9 days in United States Itinerary

9 days in United States Itinerary

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9 days in United States Itinerary

Start: San Marcos
+2
Drive + Fly + Drive:  7​h 15​min
1
Salina
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 15​min
2
Lincoln
— Few hours
Drive:  5​h
3
Madison
— Few hours
Drive + Fly:  4​h
4
Minneapolis
— 1 night
Fly + Drive:  4​h
5
Muscatine
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
6
Chicago
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 15​min
7
Goshen
— 1 night
Drive:  7​h
8
Cape Girardeau
— 1 night
Drive:  7​h
9
Texarkana
— 1 day
Drive:  6​h
End: San Marcos

1
night
Salina

Salina ©
Salina is a city in and the county seat of Saline County, Kansas, United States., the city population was 47,707. Kick off your visit on the 25th (Wed): browse the exhibits of Rolling Hills Zoo, stop by The Good Merchant, and then walk around Coronado Heights.

To see more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Salina online route planner .

San Marcos to Salina is an approximately 7.5-hour combination of car and flight. You can also drive. Traveling from San Marcos in September, expect Salina to be slightly colder, temps between 86°F and 62°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Lincoln.

Things to do in Salina

Parks Museums Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trip

Lindsborg
Highlights from your plan
Rolling Hills Zoo ©
Rolling Hills Zoo
The Good Merchant ©
The Good Merchant
Coronado Heights ©
Coronado Heights

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hours
Lincoln

Lincoln
Lincoln is the capital of the U.S. To find other places to visit, photos, maps, and tourist information, use the Lincoln road trip app .

San Marcos to Lincoln is an approximately 9.5-hour combination of bus and flight. You can also do a combination of bus, flight, and shuttle; or drive. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from San Marcos in September: high temperatures in Lincoln hover around 82°F and lows are around 57°F. On the 26th (Thu), you're off toMadison.

Things to do in Lincoln

Parks Museums Fun & Games

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hours
Madison

Madison ©
Madison is a city in Lake County, South Dakota, United States. On the 26th (Thu), admire the majestic nature at Lake Herman State Park.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Madison trip planner .

Getting from Lincoln to Madison by car takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of car and flight. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Thu) early enough to travel to Minneapolis.

Things to do in Madison

Nature Parks
Highlights from your plan
Lake Herman State Park ©
Lake Herman State Park

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.
On the 27th (Fri), get your game on at FlyOver America, have some family-friendly fun at The Escape Game, and then admire the sheer force of Minnehaha Park.

To find ratings, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Minneapolis trip maker website .

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Madison to Minneapolis. In September, daily temperatures in Minneapolis can reach 75°F, while at night they dip to 57°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Fri) early enough to travel to Muscatine.

Things to do in Minneapolis

Nature Fun & Games Parks

Side Trip

FlyOver America
Highlights from your plan
Minnehaha Park ©
Minnehaha Park
FlyOver America ©
FlyOver America

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nights
Muscatine

Muscatine ©
Muscatine is a city in Muscatine County, Iowa, United States. Start off your visit on the 28th (Sat): examine the collection at National Pearl Button Museum, then stroll around Discovery Park, then explore the world behind art at Muscatine Art Center, and finally contemplate the long history of Pine Creek Grist Mill.

To see maps, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Muscatine route app .

Explore your travel options from Minneapolis to Muscatine with the Route module. In September in Muscatine, expect temperatures between 80°F during the day and 56°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sun) so you can travel to Chicago.

Things to do in Muscatine

Museums Parks Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
National Pearl Button Museum ©
National Pearl Button Museum
Muscatine Art Center ©
Muscatine Art Center
Discovery Park ©
Discovery Park

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night
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 29th (Sun): don't miss a visit to Skydeck Chicago - Willis Tower, then admire the masterpieces at The Art Institute of Chicago, then stroll around Millennium Park, and finally admire nature's wide array of creatures at Shedd Aquarium. Here are some ideas for day two: pause for some photo ops at Cloud Gate and then engage your brain at Museum of Science and Industry.

To see reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Chicago trip itinerary planning site .

Getting from Muscatine to Chicago by car takes about 3.5 hours. In September, daytime highs in Chicago are 78°F, while nighttime lows are 61°F. On the 30th (Mon), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Goshen.

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

1
night
Goshen

Goshen ©
Goshen is a city in and the county seat of Elkhart County, Indiana, United States. To see more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, use the Goshen trip planner .

Traveling by car from Chicago to Goshen takes 2.5 hours. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Chicago to Goshen. Traveling from Chicago in September, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be little chillier in Goshen, with lows of 55°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 1st (Tue) early enough to travel to Cape Girardeau.

Things to do in Goshen

Shopping Parks

Side Trip

Shipshewana Auction & Flea Market
Highlights from your plan
Fidler Pond Park ©
Fidler Pond Park

1
night
Cape Girardeau

Cape Girardeau
Cape Girardeau is a city in Cape Girardeau and Scott counties in the U.S. To find photos, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, read Cape Girardeau journey builder site .

You can drive from Goshen to Cape Girardeau in 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time to Central Standard Time is minus 1 hour. Traveling from Goshen in October, you will find days in Cape Girardeau are somewhat warmer (73°F), and nights are about the same (48°F). You will leave for Texarkana on the 2nd (Wed).

Things to do in Cape Girardeau

Parks Nature Outdoors

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day
Texarkana

Texarkana ©
Texarkana is a city in Bowie County, Texas, United States, located in the Ark-La-Tex region. Start off your visit on the 2nd (Wed): explore the engaging exhibits at Discovery Place Children's Museum, then examine the collection at Draughon-Moore Ace of Clubs House, and then admire the striking features of State Line Post Office and Federal Building.

To find reviews, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Texarkana planner .

You can drive from Cape Girardeau to Texarkana in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight. Traveling from Cape Girardeau in October, things will get somewhat warmer in Texarkana: highs are around 79°F and lows about 56°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Wed) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Texarkana

Museums Childrens Museums

Side Trip

State Line Post Office and Federal Building
Highlights from your plan
Draughon-Moore Ace of Clubs House ©
Discovery Place Children's Museum ©
Discovery Place Children's Museum