39 days in United States Itinerary

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Oklahoma City
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Jet
— 2 nights
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Tulsa
— 2 nights
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Broken Bow
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Branson
— 2 nights
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Wichita
— 2 nights
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Dodge City
— 1 night
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Wamego
— 1 day
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Kansas City
— 3 nights
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Camdenton
— 2 nights
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Saint Louis
— 3 nights
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Cedar Rapids
— 2 nights
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Marquette
— 2 nights
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Des Moines
— 2 nights
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Grand Island
— 2 nights
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North Platte
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Scottsbluff
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Norfolk
— 2 nights
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Lincoln
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Omaha
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Oklahoma City — 2 nights

The Big Friendly

Kick off your visit on the 12th (Mon): take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Joseph Old Cathedral, then learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Oklahoma City Zoo and Botanical Garden, then learn more about the world around you at SKELETONS: Museum of Osteology, and finally browse the exhibits of Oklahoma City National Memorial & Museum. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 13th (Tue): contemplate the waterfront views at Hefner Lake & Park, explore the world behind art at National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum, then contemplate the long history of The Old Round Barn, and finally examine the collection at Oklahoma County Auto Trim and Mini Museum.

For where to stay, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Oklahoma City trip builder.

Newark to Oklahoma City is an approximately 5.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Newark to Oklahoma City. When traveling from Newark in September, plan for somewhat warmer days in Oklahoma City, with highs around 87°F, while nights are about the same with lows around 64°F. You'll set off for Jet on the 14th (Wed).
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Jet — 2 nights

Your day by day itinerary now includes Salt Plains State Park. Kick off your visit on the 14th (Wed): explore the activities along Salt Plains State Park and then identify plant and animal life at Salt Plains National Wildlife Refuge. On your second day here, see the interesting displays at Sod House Museum and then examine the collection at Twister The Movie Museum.

To find more things to do, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Jet tour itinerary builder app.

Getting from Oklahoma City to Jet by car takes about 2.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 86°F in September, and nighttime lows around 63°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Fri) so you can go by car to Tulsa.
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Tulsa — 2 nights

Capital of Route 66

You've now added Tallgrass Prairie Preserve to your itinerary. Start off your visit on the 16th (Fri): learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Tulsa Zoo, then steep yourself in history at Will Rogers Dog Iron Ranch and Birthplace Home, and then identify plant and animal life at Ray Harral Nature Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: walk around Tallgrass Prairie Preserve, then steep yourself in history at Bartlesville Union Depot, and then examine the collection at Woolaroc Museum & Wildlife Preserve.

To see reviews, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Tulsa trip itinerary planner.

You can drive from Jet to Tulsa in 2.5 hours. September in Tulsa sees daily highs of 87°F and lows of 64°F at night. On the 18th (Sun), you'll travel to Broken Bow.
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Broken Bow — 2 nights

You've now added Beavers Bend State Park to your itinerary. On the 18th (Sun), admire the majestic nature at Beavers Bend State Park and then see what you can catch with Steve Branson Trout Guides.

To see traveler tips, maps, photos, and tourist information, go to the Broken Bow trip planner.

Drive from Tulsa to Broken Bow in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of bus and car. In September, daytime highs in Broken Bow are 89°F, while nighttime lows are 64°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Branson.
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Branson — 2 nights

Live Entertainment Capital of the World

Kick off your visit on the 20th (Tue): look for all kinds of wild species at Shepherd of the Hills Fish Hatchery, identify plant and animal life at The Butterfly Palace, and then whizz through the canopy at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks. Keep things going the next day: learn more about the world around you at Prehistoric Fossils, then identify plant and animal life at Dogwood Canyon Nature Park, then take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports, and finally get engrossed in the history at Titanic Museum.

For photos, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Branson trip builder site.

Traveling by car from Broken Bow to Branson takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi, bus, and car; or do a combination of car and bus. When traveling from Broken Bow in September, plan for little chillier days and about the same nights in Branson: temperatures range from 82°F by day to 60°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Thu) so you can go by car to Wichita.
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Wichita — 2 nights

Tallgrass Prairie National Preserve has been added to your itinerary. On the 22nd (Thu), walk around Tallgrass Prairie National Preserve, examine the collection at Mid-America All-Indian Center, then steep yourself in history at Old Cowtown Museum, and finally don't miss a visit to The Keeper of the Plains. On the 23rd (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: see the interesting displays at Museum of World Treasures, look for all kinds of wild species at Great Plains Nature Center, then learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Sedgwick County Zoo, and finally see the interesting displays at Coleman Museum and Factory Outlet.

To see ratings, maps, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Wichita driving holiday site.

Traveling by car from Branson to Wichita takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. In September, daily temperatures in Wichita can reach 86°F, while at night they dip to 62°F. You will leave for Dodge City on the 24th (Sat).
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Dodge City — 1 night

Your day by day itinerary now includes Monument Rocks. On the 24th (Sat), hike along Dodge City Trail of Fame, then take in the dramatic natural features at Monument Rocks, and then get engrossed in the history at Boot Hill Museum.

To see maps, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Dodge City day trip tool.

Traveling by car from Wichita to Dodge City takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. In September, daytime highs in Dodge City are 86°F, while nighttime lows are 59°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Sun) early enough to drive to Wamego.
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Wamego — 1 day

Kick off your visit on the 25th (Sun): contemplate the long history of Beecher Bible and Rifle Church, then get engrossed in the history at Wamego Historical Society and Museum, and then see the interesting displays at OZ Museum.

For other places to visit, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Wamego travel planner.

Traveling by car from Dodge City to Wamego takes 4 hours. In September, daily temperatures in Wamego can reach 85°F, while at night they dip to 60°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Sun) early enough to drive to Kansas City.
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Kansas City — 3 nights

City of Fountains

Start off your visit on the 26th (Mon): steep yourself in history at Union Station, take an in-depth tour of National WWI Museum and Memorial, then admire the masterpieces at The Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art, and finally see the interesting displays at Museum of Illusions. Here are some ideas for day two: see the interesting displays at Arabia Steamboat Museum, see the interesting displays at Negro Leagues Baseball Museum, then browse the exhibits of Jesse James Bank Museum, and finally identify plant and animal life at Burr Oak Woods Conservation Area.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Kansas City day trip planner.

Getting from Wamego to Kansas City by car takes about 2 hours. Expect a daytime high around 83°F in September, and nighttime lows around 64°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Wed) so you can go by car to Camdenton.
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Camdenton — 2 nights

Your day by day itinerary now includes Lake of the Ozarks State Park, Stark Caverns, Lemans Fun Park, and other attractions you added. Start off your visit on the 28th (Wed): make a splash at Big Surf Waterpark, make a splash at Jolly Mon Indoor Water Park, explore the fascinating underground world of Stark Caverns, then immerse yourself in nature at Lake of the Ozarks State Park, then Head underground at Bridal Cave, and finally get engrossed in the history at Camden County Museum. On the next day, pause for some serene contemplation at National Shrine of Mary, Mother of the Church, get outside with Barber Fishing Guide Service, and then examine the collection at Rt. 66 Museum.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Camdenton trip planner.

Traveling by car from Kansas City to Camdenton takes 3 hours. Traveling from Kansas City in September, Camdenton is slightly colder at night with lows of 58°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Saint Louis.
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Saint Louis — 3 nights

Gateway to the West

You've now added Gateway Arch National Park to your itinerary. Attractions like Cathedral Basilica of Saint Louis and Forest Park make great kid-friendly stops. Museum-lovers will get to explore City Museum and Cardinals Hall of Fame and Museum. Go for a jaunt from Saint Louis to Stanton to see Meramec Caverns about 1h 10 min away. There's much more to do: look for all kinds of wild species at The Sophia M. Sachs Butterfly House, take an in-depth tour of Missouri Civil War Museum, explore the world behind art at Saint Louis Art Museum, and make a trip to Jefferson Barracks Telephone Museum.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, use the Saint Louis trip itinerary builder site.

Getting from Camdenton to Saint Louis by car takes about 3 hours. September in Saint Louis sees daily highs of 84°F and lows of 59°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Mon) so you can go by car to Cedar Rapids.
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Cedar Rapids — 2 nights

Start off your visit on the 3rd (Mon): steep yourself in history at Herbert Hoover National Historic Site, then contemplate the long history of Herbert Hoover Presidential Library and Museum, and then look for all kinds of wild species at Macbride Nature Recreation Area. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 4th (Tue): contemplate the long history of Brucemore, examine the collection at National Czech & Slovak Museum & Library, then make a trip to Grant Wood Window in Veteran's Memorial Auditorium, and finally steep yourself in history at Amana Colonies National Historic Landmark.

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You can drive from Saint Louis to Cedar Rapids in 4.5 hours. Traveling from Saint Louis in October, things will get slightly colder in Cedar Rapids: highs are around 64°F and lows about 43°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Marquette.
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Marquette — 2 nights

Kick off your visit on the 5th (Wed): look for all kinds of wild species at Driftless Area Wetlands Centre, pause for some photo ops at Effigy Mounds National Monument, and then admire the majestic nature at Pikes Peak State Park. On your second day here, see the interesting displays at Vesterheim, identify plant and animal life at Decorah Fish Hatchery, and then indulge your thirst for a good beer at Toppling Goliath Brewing Company.

For where to stay, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Marquette online trip maker.

Traveling by car from Cedar Rapids to Marquette takes 2 hours. Expect a daytime high around 62°F in October, and nighttime lows around 43°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Fri) so you can go by car to Des Moines.
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Des Moines — 2 nights

John Wayne Birthplace & Museum and Hogback Covered Bridge are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Step out of the city life by going to High Trestle Trail Bridge and Lake Icaria State Park. Go for a jaunt from Des Moines to Winterset to see Iowa Quilt Museum about 40 minutes away.

To see reviews, ratings, photos, and tourist information, go to the Des Moines trip builder app.

Traveling by car from Marquette to Des Moines takes 3.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 66°F in October, and nighttime lows around 47°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Sun) so you can go by car to Grand Island.
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Grand Island — 2 nights

Your day by day itinerary now includes Great Platte River Road Archway Monument. On the 10th (Mon), enjoy breathtaking views from Great Platte River Road Archway Monument, then take an in-depth tour of Stuhr Museum of the Prairie Pioneer, then explore the activities along Platte River, and finally cool off at Island Oasis Water Park.

To find photos, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Grand Island sightseeing planning website.

You can drive from Des Moines to Grand Island in 4.5 hours. Traveling from Des Moines in October, plan for little chillier nights in Grand Island, with lows around 42°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to North Platte.
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North Platte — 1 night

Your day by day itinerary now includes Buffalo Bill Ranch State Historical Park as well as Cowboy Trail. On the 11th (Tue), grab your bike and head to Cowboy Trail, immerse yourself in nature at Buffalo Bill Ranch State Historical Park, walk around Cody Park, then examine the collection at Cody Park Railroad Museum, then shop like a local with Fort Cody Trading Post, and finally steep yourself in history at Union Pacific Railroad Bailey Yard.

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You can drive from Grand Island to North Platte in 2.5 hours. Traveling from Grand Island in October, expect little chillier with lows of 37°F in North Platte. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Scottsbluff.
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Scottsbluff — 1 night

Your day by day itinerary now includes Chimney Rock National Historic Site as well as Carhenge. Kick off your visit on the 12th (Wed): contemplate the long history of Chimney Rock National Historic Site, take some stellar pictures from North Overlook, then go for a walk through Monument Valley Pathway, then get engrossed in the history at Legacy of the Plains Museum, and finally see the interesting displays at North Platte Valley Museum. On the next day, don't miss a visit to Carhenge and then explore the striking landscape of Scotts Bluff National Monument.

To find more things to do, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, read Scottsbluff trip itinerary planner.

You can drive from North Platte to Scottsbluff in 3 hours. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from North Platte to Scottsbluff due to the time zone difference. Expect a daytime high around 67°F in October, and nighttime lows around 36°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Norfolk.
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Norfolk — 2 nights

Kick off your visit on the 14th (Fri): examine the collection at Elkhorn Valley Museum, take in the exciting artwork at Norfolk Arts Center, and then look for all kinds of wild species at Willow Creek Recreation Area.

To see more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, read Norfolk travel route planner.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Scottsbluff to Norfolk. Traveling from Scottsbluff to Norfolk, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. In October in Norfolk, expect temperatures between 66°F during the day and 40°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sat) so you can drive to Lincoln.
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Lincoln — 2 nights

Kick off your visit on the 15th (Sat): explore the world behind art at International Quilt Museum, then look for gifts at Licorice International, and then immerse yourself in nature at Eugene T. Mahoney State Park. On the 16th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: look for all kinds of wild species at Spring Creek Prairie Audubon Center, contemplate the long history of Homestead National Historical Park, and then admire the natural beauty at Sunken Gardens.

To see photos, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Lincoln holiday planning site.

You can drive from Norfolk to Lincoln in 2.5 hours. In October, daily temperatures in Lincoln can reach 69°F, while at night they dip to 43°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Mon) early enough to drive to Omaha.
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Omaha — 3 nights

Gateway to the West

Get in touch with nature at Chalco Hills Recreation Area and Desoto National Wildlife Refuge. Get some historical perspective at Holy Family Shrine and Kanesville Tabernacle. Next up on the itinerary: get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Henry Doorly Zoo, get engrossed in the history at The Durham Museum, look for gifts at Old Market Candy Shop, and identify plant and animal life at Fontenelle Forest Nature Center.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Omaha trip itinerary app.

Drive from Lincoln to Omaha in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train. October in Omaha sees daily highs of 67°F and lows of 45°F at night. You will have some time to spend on the 20th (Thu) before leaving for home.
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United States travel guide

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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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Lake of the Ozarks travel guide

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