60 days in Continental USA Itinerary

60 days in Continental USA Itinerary

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Washington DC
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Pittsburgh
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Fredericksburg
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Richmond
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Roanoke
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Asheville
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Chattanooga
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Atlanta
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Miami
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Savannah
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Charleston
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Nashville
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New Orleans
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Houston
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Austin
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Dallas
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Amarillo
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Santa Fe
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Albuquerque
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Durango
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Wichita
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Lake Ozark
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Des Moines
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Chicago
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Indianapolis
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Milwaukee
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Washington DC — 4 nights

The capital of the United States, the District of Columbia contains the lion's share of the country's most treasured monuments, memorials, and public museums.
Get some historical perspective at Washington National Cathedral and Arlington National Cemetery. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like National Air and Space Museum and Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History. There's much more to do: admire the masterpieces at National Gallery of Art, get engrossed in the history at National Portrait Gallery, appreciate the extensive heritage of The Tomb of the Unknown Soldier, and pause for some photo ops at Washington Monument.

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands to Washington DC is an approximately 11-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 6 hours traveling from Amsterdam to Washington DC. In August, Washington DC is somewhat warmer than Amsterdam - with highs of 36°C and lows of 25°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Fri) so you can fly to Pittsburgh.
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Pittsburgh — 2 nights

City of Bridges

Known primarily for its steel-related heritage and 446 bridges, Pittsburgh sits at the confluence of the Monongahela and Allegheny Rivers, which meet to form the Ohio River.
Start off your visit on the 6th (Sat): stop by Mount Washington, admire the natural beauty at Phipps Conservatory and Botanical Gardens, and then shop like a local with Contemporary Craft. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take a stroll through Strip District, then see the interesting displays at Bicycle Heaven, and then traverse land and water with a duck tour.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, read Pittsburgh planner.

Traveling by flight from Washington DC to Pittsburgh takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from Washington DC in August; daily highs in Pittsburgh reach 31°C and lows reach 20°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Sun) early enough to catch the flight to Fredericksburg.
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Fredericksburg — 1 night

Fredericksburg is an independent city located in the Commonwealth of Virginia in the Eastern United States. Start off your visit on the 8th (Mon): learn about all things military at National Museum of the Marine Corps, then steep yourself in history at Hugh Mercer Apothecary Shop, then get engrossed in the history at The Rising Sun Tavern, and finally get to know the fascinating history of Old Town. On the 9th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: steep yourself in history at Chatham Manor, then witness the site of a historic battle at Fredericksburg & Spotsylvania National Military Park, and then pause for some serene contemplation at St George's Episcopal Church.

For ratings, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Fredericksburg road trip planner.

Getting from Pittsburgh to Fredericksburg by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. In August in Fredericksburg, expect temperatures between 34°C during the day and 22°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Richmond.
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Richmond — 2 nights

The River City

The capital city of Virginia, Richmond has diverse architecture, a large collection of monuments, and world-class museums that reveal the city's important role in American history.
On the 10th (Wed), take in nature's colorful creations at Maymont, explore the world behind art at Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, and then take a stroll through Carytown. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: witness the site of a historic battle at Berkeley Plantation and then relax and float downstream with a rafting and tubing tour.

To find other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, use the Richmond journey planner.

You can drive from Fredericksburg to Richmond in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In August, daily temperatures in Richmond can reach 36°C, while at night they dip to 23°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Thu) so you can drive to Roanoke.
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Roanoke — 2 nights

Roanoke is an independent city in the U.S. state of Virginia. Start off your visit on the 12th (Fri): sample some tasty brews at a beer tour and tasting and then see the interesting displays at Virginia Museum of Transportation. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: browse for treasures at Black Dog Salvage and then make a trip to Natural Bridge State Park.

For maps, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Roanoke road trip tool.

You can drive from Richmond to Roanoke in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. Expect a daytime high around 34°C in August, and nighttime lows around 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Asheville.
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Asheville — 2 nights

Land of the Sky

Asheville nestles between two major mountain ranges in the scenic western section of North Carolina.
Start off your visit on the 14th (Sun): take in the exciting artwork at Grovewood Village, indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, and then take in the exciting artwork at New Morning Gallery. On the 15th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilica of Saint Lawrence, then wander the streets of River Arts District, and then shop like a local with Lexington Glassworks.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Asheville tour itinerary builder.

You can drive from Roanoke to Asheville in 4.5 hours. Other options are to fly; or do a combination of train and bus. In August, daily temperatures in Asheville can reach 32°C, while at night they dip to 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Mon) early enough to drive to Chattanooga.
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Chattanooga — 2 nights

Dynamo of Dixie

Once saddled with the reputation of being one of the country's dirtiest cities, Chattanooga now boasts a pedestrian-friendly downtown with a network of leafy waterfront trails and free electric shuttles.
Kick off your visit on the 16th (Tue): see what you can catch with a fishing tour, take in the history at Chickamauga and Chattanooga National Military Park, and then Head underground at Ruby Falls. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: let the river carry you with a rafting and tubing tour and then sample the fine beverages at Chattanooga Whiskey Experimental Distillery.

To find where to stay, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Chattanooga road trip planning site.

Drive from Asheville to Chattanooga in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or do a combination of bus and subway. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Asheville in August: high temperatures in Chattanooga hover around 37°C and lows are around 24°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Atlanta.
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Atlanta — 2 nights

The Capital of the South

Georgia’s largest city and capital, Atlanta is a thriving metropolis anchored by its southern roots.
Kick off your visit on the 18th (Thu): see the world from above with a helicopter tour, then admire the landmark architecture of Fox Theatre, and then steep yourself in history at Martin Luther King Jr. National Historic Site. Keep things going the next day: examine the collection at World of Coca-Cola, then explore the world behind art at National Center for Civil and Human Rights, and then tee off at Top Golf.

To find reviews, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Atlanta day trip tool.

Getting from Chattanooga to Atlanta by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: fly; or take a bus. In August, daytime highs in Atlanta are 36°C, while nighttime lows are 25°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Fri) early enough to catch the flight to Miami.
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Miami — 1 night

Magic City

Florida’s mecca of fun in the sun, the lively tropical metropolis of Miami is one of the world’s top vacation spots.
On the 20th (Sat), see the interesting displays at Vizcaya Museum and Gardens, then don't miss a visit to Wynwood Walls, and then have fun and explore at Miami Children's Museum. On your second day here, wander the streets of Lincoln Road, wander the streets of Espanola Way, and then buy something for everyone on your list at Bayside Marketplace.

To see where to stay, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Miami trip itinerary app.

Traveling by flight from Atlanta to Miami takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of subway and bus. Traveling from Atlanta in August, expect a bit warmer with lows of 30°C in Miami. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sun) so you can catch the flight to Savannah.
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Savannah — 1 night

The Hostess City of the South

Georgia's oldest city, Savannah displays its colonial history proudly on every corner.
On the 22nd (Mon), steep yourself in history at Heyward House Museum & Welcome Center, get interesting insight from Tours, and then kick back and relax at Coligny Beach. On the 23rd (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: appreciate the extensive heritage of Savannah Historic District, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cathedral of St. John the Baptist, and then brush up on your military savvy at Webb Military Museum.

To find photos, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, read Savannah trip itinerary tool.

Fly from Miami to Savannah in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In August, plan for daily highs up to 37°C, and evening lows to 27°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Tue) to allow time to take a train to Charleston.
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Charleston — 2 nights

Many visitors describe their Charleston holiday as a warm embrace by an old, dear friend--who lived about 200 years ago.
Kick off your visit on the 24th (Wed): get up close to creatures of the deep with a dolphin and whale watching tour, then brush up on your military savvy at Patriots Point, and then get the lay of the land with Walking tours. On the 25th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: contemplate the long history of Fort Sumter National Monument, settle in for a delightful tour with a horse-drawn carriage tour, and then don't miss a visit to Charleston City Market.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Charleston trip planning tool.

Drive from Savannah to Charleston in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. In August, plan for daily highs up to 36°C, and evening lows to 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Thu) early enough to fly to Nashville.
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Nashville — 1 night

Music City U.S.A.

Known as the capital of country music, the thriving city of Nashville combines old-world southern charm with a progressive urban flair.
Start off your visit on the 26th (Fri): wander the streets of Downtown Nashville, catch a live performance at Grand Ole Opry, and then sample the fine beverages at Smith Creek Moonshine. Here are some ideas for day two: contemplate the long history of Belle Meade Historic Site & Winery, get interesting insight from Tours, and then take an in-depth tour of The Johnny Cash Museum & Cafe.

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Traveling by flight from Charleston to Nashville takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Charleston to Nashville, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Charleston in August, plan for slightly colder nights in Nashville, with lows around 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Sat) so you can fly to New Orleans.
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New Orleans — 1 night

The Big Easy

Known for its Creole cuisine, rich musical tradition, and nearby swamps and plantations, New Orleans is one of the nation's oldest cities.
On the 28th (Sun), brush up on your military savvy at The National WWII Museum, pause for some serene contemplation at St. Louis Cathedral, and then make a trip to French Quarter. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 29th (Mon): take a stroll through Garden District, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Royal Street, and then get a dose of the wild on Happiness Bayou Tours.

For reviews, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the New Orleans journey tool.

Traveling by flight from Nashville to New Orleans takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Expect slightly colder weather when traveling from Nashville in August: highs in New Orleans hover around 32°C, while lows dip to 32°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 29th (Mon) so you can catch the flight to Houston.
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Houston — 1 night

Bayou City

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.
Kick off your visit on the 30th (Tue): get curious at The Houston Museum of Natural Science, then admire the masterpieces at Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, and then admire the natural beauty at Lillie and Hugh Roy Cullen Sculpture Garden. On the 31st (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: see the interesting displays at Space Center Houston.

To see photos and tourist information, you can read our Houston road trip planning app.

You can fly from New Orleans to Houston in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from New Orleans in August, you will find days in Houston are somewhat warmer (41°C), and nights are little chillier (29°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Wed) to allow time to fly to Austin.
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Austin — 2 nights

Live Music Capital of the World

Despite its laid-back college vibe, Austin is an influential center for politics, technology, film, and music.
Start off your visit on the 1st (Thu): view the masterpieces at Wild About Music, get a sense of history and politics at Texas State Capitol, take a stroll through Sixth Street Historic District, then make a trip to Congress Avenue Bridge Bat Watching, and finally stroll through Lady Bird Lake Hike-and-Bike Trail. Here are some ideas for day two: admire the landmark architecture of The Driskill, see the interesting displays at LBJ Presidential Library, then take an in-depth tour of Bullock Texas State History Museum, and finally take in the natural beauty of Barton Springs Pool.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Austin online trip itinerary builder.

Fly from Houston to Austin in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In August, plan for daily highs up to 43°C, and evening lows to 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Fri) to allow time to fly to Dallas.
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Dallas — 2 nights

Big D

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.
Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Sat): examine the collection at The Sixth Floor Museum at Dealey Plaza, then see the interesting displays at Perot Museum of Nature and Science, and then take a memorable tour with Tours. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 4th (Sun): admire the natural beauty at Dallas Arboretum & Botanical Gardens and then see the interesting displays at The George W. Bush Presidential Library and Museum.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Dallas route builder tool.

You can fly from Austin to Dallas in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In September, daily temperatures in Dallas can reach 39°C, while at night they dip to 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Sun) so you can fly to Amarillo.
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Amarillo — 2 nights

Yellow Rose of Texas

Known as "The Yellow Rose of Texas," Amarillo was once a series of ranches.
Kick off your visit on the 5th (Mon): see the interesting displays at Jack Sisemore Traveland RV Museum, visit Route 66 Historic District, and then wander the streets of Old Jacinto Area. On the 6th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: get engrossed in the history at Panhandle-Plains Historical Museum and then delve into the distant past at Palo Duro Canyon State Park.

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You can fly from Dallas to Amarillo in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from Dallas in September: high temperatures in Amarillo hover around 34°C and lows are around 18°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Santa Fe.
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Santa Fe — 1 night

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 7th (Wed): take in the spiritual surroundings of Loretto Chapel, then view the masterpieces at Nedra Matteucci Galleries, and then pause for some serene contemplation at The Cathedral Basilica of St. Francis of Assisi. On the next day, admire the masterpieces at Georgia O'Keeffe Museum, stop by Keshi, and then get to know the fascinating history of Canyon Road.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Santa Fe trip planner.

Drive from Amarillo to Santa Fe in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. The time zone difference moving from Central Standard Time (CST) to Mountain Standard Time (MST) is minus 1 hour. Plan for little chillier nights when traveling from Amarillo in September since evenings lows in Santa Fe dip to 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Albuquerque.
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Albuquerque — 3 nights

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.
Museum-lovers will appreciate Tinkertown Museum and Indian Pueblo Cultural Center. Visiting Bandelier National Monument and Petroglyph National Monument will get you outdoors. Next up on the itinerary: appreciate the extensive heritage of Albuquerque Old Town and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at San Felipe de Neri Church.

For reviews, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, use the Albuquerque tour itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Santa Fe to Albuquerque takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Expect a bit warmer evenings in Albuquerque when traveling from Santa Fe in September, with lows around 18°C. On the 11th (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Durango.
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Durango — 2 nights

Originally a frontier mining town, Durango is known today for its scenic setting, outdoor activities, and the 1880s steam-powered railway that takes visitors through sections of the mountains where roads don't reach.
Start off your visit on the 12th (Mon): see the interesting displays at Durango Wildlife Museum and Fish Hatchery and then get a taste of the local shopping with Toh-Atin Gallery. Keep things going the next day: explore the ancient world of Aztec Ruins National Monument and then cruise along Million Dollar Highway.

For maps, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Durango vacation maker.

Getting from Albuquerque to Durango by car takes about 4 hours. Other options: fly; or do a combination of train, bus, and car. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from Albuquerque in September; daily highs in Durango reach 29°C and lows reach 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Tue) early enough to fly to Wichita.
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Wichita — 1 night

On the 14th (Wed), try your luck at Kansas Star Casino and then examine the collection at Museum of World Treasures. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: steep yourself in history at Old Cowtown Museum and then look for gifts at Nifty Nut House.

For reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Wichita online trip itinerary builder.

Traveling by flight from Durango to Wichita takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of car, taxi, bus, and train. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Durango to Wichita. In September, Wichita is somewhat warmer than Durango - with highs of 35°C and lows of 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Thu) early enough to drive to Lake Ozark.
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Lake Ozark — 2 nights

Lake Ozark is a city in Camden and Miller counties in the U.S. state of Missouri, near its namesake, the Lake of the Ozarks. Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at Dogpatch Store and Osage Beach Outlet Marketplace. Shawnee Bluff Winery and Seven Springs Winery are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Step out of Lake Ozark to go to Camdenton and see Ha Ha Tonka State Park, which is approximately 32 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: indulge in some personalized pampering at Spa Shiki and take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports.

To see reviews, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Lake Ozark trip itinerary planner.

Getting from Wichita to Lake Ozark by car takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: drive. When traveling from Wichita in September, plan for little chillier days in Lake Ozark, with highs around 32°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 17°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sun) so you can go by car to Des Moines.
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Des Moines — 2 nights

Des Moines is the capital and the most populous city in the U.S. state of Iowa. Kick off your visit on the 19th (Mon): get into the urban bustle at Des Moines Civic Center, take a stroll through East Village, and then stroll around Pappajohn Sculpture Park. On the 20th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: do a tasting at Summerset Winery and then snap pictures at High Trestle Trail Bridge.

To see maps, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Des Moines road trip planning app.

You can drive from Lake Ozark to Des Moines in 5.5 hours. Another option is to drive. In September, plan for daily highs up to 31°C, and evening lows to 18°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Tue) to allow enough time to fly to Chicago.
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Chicago — 2 nights

Windy City

A huge and vibrant city, Chicago is home to top-notch theaters, shops, museums, galleries, and restaurants.
Kick off your visit on the 21st (Wed): admire the landmark architecture of Frank Lloyd Wright Home and Studio, take in the spiritual surroundings of Frank Lloyd Wright's Unity Temple, then contemplate the long history of Ernest Hemingway Birthplace, and finally take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports. On the 22nd (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Fourth Presbyterian Church, then take a stroll through The Magnificent Mile, then steep yourself in history at Pleasant Home, and finally admire the masterpieces at The Art Institute of Chicago.

To find ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Chicago trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Des Moines to Chicago takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 30°C in September, and nighttime lows around 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Thu) so you can fly to Indianapolis.
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Indianapolis — 2 nights

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.
Start off your visit on the 23rd (Fri): explore the engaging exhibits at Children's Museum of Indianapolis, then admire the natural beauty at Indianapolis Museum of Art, and then look for gifts at Rocket Fizz. Here are some ideas for day two: see the interesting displays at Indianapolis Motor Speedway Museum, then grab your bike and head to Monon Trail, and then do a tasting at Hopwood Cellars Winery.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Indianapolis trip itinerary maker app.

Traveling by flight from Chicago to Indianapolis takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. The time zone changes from Central Standard Time (CST) to Eastern Standard Time (EST), which is usually a 1 hour difference. In September in Indianapolis, expect temperatures between 31°C during the day and 17°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Sat) to allow time to fly to Milwaukee.
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Milwaukee — 2 nights

Brew City

Milwaukee boasts well-preserved historical districts with a rich European past and a strong beer-brewing tradition.
Kick off your visit on the 25th (Sun): take a stroll through Historic Third Ward, then examine the collection at Harley-Davidson Museum, and then sample the tasty concoctions at MobCraft Beer. On the next day, take in nature's colorful creations at Lynden Sculpture Garden, then identify plant and animal life at Schlitz Audubon Nature Center, and then stroll through Atwater Park & Beach.

To find where to stay, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, go to the Milwaukee trip builder tool.

You can fly from Indianapolis to Milwaukee in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time to Central Standard Time, which is usually a -1 hour difference. Traveling from Indianapolis in September, expect nights in Milwaukee to be about the same, around 17°C, while days are slightly colder, around 27°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Mon) to allow time to fly to Minneapolis.
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Minneapolis — 2 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.
Start off your visit on the 27th (Tue): do a tasting at WineHaven Winery and Vineyard, take a stroll through Summit Avenue, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cathedral of Saint Paul. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 28th (Wed): surround yourself with nature on Stone Arch Bridge, grab your bike and head to Mill Ruins Park, and then admire the sheer force of Minnehaha Park.

To find more things to do, ratings, photos, and tourist information, go to the Minneapolis road trip planner.

You can fly from Milwaukee to Minneapolis in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In September in Minneapolis, expect temperatures between 28°C during the day and 16°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Wed) to allow enough time to fly back home.
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