27 days in United States Itinerary

27 days in United States Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Hershey
— 2 nights
2
Niagara Falls
— 3 nights
3
Cleveland
— 1 night
4
Chicago
— 2 nights
5
Minneapolis
— 2 nights
6
Sioux Falls
— 2 nights
7
Badlands National Park
— 1 night
8
Casper
— 3 nights
9
Colorado Springs
— 2 nights
10
Topeka
— 2 nights
11
Saint Louis
— 1 night
12
Mammoth Cave National Park
— 2 nights
13
Gatlinburg
— 2 nights
14
Greensboro
— 1 night

2
nights
Hershey

Hershey ©
Home of the Hershey Chocolate Company, the town of Hershey is regularly referred to as the sweetest place on earth.
You've now added Hersheypark to your itinerary. Start off your visit on the 12th (Sat): look for all kinds of wild species at Lake Tobias Wildlife Park.

To find maps, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Hershey trip planner.

Virginia Beach to Hershey is an approximately 6-hour car ride. You can also do a combination of flight and bus; or take a bus. Expect little chillier evenings in Hershey when traveling from Virginia Beach in September, with lows around 59°F. You will have some time to spend on the 14th (Mon) before leaving for Niagara Falls.

Things to do in Hershey

Theme Parks · Parks · Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trip

Lake Tobias Wildlife Park
Highlights from your plan
Hersheypark ©
Hersheypark
Lake Tobias Wildlife Park ©
Lake Tobias Wildlife Park
Crossroads Antique Mall ©
Crossroads Antique Mall

3
nights
Niagara Falls

Niagara Falls ©
The city of Niagara Falls houses the U.S.
Get outdoors at Cave of the Winds and Three Sisters Island. Family-friendly places like Frank Lloyd Wright's Martin House and Bridal Veil Falls will thrill your kids. When in Niagara Falls, make a side trip to see Our Lady of Victory National Shrine & Basilica in Lackawanna, approximately Lackawanna away. And it doesn't end there: admire the majestic nature at Whirlpool State Park, pause for some serene contemplation at St. Mary of the Cataract R. C. Parish, get engrossed in the history at Niagara Falls Underground Railroad Heritage Center, and enjoy breathtaking views from Niagara Falls Observation Tower.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, use the Niagara Falls online holiday planner.

You can drive from Hershey to Niagara Falls in 6.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of bus and flight. In September, daily temperatures in Niagara Falls can reach 75°F, while at night they dip to 55°F. You will have some time to spend on the 17th (Thu) before leaving for Cleveland.

Things to do in Niagara Falls

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Frank Lloyd Wright's Martin House, Our Lady of Victory National Shrine & Basilica
Highlights from your plan
Cave of the Winds ©
Cave of the Winds
Frank Lloyd Wright's Martin House ©
Frank Lloyd Wright's Martin House

1
night
Cleveland

Cleveland ©
A culturally diverse city situated on the shores of Lake Erie, Cleveland boasts many places to visit, such as world-class museums, popular amusement parks, and sprawling recreational areas.
Start off your visit on the 17th (Thu): admire the landmark architecture of Heinen's Downtown.

Before you visit Cleveland, use our trip planner to discover what you can do and see there.

Traveling by car from Niagara Falls to Cleveland takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Plan for somewhat warmer nights when traveling from Niagara Falls in September since evenings lows in Cleveland dip to 62°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Fri) so you can travel to Chicago.

Things to do in Cleveland

Historic Sites · Zoos & Aquariums · Shopping
Highlights from your plan
West Side Market ©
West Side Market
A Christmas Story House ©
A Christmas Story House
Heinen's Downtown ©
Heinen's Downtown

2
nights
Chicago

Chicago ©
A huge and vibrant city, Chicago is home to top-notch theaters, shops, museums, galleries, and restaurants.
Start off your visit on the 19th (Sat): take in the spiritual surroundings of Frank Lloyd Wright's Unity Temple, steep yourself in history at Ernest Hemingway Birthplace, then admire the striking features of Frank Lloyd Wright Home and Studio, then admire the masterpieces at The Art Institute of Chicago, and finally get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports.

For traveler tips, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Chicago travel route planner.

You can fly from Cleveland to Chicago in 3.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train. The time zone difference when traveling from Cleveland to Chicago is minus 1 hour. In September, plan for daily highs up to 78°F, and evening lows to 61°F. You will have some time to spend on the 20th (Sun) before leaving for Minneapolis.

Things to do in Chicago

Historic Sites · Museums · Outdoors

Side Trip

Oak Park
Highlights from your plan
The Art Institute of Chicago ©
The Art Institute of Chicago
Ernest Hemingway Birthplace ©
Ernest Hemingway Birthplace
Frank Lloyd Wright's Unity Temple ©
Frank Lloyd Wright's Unity Temple

2
nights
Minneapolis

Minneapolis ©
Located on both banks of the Mississippi River, Minneapolis salutes the state's love of the outdoors with numerous lakes, wetlands, creeks, and waterfalls--many connected to one another by a national scenic byway great for sightseeing.
Start off your visit on the 21st (Mon): take in the dramatic scenery at Minnehaha Park, then get in on the family fun at Nickelodeon Universe, and then have some family-friendly fun at FlyOver America.

To see reviews, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Minneapolis route maker tool.

Getting from Chicago to Minneapolis by flight takes about 4 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. September in Minneapolis sees daily highs of 75°F and lows of 57°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Tue) early enough to travel to Sioux Falls.

Things to do in Minneapolis

Nature · Theme Parks · Parks

Side Trip

Bloomington
Highlights from your plan
Minnehaha Park ©
Minnehaha Park
Nickelodeon Universe ©
Nickelodeon Universe
FlyOver America ©
FlyOver America

2
nights
Sioux Falls

Sioux Falls ©
Sioux Falls is the largest city in the U.S. Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Tue): get a new perspective on nature at Great Plains Zoo & Delbridge Museum of Natural History, admire nature's wide array of creatures at Butterfly House & Aquarium, and then don't miss a visit to Michelangelo's David replica. Here are some ideas for day two: stroll around Falls Park, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Joseph Cathedral, then stroll through Sioux Falls Bike Trails, and finally stroll through SculptureWalk & The Arc of Dreams Sioux Falls.

Before you visit Sioux Falls, use our trip planner to discover what you can do and see there.

Fly from Minneapolis to Sioux Falls in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 76°F in September, and nighttime lows around 55°F. You will leave for Badlands National Park on the 24th (Thu).

Things to do in Sioux Falls

Parks · Outdoors · Trails
Highlights from your plan
St. Joseph Cathedral ©
St. Joseph Cathedral
SculptureWalk & The Arc of Dreams Sioux Falls ©

1
night
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.
On the 24th (Thu), explore the striking landscape at Yellow Mounds Overlook, explore the striking landscape at Badlands Wall, and then identify plant and animal life at Roberts Prairie Dog Town.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Badlands National Park route planner.

Drive from Sioux Falls to Badlands National Park in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi; or fly. The time zone difference when traveling from Sioux Falls to Badlands National Park is minus 1 hour. Traveling from Sioux Falls in September, plan for slightly colder nights in Badlands National Park, with lows around 49°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Casper.

Things to do in Badlands National Park

Parks · Nature · Wildlife
Highlights from your plan
Roberts Prairie Dog Town ©
Roberts Prairie Dog Town
Badlands Wall ©
Badlands Wall
Yellow Mounds Overlook ©
Yellow Mounds Overlook

3
nights
Casper

Casper ©
Casper is a city in and the county seat of Natrona County, Wyoming, United States. Museum-lovers will appreciate National Historic Trails Interpretive Center and Paleon Museum in Glenrock. Family-friendly places like Morad Park and Garden Creek Waterfall will thrill your kids. Take a break from Casper with a short trip to Independence Rock State Historic Site in Alcova, about 1h 30 min away. And it doesn't end there: steep yourself in history at Fort Caspar Museum and Historic Site, take an in-depth tour of The Bishop House, examine the collection at Tate Geological Museum, and look and learn at Casper Planetarium.

Plan my trip to Casper with suggested itineraries provided by Inspirock.

Drive from Badlands National Park to Casper in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from Badlands National Park in September: high temperatures in Casper hover around 76°F and lows are around 44°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Mon) so you can travel to Colorado Springs.

Things to do in Casper

Museums · Nature · Parks

Side Trips

Independence Rock State Historic Site, Paleon Museum in Glenrock
Highlights from your plan
National Historic Trails Interpretive Center ©
Paleon Museum in Glenrock ©
Paleon Museum in Glenrock
Tate Geological Museum ©
Tate Geological Museum

2
nights
Colorado Springs

Colorado Springs ©
Stunning Garden of the Gods Park scenery, blue skies and the glory of Pikes Peak-America’s Mountain have attracted visitors to Colorado Springs for more than a century.
Start off your visit on the 28th (Mon): walk around Garden of the Gods and then take in the dramatic natural features at Red Rock Canyon Open Space. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 29th (Tue): admire the sheer force of The Broadmoor Seven Falls, admire nature's wide array of creatures at Cheyenne Mountain Zoo, and then get your game on at Battlefield Colorado.

Plan my trip to Colorado Springs with suggested itineraries provided by Inspirock.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Casper to Colorado Springs. Traveling from Casper in September, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be somewhat warmer in Colorado Springs, with lows of 51°F. You will have some time to spend on the 30th (Wed) before leaving for Topeka.

Things to do in Colorado Springs

Parks · Nature · Zoos & Aquariums
Highlights from your plan
Garden of the Gods ©
Garden of the Gods
Battlefield Colorado ©
Battlefield Colorado
Cheyenne Mountain Zoo ©
Cheyenne Mountain Zoo

2
nights
Topeka

Topeka ©
Topeka is the capital city of the U.S. Start off your visit on the 1st (Thu): stroll around Gage Park, have fun and explore at Kansas Children's Discovery Center, then learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Topeka Zoological Park, and finally see the interesting displays at Evel Knievel Museum.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Topeka trip planner.

Fly from Colorado Springs to Topeka in 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. The time zone changes from Mountain Standard Time (MST) to Central Standard Time (CST), which is usually a 1 hour difference. Traveling from Colorado Springs in September, expect a bit warmer with lows of 60°F in Topeka. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Saint Louis.

Things to do in Topeka

Parks · Museums · Childrens Museums
Highlights from your plan
Evel Knievel Museum ©
Evel Knievel Museum
Kansas Children's Discovery Center ©
Kansas Children's Discovery Center
Gage Park ©
Gage Park

1
night
Saint Louis

Saint Louis ©
Test the local claim that Saint Louis is second only to Washington, D.C.
Start off your visit on the 2nd (Fri): examine the collection at Cardinals Hall of Fame and Museum, see the interesting displays at City Museum, and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Cathedral Basilica of Saint Louis.

For photos, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Saint Louis travel itinerary planner.

You can drive from Topeka to Saint Louis in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. In October, daily temperatures in Saint Louis can reach 72°F, while at night they dip to 49°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Sat) early enough to travel to Mammoth Cave National Park.

Things to do in Saint Louis

Museums · Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Cathedral Basilica of Saint Louis ©
Cathedral Basilica of Saint Louis
City Museum ©
City Museum
Cardinals Hall of Fame and Museum ©
Cardinals Hall of Fame and Museum

2
nights
Mammoth Cave National Park

Mammoth Cave National Park ©
Mammoth Caves National Park is the longest cave system in the world so far discovered.
Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Sat): hike along Fat Man's Misery and then explore the fascinating underground world of Mammoth Cave. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 4th (Sun): learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Kentucky Down Under Adventure Zoo, Head underground at Diamond Caverns, and then surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour.

To find ratings, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Mammoth Cave National Park trip builder app.

Traveling by combination of flight and car from Saint Louis to Mammoth Cave National Park takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and taxi. Expect a daytime high around 71°F in October, and nighttime lows around 48°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Mon) early enough to drive to Gatlinburg.

Things to do in Mammoth Cave National Park

Parks · Nature · Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trips

Diamond Caverns, Kentucky Down Under Adventure Zoo
Highlights from your plan
Mammoth Cave ©
Mammoth Cave
Fat Man's Misery ©
Fat Man's Misery
Diamond Caverns ©
Diamond Caverns

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nights
Gatlinburg

Nestled in the lush, wooded forests of the Great Smoky Mountains National Park, Gatlinburg is Tennessee’s premier mountain resort destination.
On the 5th (Mon), do a tasting at Tennessee Homemade Wines, view the masterpieces at Fowler's Clay Works, and then kick your exploration up a notch at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: appreciate the extensive heritage of Noah Bud Ogle Cabin, brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Ole Smoky Tennessee Moonshine, brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Ole Smoky, sample the fine beverages at Sugarlands Distilling Company, then enjoy breathtaking views from Gatlinburg SkyLift Park, and finally brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Ole Smoky Whiskey Barrelhouse.

To see reviews, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, read our Gatlinburg road trip website.

Drive from Mammoth Cave National Park to Gatlinburg in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of taxi, bus, and car. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Mammoth Cave National Park to Gatlinburg due to the time zone difference. In October in Gatlinburg, expect temperatures between 74°F during the day and 51°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Wed) early enough to drive to Greensboro.

Things to do in Gatlinburg

Zoos & Aquariums · Parks · Tours

Side Trips

Ole Smoky Tennessee Moonshine, Noah Bud Ogle Cabin
Highlights from your plan
Zipline
Ripley's Aquarium of the Smokies ©
Ripley's Aquarium of the Smokies
Noah Bud Ogle Cabin ©
Noah Bud Ogle Cabin

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night
Greensboro

Greensboro ©
Greensboro is a city in the U.S. On the 7th (Wed), stroll through Guilford Courthouse National Military Park, engage your brain at Greensboro Science Center, and then view the masterpieces at Ambleside Gallery.

To find maps, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Greensboro journey builder app.

You can drive from Gatlinburg to Greensboro in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and bus; or do a combination of flight and train. October in Greensboro sees daily highs of 73°F and lows of 51°F at night. You will have some time to spend on the 8th (Thu) before leaving for home.

Things to do in Greensboro

Museums · Parks · Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Greensboro Science Center ©
Greensboro Science Center
International Civil Rights Center & Museum ©
Guilford Courthouse National Military Park ©

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