31 days in United States Itinerary

31 days in United States Itinerary

Created using Inspirock United States holiday planner
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Shuttle to Phoenix, Fly to Kansas City
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Kansas City
— 6 nights
Fly
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Saint Louis
— 1 night
Drive
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Springfield
— 3 nights
Fly
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Chicago
— 2 nights
Drive
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Wisconsin Dells
— 2 nights
Drive
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Little Falls
— 3 nights
Drive
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Abercrombie
— 1 night
Drive
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Mandan
— 1 night
Drive
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Richardton
— 2 nights
Drive
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Theodore Roosevelt National Park
— 2 nights
Drive
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Deadwood
— 2 nights
Drive
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Custer
— 2 nights
Drive
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De Smet
— 3 nights
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Kansas City — 6 nights

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.
Your inner history buff will appreciate Bingham Waggoner Mansion & Estate and Union Station. Do some cultural sightseeing at National WWI Museum and Memorial and Arabia Steamboat Museum. Get out of town with these interesting Kansas City side-trips: Burr Oak Woods Conservation Area (in Blue Springs), Watkins Mill State Park (in Lawson) and Blue Spring (in Ellington). Next up on the itinerary: see the interesting displays at Harry S. Truman Presidential Library and Museum, learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Kansas City Zoo, take a stroll through Country Club Plaza, and admire the masterpieces at The Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art.

To find photos, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Kansas City holiday planner.

Tucson to Kansas City is an approximately 6-hour combination of shuttle and flight. You can also fly; or do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. The time zone difference moving from Mountain Standard Time to Central Standard Time is 1 hour. Traveling from Tucson in June, expect nights in Kansas City to be about the same, around 69°F, while days are little chillier, around 87°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sat) so you can catch the flight to Saint Louis.
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Saint Louis — 1 night

Test the local claim that Saint Louis is second only to Washington, D.C. in the number of free activities available by spending your holiday exploring the city's central neighborhoods, famous for their restored century-old red-brick buildings.
Start off your visit on the 18th (Sat): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Cathedral Basilica of Saint Louis, then browse the exhibits of Campbell House Museum, and then examine the collection at City Museum.

For more things to do, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Saint Louis attractions planning site.

Getting from Kansas City to Saint Louis by flight takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. In June in Saint Louis, expect temperatures between 87°F during the day and 67°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Sun) so you can go by car to Springfield.
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Springfield — 3 nights

Springfield is the capital of Illinois, but its real significance is as the hometown of Abraham Lincoln.
Get some historical perspective at Lincoln Home National Historic Site and Old State Capitol. Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum and Illinois State Museum will appeal to museum buffs. Step out of Springfield to go to Petersburg and see Lincolns New Salem State Park, which is approximately 34 minutes away. It doesn't end there: contemplate the long history of Dana-Thomas House and tour the pleasant surroundings at Lincoln Memorial Garden.

To find more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, read Springfield trip builder app.

Traveling by car from Saint Louis to Springfield takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In June, daily temperatures in Springfield can reach 85°F, while at night they dip to 65°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Wed) so you can catch the flight to Chicago.
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Chicago — 2 nights

A huge and vibrant city, Chicago is home to top-notch theaters, shops, museums, galleries, and restaurants.
Start off your visit on the 22nd (Wed): admire the landmark architecture of Frank Lloyd Wright Home and Studio, get a new perspective on nature at Field Museum, then walk around Millennium Park, and finally admire the striking features of Marquette Building. Keep things going the next day: take in the spiritual surroundings of Frank Lloyd Wright's Unity Temple, then take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports, then explore the world behind art at The Art Institute of Chicago, and finally enjoy breathtaking views from Skydeck Chicago - Willis Tower.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Chicago route website.

You can fly from Springfield to Chicago in 2.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 81°F in June, and nighttime lows around 63°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Fri) so you can drive to Wisconsin Dells.
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Wisconsin Dells — 2 nights

Named after a nearby scenic gorge famous for its steep sandstone formations, Wisconsin Dells features more than 20 water parks, making it one of the most popular vacation areas in this region.
Visiting Zipline and Original Wisconsin Ducks will get you outdoors. Get some cultural insight at Taliesin Preservation: Frank Lloyd Wright Visitor Center and Al. Ringling Mansion. Step out of Wisconsin Dells to go to Spring Green and see The House on the Rock, which is approximately 1 hour away. The adventure continues: take an in-depth tour of H.H. Bennett Studio & Museum and examine the collection at Ripley's Believe It or Not Wisconsin Dells.

For traveler tips, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Wisconsin Dells vacation planner.

Traveling by car from Chicago to Wisconsin Dells takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of flight and train. Expect slightly colder evenings in Wisconsin Dells when traveling from Chicago in June, with lows around 57°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Sun) early enough to travel to Little Falls.
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Little Falls — 3 nights

Little Falls is a city in Morrison County, Minnesota, United States, near the geographic center of the state. Step out of the city life by going to Paul Bunyan State Trail and Charles A. Lindbergh State Park. Get some cultural insight at Charles Lindbergh House and Museum and Minnesota Fishing Museum. Step out of Little Falls with an excursion to Deacon's Lodge Golf Course in Breezy Point--about 1 hour away.

To find traveler tips, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Little Falls trip itinerary maker tool.

Getting from Wisconsin Dells to Little Falls by car takes about 5 hours. Other options: do a combination of car and flight. Expect a daytime high around 75°F in June, and nighttime lows around 53°F. On the 29th (Wed), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Abercrombie.
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Abercrombie — 1 night

Abercrombie is a city in Richland County, North Dakota, United States. Start off your visit on the 30th (Thu): contemplate the long history of Fort Abercrombie State Historic Site.

For ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Abercrombie travel tool.

You can drive from Little Falls to Abercrombie in 2.5 hours. In June, daytime highs in Abercrombie are 76°F, while nighttime lows are 55°F. On the 30th (Thu), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Mandan.
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Mandan — 1 night

Mandan is a city on the eastern border of Morton County and is the eighth-largest city in North Dakota. Kick off your visit on the 1st (Fri): steep yourself in history at Custer House, let little ones run wild at Fort Abraham Lincoln State Park, and then contemplate the long history of On-A-Slant Village.

To find reviews, maps, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Mandan road trip planning app.

You can drive from Abercrombie to Mandan in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight. In June in Mandan, expect temperatures between 75°F during the day and 53°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 1st (Fri) so you can travel to Richardton.
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Richardton — 2 nights

Richardton is a city in Stark County, North Dakota, United States. Start off your visit on the 2nd (Sat): cruise along Enchanted Highway. Here are some ideas for day two: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Assumption Abbey.

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You can drive from Mandan to Richardton in 1.5 hours. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Mandan to Richardton. Expect a daytime high around 83°F in July, and nighttime lows around 54°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 3rd (Sun) to allow time for travel to Theodore Roosevelt National Park.
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Theodore Roosevelt National Park — 2 nights

Theodore Roosevelt National Park displays Great Plains wildlife such as bison, wild horses, elk, big horn sheep, and prairie dogs in a mixed landscape of expansive prairie and craggy badlands.
Start off your visit on the 4th (Mon): explore the wealth of natural beauty at South Unit. Here are some ideas for day two: admire all the interesting features of Petrified Forest Loop and then get to know the fascinating history of Painted Canyon Overlook.

For where to stay, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Theodore Roosevelt National Park trip builder site.

You can drive from Richardton to Theodore Roosevelt National Park in 1.5 hours. July in Theodore Roosevelt National Park sees daily highs of 85°F and lows of 55°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Tue) so you can travel to Deadwood.
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Deadwood — 2 nights

Deadwood is a city in South Dakota, United States, and the county seat of Lawrence County. Start off your visit on the 6th (Wed): take an in-depth tour of Sanford Lab Homestake Visitor Center, get engrossed in the history at D.C. Booth Historic National Fish Hatchery, and then explore and take pictures at Spearfish Canyon Scenic Byway. On the 7th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take an in-depth tour of Adams House, then get engrossed in the history at Adams Museum, and then pause for some photo ops at Mt Roosevelt Monument.

To see maps, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Deadwood trip planner.

Traveling by car from Theodore Roosevelt National Park to Deadwood takes 4 hours. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Theodore Roosevelt National Park to Deadwood due to the time zone difference. In July, daytime highs in Deadwood are 83°F, while nighttime lows are 58°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Thu) so you can drive to Custer.
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Custer — 2 nights

Generally considered to be the oldest town established by European Americans in the Black Hills, Custer began as a mining town.
Start off your visit on the 8th (Fri): immerse yourself in nature at Custer State Park, then take a memorable drive along Iron Mountain Road, and then explore the striking landscape of Mount Rushmore National Memorial. On your second day here, explore the striking landscape at Needles Eye Tunnel and then explore the activities along Sylvan Lake.

To see traveler tips, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, read our Custer travel route planner.

Traveling by car from Deadwood to Custer takes 1.5 hours. The time zone difference moving from Central Standard Time to Mountain Standard Time is minus 1 hour. Traveling from Deadwood in July, Custer is a bit cooler at night with lows of 53°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Sat) so you can travel to De Smet.
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De Smet — 3 nights

De Smet is a city in and the county seat of Kingsbury County, South Dakota, United States. On the 10th (Sun), admire the majestic nature at Lake Herman State Park and then steep yourself in history at Ingalls Homestead - Laura's Living Prairie. Keep things going the next day: get engrossed in the history at De Smet Depot Museum and then contemplate the long history of Laura Ingalls Wilder Historic Homes.

For maps, photos, and tourist information, go to the De Smet journey builder.

Traveling by car from Custer to De Smet takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Custer to De Smet. Expect somewhat warmer evenings in De Smet when traveling from Custer in July, with lows around 61°F. On the 12th (Tue), you'll travel back home.
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United States travel guide

4.5
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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Illinois travel guide

4.3
Observation Decks · Parks · Art Museums
The Prairie State
The most populous state in the country's Midwest region, Illinois features a diverse landscape that includes both the enormous urban sprawl of Chicago and flat central plains, devoted almost entirely to farmland. With a great selection of things to do, Chicago is the state's centerpiece, featuring world-famous architecture and renowned museums. Farther away from this giant urban center, you can explore historical landmarks dedicated to local heroes Abraham Lincoln and Ernest Hemingway. The state also includes a prehistoric Native American site, one of only 20 World Heritage Sites in the United States, a unique feature well-worth adding to your itinerary.
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Wisconsin travel guide

4.3
Specialty Museums · Water Parks · Zoos
The Badger State
Wisconsin is known as "America's Dairyland" because of its status as the nation's most famous producer of milk and cheese. A growing favorite with foreign tourists, the state is a perfect holiday destination for nature lovers, offering year-round outdoor activities like fishing, boating, kayaking, and hiking. Dotted with thousands of inland lakes and waterways alongside apple and cherry orchards, Wisconsin also offers numerous urban tourist attractions, its cities hosting renowned beer and art festivals each year.
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Minnesota travel guide

4.5
History Museums · Room Escape Games · 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.
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North Dakota travel guide

4.5
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.
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South Dakota travel guide

4.3
National Parks · Scenic Drive · Monuments
The State of Great Faces and Great Places
Famous for the cliffside monuments of Mount Rushmore and the Crazy Horse memorial, South Dakota is a land of Old West history, American Indian culture, and impressive natural wonders. Get to know the state's diverse and breathtaking landscape with a trip through Custer National Park, with a herd of 1,300 free-roaming bison, or by traversing the dramatic peaks of Badlands National Park near the Black Hills. Allow time in your itinerary to visit the state's largest city, Sioux Falls, for shopping, dining, and entertainment options, as well as a number of museums and historical attractions.
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