53 days in United States Itinerary

53 days in United States Itinerary

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53 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Dublin
Fly:  14​h 30​min
1
New Orleans
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h
2
Houston
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h 45​min
3
Dallas
— 16 nights
Fly + taxi:  5​h
4
Steamboat Springs
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 45​min
5
Aspen
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h 15​min
6
Colorado Springs
— 2 nights
bus:  1​h
7
Denver
— 2 nights
Fly + taxi:  4​h
8
Custer
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
9
Belle Fourche
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h
10
Badlands National Park
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
11
Chamberlain
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
12
Sioux Falls
— 2 nights
Drive + Fly:  5​h
13
Chicago
— 14 nights
Fly:  10​h 45​min
End: Dublin

2
nights
New Orleans

New Orleans ©
Known for its Creole cuisine, rich musical tradition, and nearby swamps and plantations, New Orleans is one of the nation's oldest cities.
New Orleans is known for historic sites, museums, nightlife, shopping, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: brush up on your military savvy at The National WWII Museum, get to know the fascinating history of French Quarter, stroll around New Orleans City Park, and explore the different monuments and memorials at St. Louis Cemetery No. 1.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the New Orleans road trip planning website .

Dublin, Ireland to New Orleans is an approximately 14.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and car; or do a combination of flight and bus. You'll gain 6 hours traveling from Dublin to New Orleans due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Dublin in March, plan for a bit warmer days and much hotter nights in New Orleans: temperatures range from 19°C by day to 19°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Wed) early enough to travel to Houston.

Things to do in New Orleans

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Museums
Highlights from your plan
The National WWII Museum ©
The National WWII Museum
French Quarter ©
French Quarter
Garden District ©
Garden District

2
nights
Houston

Houston ©
Although urban sprawl remains synonymous with Houston, most of the city's tourist attractions lie within the relatively small downtown area, surrounded by diverse neighborhoods housing the nation's biggest African-American, Asian-American, and Latino communities.
Start off your visit on the 4th (Thu): get to know the fascinating history of The Seawall, engage your brain at The Houston Museum of Natural Science, and then admire the sheer force of Water Wall. On the next day, have some family-friendly fun at Quest Shark Adventures and then admire nature's wide array of creatures at Houston Zoo.

To find ratings, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Houston journey planner.

You can fly from New Orleans to Houston in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight; or drive. When traveling from New Orleans in March, plan for a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Houston: temperatures range from 27°C by day to 16°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Dallas.

Things to do in Houston

Parks Museums Childrens Museums

Side Trip

The Seawall
Highlights from your plan
Houston Zoo ©
Houston Zoo
The Seawall ©
The Seawall

16
nights
Dallas

Dallas ©
One of the country's most popular shopping destinations, Dallas and its sprawling suburbs include more shopping centers per capita than any other urban center in America.
Change things up with these side-trips from Dallas: Waco (Waco Mammoth National Monument, Magnolia Market at the Silos, & more), Fort Worth (Fort Worth Stockyards National Historic District, Tandy Leather Museum & Gallery, & more) and North Richland Hills Centre (in North Richland Hills). Next up on the itinerary: examine the collection at The Sixth Floor Museum at Dealey Plaza, have some family-friendly fun at iFLY Dallas, make a trip to Top O'Hill Terrace, and admire the natural beauty at Dallas Arboretum & Botanical Gardens.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, read Dallas road trip planner.

Getting from Houston to Dallas by flight takes about 4 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Houston in March, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit cooler in Dallas, with lows of 11°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Sun) early enough to travel to Steamboat Springs.

Things to do in Dallas

Parks Outdoors Museums

Side Trips

Fort Worth, Grapevine, Waco, Frisco, McKinney
Highlights from your plan
The Escape Game Dallas ©
The Escape Game Dallas
Top O'Hill Terrace ©
Top O'Hill Terrace

2
nights
Steamboat Springs

Steamboat Springs ©
An internationally known ski resort, Steamboat Springs sits in the shadow of Mount Werner in north central Colorado.
Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Mon): witness a stunning natural landmark at Strawberry Park Hot Springs, admire the sheer force of Fish Creek Falls, and then fly down the slopes at Steamboat Ski Resort. Keep things going the next day: enjoy some diversion at Three Quarter Circles Sporting Clays, then stop by Off the Beaten Path Bookstore, then indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, and finally put a fun spin on your tour with The Crooked Key.

To find reviews, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Steamboat Springs road trip planning tool .

Getting from Dallas to Steamboat Springs by combination of flight and taxi takes about 5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. The time zone changes from Central Standard Time (CST) to Mountain Standard Time (MST), which is usually a -1 hour difference. Prepare for cooler weather when traveling from Dallas in March: high temperatures in Steamboat Springs hover around 8°C and lows are around -7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Tue) so you can drive to Aspen.

Things to do in Steamboat Springs

Parks Nature Fun & Games
Highlights from your plan
Steamboat Ski Resort ©
Steamboat Ski Resort
Strawberry Park Hot Springs ©
Strawberry Park Hot Springs
Spas

2
nights
Aspen

Aspen ©
Known as a ski resort town, Aspen's history goes back to its roots as a silver-mining village tucked away in an isolated valley of the Rocky Mountains.
Kick off your visit on the 24th (Wed): fly down the slopes at Aspen Snowmass and then walk around The John Denver Sanctuary. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in the awesome beauty at Maroon Bells.

To find where to stay, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Aspen trip planner .

You can drive from Steamboat Springs to Aspen in 4 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus and flight; or take a bus. In March, plan for daily highs up to 10°C, and evening lows to -7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Thu) so you can travel to Colorado Springs.

Things to do in Aspen

Parks Nature Winter Sports

Side Trip

Aspen Snowmass
Highlights from your plan
Maroon Bells ©
Maroon Bells
Aspen Snowmass ©
Aspen Snowmass
The John Denver Sanctuary
The John Denver Sanctuary

2
nights
Colorado Springs

Colorado Springs ©
Stunning Garden of the Gods Park scenery, blue skies and the glory of Pikes Peak-America’s Mountain have attracted visitors to Colorado Springs for more than a century.
Kick off your visit on the 26th (Fri): get to know the resident critters at Cheyenne Mountain Zoo, then stroll around Garden of the Gods, and then deepen your knowledge of military history at United States Air Force Academy. Keep things going the next day: brush up on your military savvy at National Museum of World War II Aviation, then get in on the family fun at Cave of the Winds Mountain Park, and then stop by Rocky Mountain Chocolate Factory.

To see maps, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Colorado Springs journey planner.

You can fly from Aspen to Colorado Springs in 3.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of flight and shuttle. Traveling from Aspen in March, things will get somewhat warmer in Colorado Springs: highs are around 16°C and lows about -2°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Sat) early enough to catcht the bus to Denver.

Things to do in Colorado Springs

Theme Parks Parks Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trip

Cave of the Winds Mountain Park
Highlights from your plan
Garden of the Gods ©
Garden of the Gods
Cheyenne Mountain Zoo ©
Cheyenne Mountain Zoo

2
nights
Denver

Denver ©
Aptly nicknamed the "Mile-High City," Denver sits at an altitude of 1,600 m (5,280 ft) above sea level, located right where the Great Plains give way to the Rocky Mountains.
Kick off your visit on the 28th (Sun): take in nature's colorful creations at Denver Botanic Gardens, admire nature's wide array of creatures at Denver Zoo, then see the sky in a new way at Denver Museum of Nature & Science, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Trinity United Methodist Church. On the 29th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: contemplate the long history of Denver Union Station, admire the masterpieces at Denver Art Museum, and then wander the streets of 16th Street Mall.

For more things to do, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Denver online trip planner .

You can take a bus from Colorado Springs to Denver in an hour. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. March in Denver sees daily highs of 15°C and lows of -1°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Custer.

Things to do in Denver

Historic Sites Museums Parks
Highlights from your plan
Denver Union Station ©
Denver Union Station
Denver Museum of Nature & Science ©
Denver Museum of Nature & Science
Denver Botanic Gardens ©
Denver Botanic Gardens

2
nights
Custer

Custer ©
Generally considered to be the oldest town established by European Americans in the Black Hills, Custer began as a mining town.
Start off your visit on the 30th (Tue): explore the activities along Sylvan Lake, then explore the striking landscape at Needles Eye Tunnel, then take some stellar pictures from Breezy Point Picnic Area, and finally cruise along Iron Mountain Road. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 31st (Wed): delve into the lush surroundings at Black Hills National Forest and then take a memorable drive along Wildlife Loop Road.

To see reviews, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Custer travel itinerary planner.

Traveling by combination of flight and taxi from Denver to Custer takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and car; or drive. In March, Custer is a bit cooler than Denver - with highs of 9°C and lows of -6°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 31st (Wed) early enough to go by car to Belle Fourche.

Things to do in Custer

Nature Parks Outdoors

Side Trip

Breezy Point Picnic Area
Highlights from your plan
Sylvan Lake ©
Sylvan Lake
Iron Mountain Road ©
Iron Mountain Road
Black Hills National Forest ©
Black Hills National Forest

1
night
Belle Fourche

Belle Fourche ©
Belle Fourche is a city in and the county seat of Butte County, South Dakota, United States. Start off your visit on the 1st (Thu): make a trip to Center of the Nation Monument, examine the collection at Tri-State Museum, then indulge your thirst for a good beer at Crow Peak Brewing Company, and finally identify plant and animal life at Black Hills Parrot Welfare & Education Center.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, use the Belle Fourche route tool .

Traveling by car from Custer to Belle Fourche takes 2 hours. The time zone difference moving from Mountain Standard Time (MST) to Central Standard Time (CST) is 1 hour. Expect a daytime high around 9°C in March, and nighttime lows around -3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Thu) to allow time to travel to Badlands National Park.

Things to do in Belle Fourche

Wildlife Parks Breweries & Distilleries

Side Trip

Crow Peak Brewing Company
Highlights from your plan
Tri-State Museum ©
Tri-State Museum
Crow Peak Brewing Company ©
Crow Peak Brewing Company

2
nights
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.
On the 2nd (Fri), explore the wealth of natural beauty at Badlands National Park and then take a memorable drive along Loop Road. On the 3rd (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore the striking landscape at Badlands Wall, get great views at Pinnacles Overlook, explore the wealth of natural beauty at Minuteman Missile National Historic Site, then take in the dramatic natural features at Big Badlands Overlook, and finally buy something for everyone on your list at Wall Drug.

To find ratings, maps, reviews, and tourist information, use the Badlands National Park tour builder app .

Drive from Belle Fourche to Badlands National Park in 2 hours. The time zone difference moving from Central Standard Time (CST) to Mountain Standard Time (MST) is minus 1 hour. While traveling from Belle Fourche, expect a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Badlands National Park, ranging from highs of 17°C to lows of -1°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Sat) so you can travel to Chamberlain.

Things to do in Badlands National Park

Nature Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Badlands National Park, Minuteman Missile National Historic Site, Wall Drug
Highlights from your plan
Badlands National Park ©
Badlands National Park
Loop Road ©
Loop Road
Big Badlands Overlook ©
Big Badlands Overlook

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Chamberlain

Chamberlain ©
Chamberlain is a city in Brule County, South Dakota, United States. On the 4th (Sun), see the interesting displays at South Dakota Tractor Museum, make a trip to Dignity, and then take an in-depth tour of Akta Lakota Museum. Here are some ideas for day two: get outside with Allen's Hillside Guide Service - Day Adventures, hunt for treasures at Old West Trading Post, and then get engrossed in the history at South Dakota Hall of Fame.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, read our Chamberlain day trip planner .

Traveling by car from Badlands National Park to Chamberlain takes 2.5 hours. Traveling from Badlands National Park to Chamberlain, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. In April, plan for daily highs up to 16°C, and evening lows to 1°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Mon) so you can travel to Sioux Falls.

Things to do in Chamberlain

Outdoors Museums Shopping

Side Trips

Old West Trading Post, South Dakota Tractor Museum
Highlights from your plan
Akta Lakota Museum ©
Akta Lakota Museum
Dignity ©
Dignity
South Dakota Tractor Museum ©
South Dakota Tractor Museum

2
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Sioux Falls

Sioux Falls ©
Sioux Falls is the largest city in the U.S. Kick off your visit on the 6th (Tue): appreciate the history behind USS South Dakota Battleship Memorial, have some family-friendly fun at Escapades Escape Rooms, then get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Butterfly House & Aquarium, and finally trek along SculptureWalk Sioux Falls. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 7th (Wed): get a new perspective on nature at Great Plains Zoo & Delbridge Museum of Natural History, steep yourself in history at Pettigrew Home & Museum, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Joseph Cathedral, and finally stroll around Falls Park.

To see ratings, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Sioux Falls online vacation planner .

Getting from Chamberlain to Sioux Falls by car takes about 2.5 hours. In April, plan for daily highs up to 15°C, and evening lows to 1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Chicago.

Things to do in Sioux Falls

Parks Zoos & Aquariums Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Butterfly House & Aquarium ©
Butterfly House & Aquarium
St. Joseph Cathedral ©
St. Joseph Cathedral
Falls Park ©
Falls Park

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Chicago

Chicago ©
A huge and vibrant city, Chicago is home to top-notch theaters, shops, museums, galleries, and restaurants.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Chicago: Whiskey Acres Distilling Co. (in DeKalb), Evanston (Block Museum of Art & Grosse Point Lighthouse) and South Bend (Grotto of Our Lady Lourdes & Basilica of the Sacred Heart). There's much more to do: admire the masterpieces at The Art Institute of Chicago, examine the collection at The Field Museum, enjoy breathtaking views from 360 Chicago Observation Deck, and take in the waterfront at Navy Pier.

For other places to visit, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, use the Chicago trip itinerary builder website .

Traveling by combination of car and flight from Sioux Falls to Chicago takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. Expect a bit warmer evenings in Chicago when traveling from Sioux Falls in April, with lows around 5°C. You will have some time to spend on the 21st (Wed) before leaving for home.

Things to do in Chicago

Museums Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

Oak Park, Evanston, South Bend, Basilica of St. Josaphat, Rotary Botanical Gardens
Highlights from your plan
The Escape Game Chicago ©
The Escape Game Chicago
The Art Institute of Chicago ©
The Art Institute of Chicago
Museum of Science and Industry ©
Museum of Science and Industry

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