14 days in United States Itinerary

14 days in United States Itinerary

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Drive to Detroit Metropolitan Wayne County Airport, Fly to Springfield Branson National Airport, Drive to Mansfield
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Mansfield
— 1 night
Drive
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Independence
— 3 nights
Drive
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De Smet
— 1 night
Drive
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Walnut Grove
— 1 night
Drive
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Spring Valley
— 1 night
Drive
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Pepin
— 2 nights
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Drive to Minneapolis-St Paul International/Wold-Chamberlain Airport, Fly to Rapid City Regional Airport, Drive to Keystone
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Keystone
— 3 nights
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Mansfield

— 1 night
Mansfield is a city in Wright County, Missouri, United States. On the 12th (Sun), explore the different monuments and memorials at Mansfield Cemetery and then explore the galleries of Laura Ingalls Wilder Historic Home and Museum.

To see where to stay, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, use the Mansfield online trip itinerary maker.

Cleveland to Mansfield is an approximately 9.5-hour combination of car and flight. You can also drive. Traveling from Cleveland to Mansfield, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Cleveland in September, you will find days in Mansfield are a bit warmer (83°F), and nights are about the same (59°F). Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Mon) early enough to travel to Independence.

Things to do in Mansfield

Historic Sites · Museums

Independence

— 3 nights
Independence is a city in and the county seat of Montgomery County, Kansas, United States. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Fort Scott National Historic Site and Riverside Park and Ralph Mitchell Zoo. Family-friendly places like Phillips Petroleum Company Museum and Frank Phillips Home will thrill your kids. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Independence: Big Brutus (in West Mineral), Fort Scott National Cemetery (in Fort Scott) and Martin and Osa Johnson Safari Museum (in Chanute). There's still lots to do: see the interesting displays at Dalton Defenders Museum and pause for some photo ops at Miner's Memorial in Immigrant Park.

To see ratings, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Independence tour planner.

You can drive from Mansfield to Independence in 3.5 hours. In September, daily temperatures in Independence can reach 82°F, while at night they dip to 60°F. On the 16th (Thu), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to De Smet.

Things to do in Independence

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trips

De Smet

— 1 night
De Smet is a city in and the county seat of Kingsbury County, South Dakota, United States. On the 17th (Fri), steep yourself in history at Laura Ingalls Wilder Historic Homes, take an in-depth tour of De Smet Depot Museum, then contemplate the long history of Ingalls Homestead - Laura's Living Prairie, and finally explore the different monuments and memorials at De Smet Cemetery.

For photos, reviews, and tourist information, use the De Smet trip planner.

You can drive from Independence to De Smet in 9 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight. Expect slightly colder evenings in De Smet when traveling from Independence in September, with lows around 53°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Fri) so you can travel to Walnut Grove.

Things to do in De Smet

Historic Sites · Museums

Walnut Grove

— 1 night
Walnut Grove is a city in Redwood County, Minnesota, United States. Kick off your visit on the 18th (Sat): visit Plum Creek, steep yourself in history at Ingalls' Homestead, and then examine the collection at Laura Ingalls Wilder Museum.

For maps, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Walnut Grove trip planning website.

You can drive from De Smet to Walnut Grove in 2 hours. In September, plan for daily highs up to 75°F, and evening lows to 55°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Sat) early enough to travel to Spring Valley.

Things to do in Walnut Grove

Historic Sites · Museums
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Spring Valley

— 1 night
Spring Valley is a city in Fillmore County, Minnesota, United States. Kick off your visit on the 19th (Sun): see the interesting displays at Ed's Museum, then Head underground at Forestville Mystery Cave State Park, and then see the interesting displays at Spring Valley Methodist Church Museum.

To find maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Spring Valley holiday planner.

You can drive from Walnut Grove to Spring Valley in 3.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 73°F in September, and nighttime lows around 53°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Mon) so you can go by car to Pepin.

Things to do in Spring Valley

Museums · Parks · Nature

Side Trips

Pepin

— 2 nights
Pepin is a village in Pepin County, Wisconsin, United States. Kick off your visit on the 20th (Mon): make a trip to Little House Wayside, explore the fascinating underground world of Crystal Cave, and then examine the collection at Pepin Depot Museum. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 21st (Tue): experience the excitement of LARK Toys and then stroll through Whitewater State Park.

For reviews, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Pepin trip itinerary planning app.

You can drive from Spring Valley to Pepin in 2 hours. In September, daily temperatures in Pepin can reach 75°F, while at night they dip to 54°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Wed) to allow time to travel to Keystone.

Things to do in Pepin

Parks · Nature · Museums · Wildlife

Side Trips

Keystone

— 3 nights

Home Of Mount Rushmore

Fewer than 400 people call Keystone home year-round, but the population explodes in summer when crowds flock to nearby Mount Rushmore.
Family-friendly places like Mount Rushmore National Memorial and Gutzon Borglum Historical Center will thrill your kids. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at The Museum @ Black Hills Institute and Pioneer Museum. Get out of town with these interesting Keystone side-trips: Hot Springs (Mammoth Site of Hot Springs & Angostura Recreation Area). Next up on the itinerary: explore the activities along Horse Thief Lake, immerse yourself in nature at Custer State Park, take some stellar pictures from Breezy Point Picnic Area, and examine the collection at Keystone Historical Museum.

For ratings, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Keystone vacation planner.

Explore your travel options from Pepin to Keystone with the Route module. The time zone difference when traveling from Pepin to Keystone is minus 1 hour. Plan for a bit cooler nights when traveling from Pepin in September since evenings lows in Keystone dip to 45°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 25th (Sat) to allow time for the flight back home.

Things to do in Keystone

Museums · Parks · Nature · Wildlife

Side Trips

United States travel guide

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Specialty Museums · Beaches · History Museums
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.