30 days in United States Itinerary

30 days in United States Itinerary

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Indianapolis
— 4 nights
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Springfield
— 2 nights
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Saint Louis
— 3 nights
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Wichita
— 2 nights
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Kansas City
— 3 nights
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Omaha
— 2 nights
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Des Moines
— 2 nights
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Chicago
— 6 nights
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Milwaukee
— 2 nights
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Minneapolis
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Indianapolis

Circle City

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.
You've now added Fort Wayne Children's Zoo to your itinerary. Step out of Indianapolis to go to Columbus and see The Miller House and Garden, which is approximately 56 minutes away. And it doesn't end there: explore the engaging exhibits at Children's Museum of Indianapolis, examine the collection at Indianapolis Motor Speedway Museum, learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Indianapolis Zoo, and look for gifts at Rocket Fizz.

To find out how to plan a trip to Indianapolis, use our trip itinerary maker.

Detroit to Indianapolis is an approximately 4.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. When traveling from Detroit in April, plan for somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Indianapolis: temperatures range from 20°C by day to 7°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Fri) early enough to drive to Springfield.

Things to do in Indianapolis

Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Museums · Childrens Museums

Side Trips

Find places to stay Apr 26 — 30:

2
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Springfield

Flower City

Springfield is the capital of Illinois, but its real significance is as the hometown of Abraham Lincoln.
On the 1st (Sat), examine the collection at Illinois State Museum, then take an in-depth tour of Union Station - Lincoln from History to Hollywood, and then browse the collection at Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum.

For traveler tips, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Springfield road trip planning website.

You can drive from Indianapolis to Springfield in 3.5 hours. Other options are to fly; or take a bus. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time to Central Standard Time is minus 1 hour. In April, daytime highs in Springfield are 21°C, while nighttime lows are 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Sun) early enough to drive to Saint Louis.

Things to do in Springfield

Museums
Find places to stay Apr 30 — May 2:

3
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Saint Louis

Gateway to the West

Test the local claim that Saint Louis is second only to Washington, D.C.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Saint Louis Science Center as well as Elephant Rocks State Park. And it doesn't end there: take in panoramic vistas at The Gateway Arch, examine the collection at City Museum, admire the natural beauty at Missouri Botanical Garden, and get to know the resident critters at Saint Louis Zoo.

To find reviews, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Saint Louis trip itinerary site.

Getting from Springfield to Saint Louis by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: fly; or do a combination of bus and train. May in Saint Louis sees daily highs of 29°C and lows of 16°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 5th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Wichita.

Things to do in Saint Louis

Parks · Museums · Childrens Museums · Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trip

Find places to stay May 2 — 5:

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Wichita

You've now added Pizza Hut Museum to your itinerary. Start off your visit on the 6th (Thu): learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Sedgwick County Zoo, see the interesting displays at Museum of World Treasures, and then examine the collection at Pizza Hut Museum. Here are some ideas for day two: take in nature's colorful creations at Botanica: The Wichita Gardens and then don't miss a visit to The Keeper of the Plains.

For more things to do, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Wichita online travel route planner.

Traveling by flight from Saint Louis to Wichita takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In May, plan for daily highs up to 29°C, and evening lows to 15°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Kansas City.

Things to do in Wichita

Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Museums
Find places to stay May 5 — 7:

3
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Kansas City

City of Fountains

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.
You've added SEA LIFE Kansas City, Evel Knievel Museum, Kansas City Zoo, and other attractions to your itinerary. It doesn't end there: learn about all things military at National WWI Museum and Memorial.

To find traveler tips, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Kansas City trip planning app.

Traveling by car from Wichita to Kansas City takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. In May, daytime highs in Kansas City are 28°C, while nighttime lows are 16°C. On the 10th (Mon), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Omaha.

Things to do in Kansas City

Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Museums · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Find places to stay May 7 — 10:

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Omaha

Gateway to the West

A major transportation hub, Omaha was once considered little more than a stopping point on a pioneer's journey west.
On the 11th (Tue), get engrossed in the history at The Durham Museum, then admire the natural beauty at Lauritzen Gardens Omaha's Botanical Center, then admire nature's wide array of creatures at Henry Doorly Zoo, and finally look for gifts at Old Market Candy Shop. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 12th (Wed): get a taste of the local shopping with Old Market and then explore the striking landscape of Lewis and Clark National Historic Trail Headquarters.

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Traveling by car from Kansas City to Omaha takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. Plan for little chillier nights when traveling from Kansas City in May since evenings lows in Omaha dip to 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 12th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Des Moines.

Things to do in Omaha

Parks · Shopping · Neighborhoods · Nightlife
Find places to stay May 10 — 12:

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Des Moines

Des Moines is the capital and the most populous city in the U.S. John Wayne Birthplace & Museum has been added to your itinerary.

For traveler tips, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Des Moines route website.

Traveling by car from Omaha to Des Moines takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In May in Des Moines, expect temperatures between 26°C during the day and 13°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Fri) early enough to travel to Chicago.

Things to do in Des Moines

Parks · Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trip

Find places to stay May 12 — 14:

6
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Chicago

Windy City

A huge and vibrant city, Chicago is home to top-notch theaters, shops, museums, galleries, and restaurants.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Indiana Dunes State Park as well as Cloud Gate. There's lots more to do: admire the masterpieces at The Art Institute of Chicago, laugh and play at Navy Pier, engage your brain at Field Museum, and stroll around Millennium Park.

To see ratings, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Chicago tour itinerary tool.

You can fly from Des Moines to Chicago in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In May, daily temperatures in Chicago can reach 25°C, while at night they dip to 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Thu) early enough to drive to Milwaukee.

Things to do in Chicago

Parks · Museums · Childrens Museums · Tours

Side Trip

Find places to stay May 14 — 20:

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Milwaukee

Brew City

Milwaukee boasts well-preserved historical districts with a rich European past and a strong beer-brewing tradition.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Bay Beach Wildlife Sanctuary. On the 20th (Thu), examine the collection at Harley-Davidson Museum and then admire the masterpieces at Milwaukee Art Museum. On your second day here, identify plant and animal life at Bay Beach Wildlife Sanctuary.

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Traveling by car from Chicago to Milwaukee takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In May, Milwaukee is slightly colder than Chicago - with highs of 22°C and lows of 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Minneapolis.

Things to do in Milwaukee

Museums · Parks · Wildlife

Side Trip

Find places to stay May 20 — 22:

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Minneapolis

The City of Lakes

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.
You've added Science Museum of Minnesota, Como Park Zoo & Conservatory, Nickelodeon Universe, and other attractions to your itinerary. There's more to do: buy something for everyone on your list at Mall of America and explore the activities along Lake of the Isles.

For photos, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Minneapolis trip itinerary planning tool.

Fly from Milwaukee to Minneapolis in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. May in Minneapolis sees daily highs of 23°C and lows of 11°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Tue) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Minneapolis

Parks · Theme Parks · Shopping · Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trips

Find places to stay May 22 — 25:

United States travel guide

4.5
Specialty Museums · Beaches · Historic Sites
More than the country of car-packed streets seen in TV shows and movies, the United States of America is a complex and diverse home to over 300 million people living in a wide range of landscapes and climates. From its big-city skyscrapers to its sprawling natural parks, the country's ''melting pot'' combines many ethnic groups that share a strong sense of national identity despite their cultural differences. A country of road trips and big blue skies, the United States harbors orderly cities filled with restaurants, parks, museums, and innumerable sightseeing opportunities, as well as pristine natural areas perfect for a holiday in the great outdoors. To see as much as you can of this diverse land quickly, drive over some of the more than 6 million km (4 million mi) of highways leading through deserts, mountain peaks, fertile fields, and giant urban centers.

Illinois travel guide

4.4
Observation Decks · Parks · Art Museums
The Prairie State
The most populous state in the country's Midwest region, Illinois features a diverse landscape that includes both the enormous urban sprawl of Chicago and flat central plains, devoted almost entirely to farmland. With a great selection of things to do, Chicago is the state's centerpiece, featuring world-famous architecture and renowned museums. Farther away from this giant urban center, you can explore historical landmarks dedicated to local heroes Abraham Lincoln and Ernest Hemingway. The state also includes a prehistoric Native American site, one of only 20 World Heritage Sites in the United States, a unique feature well-worth adding to your itinerary.

Missouri travel guide

4.6
Theaters · Performances · Specialty Museums
The Show-Me State
Acquired from France as part of the famous Louisiana Purchase, Missouri offers visitors equal amounts of urban and rural tourist attractions, with a good sprinkling of lush valleys and meandering back roads ideal for leisurely road trips. The state has a highly varied geography, ranging from the till plains in the north to the rolling Ozark Mountains in the south. The state sits at the intersection of North America's three greatest rivers, creating fertile plains known for supporting extensive farms and ranches. Now generally considered part of the country's Midwest, most people used to count Missouri among the southern states, primarily due to its status as a slave state before the Civil War.

Iowa travel guide

4.1
Casinos · Historic Sites · Specialty Museums
The Hawkeye State
Part of the American heartland, Iowa is marked by a strong agricultural heritage, with farmland encompassing around 90 percent of the state's land. However, a holiday in Iowa offers more than corn and cows: you'll also discover charming towns, beautiful lakes, and a handful of vibrant cities. Iowa City, a university town, provides a healthy dose of culture and nightlife, with a youthful and artistic vibe fueled by a sizable student population. A trip to some of Iowa's small towns provides a true American experience. Fortunately, the welcoming residents bear very little resemblance to the dour Iowans portrayed in Grant Wood's famous painting "American Gothic."

Wisconsin travel guide

4.2
Specialty Museums · Water Parks · Zoos
The Badger State
Wisconsin is known as "America's Dairyland" because of its status as the nation's most famous producer of milk and cheese. A growing favorite with foreign tourists, the state is a perfect holiday destination for nature lovers, offering year-round outdoor activities like fishing, boating, kayaking, and hiking. Dotted with thousands of inland lakes and waterways alongside apple and cherry orchards, Wisconsin also offers numerous urban tourist attractions, its cities hosting renowned beer and art festivals each year.

Minnesota travel guide

4.4
Shopping Malls · Room Escape Games · Entertainment Centers
The Land of 10,000 Lakes
Deriving its name from the Dakota word for "land of sky-tinted water," Minnesota is a land of pristine lakes, pockets of dense green forests, and sprawling prairieland. Spend your vacation exploring the state's diverse landscape for endless outdoor activity and a chance to see some of the area's national monuments, or take a trip to the bustling St. Paul-Minneapolis area, a network of commerce and cultural attractions, including the famous Mall of America.