38 days in United States Itinerary

38 days in United States Itinerary

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38 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Lincoln
Drive:  1​h 15​min
1
Columbus
— 1 day
Drive:  1​h 15​min
2
Lincoln
— 10 nights
Fly:  7​h 30​min
3
Fort Lauderdale
— 5 nights
Fly:  8​h 15​min
4
Omaha
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h 45​min
5
Minneapolis
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
6
Duluth
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
7
Grand Marais
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h
8
Ely
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
9
Lake Itasca
— 3 nights
Drive:  7​h
10
Regent
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
11
Theodore Roosevelt National Park
— 3 nights
Drive:  11​h
12
Fort Riley
— 2 nights
Drive + Fly:  11​h
End: Fort Lauderdale


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1
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Columbus

Columbus ©
Columbus is a city in and the county seat of Platte County, in the state of Nebraska in the Midwestern United States. Pawnee Plunge Water Park has been added to your itinerary. On the 1st (Mon), make a trip to Andrew Jackson Higgins National Memorial and then cool off at Pawnee Plunge Water Park.

To see maps, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Columbus trip itinerary planner .

Lincoln to Columbus is an approximately 1.5-hour car ride. Expect a daytime high around 85°F in July, and nighttime lows around 63°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 1st (Mon) early enough to travel to Lincoln.

Things to do in Columbus

Theme Parks
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Pawnee Plunge Water Park ©
Pawnee Plunge Water Park

10
nights
Lincoln

Lincoln ©
Lincoln is the capital of the U.S. You've now added Nebraska State Holocaust Memorial to your itinerary. Change things up with these side-trips from Lincoln: Omaha (Henry Doorly Zoo, Room Escape Games, & more), Horseshoe Council Bluffs (in Council Bluffs) and Prairie Queen Recreation Area (in Papillion). There's lots more to do: see the interesting displays at Museum of American Speed, explore the engaging exhibits at Lincoln Children's Museum, admire the natural beauty at Sunken Gardens, and admire the majestic nature at Eugene T. Mahoney State Park.

To find photos, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, use the Lincoln tour itinerary website .

Drive from Columbus to Lincoln in 1.5 hours. In July, plan for daily highs up to 88°F, and evening lows to 66°F. You'll set off for Fort Lauderdale on the 11th (Thu).

Things to do in Lincoln

Parks Museums Fun & Games

Side Trips

Omaha, Ashland, Horseshoe Council Bluffs, Prairie Queen Recreation Area
Highlights from your plan
Henry Doorly Zoo ©
Henry Doorly Zoo
Prairie Queen Recreation Area ©
Prairie Queen Recreation Area
Omaha Children's Museum ©
Omaha Children's Museum

5
nights
Fort Lauderdale

Fort Lauderdale ©
Known as the "Venice of America" because of its extensive network of navigable waterways, Fort Lauderdale welcomes over 10 million annual visitors, most of them attracted by the city's popular beaches and marinas.
Get out of town with these interesting Fort Lauderdale side-trips: Miami (Vizcaya Museum and Gardens, Dolphin Mall, & more), Shark Valley (in Everglades National Park) and Miami Beach (Lincoln Road, South Beach, & more). And it doesn't end there: enjoy the sand and surf at Fort Lauderdale Beach, head outdoors with Aquatic Adventures, have some family-friendly fun at iFLY Indoor Skydiving - Fort Lauderdale, and shop like a local with Aventura Mall.

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Fly from Lincoln to Fort Lauderdale in 8.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Lincoln to Fort Lauderdale due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Lincoln in July, Fort Lauderdale is somewhat warmer at night with lows of 78°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Tue) so you can travel to Omaha.

Things to do in Fort Lauderdale

Outdoors Parks Shopping

Side Trips

Miami, Miami Beach, Davie, Shark Valley Visitor Center, Aventura Mall
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South Beach ©
South Beach
Shark Valley Visitor Center ©
Shark Valley Visitor Center
Fort Lauderdale Beach ©
Fort Lauderdale Beach

2
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Omaha

Omaha ©
A major transportation hub, Omaha was once considered little more than a stopping point on a pioneer's journey west.
Memorial Park has been added to your itinerary. On the 17th (Wed), meet the residents at Henry Doorly Zoo, test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms, then explore and take pictures at Memorial Park, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Cecilia's Cathedral. Here are some ideas for day two: have fun and explore at Omaha Children's Museum, then take in nature's colorful creations at Lauritzen Gardens Omaha's Botanical Center, then get engrossed in the history at The Durham Museum, and finally take a stroll through Old Market.

To find photos, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, use the Omaha road trip planning app .

You can fly from Fort Lauderdale to Omaha in 8.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Fort Lauderdale to Omaha. Traveling from Fort Lauderdale in July, plan for a bit cooler nights in Omaha, with lows around 67°F. On the 19th (Fri), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Omaha

Parks Museums Nightlife
Highlights from your plan
Henry Doorly Zoo ©
Henry Doorly Zoo
Omaha Children's Museum ©
Omaha Children's Museum
Room Escape Games

2
nights
Minneapolis

Minneapolis ©
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.
On the 19th (Fri), admire the landmark architecture of Minneapolis City Hall. Here are some ideas for day two: explore the landscape on two wheels at Mill Ruins Park, then enjoy some diversion at Target Field, then get your game on at FlyOver America, and finally get in on the family fun at Nickelodeon Universe.

To see reviews, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Minneapolis route maker site .

Traveling by flight from Omaha to Minneapolis takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of shuttle and flight; or drive. In July in Minneapolis, expect temperatures between 83°F during the day and 65°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Sun) to allow time to drive to Duluth.

Things to do in Minneapolis

Fun & Games Parks Theme Parks

Side Trips

Bloomington, Saint Paul
Highlights from your plan
Target Field ©
Target Field
Nickelodeon Universe ©
Nickelodeon Universe
Minnehaha Park ©
Minnehaha Park

2
nights
Duluth

Duluth ©
Situated on the westernmost point of the Lake Superior, Duluth represents a booming port city.
Start off your visit on the 22nd (Mon): cruise along Minnesota's North Shore Scenic Drive, immerse yourself in nature at Gooseberry Falls State Park, and then take in the views from Aerial Lift Bridge. On the 23rd (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: appreciate the extensive heritage of Lakewalk, then don't miss a visit to Canal Park, then test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms, and finally don't miss a visit to Enger Park and Tower.

For photos, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Duluth journey planning website .

Traveling by car from Minneapolis to Duluth takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. Traveling from Minneapolis in July, things will get slightly colder in Duluth: highs are around 75°F and lows about 59°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Tue) so you can travel to Grand Marais.

Things to do in Duluth

Parks Outdoors Scenic Drive

Side Trip

Gooseberry Falls State Park
Highlights from your plan
Gooseberry Falls State Park ©
Gooseberry Falls State Park
Minnesota's North Shore Scenic Drive ©
Aerial Lift Bridge ©
Aerial Lift Bridge

2
nights
Grand Marais

Grand Marais ©
Grand Marais is a city in Cook County, Minnesota, United States. On the 24th (Wed), enjoy the sea views from Grand Marais Lighthouse, get a taste of the local shopping with Sivertson Gallery, then hike along Cascade River State Park, and finally admire the majestic nature at Judge C.R. Magney State Park. Here are some ideas for day two: admire the majestic nature at Temperance River State Park and then take a peaceful walk through Grand Portage State Forest.

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Getting from Duluth to Grand Marais by car takes about 2.5 hours. In July, Grand Marais is slightly colder than Duluth - with highs of 68°F and lows of 51°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Thu) so you can drive to Ely.

Things to do in Grand Marais

Parks Nature Trails

Side Trips

Temperance River State Park, Cascade River State Park
Highlights from your plan
Cascade River State Park ©
Cascade River State Park
Temperance River State Park ©
Temperance River State Park
Grand Portage State Forest ©
Grand Portage State Forest

2
nights
Ely

Ely ©
Ely is a city in Saint Louis County, Minnesota, United States. Kick off your visit on the 26th (Fri): see the interesting displays at International Wolf Center, then see the interesting displays at North American Bear Center, then immerse yourself in nature at Soudan Underground Mine, and finally don't miss a visit to The Tower-Soudan Historical Society Historical Center. On the 27th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: contemplate the long history of Dorothy Molter Museum, hike along Kawishiwi Falls Trail, and then admire the majestic nature at Bear Head Lake State Park.

To find reviews, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Ely trip itinerary planner .

Traveling by car from Grand Marais to Ely takes 3 hours. Traveling from Grand Marais in July, you will find days in Ely are a bit warmer (75°F), and nights are about the same (53°F). Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Sat) so you can travel to Lake Itasca.

Things to do in Ely

Parks Wildlife Museums

Side Trips

The Tower-Soudan Historical Society Historical Center, Soudan Underground Mine
Highlights from your plan
North American Bear Center ©
North American Bear Center
Kawishiwi Falls Trail ©
Kawishiwi Falls Trail
Bear Head Lake State Park ©
Bear Head Lake State Park

3
nights
Lake Itasca

Lake Itasca ©
On the 28th (Sun), immerse yourself in nature at Itasca State Park and then get to know the fascinating history of Peace Pipe Vista. Here are some ideas for day two: stroll through Rabideau CCC camp, then take a memorable drive along Wilderness Drive, and then don't miss a visit to Mississippi Headwaters.

To find other places to visit, photos, reviews, and tourist information, read Lake Itasca itinerary maker website .

Traveling by car from Ely to Lake Itasca takes 4 hours. In July, daytime highs in Lake Itasca are 80°F, while nighttime lows are 58°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 30th (Tue) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Lake Itasca

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trip

Rabideau CCC camp
Highlights from your plan
Itasca State Park ©
Itasca State Park
Lake Itasca ©
Lake Itasca

2
nights
Regent

Regent ©
Regent is a city in Hettinger County, North Dakota, United States. Enchanted Highway has been added to your itinerary. On the 31st (Wed), admire the verdant scenery at Peaceful Valley and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Assumption Abbey.

For ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Regent trip planning site .

Traveling by car from Lake Itasca to Regent takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. The time zone changes from Central Standard Time (CST) to Mountain Standard Time (MST), which is usually a -1 hour difference. Expect a daytime high around 84°F in July, and nighttime lows around 55°F. On the 1st (Thu), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Regent

Scenic Drive Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Peaceful Valley, Assumption Abbey
Highlights from your plan
Enchanted Highway ©
Enchanted Highway
Assumption Abbey ©
Assumption Abbey

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Theodore Roosevelt National Park

Theodore Roosevelt National Park ©
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.
On the 1st (Thu), trek along Caprock-Coulee Trail. Here are some ideas for day two: explore the wealth of natural beauty at North Unit.

To see where to stay, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Theodore Roosevelt National Park trip itinerary site .

Traveling by car from Regent to Theodore Roosevelt National Park takes 1.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 80°F in August, and nighttime lows around 50°F. On the 4th (Sun), you'll travel back home.

Things to do in Theodore Roosevelt National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
South Unit ©
South Unit
Caprock-Coulee Trail ©
Caprock-Coulee Trail
North Unit ©
North Unit

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Fort Riley

Fort Riley ©
Fort Riley has been added to your itinerary. On the 5th (Mon), examine the collection at US Cavalry Museum, examine the collection at Kansas Auto Racing Museum, then admire the majestic nature at Milford State Park, and finally explore and take pictures at Fort Riley.

To see traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Fort Riley trip itinerary maker website .

Drive from Theodore Roosevelt National Park to Fort Riley in 14 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. The time zone changes from Mountain Standard Time (MST) to Central Standard Time (CST), which is usually a 1 hour difference. Traveling from Theodore Roosevelt National Park in August, things will get somewhat warmer in Fort Riley: highs are around 87°F and lows about 66°F. On the 6th (Tue), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Fort Riley

Parks Nature Museums

Side Trips

Milford State Park, Alma Creamery, Kansas Auto Racing Museum
Highlights from your plan
Milford State Park ©
Milford State Park
US Cavalry Museum ©
US Cavalry Museum
Alma Creamery ©
Alma Creamery

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