18 days in United States Itinerary

18 days in United States Itinerary

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Utica
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Wisconsin Dells
— 2 nights
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Ely
— 2 nights
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Duluth
— 2 nights
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Fargo
— 2 nights
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Lake Geneva
— 2 nights
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Big Sky
— 2 nights
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Helena
— 1 night
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West Glacier
— 2 nights
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Coeur d'Alene
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Boise
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Utica

— 1 night
North Utica, often known as Utica, is a village in Utica Township, LaSalle County, Illinois. On the 29th (Tue), do a tasting at August Hill Winery & Illinois Sparkling Co. Tasting Room, admire the majestic nature at Matthiessen State Park, and then admire the majestic nature at Starved Rock State Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 30th (Wed): stop by Mix's Trading Post, learn about winemaking at Illinois River Winery, and then relax and rejuvenate at SaltTreeYoga.

To find more things to do, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Utica trip planning site.

Chicago to Utica is an approximately 1.5-hour car ride. You can also do a combination of bus and taxi; or do a combination of train and taxi. In June, daytime highs in Utica are 81°F, while nighttime lows are 61°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Wed) early enough to drive to Wisconsin Dells.

Things to do in Utica

Parks · Nature · Wineries · Trails

Side Trip

Wisconsin Dells

— 2 nights

Waterpark Capital of the World

Named after a nearby scenic gorge famous for its steep sandstone formations, Wisconsin Dells features more than 20 water parks, making it one of the most popular vacation areas in this region.
Kick off your visit on the 1st (Thu): kick your exploration up a notch at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks, then make a splash at Mt. Olympus Water & Theme Park, and then get engrossed in the history at Museum of Historic Torture Devices. Keep things going the next day: go for a walk through Riverwalk and then take an in-depth tour of H.H. Bennett Studio & Museum.

To see ratings, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, read Wisconsin Dells trip planning website.

You can drive from Utica to Wisconsin Dells in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and train; or do a combination of taxi, bus, and train. In June in Wisconsin Dells, expect temperatures between 77°F during the day and 57°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Fri) so you can fly to Ely.

Things to do in Wisconsin Dells

Museums · Tours · Adventure · Historic Sites

Ely

— 2 nights
Ely is a city in Saint Louis County, Minnesota, United States. On the 3rd (Sat), stroll through Trezona Trail and then examine the collection at North American Bear Center. Here are some ideas for day two: examine the collection at International Wolf Center, tour the pleasant surroundings at Bass Lake Trail, and then look for gifts at Piragis Northwoods Company.

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Traveling by car from Wisconsin Dells to Ely takes 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive; or do a combination of train and flight. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from Wisconsin Dells in July: high temperatures in Ely hover around 75°F and lows are around 53°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Duluth.

Things to do in Ely

Parks · Trails · Museums · Outdoors

Duluth

— 2 nights

Zenith City of the Unsalted Seas

Situated on the westernmost point of the Lake Superior, Duluth represents a booming port city.
Start off your visit on the 5th (Mon): kick back and relax at Brighton Beach Park, then walk around Leif Erikson Park, and then take a memorable drive along Minnesota's North Shore Scenic Drive. Here are some ideas for day two: get engrossed in the history at Lake Superior Railroad Museum, take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports, and then stroll through Park Point.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Duluth online vacation builder.

You can drive from Ely to Duluth in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus. Expect a bit warmer evenings in Duluth when traveling from Ely in July, with lows around 59°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Tue) so you can fly to Fargo.

Things to do in Duluth

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Tours

Fargo

— 2 nights
Fargo is the most populous city in the state of North Dakota, accounting for over 15% of the state population. Start off your visit on the 7th (Wed): learn more about the world around you at Red River Zoo and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Sts. Anne & Joachim Catholic Church. On the 8th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: tee off at Edgewood Golf, stroll through Bluestem Prairie Preserve, and then sample the tasty concoctions at Drekker Brewing Company.

To see ratings, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, use the Fargo holiday planner.

You can fly from Duluth to Fargo in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive; or take a bus. When traveling from Duluth in July, plan for somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Fargo: temperatures range from 83°F by day to 60°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Thu) so you can catch the flight to Lake Geneva.

Things to do in Fargo

Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Golf · Breweries & Distilleries

Side Trip

Lake Geneva

— 2 nights
Lake Geneva is a city in Walworth County, Wisconsin, USA. The population was 7,651 at the 2010 census. Start off your visit on the 9th (Fri): enjoy the sand and surf at Riviera Beach, then explore the activities along Geneva Lake, and then play a few rounds at Hawks View Golf Club. Keep things going the next day: enjoy the sand and surf at Williams Bay Beach and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Kishwauketoe Conservancy.

To see maps, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, use the Lake Geneva trip planner.

You can fly from Fargo to Lake Geneva in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train, bus, and taxi. July in Lake Geneva sees daily highs of 79°F and lows of 57°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Sat) early enough to fly to Big Sky.

Things to do in Lake Geneva

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Golf

Side Trip

Big Sky

— 2 nights
Big Sky is a census-designated place (CDP) in Gallatin and Madison counties in southwestern Montana. On the 11th (Sun), make a trip to Big Sky Chapel and then relax and float downstream with a rafting and tubing tour. Here are some ideas for day two: take in the awesome beauty at Lone Peak and then surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour.

To find other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Big Sky day trip planning app.

Getting from Lake Geneva to Big Sky by flight takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of taxi, bus, train, and car. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Lake Geneva to Big Sky. Traveling from Lake Geneva in July, plan for a bit cooler nights in Big Sky, with lows around 39°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Mon) early enough to drive to Helena.

Things to do in Big Sky

Tours · Outdoors · Adventure · Parks

Helena

— 1 night
Helena is the capital city of the U.S. state of Montana and the county seat of Lewis and Clark County. Start off your visit on the 13th (Tue): get a new perspective on things with Montana Fishing Outfitters and then immerse yourself in nature at Spring Meadow Lake State Park.

To find other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Helena online trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Big Sky to Helena takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of shuttle and bus. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Big Sky in July, with highs in Helena at 89°F and lows at 57°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Tue) so you can go by car to West Glacier.

Things to do in Helena

Tours · Outdoors · Wildlife · Parks

West Glacier

— 2 nights
West Glacier is an unincorporated community and census-designated place (CDP) in eastern Flathead County, Montana, United States. Kick off your visit on the 14th (Wed): play a few rounds at Glacier View Golf Club and then let the river carry you with a rafting and tubing tour.

To see more things to do, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, read West Glacier online itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Helena to West Glacier takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of bus and taxi. Traveling from Helena in July, expect slightly colder with lows of 49°F in West Glacier. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Thu) early enough to drive to Coeur d'Alene.

Things to do in West Glacier

Outdoors · Tours · Golf · Adventure

Coeur d'Alene

Coeur d'Alene is the largest city and county seat of Kootenai County, Idaho, United States. Start off your visit on the 15th (Thu): tour the pleasant surroundings at Tubbs Hill Nature Trails and then grab your bike and head to North Idaho Centennial Trail.

For where to stay, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Coeur d'Alene trip builder site.

Traveling by car from West Glacier to Coeur d'Alene takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus. The time zone difference moving from Mountain Standard Time to Pacific Standard Time is minus 1 hour. Traveling from West Glacier in July, Coeur d'Alene is a bit warmer at night with lows of 56°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Thu) early enough to fly to Boise.

Things to do in Coeur d'Alene

Parks · Wildlife · Trails · Outdoors

Boise

— 1 night

City of Trees

From its main thoroughfare, Boise greets visitors with a view of downtown framed by the foothills of the Rocky Mountains.
Kick off your visit on the 16th (Fri): explore the landscape on two wheels at Ridge to River Trail System and then indulge your thirst for a good beer at Payette Brewing Company.

To find more things to do, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Boise trip itinerary planning app.

Traveling by flight from Coeur d'Alene to Boise takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Coeur d'Alene to Boise. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Coeur d'Alene in July; daily highs in Boise reach 94°F and lows reach 64°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Fri) early enough to catch the flight back home.

Things to do in Boise

Trails · Parks · Outdoors · Breweries & Distilleries

United States travel guide

4.5
Specialty Museums · Beaches · Nightlife
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.

Wisconsin travel guide

4.2
Specialty Museums · Water Parks · Zoos
The Badger State
Wisconsin is known as "America's Dairyland" because of its status as the nation's most famous producer of milk and cheese. A growing favorite with foreign tourists, the state is a perfect holiday destination for nature lovers, offering year-round outdoor activities like fishing, boating, kayaking, and hiking. Dotted with thousands of inland lakes and waterways alongside apple and cherry orchards, Wisconsin also offers numerous urban tourist attractions, its cities hosting renowned beer and art festivals each year.

Minnesota travel guide

4.4
Room Escape Games · History Museums · Shopping Malls
The Land of 10,000 Lakes
Deriving its name from the Dakota word for "land of sky-tinted water," Minnesota is a land of pristine lakes, pockets of dense green forests, and sprawling prairieland. Spend your vacation exploring the state's diverse landscape for endless outdoor activity and a chance to see some of the area's national monuments, or take a trip to the bustling St. Paul-Minneapolis area, a network of commerce and cultural attractions, including the famous Mall of America.

North Dakota travel guide

4.6
National Parks · History Museums · Performances
Geographic Center of the North American Continent
A primarily rural state, North Dakota is the ancient home of the Lakota tribe. Norwegian settlers once made up the European population, and one of the state's major attractions is the Norsk Høstfest, the largest Norwegian festival in the United States. The vast plains and never-ending sky inspire the many orchestras that call the state home. The spirituality of the music is second only to the spirituality of the people, as the state has the nation's highest percentage of churchgoing residents. The state's open fields are conducive to fishing, hunting, and winter activities.

Montana travel guide

4.7
River Rafting & Tubing · Bodies of Water · Nature & Parks
The Crown of the Continent
With a population of only one million, Montana remains an untouched natural paradise of snowcapped peaks, expansive forests, and alpine lakes, dotted with Old West ghost towns, Indian reservations, and progressive urban communities. Appreciate the state's unique charm and beauty with a trip to Glacier National Park, where you can come face-to-face with Montana wildlife among its high peaks. Head to the state's largest cities, Billings and Missoula, for an array of historical attractions and cultural sightseeing.

Idaho travel guide

4.4
River Rafting & Tubing · Bodies of Water · Waterfalls
The Gem State
The mountainous state of Idaho houses some of the country's largest stretches of unspoiled nature. There are plenty of opportunities for adventurous holidays here, with rapids, canyons, snow-capped mountains, expansive lakes, and waterfalls higher than Niagara Falls. Those on vacation with access to a car can enjoy some of the most scenic drives in the nation while traversing Idaho's rugged landscape. Boise, the state's capital and most populous city, provides cultural attractions such as museums, galleries, and theater. The students of Boise State University contribute to the city's vibrant and growing nightlife scene.