42 days in United States Itinerary

42 days in United States Itinerary

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42 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Dublin
Fly:  10​h 45​min
1
Chicago
— 3 nights
train:  1​h 30​min
2
Milwaukee
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
3
Kansas City
— 3 nights
Fly:  5​h
4
Albuquerque
— 3 nights
Fly:  5​h
5
Portland
— 4 nights
Fly:  3​h 15​min
6
Boise
— 2 nights
Fly:  6​h 30​min
7
Fargo
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 45​min
8
Sioux Falls
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h
9
Omaha
— 2 nights
bus:  2​h 15​min
10
Des Moines
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h 45​min
11
Saint Louis
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h 45​min
12
Little Rock
— 2 nights
Fly:  5​h 15​min
13
Jackson
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h 30​min
14
Mobile
— 3 nights
Drive + Fly:  5​h 15​min
15
Louisville
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h
16
Indianapolis
— 2 nights
Fly:  12​h 30​min
End: Dublin

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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, historic sites, nightlife, zoos & aquariums, and childrens museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the world behind art at The Art Institute of Chicago, meet the residents at Shedd Aquarium, engage your brain at Museum of Science and Industry, and enjoy breathtaking views from 360 Chicago Observation Deck.

To see where to stay, ratings, photos, and tourist information, read Chicago route planning website .

Dublin, Ireland to Chicago is an approximately 11-hour flight. The time zone changes from Greenwich Mean Time to Central Standard Time, which is usually a -6 hour difference. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Dublin in April: highs in Chicago hover around 17°C, while lows dip to 5°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Fri) so you can catch the train to Milwaukee.

Things to do in Chicago

Museums Parks Childrens Museums
Highlights from your plan
The Art Institute of Chicago ©
The Art Institute of Chicago
Millennium Park ©
Millennium Park
Museum of Science and Industry ©
Museum of Science and Industry

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Milwaukee

Milwaukee ©
Milwaukee boasts well-preserved historical districts with a rich European past and a strong beer-brewing tradition.
Kick off your visit on the 4th (Sat): admire the masterpieces at Milwaukee Art Museum, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Basilica of St. Josaphat, then learn more about the world around you at Milwaukee Public Museum, and finally see the interesting displays at Harley-Davidson Museum. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 5th (Sun): savor the flavors at Food & Drink, then admire all the interesting features of Matt's Produce, and then admire the striking features of SC Johnson Headquarters.

For ratings, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Milwaukee tour builder tool .

You can take a train from Chicago to Milwaukee in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from Chicago in May: high temperatures in Milwaukee hover around 22°C and lows are around 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sun) so you can travel to Kansas City.

Things to do in Milwaukee

Museums Tours Historic Sites

Side Trip

Racine
Highlights from your plan
Harley-Davidson Museum ©
Harley-Davidson Museum
Basilica of St. Josaphat ©
Basilica of St. Josaphat
Milwaukee Art Museum ©
Milwaukee Art Museum

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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.
Kansas City is known for museums, fun & games, zoos & aquariums, historic sites, and theme parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take an in-depth tour of National WWI Museum and Memorial, sample the fine beverages at Tom's Town Distilling Co., test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms, and have some family-friendly fun at iFLY Indoor Skydiving - Kansas City.

To find out how to plan a trip to Kansas City, use our trip itinerary maker.

Getting from Milwaukee to Kansas City by flight takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Milwaukee in May: high temperatures in Kansas City hover around 28°C and lows are around 16°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Albuquerque.

Things to do in Kansas City

Museums Fun & Games Parks

Side Trips

Overland Park, Independence
Highlights from your plan
Bingham Waggoner Estate ©
Bingham Waggoner Estate
National WWI Museum and Memorial ©
National WWI Museum and Memorial
Room Escape Games

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Albuquerque

Albuquerque ©
Albuquerque remains one of the state's secret jewels, as its tourist attractions are often overshadowed by the more popular holiday destination of Santa Fe.
Change things up with these side-trips from Albuquerque: Kasha-Katuwe Tent Rocks National Monument (in Cochiti Pueblo) and Bandelier National Monument (in Los Alamos). The adventure continues: soar above the sights with a balloon tour, take a stroll through Albuquerque Old Town, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at San Felipe de Neri Church, and see the interesting displays at Indian Pueblo Cultural Center.

To find maps, reviews, and tourist information, read Albuquerque online trip maker .

You can fly from Kansas City to Albuquerque in 5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Kansas City to Albuquerque due to the time zone difference. Plan for little chillier nights when traveling from Kansas City in May since evenings lows in Albuquerque dip to 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Sat) early enough to travel to Portland.

Things to do in Albuquerque

Historic Sites Parks Nature

Side Trips

Bandelier National Monument, Kasha-Katuwe Tent Rocks National Monument
Highlights from your plan
Bandelier National Monument ©
Bandelier National Monument
Balloon Rides

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Portland

Portland ©
A big city with a small-town feel, Portland is home to the country's biggest rose test garden, perched on a hill overlooking downtown.
Explore Portland's surroundings by going to Evergreen Aviation & Space Museum (in McMinnville), Schreiner's Iris Gardens (in Salem) and Multnomah Falls (in Bridal Veil). The adventure continues: stop by Powell's City of Books, take in nature's colorful creations at Portland Japanese Garden, stroll through Laurelhurst Park, and head outdoors with Portland Timbers.

To find reviews, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, read Portland driving holiday planner.

Traveling by flight from Albuquerque to Portland takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. The time zone changes from Mountain Standard Time to Pacific Standard Time, which is usually a -1 hour difference. Traveling from Albuquerque in May, expect nights in Portland to be about the same, around 12°C, while days are little chillier, around 24°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Wed) so you can travel to Boise.

Things to do in Portland

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

Evergreen Aviation & Space Museum, Multnomah Falls, Columbia River Gorge National Scenic Area, Schreiner's Iris Gardens
Highlights from your plan
Portland Japanese Garden ©
Portland Japanese Garden
Powell's City of Books ©
Powell's City of Books

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Boise

Boise ©
From its main thoroughfare, Boise greets visitors with a view of downtown framed by the foothills of the Rocky Mountains.
Kick off your visit on the 16th (Thu): tour the pleasant surroundings at Kathryn Albertson Park and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Bogus Basin. Keep things going the next day: hike along Boise River Greenbelt, contemplate the waterfront views at Snake River, and then get your game on at Boise Escape.

To find reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Boise travel route planner .

Traveling by flight from Portland to Boise takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Portland to Boise due to the time zone difference. In May, plan for daily highs up to 26°C, and evening lows to 10°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Fri) so you can travel to Fargo.

Things to do in Boise

Parks Outdoors Winter Sports

Side Trip

Idaho
Highlights from your plan
Boise Escape ©
Boise Escape
Boise River Greenbelt ©
Boise River Greenbelt
Kathryn Albertson Park ©
Kathryn Albertson Park

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Fargo

Fargo ©
Fargo is the most populous city in the state of North Dakota, accounting for over 15% of the state population. Start off your visit on the 18th (Sat): take an in-depth tour of Fort Abercrombie, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Sts. Anne & Joachim Catholic Church, and then explore and take pictures at North Dakota State University. Keep things going the next day: look for all kinds of wild species at Bluestem Prairie Preserve, sample the tasty concoctions at Junkyard Brewing Company, and then sample the tasty concoctions at Drekker Brewing Company.

To see where to stay, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Fargo itinerary builder website .

Fly from Boise to Fargo in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Traveling from Boise to Fargo, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. In May, plan for daily highs up to 24°C, and evening lows to 8°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Sun) early enough to drive to Sioux Falls.

Things to do in Fargo

Historic Sites Breweries & Distilleries Museums

Side Trips

Moorhead, Fort Abercrombie State Historic Site
Highlights from your plan
Fort Abercrombie State Historic Site ©
Sts. Anne & Joachim Catholic Church ©
Junkyard Brewing Company ©
Junkyard Brewing Company

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Sioux Falls

Sioux Falls ©
Sioux Falls is the largest city in the U.S. Start off your visit on the 20th (Mon): stroll through Falls Park, then pause for some serene contemplation at St. Joseph Cathedral, then examine the collection at Sioux Empire Medical Museum, and finally see the sky in a new way at Earth Resources Observation and Science (EROS) Center. On the next day, engage your brain at Washington Pavilion, make a trip to Michelangelo's David replica, and then learn about all things military at Herried Military Museum.

For traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, read our Sioux Falls trip maker site .

Traveling by car from Fargo to Sioux Falls takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. May in Sioux Falls sees daily highs of 24°C and lows of 9°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Tue) early enough to go by car to Omaha.

Things to do in Sioux Falls

Museums Childrens Museums Nightlife

Side Trip

Herried Military Museum
Highlights from your plan
Sioux Empire Medical Museum ©
Sioux Empire Medical Museum
St. Joseph Cathedral ©
St. Joseph Cathedral
Falls Park ©
Falls Park

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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.
Start off your visit on the 22nd (Wed): browse the eclectic array of goods at Old Market, then try your luck at Horseshoe Council Bluffs, and then meet the residents at Henry Doorly Zoo. Keep things going the next day: take an in-depth tour of The Durham Museum, admire the natural beauty at Lauritzen Gardens Omaha's Botanical Center, and then stroll through Wabash Trace Nature Trail.

To see reviews, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Omaha trip builder site .

Traveling by car from Sioux Falls to Omaha takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. Traveling from Sioux Falls in May, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit warmer in Omaha, with lows of 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Thu) to allow enough time to take a bus to Des Moines.

Things to do in Omaha

Parks Casinos Trails

Side Trips

Wabash Trace Nature Trail, Horseshoe Council Bluffs
Highlights from your plan
Henry Doorly Zoo ©
Henry Doorly Zoo
Horseshoe Council Bluffs ©
Horseshoe Council Bluffs
Old Market ©
Old Market

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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 24th (Fri): grab your bike and head to High Trestle Trail, then don't miss a visit to The Temple for Performing Arts, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Gray's Lake Park, and finally ponder the world of politics at Capitol Building. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: see the interesting displays at World Food Prize Hall of Laureates, then sample the tasty concoctions at 515 Brewing Company, and then explore the landscape on two wheels at Clive Greenbelt Trail.

To find ratings, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, read Des Moines trip planner .

Take a bus from Omaha to Des Moines in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In May, daily temperatures in Des Moines can reach 26°C, while at night they dip to 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Saint Louis.

Things to do in Des Moines

Parks Trails Outdoors

Side Trips

515 Brewing Company, High Trestle Trail
Highlights from your plan
Gray's Lake Park ©
Gray's Lake Park
Capitol Building ©
Capitol Building
515 Brewing Company ©
515 Brewing Company

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Saint Louis

Saint Louis ©
Test the local claim that Saint Louis is second only to Washington, D.C.
Saint Louis is known for museums, zoos & aquariums, parks, historic sites, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: make a trip to The Gateway Arch, admire all the interesting features of Busch Stadium, get lost in a book at Central Public Library, and stroll through Forest Park.

For traveler tips, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Saint Louis travel route app .

Traveling by flight from Des Moines to Saint Louis takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In May, plan for daily highs up to 29°C, and evening lows to 16°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Tue) early enough to travel to Little Rock.

Things to do in Saint Louis

Parks Zoos & Aquariums Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Cathedral Basilica of Saint Louis ©
Cathedral Basilica of Saint Louis
The Gateway Arch ©
The Gateway Arch
Saint Louis Zoo ©
Saint Louis Zoo

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Little Rock

Little Rock ©
Once inhabited by Native American tribes, today Little Rock bustles with nearly 800,000 people.
On the 29th (Wed), get engrossed in the history at Little Rock Central High School, then test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms, then get lost in a book at William J. Clinton Presidential Library, and finally brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Rock Town Distillery. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 30th (Thu): don't miss a visit to One Thai Spa, stroll through Big Dam Bridge, and then contemplate the long history of The Old Mill.

To find ratings and more tourist information, use the Little Rock online trip planner .

Fly from Saint Louis to Little Rock in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In May, daily temperatures in Little Rock can reach 30°C, while at night they dip to 18°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Thu) so you can travel to Jackson.

Things to do in Little Rock

Historic Sites Parks Breweries & Distilleries

Side Trip

The Old Mill
Highlights from your plan
One Thai Spa ©
One Thai Spa

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Jackson

Jackson ©
Jackson, officially the City of Jackson, is the capital city and largest urban center of the U.S. Kick off your visit on the 31st (Fri): witness the site of a historic battle at Vicksburg National Military Park, hike along Ridgeland Bike Trail, and then sample the tasty concoctions at Lucky Town Brewing Co.. Keep things going the next day: take an in-depth tour of U.S.S. Cairo Museum, contemplate the long history of Martha Vick House, and then take a memorable drive along Vicksburg Campaign Trail.

For traveler tips, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Jackson trip tool .

You can fly from Little Rock to Jackson in 5.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. May in Jackson sees daily highs of 32°C and lows of 19°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Sat) to allow time to drive to Mobile.

Things to do in Jackson

Outdoors Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

Vicksburg, Ridgeland Bike Trail
Highlights from your plan
Vicksburg National Military Park ©
Vicksburg National Military Park
U.S.S. Cairo Museum ©
U.S.S. Cairo Museum
Martha Vick House ©
Martha Vick House

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Mobile

Mobile ©
Mobile is the county seat of Mobile County, Alabama, United States. Change things up with these side-trips from Mobile: Fairhope Avenue (in Fairhope), Pensacola (Pensacola Naval Air Station & National Naval Aviation Museum) and Orange Beach (Parasailing & Paragliding & Dolphin & Whale Watching). And it doesn't end there: admire all the interesting features of Battleship USS ALABAMA, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception, and take an in-depth tour of History Museum of Mobile.

For ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Mobile driving holiday site .

You can drive from Jackson to Mobile in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of train and bus. Expect a daytime high around 36°C in June, and nighttime lows around 26°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Tue) so you can travel to Louisville.

Things to do in Mobile

Museums Tours Outdoors

Side Trips

Orange Beach, Pensacola, Fairhope Avenue
Highlights from your plan
National Naval Aviation Museum ©
National Naval Aviation Museum
Dolphin & Whale Watching
Battleship USS ALABAMA ©
Battleship USS ALABAMA

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Louisville

Kentucky’s largest city, Louisville, is best known as the home of the Kentucky Derby.
Explore Louisville's surroundings by going to Swope's Cars of Yesteryear Museum (in Elizabethtown), The Great American Dollhouse Museum (in Danville) and Old Friends at Dream Chase Farm (in Georgetown). The adventure continues: explore the fascinating underground world of Louisville Mega Cavern, sample the fine beverages at Kentucky Peerless Distilling Co, try your luck at Keeneland, and examine the collection at Louisville Slugger Museum & Factory.

To see where to stay, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Louisville holiday planner .

Getting from Mobile to Louisville by combination of car and flight takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: fly; or drive. Traveling from Mobile to Louisville, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Mobile in June, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit cooler in Louisville, with lows of 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Fri) so you can drive to Indianapolis.

Things to do in Louisville

Museums Casinos Tours

Side Trips

The Great American Dollhouse Museum, Swope's Cars of Yesteryear Museum, Old Friends at Dream Chase Farm, Keeneland
Highlights from your plan
Distillery Tours
Louisville Mega Cavern ©
Louisville Mega Cavern
Keeneland ©
Keeneland

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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.
On the 8th (Sat), explore and take pictures at Victory Field, then see the interesting displays at Indianapolis Motor Speedway Museum, then explore the engaging exhibits at Children's Museum of Indianapolis, and finally test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: tour the pleasant surroundings at Indianapolis Zoo, then perfect your strike at Action Duckpin Bowl, and then have some family-friendly fun at Bad Axe Throwing.

To find traveler tips, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Indianapolis visit planner.

Traveling by car from Louisville to Indianapolis takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. June in Indianapolis sees daily highs of 32°C and lows of 20°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Indianapolis

Fun & Games Museums Parks
Highlights from your plan
Bad Axe Throwing ©
Bad Axe Throwing
Room Escape Games
Children's Museum of Indianapolis ©

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