9 days in United States Itinerary

9 days in United States Itinerary

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9 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Phoenix
Fly:  5​h 15​min
1
Minneapolis
— 1 night
Fly:  2​h 45​min
2
Green Bay
— 2 nights
Fly + subway:  3​h
3
Chicago
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
4
Omaha
— 1 night
Fly:  5​h
5
Fargo
— 1 night
Fly:  5​h 45​min
End: Phoenix


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1
night
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 13th (Sun): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cathedral of Saint Paul, explore the world behind art at Minneapolis Institute of Art, then take in the dramatic scenery at Minnehaha Park, and finally have some family-friendly fun at The Escape Game.

For reviews, maps, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Minneapolis trip itinerary planner.

Phoenix to Minneapolis is an approximately 5.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Phoenix to Minneapolis. Expect much colder temperatures when traveling from Phoenix in October; daily highs in Minneapolis reach 60°F and lows reach 43°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Green Bay.

Things to do in Minneapolis

Nature Parks Fun & Games

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Cathedral of Saint Paul
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Minnehaha Park ©
Minnehaha Park
Minneapolis Institute of Art ©
Minneapolis Institute of Art
Cathedral of Saint Paul ©
Cathedral of Saint Paul

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nights
Green Bay

Green Bay ©
Home of the Green Bay Packers, the city of Green Bay centers around sports and is home to hundreds of notable football icons, including Brett Favre and Curly Lambeau.
Start off your visit on the 14th (Mon): stroll around Fonferek Glen County Park, identify plant and animal life at Bay Beach Wildlife Sanctuary, then take in nature's colorful creations at Green Bay Botanical Garden, and finally see the interesting displays at Green Bay Packer Hall of Fame. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 15th (Tue): find something for the whole family at Bay Beach Amusement Park, see the interesting displays at National Railroad Museum, and then test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms.

To find photos, maps, reviews, and tourist information, read our Green Bay trip itinerary builder site .

You can fly from Minneapolis to Green Bay in 3 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. In October in Green Bay, expect temperatures between 60°F during the day and 42°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Tue) early enough to travel to Chicago.

Things to do in Green Bay

Parks Theme Parks Museums
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Green Bay Botanical Garden ©
Green Bay Botanical Garden
Green Bay Packer Hall of Fame ©
Green Bay Packer Hall of Fame
Bay Beach Amusement Park ©
Bay Beach Amusement Park

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nights
Chicago

Chicago ©
A huge and vibrant city, Chicago is home to top-notch theaters, shops, museums, galleries, and restaurants.
On the 16th (Wed), enjoy breathtaking views from Skydeck Chicago - Willis Tower, admire the striking features of 360 Chicago Observation Deck, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Millennium Park, then admire the masterpieces at The Art Institute of Chicago, and finally appreciate the history behind Cloud Gate. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Shedd Aquarium, then engage your brain at Museum of Science and Industry, then ponder the design of Buckingham Fountain, and finally admire the landmark architecture of Chicago Cultural Center.

To find ratings, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Chicago online attractions planner .

You can do a combination of flight and subway from Green Bay to Chicago in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and flight. Traveling from Green Bay in October, plan for a bit warmer nights in Chicago, with lows around 49°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Thu) early enough to travel to Omaha.

Things to do in Chicago

Museums Parks Childrens Museums
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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
Omaha

Omaha ©
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 18th (Fri): try your luck at Horseshoe Council Bluffs, then see a show at Henry Doorly Zoo, and then take in nature's colorful creations at Lauritzen Gardens Omaha's Botanical Center.

To see reviews, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, use the Omaha trip planner .

Getting from Chicago to Omaha by flight takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and car; or drive. In October, daytime highs in Omaha are 67°F, while nighttime lows are 45°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Sat) so you can travel to Fargo.

Things to do in Omaha

Parks Fun & Games Casinos

Side Trip

Horseshoe Council Bluffs
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Henry Doorly Zoo ©
Henry Doorly Zoo
Horseshoe Council Bluffs ©
Horseshoe Council Bluffs

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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 19th (Sat): see the interesting displays at Roger Maris Museum, then examine the collection at Fargo Air Museum, and then take an in-depth tour of Heritage Hjemkomst Interpretive Center. On the 20th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: steep yourself in history at Bonanzaville USA and then get a new perspective on nature at Red River Zoo.

For photos, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Fargo driving holiday planner.

Traveling by flight from Omaha to Fargo takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Traveling from Omaha in October, expect Fargo to be little chillier, temps between 59°F and 38°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Fargo

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trip

Historical and Cultural Society of Clay County
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Fargo Air Museum ©
Fargo Air Museum
Red River Zoo ©
Red River Zoo

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