27 days in United States Itinerary

27 days in United States Itinerary

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Upland
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West Branch
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Kansas City
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Abilene
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Pawhuska
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Eureka Springs
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Branson
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Hot Springs
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Natchez
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Biloxi
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Lexington
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Louisville
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Dayton
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Detroit
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Traverse City
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Duluth
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Minneapolis
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Albuquerque
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Upland

— 1 day
Upland is an affluent city in San Bernardino County, California, in the United States. To see photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Upland online itinerary planner.

Los Angeles to Upland is an approximately 1-hour car ride. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Los Angeles in June: highs in Upland hover around 90°F, while lows dip to 62°F. You'll set off for West Branch on the 3rd (Wed).

Things to do in Upland

Museums · Nightlife · Parks · Fun & Games

West Branch

— 1 day
West Branch is a city in Cedar and Johnson counties in the U.S. state of Iowa. Start off your visit on the 4th (Thu): steep yourself in history at Herbert Hoover National Historic Site, take an in-depth tour of Herbert Hoover Presidential Library and Museum, and then do a tasting at Brick Arch Winery.

For other places to visit, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, read West Branch sightseeing planner.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Upland to West Branch. The time zone difference when traveling from Upland to West Branch is 2 hours. While traveling from Upland, expect little chillier days and about the same nights in West Branch, ranging from highs of 82°F to lows of 62°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Thu) early enough to travel to Kansas City.

Things to do in West Branch

Historic Sites · Museums · Wineries

Kansas City

— 1 night

City of Fountains

The largest municipality in Missouri, Kansas City has an impressive array of world-class museums, shopping areas, and great places to eat, all of which attract tourism to the area.
Kick off your visit on the 5th (Fri): admire the masterpieces at The Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art, stroll around Thomas Hart Benton Home and Studio State Historic Site, steep yourself in history at Union Station, then examine the collection at Museum of Illusions, and finally sample the tasty concoctions at Cinder Block Brewery.

To see other places to visit, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Kansas City itinerary planner.

Getting from West Branch to Kansas City by car takes about 5 hours. Other options: do a combination of car and flight. Traveling from West Branch in June, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit warmer in Kansas City, with lows of 69°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Abilene.

Things to do in Kansas City

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Breweries & Distilleries

Side Trip

Abilene

— 1 night
Abilene is a city in and the county seat of Dickinson County, Kansas, United States. Start off your visit on the 6th (Sat): see the interesting displays at Kansas Auto Racing Museum, then contemplate the long history of Seelye Mansion, then examine the collection at Dwight D. Eisenhower Library and Museum, and finally steep yourself in history at Abilene and Smoky Valley Railroad.

For other places to visit, photos, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Abilene itinerary builder tool.

You can drive from Kansas City to Abilene in 2.5 hours. June in Abilene sees daily highs of 91°F and lows of 67°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Pawhuska.

Things to do in Abilene

Museums · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Pawhuska

— 1 night
Pawhuska is a city in and the county seat of Osage County, Oklahoma, United States.It was named after the 19th-century Osage chief, Paw-Hiu-Skah, which means "White Hair" in English. Start off your visit on the 7th (Sun): walk around Tallgrass Prairie Preserve, then learn about all things military at Osage County Historical Museum, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Osage Hills State Park.

To find more things to do, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Pawhuska trip itinerary builder site.

Traveling by car from Abilene to Pawhuska takes 3.5 hours. In June, plan for daily highs up to 88°F, and evening lows to 66°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Sun) so you can travel to Eureka Springs.

Things to do in Pawhuska

Parks · Wildlife · Historic Sites · Nature

Eureka Springs

— 1 night

Little Switzerland of America

Nestled in the heart of the Ozark Mountains, the whole town of Eureka Springs is listed on the National Register of Historic Places.
On the 8th (Mon), take a stroll through Eureka Springs Historical Downtown, then take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Elizabeth's Catholic Church, then appreciate the history behind Christ of the Ozarks, and finally Head underground at Cosmic Cavern.

To see maps, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Eureka Springs route builder website.

Drive from Pawhuska to Eureka Springs in 4 hours. In June, daytime highs in Eureka Springs are 84°F, while nighttime lows are 67°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Branson.

Things to do in Eureka Springs

Historic Sites · Nature · Neighborhoods · Shopping

Side Trip

Branson

— 2 nights

Live Entertainment Capital of the World

Nestled in Missouri's beautiful Ozark Mountains lies one of the country's most attractive vacation towns for year-round family entertainment.
Kick off your visit on the 9th (Tue): whizz through the canopy at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks, tour the pleasant surroundings at Shepherd of the Hills Fish Hatchery, and then walk around Dogwood Canyon Nature Park. Keep things going the next day: get great views at 165 Scenic Overlook, then explore the fascinating underground world of Talking Rocks Cavern, then tour the pleasant surroundings at National Tiger Sanctuary, and finally cast your line with a fishing tour.

To find other places to visit, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Branson travel route planner.

You can drive from Eureka Springs to Branson in 1.5 hours. In June, daytime highs in Branson are 84°F, while nighttime lows are 65°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Hot Springs.

Things to do in Branson

Wildlife · Parks · Outdoors · Tours

Side Trips

Hot Springs

— 1 night

Valley of the Vapors

Set deep in the Ouachita Mountains, the city of Hot Springs almost completely surrounds the national park of the same name.
On the 11th (Thu), get outside with Outdoor Activities, pause for some serene contemplation at Anthony Chapel, and then appreciate the extensive heritage of Bathhouse Row.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, read our Hot Springs vacation planner.

Drive from Branson to Hot Springs in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi. Expect a daytime high around 88°F in June, and nighttime lows around 70°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Thu) so you can go by car to Natchez.

Things to do in Hot Springs

Historic Sites · Adventure · Parks · Outdoors

Natchez

— 1 night
Natchez is the county seat and only city of Adams County, Mississippi, United States. Start off your visit on the 12th (Fri): contemplate the long history of Stanton Hall, then contemplate the long history of Longwood, then contemplate the long history of Rosalie Mansion, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Mary Basilica.

To find traveler tips, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, read Natchez online trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Hot Springs to Natchez takes 7 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and taxi; or do a combination of taxi and bus. In June, daily temperatures in Natchez can reach 87°F, while at night they dip to 70°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Biloxi.

Things to do in Natchez

Historic Sites · Museums

Biloxi

— 1 night

Playground of the South

A busy city on the Gulf Coast, Biloxi is one of the nation's oldest communities, first settled by Europeans in 1699.
Kick off your visit on the 13th (Sat): cast your line with a fishing tour and then make a trip to Beauvoir.

To see traveler tips, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Biloxi trip maker site.

Traveling by car from Natchez to Biloxi takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car, train, and bus; or do a combination of taxi and flight. In June, plan for daily highs up to 88°F, and evening lows to 74°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Sat) to allow time to fly to Lexington.

Things to do in Biloxi

Wildlife · Outdoors · Tours · Historic Sites

Lexington

— 1 night

Horse Capital of the World

Known internationally as the "Horse Capital of the World," Lexington boasts a thriving economy resting largely on its thoroughbred racehorse industry.
Kick off your visit on the 14th (Sun): explore the different monuments and memorials at Lexington Cemetery, sample the fine beverages at Bluegrass Distillers, then admire the natural beauty at Ashland: The Henry Clay Estate, then brush up on your knowledge of spirits at James E. Pepper Distillery, and finally sample the tasty concoctions at Lexington Brewing & Distilling Co..

To find maps, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Lexington travel planner.

You can fly from Biloxi to Lexington in 5.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Biloxi to Lexington, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Biloxi in June, Lexington is a bit cooler at night with lows of 64°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sun) so you can drive to Louisville.

Things to do in Lexington

Historic Sites · Breweries & Distilleries · Museums · Parks

Louisville

— 1 night

Derby City

Kentucky’s largest city, Louisville, is best known as the home of the Kentucky Derby.
On the 15th (Mon), explore the different monuments and memorials at Cave Hill Cemetery, get thoroughly spooked out with Old Louisville, then examine the collection at Louisville Slugger Museum & Factory, and finally view the masterpieces at 21c Museum Hotel.

To see maps, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Louisville online trip planner.

Drive from Lexington to Louisville in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In June, plan for daily highs up to 86°F, and evening lows to 67°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Dayton.

Things to do in Louisville

Historic Sites · Museums · Tours · Shopping

Dayton

— 1 night

Gem City

Home of airplane pioneers the Wright brothers, Dayton prides itself on its inventors, including Charles F. Kettering, inventor of the automobile self starter.
On the 16th (Tue), tour the pleasant surroundings at Woodland Cemetery & Arboretum, then steep yourself in history at Carillon Historical Park, then see the interesting displays at The Wright Cycle Company Complex, and finally appreciate the history behind Dayton National Cemetery.

For where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Dayton attractions planner.

Traveling by car from Louisville to Dayton takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. Traveling from Louisville in June, expect Dayton to be little chillier, temps between 81°F and 62°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Tue) early enough to catch the flight to Detroit.

Things to do in Dayton

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks

Detroit

— 1 night

The Motor City

Founded in 1701 by a French explorer and adventurer, Detroit exerted a profound impact on the world for most of the 20th century.
Kick off your visit on the 17th (Wed): steep yourself in history at Motown Museum, then explore the galleries of The Ford Piquette Avenue Plant, then examine the collection at The Henry Ford, and finally see the interesting displays at Greenfield Village.

To see reviews, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Detroit online trip itinerary maker.

You can fly from Dayton to Detroit in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In June, daily temperatures in Detroit can reach 79°F, while at night they dip to 61°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Wed) early enough to catch the flight to Traverse City.

Things to do in Detroit

Museums · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Traverse City

— 1 night

Cherry Capital of the World

Traverse City might be well known for its huge cherry industry, but its position along Grand Traverse Bay in Lake Michigan endows it with fine scenery and a wealth of outdoor attractions.
Start off your visit on the 18th (Thu): enjoy the sea views from Mission Point Lighthouse, then sample the fine beverages at Grand Traverse Distillery, then get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports, and finally wander the streets of Front Street.

To find maps, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Traverse City trip planner.

You can fly from Detroit to Traverse City in 3 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Plan for a bit cooler nights when traveling from Detroit in June since evenings lows in Traverse City dip to 54°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Thu) early enough to fly to Duluth.

Things to do in Traverse City

Neighborhoods · Shopping · Outdoors · Tours

Duluth

— 1 night

Zenith City of the Unsalted Seas

Situated on the westernmost point of the Lake Superior, Duluth represents a booming port city.
Start off your visit on the 19th (Fri): explore and take pictures at Minnesota's North Shore Scenic Drive, then explore the galleries of Glensheen, The Historic Congdon Estate, and then get to know the fascinating history of Lakewalk.

To find maps, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Duluth journey website.

You can fly from Traverse City to Duluth in 5.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Traverse City to Duluth, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. While traveling from Traverse City, expect slightly colder days and about the same nights in Duluth, ranging from highs of 65°F to lows of 50°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Fri) so you can catch the flight to Minneapolis.

Things to do in Duluth

Historic Sites · Museums · Scenic Drive · Outdoors

Minneapolis

— 1 night

The City of Lakes

Located on both banks of the Mississippi River, Minneapolis salutes the state's love of the outdoors with numerous lakes, wetlands, creeks, and waterfalls--many connected to one another by a national scenic byway great for sightseeing.
Start off your visit on the 20th (Sat): grab your bike and head to Mill Ruins Park, admire the sheer force of St. Anthony Falls, then admire the striking features of Basilica of St. Mary, and finally grab your bike and head to Grand Rounds Scenic Byway.

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You can fly from Duluth to Minneapolis in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Duluth in June, things will get a bit warmer in Minneapolis: highs are around 79°F and lows about 61°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Sat) early enough to travel to Medora.

Things to do in Minneapolis

Parks · Trails · Outdoors · Nature

Medora

— 1 night
Medora is a city in Billings County, North Dakota, United States. On the 21st (Sun), explore the wealth of natural beauty at Theodore Roosevelt National Park and then appreciate the extensive heritage of Painted Canyon Overlook.

To see photos, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, go to the Medora online trip builder.

You can do a combination of flight and car from Minneapolis to Medora in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and taxi. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Minneapolis to Medora. Expect little chillier evenings in Medora when traveling from Minneapolis in June, with lows around 50°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sun) so you can catch the flight to Santa Fe.

Things to do in Medora

Nature · Parks · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Santa Fe

— 2 nights

City Different

Santa Fe continuously ranks among the world's top holiday destinations, attracting visitors with its unusual combination of scenic beauty, rich history, cultural diversity, and high concentration of performing arts venues, fine restaurants, and interesting attractions.
Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Mon): explore the world behind art at Georgia O'Keeffe Museum, then examine the collection at Palace of the Governors, then see the interesting displays at Museum of International Folk Art, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at San Miguel Chapel. On the 23rd (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: get your bearings at New Mexico History Museum, take in the spiritual surroundings of Santa Fe Cathedral Park and Monument, then explore the striking landscape at Kasha-Katuwe Tent Rocks National Monument, and finally trek along Canyon Trail.

To see other places to visit, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Santa Fe trip itinerary builder.

Traveling by flight from Medora to Santa Fe takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi and bus. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Medora in June: high temperatures in Santa Fe hover around 89°F and lows are around 56°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Tue) to allow time to drive to Albuquerque.

Things to do in Santa Fe

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Trails

Side Trip

Albuquerque

— 1 night

Duke City

Albuquerque remains one of the state's secret jewels, as its tourist attractions are often overshadowed by the more popular holiday destination of Santa Fe.
Start off your visit on the 24th (Wed): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at San Felipe de Neri Church, contemplate the long history of Petroglyph National Monument, and then get a new perspective on nature at Indian Pueblo Cultural Center.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Albuquerque online road trip planner.

You can drive from Santa Fe to Albuquerque in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Expect somewhat warmer evenings in Albuquerque when traveling from Santa Fe in June, with lows around 64°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Wed) so you can fly to Omaha.

Things to do in Albuquerque

Historic Sites · Nature · Parks · Museums

Omaha

— 1 night

Gateway to the West

A major transportation hub, Omaha was once considered little more than a stopping point on a pioneer's journey west.
Start off your visit on the 25th (Thu): contemplate the long history of General Crook House Museum, contemplate the long history of Joslyn Castle, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Cecilia's Cathedral, and finally pause for some photo ops at Kanesville Tabernacle. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 26th (Fri): tour the pleasant surroundings at Fontenelle Forest Nature Center, meet the residents at Henry Doorly Zoo, then take an in-depth tour of The Durham Museum, and finally explore the wealth of natural beauty at Lewis and Clark National Historic Trail Headquarters.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Omaha road trip planner.

You can fly from Albuquerque to Omaha in 6 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Albuquerque to Omaha due to the time zone difference. While traveling from Albuquerque, expect a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Omaha, ranging from highs of 85°F to lows of 64°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Valentine.

Things to do in Omaha

Historic Sites · Parks · Museums · Wildlife

Side Trips

Valentine

— 1 night
Valentine is a city in Cherry County, Nebraska, United States. Start off your visit on the 27th (Sat): hike along Valentine National Wildlife Refuge, then immerse yourself in nature at Smith Falls State Park, and then take an in-depth tour of Centennial Hall.

For photos, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Valentine trip itinerary maker tool.

Traveling by car from Omaha to Valentine takes 7 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and car. Expect a bit cooler evenings in Valentine when traveling from Omaha in June, with lows around 56°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Sat) early enough to travel to Chadron.

Things to do in Valentine

Parks · Nature · Museums · Trails

Chadron

— 2 nights
Chadron is a city in Dawes County, in the state of Nebraska in the Great Plains region of the United States. Kick off your visit on the 28th (Sun): learn more about the world around you at Trailside Museum of Natural History and then explore the wealth of natural beauty at Agate Fossil Beds National Monument.

To find maps, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, use the Chadron trip itinerary builder app.

Drive from Valentine to Chadron in 2.5 hours. The time zone difference when traveling from Valentine to Chadron is minus 1 hour. In June, plan for daily highs up to 83°F, and evening lows to 53°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 29th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Chadron

Nature · Historic Sites · Parks · Museums

Side Trips

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.

Iowa travel guide

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Casinos · History Museums · Historic Sites
The Hawkeye State
Part of the American heartland, Iowa is marked by a strong agricultural heritage, with farmland encompassing around 90 percent of the state's land. However, a holiday in Iowa offers more than corn and cows: you'll also discover charming towns, beautiful lakes, and a handful of vibrant cities. Iowa City, a university town, provides a healthy dose of culture and nightlife, with a youthful and artistic vibe fueled by a sizable student population. A trip to some of Iowa's small towns provides a true American experience. Fortunately, the welcoming residents bear very little resemblance to the dour Iowans portrayed in Grant Wood's famous painting "American Gothic."

Missouri travel guide

4.6
Theaters · Performances · Specialty Museums
The Show-Me State
Acquired from France as part of the famous Louisiana Purchase, Missouri offers visitors equal amounts of urban and rural tourist attractions, with a good sprinkling of lush valleys and meandering back roads ideal for leisurely road trips. The state has a highly varied geography, ranging from the till plains in the north to the rolling Ozark Mountains in the south. The state sits at the intersection of North America's three greatest rivers, creating fertile plains known for supporting extensive farms and ranches. Now generally considered part of the country's Midwest, most people used to count Missouri among the southern states, primarily due to its status as a slave state before the Civil War.

Kansas travel guide

4.3
Specialty Museums · Zoos · History Museums
The Sunflower State
Generally considered the geographical center of the country, Kansas is a state rich in history, having served as home to diverse Native American tribes for thousands of years before European settlement. Once called "Bleeding Kansas" because of violent clashes between abolitionists and pro-slavery settlers, Kansas now carries the nickname the "Sunflower State," earned because of its massive production of sunflowers, corn, wheat, and sorghum. In addition to agriculture, the state is also known as an aviation hub. Sightseeing is easy, as wide-open spaces dominate the landscape of the western two-thirds of the state, which includes some of the only remaining native tallgrass prairie in the nation. Eastern Kansas contains rolling hills and most of the major cities, which draw tourism with their lively art, nightlife, and music scenes.

Arkansas travel guide

4.5
State Parks · Art Museums · Sacred & Religious Sites
The Natural State
With a diverse geography including mountains in the north, dense broadleaf forests in the south, and fertile lowlands in the east, Arkansas is aptly nicknamed the "Natural State." Still largely undiscovered by foreign tourists, the state hides a world of little-known lakes and rivers. Arkansas also includes vast state parks, offering visitors on vacation outstanding camping facilities in the middle of pristine natural areas sheltering blue herons, warblers, and bald eagles. Often stereotyped as little more than poor hillbilly country, Arkansas boasts a surprisingly diverse array of cultural attractions, including numerous museums, theaters, and cutting-edge sports venues. To learn about the real culture of Arkansas, explore its outstanding cuisine, traditional festivals, and lively music scene.

Mississippi travel guide

3.4
Casinos · Historic Sites · History Museums
The Magnolia State
Still relatively unspoiled by mass tourism, Mississippi epitomizes rich history and offers warm hospitality to those who vacation here. The Mississippi River forms most of its western border, so it's no surprise that this mighty waterway shapes the lives of people calling the "Magnolia State" their home. The river influences everything from the food they eat to the music they listen to. Perhaps the easiest way to discover Mississippi is to take a drive on the 715 km (444 mi) long national parkway, which follows a route used since pre-colonial times that's famous for its scenic beauty and attractions of historical interest. At the end of the parkway sits a town packed with nearly 600 antebellum homes.

Kentucky travel guide

4.5
Caves · Specialty Museums · Distilleries
The Bluegrass State
A diverse region of sprawling farmland and rich cultural heritage, Kentucky is the birthplace of American horse racing and home to the world-famous Kentucky Derby. While the cities of Lexington and Louisville experience the majority of the state's tourism, Kentucky is also a favorite among outdoor enthusiasts with its array of natural attractions, including the Cumberland Gap and the world's longest cave system at Mammoth Cave National Park. Take a tour through original Civil War battlefields to delve into the nation's history, or head to one of the many bourbon distilleries to learn more about Kentucky's most famous export.

Michigan travel guide

4.7
Specialty Museums · Gift & Specialty Shops · State Parks
Great Lakes State
A state inextricably tied to its waterways, Michigan does water activities better than almost any other place in the country. Things to do in the state include numerous opportunities to swim, fish, sail, motorboat, and canoe. The country's only state to stretch over two peninsulas, Michigan features a long freshwater coastline. In a land of nearly 65,000 inland lakes and ponds, you can never be too far from a natural water source. Michigan's major claim to fame is its status as the center of the U.S. automotive industry, with the Detroit metropolitan area housing the country's three major car manufacturers. The city is also a major center of culture, the birthplace of the Motown Sound, and the home of several museums and other tourist attractions. Farther from the big urban centers, Michigan offers visitors a world of apple and cherry orchards, rustic villages, and picturesque vineyards.

Minnesota travel guide

4.4
Room Escape Games · History Museums · Shopping Malls
The Land of 10,000 Lakes
Deriving its name from the Dakota word for "land of sky-tinted water," Minnesota is a land of pristine lakes, pockets of dense green forests, and sprawling prairieland. Spend your vacation exploring the state's diverse landscape for endless outdoor activity and a chance to see some of the area's national monuments, or take a trip to the bustling St. Paul-Minneapolis area, a network of commerce and cultural attractions, including the famous Mall of America.

North Dakota travel guide

4.6
National Parks · History Museums · Performances
Geographic Center of the North American Continent
A primarily rural state, North Dakota is the ancient home of the Lakota tribe. Norwegian settlers once made up the European population, and one of the state's major attractions is the Norsk Høstfest, the largest Norwegian festival in the United States. The vast plains and never-ending sky inspire the many orchestras that call the state home. The spirituality of the music is second only to the spirituality of the people, as the state has the nation's highest percentage of churchgoing residents. The state's open fields are conducive to fishing, hunting, and winter activities.

New Mexico travel guide

4.1
Specialty Museums · Geologic Formations · Historic Walking Areas
Land of Enchantment
New Mexico is a land of distinctive regional cuisine and a thriving art scene, centered around the state's cosmopolitan urban centers. Once a Spanish colony claimed by 16th-century conquistadores, New Mexico remains the home of a large Spanish-speaking population and plenty of historical places to visit. The state also contains many Native American communities, sheltering a traditional way of life irretrievably lost in most other places in the country. With large tracts of sparsely inhabited land, the state is a great vacation destination for those who want to discover one of the world's last truly untamed regions, interspersed by only a few ancient pueblos and centuries-old missionary churches.

Nebraska travel guide

4.6
Aquariums · Shopping · History Museums
The Cornhusker State
Situated in the heartland of America, Nebraska is home to a large number of small rural communities and masses of farmland. The state's two main cities, Omaha and Lincoln, are abuzz with youthful energy and cultural delights. Your itinerary can include a trip to the cities' museums to learn about the state's past, or tours of the area's important pioneer and Native American sites. The state's central location means that it has been crossed by many trails, but it was the California Gold Rush of 1848-1855 that originally brought large numbers of non-indigenous people to the area. Scenic river valleys offer plenty of opportunities for outdoor vacation activities, while Nebraska's agricultural towns charm visitors with their all-American spirit.