27 days in United States Itinerary

27 days in United States Itinerary

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Spring Grove
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Dubuque
— 6 nights
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Waterloo
— 5 nights
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Decorah
— 5 nights
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Harpers Ferry
— 2 nights
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Spillville
— 4 nights
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Nashua
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Spring Grove

— 3 nights
Spring Grove is a village in McHenry County, Illinois, United States. Change things up with these side-trips from Spring Grove: Three Oaks Recreation Area (in Crystal Lake), Lake County Forest Preserves (in Libertyville) and Edwards Apple Orchard (in Poplar Grove). The adventure continues: examine the collection at Volo Auto Museum, relax in the rural setting at Stade's Farm and Market, and immerse yourself in nature at Chain 'O Lakes State Park.

To find more things to do, photos, and tourist information, go to the Spring Grove online trip planner.

Chicago to Spring Grove is an approximately 1.5-hour car ride. Traveling from Chicago in September, Spring Grove is slightly colder at night with lows of 49°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Dubuque.

Things to do in Spring Grove

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Museums

Side Trips

Dubuque

— 6 nights
Dubuque is the county seat of Dubuque County, Iowa, United States, located along the Mississippi River. Get out of town with these interesting Dubuque side-trips: Rockford (Anderson Japanese Gardens & Severson Dells Nature Center) and Spring Green (Taliesin Preservation: Frank Lloyd Wright Visitor Center & The House on the Rock). There's much more to do: brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Blaum Bros. Distilling Co., take in nature's colorful creations at Dubuque Arboretum and Botanical Gardens, take a leisurely stroll along Riverwalk, and steep yourself in history at Ulysses S. Grant Home.

To find where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Dubuque travel route planning website.

Traveling by car from Spring Grove to Dubuque takes 3 hours. In September in Dubuque, expect temperatures between 75°F during the day and 54°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Waterloo.

Things to do in Dubuque

Parks · Museums · Wildlife · Breweries & Distilleries

Side Trips

Waterloo

— 5 nights
Waterloo is a city in and the county seat of Black Hawk County, Iowa, United States. Explore Waterloo's surroundings by going to A J's Copper Garden (in Amana), Cedar Rapids (Brucemore & Grant Wood Window in Veteran's Memorial Auditorium) and Cedar Rock State Park (Lowell Walter Residence) (in Independence). And it doesn't end there: make a trip to Historic Park Inn Hotel, wander the streets of Cedar Falls Main Street, experience rural life at Allen's Apple Orchard, and take a peaceful walk through Hartman Reserve Nature Center.

To see other places to visit, maps, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Waterloo trip itinerary maker tool.

Getting from Dubuque to Waterloo by car takes about 2 hours. In September, plan for daily highs up to 78°F, and evening lows to 54°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 1st (Fri) so you can go by car to Decorah.

Things to do in Waterloo

Parks · Historic Sites · Museums · Nature

Side Trips

Decorah

— 5 nights
Decorah is a city in and the county seat of Winneshiek County, Iowa, United States. Venture out of the city with trips to Forestville Mystery Cave State Park (in Preston), Root River (in Lanesboro) and Pikes Peak State Park (in McGregor). There's lots more to do: take an in-depth tour of Vesterheim, tour the pleasant surroundings at Decorah Fish Hatchery, learn about winemaking at Eagles Landing Winery, and admire the sheer force of Dunnings Spring Park.

To see photos and tourist information, refer to the Decorah tour builder tool.

Traveling by car from Waterloo to Decorah takes 1.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 60°F in October, and nighttime lows around 42°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Harpers Ferry.

Things to do in Decorah

Parks · Nature · Museums · Wildlife

Side Trips

Harpers Ferry

— 2 nights
Harpers Ferry is a city in Taylor Township, Allamakee County, Iowa, United States. Kick off your visit on the 7th (Thu): take a peaceful walk through Yellow River State Forest and then stroll around Effigy Mounds National Monument. Keep things going the next day: walk around Mount Hosmer Park and then take in the views from Blackhawk Bridge.

To find ratings, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Harpers Ferry day trip planning app.

Traveling by car from Decorah to Harpers Ferry takes an hour. In October in Harpers Ferry, expect temperatures between 62°F during the day and 43°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Spillville.

Things to do in Harpers Ferry

Parks · Historic Sites · Nature

Side Trip

Spillville

— 4 nights
Spillville is a city in Winneshiek County, Iowa, United States. Change things up with these side-trips from Spillville: Spring Park (in Osage), Montauk Historical Site (in Clermont) and Echo Valley State Park (in West Union). There's much more to do: see the interesting displays at Bily Clocks Museum, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Saint Wenceslaus Catholic Church, get engrossed in the history at Floyd County Historical Society Museum, and don't miss a visit to Fort Atkinson State Preserve.

To see maps, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Spillville route maker.

Getting from Harpers Ferry to Spillville by car takes about an hour. In October, daytime highs in Spillville are 60°F, while nighttime lows are 42°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Tue) so you can travel to Nashua.

Things to do in Spillville

Historic Sites · Parks · Museums · Nature

Side Trips

Nashua

— 1 night
Nashua is a city in Chickasaw and only partly in Floyd counties in the U.S. state of Iowa. Start off your visit on the 13th (Wed): pause for some serene contemplation at LIttle Brown Church in the Vale and then get a taste of life in the country at Hawkeye Buffalo Ranch.

For reviews, maps, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Nashua route maker app.

Drive from Spillville to Nashua in an hour. In October, daily temperatures in Nashua can reach 61°F, while at night they dip to 42°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Wed) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Nashua

Historic Sites

Side Trip

United States travel guide

4.5
Specialty Museums · Beaches · Nightlife
More than the country of car-packed streets seen in TV shows and movies, the United States of America is a complex and diverse home to over 300 million people living in a wide range of landscapes and climates. From its big-city skyscrapers to its sprawling natural parks, the country's ''melting pot'' combines many ethnic groups that share a strong sense of national identity despite their cultural differences. A country of road trips and big blue skies, the United States harbors orderly cities filled with restaurants, parks, museums, and innumerable sightseeing opportunities, as well as pristine natural areas perfect for a holiday in the great outdoors. To see as much as you can of this diverse land quickly, drive over some of the more than 6 million km (4 million mi) of highways leading through deserts, mountain peaks, fertile fields, and giant urban centers.