8 days in United States Itinerary

8 days in United States Itinerary

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Minneapolis
— 2 nights
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Keystone
— 2 nights
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Sioux Falls
— 1 night
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Omaha
— 2 nights

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Minneapolis

Minneapolis ©

The City of Lakes

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.
Minneapolis is known for fun & games, museums, and nature. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: get your game on at The Escape Game, admire the sheer force of Minnehaha Park, get in on the family fun at Nickelodeon Universe, and see the interesting displays at Mill City Museum.

For traveler tips, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Minneapolis road trip tool.

Columbus to Minneapolis is an approximately 4-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of bus and train. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Columbus to Minneapolis due to the time zone difference. July in Minneapolis sees daily highs of 83°F and lows of 65°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Keystone.

Things to do in Minneapolis

Parks · Fun & Games · Shopping · Museums

Side Trips

Highlights from your plan
Minnehaha Park ©
Minnehaha Park
The Escape Game ©
The Escape Game
Mall of America ©
Mall of America

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Keystone

Keystone ©

Home Of Mount Rushmore

Fewer than 400 people call Keystone home year-round, but the population explodes in summer when crowds flock to nearby Mount Rushmore.
On the 29th (Wed), discover the riches below the earth's surface at Big Thunder Gold Mine, examine the collection at National Presidential Wax Museum, then explore the wealth of natural beauty at Mount Rushmore National Memorial, and finally hike along Presidential Trail. Here are some ideas for day two: stop by Goodtyme Photo and then get in on the family fun at Rushmore Tramway Adventures.

To find other places to visit and more tourist information, you can read our Keystone driving holiday website.

Fly from Minneapolis to Keystone in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and taxi. The time zone difference moving from Central Standard Time (CST) to Mountain Standard Time (MST) is minus 1 hour. Traveling from Minneapolis in July, Keystone is a bit cooler at night with lows of 53°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Sioux Falls.

Things to do in Keystone

Theme Parks · Parks · Outdoors · Trails
Highlights from your plan
Mount Rushmore National Memorial ©
Mount Rushmore National Memorial
Rushmore Tramway Adventures ©
Rushmore Tramway Adventures
Big Thunder Gold Mine ©
Big Thunder Gold Mine

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Sioux Falls

Sioux Falls ©
Sioux Falls is the largest city in the U.S. Start off your visit on the 31st (Fri): walk around Falls Park, then take an in-depth tour of Stockyards Ag Experience, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Joseph Cathedral, and finally trek along SculptureWalk & Arc of Dreams Monument.

To see ratings, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Sioux Falls online itinerary maker.

Drive from Keystone to Sioux Falls in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of taxi and bus. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Keystone to Sioux Falls due to the time zone difference. Expect somewhat warmer evenings in Sioux Falls when traveling from Keystone in July, with lows around 62°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Fri) to allow time to drive to Omaha.

Things to do in Sioux Falls

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Falls Park ©
Falls Park
St. Joseph Cathedral ©
St. Joseph Cathedral
SculptureWalk & Arc of Dreams Monument ©
SculptureWalk & Arc of Dreams Monument

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Omaha

Omaha ©

Gateway to the West

A major transportation hub, Omaha was once considered little more than a stopping point on a pioneer's journey west.
Start off your visit on the 1st (Sat): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Lewis and Clark National Historic Trail Headquarters, take in the views from Bob Kerrey Pedestrian Bridge, shop like a local with Old Market, then take an in-depth tour of The Durham Museum, and finally stop by Old Market Candy Shop. On the 2nd (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in nature's colorful creations at Lauritzen Gardens Omaha's Botanical Center, then observe the fascinating underwater world at Henry Doorly Zoo, and then deepen your understanding at Kanesville Tabernacle.

To find photos, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Omaha day trip planner.

Drive from Sioux Falls to Omaha in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. In July, plan for daily highs up to 87°F, and evening lows to 67°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Sun) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Omaha

Parks · Shopping · Zoos & Aquariums · Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Highlights from your plan
Henry Doorly Zoo ©
Henry Doorly Zoo
Old Market ©
Old Market
The Durham Museum ©
The Durham Museum

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