8 days in United States Itinerary

8 days in United States Itinerary

Created using Inspirock United States travel route planner
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Indianapolis
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Detroit
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Mackinaw City
— 1 night
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Milwaukee
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Minneapolis
— 1 night
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Bismarck
— 2 nights
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Rapid City
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Dyersville
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Chicago
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Indianapolis
— 1 night

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Indianapolis

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.
To find photos, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Indianapolis trip itinerary planner.

Use the Route module to find travel options from your starting location to Indianapolis. In November in Indianapolis, expect temperatures between 52°F during the day and 34°F at night. On the 5th (Sat), you're off to Detroit.
Parks · Museums · Nightlife · Outdoors

Detroit

Founded in 1701 by a French explorer and adventurer, Detroit exerted a profound impact on the world for most of the 20th century.
On the 5th (Sat), explore the world behind art at Detroit Institute of Arts and then contemplate the long history of Motown Museum.

For where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Detroit journey maker app.

Fly from Indianapolis to Detroit in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 48°F in November, and nighttime lows around 34°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Sat) early enough to drive to Mackinaw City.
Museums · Historic Sites

Mackinaw City — 1 night

Mackinaw City is a village in Emmet and Cheboygan counties in the U.S. state of Michigan. To see photos, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Mackinaw City travel route planner.

You can drive from Detroit to Mackinaw City in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or take a bus. When traveling from Detroit in November, plan for slightly colder days in Mackinaw City, with highs around 42°F, while nights are about the same with lows around 32°F. On the 6th (Sun), you'll travel to Milwaukee.
Parks · Outdoors · Shopping · Nature

Milwaukee

Milwaukee boasts well-preserved historical districts with a rich European past and a strong beer-brewing tradition.
Start off your visit on the 6th (Sun): admire nature's wide array of creatures at Milwaukee County Zoo and then sample the fine beverages at Great Lakes Distillery.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Milwaukee travel route tool.

You can do a combination of bus and flight from Mackinaw City to Milwaukee in 7 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Mackinaw City to Milwaukee is minus 1 hour. While traveling from Mackinaw City, expect a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Milwaukee, ranging from highs of 48°F to lows of 33°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Sun) so you can fly to Minneapolis.
Zoos & Aquariums · Breweries & Distilleries · Parks

Minneapolis — 1 night

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.
On the 7th (Mon), make a trip to Minnehaha Falls, take in the dramatic scenery at Minnehaha Park, and then browse the different shops at Mall of America.

To see maps, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Minneapolis online day trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Milwaukee to Minneapolis takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In November, Minneapolis is a bit cooler than Milwaukee - with highs of 43°F and lows of 28°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Mon) to allow enough time to fly to Bismarck.
Shopping · Parks · Nature
Side Trip

Bismarck — 2 nights

Bismarck is the capital of the U.S. state of North Dakota and the county seat of Burleigh County. Start off your visit on the 8th (Tue): get a sense of history and politics at North Dakota State Capitol Building and then stop by North Dakota Heritage Center & State Museum. Keep things going the next day: explore the activities along Missouri River, then immerse yourself in nature at Fort Abraham Lincoln State Park, and then steep yourself in history at On-A-Slant Village.

To see reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Bismarck trip maker app.

You can fly from Minneapolis to Bismarck in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Minneapolis in November, plan for a bit cooler nights in Bismarck, with lows around 19°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Thu) early enough to travel to Rapid City.
Parks · Nature · Shopping · Historic Sites
Side Trip

Rapid City

South Dakota's second-largest city, Rapid City has for many years served as a gateway to the West.
Start off your visit on the 10th (Thu): admire nature's wide array of creatures at Reptile Gardens.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Rapid City online travel route planner.

Traveling by car from Bismarck to Rapid City takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Bismarck to Rapid City due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Bismarck in November, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit warmer in Rapid City, with lows of 28°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 10th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Dyersville.
Zoos & Aquariums · Parks
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Dyersville

Dyersville is a city in eastern Delaware and western Dubuque counties in the U.S. state of Iowa. To see more things to do, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Dyersville tour planning site.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Rapid City to Dyersville. The time zone changes from Mountain Standard Time to Central Standard Time, which is usually a 1 hour difference. In November, daytime highs in Dyersville are 47°F, while nighttime lows are 27°F. You will leave for Chicago on the 11th (Fri).
Parks · Wineries · Museums · Wildlife

Chicago

A huge and vibrant city, Chicago is home to top-notch theaters, shops, museums, galleries, and restaurants.
Kick off your visit on the 11th (Fri): admire the striking features of Reliance Building, admire the masterpieces at The Art Institute of Chicago, and then walk around Millennium Park.

For other places to visit, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Chicago trip planning website.

Traveling by car from Dyersville to Chicago takes 3.5 hours. Traveling from Dyersville in November, Chicago is somewhat warmer at night with lows of 35°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Fri) so you can catch the flight to Indianapolis.
Museums · Parks

Indianapolis — 1 night

Start off your visit on the 12th (Sat): admire the natural beauty at White River State Park, have fun and explore at Children's Museum of Indianapolis, and then stop by Rocket Fizz.

To see more things to do, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Indianapolis online route maker.

Getting from Chicago to Indianapolis by flight takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference moving from Central Standard Time to Eastern Standard Time is 1 hour. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sat) so you can travel back home.
Childrens Museums · Shopping · Parks · Museums

United States travel guide

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Specialty Museums · Nightlife · Beaches
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.