9 days in United States Itinerary

9 days in United States Itinerary

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9 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Kearns
Drive:  3​h 15​min
1
Idaho Falls
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h 15​min
2
Cody
— 1 night
Drive:  6​h 45​min
3
Rapid City
— 1 night
Drive:  6​h 30​min
4
Kearney
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h
5
Omaha
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 30​min
6
Sioux City
— 1 night
Drive:  15​h 15​min
End: Kearns


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Idaho Falls

Idaho Falls ©
Idaho Falls is a city in and the county seat of Bonneville County, Idaho, United States, and is the largest city in Eastern Idaho. On the 31st (Tue), explore and take pictures at Melaleuca Field, take in the dramatic scenery at Idaho Falls River Walk, make a trip to Snake River Greenbelt, then admire the masterpieces at The Art Museum of Eastern Idaho, and finally examine the collection at Museum of Idaho.

To find ratings, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Idaho Falls online road trip planner .

Kearns to Idaho Falls is an approximately 3.5-hour flight. You can also drive. Traveling from Kearns in July, plan for slightly colder nights in Idaho Falls, with lows around 51°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Wed) early enough to travel to Cody.

Things to do in Idaho Falls

Museums Nature Parks
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Museum of Idaho ©
Museum of Idaho
Snake River Greenbelt ©
Snake River Greenbelt
Melaleuca Field ©
Melaleuca Field

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night
Cody

Cody ©
A genuine cowboy city, Cody is famous for its nightly rodeos and its proximity to the protected wilderness areas of the world's first national park, now designated as one of the country's World Heritage Sites.
Kick off your visit on the 1st (Wed): get engrossed in the history at Buffalo Bill Center of the West, then delve into the lush surroundings at Shoshone National Forest, then have fun at Cody Firearms Experience, LLC, and finally steep yourself in history at Old Trail Town.

To find traveler tips, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Cody trip itinerary maker tool .

Getting from Idaho Falls to Cody by car takes about 7 hours. Traveling from Idaho Falls in August, you will find days in Cody are slightly colder (79°F), and nights are a bit warmer (55°F). Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Thu) so you can travel to Rapid City.

Things to do in Cody

Museums Nature Parks
Highlights from your plan
Cody Firearms Experience, LLC ©
Cody Firearms Experience, LLC
Buffalo Bill Center of the West ©
Buffalo Bill Center of the West
Old Trail Town ©
Old Trail Town

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Rapid City

Rapid City ©
South Dakota's second-largest city, Rapid City has for many years served as a gateway to the West.
Start off your visit on the 2nd (Thu): get in on the family fun at Storybook Island, meet the residents at Reptile Gardens, then admire all the interesting features of Big Thunder Gold Mine, and finally take a stroll through Downtown Rapid City.

To find photos, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Rapid City journey planner.

You can fly from Cody to Rapid City in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of car and flight. In August, plan for daily highs up to 83°F, and evening lows to 60°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Fri) so you can travel to Kearney.

Things to do in Rapid City

Zoos & Aquariums Theme Parks Outdoors

Side Trip

Big Thunder Gold Mine
Highlights from your plan
Reptile Gardens ©
Reptile Gardens
Storybook Island ©
Storybook Island
Big Thunder Gold Mine ©
Big Thunder Gold Mine

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Kearney

Kearney ©
Kearney is a city in and the county seat of Buffalo County, Nebraska, United States. Start off your visit on the 3rd (Fri): admire the majestic nature at Fort Kearny State Historical Park, then identify plant and animal life at Audubon Rowe Sanctuary, then see the interesting displays at Classic Car Collection, and finally appreciate the history behind Great Platte River Road Archway Monument. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 4th (Sat): get a new perspective on nature at Hastings Museum, then contemplate the long history of The Willa Cather Foundation, then get engrossed in the history at Pioneer Village, and finally stroll through Yanney Heritage Park.

To see ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Kearney road trip app .

You can drive from Rapid City to Kearney in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Rapid City to Kearney due to the time zone difference. In August, plan for daily highs up to 84°F, and evening lows to 62°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 5th (Sun) to allow time for the car ride to Omaha.

Things to do in Kearney

Parks Museums Nature

Side Trips

Hastings Museum, The Willa Cather Foundation, Pioneer Village, Audubon Rowe Sanctuary
Highlights from your plan
Yanney Heritage Park ©
Yanney Heritage Park
Fort Kearny State Historical Park ©
Fort Kearny State Historical Park
Classic Car Collection ©
Classic Car Collection

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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 5th (Sun): take in the views from Bob Kerrey Pedestrian Bridge.

For reviews, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Omaha trip builder .

Traveling by car from Kearney to Omaha takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of shuttle and bus. In August, daytime highs in Omaha are 85°F, while nighttime lows are 65°F. On the 6th (Mon), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Sioux City.

Things to do in Omaha

Zoos & Aquariums Nightlife Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Henry Doorly Zoo ©
Henry Doorly Zoo
Bob Kerrey Pedestrian Bridge ©
Bob Kerrey Pedestrian Bridge

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Sioux City

Sioux City ©
Sioux City is a city in Woodbury and Plymouth counties in the northwestern part of the U.S. Kick off your visit on the 6th (Mon): examine the collection at Jolly Time Museum and Koated Kernels Shoppe and then pause for some photo ops at Sergeant Floyd Monument.

For traveler tips, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, use the Sioux City driving holiday planner .

Getting from Omaha to Sioux City by car takes about 2 hours. Expect a daytime high around 82°F in August, and nighttime lows around 62°F. On the 7th (Tue), you'll have the morning to explore before heading back home.

Things to do in Sioux City

Museums Shopping
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Lewis and Clark Interpretive Center ©
Sergeant Floyd Monument ©
Sergeant Floyd Monument