51 days in United States Itinerary

51 days in United States Itinerary

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Start: Charlotte
Drive:  2 h
1
Greenville
— 1 night
Drive:  1 h 15 min
2
Asheville
— 1 day
Drive:  2 h 15 min
3
Great Smoky Mountains National Park
— 3 nights
Drive:  5 h
4
Lansing
— 2 nights
Drive:  3 h 45 min
5
Shenandoah National Park
— 3 nights
Drive:  1 h 15 min
6
Luray
— 1 day
Drive:  2 h
7
Washington DC
— 4 nights
Drive:  1 h 15 min
8
Harpers Ferry
— 1 night
Drive:  2 h 30 min
9
Stoystown
— Few hours
Drive:  3 h
10
Clarendon
— 2 nights
Drive:  2 h 15 min
11
Buffalo
— 2 nights
Drive:  3 h 30 min
12
Cleveland
— 2 nights
Drive:  3 h
13
Detroit
— 4 nights
Drive:  4 h 45 min
14
Chicago
— 2 nights
Drive:  3 h 15 min
15
Indianapolis
— 2 nights
Drive:  4 h 15 min
16
Saint Louis
— 2 nights
Drive:  4 h 15 min
17
Kansas City
— 2 nights
Drive:  3 h 15 min
18
Omaha
— 2 nights
Drive:  2 h 15 min
19
Des Moines
— 2 nights
Drive:  4 h 15 min
20
Minneapolis
— 3 nights
Drive:  8 h 45 min
21
Medora
— 2 nights
Drive:  5 h 15 min
22
Badlands National Park
— 3 nights
Drive:  9 h 45 min
23
Yellowstone National Park
— 1 night
Drive:  6 h 30 min
24
Sun Valley
— 1 night
Drive:  6 h 45 min
25
Glacier National Park
— 3 nights
Taxi + Fly:  7 h 15 min
End: San Diego

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Greenville

Greenville ©
The largest city in "upstate" South Carolina, Greenville has grown around the natural wonders of waterfalls located in the downtown area.
Kick off your visit on the 15th (Mon): visit Greenville Zoo, then grab your bike and head to GHS Swamp Rabbit Trail, then walk around Falls Park on the Reedy, and finally sample the fine beverages at Dark Corner Distillery.

To find other places to visit and more tourist information, refer to the Greenville travel planner.

Charlotte to Greenville is an approximately 2- hour bus ride. You can also drive; or do a combination of flight and taxi. In March, plan for daily highs up to 20°C, and evening lows to 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Tue) early enough to drive to Asheville.

Things to do in Greenville

Parks Nature Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Falls Park on the Reedy ©
Falls Park on the Reedy
Dark Corner Distillery ©
Dark Corner Distillery
GHS Swamp Rabbit Trail ©
GHS Swamp Rabbit Trail

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Asheville

Asheville nestles between two major mountain ranges in the scenic western section of North Carolina.
Start off your visit on the 16th (Tue): relax and float downstream with a rafting and tubing tour, get your bearings at The Folk Art Center, and then go on a hair-raising tour with a ghost and vampire tour.

To see reviews, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Asheville trip planning app.

Traveling by car from Greenville to Asheville takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from Greenville in March, expect Asheville to be a bit cooler, temps between 17°C and 2°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Tue) so you can travel to Great Smoky Mountains National Park.

Things to do in Asheville

Tours Outdoors Adventure
Highlights from your plan
Ghost & Vampire Tours
The Folk Art Center ©
The Folk Art Center
River Rafting & Tubing

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Great Smoky Mountains National Park

Great Smoky Mountains National Park ©
Great Smoky Mountains National Park contains some of the highest mountains east of the Mississippi River, but it's the ease of access that makes this national park the United States' most visited.
Start off your visit on the 17th (Wed): admire the sheer force of Laurel Falls, identify plant and animal life at Roaring Fork, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Grotto Falls Parking. On your second day here, take in the dramatic natural features at Chimney Tops Trail, then take a memorable drive along Newfound Gap Road, then pause for some photo ops at Rockefeller Memorial, and finally hike along Roaring Fork Motor Nature Trail.

For reviews, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Great Smoky Mountains National Park road trip app.

Explore your travel options from Asheville to Great Smoky Mountains National Park with the Route module. In March, daily temperatures in Great Smoky Mountains National Park can reach 18°C, while at night they dip to 4°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Fri) so you can travel to Lansing.

Things to do in Great Smoky Mountains National Park

Parks Outdoors Trails

Side Trip

Great Smoky Mountains National Park
Highlights from your plan
Roaring Fork Motor Nature Trail ©
Roaring Fork Motor Nature Trail
Chimney Tops Trail ©
Chimney Tops Trail
Newfound Gap Road ©
Newfound Gap Road

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Lansing

Lansing ©
Lansing is an unincorporated community in Fayette County, West Virginia, United States. New River Gorge National River has been added to your itinerary. And it doesn't end there: take in the views from New River Gorge Bridge, enjoy the sea views from Summersville Lake Lighthouse, stroll through Endless Wall Trail, and grab your bike and head to Hawks Nest Rail Trail.

To find maps, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Lansing trip planner.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Great Smoky Mountains National Park to Lansing. Traveling from Great Smoky Mountains National Park in March, things will get slightly colder in Lansing: highs are around 11°C and lows about 0°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sun) so you can travel to Shenandoah National Park.

Things to do in Lansing

Parks Outdoors Trails

Side Trips

Fayetteville, Ansted, Whipple Company Store and Museum, Summersville Lake Lighthouse, New River Gorge National River
Highlights from your plan
New River Gorge National River ©
New River Gorge National River
New River Gorge Bridge ©
New River Gorge Bridge
Hawks Nest State Park ©
Hawks Nest State Park

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Shenandoah National Park

Shenandoah National Park ©
Shenandoah National Park showcases a particularly scenic section of Virginia's Blue Ridge Mountains.
Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Mon): take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Bearfence Mountain and then admire the sheer force of Dark Hollow Falls. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: do a tasting at Barboursville Vineyards and Historic Ruins and then explore and take pictures at Skyline Drive.

To find other places to visit, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Shenandoah National Park trip tool.

You can drive from Lansing to Shenandoah National Park in 4 hours. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from Lansing in March: highs in Shenandoah National Park hover around 15°C, while lows dip to 1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Wed) so you can drive to Luray.

Things to do in Shenandoah National Park

Nature Parks Outdoors

Side Trip

Barboursville Vineyards and Historic Ruins
Highlights from your plan
Dark Hollow Falls ©
Dark Hollow Falls
Skyline Drive ©
Skyline Drive
Bearfence Mountain ©
Bearfence Mountain

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Luray

Luray ©
Nestled in the heart of the valley formed by the Shenandoah River, Luray draws visitors with a vast underground cavern system adorned with stalactites, stalagmites, and mirrored pools.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Luray Caverns. Kick off your visit on the 24th (Wed): tour the pleasant surroundings at Stony Man Mountain Overlook, then take an in-depth tour of The Car and Carriage Caravan Museum, and then take in breathtaking views at Luray Caverns.

To see reviews, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Luray tour itinerary app.

Traveling by car from Shenandoah National Park to Luray takes 1.5 hours. In March in Luray, expect temperatures between 14°C during the day and 0°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Wed) so you can drive to Washington DC.

Things to do in Luray

Parks Nature Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Luray Caverns ©
Luray Caverns
Stony Man Mountain Overlook ©
Stony Man Mountain Overlook
The Car and Carriage Caravan Museum ©
The Car and Carriage Caravan Museum

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Washington DC

Washington DC ©
The capital of the United States, the District of Columbia contains the lion's share of the country's most treasured monuments, memorials, and public museums.
Washington DC is known for museums, historic sites, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: examine the collection at National Air and Space Museum, learn more about the world around you at Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History, get your bearings at Library of Congress, and explore the world behind art at National Gallery of Art.

Start your trip to Washington DC by creating a personalized itinerary on Inspirock.

Getting from Luray to Washington DC by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: do a combination of taxi and bus; or take a bus. March in Washington DC sees daily highs of 15°C and lows of 3°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Sun) to allow enough time to take a train to Harpers Ferry.

Things to do in Washington DC

Museums Nature Parks
Highlights from your plan
National Air and Space Museum ©
National Air and Space Museum
National Gallery of Art ©
National Gallery of Art
United States Holocaust Memorial Museum ©
United States Holocaust Memorial Museum

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Harpers Ferry

Harpers Ferry ©
With a population of less than 300, Harpers Ferry is as quaint as they come.
On the 28th (Sun), tour the pleasant surroundings at Appalachian National Scenic Trail, then make a trip to The Point, and then explore the wealth of natural beauty at Harpers Ferry National Historical Park.

For traveler tips, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Harpers Ferry trip planner.

Traveling by train from Washington DC to Harpers Ferry takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Traveling from Washington DC in March, expect a bit cooler with lows of 0°C in Harpers Ferry. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Stoystown.

Things to do in Harpers Ferry

Parks Historic Sites Nature
Highlights from your plan
Harpers Ferry National Historical Park ©
Harpers Ferry National Historical Park
Appalachian National Scenic Trail ©
Appalachian National Scenic Trail
The Point ©
The Point

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Stoystown

Stoystown ©
Stoystown is a borough in Somerset County, Pennsylvania, United States. You've now added Flight 93 National Memorial to your itinerary. On the 29th (Mon), pause for some serene contemplation at Flight 93 Memorial Chapel, pause for some photo ops at Flight 93 National Memorial, and then see the interesting displays at The Windber Area Museum.

For maps, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Stoystown online tour itinerary planner.

Drive from Harpers Ferry to Stoystown in 2.5 hours. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from Harpers Ferry in March: high temperatures in Stoystown hover around 5°C and lows are around -4°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Mon) early enough to travel to Clarendon.

Things to do in Stoystown

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trips

Flight 93 Memorial Chapel, The Windber Area Museum
Highlights from your plan
Flight 93 Memorial Chapel ©
Flight 93 Memorial Chapel
Flight 93 National Memorial ©
Flight 93 National Memorial
The Windber Area Museum ©
The Windber Area Museum

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Clarendon

Clarendon ©
Clarendon is a borough in Warren County, Pennsylvania, United States. Allegheny National Forest has been added to your itinerary. On the 30th (Tue), admire the majestic nature at Chapman State Park and then explore the stunning scenery at Allegheny National Forest.

To see where to stay, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Clarendon route website.

Traveling by car from Stoystown to Clarendon takes 3 hours. March in Clarendon sees daily highs of 4°C and lows of -7°C at night. On the 31st (Wed), you'll travel to Buffalo.

Things to do in Clarendon

Nature Parks

Side Trip

Allegheny National Forest
Highlights from your plan
Allegheny National Forest ©
Allegheny National Forest
Chapman State Park ©
Chapman State Park

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Buffalo

The most populous city in the state after New York, Buffalo serves as the gateway to Niagara Falls and Canada for many travelers.
On the 31st (Wed), indulge your thirst for a good beer at Flying Bison Brewing Company.

For maps, ratings, photos, and tourist information, read Buffalo trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Clarendon to Buffalo takes 2.5 hours. March in Buffalo sees daily highs of 4°C and lows of -4°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Fri) to allow enough time to take a bus to Cleveland.

Things to do in Buffalo

Outdoors Historic Sites Tours

Side Trip

Bridal Veil Falls
Highlights from your plan
Boat Tours & Water Sports
Bridal Veil Falls
Bridal Veil Falls
Frank Lloyd Wright's Martin House ©
Frank Lloyd Wright's Martin House

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Cleveland

Cleveland ©
A culturally diverse city situated on the shores of Lake Erie, Cleveland boasts many places to visit, such as world-class museums, popular amusement parks, and sprawling recreational areas.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Amish Country. Start off your visit on the 2nd (Fri): pause for some serene contemplation at The Shrine Church of Saint Stanislaus, learn more about the world around you at Cleveland Museum of Natural History, then hunt for treasures at West Side Market, and finally try to win big at JACK Thistledown Racino. On your second day here, examine the collection at Federal Reserve Bank of Cleveland: Learning Center and Money Museum, then examine the collection at German Culture Museum, then take a stroll through Amish Country, and finally look for gifts at Troyers Country Market.

To see ratings, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Cleveland holiday builder tool.

Traveling by bus from Buffalo to Cleveland takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. April in Cleveland sees daily highs of 16°C and lows of 5°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 4th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Detroit.

Things to do in Cleveland

Historic Sites Casinos Fun & Games

Side Trips

Amish Country, Troyers Country Market, German Culture Museum
Highlights from your plan
Amish Country ©
Amish Country
JACK Cleveland Casino ©
JACK Cleveland Casino
West Side Market ©
West Side Market

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Detroit

Detroit ©
Founded in 1701 by a French explorer and adventurer, Detroit exerted a profound impact on the world for most of the 20th century.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Detroit: Decode Ann Arbor (in Ann Arbor) and BATL - The Backyard Axe Throwing League (in Novi). And it doesn't end there: admire the masterpieces at Detroit Institute of Arts, steep yourself in history at James Scott Memorial Fountain, take in the waterfront at Detroit RiverFront, and get a taste of the local shopping with Eastern Market.

Plan trip to Detroit with our itinerary maker to find out where to go and what to do.

Traveling by car from Cleveland to Detroit takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus; or do a combination of flight and bus. In April, daytime highs in Detroit are 16°C, while nighttime lows are 3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Chicago.

Things to do in Detroit

Museums Fun & Games Historic Sites

Side Trips

Decode Ann Arbor, BATL - The Backyard Axe Throwing League
Highlights from your plan
Decode Ann Arbor ©
Decode Ann Arbor
BATL - The Backyard Axe Throwing League ©
BATL - The Backyard Axe Throwing League
Detroit Institute of Arts ©
Detroit Institute of Arts

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Chicago

Chicago ©
A huge and vibrant city, Chicago is home to top-notch theaters, shops, museums, galleries, and restaurants.
Chicago is known for museums, parks, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: admire the masterpieces at The Art Institute of Chicago, take in panoramic vistas at Skydeck Chicago - Willis Tower, admire the striking features of Reliance Building, and walk around Milton Lee Olive Park.

To find other places to visit, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Chicago trip itinerary builder website.

Getting from Detroit to Chicago by combination of bus and flight takes about 4 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Detroit to Chicago. In April in Chicago, expect temperatures between 17°C during the day and 5°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Sat) so you can go by car to Indianapolis.

Things to do in Chicago

Parks Zoos & Aquariums Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
The Escape Game Chicago ©
The Escape Game Chicago
The Art Institute of Chicago ©
The Art Institute of Chicago
Shedd Aquarium ©
Shedd Aquarium

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Indianapolis

Indianapolis ©
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.
Start off your visit on the 11th (Sun): take in nature's colorful creations at Indianapolis Museum of Art, then have fun and explore at Children's Museum of Indianapolis, then admire the landmark architecture of Scottish Rite Cathedral, and finally stop by Rocket Fizz. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: browse the exhibits of Indianapolis Motor Speedway Museum and then try your luck at Indiana Grand Racing & Casino.

For traveler tips, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Indianapolis driving holiday planner.

You can drive from Chicago to Indianapolis in 3.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and bus; or take a bus. The time zone changes from Central Standard Time to Eastern Standard Time, which is usually a 1 hour difference. In April, plan for daily highs up to 20°C, and evening lows to 7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Saint Louis.

Things to do in Indianapolis

Museums Parks Historic Sites

Side Trip

Indiana Grand Racing & Casino
Highlights from your plan
Children's Museum of Indianapolis ©
Children's Museum of Indianapolis
Indiana Grand Racing & Casino ©
Indiana Grand Racing & Casino
Indianapolis Motor Speedway Museum ©
Indianapolis Motor Speedway Museum

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Saint Louis

Saint Louis ©
Test the local claim that Saint Louis is second only to Washington, D.C.
Start off your visit on the 13th (Tue): examine the collection at Cardinals Hall of Fame and Museum, admire the natural beauty at Missouri Botanical Garden, then admire the masterpieces at Saint Louis Art Museum, and finally walk around Forest Park. On your second day here, engage your brain at Saint Louis Science Center.

To find where to stay, maps, and tourist information, read Saint Louis tour builder.

You can drive from Indianapolis to Saint Louis in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or take a bus. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time to Central Standard Time is minus 1 hour. Expect a daytime high around 22°C in April, and nighttime lows around 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 14th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Kansas City.

Things to do in Saint Louis

Museums Parks Childrens Museums
Highlights from your plan
Saint Louis Science Center ©
Saint Louis Science Center
Forest Park ©
Forest Park
Missouri Botanical Garden ©
Missouri Botanical Garden

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Kansas City

Kansas City ©
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 15th (Thu): have fun and explore at Kaleidoscope, observe the fascinating underwater world at SEA LIFE Kansas City, then learn about all things military at National WWI Museum and Memorial, and finally explore the world behind art at The Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art. On your second day here, learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Kansas City Zoo.

To find more things to do, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Kansas City online tour itinerary planner.

Do a combination of flight and bus from Saint Louis to Kansas City in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In April in Kansas City, expect temperatures between 22°C during the day and 9°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 16th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Omaha.

Things to do in Kansas City

Parks Zoos & Aquariums Museums
Highlights from your plan
Kansas City Zoo ©
Kansas City Zoo
National WWI Museum and Memorial ©
National WWI Museum and Memorial
The Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art ©
The Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 17th (Sat): get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Henry Doorly Zoo, admire the natural beauty at Lauritzen Gardens Omaha's Botanical Center, then take an in-depth tour of The Durham Museum, and finally look for gifts at Old Market Candy Shop. Keep things going the next day: visit Old Market and then explore the world behind art at Joslyn Art Museum.

To see reviews, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Omaha attractions planner.

You can drive from Kansas City to Omaha in 3.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or do a combination of flight and bus. Traveling from Kansas City in April, plan for slightly colder nights in Omaha, with lows around 5°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sun) so you can catch the bus to Des Moines.

Things to do in Omaha

Parks Museums Shopping
Highlights from your plan
Henry Doorly Zoo ©
Henry Doorly Zoo
Joslyn Art Museum ©
Joslyn Art Museum
The Durham Museum ©
The Durham Museum

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Des Moines

Des Moines ©
Des Moines is the capital and the most populous city in the U.S. On the next day, learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Blank Park Zoo, get curious at Science Center of Iowa & Blank IMAX Dome Theater, and then walk around Pappajohn Sculpture Park.

To find where to stay, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Des Moines trip maker site.

Traveling by bus from Omaha to Des Moines takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In April, plan for daily highs up to 19°C, and evening lows to 5°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Tue) so you can travel to Minneapolis.

Things to do in Des Moines

Parks Zoos & Aquariums Childrens Museums
Highlights from your plan
Pappajohn Sculpture Park ©
Pappajohn Sculpture Park
Capitol Building ©
Capitol Building
Greater Des Moines Botanical Garden ©
Greater Des Moines Botanical Garden

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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.
Start off your visit on the 21st (Wed): find something for the whole family at Nickelodeon Universe, then have some family-friendly fun at The Escape Game, then get your game on at FlyOver America, and finally learn the secrets of beer at a beer tour and tasting. Keep things going the next day: stroll through Minneapolis Sculpture Garden, then explore the world behind art at Minneapolis Institute of Art, then see the interesting displays at Como-Harriet Streetcar Line, and finally admire the sheer force of Minnehaha Park.

To see photos, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Minneapolis day trip planning tool.

Traveling by flight from Des Moines to Minneapolis takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or drive. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from Des Moines in April; daily highs in Minneapolis reach 14°C and lows reach 2°C. You will have some time to spend on the 23rd (Fri) before leaving for Medora.

Things to do in Minneapolis

Parks Tours Museums

Side Trip

Bloomington
Highlights from your plan
The Escape Game ©
The Escape Game
Minneapolis Institute of Art ©
Minneapolis Institute of Art
Nickelodeon Universe ©
Nickelodeon Universe

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Medora

Medora ©
Medora is a city in Billings County, North Dakota, United States. You've now added Theodore Roosevelt National Park to your itinerary. On the 24th (Sat), get to know the fascinating history of Painted Canyon Overlook and then explore the wealth of natural beauty at Theodore Roosevelt National Park.

To see where to stay, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Medora holiday planner.

Getting from Minneapolis to Medora by combination of flight and car takes about 5 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and taxi; or drive. The time zone changes from Central Standard Time (CST) to Mountain Standard Time (MST), which is usually a -1 hour difference. Traveling from Minneapolis in April, expect little chillier with lows of -3°C in Medora. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Badlands National Park.

Things to do in Medora

Nature Parks Historic Sites

Side Trip

Painted Canyon Overlook
Highlights from your plan
Theodore Roosevelt National Park ©
Theodore Roosevelt National Park
Painted Canyon Overlook ©
Painted Canyon Overlook

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Badlands National Park

Badlands National Park ©
Although Badlands National Park's name might not be the most inviting, its landscape of pinnacles, eroded buttes, spires, and an expansive, pristine mixed-grass prairie remain enticing.
Mount Rushmore National Memorial has been added to your itinerary. Change things up with a short trip to Badlands National Park in Interior (about 36 minutes away). There's much more to do: explore and take pictures at Loop Road, take in the dramatic natural features at Big Badlands Overlook, explore the wealth of natural beauty at Burns Basin Overlook, and get great views at Yellow Mounds Overlook.

To find more things to do, ratings, photos, and tourist information, read our Badlands National Park trip itinerary builder website.

Traveling by car from Medora to Badlands National Park takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and flight; or do a combination of taxi and bus. Traveling from Medora in April, you will find days in Badlands National Park are somewhat warmer (17°C), and nights are about the same (-1°C). Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Wed) so you can travel to Yellowstone National Park.

Things to do in Badlands National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Badlands National Park, Mount Rushmore National Memorial
Highlights from your plan
Loop Road ©
Loop Road
Mount Rushmore National Memorial ©
Mount Rushmore National Memorial
Yellow Mounds Overlook ©
Yellow Mounds Overlook

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Yellowstone National Park

Yellowstone National Park ©
An exceptionally diverse landscape and varied wildlife have made Yellowstone National Park one of America's most popular parks.
On the 29th (Thu), admire the sheer force of Undine Falls, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Old Gardiner Road, then take in the natural beauty of Mammoth Hot Springs, and finally take in the dramatic natural features at Golden Gate Canyon. On the next day, witness a stunning natural landmark at Castle Geyser, witness a stunning natural landmark at Daisy Geyser, then witness a stunning natural landmark at Solitary Geyser, then witness a stunning natural landmark at Blue Star Spring, and finally take in the natural beauty of Aurum Geyser.

For where to stay, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Yellowstone National Park travel website.

You can do a combination of taxi, flight, and car from Badlands National Park to Yellowstone National Park in 7 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of bus, shuttle, and car. Traveling from Badlands National Park in April, expect Yellowstone National Park to be slightly colder, temps between 6°C and -9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Sun Valley.

Things to do in Yellowstone National Park

Nature Parks Wildlife
Highlights from your plan
Mammoth Hot Springs ©
Mammoth Hot Springs
Aurum Geyser ©
Aurum Geyser
Solitary Geyser ©
Solitary Geyser

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Sun Valley

Sun Valley ©
Sun Valley is a resort city in Blaine County in central Idaho, in the western United States. Kick off your visit on the 1st (Sat): take in the awesome beauty at Dollar Mountain and then take in the awesome beauty at Bald Mountain.

For maps, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, use the Sun Valley trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Yellowstone National Park to Sun Valley takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Yellowstone National Park in April: high temperatures in Sun Valley hover around 15°C and lows are around 0°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 1st (Sat) so you can travel to Glacier National Park.

Things to do in Sun Valley

Nature Parks Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Bald Mountain ©
Bald Mountain

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Glacier National Park

Glacier National Park ©
The glaciers from which Glacier National Park takes its name mostly dissipated eons ago, but they left behind a scoured landscape of high and steep mountain peaks, sparkling lakes, lush alpine meadows, and thick forests.
On the 2nd (Sun), get great views at Jackson Glacier Overlook, admire the sheer force of Silver Staircase Falls, then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mt. Clements, and finally explore the activities along Avalanche Lake. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 3rd (Mon): take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Swiftcurrent Mountain, then head outdoors with Swiftcurrent Pass Hike, and then contemplate the waterfront views at Bullhead Lake.

To find maps, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Glacier National Park holiday maker.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Sun Valley to Glacier National Park. Expect a daytime high around 22°C in May, and nighttime lows around 3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 4th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Glacier National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Avalanche Lake ©
Avalanche Lake
Swiftcurrent Mountain ©
Swiftcurrent Mountain
Mt. Clements ©
Mt. Clements

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