9 days in United States Itinerary

9 days in United States Itinerary

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9 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Madison
Fly:  3​h 45​min
1
Minneapolis
— Few hours
Fly:  2​h 45​min
2
Fargo
— 1 night
Fly + Taxi:  6​h 45​min
3
Glacier National Park
— 1 day
+2
Taxi + Fly + Drive:  7​h 45​min
4
Yellowstone National Park
— 1 night
+2
Drive + Fly + Drive:  8​h
5
Moab
— 1 day
Fly:  6​h 30​min
6
Omaha
— 1 day
Fly:  4​h 15​min
7
Chicago
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
End: Madison

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Minneapolis

Minneapolis ©
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.
Start off your visit on the 4th (Sat): admire the masterpieces at Minneapolis Institute of Art and then test your team's savvy at The Escape Game.

For maps, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, go to the Minneapolis trip builder tool .

Madison to Minneapolis is an approximately 4-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of bus and flight. In May in Minneapolis, expect temperatures between 68°F during the day and 50°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Fargo.

Things to do in Minneapolis

Fun & Games Museums
Highlights from your plan
The Escape Game ©
The Escape Game
Minneapolis Institute of Art ©
Minneapolis Institute of Art

1
night
Fargo

Fargo
Fargo is the most populous city in the state of North Dakota, accounting for over 15% of the state population. Discover how to plan a Fargo trip in just a few steps with Inspirock's itinerary builder.

You can fly from Minneapolis to Fargo in 3 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Minneapolis in May, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be little chillier in Fargo, with lows of 45°F. You will leave for Glacier National Park on the 5th (Sun).

Things to do in Fargo

Parks Fun & Games Museums

1
day
Glacier National Park

Glacier National Park ©
The glaciers from which Glacier National Park takes its name mostly dissipated eons ago, but they left behind a scoured landscape of high and steep mountain peaks, sparkling lakes, lush alpine meadows, and thick forests.
Kick off your visit on the 6th (Mon): admire the sheer force of Virginia Falls, explore and take pictures at Going-to-the-Sun Road, and then contemplate the waterfront views at McDonald Creek.

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You can do a combination of flight and taxi from Fargo to Glacier National Park in 7 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Fargo to Glacier National Park due to the time zone difference. Plan for slightly colder nights when traveling from Fargo in May since evenings lows in Glacier National Park dip to 38°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Yellowstone National Park.

Things to do in Glacier National Park

Nature Parks Scenic Drive
Highlights from your plan
Virginia Falls ©
Virginia Falls
Going-to-the-Sun Road ©
Going-to-the-Sun Road
McDonald Creek ©
McDonald Creek

1
night
Yellowstone National Park

Yellowstone National Park ©
An exceptionally diverse landscape and varied wildlife have made Yellowstone National Park one of America's most popular parks.
Kick off your visit on the 7th (Tue): witness a stunning natural landmark at Old Faithful, trek along Artist Point, and then explore the stunning scenery at Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone. Here are some ideas for day two: contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Butte Overlook and then contemplate the waterfront views at Yellowstone Lake.

For reviews, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Yellowstone National Park vacation website .

You can do a combination of taxi, flight, and car from Glacier National Park to Yellowstone National Park in 8 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from Glacier National Park in May; daily highs in Yellowstone National Park reach 53°F and lows reach 27°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Wed) so you can travel to Moab.

Things to do in Yellowstone National Park

Parks Nature Trails
Highlights from your plan
Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone ©
Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone
Old Faithful ©
Old Faithful
Yellowstone Lake ©
Yellowstone Lake

1
day
Moab

Moab ©
The gateway to Utah's popular canyon country, Moab sits engulfed in the middle of desert wilderness.
On the 9th (Thu), stroll through Arches National Park.

To find photos, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, read Moab vacation maker app .

Do a combination of car and flight from Yellowstone National Park to Moab in 8 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight; or drive. Plan for much hotter temperatures traveling from Yellowstone National Park in May, with highs in Moab at 76°F and lows at 49°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Thu) early enough to travel to Omaha.

Things to do in Moab

Trails Outdoors Nature
Highlights from your plan
Arches National Park ©
Arches National Park

1
day
Omaha

Omaha ©
A major transportation hub, Omaha was once considered little more than a stopping point on a pioneer's journey west.
Kick off your visit on the 10th (Fri): take in the views from Bob Kerrey Pedestrian Bridge, then shop like a local with Old Market, then take an in-depth tour of The Durham Museum, and finally admire nature's wide array of creatures at Henry Doorly Zoo.

To find other places to visit, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Omaha trip itinerary planner.

Fly from Moab to Omaha in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight; or drive. The time zone changes from Mountain Standard Time (MST) to Central Standard Time (CST), which is usually a 1 hour difference. May in Omaha sees daily highs of 74°F and lows of 52°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Fri) early enough to travel to Chicago.

Things to do in Omaha

Zoos & Aquariums Nightlife Parks
Highlights from your plan
Henry Doorly Zoo ©
Henry Doorly Zoo
Old Market ©
Old Market
The Durham Museum ©
The Durham Museum

2
nights
Chicago

Chicago ©
A huge and vibrant city, Chicago is home to top-notch theaters, shops, museums, galleries, and restaurants.
Start off your visit on the 11th (Sat): admire all the interesting features of Wrigley Field, don't miss a visit to Buckingham Fountain, then explore the world behind art at The Art Institute of Chicago, and finally take in panoramic vistas at Skydeck Chicago - Willis Tower. Here are some ideas for day two: engage your brain at Museum of Science and Industry, meet the residents at Shedd Aquarium, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Millennium Park, and finally don't miss a visit to Cloud Gate.

To see photos, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Chicago road trip planning tool .

You can fly from Omaha to Chicago in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight; or drive. In May, daily temperatures in Chicago can reach 71°F, while at night they dip to 52°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Sun) to allow time to drive back home.

Things to do in Chicago

Museums Childrens Museums Parks
Highlights from your plan
The Art Institute of Chicago ©
The Art Institute of Chicago
Millennium Park ©
Millennium Park
Museum of Science and Industry ©
Museum of Science and Industry

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