10 days in United States Itinerary

10 days in United States Itinerary

Created using Inspirock United States travel route planner

Make it your trip
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Saint Louis
— 3 nights
Drive
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Branson
— 3 nights
Drive
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Altoona
— 2 nights
Drive
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Cedar Rapids
— 1 night
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Saint Louis

— 3 nights

Gateway to the West

Test the local claim that Saint Louis is second only to Washington, D.C. in the number of free activities available by spending your holiday exploring the city's central neighborhoods, famous for their restored century-old red-brick buildings.
Kids will enjoy Saint Louis Zoo and City Museum. The adventure continues: pause for some photo ops at The Gateway Arch, pause for some serene contemplation at Cathedral Basilica of Saint Louis, walk around Forest Park, and get outside with Outdoor Activities.

To see maps, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Saint Louis sightseeing planning tool.

Chicago to Saint Louis is an approximately 3-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a train. Traveling from Chicago in June, expect nights in Saint Louis to be about the same, around 67°F, while days are somewhat warmer, around 87°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Branson.

Things to do in Saint Louis

Parks · Museums · Historic Sites · Wildlife

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jun 21 — 24:

Branson

— 3 nights

Live Entertainment Capital of the World

Nestled in Missouri's beautiful Ozark Mountains lies one of the country's most attractive vacation towns for year-round family entertainment.
You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Silver Dollar City and Runaway Mountain Coaster. There's still lots to do: contemplate the waterfront views at Table Rock Lake, get engrossed in the history at Titanic Museum, see the world from above with a helicopter tour, and pause for some serene contemplation at Our Lady of the Lake Catholic Church.

To find maps, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, read our Branson road trip app.

Traveling by car from Saint Louis to Branson takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and car; or do a combination of bus and taxi. In June, plan for daily highs up to 84°F, and evening lows to 65°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Mon) so you can travel to Altoona.

Things to do in Branson

Theme Parks · Parks · Nature · Museums

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jun 24 — 27:

Altoona

— 2 nights
Altoona is a city in Polk County, Iowa, United States and is a part of the Des Moines–West Des Moines Metropolitan Statistical Area. On the 28th (Tue), get in on the family fun at Center Grove Orchard and then cool off at Adventureland. On your second day here, contemplate the waterfront views at Big Creek State Park and then take in the views from High Trestle Trail Bridge.

For photos, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Altoona trip itinerary website.

You can drive from Branson to Altoona in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight. In June in Altoona, expect temperatures between 81°F during the day and 61°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Wed) so you can travel to Cedar Rapids.

Things to do in Altoona

Parks · Theme Parks · Outdoors · Nature

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jun 27 — 29:

Cedar Rapids

— 1 night
Cedar Rapids is the second largest city in Iowa and is the county seat of Linn County. Kick off your visit on the 30th (Thu): head outdoors with Cedar Rapids Kernels, then grab your bike and head to Grant Wood Bike Trail, and then hunt for treasures at NewBo City Market.

To find reviews, photos, and other tourist information, read our Cedar Rapids road trip website.

Traveling by car from Altoona to Cedar Rapids takes 2 hours. June in Cedar Rapids sees daily highs of 81°F and lows of 60°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Thu) early enough to go by car back home.

Things to do in Cedar Rapids

Outdoors · Parks · Trails · Shopping

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jun 29 — 30:

United States travel guide

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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.