57 days in United States Itinerary

57 days in United States Itinerary

Created using Inspirock United States sightseeing planner

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Fly to Roanoke–Blacksburg Regional Airport, Drive to White Sulphur Springs
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White Sulphur Springs
— 2 nights
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Lexington
— 5 nights
Drive
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Louisville
— 5 nights
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Cleveland
— 6 nights
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Detroit
— 2 nights
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Chicago
— 7 nights
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Milwaukee
— 6 nights
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Saint Louis
— 6 nights
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Branson
— 5 nights
Drive
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Wichita
— 1 night
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Minneapolis
— 6 nights
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Fargo
— 1 night
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Rapid City
— 4 nights
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White Sulphur Springs

— 2 nights
White Sulphur Springs is a city in Greenbrier County, West Virginia, United States. When in White Sulphur Springs, make a side trip to see Rehoboth Methodist Church in Union, approximately Union away. There's lots more to do: indulge in some personalized pampering at The Salt Cave and Spa, get a sense of history and politics at Greenbrier Government Relocation Facility, stroll through Blue Bend Recreation Area, and sample the fine beverages at Smooth Ambler Distillery.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, read White Sulphur Springs online trip planner.

Atlanta to White Sulphur Springs is an approximately 5-hour combination of flight and car. You can also drive. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from Atlanta in October: high temperatures in White Sulphur Springs hover around 65°F and lows are around 43°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Sun) so you can travel to Lexington.

Things to do in White Sulphur Springs

Historic Sites · Wildlife · Parks · Breweries & Distilleries

Side Trips

Lexington

— 5 nights

Horse Capital of the World

Known internationally as the "Horse Capital of the World," Lexington boasts a thriving economy resting largely on its thoroughbred racehorse industry.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Lexington: Versailles (Sun Valley Farm & Woodford Reserve Distillery), Four Roses (in Lawrenceburg) and Frankfort (Buffalo Trace Distillery & Castle & Key Distillery). And it doesn't end there: try to win big at Keeneland, relax in the rural setting at Mill Ridge Farm, get a taste of local nightlife at Barrel House Distillery, and learn the secrets of beer at a beer tour and tasting.

For traveler tips, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, read Lexington day trip planning app.

You can drive from White Sulphur Springs to Lexington in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight. Plan for a bit warmer nights when traveling from White Sulphur Springs in October since evenings lows in Lexington dip to 49°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Fri) early enough to drive to Louisville.

Things to do in Lexington

Breweries & Distilleries · Tours · Nightlife · Shopping

Side Trips

Louisville

— 5 nights

Derby City

Kentucky’s largest city, Louisville, is best known as the home of the Kentucky Derby.
Change things up with these side-trips from Louisville: Bardstown (Barton 1792 Distillery & Lux Row Distillers), Limestone Branch Distillery (in Lebanon) and Maker's Mark (in Loretto). There's still lots to do: Head underground at Louisville Mega Cavern, sample the fine beverages at Copper & Kings American Brandy Distillery, gain some tasty knowledge on a distillery tour, and examine the collection at Louisville Slugger Museum & Factory.

To see reviews, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, use the Louisville trip maker tool.

You can drive from Lexington to Louisville in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In October, daily temperatures in Louisville can reach 71°F, while at night they dip to 50°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Wed) so you can catch the flight to Cleveland.

Things to do in Louisville

Breweries & Distilleries · Tours · Nature · Spas

Side Trips

Cleveland

— 6 nights

Forest City

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.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Cleveland: Cedar Point (in Sandusky), Geneva (M Cellars & Hundley Cellars) and Barrel Run Crossing Winery (in Rootstown). There's much more to do: try to win big at JACK Cleveland Casino, see the interesting displays at Rock & Roll Hall of Fame, stop by Gateway District, and admire the masterpieces at The Cleveland Museum of Art.

For more things to do, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Cleveland trip builder website.

You can fly from Louisville to Cleveland in 5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Louisville in October, you will find days in Cleveland are a bit cooler (65°F), and nights are about the same (51°F). Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Tue) early enough to catch the flight to Detroit.

Things to do in Cleveland

Neighborhoods · Wineries · Museums · Shopping

Side Trips

Detroit

— 2 nights

The Motor City

Founded in 1701 by a French explorer and adventurer, Detroit exerted a profound impact on the world for most of the 20th century.
Kick off your visit on the 20th (Wed): take a stroll through Greektown, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Old St. Mary's Church, and then take a leisurely stroll along Detroit RiverFront. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 21st (Thu): admire the masterpieces at Detroit Institute of Arts, then contemplate the long history of Motown Museum, and then examine the collection at The Henry Ford.

To find other places to visit, maps, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Detroit trip maker tool.

Traveling by flight from Cleveland to Detroit takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In October, daily temperatures in Detroit can reach 63°F, while at night they dip to 48°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Thu) so you can fly to Chicago.

Things to do in Detroit

Museums · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Shopping

Side Trip

Chicago

— 7 nights

Windy City

A huge and vibrant city, Chicago is home to top-notch theaters, shops, museums, galleries, and restaurants.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Chicago: SaltTreeYoga (in Ottawa) and Whiskey Acres Distilling Co. (in DeKalb). And it doesn't end there: admire the masterpieces at The Art Institute of Chicago, get a new perspective on nature at Field Museum, try your luck at Horseshoe Hammond, and make a trip to Millennium Park.

To see other places to visit, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Chicago trip app.

Getting from Detroit to Chicago by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. The time zone difference when traveling from Detroit to Chicago is minus 1 hour. In October, daily temperatures in Chicago can reach 65°F, while at night they dip to 49°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Milwaukee.

Things to do in Chicago

Museums · Parks · Childrens Museums · Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trips

Milwaukee

— 6 nights

Brew City

Milwaukee boasts well-preserved historical districts with a rich European past and a strong beer-brewing tradition.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Milwaukee: Kohler (The Blind Horse Winery & Whistling Straits Golf Course - Straits and Irish), Horicon Marsh (in Mayville) and Bookworm Gardens (in Sheboygan). There's still lots to do: savor the flavors at Food & Drink, explore the activities along Lake Michigan, sample the tasty concoctions at MobCraft Beer, and see the interesting displays at Harley-Davidson Museum.

To see reviews, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Milwaukee trip itinerary builder app.

Getting from Chicago to Milwaukee by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. In October, plan for daily highs up to 62°F, and evening lows to 46°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Wed) so you can fly to Saint Louis.

Things to do in Milwaukee

Parks · Breweries & Distilleries · Museums · Tours

Side Trips

Saint Louis

— 6 nights

Gateway to the West

Test the local claim that Saint Louis is second only to Washington, D.C. in the number of free activities available by spending your holiday exploring the city's central neighborhoods, famous for their restored century-old red-brick buildings.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Saint Louis: Augusta (Augusta Winery & Louis P. Balducci Vineyards), Wenwood Farm Winery (in Bland) and White Mule Winery (in Owensville). There's lots more to do: brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Pinckney Bend Distillery, pause for some serene contemplation at Cathedral Basilica of Saint Louis, admire nature's wide array of creatures at Saint Louis Zoo, and do a tasting at Robller Vineyard.

To see photos, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Saint Louis day trip planning app.

Fly from Milwaukee to Saint Louis in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. When traveling from Milwaukee in November, plan for a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Saint Louis: temperatures range from 56°F by day to 35°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Tue) so you can go by car to Branson.

Things to do in Saint Louis

Wineries · Breweries & Distilleries · Historic Sites · Parks

Side Trips

Branson

— 5 nights

Live Entertainment Capital of the World

Nestled in Missouri's beautiful Ozark Mountains lies one of the country's most attractive vacation towns for year-round family entertainment.
Explore Branson's surroundings by going to Eureka Springs (Turpentine Creek Wildlife Refuge & Thorncrown Chapel). The adventure continues: squeeze the most out of the city with VIP Tours of Branson, kick your exploration up a notch at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks, take an unforgettable tour with a helicopter tour, and get great views at College of the Ozarks.

For traveler tips, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Branson visit website.

Getting from Saint Louis to Branson by car takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and car; or do a combination of bus and taxi. In November, daily temperatures in Branson can reach 58°F, while at night they dip to 38°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Sun) early enough to drive to Wichita.

Things to do in Branson

Tours · Historic Sites · Theme Parks · Parks

Side Trip

Wichita

— 1 night
On the 15th (Mon), stop by Nifty Nut House and then try your luck at Kansas Star Casino.

To see ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Wichita trip itinerary maker.

Getting from Branson to Wichita by car takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: fly; or take a bus. In November, daytime highs in Wichita are 59°F, while nighttime lows are 35°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Mon) to allow time to fly to Minneapolis.

Things to do in Wichita

Shopping · Fun & Games · Casinos

Side Trip

Minneapolis

— 6 nights

The City of Lakes

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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Minneapolis: WineHaven Winery and Vineyard (in Chisago City), Chippewa Falls (Jacob Leinenkugel Brewing Company & Leinie Lodge) and Baker Park Reserve (in Maple Plain). Next up on the itinerary: do a tasting at Next Chapter Winery, take in the dramatic scenery at Minnehaha Park, indulge your taste buds at Food & Drink, and indulge your thirst for a good beer at Inbound Brewco.

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

You can fly from Wichita to Minneapolis in 3.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Prepare for a bit cooler weather when traveling from Wichita in November: high temperatures in Minneapolis hover around 43°F and lows are around 28°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sun) so you can fly to Fargo.

Things to do in Minneapolis

Breweries & Distilleries · Nature · Shopping · Parks

Side Trips

Fargo

— 1 night
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 22nd (Mon): learn about winemaking at Maple River Winery and then learn more about the world around you at Red River Zoo.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, read Fargo trip maker website.

Traveling by flight from Minneapolis to Fargo takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Minneapolis in November, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be little chillier in Fargo, with lows of 23°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Mon) to allow enough time to fly to Rapid City.

Things to do in Fargo

Wineries · Zoos & Aquariums · Museums · Parks

Side Trip

Rapid City

— 4 nights

Gateway to the Black Hills

South Dakota's second-largest city, Rapid City has for many years served as a gateway to the West.
Change things up with these side-trips from Rapid City: Stress Relief Massage of Deadwood (in Deadwood), Custer State Park (in Custer) and Mount Rushmore National Memorial (in Keystone). The adventure continues: take a stroll through Downtown Rapid City, view the masterpieces at Prairie Edge Trading Co. & Galleries, learn about winemaking at Firehouse Wine Cellars, and admire all the interesting features of Spearfish Canyon Scenic Byway.

To see traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Rapid City route planner.

Fly from Fargo to Rapid City in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Fargo to Rapid City is minus 1 hour. When traveling from Fargo in November, plan for a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Rapid City: temperatures range from 48°F by day to 28°F at night. You'll set off for home on the 26th (Fri).

Things to do in Rapid City

Parks · Nature · Neighborhoods · Shopping

Side Trips

United States travel guide

4.5
Specialty Museums · Beaches · Nightlife
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.

Kentucky travel guide

4.5
Caves · Specialty Museums · Distilleries
The Bluegrass State
A diverse region of sprawling farmland and rich cultural heritage, Kentucky is the birthplace of American horse racing and home to the world-famous Kentucky Derby. While the cities of Lexington and Louisville experience the majority of the state's tourism, Kentucky is also a favorite among outdoor enthusiasts with its array of natural attractions, including the Cumberland Gap and the world's longest cave system at Mammoth Cave National Park. Take a tour through original Civil War battlefields to delve into the nation's history, or head to one of the many bourbon distilleries to learn more about Kentucky's most famous export.

Ohio travel guide

4.2
Specialty Museums · Casinos · Water Parks
The Buckeye State
Nicknamed the "Heart of It All" because of its heart-like shape, Ohio is perhaps best described as a mosaic of big cities and small towns, with vast tracts of farmland in between. Always a major industrial and political player in the country, the state was the home to eight American presidents and the Wright brothers, inventors of the airplane. The first man to walk on the Moon came from Ohio, as did 23 other astronauts. More than just an overachiever in science, industry, and politics, the state is also a serious holiday destination, featuring both traditional Amish farms and bustling cities with a great selection of things to do.

Michigan travel guide

4.7
Specialty Museums · Gift & Specialty Shops · State Parks
Great Lakes State
A state inextricably tied to its waterways, Michigan does water activities better than almost any other place in the country. Things to do in the state include numerous opportunities to swim, fish, sail, motorboat, and canoe. The country's only state to stretch over two peninsulas, Michigan features a long freshwater coastline. In a land of nearly 65,000 inland lakes and ponds, you can never be too far from a natural water source. Michigan's major claim to fame is its status as the center of the U.S. automotive industry, with the Detroit metropolitan area housing the country's three major car manufacturers. The city is also a major center of culture, the birthplace of the Motown Sound, and the home of several museums and other tourist attractions. Farther from the big urban centers, Michigan offers visitors a world of apple and cherry orchards, rustic villages, and picturesque vineyards.

Illinois travel guide

4.4
Observation Decks · Parks · Art Museums
The Prairie State
The most populous state in the country's Midwest region, Illinois features a diverse landscape that includes both the enormous urban sprawl of Chicago and flat central plains, devoted almost entirely to farmland. With a great selection of things to do, Chicago is the state's centerpiece, featuring world-famous architecture and renowned museums. Farther away from this giant urban center, you can explore historical landmarks dedicated to local heroes Abraham Lincoln and Ernest Hemingway. The state also includes a prehistoric Native American site, one of only 20 World Heritage Sites in the United States, a unique feature well-worth adding to your itinerary.

Wisconsin travel guide

4.2
Specialty Museums · Water Parks · Zoos
The Badger State
Wisconsin is known as "America's Dairyland" because of its status as the nation's most famous producer of milk and cheese. A growing favorite with foreign tourists, the state is a perfect holiday destination for nature lovers, offering year-round outdoor activities like fishing, boating, kayaking, and hiking. Dotted with thousands of inland lakes and waterways alongside apple and cherry orchards, Wisconsin also offers numerous urban tourist attractions, its cities hosting renowned beer and art festivals each year.

Missouri travel guide

4.6
Theaters · Performances · Specialty Museums
The Show-Me State
Acquired from France as part of the famous Louisiana Purchase, Missouri offers visitors equal amounts of urban and rural tourist attractions, with a good sprinkling of lush valleys and meandering back roads ideal for leisurely road trips. The state has a highly varied geography, ranging from the till plains in the north to the rolling Ozark Mountains in the south. The state sits at the intersection of North America's three greatest rivers, creating fertile plains known for supporting extensive farms and ranches. Now generally considered part of the country's Midwest, most people used to count Missouri among the southern states, primarily due to its status as a slave state before the Civil War.

Kansas travel guide

4.3
Specialty Museums · Zoos · History Museums
The Sunflower State
Generally considered the geographical center of the country, Kansas is a state rich in history, having served as home to diverse Native American tribes for thousands of years before European settlement. Once called "Bleeding Kansas" because of violent clashes between abolitionists and pro-slavery settlers, Kansas now carries the nickname the "Sunflower State," earned because of its massive production of sunflowers, corn, wheat, and sorghum. In addition to agriculture, the state is also known as an aviation hub. Sightseeing is easy, as wide-open spaces dominate the landscape of the western two-thirds of the state, which includes some of the only remaining native tallgrass prairie in the nation. Eastern Kansas contains rolling hills and most of the major cities, which draw tourism with their lively art, nightlife, and music scenes.

Minnesota travel guide

4.4
Room Escape Games · History Museums · Shopping Malls
The Land of 10,000 Lakes
Deriving its name from the Dakota word for "land of sky-tinted water," Minnesota is a land of pristine lakes, pockets of dense green forests, and sprawling prairieland. Spend your vacation exploring the state's diverse landscape for endless outdoor activity and a chance to see some of the area's national monuments, or take a trip to the bustling St. Paul-Minneapolis area, a network of commerce and cultural attractions, including the famous Mall of America.

North Dakota travel guide

4.6
National Parks · History Museums · Performances
Geographic Center of the North American Continent
A primarily rural state, North Dakota is the ancient home of the Lakota tribe. Norwegian settlers once made up the European population, and one of the state's major attractions is the Norsk Høstfest, the largest Norwegian festival in the United States. The vast plains and never-ending sky inspire the many orchestras that call the state home. The spirituality of the music is second only to the spirituality of the people, as the state has the nation's highest percentage of churchgoing residents. The state's open fields are conducive to fishing, hunting, and winter activities.