32 days in United States Itinerary

32 days in United States Itinerary

Created using Inspirock United States tour planner

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Oklahoma City
— 2 nights
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Omaha
— 9 nights
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Custer
— 1 night
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Deadwood
— 1 night
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Badlands National Park
— 1 day
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Kearney
— 1 night
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North Platte
— 2 nights
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Granite City
— 3 nights
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Dayton
— 2 nights
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Louisville
— 3 nights
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Clarksville
— 3 nights
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Nashville
— 1 night
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Oklahoma City

— 2 nights

The Big Friendly

Oklahoma City, known to many as the "Big Friendly," represents the political, cultural, and economic engine of the state of Oklahoma.
Kick off your visit on the 11th (Wed): visit Bricktown, learn more about the world around you at SKELETONS: Museum of Osteology, and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Joseph Old Cathedral. Keep things going the next day: contemplate the long history of Henry Overholser Mansion, then admire the masterpieces at National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum, then steep yourself in history at The Old Round Barn, and finally see the interesting displays at OK County 66 - John's Place.

To see ratings, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, use the Oklahoma City trip itinerary planning tool.

Killeen to Oklahoma City is an approximately 5-hour combination of car and flight. You can also drive. Plan for a bit cooler nights when traveling from Killeen in August since evenings lows in Oklahoma City dip to 69°F. On the 13th (Fri), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can fly to Omaha.

Things to do in Oklahoma City

Museums · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Childrens Museums

Side Trip

Omaha

— 9 nights

Gateway to the West

A major transportation hub, Omaha was once considered little more than a stopping point on a pioneer's journey west.
Let the collections at Museum of American Speed and General Crook House Museum capture your imagination. Popular historic sites such as Homestead National Historical Park and Father Flanagan's Historic House are in your itinerary. Venture out of the city with trips to Winterset (Courthouse Square, John Wayne Birthplace & Museum, &more), Lincoln (Sunken Gardens, Nebraska State Capitol, &more) and Holy Family Shrine (in Gretna). The adventure continues: learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Henry Doorly Zoo, pause for some serene contemplation at Sacred Heart Parish Church, admire the striking features of Historic General Dodge House, and get engrossed in the history at The Durham Museum.

To see traveler tips, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, use the Omaha holiday builder tool.

You can fly from Oklahoma City to Omaha in 5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Expect a bit cooler weather when traveling from Oklahoma City in August: highs in Omaha hover around 85°F, while lows dip to 65°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sun) so you can fly to Custer.

Things to do in Omaha

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Childrens Museums

Side Trips

Custer

— 1 night
Generally considered to be the oldest town established by European Americans in the Black Hills, Custer began as a mining town.
To see where to stay, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Custer road trip planning website.

Fly from Omaha to Custer in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and taxi. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Omaha to Custer. In August, Custer is slightly colder than Omaha - with highs of 77°F and lows of 51°F. On the 23rd (Mon), you're off to Deadwood.

Things to do in Custer

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Museums

Deadwood

— 1 night
Deadwood is a city in South Dakota, United States, and the county seat of Lawrence County. Start off your visit on the 23rd (Mon): take in the dramatic scenery at Bridal Veil Falls, then get engrossed in the history at D.C. Booth Historic National Fish Hatchery, then get to know the fascinating history of Historic Old Town, and finally stroll the grounds of Mount Moriah Cemetery.

To see traveler tips, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Deadwood visit planner.

Traveling by car from Custer to Deadwood takes 1.5 hours. The time zone difference moving from Mountain Standard Time to Central Standard Time is 1 hour. August in Deadwood sees daily highs of 80°F and lows of 56°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Tue) so you can go by car to Badlands National Park.

Things to do in Deadwood

Historic Sites · Museums · Nature · Parks

Side Trip

Badlands National Park

— 1 day
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.
Kick off your visit on the 24th (Tue): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Badlands National Park.

To find reviews, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, read Badlands National Park itinerary maker app.

Traveling by car from Deadwood to Badlands National Park takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus. The time zone changes from Central Standard Time (CST) to Mountain Standard Time (MST), which is usually a -1 hour difference. Traveling from Deadwood in August, expect nights in Badlands National Park to be about the same, around 58°F, while days are a bit warmer, around 87°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Kearney.

Things to do in Badlands National Park

Nature · Parks

Side Trip

Highlights from your trip

Kearney

— 1 night
Kearney is a city in and the county seat of Buffalo County, Nebraska, United States. On the 25th (Wed), examine the collection at Pioneer Village, enjoy breathtaking views from Great Platte River Road Archway Monument, and then look for gifts at Stagecoach. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take an in-depth tour of Stuhr Museum of the Prairie Pioneer and then get engrossed in the history at G.W. Frank Museum of History and Culture.

To see photos, maps, and other tourist information, read our Kearney trip itinerary builder tool.

Drive from Badlands National Park to Kearney in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight. The time zone difference moving from Mountain Standard Time (MST) to Central Standard Time (CST) is 1 hour. In August, daily temperatures in Kearney can reach 84°F, while at night they dip to 62°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Thu) so you can go by car to North Platte.

Things to do in Kearney

Museums · Shopping

Side Trips

North Platte

— 2 nights
North Platte is a city in and the county seat of Lincoln County, Nebraska, United States. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: examine the collection at Lincoln County Historical Museum, immerse yourself in nature at Buffalo Bill Ranch State Historical Park, then steep yourself in history at Union Pacific Railroad Bailey Yard, and finally stop by Fort Cody Trading Post.

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Traveling by car from Kearney to North Platte takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. August in North Platte sees daily highs of 86°F and lows of 59°F at night. On the 28th (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Granite City.

Things to do in North Platte

Parks · Historic Sites · Museums · Nature

Granite City

— 3 nights
Granite City is a city in Madison County, Illinois, United States, within the Greater St. Get some historical perspective at Lewis & Clark State Historic Site and Scott Field Heritage Air Park. Let the collections at Beall Mansion Tour and Litchfield Museum & Route 66 Welcome Center capture your imagination. Explore Granite City's surroundings by going to Alton (World's Tallest Man Statue & Great Rivers Scenic Route) and Eckert's Belleville Farm (in Belleville). There's lots more to do: contemplate the long history of Cahokia Mounds State Historic Site, see the interesting displays at National Great Rivers Museum, and make a trip to World's Largest Catsup Bottle.

For traveler tips, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Granite City route planner.

You can drive from North Platte to Granite City in 10.5 hours. Another option is to do a combination of flight and car. Traveling from North Platte in August, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit warmer in Granite City, with lows of 66°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Dayton.

Things to do in Granite City

Museums · Historic Sites · Scenic Drive · Outdoors

Side Trips

Dayton

— 2 nights

Gem City

Home of airplane pioneers the Wright brothers, Dayton prides itself on its inventors, including Charles F. Kettering, inventor of the automobile self starter.
Kick off your visit on the 1st (Wed): explore the galleries of Greene County Historical Society Museum, contemplate the long history of Huffman Prairie Flying Field Interpretive Center, then examine the collection at National Museum of the US Air Force, and finally learn the secrets of beer at a beer tour and tasting. Here are some ideas for day two: stroll the grounds of Dayton National Cemetery, steep yourself in history at Carillon Historical Park, then examine the collection at America's Packard Museum - The Citizens Motorcar Co., and finally stroll the grounds of Woodland Cemetery & Arboretum.

To find reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Dayton trip itinerary builder website.

You can drive from Granite City to Dayton in 5.5 hours. Another option is to do a combination of car and flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Granite City to Dayton. While traveling from Granite City, expect little chillier days and about the same nights in Dayton, ranging from highs of 78°F to lows of 57°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Louisville.

Things to do in Dayton

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Breweries & Distilleries

Side Trip

Louisville

— 3 nights

Derby City

Kentucky’s largest city, Louisville, is best known as the home of the Kentucky Derby.
Museum-lovers will get to explore Louisville Slugger Museum & Factory and Kentucky Derby Museum. Change things up with these side-trips from Louisville: Lexington (Kentucky Horse Park & James E. Pepper Distillery). There's lots more to do: explore the fascinating underground world of Louisville Mega Cavern, snap pictures at The Big Four Bridge, don't miss a visit to The Belvedere, and shop like a local with 21c Museum Hotel.

For photos, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Louisville holiday builder website.

Getting from Dayton to Louisville by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a bus; or fly. In September in Louisville, expect temperatures between 82°F during the day and 61°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Mon) so you can travel to Clarksville.

Things to do in Louisville

Museums · Nature · Parks · Fun & Games

Side Trip

Clarksville

— 3 nights
The city of Clarksville is the county seat of Montgomery County, Tennessee, and the fifth-largest city in the state behind Memphis, Nashville, Knoxville, and Chattanooga. Get some historical perspective at Fort Donelson National Battlefield and Fort Donelson National Cemetery. Appreciate the collections at Loretta Lynn's Ranch and Museums of Hopkinsville. Get out of town with these interesting Clarksville side-trips: Surrender House - Dover Hotel (in Dover), Loretta Lynn Ranch (in Hurricane Mills) and Casey Jones Distillery (in Hopkinsville). The adventure continues: learn about winemaking at Beachaven Vineyards & Winery, go for a stroll along the water at Liberty Park, and sample the fine beverages at Old Glory Distilling Co..

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Drive from Louisville to Clarksville in 3.5 hours. The time zone difference when traveling from Louisville to Clarksville is minus 1 hour. In September in Clarksville, expect temperatures between 83°F during the day and 60°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Thu) so you can go by car to Nashville.

Things to do in Clarksville

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Breweries & Distilleries

Side Trips

Nashville

— 1 night

Music City U.S.A.

Known as the capital of country music, the thriving city of Nashville combines old-world southern charm with a progressive urban flair.
Kick off your visit on the 9th (Thu): examine the collection at RCA Studio B, then witness the site of a historic battle at Lotz House Museum, then see the interesting displays at Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum, and finally take an in-depth tour of The Johnny Cash Museum & Cafe. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: steep yourself in history at Belle Meade Historic Site & Winery, see the interesting displays at Andrew Jackson's Hermitage, and then see a show at Grand Ole Opry.

To see reviews, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Nashville online vacation planner.

Traveling by car from Clarksville to Nashville takes an hour. September in Nashville sees daily highs of 85°F and lows of 62°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Nashville

Museums · Historic Sites · Nightlife

Side Trip

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.

Nebraska travel guide

4.6
Aquariums · Shopping · History Museums
The Cornhusker State
Situated in the heartland of America, Nebraska is home to a large number of small rural communities and masses of farmland. The state's two main cities, Omaha and Lincoln, are abuzz with youthful energy and cultural delights. Your itinerary can include a trip to the cities' museums to learn about the state's past, or tours of the area's important pioneer and Native American sites. The state's central location means that it has been crossed by many trails, but it was the California Gold Rush of 1848-1855 that originally brought large numbers of non-indigenous people to the area. Scenic river valleys offer plenty of opportunities for outdoor vacation activities, while Nebraska's agricultural towns charm visitors with their all-American spirit.