8 days in United States Itinerary

8 days in United States Itinerary

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8 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Kristiansand, Norway
Fly:  16​h
1
Kansas City
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 30​min
2
Jefferson City
— Few hours
Drive:  4​h 30​min
3
Des Moines
— 1 night
Fly:  3​h 15​min
4
Chicago
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 15​min
5
Indianapolis
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h
6
Columbus
— 1 night
Fly + Drive:  4​h 30​min
7
Hamilton
— 1 night
Drive + Fly:  20​h
End: Kristiansand, Norway

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Kansas City

Kansas City ©
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.
You've now added Kansas City Zoo to your itinerary. Kick off your visit on the 5th (Tue): learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Kansas City Zoo and then sample the tasty concoctions at Cinder Block Brewery.

To see photos, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Kansas City journey planning site .

Kristiansand, Norway to Kansas City is an approximately 16-hour flight. The time zone changes from Central European Time to Central Standard Time, which is usually a -7 hour difference. Traveling from Kristiansand in November, expect nights in Kansas City to be about the same, around 3°C, while days are somewhat warmer, around 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Jefferson City.

Things to do in Kansas City

Museums Parks Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trips

Cinder Block Brewery, Harry S. Truman Library and Museum
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National WWI Museum and Memorial ©
National WWI Museum and Memorial
Harry S. Truman Library and Museum ©
Kansas City Zoo ©
Kansas City Zoo

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hours
Jefferson City

Jefferson City
Jefferson City is the capital of the State of Missouri and the fifteenth most populous city in the state. To find traveler tips, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Jefferson City trip itinerary planning website .

Traveling by car from Kansas City to Jefferson City takes 2.5 hours. In October in Jefferson City, expect temperatures between 25°C during the day and 11°C at night. You'll set off for Des Moines on the 31st (Thu).

Things to do in Jefferson City

Parks Outdoors Wineries

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Des Moines

Des Moines ©
Des Moines is the capital and the most populous city in the U.S. On the 7th (Thu), ponder the world of politics at Capitol Building and then stroll around Pappajohn Sculpture Park.

For more things to do, maps, photos, and tourist information, go to the Des Moines attractions planning website .

Getting from Jefferson City to Des Moines by car takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of car and flight. Expect slightly colder weather when traveling from Jefferson City in November: highs in Des Moines hover around 12°C, while lows dip to 0°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Chicago.

Things to do in Des Moines

Parks
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Pappajohn Sculpture Park ©
Pappajohn Sculpture Park
Capitol Building ©
Capitol Building

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Chicago

Chicago ©
A huge and vibrant city, Chicago is home to top-notch theaters, shops, museums, galleries, and restaurants.
Kick off your visit on the 8th (Fri): enjoy breathtaking views from Skydeck Chicago - Willis Tower, explore the world behind art at The Art Institute of Chicago, pause for some photo ops at Cloud Gate, then walk around Millennium Park, and finally admire the landmark architecture of 360 Chicago Observation Deck.

To find maps and more tourist information, read our Chicago journey builder app .

You can fly from Des Moines to Chicago in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In November, daily temperatures in Chicago can reach 11°C, while at night they dip to 1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Indianapolis.

Things to do in Chicago

Museums Parks
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The Art Institute of Chicago ©
The Art Institute of Chicago
Millennium Park ©
Millennium Park
Skydeck Chicago - Willis Tower ©
Skydeck Chicago - Willis Tower

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night
Indianapolis

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.
Kick off your visit on the 9th (Sat): explore the engaging exhibits at Children's Museum of Indianapolis, then test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms, and then admire the striking features of Scottish Rite Cathedral.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Indianapolis online journey builder .

You can drive from Chicago to Indianapolis in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; 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. Expect a daytime high around 13°C in November, and nighttime lows around 1°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Columbus.

Things to do in Indianapolis

Museums Childrens Museums Fun & Games
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Children's Museum of Indianapolis ©
Children's Museum of Indianapolis
Room Escape Games
Scottish Rite Cathedral ©
Scottish Rite Cathedral

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Columbus

Columbus ©
More than just one of the nation's top business centers, Columbus is a mixture of many different parts of America, situated at the spot where the so-called "Bible Belt" meets the varied cultures of the Great Plains and Appalachia.
Kick off your visit on the 10th (Sun): observe the fascinating underwater world at Columbus Zoo and Aquarium and then test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms.

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Drive from Indianapolis to Columbus in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. November in Columbus sees daily highs of 13°C and lows of 1°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 10th (Sun) to allow time for travel to Hamilton.

Things to do in Columbus

Parks Zoos & Aquariums Fun & Games

Side Trip

Columbus Zoo and Aquarium
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Columbus Zoo and Aquarium ©
Columbus Zoo and Aquarium
Room Escape Games

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Hamilton

Hamilton ©
On the 11th (Mon), tour the pleasant surroundings at Washington Crossing Historic Park and then do a tasting at Crossing Vineyards and Winery.

To find where to stay, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Hamilton trip itinerary tool .

Explore your travel options from Columbus to Hamilton with the Route module. In November, daytime highs in Hamilton are 15°C, while nighttime lows are 2°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 11th (Mon) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Hamilton

Wineries Parks Historic Sites

Side Trip

Washington Crossing
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Crossing Vineyards and Winery ©
Crossing Vineyards and Winery
Washington Crossing Historic Park ©
Washington Crossing Historic Park

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