9 days in Continental USA Itinerary

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Gretna
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Peyton
— 5 nights
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Marquette
— 1 night
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Maquoketa
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Gretna — 1 night

Gretna is a city in Sarpy County, Nebraska, United States. Start off your visit on the 1st (Sat): look for gifts at Baker's Candies, get some fabulous bargains at Nebraska Crossing Outlets, and then pause for some serene contemplation at Holy Family Shrine.

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South Milwaukee to Gretna is an approximately 8-hour car ride. You can also drive. In August, daily temperatures in Gretna can reach 83°F, while at night they dip to 65°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Sun) early enough to drive to Peyton.
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Peyton — 5 nights

Peyton is a census-designated place and a U.S. Post Office in El Paso County, Colorado, United States. Take a break from the city and head to Rocky Mountain Roosters and Antler Creek Golf Course. Next up on the itinerary: walk around The Paint Mines Interpretive Park and look for all kinds of wild species at Serenity Springs Wildlife Center.

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You can drive from Gretna to Peyton in 8 hours. Another option is to drive. The time zone difference moving from Central Standard Time to Mountain Standard Time is minus 1 hour. Expect a bit cooler evenings in Peyton when traveling from Gretna in August, with lows around 54°F. On the 7th (Fri), you'll travel to Marquette.
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Marquette — 1 night

Marquette is a city located in the northwest corner of McPherson County, Kansas, United States, between K-4 and the Smoky Hill River. For maps, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Marquette travel app.

You can drive from Peyton to Marquette in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Peyton to Marquette. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Peyton in August: high temperatures in Marquette hover around 90°F and lows are around 67°F. You will leave for Maquoketa on the 8th (Sat).
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Maquoketa — 1 night

Maquoketa is a city in Jackson county in the U.S. state of Iowa. Start off your visit on the 9th (Sun): immerse yourself in nature at Bellevue State Park and then shop like a local with Old City Hall Gallery.

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Traveling by car from Marquette to Maquoketa takes 9 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Traveling from Marquette in August, things will get slightly colder in Maquoketa: highs are around 79°F and lows about 60°F. On the 9th (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive back home.
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