8 days in United States Itinerary

8 days in United States Itinerary

Created using Inspirock United States trip planner

©
Plan created by another user. Make it yours
1
Des Moines
— 1 night
2
Omaha
— 2 nights
3
Fargo
— 1 night
4
Rapid City
— 3 nights

S M T W T F S
11
12
13
14
15
16
17
18
19
20
21
22
23
24

1
night
Des Moines

Des Moines ©
Des Moines is the capital and the most populous city in the U.S. Kick off your visit on the 14th (Wed): get a sense of history and politics at Capitol Building, take an in-depth tour of State Historical Museum, and then walk around Pappajohn Sculpture Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take an in-depth tour of Wells Fargo Museum, stroll through High Trestle Trail, then test your team's savvy at The Escape, and finally hike along Brown's Woods.

To see more things to do, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Des Moines road trip app.

Chicago to Des Moines is an approximately 3.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 66°F in October, and nighttime lows around 47°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Thu) so you can drive to Omaha.

Things to do in Des Moines

Parks · Trails · Outdoors · Museums

Side Trips

Highlights from your plan
Pappajohn Sculpture Park ©
Pappajohn Sculpture Park
Capitol Building ©
Capitol Building
State Historical Museum ©
State Historical Museum

2
nights
Omaha

Omaha ©

Gateway to the West

A major transportation hub, Omaha was once considered little more than a stopping point on a pioneer's journey west.
Start off your visit on the 16th (Fri): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Kanesville Tabernacle, admire the natural beauty at Lauritzen Gardens Omaha's Botanical Center, then observe the fascinating underwater world at Henry Doorly Zoo, and finally get a taste of the local shopping with Old Market. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: get engrossed in the history at The Durham Museum, then try your luck at Horseshoe Council Bluffs, and then take in the views from Bob Kerrey Pedestrian Bridge.

To find photos, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Omaha online itinerary planner.

Drive from Des Moines to Omaha in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 67°F in October, and nighttime lows around 45°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Sat) so you can travel to Fargo.

Things to do in Omaha

Parks · Nightlife · Neighborhoods · Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trip

Highlights from your plan
Henry Doorly Zoo ©
Henry Doorly Zoo
Horseshoe Council Bluffs ©
Horseshoe Council Bluffs
Lauritzen Gardens Omaha's Botanical Center ©
Lauritzen Gardens Omaha's Botanical Center

1
night
Fargo

Fargo ©
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 18th (Sun): get engrossed in the history at Fargo Air Museum, then deepen your understanding at North Dakota State University, and then sample the tasty concoctions at Drekker Brewing Company.

To see other places to visit, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Fargo day trip planning tool.

You can fly from Omaha to Fargo in 5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from Omaha in October; daily highs in Fargo reach 59°F and lows reach 38°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Rapid City.

Things to do in Fargo

Breweries & Distilleries · Museums
Highlights from your plan
Drekker Brewing Company ©
Drekker Brewing Company
Fargo Air Museum ©
Fargo Air Museum
North Dakota State University ©
North Dakota State University

3
nights
Rapid City

Rapid City ©

Gateway to the Black Hills

South Dakota's second-largest city, Rapid City has for many years served as a gateway to the West.
Venture out of the city with trips to Iron Mountain Road (in Custer), Crazy Horse Memorial (in Crazy Horse) and Keystone (Mount Rushmore National Memorial & Black Hills Helicopters). And it doesn't end there: identify plant and animal life at Bear Country USA, wander the streets of Downtown Rapid City, explore and take pictures at Loop Road, and explore the striking landscape at Badlands Wall.

For photos, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Rapid City online itinerary builder.

Getting from Fargo to Rapid City by flight takes about 6 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference moving from Central Standard Time to Mountain Standard Time is minus 1 hour. In October, plan for daily highs up to 62°F, and evening lows to 40°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Wed) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Rapid City

Parks · Outdoors · Scenic Drive · Nature

Side Trips

Highlights from your plan
Mount Rushmore National Memorial ©
Mount Rushmore National Memorial
Crazy Horse Memorial ©
Crazy Horse Memorial
Bear Country USA ©
Bear Country USA

Similar plans

10 days in United States BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES July, kids, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, wildlife, popular & hidden gems Preferences: July, kids, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, wildlife Attraction style: Popular & hidden gems Pace: Medium 9 days in Nebraska BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES August, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife, popular sights Preferences: August, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife Attraction style: Popular sights Pace: Medium 10 days in Greensboro & Winston-Salem & South Dakota BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES November, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, historic sites, museums, wildlife, popular & hidden gems Preferences: November, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, historic sites, museums, wildlife Attraction style: Popular & hidden gems Pace: Medium 11 days in Greensboro & Winston-Salem & South Dakota BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES November, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, historic sites, museums, wildlife, popular & hidden gems Preferences: November, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, historic sites, museums, wildlife Attraction style: Popular & hidden gems Pace: Medium 11 days in Nebraska BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES October, kids, culture, outdoors, relaxing, historic sites, wildlife, popular & hidden gems Preferences: October, kids, culture, outdoors, relaxing, historic sites, wildlife Attraction style: Popular & hidden gems Pace: Medium 11 days in Dublin & South Dakota BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES September, culture, outdoors, relaxing, historic sites, shopping, wildlife, popular & hidden gems Preferences: September, culture, outdoors, relaxing, historic sites, shopping, wildlife Attraction style: Popular & hidden gems Pace: Medium 6 days in Idaho, Montana & North Dakota BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES September, teens, kids, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, museums, wildlife, popular & hidden gems Preferences: September, teens, kids, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, museums, wildlife Attraction style: Popular & hidden gems Pace: Medium 14 days in South Dakota BY A USER FROM UNITED KINGDOM September, culture, outdoors, relaxing, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife, popular & hidden gems Preferences: September, culture, outdoors, relaxing, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife Attraction style: Popular & hidden gems Pace: Medium 7 days in South Dakota BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES September, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, historic sites, wildlife, slow & easy, popular & hidden gems Preferences: September, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, historic sites, wildlife Attraction style: Popular & hidden gems Pace: Slow & easy 15 days in South Dakota & Los Angeles BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES August, kids, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, museums, wildlife, slow & easy, popular sights Preferences: August, kids, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, museums, wildlife Attraction style: Popular sights Pace: Slow & easy 4 days in South Dakota BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES August, teens, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife, hidden gems Preferences: August, teens, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife Attraction style: Hidden gems Pace: Medium 21 days in United States BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES June, teens, culture, outdoors, beaches, historic sites, museums, wildlife, popular & hidden gems Preferences: June, teens, culture, outdoors, beaches, historic sites, museums, wildlife Attraction style: Popular & hidden gems Pace: Medium
See more plans