41 days in United States Itinerary

41 days in United States Itinerary

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Medora
— 9 nights
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Bowman
— 1 night
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Richardton
— 1 night
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Bismarck
— 2 nights
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Fort Totten
— 1 night
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Abercrombie
— 1 night
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Sioux Falls
— 2 nights
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De Smet
— 2 nights
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Rapid City
— 2 nights
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Gering
— 2 nights
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Omaha
— 2 nights
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Kearney
— 2 nights
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Des Moines
— 2 nights
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Madison
— 2 nights
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Milwaukee
— 2 nights
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Ely
— 1 night
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Duluth
— 2 nights
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Saint Paul
— 3 nights

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Medora

Medora ©
Medora is a city in Billings County, North Dakota, United States. Explore hidden gems such as South Unit and Oxbow Overlook. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Old Post Office and MonDak Heritage Center. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Medora: Watford City (Cannonball Concretions Pullout, River Bend Overlook, &more), Theodore Roosevelt National Park (Elkhorn Ranch Site, Caprock-Coulee Trail, &more) and Glendive (Makoshika Dinosaur Museum, Frontier Gateway Museum, &more). Spend the 1st (Fri) exploring nature at Theodore Roosevelt National Park. Next up on the itinerary: explore by horseback at Maah Daah Hey Trail, take some stellar pictures from Badlands Overlook, look for gifts at Prairie Fire Pottery, and steep yourself in history at Von Hoffman House.

For more things to do, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Medora travel route builder.

Tulsa to Medora is an approximately 7.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of bus and taxi. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Tulsa to Medora due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Tulsa in January, plan for colder days and a bit cooler nights in Medora: temperatures range from 26°F by day to 9°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 10th (Sun) to allow time for the car ride to Bowman.

Things to do in Medora

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Museums

Side Trips

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Theodore Roosevelt National Park ©
Theodore Roosevelt National Park
South Unit ©
South Unit
Chateau de Mores State Historic Site ©
Chateau de Mores State Historic Site

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Bowman

Bowman ©
Bowman is a city and county seat of Bowman County, North Dakota, United States. To see ratings, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Bowman trip itinerary planner.

You can drive from Medora to Bowman in 1.5 hours. In January in Bowman, expect temperatures between 28°F during the day and 7°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 11th (Mon) to allow time for travel to Richardton.

Things to do in Bowman

Museums
Highlights from your plan
Pioneer Trails Regional Museum ©
Pioneer Trails Regional Museum

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Richardton

Richardton ©
Richardton is a city in Stark County, North Dakota, United States. On the 12th (Tue), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Assumption Abbey.

To find where to stay, maps, photos, and tourist information, read Richardton trip itinerary builder.

You can drive from Bowman to Richardton in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. January in Richardton sees daily highs of 25°F and lows of 5°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 12th (Tue) to allow time for travel to Bismarck.

Things to do in Richardton

Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Assumption Abbey ©
Assumption Abbey

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Bismarck

Bismarck ©
Bismarck is the capital of the U.S. Start off your visit on the 13th (Wed): contemplate the long history of Buckstop Junction, contemplate the long history of Custer House, and then contemplate the long history of Fort Clark State Historic Site. Here are some ideas for day two: contemplate the long history of Former Governors' Mansion State Historic Site, then engage your brain at Gateway to Science, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Keelboat Park, and finally steep yourself in history at Camp Hancock State Historic Site.

To see maps, reviews, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Bismarck online trip itinerary builder.

Traveling by car from Richardton to Bismarck takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. The time zone changes from Mountain Standard Time (MST) to Central Standard Time (CST), which is usually a 1 hour difference. In January, plan for daily highs up to 25°F, and evening lows to 4°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Fort Totten.

Things to do in Bismarck

Historic Sites · Childrens Museums · Museums · Trails

Side Trips

Highlights from your plan
Former Governors' Mansion State Historic Site ©
Custer House ©
Custer House
Camp Hancock State Historic Site ©
Camp Hancock State Historic Site

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Fort Totten

Fort Totten ©
Fort Totten is a census-designated place (CDP) in Benson County, North Dakota, United States. On the 15th (Fri), try to win big at Spirit Lake Casino, look for all kinds of wild species at Sullys Hill National Game Preserve, and then browse the exhibits of Fort Totten State Historic Site.

For reviews, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Fort Totten driving holiday planner.

Getting from Bismarck to Fort Totten by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: drive. Traveling from Bismarck in January, you will find days in Fort Totten are little chillier (18°F), and nights are about the same (1°F). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Abercrombie.

Things to do in Fort Totten

Wildlife · Casinos · Historic Sites · Fun & Games

Side Trip

Highlights from your plan
Sullys Hill National Game Preserve ©
Sullys Hill National Game Preserve
Fort Totten State Historic Site ©
Fort Totten State Historic Site
Spirit Lake Casino ©
Spirit Lake Casino

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Abercrombie

Abercrombie ©
Abercrombie is a city in Richland County, North Dakota, United States. Start off your visit on the 16th (Sat): experience rural life at Bagg Bonanza Farm and then steep yourself in history at Fort Abercrombie State Historic Site.

To find reviews, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Abercrombie trip planner.

Traveling by car from Fort Totten to Abercrombie takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. January in Abercrombie sees daily highs of 21°F and lows of 4°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Sat) so you can travel to Sioux Falls.

Things to do in Abercrombie

Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trip

Highlights from your plan
Fort Abercrombie State Historic Site ©
Fort Abercrombie State Historic Site
Bagg Bonanza Farm ©
Bagg Bonanza Farm

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Sioux Falls

Sioux Falls ©
Sioux Falls is the largest city in the U.S. Kick off your visit on the 17th (Sun): pause for some serene contemplation at St. Joseph Cathedral, learn about winemaking at Strawbale Winery, then get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Butterfly House & Aquarium, and finally test your team's savvy at Escape 605. Here are some ideas for day two: head outdoors with Lake Vermillion Recreation Area, then see the sky in a new way at Earth Resources Observation and Science (EROS) Center, and then fly down the slopes at Great Bear Recreation Park.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Sioux Falls trip maker tool.

Traveling by car from Abercrombie to Sioux Falls takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of car and flight. Traveling from Abercrombie in January, you will find days in Sioux Falls are somewhat warmer (27°F), and nights are about the same (8°F). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Mon) to allow time to travel to De Smet.

Things to do in Sioux Falls

Outdoors · Parks · Childrens Museums · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Highlights from your plan
Lake Vermillion Recreation Area ©
Lake Vermillion Recreation Area
St. Joseph Cathedral ©
St. Joseph Cathedral
Strawbale Winery ©
Strawbale Winery

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De Smet

De Smet ©
De Smet is a city in and the county seat of Kingsbury County, South Dakota, United States. Kick off your visit on the 19th (Tue): steep yourself in history at Laura Ingles Wilder Historic Homes, stroll the grounds of De Smet Cemetery, and then contemplate the long history of Ingalls Homestead - Laura's Living Prairie. Here are some ideas for day two: immerse yourself in nature at Oakwood Lakes State Park and then contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Herman State Park.

For traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, go to the De Smet road trip site.

You can drive from Sioux Falls to De Smet in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Expect a daytime high around 27°F in January, and nighttime lows around 7°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Wed) early enough to travel to Rapid City.

Things to do in De Smet

Historic Sites · Nature · Parks

Side Trips

Highlights from your plan
Ingalls Homestead - Laura's Living Prairie ©
Laura Ingles Wilder Historic Homes ©
Laura Ingles Wilder Historic Homes
De Smet Cemetery
De Smet Cemetery

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Rapid City

Rapid City ©

Gateway to the Black Hills

South Dakota's second-largest city, Rapid City has for many years served as a gateway to the West.
On the 21st (Thu), stroll the grounds of Black Hill National Cemetery, hit the slopes at Terry Peak Ski Area, and then stroll the grounds of Mount Moriah Cemetery. Here are some ideas for day two: get outside with Main Street Square, then see the interesting displays at Museum of Geology, and then do a tasting at Firehouse Wine Cellars.

For where to stay, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Rapid City trip builder tool.

Drive from De Smet to Rapid City in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of car and flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from De Smet to Rapid City. In January, Rapid City is somewhat warmer than De Smet - with highs of 39°F and lows of 18°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Fri) to allow time to travel to Gering.

Things to do in Rapid City

Outdoors · Historic Sites · Winter Sports · Parks

Side Trips

Highlights from your plan
Terry Peak Ski Area ©
Terry Peak Ski Area
Museum of Geology ©
Museum of Geology
Mount Moriah Cemetery ©
Mount Moriah Cemetery

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Gering

Gering ©
Gering is a city in Scotts Bluff County, Nebraska, United States. Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Sat): take some stellar pictures from South Overlook, then take an in-depth tour of Legacy of the Plains Museum, then hike along Saddle Rock Trail, and finally contemplate the long history of Robidoux Trading Post. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: get great views at North Overlook, then go for a walk through Monument Valley Pathway, and then explore the wealth of natural beauty at Scotts Bluff National Monument.

To find maps, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Gering tour itinerary tool.

Getting from Rapid City to Gering by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: drive. In January, daytime highs in Gering are 41°F, while nighttime lows are 14°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Sun) early enough to travel to Omaha.

Things to do in Gering

Parks · Trails · Outdoors · Nature

Side Trip

Highlights from your plan
Scotts Bluff National Monument ©
Scotts Bluff National Monument
Robidoux Trading Post ©
Robidoux Trading Post
Legacy of the Plains Museum ©
Legacy of the Plains Museum

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Omaha

Omaha ©

Gateway to the West

A major transportation hub, Omaha was once considered little more than a stopping point on a pioneer's journey west.
On the 25th (Mon), steep yourself in history at Kanesville Tabernacle, identify plant and animal life at Fontenelle Forest Nature Center, then take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Cecilia's Cathedral, and finally pause for some photo ops at Mormon Pioneer Cemetery. On your second day here, cruise along Loess Hills Scenic Byway, pause for some serene contemplation at Holy Family Shrine, and then grab your bike and head to Chalco Hills Recreation Area.

To find where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Omaha driving holiday planner.

Explore your travel options from Gering to Omaha with the Route module. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Gering to Omaha due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Gering in January, plan for little chillier days and about the same nights in Omaha: temperatures range from 35°F by day to 15°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Kearney.

Things to do in Omaha

Historic Sites · Outdoors · Parks · Wildlife

Side Trips

Highlights from your plan
St. Cecilia's Cathedral ©
St. Cecilia's Cathedral
Holy Family Shrine ©
Holy Family Shrine
Fontenelle Forest Nature Center ©
Fontenelle Forest Nature Center

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Kearney

Kearney ©
Kearney is a city in and the county seat of Buffalo County, Nebraska, United States. Start off your visit on the 27th (Wed): explore the world behind art at Museum of Nebraska Art, then identify plant and animal life at Crane Trust Wild Rose Ranch, and then look for all kinds of wild species at Sherman Reservoir State Recreation Area. Here are some ideas for day two: examine the collection at Trails & Rails Museum and then examine the collection at Kearney Area Children's Museum.

To see maps, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Kearney journey maker website.

Drive from Omaha to Kearney in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or take a bus. In January, plan for daily highs up to 37°F, and evening lows to 16°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Des Moines.

Things to do in Kearney

Museums · Wildlife · Parks

Side Trips

Highlights from your plan
Kearney Area Children's Museum ©
Kearney Area Children's Museum
Museum of Nebraska Art ©
Museum of Nebraska Art
Trails & Rails Museum ©
Trails & Rails Museum

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Des Moines

Des Moines ©
Des Moines is the capital and the most populous city in the U.S. Kick off your visit on the 29th (Fri): steep yourself in history at Bob Feller Hometown Exhibit, hit the slopes at Seven Oaks Recreation, and then do a tasting at Snus Hill Vineyard and Winery. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 30th (Sat): examine the collection at World Food Prize Hall of Laureates, then ponder the world of politics at Terrace Hill, then take an in-depth tour of Madison County Historical Complex, and finally see the interesting displays at Iowa Quilt Museum.

To see where to stay, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Des Moines online trip planner.

You can drive from Kearney to Des Moines in 5 hours. Other options are to drive; or fly. In January, plan for daily highs up to 33°F, and evening lows to 15°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Sat) so you can go by car to Madison.

Things to do in Des Moines

Historic Sites · Museums · Outdoors · Wineries

Side Trips

Highlights from your plan
Bob Feller Hometown Exhibit ©
Bob Feller Hometown Exhibit
Seven Oaks Recreation ©
Seven Oaks Recreation
Madison County Historical Complex ©
Madison County Historical Complex

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Madison

Madison ©

The City of Four Lakes

Madison might be the capital of Wisconsin, but students rather than politicians give the city its identity.
Kick off your visit on the 31st (Sun): steep yourself in history at Milton House Museum, learn about winemaking at Northleaf Winery, and then fly down the slopes at Cascade Mountain. On the 1st (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: sample some tasty brews at Hop Head Tours and then admire the striking features of Overture Center for the Arts.

For ratings, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Madison trip planning site.

Getting from Des Moines to Madison by car takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: fly; or take a bus. Traveling from Des Moines in January, expect nights in Madison to be about the same, around 11°F, while days are slightly colder, around 27°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 1st (Mon) early enough to go by car to Milwaukee.

Things to do in Madison

Outdoors · Tours · Breweries & Distilleries · Nightlife

Side Trips

Highlights from your plan
Cascade Mountain ©
Cascade Mountain
Overture Center for the Arts ©
Overture Center for the Arts
Milton House Museum ©
Milton House Museum

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Milwaukee

Milwaukee ©

Brew City

Milwaukee boasts well-preserved historical districts with a rich European past and a strong beer-brewing tradition.
Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Tue): appreciate the extensive heritage of Riverwalk, head outdoors with Lakefront Trail, then take an in-depth tour of Mitchell Gallery of Flight, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Joan of Arc Chapel. Here are some ideas for day two: identify plant and animal life at Lapham Peak, don't miss a visit to Ten Chimneys, and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Stanislaus Oratory.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Milwaukee trip maker website.

Traveling by car from Madison to Milwaukee takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In February, plan for daily highs up to 32°F, and evening lows to 17°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Ely.

Things to do in Milwaukee

Historic Sites · Wildlife · Outdoors · Nature

Side Trips

Highlights from your plan
Ten Chimneys ©
Ten Chimneys
Lapham Peak ©
Lapham Peak
St. Joan of Arc Chapel ©
St. Joan of Arc Chapel

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Ely

Ely ©
Ely is a city in Saint Louis County, Minnesota, United States. On the 4th (Thu), engage your brain at North American Bear Center, then examine the collection at International Wolf Center, and then hike along Chilly Dogs Sled Dog Trips. On your second day here, hike along Trezona Trail, steep yourself in history at Dorothy Molter Museum, and then view the masterpieces at Brandenburg Gallery.

Make your Ely itinerary with Inspirock to find out what to see and where to go.

You can fly from Milwaukee to Ely in 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and car; or drive; or do a combination of bus and taxi. When traveling from Milwaukee in February, plan for slightly colder days in Ely, with highs around 18°F, while nights are cooler with lows around -4°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Fri) so you can drive to Duluth.

Things to do in Ely

Museums · Parks · Wildlife · Trails
Highlights from your plan
International Wolf Center ©
International Wolf Center
Chilly Dogs Sled Dog Trips ©
Chilly Dogs Sled Dog Trips
North American Bear Center ©
North American Bear Center

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Duluth

Duluth ©

Zenith City of the Unsalted Seas

Situated on the westernmost point of the Lake Superior, Duluth represents a booming port city.
On the 6th (Sat), view the masterpieces at Art in the Alley, then enjoy the sea views from Superior Entry Lighthouse, and then see what you can catch with Happy Hooker Charters. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: appreciate the extensive heritage of Stoney Point, then steep yourself in history at Glensheen, The Historic Congdon Estate, and then get to know the fascinating history of Lakewalk.

For ratings, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Duluth trip app.

Traveling by car from Ely to Duluth takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Ely in February: high temperatures in Duluth hover around 24°F and lows are around 8°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Sun) early enough to drive to Saint Paul.

Things to do in Duluth

Historic Sites · Wildlife · Tours · Outdoors

Side Trips

Highlights from your plan
Lakewalk ©
Lakewalk
Stoney Point ©
Stoney Point
Glensheen, The Historic Congdon Estate ©
Glensheen, The Historic Congdon Estate

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Saint Paul

Saint Paul ©

Twin Cities

The capital of Minnesota, Saint Paul represents half of the "Twin Cities" and embraces the outdoors and urban culture.
Kick off your visit on the 8th (Mon): wander the streets of Summit Avenue, take a stroll through Grand Avenue, then steep yourself in history at Minnesota State Capitol, and finally look for gifts at Candyland. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 9th (Tue): stroll through The Raptor Center, explore the world behind art at The Museum of Russian Art, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Basilica of St. Mary, and finally walk around Mill Ruins Park.

To find ratings, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Saint Paul trip planner.

Getting from Duluth to Saint Paul by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus; or fly. In February, daytime highs in Saint Paul are 26°F, while nighttime lows are 11°F. On the 10th (Wed), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Saint Paul

Outdoors · Parks · Neighborhoods · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Highlights from your plan
Summit Avenue
Summit Avenue
Basilica of St. Mary ©
Basilica of St. Mary

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