9 days in Continental USA Itinerary

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Gretna
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Alliance
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Peyton
— 6 nights
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Marquette
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Maquoketa
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Gretna — 1 night

Gretna is a city in Sarpy County, Nebraska, United States. To find ratings, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Gretna trip itinerary planner.

South Milwaukee to Gretna is an approximately 8-hour car ride. You can also drive. Expect a daytime high around 83°F in August, and nighttime lows around 65°F. On the 2nd (Sun), you'll travel to Alliance.
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Alliance

Alliance is a city in Box Butte County, in the northwestern part of the state of Nebraska, in the Great Plains region of the United States. Your day by day itinerary now includes Carhenge. On the 2nd (Sun), pause for some photo ops at Carhenge.

To find maps, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Alliance day trip planner.

You can drive from Gretna to Alliance in 6.5 hours. The time zone difference moving from Central Standard Time to Mountain Standard Time is minus 1 hour. Plan for little chillier nights when traveling from Gretna in August since evenings lows in Alliance dip to 54°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 2nd (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Peyton.
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Peyton — 6 nights

Peyton is a census-designated place and a U.S. Post Office in El Paso County, Colorado, United States. Step out of the city life by going to Rocky Mountain Roosters and Serenity Springs Wildlife Center. There's more to do: stroll around The Paint Mines Interpretive Park and tee off at Antler Creek Golf Course.

To see photos, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Peyton trip planner.

Traveling by car from Alliance to Peyton takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Expect a bit cooler weather when traveling from Alliance in August: highs in Peyton hover around 79°F, while lows dip to 54°F. You will leave for Marquette on the 8th (Sat).
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Marquette

Marquette is a city located in the northwest corner of McPherson County, Kansas, United States, between K-4 and the Smoky Hill River. Your day by day itinerary now includes Mushroom Rock State Park. Start off your visit on the 8th (Sat): stroll around Mushroom Rock State Park.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Marquette day trip planning website.

Traveling by car from Peyton to Marquette takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. The time zone difference moving from Mountain Standard Time (MST) to Central Standard Time (CST) is 1 hour. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Peyton in August; daily highs in Marquette reach 90°F and lows reach 67°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 8th (Sat) to allow time for the car ride to Maquoketa.
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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): sample the fine beverages at TYCOGA Winery & Distillery.

To find other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Maquoketa trip planner.

Traveling by car from Marquette to Maquoketa takes 9 hours. 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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