16 days in United States Itinerary

16 days in United States Itinerary

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Rapid City
— 1 night
2
Minneapolis
— Few hours
3
Yellowstone National Park
— 1 night
4
Los Angeles
— 1 night
5
Las Vegas
— 1 night
6
Sedona
— 1 night
7
Santa Fe
— 1 night
8
Denver
— 1 night
9
Topeka
— 1 night
10
Omaha
— 1 night
11
Des Moines
— 1 night
12
Chicago
— 1 night
13
Milwaukee
— 1 night
14
Detroit
— 1 night
15
Fort Wayne
— 1 night

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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.
On the 26th (Sun), visit Downtown Rapid City, stop by Alex Johnson Mercantile, thenlearn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Reptile Gardens, and finally look for all kinds of wild species at Bear Country USA.

To find photos, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, use the Rapid City trip planner.

Fort Wayne to Rapid City is an approximately 6.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of bus and train. The time zone difference when traveling from Fort Wayne to Rapid City is minus 2 hours. Expect a daytime high around °F in September, and nighttime lows around °F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Minneapolis.

Things to do in Rapid City

Parks Wildlife Neighborhoods
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Bear Country USA ©
Bear Country USA
Downtown Rapid City ©
Downtown Rapid City
Reptile Gardens ©
Reptile Gardens

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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 (Mon), stroll through Minneapolis Sculpture Garden and then admire the sheer force of Minnehaha Park.

For photos, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Minneapolis trip itinerary planning app.

Traveling by flight from Rapid City to Minneapolis takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference moving from Mountain Standard Time (MST) to Central Standard Time (CST) is 1 hour. Expect a daytime high around °F in September, and nighttime lows around °F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Mon) early enough to travel to Yellowstone National Park.

Things to do in Minneapolis

Parks Nature
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Minnehaha Park ©
Minnehaha Park
Minneapolis Sculpture Garden ©
Minneapolis Sculpture Garden

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Yellowstone National Park

Yellowstone National Park ©
An exceptionally diverse landscape and varied wildlife have made Yellowstone National Park one of America's most popular parks.
Kick off your visit on the 28th (Tue): hike along Brink of the Lower Falls Trail, thentake in breathtaking views at Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone, and then take some stellar pictures from Lookout Point.

For more things to do, ratings, maps, and tourist information, read Yellowstone National Park day trip planner.

You can fly from Minneapolis to Yellowstone National Park in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus, shuttle, and car. The time zone changes from Central Standard Time to Mountain Standard Time, which is usually a -1 hour difference. Traveling from Minneapolis in September, you will find days in Yellowstone National Park are little chillier (°F), and nights are much colder (°F). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Los Angeles.

Things to do in Yellowstone National Park

Parks Nature Trails
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Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone ©
Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone
Lookout Point ©
Lookout Point
Brink of the Lower Falls Trail ©
Brink of the Lower Falls Trail

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Los Angeles

Los Angeles ©
Surrounded by mountain ranges, forests, valleys, beaches, and deserts, the metropolitan area of Los Angeles is home to over 17 million people.
Kick off your visit on the 29th (Wed): find something for the whole family at Universal Studios Hollywood.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Los Angeles journey maker app.

Traveling by flight from Yellowstone National Park to Los Angeles takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of car, bus, and shuttle. The time zone difference moving from Mountain Standard Time to Pacific Standard Time is minus 1 hour. Expect much hotter temperatures when traveling from Yellowstone National Park in September; daily highs in Los Angeles reach °F and lows reach °F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Las Vegas.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Theme Parks
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Universal Studios Hollywood ©
Universal Studios Hollywood

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Las Vegas

Las Vegas ©
Nicknamed the "Entertainment Capital of the World," Las Vegas sits in the middle of a desert in the southern section of Nevada.
Start off your visit on the 30th (Thu): try your luck at Bellagio Hotel and Casino, ponder the design of Fountains of Bellagio, thenadmire the natural beauty at Bellagio Conservatory & Botanical Gardens, and finally take in breathtaking views at Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area.

To find other places to visit, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, read Las Vegas road trip site.

Fly from Los Angeles to Las Vegas in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. When traveling from Los Angeles in September, plan for a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Las Vegas: temperatures range from °F by day to °F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Thu) so you can drive to Sedona.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Parks Nature Casinos
Find places to stay Sep 29 — 30:
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Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area ©
Fountains of Bellagio ©
Fountains of Bellagio
Bellagio Conservatory & Botanical Gardens ©

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Sedona

Sedona ©
Despite its relatively small size, Sedona overflows with tourist appeal.
On the 1st (Fri), indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, thencruise along Red Rock Scenic Byway (SR 179), and then get interesting insight from Tours.

For maps, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Sedona itinerary maker tool.

You can drive from Las Vegas to Sedona in 5 hours. Other options are to fly; or do a combination of shuttle and bus. Traveling from Las Vegas to Sedona, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Las Vegas in September, expect Sedona to be slightly colder, temps between °F and °F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Fri) early enough to travel to Santa Fe.

Things to do in Sedona

Outdoors Tours Scenic Drive
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Red Rock Scenic Byway (SR 179) ©
Red Rock Scenic Byway (SR 179)
Off-Road Tours
Spas

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Santa Fe

Santa Fe ©
Santa Fe continuously ranks among the world's top holiday destinations, attracting visitors with its unusual combination of scenic beauty, rich history, cultural diversity, and high concentration of performing arts venues, fine restaurants, and interesting attractions.
On the 2nd (Sat), take in the architecture and atmosphere at The Cathedral Basilica of St. Francis of Assisi, thenexplore the world behind art at Georgia O'Keeffe Museum, thensteep yourself in history at Loretto Chapel, and finally get to know the fascinating history of Canyon Road.

To see photos, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Santa Fe day trip website.

You can fly from Sedona to Santa Fe in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from Sedona in October; daily highs in Santa Fe reach °F and lows reach °F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 2nd (Sat) early enough to travel to Denver.

Things to do in Santa Fe

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Museums
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Canyon Road ©
Canyon Road
Loretto Chapel ©
Loretto Chapel

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Denver

Denver ©
Aptly nicknamed the "Mile-High City," Denver sits at an altitude of 1,600 m (5,280 ft) above sea level, located right where the Great Plains give way to the Rocky Mountains.
On the 3rd (Sun), learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Denver Zoo, thentake in the exciting artwork at Denver Botanic Gardens, and then steep yourself in history at Molly Brown House Museum.

To see where to stay, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Denver day trip planning website.

Getting from Santa Fe to Denver by flight takes about 4 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. October in Denver sees daily highs of °F and lows of °F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Sun) to allow time to travel to Topeka.

Things to do in Denver

Parks Museums Shopping
Find places to stay Oct 2 — 3:
Highlights from your plan
Denver Zoo ©
Denver Zoo
Denver Botanic Gardens ©
Denver Botanic Gardens
Molly Brown House Museum ©
Molly Brown House Museum

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Topeka

Topeka ©
Topeka is the capital city of the U.S. Start off your visit on the 4th (Mon): get a sense of history and politics at Kansas State Capitol Building, learn about all things military at Combat Air Museum, thencontemplate the waterfront views at Lake Shawnee, and finally get a taste of life in the country at Iwig Dairy Store.

To see maps, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, read Topeka trip app.

Traveling by flight from Denver to Topeka takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. The time zone difference when traveling from Denver to Topeka is 1 hour. Traveling from Denver in October, plan for a bit warmer nights in Topeka, with lows around °F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Mon) so you can drive to Omaha.

Things to do in Topeka

Parks Fun & Games Nature
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Lake Shawnee ©
Lake Shawnee
Combat Air Museum ©
Combat Air Museum
Kansas State Capitol Building ©
Kansas State Capitol Building

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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 (Tue): get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Henry Doorly Zoo, stop by Old Market Candy Shop, thenget a taste of the local shopping with Old Market, and finally get engrossed in the history at The Durham Museum.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Omaha trip itinerary planning site.

Getting from Topeka to Omaha by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or fly. When traveling from Topeka in October, plan for little chillier days in Omaha, with highs around °F, while nights are about the same with lows around °F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Des Moines.

Things to do in Omaha

Shopping Parks Neighborhoods
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Old Market ©
Old Market
Henry Doorly Zoo ©
Henry Doorly Zoo
The Durham Museum ©
The Durham Museum

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Des Moines

Des Moines ©
Des Moines is the capital and the most populous city in the U.S. Start off your visit on the 6th (Wed): get a sense of history and politics at Capitol Building, meet the residents at Blank Park Zoo, and then stroll around Pappajohn Sculpture Park.

For traveler tips, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Des Moines trip itinerary planner.

You can drive from Omaha to Des Moines in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around °F in October, and nighttime lows around °F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Wed) early enough to travel to Chicago.

Things to do in Des Moines

Parks Zoos & Aquariums
Find places to stay Oct 5 — 6:
Highlights from your plan
Blank Park Zoo ©
Blank Park Zoo
Capitol Building ©
Capitol Building
Pappajohn Sculpture Park ©
Pappajohn Sculpture Park

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Chicago

Chicago ©
A huge and vibrant city, Chicago is home to top-notch theaters, shops, museums, galleries, and restaurants.
Kick off your visit on the 7th (Thu): enjoy breathtaking views from Skydeck Chicago - Willis Tower, make a trip to Buckingham Fountain, thenenjoy breathtaking views from 360 Chicago Observation Deck, thenstroll around Millennium Park, and finally explore the world behind art at The Art Institute of Chicago.

For ratings, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Chicago visit planner.

Traveling by flight from Des Moines to Chicago takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. October in Chicago sees daily highs of °F and lows of °F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Milwaukee.

Things to do in Chicago

Museums Parks
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The Art Institute of Chicago ©
The Art Institute of Chicago
Millennium Park
Millennium Park
Skydeck Chicago - Willis Tower ©
Skydeck Chicago - Willis Tower

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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 8th (Fri): contemplate the long history of Pabst Mansion, see the interesting displays at Harley-Davidson Museum, thenlook for gifts at Indulgence Chocolatiers, and finally sample the tasty concoctions at Lakefront Brewery.

To find photos, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Milwaukee journey planner.

Drive from Chicago to Milwaukee in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In October, plan for daily highs up to °F, and evening lows to °F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Fri) early enough to travel to Detroit.

Things to do in Milwaukee

Historic Sites Museums Breweries & Distilleries
Find places to stay Oct 7 — 8:
Highlights from your plan
Pabst Mansion ©
Pabst Mansion
Harley-Davidson Museum ©
Harley-Davidson Museum
Lakefront Brewery ©
Lakefront Brewery

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Detroit

Detroit ©
Founded in 1701 by a French explorer and adventurer, Detroit exerted a profound impact on the world for most of the 20th century.
Kick off your visit on the 9th (Sat): see the interesting displays at The Henry Ford, thenadmire the masterpieces at Detroit Institute of Arts, and then examine the collection at Motown Museum.

To find more things to do, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, read Detroit trip builder app.

Fly from Milwaukee to Detroit in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Traveling from Milwaukee to Detroit, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. In October in Detroit, expect temperatures between °F during the day and °F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Fort Wayne.

Things to do in Detroit

Museums Historic Sites

Side Trip

The Henry Ford
Find places to stay Oct 8 — 9:
Highlights from your plan
The Henry Ford ©
The Henry Ford
Detroit Institute of Arts ©
Detroit Institute of Arts
Motown Museum ©
Motown Museum

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Fort Wayne

Fort Wayne ©
On the 10th (Sun), meet the residents at Fort Wayne Children's Zoo, examine the collection at Auburn Cord Duesenberg Automobile Museum, and then look for gifts at DeBrand Fine Chocolates.

To find more things to do, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Fort Wayne online travel route planner.

You can drive from Detroit to Fort Wayne in 3.5 hours. Other options are to fly; or take a bus. In October, daytime highs in Fort Wayne are °F, while nighttime lows are °F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Fort Wayne

Parks Zoos & Aquariums Museums

Side Trip

Auburn Cord Duesenberg Automobile Museum
Find places to stay Oct 9 — 10:
Highlights from your plan
Auburn Cord Duesenberg Automobile Museum ©
Auburn Cord Duesenberg Automobile Museum
Fort Wayne Children's Zoo ©
Fort Wayne Children's Zoo
DeBrand Fine Chocolates ©
DeBrand Fine Chocolates

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