29 days in United States Itinerary

29 days in United States Itinerary

Created using Inspirock United States travel route planner

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Green Bay
— 3 nights
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Wisconsin Dells
— 3 nights
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Harpers Ferry
— 1 night
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Philadelphia
— 5 nights
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Weston
— 1 night
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Lexington
— 2 nights
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Louisville
— 2 nights
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Saint Louis
— 4 nights
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Branson
— 3 nights
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Kansas City
— 2 nights
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Council Bluffs
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Green Bay

— 3 nights

Home of the Packers

Home of the Green Bay Packers, the city of Green Bay centers around sports and is home to hundreds of notable football icons, including Brett Favre and Curly Lambeau.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Green Bay: Bookworm Gardens (in Sheboygan), Road America (in Elkhart Lake) and EAA Aviation Museum (in Oshkosh). There's much more to do: take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports, stroll around Cave Point County Park, get outside with Door County Charters, and stroll through The Ridges Sanctuary.

To find photos, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Green Bay trip itinerary tool.

Minneapolis to Green Bay is an approximately 3-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Minneapolis in July, Green Bay is little chillier at night with lows of 59°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Sat) so you can drive to Wisconsin Dells.

Things to do in Green Bay

Parks · Museums · Outdoors · Tours

Side Trips

Wisconsin Dells

— 3 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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Wisconsin Dells: Madison (Olbrich Botanical Gardens & Memorial Union Terrace) and Taliesin Preservation: Frank Lloyd Wright Visitor Center (in Spring Green). Next up on the itinerary: kick your exploration up a notch at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks, walk around Wisconsin Deer Park, stop by Kernel Popcorn's Factory, and race across the water with a speed boat tour.

To see photos, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Wisconsin Dells road trip planning tool.

Traveling by car from Green Bay to Wisconsin Dells takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train. Expect a daytime high around 80°F in July, and nighttime lows around 59°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Tue) so you can catch the flight to Harpers Ferry.

Things to do in Wisconsin Dells

Theme Parks · Tours · Outdoors · Parks

Side Trips

Harpers Ferry

— 1 night
With a population of less than 300, Harpers Ferry is as quaint as they come.
On the 28th (Wed), explore the striking landscape of Harpers Ferry National Historical Park and then steep yourself in history at The Point.

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Fly from Wisconsin Dells to Harpers Ferry in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Wisconsin Dells to Harpers Ferry due to the time zone difference. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Wisconsin Dells in July; daily highs in Harpers Ferry reach 87°F and lows reach 66°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Philadelphia.

Things to do in Harpers Ferry

Historic Sites · Nature · Parks

Philadelphia

— 5 nights

The City of Brotherly Love

Steeped in cultural and historical heritage, Philadelphia is known as the birthplace of U.S. democracy, as it was once the meeting place for the country's Founding Fathers.
Explore Philadelphia's surroundings by going to Brinton 1704 House & Historic Site (in West Chester), Hersheypark (in Hershey) and Longwood Gardens (in Kennett Square). The adventure continues: contemplate the long history of Independence Hall, walk around Wissahickon Valley Park, examine the collection at The Franklin Institute, and take an in-depth tour of Eastern State Penitentiary.

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Traveling by car from Harpers Ferry to Philadelphia takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. Traveling from Harpers Ferry in July, Philadelphia is a bit warmer at night with lows of 72°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Mon) to allow time to fly to Weston.

Things to do in Philadelphia

Museums · Parks · Theme Parks · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Weston

— 1 night
Weston is a city in Lewis County, West Virginia, United States. Start off your visit on the 3rd (Tue): stop by Appalachian Glass and then contemplate the long history of Trans-Allegheny Lunatic Asylum.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, use the Weston day trip planning site.

Traveling by flight from Philadelphia to Weston takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Plan for little chillier temperatures traveling from Philadelphia in August, with highs in Weston at 80°F and lows at 61°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Tue) to allow time to drive to Lexington.

Things to do in Weston

Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping

Lexington

— 2 nights

Horse Capital of the World

Known internationally as the "Horse Capital of the World," Lexington boasts a thriving economy resting largely on its thoroughbred racehorse industry.
On the 4th (Wed), relax in the rural setting at Old Friends at Dream Chase Farm, then get a dose of the wild on Unique Horse Farm Tours, then sample the fine beverages at Bluegrass Distillers, and finally sample the fine beverages at James E. Pepper Distillery. On the next day, brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Castle & Key Distillery, then relax in the rural setting at Sun Valley Farm, and then stroll through Salato Wildlife Education Center.

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Drive from Weston to Lexington in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 85°F in August, and nighttime lows around 65°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Louisville.

Things to do in Lexington

Wildlife · Breweries & Distilleries · Tours · Outdoors

Side Trips

Louisville

— 2 nights

Derby City

Kentucky’s largest city, Louisville, is best known as the home of the Kentucky Derby.
On the 6th (Fri), examine the collection at Kentucky Derby Museum, explore the fascinating underground world of Louisville Mega Cavern, and then sample the fine beverages at Angel's Envy Distillery. On the next day, see the interesting displays at Louisville Slugger Museum & Factory, sample the fine beverages at Copper & Kings American Brandy Distillery, and then learn insider's secrets on a distillery tour.

For traveler tips, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Louisville tour planner.

Getting from Lexington to Louisville by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. In August, daytime highs in Louisville are 86°F, while nighttime lows are 68°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Sat) so you can go by car to Saint Louis.

Things to do in Louisville

Breweries & Distilleries · Tours · Museums · Nature

Saint Louis

— 4 nights

Gateway to the West

Test the local claim that Saint Louis is second only to Washington, D.C. in the number of free activities available by spending your holiday exploring the city's central neighborhoods, famous for their restored century-old red-brick buildings.
Saint Louis is known for museums, parks, and zoos & aquariums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in panoramic vistas at The Gateway Arch, get engrossed in the history at Campbell House Museum, stroll through The Sophia M. Sachs Butterfly House, and take in nature's colorful creations at Missouri Botanical Garden.

To see traveler tips, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Saint Louis day trip planning website.

Traveling by car from Louisville to Saint Louis takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Central Standard Time (CST) is minus 1 hour. In August, daytime highs in Saint Louis are 87°F, while nighttime lows are 66°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Branson.

Things to do in Saint Louis

Parks · Historic Sites · Zoos & Aquariums · Tours

Side Trip

Branson

— 3 nights

Live Entertainment Capital of the World

Nestled in Missouri's beautiful Ozark Mountains lies one of the country's most attractive vacation towns for year-round family entertainment.
Branson is known for nightlife, theme parks, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: cool off at Silver Dollar City, take an in-depth tour of Titanic Museum, whizz through the canopy at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks, and indulge your senses at VIP Tours of Branson.

To find reviews, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Branson road trip app.

Getting from Saint Louis to Branson by car takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and car; or do a combination of bus and taxi. In August in Branson, expect temperatures between 85°F during the day and 66°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Sat) early enough to drive to Kansas City.

Things to do in Branson

Theme Parks · Tours · Wineries · Parks

Kansas City

— 2 nights

City of Fountains

The largest municipality in Missouri, Kansas City has an impressive array of world-class museums, shopping areas, and great places to eat, all of which attract tourism to the area.
Start off your visit on the 15th (Sun): brush up on your military savvy at National WWI Museum and Memorial, then admire the masterpieces at The Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art, and then take in nature's colorful creations at The Ewing and Muriel Kauffman Memorial Garden. Here are some ideas for day two: contemplate the long history of Bingham Waggoner Mansion & Estate, get engrossed in the history at Harry S. Truman Library and Museum, and then brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Holladay Distillery.

For ratings, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Kansas City day trip planning app.

Traveling by car from Branson to Kansas City takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. Expect a daytime high around 87°F in August, and nighttime lows around 70°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Council Bluffs.

Things to do in Kansas City

Museums · Parks · Historic Sites · Breweries & Distilleries

Side Trips

Council Bluffs

— 2 nights
Council Bluffs is a city in and the county seat of Pottawattamie County, Iowa, United States. Start off your visit on the 17th (Tue): try to win big at Horseshoe Council Bluffs, take in panoramic vistas at Lewis and Clark Park, and then stroll around Hitchcock Nature Center. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: admire the striking features of Historic General Dodge House, take an in-depth tour of Greater Shenandoah Historical Society Museum, and then explore the landscape on two wheels at Wabash Trace Nature Trail.

To find photos, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, read our Council Bluffs trip planner.

Traveling by car from Kansas City to Council Bluffs takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi; or fly. Traveling from Kansas City in August, plan for little chillier nights in Council Bluffs, with lows around 65°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Wed) so you can catch the flight back home.

Things to do in Council Bluffs

Parks · Museums · Outdoors · Casinos

Side Trips

United States travel guide

4.5
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.

West Virginia travel guide

4.1
Historic Sites · State Parks · Zipline
The Mountain State
Located entirely within the Appalachian Mountain region, the aptly nicknamed "Mountain State" represents the highest state east of the Mississippi River with an average elevation of about 460 m (1,500 ft) above sea level. With an official motto of "Mountaineers are always free," West Virginia is home to a fiercely independent people, proud of their state's rich natural resources, physical beauty, and traditional culture. The state is often overlooked by tourists, and its major attractions retain an off-the-beaten-path character and exemplify a laid-back pace of life. West Virginians like to describe their part of the country as both wild and wonderful, a claim you can easily test on a holiday here by filling your itinerary with exploration of the state's green mountains, white-water rivers, and historical small towns.

Pennsylvania travel guide

4.3
History Museums · Casinos · Specialty Museums
The Keystone State
One of the country's 13 original founding states, Pennsylvania contains a balance of modern cities and fertile fields. A rich and varied state with a colorful history dating back to colonial times, it remains a worthy holiday destination with its well-preserved 19th-century battle sites and memorial parks. This diverse land is home to pristine forests and rugged mountain regions. For an urban experience, visit the state's university cities, offering numerous tourist attractions as well as thriving music, performance, art, and culinary scenes. The region's Amish country provides a weekend getaway in a picturesque setting of quaint towns surrounded by rolling hills and fertile farmland.

Kentucky travel guide

4.5
Caves · Specialty Museums · Distilleries
The Bluegrass State
A diverse region of sprawling farmland and rich cultural heritage, Kentucky is the birthplace of American horse racing and home to the world-famous Kentucky Derby. While the cities of Lexington and Louisville experience the majority of the state's tourism, Kentucky is also a favorite among outdoor enthusiasts with its array of natural attractions, including the Cumberland Gap and the world's longest cave system at Mammoth Cave National Park. Take a tour through original Civil War battlefields to delve into the nation's history, or head to one of the many bourbon distilleries to learn more about Kentucky's most famous export.

Missouri travel guide

4.6
Theaters · Performances · Specialty Museums
The Show-Me State
Acquired from France as part of the famous Louisiana Purchase, Missouri offers visitors equal amounts of urban and rural tourist attractions, with a good sprinkling of lush valleys and meandering back roads ideal for leisurely road trips. The state has a highly varied geography, ranging from the till plains in the north to the rolling Ozark Mountains in the south. The state sits at the intersection of North America's three greatest rivers, creating fertile plains known for supporting extensive farms and ranches. Now generally considered part of the country's Midwest, most people used to count Missouri among the southern states, primarily due to its status as a slave state before the Civil War.

Iowa travel guide

4.1
Casinos · History Museums · Historic Sites
The Hawkeye State
Part of the American heartland, Iowa is marked by a strong agricultural heritage, with farmland encompassing around 90 percent of the state's land. However, a holiday in Iowa offers more than corn and cows: you'll also discover charming towns, beautiful lakes, and a handful of vibrant cities. Iowa City, a university town, provides a healthy dose of culture and nightlife, with a youthful and artistic vibe fueled by a sizable student population. A trip to some of Iowa's small towns provides a true American experience. Fortunately, the welcoming residents bear very little resemblance to the dour Iowans portrayed in Grant Wood's famous painting "American Gothic."