31 days in United States Itinerary

31 days in United States Itinerary

Created using Inspirock United States travel route builder
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Chicago
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Lincoln
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Wichita
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Omaha
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Des Moines
— 3 nights
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Dubuque
— 2 nights
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Bloomington
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Indianapolis
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Fort Wayne
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Chicago — 2 nights

A huge and vibrant city, Chicago is home to top-notch theaters, shops, museums, galleries, and restaurants.
To find where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Chicago online trip builder.

Stockholm, Sweden to Chicago is an approximately 11.5-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Central European Standard Time to Central Standard Time is minus 7 hours. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Stockholm in July, with highs in Chicago at 33°C and lows at 22°C. On the 3rd (Sun), you're off to Lincoln.
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Nightlife · Parks · Fun & Games · Museums

Lincoln — 2 nights

Lincoln is the capital of the U.S. state of Nebraska and the county seat of Lancaster County. On the 4th (Mon), ponder the world of politics at Nebraska State Capitol.

To find ratings, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, read Lincoln trip planner.

You can take a bus from Chicago to Lincoln in 11 hours. Other options are to fly; or drive; or take a train. In July, daily temperatures in Lincoln can reach 36°C, while at night they dip to 22°C. On the 5th (Tue), you'll travel to Wichita.
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Wichita — 2 nights

Start off your visit on the 6th (Wed): get curious at Cosmosphere and then examine the collection at Strataca. On the 7th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: make a trip to The Keeper of the Plains.

For other places to visit, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Wichita trip planning tool.

Getting from Lincoln to Wichita by car takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: fly; or take a bus. In July, daytime highs in Wichita are 39°C, while nighttime lows are 24°C. On the 7th (Thu), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Omaha.
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Museums · Childrens Museums
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Omaha — 2 nights

A major transportation hub, Omaha was once considered little more than a stopping point on a pioneer's journey west.
On the 8th (Fri), admire the masterpieces at Joslyn Art Museum and then take an in-depth tour of The Durham Museum. On the 9th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in nature's colorful creations at Lauritzen Gardens Omaha's Botanical Center, enjoy some music at Henry Doorly Zoo, and then savor the flavors at Food & Drink.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Omaha vacation planner.

Traveling by bus from Wichita to Omaha takes 8.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly; or take a bus. While traveling from Wichita, expect slightly colder days and about the same nights in Omaha, ranging from highs of 36°C to lows of 22°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Des Moines.
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Parks · Museums · Zoos & Aquariums · Nightlife

Des Moines — 3 nights

Des Moines is the capital and the most populous city in the U.S. state of Iowa. Des Moines is known for parks, sightseeing, and museums. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: ponder the world of politics at Capitol Building, take a stroll through East Village, admire the natural beauty at Greater Des Moines Botanical Garden, and make a splash at Adventureland.

For reviews, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Des Moines trip planner.

Take a bus from Omaha to Des Moines in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In July, daytime highs in Des Moines are 35°C, while nighttime lows are 22°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Tue) so you can go by car to Dubuque.
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Parks · Outdoors · Zoos & Aquariums · Theme Parks
Side Trips

Dubuque — 2 nights

Dubuque is the county seat of Dubuque County, Iowa, United States, located along the Mississippi River. On the 13th (Wed), contemplate the long history of Ulysses S. Grant Home, brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Blaum Bros. Distilling Co., and then get the lay of the land with Walking tours. On the 14th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: make a trip to Fenelon Place Elevator Co., then steep yourself in history at Clock Tower, and then meet the residents at National Mississippi River Museum & Aquarium.

To see more things to do, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Dubuque trip itinerary maker app.

Traveling by bus from Des Moines to Dubuque takes 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly; or take a bus. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from Des Moines in July; daily highs in Dubuque reach 31°C and lows reach 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Fri) so you can fly to Bloomington.
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Historic Sites · Breweries & Distilleries · Parks · Zoos & Aquariums
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Bloomington — 2 nights

Bloomington is a city in and the county seat of Monroe County in the southern region of the U.S. state of Indiana. Kick off your visit on the 15th (Fri): gain insight at Indiana University, do a tasting at Oliver Winery, and then experience rural life at Hunters Honey Farm. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: explore the fascinating underground world of Bluespring Caverns and then contemplate the long history of Spring Mill State Park.

For ratings, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Bloomington day trip planning site.

Getting from Dubuque to Bloomington by flight takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Dubuque to Bloomington due to the time zone difference. In July in Bloomington, expect temperatures between 33°C during the day and 20°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Sun) early enough to drive to Indianapolis.
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Nature · Parks · Wineries · Historic Sites
Side Trips

Indianapolis — 3 nights

Indiana's capital and most populous city, Indianapolis is best known for its racecar events and impressive museums, and as the hometown of Kurt Vonnegut.
Get out of town with these interesting Indianapolis side-trips: Urban Vines Winery & Brewery Co. (in Westfield) and Harrah's Hoosier Park Racing & Casino (in Anderson). There's lots more to do: test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms, bet on your favorite at Indianapolis Motor Speedway Museum, examine the collection at Rhythm! Discovery Center, and have fun and explore at Children's Museum of Indianapolis.

For more things to do, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Indianapolis holiday planning tool.

Getting from Bloomington to Indianapolis by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. In July, daytime highs in Indianapolis are 33°C, while nighttime lows are 21°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Wed) so you can go by car to Fort Wayne.
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Museums · Fun & Games · Wineries · Casinos
Side Trips

Fort Wayne — 9 nights

Get out of town with these interesting Fort Wayne side-trips: South Bend (Grotto of Our Lady Lourdes, Basilica of the Sacred Heart, &more), Shipshewana (Dutch Creek Farm Animal Park, Shipshewana Flea Market, &more) and RV/MH Hall of Fame and Museum (in Elkhart).

For maps, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, read our Fort Wayne online tour itinerary planner.

Getting from Indianapolis to Fort Wayne by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. In July, plan for daily highs up to 32°C, and evening lows to 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Fri) early enough to fly to Chicago.
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Parks · Museums · Historic Sites · Zoos & Aquariums
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Chicago — 1 day

On the 30th (Sat), try to win big at Horseshoe Hammond, then test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms, then contemplate the long history of Ernest Hemingway Birthplace, and finally admire the striking features of Chicago Board of Trade Building.

To find traveler tips, maps, photos, and tourist information, use the Chicago online trip itinerary planner.

Getting from Fort Wayne to Chicago by flight takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Fort Wayne to Chicago is minus 1 hour. Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Sat) early enough to catch the flight back home.
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United States travel guide

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Specialty Museums · Nightlife · Beaches
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.
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Nebraska travel guide

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Aquariums · History Museums · Shopping
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.
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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.
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Iowa travel guide

4.1
Casinos · History Museums · Specialty Museums
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."
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Indiana travel guide

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Casinos · Room Escape Games · Specialty Museums
The Hoosier State
With an extensive history of motorsports, Indiana's main claim to fame is the popular automobile race held each year in its capital city. A mostly rural state, Indiana is a land of till plains and lakes, its appearance a result of traces left behind by receding glaciers. The central section of the state, mostly flat with some rolling hills, contains some of the country's most fertile farmland. The state also contains almost 39,000 km (24,000 mi) of waterways, including the Wabash River, the longest free-flowing river east of the Mississippi. For a genuine "Hoosier" experience, tour the state's slow-paced small towns, noted for their hospitality and outstanding local cuisine. You'll remember the warmth and charm long after your vacation is over.
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