9 days in United States Itinerary

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New York City
— 3 nights
Des Moines
— 1 night
— 1 night
— 1 night
— 1 night
Wisconsin Dells
— 1 night


New York City — 3 nights

Big Apple

New York City is known for sightseeing, museums, and nightlife. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: take in the pleasant sights at Central Park, pause for some photo ops at Statue of Liberty National Monument, make a trip to Rockefeller Center, and see the interesting displays at 9/11 Memorial.

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Newark to New York City is an approximately 1-hour car ride. You can also drive; or take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 86°F in July, and nighttime lows around 72°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Mon) to allow enough time to fly to Des Moines.
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Des Moines — 1 night

Start off your visit on the 25th (Tue): see the interesting displays at World Food Prize Hall of Laureates, ponder the world of politics at Capitol Building, then take in the views from High Trestle Trail Bridge, and finally tour the pleasant surroundings at Brown's Woods.

For traveler tips, reviews, maps, and tourist information, read our Des Moines online travel route planner.

Traveling by flight from New York City to Des Moines takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time to Central Standard Time, which is usually a -1 hour difference. Traveling from New York City in July, Des Moines is slightly colder at night with lows of 67°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Tue) so you can drive to Omaha.
Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Museums
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Omaha — 1 night

Gateway to the West

Kick off your visit on the 26th (Wed): explore the world behind art at Joslyn Art Museum, then take an in-depth tour of The Durham Museum, and then observe the fascinating underwater world at Henry Doorly Zoo.

For reviews, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, read Omaha planner.

Drive from Des Moines to Omaha in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. July in Omaha sees daily highs of 87°F and lows of 67°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Wed) so you can go by car to Wichita.
Museums · Zoos & Aquariums · Parks · Nightlife
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Wichita — 1 night

On the 27th (Thu), see the interesting displays at Museum of World Treasures, examine the collection at Frank Lloyd Wright's Allen House, then join the crowd at Xtreme Racing & Entertainment, and finally make a trip to Veterans' Memorial Park.

To find more things to do, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Wichita trip planning app.

Traveling by car from Omaha to Wichita takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 92°F in July, and nighttime lows around 70°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Thu) so you can catch the flight to Minneapolis.
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Minneapolis — 1 night

The City of Lakes

Start off your visit on the 28th (Fri): explore the activities along Lake of the Isles, then explore the activities along Chain of Lakes, and then add some adventure to your tour with a kayaking and canoeing tour.

To find other places to visit, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Minneapolis road trip planning tool.

You can fly from Wichita to Minneapolis in 3.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Prepare for a bit cooler weather when traveling from Wichita in July: high temperatures in Minneapolis hover around 83°F and lows are around 65°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Wisconsin Dells.
Nature · Parks · Adventure · Outdoors
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Wisconsin Dells — 1 night

Waterpark Capital of the World

On the 29th (Sat), learn about all things military at Portage WWII History Museum, then race across the water with a speed boat tour, and then get outside with Outdoor Activities.

To find more things to do, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, read Wisconsin Dells trip planner.

Traveling by car from Minneapolis to Wisconsin Dells takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of flight and train; or take a bus. Traveling from Minneapolis in July, Wisconsin Dells is a bit cooler at night with lows of 59°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sat) to allow enough time to fly back home.
Outdoors · Tours · Museums · Adventure
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United States travel guide

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.

Iowa travel guide

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."

Nebraska travel guide

Aquariums · History Museums · Shopping
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.

Minnesota travel guide

The Land of 10,000 Lakes
Deriving its name from the Dakota word for "land of sky-tinted water," Minnesota is a land of pristine lakes, pockets of dense green forests, and sprawling prairieland. Spend your vacation exploring the state's diverse landscape for endless outdoor activity and a chance to see some of the area's national monuments, or take a trip to the bustling St. Paul-Minneapolis area, a network of commerce and cultural attractions, including the famous Mall of America.

Wisconsin travel guide

The Badger State
Wisconsin is known as "America's Dairyland" because of its status as the nation's most famous producer of milk and cheese. A growing favorite with foreign tourists, the state is a perfect holiday destination for nature lovers, offering year-round outdoor activities like fishing, boating, kayaking, and hiking. Dotted with thousands of inland lakes and waterways alongside apple and cherry orchards, Wisconsin also offers numerous urban tourist attractions, its cities hosting renowned beer and art festivals each year.