7 days in United States Itinerary

7 days in United States Itinerary

Created using Inspirock United States holiday planner

Make it your trip
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Saint Paul
— 1 day
Fly
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Des Moines
— 1 night
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Kansas City
— 2 nights
Fly
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Memphis
— 1 night
Fly
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New Orleans
— 2 nights
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Saint Paul

— 1 day

Twin Cities

The capital of Minnesota, Saint Paul represents half of the "Twin Cities" and embraces the outdoors and urban culture.
Start off your visit on the 20th (Wed): learn the secrets of beer at GetKnit Events.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Saint Paul trip site.

San Francisco to Saint Paul is an approximately 5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 2 hours traveling from San Francisco to Saint Paul. In October, Saint Paul is a bit cooler than San Francisco - with highs of 59°F and lows of 42°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Wed) so you can catch the flight to Des Moines.

Things to do in Saint Paul

Adventure · Tours · Outdoors · Breweries & Distilleries

Des Moines

— 1 night
Des Moines is the capital and the most populous city in the U.S. state of Iowa. Kick off your visit on the 21st (Thu): steep yourself in history at Bob Feller Hometown Exhibit and then get a sense of history and politics at Capitol Building.

To see photos, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Des Moines sightseeing planning site.

You can fly from Saint Paul to Des Moines in 3 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from Saint Paul in October: highs in Des Moines hover around 66°F, while lows dip to 47°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Kansas City.

Things to do in Des Moines

Historic Sites

Side Trip

Kansas City

— 2 nights

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.
On the 22nd (Fri), contemplate the long history of Bingham Waggoner Mansion & Estate and then learn insider's secrets on Barley Bus Tours. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: do a tasting at Pirtle Winery and then brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Holladay Distillery.

To see photos, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Kansas City trip itinerary maker site.

Drive from Des Moines to Kansas City in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. In October in Kansas City, expect temperatures between 71°F during the day and 51°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Sat) so you can catch the flight to Memphis.

Things to do in Kansas City

Breweries & Distilleries · Wineries · Tours · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Memphis

— 1 night

Birthplace of Rock 'n' Roll

The largest city on the Mississippi River, Memphis bills itself as both the "Birthplace of Rock" and "Home of the Blues." With such a rich musical heritage, it shouldn't come as a surprise that Elvis Presley chose to live in Memphis during his later years.
Start off your visit on the 24th (Sun): get engrossed in the history at National Civil Rights Museum - Lorraine Motel and then steep yourself in history at Sun Studio.

For more things to do, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Memphis road trip app.

You can fly from Kansas City to Memphis in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. When traveling from Kansas City in October, plan for a bit warmer days in Memphis, with highs around 77°F, while nights are about the same with lows around 56°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Sun) early enough to catch the flight to New Orleans.

Things to do in Memphis

Historic Sites · Museums

New Orleans

— 2 nights

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.
Kick off your visit on the 25th (Mon): appreciate the extensive heritage of French Quarter, stop by Faulkner House Books, and then appreciate the extensive heritage of Garden District. On the 26th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: examine the collection at The National WWII Museum, take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Louis Cathedral, and then make a trip to Jackson Square.

For maps, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our New Orleans online vacation planner.

You can fly from Memphis to New Orleans in 5.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Traveling from Memphis in October, expect nights in New Orleans to be somewhat warmer, around 66°F, while days are slightly colder, around 66°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Tue) early enough to fly back home.

Things to do in New Orleans

Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods · Shopping

United States travel guide

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Specialty Museums · Beaches · History Museums
More than the country of car-packed streets seen in TV shows and movies, the United States of America is a complex and diverse home to over 300 million people living in a wide range of landscapes and climates. From its big-city skyscrapers to its sprawling natural parks, the country's ''melting pot'' combines many ethnic groups that share a strong sense of national identity despite their cultural differences. A country of road trips and big blue skies, the United States harbors orderly cities filled with restaurants, parks, museums, and innumerable sightseeing opportunities, as well as pristine natural areas perfect for a holiday in the great outdoors. To see as much as you can of this diverse land quickly, drive over some of the more than 6 million km (4 million mi) of highways leading through deserts, mountain peaks, fertile fields, and giant urban centers.