59 days in United States Itinerary

59 days in United States Itinerary

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Helena
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Yellowstone National Park
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Boise
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Salt Lake City
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Cheyenne
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Denver
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Colorado Springs
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Santa Fe
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Albuquerque
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Amarillo
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Oklahoma City
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Little Rock
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Branson
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Jefferson City
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Topeka
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Kansas City
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Lincoln
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Omaha
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Pierre
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Bismarck
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Minneapolis
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Des Moines
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Madison
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Chicago
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Springfield
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Saint Louis
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Indianapolis
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Louisville
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Frankfort
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Cincinnati
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Lansing
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Cleveland
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Niagara Falls
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Harrisburg
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Philadelphia
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Albany
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Montpelier
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Augusta
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Boston
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Providence
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Hartford
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New York City
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Helena

Helena ©
Helena is the capital city of the U.S. Start off your visit on the 14th (Sun): ponder the world of politics at Montana State Capitol, then enjoy some diversion at Great Northern Carousel, then have fun and explore at ExplorationWorks, and finally sample the tasty concoctions at Ten Mile Creek Brewery.

To see photos, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, use the Helena trip itinerary builder site.

If you are flying in from South Africa, the closest major aiports are Great Falls International Airport, Missoula International Airport and Cut Bank International Airport. March in Helena sees daily highs of 11°C and lows of -3°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Yellowstone National Park.

Things to do in Helena

Historic Sites · Fun & Games · Theme Parks · Childrens Museums
Highlights from your plan
Great Northern Carousel ©
Great Northern Carousel
Montana State Capitol ©
Montana State Capitol
Ten Mile Creek Brewery ©
Ten Mile Creek Brewery

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Yellowstone National Park

Yellowstone National Park ©

World's Largest Collection of Geysers

An exceptionally diverse landscape and varied wildlife have made Yellowstone National Park one of America's most popular parks.
Start off your visit on the 15th (Mon): look for all kinds of wild species at Yellowstone River Picnic Area, then identify plant and animal life at Lehardy's Rapids, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Elephant Back Mountain.

To see reviews, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Yellowstone National Park trip itinerary app.

You can drive from Helena to Yellowstone National Park in 5 hours. Other options are to fly; or do a combination of bus, car, and shuttle. Traveling from Helena in March, expect Yellowstone National Park to be little chillier, temps between 2°C and -14°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 16th (Tue) to allow time for travel to Boise.

Things to do in Yellowstone National Park

Wildlife · Parks · Outdoors · Nature
Highlights from your plan
Elephant Back Mountain ©
Elephant Back Mountain
Yellowstone River Picnic Area ©
Yellowstone River Picnic Area
Bridge Bay Marina ©
Bridge Bay Marina

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Boise

Boise ©

City of Trees

From its main thoroughfare, Boise greets visitors with a view of downtown framed by the foothills of the Rocky Mountains.
Start off your visit on the 17th (Wed): fly down the slopes at Bogus Basin Mountain Recreation Area, contemplate the long history of Old Idaho Penitentiary, and then hike along Boise River Greenbelt. Here are some ideas for day two: learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Zoo Boise, admire the natural beauty at Julia Davis Park, then identify plant and animal life at World Center For Birds of Prey, and finally look for gifts at Cinder Wines.

To find other places to visit, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Boise trip planner.

Getting from Yellowstone National Park to Boise by flight takes about 7.5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of car, bus, and shuttle. Traveling from Yellowstone National Park in March, expect Boise to be warmer, temps between 16°C and 2°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Salt Lake City.

Things to do in Boise

Parks · Outdoors · Winter Sports · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Highlights from your plan
Boise River Greenbelt ©
Boise River Greenbelt
Bogus Basin Mountain Recreation Area ©
Bogus Basin Mountain Recreation Area
Julia Davis Park ©
Julia Davis Park

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Salt Lake City

Salt Lake City ©

Crossroads of the West

Utah's capital and most populous city, Salt Lake City boasts a small-town feel, big-city amenities, and plenty of nature on its doorstep.
On the 19th (Fri), hit the slopes at Park City Mountain Resort, then hit the slopes at Deer Valley Resort, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Canyons Village at Park City. On the 20th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in the spiritual surroundings of Salt Lake Temple, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Temple Square, and then get a sense of history and politics at Utah State Capitol.

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You can fly from Boise to Salt Lake City in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 17°C in March, and nighttime lows around 3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Sat) early enough to travel to Cheyenne.

Things to do in Salt Lake City

Parks · Outdoors · Winter Sports · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Highlights from your plan
Deer Valley Resort ©
Deer Valley Resort
Park City Mountain Resort ©
Park City Mountain Resort
Canyons Village at Park City ©
Canyons Village at Park City

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Cheyenne

Cheyenne
Cheyenne is the capital and most populous city of the US state of Wyoming and the county seat of Laramie County. On the 21st (Sun), get engrossed in the history at Cheyenne Frontier Days Old West Museum, then see the interesting displays at Cheyenne Depot Museum, then pause for some photo ops at Cheyenne Big Boots, and finally don't miss a visit to Big Boy Steam Engine.

For other places to visit, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Cheyenne trip site.

Getting from Salt Lake City to Cheyenne by combination of flight and shuttle takes about 6 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Salt Lake City in March, expect Cheyenne to be a bit cooler, temps between 12°C and -3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Sun) early enough to drive to Denver.

Things to do in Cheyenne

Museums
Highlights from your plan
Cheyenne Depot Museum
Cheyenne Depot Museum
Cheyenne Frontier Days Old West Museum ©
Cheyenne Frontier Days Old West Museum
Big Boy Steam Engine ©
Big Boy Steam Engine

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Denver

Denver ©

Mile-High City

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 22nd (Mon): pause for some serene contemplation at Trinity United Methodist Church, take a stroll through 16th Street Mall, and then steep yourself in history at Denver Union Station. Keep things going the next day: explore the world behind art at Denver Art Museum, learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Denver Zoo, and then see the sky in a new way at Denver Museum of Nature & Science.

To see maps, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, read Denver road trip website.

You can drive from Cheyenne to Denver in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In March in Denver, expect temperatures between 15°C during the day and -1°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Tue) early enough to drive to Colorado Springs.

Things to do in Denver

Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods · Childrens Museums
Highlights from your plan
Denver Union Station ©
Denver Union Station
Denver Museum of Nature & Science ©
Denver Museum of Nature & Science
Denver Art Museum ©
Denver Art Museum

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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.
On the 24th (Wed), get in on the family fun at Cave of the Winds Mountain Park and then look for gifts at Rocky Mountain Chocolate Factory. On your second day here, walk around Garden of the Gods, admire nature's wide array of creatures at Cheyenne Mountain Zoo, and then appreciate the extensive heritage of Old Colorado City.

To see more things to do, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Colorado Springs holiday maker app.

Traveling by car from Denver to Colorado Springs takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and flight. Expect a daytime high around 16°C in March, and nighttime lows around -2°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Thu) so you can go by car to Santa Fe.

Things to do in Colorado Springs

Theme Parks · Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Neighborhoods

Side Trip

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

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Santa Fe

Santa Fe ©

City Different

Santa Fe continuously ranks among the world's top holiday destinations, attracting visitors with its unusual combination of scenic beauty, rich history, cultural diversity, and high concentration of performing arts venues, fine restaurants, and interesting attractions.
Kick off your visit on the 26th (Fri): take in the spiritual surroundings of Loretto Chapel, view the masterpieces at Mama's Minerals, admire the masterpieces at Georgia O'Keeffe Museum, then pause for some serene contemplation at The Cathedral Basilica of St. Francis of Assisi, and finally contemplate the long history of Santa Fe Plaza. Keep things going the next day: take a pleasant ride with Vision Quest Western Horseback Rides & Lessons, don't miss a visit to Meow Wolf, then don't miss a visit to ViVO Contemporary, and finally stop by Canyon Road.

To find ratings, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Santa Fe trip maker website.

Getting from Colorado Springs to Santa Fe by car takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: drive; or fly; or take a bus. In March, daily temperatures in Santa Fe can reach 19°C, while at night they dip to -1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Sat) early enough to drive to Albuquerque.

Things to do in Santa Fe

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Classes · Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Loretto Chapel ©
Loretto Chapel
Meow Wolf ©
Meow Wolf
ViVO Contemporary ©
ViVO Contemporary

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Albuquerque

Albuquerque ©

Duke City

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.
Kick off your visit on the 28th (Sun): get interesting insight from Tours, stroll through Petroglyph National Monument, then examine the collection at Indian Pueblo Cultural Center, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Capilla de Nuestra Senora de Guadalupe. On the 29th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at ABQ BioPark Zoo, then take a stroll through Albuquerque Old Town, and then look for gifts at The Candy Lady.

To see maps, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Albuquerque trip itinerary builder site.

Drive from Santa Fe to Albuquerque in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Expect a bit warmer evenings in Albuquerque when traveling from Santa Fe in March, with lows around 3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Amarillo.

Things to do in Albuquerque

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Parks · Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Petroglyph National Monument ©
Petroglyph National Monument
Balloon Rides
Indian Pueblo Cultural Center ©
Indian Pueblo Cultural Center

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Amarillo

Amarillo ©

Yellow Rose of Texas

Known as "The Yellow Rose of Texas," Amarillo was once a series of ranches.
Start off your visit on the 30th (Tue): examine the collection at Jack Sisemore Traveland RV Museum, get a taste of life in the country at Cowgirls and Cowboys in the West, and then don't miss a visit to Cadallic Ranch.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Amarillo trip planner.

Traveling by car from Albuquerque to Amarillo takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly; or take a bus. The time zone changes from Mountain Standard Time to Central Standard Time, which is usually a 1 hour difference. In March, daytime highs in Amarillo are 22°C, while nighttime lows are 1°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Tue) so you can go by car to Oklahoma City.

Things to do in Amarillo

Museums
Highlights from your plan
Cowgirls and Cowboys in the West ©
Cowgirls and Cowboys in the West
Jack Sisemore Traveland RV Museum ©
Jack Sisemore Traveland RV Museum
Cadallic Ranch ©
Cadallic Ranch

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Oklahoma City

Oklahoma City ©

The Big Friendly

Oklahoma City, known to many as the "Big Friendly," represents the political, cultural, and economic engine of the state of Oklahoma.
Start off your visit on the 31st (Wed): engage your brain at Science Museum Oklahoma, then get a new perspective on nature at SKELETONS: Museum of Osteology, and then take an in-depth tour of Oklahoma City National Memorial & Museum.

For other places to visit, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Oklahoma City trip tool.

You can drive from Amarillo to Oklahoma City in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. In March in Oklahoma City, expect temperatures between 21°C during the day and 5°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Thu) early enough to drive to Little Rock.

Things to do in Oklahoma City

Museums · Childrens Museums
Highlights from your plan
Oklahoma City National Memorial & Museum ©
Oklahoma City National Memorial & Museum
SKELETONS: Museum of Osteology ©
SKELETONS: Museum of Osteology
Science Museum Oklahoma ©
Science Museum Oklahoma

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Little Rock

Little Rock ©

The Rock

Once inhabited by Native American tribes, today Little Rock bustles with nearly 800,000 people.
Kick off your visit on the 1st (Thu): contemplate the long history of Little Rock Central High School National Historic Site, walk around Riverfront Park, then admire the landmark architecture of William J. Clinton Presidential Library, then take in the exciting artwork at The Galleries at Library Square, and finally don't miss a visit to La Petit Roche Plaza.

Take the guesswork out of planning a Little Rock vacation by using our trip itinerary maker.

Getting from Oklahoma City to Little Rock by car takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: fly; or take a bus. In April, plan for daily highs up to 26°C, and evening lows to 12°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Fri) so you can go by car to Branson.

Things to do in Little Rock

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Shopping
Highlights from your plan
The Galleries at Library Square ©
The Galleries at Library Square
Riverfront Park ©
Riverfront Park

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Branson

Branson ©

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.
Branson is known for nightlife, theme parks, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: kick your exploration up a notch at Zipline USA, contemplate the waterfront views at Table Rock Lake, see the world from above with a helicopter tour, and get a new perspective on things with Ride The Ducks of Branson.

For maps, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Branson trip maker.

You can drive from Little Rock to Branson in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from Little Rock in April, you will find days in Branson are little chillier (22°C), and nights are about the same (9°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Sun) early enough to travel to Jefferson City.

Things to do in Branson

Parks · Tours · Nature · Outdoors

Side Trips

Highlights from your plan
Zipline USA ©
Zipline USA
Table Rock Lake ©
Table Rock Lake
Titanic Museum ©
Titanic Museum

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Jefferson City

Jefferson City ©
Jefferson City is the capital of the State of Missouri and the fifteenth most populous city in the state. Kick off your visit on the 5th (Mon): get a sense of history and politics at Missouri State Capitol, then appreciate the history behind Lewis and Clark Monument Trailhead Plaza, and then steep yourself in history at Missouri State Penitentiary.

Planning Jefferson City trip won't be overwheling when you use's Insprock itinerary maker.

You can drive from Branson to Jefferson City in 3 hours. Another option is to drive. In April in Jefferson City, expect temperatures between 22°C during the day and 9°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Mon) early enough to travel to Topeka.

Things to do in Jefferson City

Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Missouri State Penitentiary ©
Missouri State Penitentiary
Missouri State Capitol ©
Missouri State Capitol
Lewis and Clark Monument Trailhead Plaza ©
Lewis and Clark Monument Trailhead Plaza

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Topeka

Topeka ©
Topeka is the capital city of the U.S. On the 6th (Tue), stroll around Gage Park and then test your team's savvy at Keynundrum.

To find where to stay, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Topeka driving holiday tool.

Traveling by car from Jefferson City to Topeka takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of car and flight. In April, daily temperatures in Topeka can reach 22°C, while at night they dip to 6°C. On the 6th (Tue), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Kansas City.

Things to do in Topeka

Parks · Fun & Games
Highlights from your plan
Gage Park ©
Gage Park
Keynundrum ©
Keynundrum

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Kansas City

Kansas City ©

City of Fountains

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.
For traveler tips, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Kansas City attractions app.

Traveling by car from Topeka to Kansas City takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 22°C in April, and nighttime lows around 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Lincoln.

Things to do in Kansas City

Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Museums · Breweries & Distilleries

Side Trips

Highlights from your plan
Kansas City Zoo ©
Kansas City Zoo
Harry S. Truman Library and Museum ©
Harry S. Truman Library and Museum
Cinder Block Brewery ©
Cinder Block Brewery

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Lincoln

Lincoln
Lincoln is the capital of the U.S. To find maps, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Lincoln trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Kansas City to Lincoln takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and shuttle. Expect a bit cooler evenings in Lincoln when traveling from Kansas City in April, with lows around 3°C. You'll set off for Omaha on the 8th (Thu).

Things to do in Lincoln

Parks · Museums · Fun & Games · Nightlife

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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.
Start off your visit on the 8th (Thu): observe the fascinating underwater world at Henry Doorly Zoo, take in nature's colorful creations at Lauritzen Gardens Omaha's Botanical Center, then try to win big at Horseshoe Council Bluffs, and finally appreciate the history behind Golden Spike Monument. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: explore the world behind art at Joslyn Art Museum, then get engrossed in the history at The Durham Museum, and then take in the exciting artwork at Curbside Clothing.

To see ratings, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Omaha road trip planner.

You can drive from Lincoln to Omaha in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or take a train. In April, plan for daily highs up to 19°C, and evening lows to 5°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Fri) so you can travel to Pierre.

Things to do in Omaha

Museums · Parks · Casinos · Fun & Games

Side Trip

Highlights from your plan
The Durham Museum ©
The Durham Museum
Henry Doorly Zoo ©
Henry Doorly Zoo
Horseshoe Council Bluffs ©
Horseshoe Council Bluffs

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Pierre

Pierre
Pierre is the capital of the state of South Dakota and the county seat of Hughes County. To find where to stay, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, read Pierre online tour itinerary builder.

Drive from Omaha to Pierre in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. Plan for a bit cooler temperatures traveling from Omaha in April, with highs in Pierre at 16°C and lows at 0°C. You'll set off for Bismarck on the 10th (Sat).

Things to do in Pierre

Museums · Parks · Childrens Museums · Nature

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Bismarck

Bismarck ©
Bismarck is the capital of the U.S. On the 10th (Sat), appreciate the history behind Buffalo Statue, get a taste of the local shopping with North Dakota Heritage Center & State Museum, then get to know the resident critters at The Dakota Zoo, and finally sample the tasty concoctions at Laughing Sun Brewing Co..

Inspirock's itinerary builder makes planning a Bismarck trip simple and quick.

You can drive from Pierre to Bismarck in 3.5 hours. Another option is to drive. In April, plan for daily highs up to 14°C, and evening lows to -2°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sun) so you can travel to Minneapolis.

Things to do in Bismarck

Museums · Shopping · Breweries & Distilleries · Parks
Highlights from your plan
North Dakota Heritage Center & State Museum ©
Laughing Sun Brewing Co. ©
Laughing Sun Brewing Co.
The Dakota Zoo ©
The Dakota Zoo

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Minneapolis

Minneapolis ©

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.
Start off your visit on the 11th (Sun): admire the masterpieces at Minneapolis Institute of Art, then take an in-depth tour of Mill City Museum, and then take in nature's colorful creations at Minneapolis Sculpture Garden.

To see reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, read Minneapolis trip planner.

You can fly from Bismarck to Minneapolis in 4 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Bismarck in April, Minneapolis is a bit warmer at night with lows of 2°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Mon) so you can travel to Des Moines.

Things to do in Minneapolis

Museums · Parks
Highlights from your plan
Minneapolis Institute of Art ©
Minneapolis Institute of Art
Mill City Museum ©
Mill City Museum
Minneapolis Sculpture Garden ©
Minneapolis Sculpture Garden

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Des Moines

Des Moines ©
Des Moines is the capital and the most populous city in the U.S. On the 12th (Mon), take a stroll around Des Moines Civic Center, then get a sense of history and politics at Capitol Building, and then take a stroll through East Village. Keep things going the next day: learn about winemaking at La Vida Loca Winery, then admire nature's wide array of creatures at Blank Park Zoo, then admire the natural beauty at Reiman Gardens, and finally examine the collection at Textile and Clothing Museum.

To see photos, maps, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Des Moines trip planner.

You can fly from Minneapolis to Des Moines in 3 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Minneapolis in April, expect nights in Des Moines to be about the same, around 5°C, while days are somewhat warmer, around 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Tue) so you can drive to Madison.

Things to do in Des Moines

Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Neighborhoods · Shopping

Side Trips

Highlights from your plan
Reiman Gardens ©
Reiman Gardens
Capitol Building ©
Capitol Building
Des Moines Civic Center ©
Des Moines Civic Center

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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.
Start off your visit on the 14th (Wed): learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Henry Vilas Zoo, then look for gifts at Gail Ambrosius Chocolatier, then admire the natural beauty at Olbrich Botanical Gardens, and finally ponder the world of politics at Wisconsin State Capitol.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Madison tour itinerary maker app.

Traveling by car from Des Moines to Madison takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. Traveling from Des Moines in April, things will get a bit cooler in Madison: highs are around 15°C and lows about 1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Thu) so you can drive to Chicago.

Things to do in Madison

Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Shopping
Highlights from your plan
Henry Vilas Zoo ©
Henry Vilas Zoo
Olbrich Botanical Gardens ©
Olbrich Botanical Gardens
Wisconsin State Capitol ©
Wisconsin State Capitol

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Chicago

Chicago ©

Windy City

A huge and vibrant city, Chicago is home to top-notch theaters, shops, museums, galleries, and restaurants.
Chicago is known for museums, parks, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: admire the masterpieces at The Art Institute of Chicago, get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Shedd Aquarium, walk around Millennium Park, and admire the landmark architecture of 360 Chicago Observation Deck.

For more things to do, photos, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Chicago online travel planner.

Getting from Madison to Chicago by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus; or fly. April in Chicago sees daily highs of 17°C and lows of 5°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Springfield.

Things to do in Chicago

Museums · Childrens Museums · Shopping · Neighborhoods
Highlights from your plan
The Art Institute of Chicago ©
The Art Institute of Chicago
Shedd Aquarium ©
Shedd Aquarium
Field Museum ©
Field Museum

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Springfield

Springfield ©

Flower City

Springfield is the capital of Illinois, but its real significance is as the hometown of Abraham Lincoln.
Start off your visit on the 18th (Sun): steep yourself in history at Dana-Thomas House, then ponder the world of politics at Illinois State Capitol, then don't miss a visit to Lincoln Tomb & War Memorials, and finally walk around Union Square Park. On the 19th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: contemplate the long history of Lincoln Home National Historic Site and then get engrossed in the history at Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum.

To find where to stay, photos, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Springfield online road trip planner.

Traveling by car from Chicago to Springfield takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of train and bus. Traveling from Chicago in April, you will find days in Springfield are somewhat warmer (21°C), and nights are about the same (7°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Mon) so you can drive to Saint Louis.

Things to do in Springfield

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks
Highlights from your plan
Dana-Thomas House ©
Dana-Thomas House
Lincoln Home National Historic Site ©
Lincoln Home National Historic Site

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Saint Louis

Saint Louis ©

Gateway to the West

Test the local claim that Saint Louis is second only to Washington, D.C.
To see more things to do, maps, photos, and tourist information, read Saint Louis trip itinerary maker site.

You can drive from Springfield to Saint Louis in 2 hours. Other options are to fly; or do a combination of bus and train. Expect a daytime high around 22°C in April, and nighttime lows around 9°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Indianapolis.

Things to do in Saint Louis

Parks · Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Cathedral Basilica of Saint Louis ©
Cathedral Basilica of Saint Louis
Forest Park ©
Forest Park
Missouri Botanical Garden ©
Missouri Botanical Garden

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Indianapolis

Indianapolis

Circle City

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.
Use Inspirock's suggestions to plan your Indianapolis trip and find the best activities and attractions for your vacation.

Drive from Saint Louis to Indianapolis in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. Traveling from Saint Louis to Indianapolis, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. April in Indianapolis sees daily highs of 20°C and lows of 7°C at night. On the 21st (Wed), you'll travel to Louisville.

Things to do in Indianapolis

Parks · Museums · Nightlife · Fun & Games

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Louisville

Derby City

Kentucky’s largest city, Louisville, is best known as the home of the Kentucky Derby.
On the 21st (Wed), brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Kentucky Peerless Distilling Co, then see the interesting displays at Kentucky Derby Museum, and then gain some tasty knowledge on a distillery tour.

To see maps, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Louisville day trip site.

Drive from Indianapolis to Louisville in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 24°C in April, and nighttime lows around 10°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Thu) early enough to drive to Frankfort.

Things to do in Louisville

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Distillery Tours
Kentucky Derby Museum ©
Kentucky Derby Museum
Kentucky Peerless Distilling Co ©
Kentucky Peerless Distilling Co

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Frankfort

Frankfort ©
Frankfort is the capital city of the Commonwealth of Kentucky and the seat of Franklin County. Start off your visit on the 22nd (Thu): experience rural life at Old Friends at Dream Chase Farm, relax in the rural setting at Sun Valley Farm, sample the fine beverages at Buffalo Trace Distillery, then don't miss a visit to Floral Clock, and finally make a trip to Daniel Boone's Grave.

For more things to do, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Frankfort trip tool.

Drive from Louisville to Frankfort in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In April, daily temperatures in Frankfort can reach 23°C, while at night they dip to 8°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Fri) early enough to go by car to Cincinnati.

Things to do in Frankfort

Breweries & Distilleries

Side Trips

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Sun Valley Farm ©
Sun Valley Farm
Old Friends at Dream Chase Farm ©
Old Friends at Dream Chase Farm
Buffalo Trace Distillery ©
Buffalo Trace Distillery

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Cincinnati

Cincinnati ©

The Queen of the West

Situated on the north bank of the Ohio River, Cincinnati distinguished itself as the only U.S.
Start off your visit on the 23rd (Fri): take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Peter in Chains Cathedral, then get a new perspective on nature at Cincinnati Museum Center, and then learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden.

For traveler tips, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Cincinnati trip website.

You can drive from Frankfort to Cincinnati in 1.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. In April, plan for daily highs up to 22°C, and evening lows to 7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Lansing.

Things to do in Cincinnati

Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Childrens Museums · Museums
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Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden ©
Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden
St. Peter in Chains Cathedral ©
St. Peter in Chains Cathedral
Cincinnati Museum Center ©
Cincinnati Museum Center

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Lansing

Lansing ©
Lansing is the capital of the US state of Michigan. Start off your visit on the 24th (Sat): get curious at Impression 5 Science Center, ponder the world of politics at Michigan State Capitol, and then stop by Horrocks Farm Market. On the 25th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: get to know the resident critters at Potter Park Zoo, deepen your understanding at Michigan State University, then take an in-depth tour of Michigan History Center, and finally explore the world behind art at Eli and Edythe Broad Art Museum.

To find other places to visit, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Lansing trip tool.

Getting from Cincinnati to Lansing by car takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: fly; or take a bus. Plan for little chillier temperatures traveling from Cincinnati in April, with highs in Lansing at 16°C and lows at 1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Sun) so you can drive to Cleveland.

Things to do in Lansing

Museums · Childrens Museums · Shopping · Parks

Side Trip

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Impression 5 Science Center ©
Impression 5 Science Center
Michigan State University ©
Michigan State University
Michigan History Center ©
Michigan History Center

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Cleveland

Cleveland ©

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.
On the 26th (Mon), get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Greater Cleveland Aquarium and then explore the different monuments and memorials at Lake View Cemetery.

To find photos, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Cleveland trip builder tool.

Traveling by car from Lansing to Cleveland takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. April in Cleveland sees daily highs of 16°C and lows of 5°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Mon) early enough to drive to Niagara Falls.

Things to do in Cleveland

Historic Sites · Parks · Zoos & Aquariums
Highlights from your plan
Lake View Cemetery ©
Lake View Cemetery
Greater Cleveland Aquarium ©
Greater Cleveland Aquarium

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Niagara Falls

Niagara Falls

Honeymoon Capital of the World

The city of Niagara Falls houses the U.S.
For more things to do, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Niagara Falls trip builder app.

Traveling by car from Cleveland to Niagara Falls takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Traveling from Cleveland in April, expect slightly colder with lows of 1°C in Niagara Falls. You will leave for Harrisburg on the 27th (Tue).

Things to do in Niagara Falls

Parks · Outdoors · Museums · Tours

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Harrisburg

Harrisburg ©
Harrisburg is the capital city of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania in the United States, and the county seat of Dauphin County. On the 27th (Tue), identify plant and animal life at Wildwood Park, take an in-depth tour of National Civil War Museum, and then ponder the world of politics at Commonwealth of Pennsylvania Capitol Complex. On the 28th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: appreciate the history behind North Carolina Monument, take a pleasant ride with a tour on horseback, stroll the grounds of Gettysburg National Cemetery, then witness the site of a historic battle at Gettysburg National Military Park, and finally contemplate the long history of Dobbin House Tavern.

To see maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Harrisburg itinerary builder site.

Getting from Niagara Falls to Harrisburg by car takes about 6 hours. Other options: do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of flight and bus. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Niagara Falls in April, with highs in Harrisburg at 20°C and lows at 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Philadelphia.

Things to do in Harrisburg

Parks · Historic Sites · Museums · Outdoors

Side Trip

Highlights from your plan
Gettysburg National Military Park ©
Gettysburg National Military Park
Gettysburg National Cemetery ©
Gettysburg National Cemetery
Commonwealth of Pennsylvania Capitol Complex ©

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Philadelphia

Philadelphia ©

The City of Brotherly Love

Steeped in cultural and historical heritage, Philadelphia is known as the birthplace of U.S.
Start off your visit on the 29th (Thu): see the interesting displays at The Franklin Institute, then take an in-depth tour of Eastern State Penitentiary, then appreciate the history behind Rocky Statue, and finally hunt for treasures at Reading Terminal Market. Keep things going the next day: pause for some photo ops at Liberty Bell Center, contemplate the long history of Independence Hall, then admire the masterpieces at Barnes Foundation, and finally explore the world behind art at Philadelphia Museum of Art.

For other places to visit, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, use the Philadelphia trip planner.

Traveling by car from Harrisburg to Philadelphia takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. April in Philadelphia sees daily highs of 21°C and lows of 8°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Sat) early enough to drive to Albany.

Things to do in Philadelphia

Highlights from your plan
Barnes Foundation ©
Barnes Foundation
Philadelphia Museum of Art ©
Philadelphia Museum of Art
Independence Hall ©
Independence Hall

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Albany

Albany ©
Albany is the capital of the U.S. Kick off your visit on the 1st (Sat): admire the sheer force of Cohoes Falls, Falls View Park, then get a new perspective on nature at New York State Museum, then admire the landmark architecture of Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception, and finally take a tour by water with Dutch Apple Cruises.

To find more things to do, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Albany online trip planner.

Getting from Philadelphia to Albany by car takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: fly; or take a train. Traveling from Philadelphia in May, plan for a bit cooler nights in Albany, with lows around 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Sun) so you can travel to Montpelier.

Things to do in Albany

Parks · Nature · Museums · Wildlife

Side Trip

Highlights from your plan
New York State Museum ©
New York State Museum
Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception ©
Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception
Dutch Apple Cruises ©
Dutch Apple Cruises

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Montpelier

Montpelier ©
Montpelier is the capital city of the U.S. Start off your visit on the 2nd (Sun): discover the riches below the earth's surface at Rock of Ages Granite Quarry, then make a trip to Bragg Farm Sugar House & Gift Shop, then stop by The Quirky Pet, and finally relax in the rural setting at Morse Farm Maple Sugarworks.

To see ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Montpelier day trip website.

Traveling by car from Albany to Montpelier takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In May, Montpelier is a bit cooler than Albany - with highs of 22°C and lows of 7°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Mon) early enough to travel to Augusta.

Things to do in Montpelier

Shopping

Side Trip

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The Quirky Pet ©
The Quirky Pet
Bragg Farm Sugar House & Gift Shop ©
Bragg Farm Sugar House & Gift Shop
Morse Farm Maple Sugarworks ©
Morse Farm Maple Sugarworks

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Augusta

Augusta ©
Augusta is the capital of the U.S. Start off your visit on the 3rd (Mon): indulge in some personalized pampering at The Senator Spa, then contemplate the long history of Fort Western, and then ponder the world of politics at State Capitol.

For reviews, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Augusta day trip planning tool.

Traveling by car from Montpelier to Augusta takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In May, daily temperatures in Augusta can reach 22°C, while at night they dip to 8°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Tue) so you can travel to Boston.

Things to do in Augusta

Spas · Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
The Senator Spa ©
The Senator Spa
Fort Western ©
Fort Western

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Boston

Boston ©

Beantown

Rich in museums, restaurants, shops, and historical sites, Boston attracts over 16 million visitors each year. New England's largest and most influential city, Boston ranks among the world's major centers of education and culture.
Kick off your visit on the 4th (Tue): explore the world behind art at Museum of Fine Arts, then take in nature's colorful creations at Boston Public Garden, then stroll the grounds of Granary Burying Ground, and finally stroll around Boston Common.

To find maps, photos, and tourist information, read Boston travel route planner.

Traveling by car from Augusta to Boston takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In May, daily temperatures in Boston can reach 22°C, while at night they dip to 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Wed) early enough to drive to Providence.

Things to do in Boston

Museums · Parks · Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Museum of Fine Arts ©
Museum of Fine Arts
Boston Public Garden ©
Boston Public Garden
Boston Common ©
Boston Common

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Providence

Providence ©

The Renaissance City

Providence has undergone a major upgrade in recent years, transforming from a rough-around-the-edges industrial city into an epicenter of culture.
On the 5th (Wed), ponder the world of politics at Rhode Island State House, see the interesting displays at New Bedford Whaling Museum, and then browse the exhibits of Lizzie Borden House. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 6th (Thu): admire the masterpieces at RISD Museum and then learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Roger Williams Park Zoo.

To find ratings, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Providence visit planner.

Traveling by car from Boston to Providence takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 24°C in May, and nighttime lows around 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Hartford.

Things to do in Providence

Museums · Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Highlights from your plan
RISD Museum ©
RISD Museum
Lizzie Borden House
Lizzie Borden House
New Bedford Whaling Museum ©
New Bedford Whaling Museum

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Hartford

Hartford ©
Hartford is the capital of the U.S. Before you visit Hartford, use our trip planner to discover what you can do and see there.

You can drive from Providence to Hartford in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In May in Hartford, expect temperatures between 26°C during the day and 12°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Fri) so you can go by car to New York City.

Things to do in Hartford

Museums · Historic Sites · Fun & Games

Side Trips

Highlights from your plan
Team vs. Time ©
Team vs. Time
New Britain Museum of American Art ©
New Britain Museum of American Art
The Mark Twain House & Museum ©
The Mark Twain House & Museum

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New York City

New York City ©

Big Apple

Writer Pearl Buck once called New York City “a place apart,” and this giant urban center remains unlike any other in the world.
Kick off your visit on the 8th (Sat): don't miss a visit to 9/11 Memorial and then walk around Central Park. Here are some ideas for day two: explore the galleries of The Metropolitan Museum of Art, wander the streets of Times Square, and then admire the striking features of Empire State Building.

To see ratings, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the New York City tour builder tool.

Traveling by car from Hartford to New York City takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 24°C in May, and nighttime lows around 15°C.

Things to do in New York City

Highlights from your plan
Central Park ©
Central Park
Empire State Building ©
Empire State Building
The Metropolitan Museum of Art ©
The Metropolitan Museum of Art

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