
Walk of Legends ©
Walk of Legends
Scray Cheese ©
Scray Cheese
Shrine of Our Lady of Good Help ©
Shrine of Our Lady of Good Help

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nights
Chicago

Chicago ©
A huge and vibrant city, Chicago is home to top-notch theaters, shops, museums, galleries, and restaurants.
Do some cultural sightseeing at IL Route 66 Association Hall of Fame & Museum and Livingston County War Museum. Popular historic sites such as Grotto of Our Lady Lourdes and Baha'i House of Worship are in your itinerary. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Chicago: Whiskey Acres Distilling Co. (in DeKalb), Illinois Railway Museum (in Union) and Pleasant Prairie Premium Outlets (in Pleasant Prairie). There's still lots to do: take in nature's colorful creations at Fernwood Botanical Garden and Nature Preserve, stop by Ghirardelli Chocolate Shop, and do a tasting at Hickory Creek Winery.

For where to stay, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, read our Chicago tour planner .

You can do a combination of flight and subway from Green Bay to Chicago in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and flight. Traveling from Green Bay in August, expect somewhat warmer with lows of 22°C in Chicago. You will have some time to spend on the 21st (Wed) before leaving for Grand Haven.

Things to do in Chicago

Museums Shopping Wildlife

Side Trips

Pontiac, Grotto of Our Lady Lourdes, Fernwood Botanical Garden and Nature Preserve, Illinois Railway Museum, Pleasant Prairie Premium Outlets
Highlights from your plan
Baha'i House of Worship ©
Baha'i House of Worship
Grotto of Our Lady Lourdes ©
Grotto of Our Lady Lourdes

1
night
Grand Haven

Grand Haven ©
Grand Haven is a city in the U.S. Kick off your visit on the 21st (Wed): contemplate the long history of USS LST 393, then sample the tasty concoctions at New Holland Brewing Co. - Production Campus, and then trek along Rosy Mound Natural Area.

For reviews, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, read our Grand Haven trip itinerary planning website .

Getting from Chicago to Grand Haven by car takes about 3 hours. Traveling from Chicago to Grand Haven, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Chicago in August, plan for a bit cooler nights in Grand Haven, with lows around 19°C. On the 22nd (Thu), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Detroit.

Things to do in Grand Haven

Wildlife Trails Outdoors

Side Trips

USS LST 393, New Holland Brewing Co. - Production Campus
Highlights from your plan
USS LST 393 ©
USS LST 393
Rosy Mound Natural Area ©
Rosy Mound Natural Area

3
nights
Detroit

Detroit ©
Founded in 1701 by a French explorer and adventurer, Detroit exerted a profound impact on the world for most of the 20th century.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Providence Metropark and Sheldon Marsh State Nature Preserve. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like The 577 Foundation and Port Clinton Lighthouse. Change things up with these side-trips from Detroit: Magee Marsh Wildlife Area (in Oak Harbor), Johnson's Island Confederate Cemetery (in Marblehead) and Queen of the Most Holy Rosary Cathedral (in Toledo). There's more to do: look for gifts at Bavarian Inn Restaurant Castle Shops.

For ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Detroit road trip planning site .

You can drive from Grand Haven to Detroit in 3 hours. In August in Detroit, expect temperatures between 32°C during the day and 20°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 25th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Detroit

Parks Wildlife Historic Sites

Side Trips

Johnson's Island Confederate Cemetery, Sheldon Marsh State Nature Preserve, Providence Metropark, Queen of the Most Holy Rosary Cathedral, Magee Marsh Wildlife Area
Highlights from your plan
Sheldon Marsh State Nature Preserve ©
Providence Metropark ©
Providence Metropark
The 577 Foundation ©
The 577 Foundation

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