7 days in Continental USA Itinerary

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Fargo
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Custer
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Albuquerque
— 1 night
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Santa Fe
— 1 night
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Colorado Springs
— 2 nights
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Omaha
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Fargo — 1 day

Fargo is the most populous city in the state of North Dakota, accounting for over 15% of the state population. Start off your visit on the 6th (Thu): look for all kinds of wild species at Bluestem Prairie Preserve, explore the galleries of Comstock House, and then take an in-depth tour of Fargo Air Museum.

To see traveler tips, photos, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Fargo trip planner.

Philadelphia to Fargo is an approximately 7-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a train. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time to Central Standard Time is minus 1 hour. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from Philadelphia in April; daily highs in Fargo reach 51°F and lows reach 30°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Thu) so you can catch the flight to Custer.
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Custer — 1 night

Generally considered to be the oldest town established by European Americans in the Black Hills, Custer began as a mining town.
Start off your visit on the 7th (Fri): learn more about the world around you at The Museum @ Black Hills Institute, then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Black Elk Peak, and then identify plant and animal life at Black Hills National Forest.

For more things to do, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, read Custer trip itinerary planning website.

You can fly from Fargo to Custer in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and taxi. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Fargo to Custer due to the time zone difference. In April, daily temperatures in Custer can reach 50°F, while at night they dip to 27°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Fri) early enough to catch the flight to Albuquerque.
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Albuquerque — 1 night

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 8th (Sat): examine the collection at New Mexico Steam Locomotive and Railroad Historical Society, immerse yourself in nature at Rio Grande Nature Center State Park, then pause for some photo ops at Coronado Historic Site, and finally get to know the fascinating history of Albuquerque Old Town.

To see reviews and tourist information, refer to the Albuquerque trip itinerary maker site.

Getting from Custer to Albuquerque by flight takes about 5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of taxi, bus, and train. When traveling from Custer in April, plan for much hotter days in Albuquerque, with highs around 71°F, while nights are a bit warmer with lows around 43°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Sat) to allow time to drive 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.
Start off your visit on the 9th (Sun): stroll the grounds of Santa Fe National Cemetery, take in the spiritual surroundings of San Miguel Chapel, then admire the masterpieces at Georgia O'Keeffe Museum, and finally stroll through Atalaya Mountain Hiking Trail.

For reviews, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Santa Fe online trip itinerary builder.

Traveling by car from Albuquerque to Santa Fe takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Traveling from Albuquerque in April, plan for a bit cooler nights in Santa Fe, with lows around 35°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Sun) so you can fly to Colorado Springs.
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Colorado Springs — 2 nights

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 10th (Mon), find something for the whole family at North Pole Colorado Santa’s Workshop, then get a dose of the wild on Colorado Wolf Adventures, then get engrossed in the history at U.S. Olympic & Paralympic Museum, and finally trek along Palmer Park. Keep things going the next day: take an in-depth tour of Colorado Springs Pioneers Museum, identify plant and animal life at Bear Creek Nature Center, then see the interesting displays at Michael Garman Museum & Gallery, and finally stop by Rocky Mountain Chocolate Factory.

For other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Colorado Springs trip planner.

You can fly from Santa Fe to Colorado Springs in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Santa Fe in April, expect nights in Colorado Springs to be about the same, around 33°F, while days are little chillier, around 60°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Tue) so you can fly to Omaha.
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Omaha — 1 night

Gateway to the West

A major transportation hub, Omaha was once considered little more than a stopping point on a pioneer's journey west.
On the 12th (Wed), contemplate the long history of Joslyn Castle, look for all kinds of wild species at Fontenelle Forest Nature Center, and then pause for some serene contemplation at Kanesville Tabernacle.

For traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Omaha tour itinerary maker app.

Fly from Colorado Springs to Omaha in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Traveling from Colorado Springs to Omaha, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Colorado Springs in April, plan for somewhat warmer nights in Omaha, with lows around 40°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Wed) so you can catch the flight back home.
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North Dakota travel guide

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

4.3
National Parks · Scenic Drive · Monuments
The State of Great Faces and Great Places
Famous for the cliffside monuments of Mount Rushmore and the Crazy Horse memorial, South Dakota is a land of Old West history, American Indian culture, and impressive natural wonders. Get to know the state's diverse and breathtaking landscape with a trip through Custer National Park, with a herd of 1,300 free-roaming bison, or by traversing the dramatic peaks of Badlands National Park near the Black Hills. Allow time in your itinerary to visit the state's largest city, Sioux Falls, for shopping, dining, and entertainment options, as well as a number of museums and historical attractions.
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New Mexico travel guide

4.4
Specialty Museums · Geologic Formations · Historic Walking Areas
Land of Enchantment
New Mexico is a land of distinctive regional cuisine and a thriving art scene, centered around the state's cosmopolitan urban centers. Once a Spanish colony claimed by 16th-century conquistadores, New Mexico remains the home of a large Spanish-speaking population and plenty of historical places to visit. The state also contains many Native American communities, sheltering a traditional way of life irretrievably lost in most other places in the country. With large tracts of sparsely inhabited land, the state is a great vacation destination for those who want to discover one of the world's last truly untamed regions, interspersed by only a few ancient pueblos and centuries-old missionary churches.
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Colorado travel guide

4.5
River Rafting & Tubing · Parks · Scenic Drive
The Centennial State
Home to diverse natural ecosystems, Colorado boasts numerous ski resorts, vineyards, canyons, fossil-rich national parks, rugged natural trails, and picturesque scenic drives. Arguably the greatest of Colorado's many natural wonders is Mt. Elbert, the highest peak in the North American Rockies. The state's natural beauty inspired the opening lyrics of the song "America the Beautiful." Aside from its abundant unspoiled wilderness, Colorado also offers many urban attractions, including award-winning restaurants and nationally praised microbreweries. With an extensive system of highways and railroads, the state provides visitors on vacation with a chance to explore this largely untamed part of the country by car or train.
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Nebraska travel guide

4.6
Aquariums · History Museums · Shopping
The Cornhusker State
Situated in the heartland of America, Nebraska is home to a large number of small rural communities and masses of farmland. The state's two main cities, Omaha and Lincoln, are abuzz with youthful energy and cultural delights. Your itinerary can include a trip to the cities' museums to learn about the state's past, or tours of the area's important pioneer and Native American sites. The state's central location means that it has been crossed by many trails, but it was the California Gold Rush of 1848-1855 that originally brought large numbers of non-indigenous people to the area. Scenic river valleys offer plenty of opportunities for outdoor vacation activities, while Nebraska's agricultural towns charm visitors with their all-American spirit.
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