45 days in United States Itinerary

45 days in United States Itinerary

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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 Keelboat Park. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Stutsman County Memorial Museum and Dinosaurs of the Prairie. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Bismarck: Audubon National Wildlife Refuge Complex (in Coleharbor), Cross Ranch State Park (in Center) and Fort Stevenson State Park (in Garrison). There's still lots to do: pause for some photo ops at Buffalo Statue.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, read Bismarck trip itinerary maker website.

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 in Bismarck, expect temperatures between 69°F during the day and 42°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 5th (Wed) to allow time for travel to Medora.

Things to do in Bismarck

Parks · Museums · Nature

Side Trips

Dinosaurs of the Prairie, Stutsman County Memorial Museum, Audubon National Wildlife Refuge Complex, Cross Ranch State Park, Fort Stevenson State Park
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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 Little Missouri National Grassland. 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). And it doesn't end there: get to know the fascinating history of Painted Canyon Overlook, contemplate the long history of Von Hoffman House, and get engrossed in the history at Harold Schafer Heritage Center.

To see traveler tips, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Medora road trip planner.

Getting from Bismarck to Medora by car takes about 2 hours. The time zone difference when traveling from Bismarck to Medora is minus 1 hour. In May, daily temperatures in Medora can reach 65°F, while at night they dip to 38°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Rapid City.

Things to do in Medora

Parks · Outdoors · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Theodore Roosevelt National Park
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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 Museum of Geology. Explore hidden gems such as Chapel in the Hills and America's Founding Fathers Exhibit. The adventure continues: look for all kinds of wild species at Bear Country USA, examine the collection at Dinosaur Museum, don't miss a visit to Berlin Wall Exhibit, and wander the streets of Downtown Rapid City.

For other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, read Rapid City online vacation planner.

Getting from Medora to Rapid City by car takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: fly; or do a combination of taxi and bus. Traveling from Medora in May, expect a bit warmer with lows of 45°F in Rapid City. On the 16th (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Omaha.

Things to do in Rapid City

Parks · Nature · Wildlife

Side Trips

Mount Rushmore National Memorial, Crazy Horse Memorial, Wind Cave National Park, Badlands National Park
Find places to stay May 8 — 16:
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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 Union Pacific Railroad Center. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Joslyn Art Museum and Curbside Clothing. There's much more to do: contemplate the long history of Joslyn Castle, examine the collection at Czech and Slovak Educational Center and Cultural Museum, get your bearings at Lewis and Clark National Historic Trail Headquarters, and shop like a local with Old Market.

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 · Historic Sites · Shopping
Find places to stay May 16 — 20:
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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 The Temple for Performing Arts. There's much more to do: walk around Pappajohn Sculpture Park, pause for some photo ops at Robert D. Ray Asian Gardens, and grab your bike and head to Saylorville Trail.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, read Des Moines travel website.

Getting from Omaha to Des Moines by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 73°F in May, and nighttime lows around 53°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Saint Louis.

Things to do in Des Moines

Museums · Parks · Outdoors
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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 Holocaust Museum and Learning Center. Get some historical perspective at Ulysses S. Grant National Historical Site and City Hall. Step out of Saint Louis with an excursion to First Missouri State Capitol State Historic Site in Saint Charles--about 32 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: see the interesting displays at National Blues Museum, admire the landmark architecture of Jefferson National Expansion Memorial Park, take in the pleasant sights at St. Louis Graffiti Wall, and visit Lafayette Square.

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You can fly from Des Moines to Saint Louis in 3 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. In May in Saint Louis, expect temperatures between 77°F during the day and 57°F at night. You will leave for Kansas City on the 31st (Mon).

Things to do in Saint Louis

Museums · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods

Side Trip

First Missouri State Capitol State Historic Site
Find places to stay May 24 — 31:
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 Airline History Museum. You'll explore and learn at Arabia Steamboat Museum and Negro Leagues Baseball 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
Find places to stay May 31 — Jun 6:
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 Philtower. There's more to do: admire the natural beauty at Tulsa Garden Center.

For other places to visit, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Tulsa vacation builder website.

You can drive from Kansas City to Tulsa in 4.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or fly. In June, daytime highs in Tulsa are 89°F, while nighttime lows are 70°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Oklahoma City.

Things to do in Tulsa

Museums · Parks · Neighborhoods
Find places to stay Jun 6 — 11:
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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 City Riversport. Next up on the itinerary: get engrossed in the history at Oklahoma City National Memorial & Museum, see the interesting displays at Oklahoma Railway Museum, and stop by Bricktown.

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
Find places to stay Jun 11 — 14:
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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