45 days in United States Itinerary

45 days in United States Itinerary

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1
Bismarck
— 4 nights
2
Medora
— 3 nights
3
Rapid City
— 8 nights
4
Omaha
— 4 nights
5
Des Moines
— 4 nights
6
Saint Louis
— 7 nights
7
Kansas City
— 6 nights
8
Tulsa
— 5 nights
9
Oklahoma City
— 3 nights

4
nights
Bismarck

Bismarck ©
Bismarck is the capital of the U.S. Step off the beaten path and head to North Dakota Heritage Center & State Museum and Stutsman County Memorial Museum. Visiting Audubon National Wildlife Refuge Complex and Keelboat Park will get you outdoors. Venture out of the city with trips to Cross Ranch State Park (in Center), Fort Stevenson State Park (in Garrison) and Dinosaurs of the Prairie (in Napoleon). There's more to do: pause for some photo ops at Buffalo Statue.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, read our Bismarck driving holiday planner.

Denver to Bismarck is an approximately 4-hour flight. You can also drive. Traveling from Denver to Bismarck, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. In May, daytime highs in Bismarck are 69°F, while nighttime lows are 42°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 5th (Wed) to allow time for travel to Medora.

Things to do in Bismarck

Parks · Nature · Museums

Side Trips

Cross Ranch State Park, Fort Stevenson State Park, Audubon National Wildlife Refuge Complex, Stutsman County Memorial Museum, Dinosaurs of the Prairie
Highlights from your plan
Fort Stevenson State Park ©
Fort Stevenson State Park
North Dakota Heritage Center & State Museum ©
Audubon National Wildlife Refuge Complex ©

3
nights
Medora

Medora ©
Medora is a city in Billings County, North Dakota, United States. Explore hidden gems such as South Unit and Harold Schafer Heritage Center. Step out of the city life by going to Maah Daah Hey Trail and Oxbow Overlook. Change things up with a short trip to Caprock-Coulee Trail in Theodore Roosevelt National Park (about 1h 10 min away). Next up on the itinerary: appreciate the extensive heritage of Painted Canyon Overlook, steep yourself in history at Von Hoffman House, and cruise along Little Missouri National Grassland.

To find ratings and tourist information, use the Medora trip planner.

Getting from Bismarck to Medora by car takes about 2 hours. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Bismarck to Medora. In May, plan for daily highs up to 65°F, and evening lows to 38°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Rapid City.

Things to do in Medora

Parks · Outdoors · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Theodore Roosevelt National Park
Highlights from your plan
South Unit ©
South Unit
Painted Canyon Overlook ©
Painted Canyon Overlook
Maah Daah Hey Trail ©
Maah Daah Hey Trail

8
nights
Rapid City

Rapid City ©
South Dakota's second-largest city, Rapid City has for many years served as a gateway to the West.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Wind Cave National Park, Crazy Horse Memorial, Mount Rushmore National Memorial, and other attractions you added. You'll explore and learn at South Dakota Air and Space Museum and America's Founding Fathers Exhibit. Explore hidden gems such as Chapel in the Hills and Dinosaur Museum. There's lots more to do: examine the collection at Museum of Geology, take a stroll through Downtown Rapid City, make a trip to Berlin Wall Exhibit, and look for all kinds of wild species at Bear Country USA.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Rapid City online route planner.

You can drive from Medora to Rapid City in 4.5 hours. Other options are to fly; or do a combination of taxi and bus. Traveling from Medora in May, plan for a bit warmer nights in Rapid City, with lows around 45°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 16th (Sun) to allow time for travel to Omaha.

Things to do in Rapid City

Parks · Nature · Wildlife

Side Trips

Crazy Horse Memorial, Badlands National Park, Mount Rushmore National Memorial, Wind Cave National Park
Highlights from your plan
Badlands National Park ©
Badlands National Park
Wind Cave National Park ©
Wind Cave National Park
South Dakota Air and Space Museum ©
South Dakota Air and Space Museum

4
nights
Omaha

Omaha ©
A major transportation hub, Omaha was once considered little more than a stopping point on a pioneer's journey west.
Discover out-of-the-way places like The Durham Museum and Malcolm X Memorial Foundation. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Joslyn Art Museum and Joslyn Castle. There's much more to do: admire the striking features of Union Pacific Railroad Center, make a trip to Mormon Trail Center at Historic Winter Quarters, stop by Curbside Clothing, and see the interesting displays at Czech and Slovak Educational Center and Cultural Museum.

For photos, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Omaha journey builder site.

Traveling by flight from Rapid City to Omaha takes 7 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference moving from Mountain Standard Time to Central Standard Time is 1 hour. In May, Omaha is somewhat warmer than Rapid City - with highs of 74°F and lows of 52°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Thu) so you can drive to Des Moines.

Things to do in Omaha

Museums · Shopping · Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
The Durham Museum ©
The Durham Museum
Joslyn Art Museum ©
Joslyn Art Museum
Joslyn Castle ©
Joslyn Castle

4
nights
Des Moines

Des Moines ©
Des Moines is the capital and the most populous city in the U.S. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Des Moines Art Center and Iowa Hall of Pride. You'll discover tucked-away gems like State Historical Museum and Pappajohn Sculpture Park. There's much more to do: stroll through Saylorville Trail, walk around Easter Lake Park, make a trip to The Temple for Performing Arts, and take in nature's colorful creations at Robert D. Ray Asian Gardens.

To find more things to do, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, read Des Moines tour itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Omaha to Des Moines takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In May, daytime highs in Des Moines are 73°F, while nighttime lows are 53°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Saint Louis.

Things to do in Des Moines

Museums · Parks · Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Des Moines Art Center ©
Des Moines Art Center
Iowa Hall of Pride ©
Iowa Hall of Pride
State Historical Museum ©
State Historical Museum

7
nights
Saint Louis

Saint Louis ©
Test the local claim that Saint Louis is second only to Washington, D.C.
The Gateway Arch has been added to your itinerary. Appreciate the collections at The National Museum of Transportation and Jefferson Barracks Telephone Museum. Get some historical perspective at Ulysses S. Grant National Historical Site and First Missouri State Capitol State Historic Site. There's still lots to do: see the interesting displays at National Blues Museum, don't miss a visit to St. Louis Graffiti Wall, admire the natural beauty at Missouri Botanical Garden, and wander the streets of Lafayette Square.

To find traveler tips, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Saint Louis route tool.

Getting from Des Moines to Saint Louis by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. In May, daytime highs in Saint Louis are 77°F, while nighttime lows are 57°F. On the 31st (Mon), you're off to Kansas City.

Things to do in Saint Louis

Museums · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods

Side Trip

First Missouri State Capitol State Historic Site
Highlights from your plan
The National Museum of Transportation ©
The National Museum of Transportation
Ulysses S. Grant National Historical Site ©
Ulysses S. Grant National Historical Site
National Blues Museum ©
National Blues Museum

6
nights
Kansas City

Kansas City ©
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.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at National WWI Museum and Memorial and Arabia Steamboat Museum. You'll explore and learn at Negro Leagues Baseball Museum and TWA Museum. There's still lots to do: explore the world behind art at The Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art, examine the collection at 1879 Chicago & Alton RR Depot, contemplate the long history of Jesse James Bank Museum, and take in nature's colorful creations at Loose Park Rose Garden.

To see reviews, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Kansas City road trip planner.

Getting from Saint Louis to Kansas City by car takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: fly; or take a bus. In May in Kansas City, expect temperatures between 76°F during the day and 57°F at night. You will leave for Tulsa on the 6th (Sun).

Things to do in Kansas City

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks

Side Trips

Independence, Jesse James Bank Museum, Lewis & Clark Historic Park at Kaw Point
Highlights from your plan
National WWI Museum and Memorial ©
National WWI Museum and Memorial
Arabia Steamboat Museum ©
Arabia Steamboat Museum
Negro Leagues Baseball Museum ©
Negro Leagues Baseball Museum

5
nights
Tulsa

Tulsa ©
Sometimes known as the "Buckle of the Bible Belt," Tulsa is the second largest city in Oklahoma.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Gilcrease Museum. Get some cultural insight at Oklahoma Jazz Hall of Fame and Blue Dome District. Step off the beaten path and head to Tulsa Art Deco Museum and Tulsa Garden Center. There's more to do: admire the natural beauty at Linnaeus Teaching Gardens and enjoy breathtaking views from Philtower.

For maps, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Tulsa road trip app.

Traveling by car from Kansas City to Tulsa takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. Expect a daytime high around 89°F in June, and nighttime lows around 70°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Fri) so you can drive to Oklahoma City.

Things to do in Tulsa

Museums · Parks · Neighborhoods
Highlights from your plan
Gilcrease Museum ©
Gilcrease Museum
Oklahoma Jazz Hall of Fame ©
Oklahoma Jazz Hall of Fame
Tulsa Art Deco Museum ©
Tulsa Art Deco Museum

3
nights
Oklahoma City

Oklahoma City ©
Oklahoma City, known to many as the "Big Friendly," represents the political, cultural, and economic engine of the state of Oklahoma.
Your day by day itinerary now includes American Banjo Museum as well as National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum. SKELETONS: Museum of Osteology and Oklahoma Firefighters Museum will appeal to museum buffs. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Oklahoma City Museum of Art and Oklahoma Railway Museum. Next up on the itinerary: get engrossed in the history at Oklahoma City National Memorial & Museum, stop by Bricktown, and head outdoors with Oklahoma City Riversport.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Oklahoma City driving holiday website.

Drive from Tulsa to Oklahoma City in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In June, daily temperatures in Oklahoma City can reach 89°F, while at night they dip to 68°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Mon) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Oklahoma City

Museums · Outdoors · Neighborhoods
Highlights from your plan
Oklahoma City Museum of Art ©
Oklahoma City Museum of Art
National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum ©
National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum
SKELETONS: Museum of Osteology ©
SKELETONS: Museum of Osteology

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