11 days in United States Itinerary

11 days in United States Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Indianapolis
— 2 nights
2
Chicago
— 1 night
3
Milwaukee
— 1 night
4
Minneapolis
— 1 night
5
Kansas City
— 1 night
6
Saint Louis
— 1 night
7
Louisville
— 2 nights

2
nights
Indianapolis

Indianapolis ©
Indiana's capital and most populous city, Indianapolis is best known for its racecar events and impressive museums, and as the hometown of Kurt Vonnegut.
Start off your visit on the 2nd (Fri): examine the collection at Rhythm! Discovery Center, contemplate the long history of Benjamin Harrison Presidential Site, thenstroll the grounds of Crown Hill Cemetery, and finally get engrossed in the history at Oldfields-Lilly House and Gardens. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: examine the collection at Indiana Medical History Museum, thenget engrossed in the history at Indiana Historical Society, thenbrush up on your military savvy at Indiana War Memorial, and finally admire the striking features of Scottish Rite Cathedral.

To see other places to visit, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Indianapolis online vacation planner.

Columbus to Indianapolis is an approximately 3-hour car ride. You can also take a bus; or fly. In October, plan for daily highs up to °C, and evening lows to °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Chicago.

Things to do in Indianapolis

Museums Historic Sites
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Indiana War Memorial ©
Indiana War Memorial
Benjamin Harrison Presidential Site ©
Benjamin Harrison Presidential Site
Indiana Medical History Museum ©
Indiana Medical History Museum

1
night
Chicago

Chicago ©
A huge and vibrant city, Chicago is home to top-notch theaters, shops, museums, galleries, and restaurants.
On the 4th (Sun), get to know the fascinating history of Chicago Riverwalk, contemplate the waterfront views at Chicago River, thenadmire the masterpieces at Richard H. Driehaus Museum, and finally explore the landscape on two wheels at Lakefront Trail.

To see reviews, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Chicago trip maker website.

Drive from Indianapolis to Chicago in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Indianapolis to Chicago. In October, daily temperatures in Chicago can reach °C, while at night they dip to °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Mon) early enough to drive to Milwaukee.

Things to do in Chicago

Parks Trails Outdoors
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Richard H. Driehaus Museum ©
Richard H. Driehaus Museum
Lakefront Trail ©
Lakefront Trail
Chicago Riverwalk ©
Chicago Riverwalk

1
night
Milwaukee

Milwaukee ©
Milwaukee boasts well-preserved historical districts with a rich European past and a strong beer-brewing tradition.
Start off your visit on the 5th (Mon): examine the collection at Grohmann Museum, see the interesting displays at Jewish Museum Milwaukee, thenget engrossed in the history at Mitchell Gallery of Flight, and finally explore the landscape on two wheels at Oak Leaf Trail.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Milwaukee trip itinerary maker.

Drive from Chicago to Milwaukee in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In October, daytime highs in Milwaukee are °C, while nighttime lows are °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Minneapolis.

Things to do in Milwaukee

Museums Parks Trails
Find places to stay Oct 5 — 6:
Highlights from your plan
Grohmann Museum ©
Grohmann Museum
Jewish Museum Milwaukee ©
Jewish Museum Milwaukee
Mitchell Gallery of Flight ©
Mitchell Gallery of Flight

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.
Kick off your visit on the 6th (Tue): admire the landmark architecture of Basilica of St. Mary, thenadmire the masterpieces at Weisman Art Museum, thenadmire the sheer force of St. Anthony Falls, and finally stroll around Mill Ruins Park.

To find other places to visit, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Minneapolis online journey planner.

You can fly from Milwaukee to Minneapolis in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In October, daily temperatures in Minneapolis can reach °C, while at night they dip to °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Wed) so you can travel to Kansas City.

Things to do in Minneapolis

Parks Nature Museums
Find places to stay Oct 6 — 7:
Highlights from your plan
St. Anthony Falls ©
St. Anthony Falls
Basilica of St. Mary ©
Basilica of St. Mary
Weisman Art Museum ©
Weisman Art Museum

1
night
Kansas City

Kansas City ©
The largest municipality in Missouri, Kansas City has an impressive array of world-class museums, shopping areas, and great places to eat, all of which attract tourism to the area.
On the 7th (Wed), examine the collection at TWA Museum, take an in-depth tour of Arabia Steamboat Museum, thenlook and learn at The Arvin Gottlieb Planetarium at Union Station, thencontemplate the long history of Union Station, and finally see the interesting displays at Museum of Illusions.

For ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Kansas City driving holiday planner.

You can fly from Minneapolis to Kansas City in 4.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Minneapolis in October, expect Kansas City to be a bit warmer, temps between °C and °C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Saint Louis.

Things to do in Kansas City

Museums Historic Sites Childrens Museums
Find places to stay Oct 7 — 8:
Highlights from your plan
Arabia Steamboat Museum ©
Arabia Steamboat Museum
Union Station ©
Union Station
TWA Museum ©
TWA Museum

1
night
Saint Louis

Saint Louis ©
Test the local claim that Saint Louis is second only to Washington, D.C.
On the 8th (Thu), take an in-depth tour of The National Museum of Transportation, thenlook for all kinds of wild species at Powder Valley Conservation Nature Center, thenexamine the collection at National Blues Museum, and finally examine the collection at Cardinals Hall of Fame and Museum. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: contemplate the long history of Basilica of Saint Louis King Of France (The Old Cathedral ) and then examine the collection at Campbell House Museum.

For more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Saint Louis trip planner.

Traveling by car from Kansas City to Saint Louis takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around °C in October, and nighttime lows around °C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 9th (Fri) to allow time for the car ride to Louisville.

Things to do in Saint Louis

Museums Parks Historic Sites
Find places to stay Oct 8 — 9:
Highlights from your plan
Campbell House Museum ©
Campbell House Museum
The National Museum of Transportation ©
The National Museum of Transportation
National Blues Museum ©
National Blues Museum

2
nights
Louisville

Louisville ©
Kentucky’s largest city, Louisville, is best known as the home of the Kentucky Derby.
Kick off your visit on the 10th (Sat): squeeze the most out of the city with Old Louisville, steep yourself in history at Historic Locust Grove, see the interesting displays at Louisville Slugger Museum & Factory, thensample the fine beverages at Kentucky Peerless Distilling Co, and finally admire the masterpieces at 21c Museum Hotel.

For more things to do, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Louisville road trip planning site.

Traveling by car from Saint Louis to Louisville takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. The time zone difference moving from Central Standard Time (CST) to Eastern Standard Time (EST) is 1 hour. In October, daytime highs in Louisville are °C, while nighttime lows are °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Sun) early enough to drive back home.

Things to do in Louisville

Museums Tours Historic Sites
Find places to stay Oct 9 — 11:
Highlights from your plan
Historic Locust Grove ©
Historic Locust Grove
21c Museum Hotel ©
21c Museum Hotel
Kentucky Peerless Distilling Co ©
Kentucky Peerless Distilling Co

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