22 days in United States Itinerary

22 days in United States Itinerary

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22 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Geneva
train + Fly:  16​h 15​min
1
Denver
— 2 nights
2
Cheyenne
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
3
Casper
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h 15​min
4
Spearfish
— 1 day
Drive:  1​h 15​min
5
Hill City
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
6
Badlands National Park
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
7
Chamberlain
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h 15​min
8
Sioux City
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h 15​min
9
Waterloo
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h
10
Dubuque
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h
11
Milwaukee
— 2 nights
12
Chicago
— 3 nights
Fly:  14​h 30​min
End: Geneva

2
nights
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 2nd (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore the different monuments and memorials at Buffalo Bill Grave and Museum, then get interesting insight from Tours, and then engage your brain at Butterfly Pavilion and Insect Center.

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Geneva, Switzerland to Denver is an approximately 16.5-hour combination of train and flight. You can also do a combination of train, tram, and flight. You'll gain 8 hours traveling from Geneva to Denver due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Geneva in August, plan for a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Denver: temperatures range from 34°C by day to 17°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Sat) to allow time to drive to Cheyenne.

Things to do in Denver

Parks Museums Tours

Side Trips

Buffalo Bill Grave and Museum, Butterfly Pavilion and Insect Center, River Rafting & Tubing
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Mount Evans ©
Mount Evans
River Rafting & Tubing
Denver Botanic Gardens ©
Denver Botanic Gardens

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Cheyenne

Cheyenne ©
Cheyenne is the capital and most populous city of the US state of Wyoming and the county seat of Laramie County. Kick off your visit on the 4th (Sun): stroll the grounds of Lakeview Cemetery, then examine the collection at Cheyenne Depot Museum, and then take in the awesome beauty at Vedauwoo. On the next day, have fun and explore at Wyoming State Museum, then get outside with Paul Smith Children's Village, then get engrossed in the history at Cheyenne Frontier Days Old West Museum, and finally get lost in a book at Laramie County Public Library.

For photos, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Cheyenne online visit planner .

You can drive from Denver to Cheyenne in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a shuttle. August in Cheyenne sees daily highs of 32°C and lows of 14°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Mon) early enough to travel to Casper.

Things to do in Cheyenne

Museums Nature Parks

Side Trip

Vedauwoo
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Wyoming State Museum ©
Wyoming State Museum
Cheyenne Depot Museum ©
Cheyenne Depot Museum

1
night
Casper

Casper ©
Casper is a city in and the county seat of Natrona County, Wyoming, United States. Kick off your visit on the 6th (Tue): take an in-depth tour of The Bishop House, see the interesting displays at Tate Geological Museum, then contemplate the waterfront views at Morad Park, then get engrossed in the history at National Historic Trails Interpretive Center, and finally stroll through Platte River Trails.

For maps, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Casper trip itinerary maker tool .

Traveling by car from Cheyenne to Casper takes 3 hours. In August, daily temperatures in Casper can reach 35°C, while at night they dip to 12°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Spearfish.

Things to do in Casper

Museums Parks Nature
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Platte River Trails ©
Platte River Trails
Tate Geological Museum ©
Tate Geological Museum

1
day
Spearfish

Spearfish ©
Spearfish is a city in Lawrence County, South Dakota, United States. Kick off your visit on the 7th (Wed): identify plant and animal life at Spirit of the Hills Wildlife Sanctuary, get engrossed in the history at D.C. Booth Historic National Fish Hatchery, and then take a memorable drive along Spearfish Canyon Scenic Byway.

For maps, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Spearfish trip planner .

Getting from Casper to Spearfish by car takes about 3.5 hours. The time zone difference moving from Mountain Standard Time to Central Standard Time is 1 hour. When traveling from Casper in August, plan for little chillier days and about the same nights in Spearfish: temperatures range from 31°C by day to 15°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Hill City.

Things to do in Spearfish

Parks Scenic Drive Wildlife
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2
nights
Hill City

Hill City ©
Hill City is the oldest existing city in Pennington County, South Dakota, United States. On the 8th (Thu), explore the activities along Sylvan Lake, then explore the striking landscape at Needles Eye Tunnel, then immerse yourself in nature at Custer State Park, and finally explore the wealth of natural beauty at Mount Rushmore National Memorial. On the next day, take in the exciting artwork at Insideout, cruise along Iron Mountain Road, and then identify plant and animal life at Black Hills National Forest.

To see reviews, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Hill City online trip itinerary maker .

Traveling by car from Spearfish to Hill City takes 1.5 hours. Traveling from Spearfish to Hill City, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Plan for slightly colder nights when traveling from Spearfish in August since evenings lows in Hill City dip to 12°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Fri) so you can drive to Badlands National Park.

Things to do in Hill City

Nature Parks Wildlife

Side Trips

Custer, Mount Rushmore National Memorial
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Mount Rushmore National Memorial ©
Custer State Park ©
Custer State Park
Black Hills National Forest ©
Black Hills National Forest

2
nights
Badlands National Park

Badlands National Park ©
Although Badlands National Park's name might not be the most inviting, its landscape of pinnacles, eroded buttes, spires, and an expansive, pristine mixed-grass prairie remain enticing.
Kick off your visit on the 10th (Sat): take in the dramatic natural features at Badlands Wall, take a memorable drive along Loop Road, then get great views at Yellow Mounds Overlook, then explore the wealth of natural beauty at White River Valley Overlook, and finally take in the dramatic natural features at Big Badlands Overlook. On your second day here, explore the wealth of natural beauty at Badlands National Park.

To find more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Badlands National Park trip itinerary maker website .

Traveling by car from Hill City to Badlands National Park takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus. Traveling from Hill City in August, expect Badlands National Park to be a bit warmer, temps between 36°C and 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Chamberlain.

Things to do in Badlands National Park

Nature Parks Scenic Drive

Side Trip

Badlands National Park
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Big Badlands Overlook ©
Big Badlands Overlook
Badlands National Park ©
Badlands National Park
Badlands Wall ©
Badlands Wall

1
night
Chamberlain

Chamberlain ©
Chamberlain is a city in Brule County, South Dakota, United States. Kick off your visit on the 12th (Mon): head outdoors with Allen's Hillside Guide Service - Day Adventures, take an in-depth tour of South Dakota Hall of Fame, then pause for some photo ops at Dignity, and finally take an in-depth tour of Akta Lakota Museum.

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Traveling by car from Badlands National Park to Chamberlain takes 2.5 hours. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Badlands National Park to Chamberlain. In August in Chamberlain, expect temperatures between 33°C during the day and 18°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Mon) early enough to travel to Sioux City.

Things to do in Chamberlain

Outdoors Museums
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Akta Lakota Museum ©
Akta Lakota Museum
South Dakota Hall of Fame ©
South Dakota Hall of Fame
Dignity ©
Dignity

1
night
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 13th (Tue): see the interesting displays at Sioux City Public Museum, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Trinity Heights, then examine the collection at Dorothy Pecaut Nature Center, and finally contemplate the long history of Adams Homestead and Nature Preserve.

To see more things to do, ratings, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Sioux City trip itinerary app .

You can drive from Chamberlain to Sioux City in 3.5 hours. In August, plan for daily highs up to 32°C, and evening lows to 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Tue) early enough to travel to Waterloo.

Things to do in Sioux City

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trip

Adams Homestead and Nature Preserve
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Trinity Heights ©
Trinity Heights
Sioux City Public Museum ©
Sioux City Public Museum
Dorothy Pecaut Nature Center ©
Dorothy Pecaut Nature Center

2
nights
Waterloo

Waterloo ©
Waterloo is a city in and the county seat of Black Hawk County, Iowa, United States. Start off your visit on the 14th (Wed): see the interesting displays at John Deere Tractor & Engine Museum, then delve into the lush surroundings at Hartman Reserve Nature Center, then take in the exciting artwork at Phelps Youth Pavilion, and finally fly down the slopes at Hickory Hills park/Casey's Paha. On your second day here, make a splash at Lost Island Water Park and then trek along Cedar Valley Nature Trail.

For other places to visit, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Waterloo trip planning site .

Getting from Sioux City to Waterloo by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: fly. Expect a daytime high around 32°C in August, and nighttime lows around 18°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Thu) early enough to travel to Dubuque.

Things to do in Waterloo

Parks Trails Outdoors

Side Trips

Hartman Reserve Nature Center, Hickory Hills park/Casey's Paha
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Hickory Hills park/Casey's Paha ©
Hickory Hills park/Casey's Paha
Hartman Reserve Nature Center ©
Hartman Reserve Nature Center
John Deere Tractor & Engine Museum ©
John Deere Tractor & Engine Museum

1
night
Dubuque

Dubuque ©
Dubuque is the county seat of Dubuque County, Iowa, United States, located along the Mississippi River. On the 16th (Fri), examine the collection at National Mississippi River Museum & Aquarium, look for all kinds of wild species at Horseshoe Mound, then see the interesting displays at The Old Blacksmith Shop, and finally look for all kinds of wild species at Mines of Spain.

To see reviews, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, read Dubuque attractions tool .

Drive from Waterloo to Dubuque in 2 hours. Expect a daytime high around 30°C in August, and nighttime lows around 18°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Milwaukee.

Things to do in Dubuque

Parks Museums Wildlife

Side Trip

Galena
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Mines of Spain ©
Mines of Spain
Horseshoe Mound ©
Horseshoe Mound

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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 17th (Sat): look for all kinds of wild species at Lion's Den Gorge Nature Preserve, then trek along Riveredge Nature Center, and then see the interesting displays at Harley-Davidson Museum. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 18th (Sun): admire the striking features of Basilica of St. Josaphat, then admire the masterpieces at Milwaukee Art Museum, then look for all kinds of wild species at Schlitz Audubon Nature Center, and finally kick back and relax at Virmond Park.

To find photos, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, read Milwaukee trip planning tool .

Getting from Dubuque to Milwaukee by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and bus; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 30°C in August, and nighttime lows around 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Sun) to allow time to take a train to Chicago.

Things to do in Milwaukee

Parks Wildlife Museums

Side Trips

Lion's Den Gorge Nature Preserve, Schlitz Audubon Nature Center, Riveredge Nature Center, Virmond Park
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Riveredge Nature Center ©
Riveredge Nature Center
Schlitz Audubon Nature Center ©
Schlitz Audubon Nature Center
Lion's Den Gorge Nature Preserve ©
Lion's Den Gorge Nature Preserve

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Chicago

Chicago ©
A huge and vibrant city, Chicago is home to top-notch theaters, shops, museums, galleries, and restaurants.
The Field Museum and Millennium Park are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Appreciate the collections at Museum of Science and Industry and The Art Institute of Chicago. The adventure continues: explore and take pictures at Wrigley Field, take in panoramic vistas at Skydeck Chicago - Willis Tower, admire the striking features of 360 Chicago Observation Deck, and make a trip to Cloud Gate.

To see ratings, maps, photos, and more tourist information, use the Chicago trip planner .

Take a train from Milwaukee to Chicago in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In August, daytime highs in Chicago are 33°C, while nighttime lows are 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Wed) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Chicago

Museums Parks Zoos & Aquariums
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Museum of Science and Industry ©
Museum of Science and Industry
The Art Institute of Chicago ©
The Art Institute of Chicago
Millennium Park ©
Millennium Park

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