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
— 2 nights
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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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Minneapolis
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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.
Visit Washington National Cathedral and The Tomb of the Unknown Soldier for their historical value. National Air and Space Museum and The National Archives Museum will appeal to museum buffs. Next up on the itinerary: explore the world behind art at National Gallery of Art, get engrossed in the history at National Portrait Gallery, examine the collection at International Spy Museum, and pause for some photo ops at Washington Monument.

For where to stay, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Washington DC trip itinerary app.

Amsterdam, The Netherlands to Washington DC is an approximately 11-hour flight. You'll gain 6 hours traveling from Amsterdam to Washington DC due to the time zone difference. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Amsterdam in August, with highs in Washington DC at 36°C and lows at 25°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Fri) so you can catch the flight to Pittsburgh.
Museums · Historic Sites · Wildlife · Parks
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Pittsburgh — 2 nights

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): take in the awesome beauty at Mount Washington, admire the natural beauty at Phipps Conservatory and Botanical Gardens, and then get a taste of the local shopping with Contemporary Craft. On the 7th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: wander the streets of Strip District, see the interesting displays at Bicycle Heaven, and then go all around town with City Tours.

To see more things to do, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Pittsburgh vacation planner.

Getting from Washington DC to Pittsburgh by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Prepare for a bit cooler weather when traveling from Washington DC in August: high temperatures in Pittsburgh hover around 31°C and lows are around 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Sun) to allow enough time to fly to Fredericksburg.
Neighborhoods · Parks · Museums · Historic Sites

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): see the interesting displays at National Museum of the Marine Corps, browse the exhibits of Hugh Mercer Apothecary Shop, then take an in-depth tour of The Rising Sun Tavern, and finally appreciate the extensive heritage of Old Town. On the 9th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: contemplate the long history of Chatham Manor, witness the site of a historic battle at Fredericksburg & Spotsylvania National Military Park, and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at St George's Episcopal Church.

To see photos, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Fredericksburg attractions planner.

You can fly from Pittsburgh to Fredericksburg in 3 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. In August, plan for daily highs up to 34°C, and evening lows to 22°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Tue) so you can go by car to Richmond.
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Richmond — 2 nights

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.
Start off your visit on the 10th (Wed): admire the natural beauty at Maymont, then admire the masterpieces at Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, and then don't miss a visit to Carytown. On the next day, take in the history at Berkeley Plantation and then add some adventure to your tour with a kayaking and canoeing tour.

To find reviews, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Richmond road trip planner.

You can drive from Fredericksburg to Richmond in an hour. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. In August in Richmond, expect temperatures between 36°C during the day and 23°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Thu) so you can go by car to Roanoke.
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Roanoke — 2 nights

Roanoke is an independent city in the U.S. state of Virginia. On the 12th (Fri), learn the secrets of beer 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 13th (Sat): pick up a one of a kind souvenir at Black Dog Salvage and then explore the striking landscape at Natural Bridge State Park.

For other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Roanoke trip itinerary builder app.

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. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Sat) so you can drive to Asheville.
Breweries & Distilleries · Tours · Historic Sites · Museums
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Asheville — 2 nights

Asheville nestles between two major mountain ranges in the scenic western section of North Carolina.
Start off your visit on the 14th (Sun): contemplate the long history of Grovewood Village, indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, and then shop like a local with New Morning Gallery. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilica of Saint Lawrence, explore the galleries of River Arts District, and then view the masterpieces at Lexington Glassworks.

To find ratings, reviews, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Asheville journey maker app.

Traveling by car from Roanoke to Asheville takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of train and bus. In August, daytime highs in Asheville are 32°C, while nighttime lows are 20°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Chattanooga.
Museums · Shopping · Historic Sites · Spas

Chattanooga — 2 nights

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, then steep yourself in history at Chickamauga and Chattanooga National Military Park, and then take in the dramatic scenery at Ruby Falls. On the 17th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: relax and float downstream with a rafting and tubing tour and then brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Chattanooga Whiskey Experimental Distillery.

For photos, ratings, and tourist information, read Chattanooga journey planning tool.

You can drive from Asheville to Chattanooga in 4 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and bus; or do a combination of bus and subway. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Asheville in August, with highs in Chattanooga at 37°C and lows at 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Wed) so you can drive to Atlanta.
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Atlanta — 2 nights

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 catch a live performance at Fox Theatre, and then contemplate the long history of Martin Luther King Jr. National Historic Site. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: examine the collection at World of Coca-Cola, take in the exciting artwork at National Center for Civil and Human Rights, and then play a few rounds at Top Golf.

To see maps, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Atlanta online day trip planner.

Traveling by car from Chattanooga to Atlanta takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can 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.
Museums · Nightlife · Historic Sites · Shopping

Miami — 1 night

Florida’s mecca of fun in the sun, the lively tropical metropolis of Miami is one of the world’s top vacation spots.
Kick off your visit on the 20th (Sat): examine the collection at Vizcaya Museum and Gardens, then explore the galleries of Wynwood Walls, and then explore the engaging exhibits at Miami Children's Museum. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 21st (Sun): kick back and relax at South Beach, wander the streets of Lincoln Road, then take a stroll through Espanola Way, and finally browse the different shops at Bayside Marketplace.

To see more things to do, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Miami online road trip planner.

Fly from Atlanta to Miami in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of subway and bus. Traveling from Atlanta in August, plan for a bit warmer nights in Miami, with lows around 30°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Sun) early enough to fly to Savannah.
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Savannah — 1 night

Georgia's oldest city, Savannah displays its colonial history proudly on every corner.
Start off your visit on the 22nd (Mon): get engrossed in the history at Heyward House Museum & Welcome Center, then head outdoors with Outdoor Activities, and then stroll through Coligny Beach. Here are some ideas for day two: get to know the fascinating history of Savannah Historic District, take in the spiritual surroundings of Cathedral of St. John the Baptist, and then learn about all things military at Webb Military Museum.

To see ratings, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, use the Savannah online trip itinerary builder.

Traveling by flight from Miami to Savannah takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In August in Savannah, expect temperatures between 37°C during the day and 27°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Tue) early enough 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. Here are some ideas for day two: get engrossed in the history at Fort Sumter National Monument, go for a charming ride with a horse-drawn carriage tour, and then browse the eclectic array of goods at Charleston City Market.

For reviews, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, use the Charleston tour itinerary planning app.

You can drive from Savannah to Charleston in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. In August, daytime highs in Charleston are 36°C, while nighttime lows are 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Thu) to allow time to fly to Nashville.
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Nashville — 1 night

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): take a stroll through Downtown Nashville, then catch a live performance at Grand Ole Opry, and then brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Smith Creek Moonshine. On the 27th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: steep yourself in history at Belle Meade Historic Site & Winery, then glide peacefully along the water with some of the best stand-up paddleboarding in the area, and then examine the collection at The Johnny Cash Museum & Cafe.

To see traveler tips, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Nashville trip itinerary builder.

Getting from Charleston to Nashville by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Central Standard Time (CST), which is usually a -1 hour difference. Expect a bit cooler evenings in Nashville when traveling from Charleston in August, with lows around 24°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Sat) early enough to catch the flight to New Orleans.
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New Orleans — 1 night

Known for its Creole cuisine, rich musical tradition, and nearby swamps and plantations, New Orleans is one of the nation's oldest cities.
Start off your visit on the 28th (Sun): examine the collection at The National WWII Museum, pause for some serene contemplation at St. Louis Cathedral, and then don't miss a visit to French Quarter. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: appreciate the extensive heritage of Garden District, get to know the fascinating history of Royal Street, and then surround yourself with nature on Happiness Bayou Tours.

For traveler tips, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, read our New Orleans trip itinerary builder app.

Fly from Nashville to New Orleans in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. When traveling from Nashville in August, plan for a bit cooler days and a bit warmer nights in New Orleans: temperatures range from 32°C by day to 32°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Mon) to allow time to fly to Houston.
Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Museums · Tours

Houston — 1 night

Although urban sprawl remains synonymous with Houston, most of the city's tourist attractions lie within the relatively small downtown area, surrounded by diverse neighborhoods housing the nation's biggest African-American, Asian-American, and Latino communities.
Start off your visit on the 30th (Tue): get curious at The Houston Museum of Natural Science, 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: stroll through Water Wall and then examine the collection at Space Center Houston.

To see maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Houston tour itinerary planner.

Getting from New Orleans to Houston by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from New Orleans in August: highs in Houston hover around 41°C, while lows dip to 29°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Wed) to allow time to fly to Austin.
Museums · Parks · Childrens Museums · Nature

Austin — 2 nights

Despite its laid-back college vibe, Austin is an influential center for politics, technology, film, and music.
Kick off your visit on the 1st (Thu): view the masterpieces at Wild About Music, ponder the world of politics at Texas State Capitol, then get a taste of the local shopping with Sixth Street Historic District, then take in the views from Congress Avenue Bridge / Austin Bats, and finally stroll through Lady Bird Lake Hike-and-Bike Trail. On your second day here, admire the striking features of The Driskill, then see the interesting displays at LBJ Presidential Library, then get engrossed in the history at Bullock Texas State History Museum, and finally explore the activities along Barton Springs Pool.

To find photos, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Austin trip itinerary maker tool.

Getting from Houston to Austin by flight takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. In August, daytime highs in Austin are 43°C, while nighttime lows are 28°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Fri) so you can catch the flight to Dallas.
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Dallas — 2 nights

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 examine the collection at Perot Museum of Nature and Science, and then get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports. On the 4th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in nature's colorful creations at Dallas Arboretum & Botanical Gardens and then examine the collection at The George W. Bush Presidential Library and Museum.

To see traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, read Dallas tour itinerary planning website.

You can fly from Austin to Dallas in 2.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 39°C in September, and nighttime lows around 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Sun) early enough to fly to Amarillo.
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Amarillo — 2 nights

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

To see maps, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Amarillo online tour planner.

You can fly from Dallas to Amarillo in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In September, Amarillo is a bit cooler than Dallas - with highs of 34°C and lows of 18°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Santa Fe.
Museums · Neighborhoods · Historic Sites · Nature
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Santa Fe — 1 night

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.
Start off your visit on the 7th (Wed): steep yourself in history at Loretto Chapel, then take in the exciting artwork at Nedra Matteucci Galleries, and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at The Cathedral Basilica of St. Francis of Assisi. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: admire the masterpieces at Georgia O'Keeffe Museum, then take in the pleasant sights at Keshi, and then get to know the fascinating history of Canyon Road.

To find more things to do, maps, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Santa Fe journey app.

You can drive from Amarillo to Santa Fe in 4.5 hours. Other options are to fly; or take a bus. The time zone changes from Central Standard Time to Mountain Standard Time, which is usually a -1 hour difference. Traveling from Amarillo in September, expect a bit cooler with lows of 13°C in Santa Fe. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Albuquerque.
Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping · Neighborhoods

Albuquerque — 3 nights

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.
Get outdoors at Bandelier National Monument and Petroglyph National Monument. Do some cultural sightseeing at Albuquerque Old Town and Indian Pueblo Cultural Center. It doesn't end there: take in the spiritual surroundings of San Felipe de Neri Church and pick up a one of a kind souvenir at Tinkertown Museum.

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You can drive from Santa Fe to Albuquerque in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Traveling from Santa Fe in September, Albuquerque is somewhat warmer at night with lows of 18°C. On the 11th (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Durango.
Historic Sites · Museums · Nature · Parks
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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.
Kick off your visit on the 12th (Mon): stroll through Durango Fish Hatchery and Wildlife Museum and then view the masterpieces at Toh-Atin Gallery. Here are some ideas for day two: explore the ancient world of Aztec Ruins National Monument and then take a memorable drive along Million Dollar Highway.

To see photos, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Durango trip planner.

Getting from Albuquerque to Durango by car takes about 4 hours. Other options: fly; or do a combination of train, bus, and car. Traveling from Albuquerque in September, things will get slightly colder in Durango: highs are around 29°C and lows about 7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Tue) to allow enough time to fly to Wichita.
Museums · Historic Sites · Outdoors · Wildlife
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Wichita — 1 night

On the 14th (Wed), try your luck at Kansas Star Casino and then see the interesting displays at Museum of World Treasures. Keep things going the next day: contemplate the long history of Old Cowtown Museum and then stop by Nifty Nut House.

To see photos, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Wichita trip itinerary site.

Getting from Durango to Wichita by flight takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of car, taxi, bus, and train. The time zone difference moving from Mountain Standard Time (MST) to Central Standard Time (CST) is 1 hour. Traveling from Durango in September, things will get somewhat warmer in Wichita: highs are around 35°C and lows about 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Lake Ozark.
Museums · Historic Sites · Fun & Games · Shopping
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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. Do your shopping 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. There's still lots to do: indulge in some personalized pampering at Spa Shiki and get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports.

To find other places to visit, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Lake Ozark road trip website.

Getting from Wichita to Lake Ozark by car takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and car. When traveling from Wichita in September, plan for slightly colder days in Lake Ozark, with highs around 32°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Sun) early enough to travel to Des Moines.
Shopping · Wineries · Spas · Nature
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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. Start off your visit on the 19th (Mon): take a stroll around Des Moines Civic Center, wander the streets of East Village, and then walk around Pappajohn Sculpture Park. On the 20th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: do a tasting at Summerset Winery and then explore the landscape on two wheels at High Trestle Trail Bridge.

To find traveler tips, photos, reviews, and tourist information, use the Des Moines holiday maker.

Getting from Lake Ozark to Des Moines by car takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of car and flight. Expect a daytime high around 31°C in September, and nighttime lows around 18°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Tue) so you can catch the flight to Chicago.
Parks · Outdoors · Shopping · Wineries
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Chicago — 2 nights

A huge and vibrant city, Chicago is home to top-notch theaters, shops, museums, galleries, and restaurants.
Start off your visit on the 21st (Wed): admire the landmark architecture of Frank Lloyd Wright Home and Studio, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Frank Lloyd Wright's Unity Temple, then stop by Ernest Hemingway Birthplace, and finally head outdoors with Outdoor Activities. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 22nd (Thu): take in the spiritual surroundings of Fourth Presbyterian Church, then take a stroll through The Magnificent Mile, then contemplate the long history of Pleasant Home, and finally explore the world behind art at The Art Institute of Chicago.

To find where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Chicago journey planning site.

Fly from Des Moines to Chicago in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In September, plan for daily highs up to 30°C, and evening lows to 19°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Thu) so you can catch the flight to Indianapolis.
Historic Sites · Shopping · Museums · Neighborhoods
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Indianapolis — 2 nights

Indiana's capital and most populous city, Indianapolis is best known for its racecar events and impressive museums, and as the hometown of Kurt Vonnegut.
On the 23rd (Fri), explore the engaging exhibits at Children's Museum of Indianapolis, then take in nature's colorful creations at Indianapolis Museum of Art, and then stop by Rocket Fizz. On the 24th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: see the interesting displays at Indianapolis Motor Speedway Museum, explore the landscape on two wheels at Monon Trail, and then do a tasting at Hopwood Cellars Winery.

For traveler tips, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Indianapolis day trip planning app.

Getting from Chicago to Indianapolis by flight takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Chicago to Indianapolis due to the time zone difference. In September, daily temperatures in Indianapolis can reach 31°C, while at night they dip to 17°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Sat) so you can catch the flight to Milwaukee.
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Milwaukee — 2 nights

Milwaukee boasts well-preserved historical districts with a rich European past and a strong beer-brewing tradition.
Start off your visit on the 25th (Sun): don't miss a visit to Historic Third Ward, then see the interesting displays at Harley-Davidson Museum, and then indulge your thirst for a good beer at MobCraft Beer. On the next day, admire the masterpieces at Lynden Sculpture Garden, tour the pleasant surroundings at Schlitz Audubon Nature Center, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Atwater Park & Beach.

To see reviews, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, use the Milwaukee tour itinerary planning tool.

Fly from Indianapolis to Milwaukee in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Indianapolis to Milwaukee due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Indianapolis in September, you will find days in Milwaukee are slightly colder (27°C), and nights are about the same (17°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Mon) early enough to fly to Minneapolis.
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Minneapolis — 2 nights

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): learn about winemaking at WineHaven Winery and Vineyard, then visit Summit Avenue, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Cathedral of Saint Paul. Keep things going the next day: surround yourself with nature on Stone Arch Bridge, then walk around Mill Ruins Park, and then walk around Minnehaha Park.

To find photos, where to stay, and tourist information, read Minneapolis sightseeing planner.

Getting from Milwaukee to Minneapolis by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 28°C in September, and nighttime lows around 16°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Wed) to allow enough time to fly back home.
Outdoors · Parks · Tours · Historic Sites
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