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North USA Road Trip

Chicago - Milwaukee - La Crosse - Minneapolis - Bismarck - Roundup - Great Falls - Browning - Columbia Falls - Spokane - Seattle - Maple Grove - Aberdeen - Astoria - Portland - Boise - Idaho Falls - West Yellowstone - Basin - Sheridan - Rapid City - Kadoka - Sioux Falls - Cedar Rapids

Expect on your North USA Road Trip Itinerary

Landscape
Comfort
Benefit-stress ratio
Wildlife
Road conditions
Security
Urban life
Culture
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  • Motorhome Site
  • Hotels
  • Beach
  • Culture
  • Historical sites
  • Landscape
  • Camping
  • Restaurants
24 Stages 5,217 mi 4.2 h/stage

Best months to drive North USA Road Trip in North USA

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North USA Road Trip Itinerary

North USA Road Trip offers a superb opportunity to enjoy interesting places around North USA. North USA Road Trip will be suitable for family. The road tour runs through such places as Chicago, La Crosse, and Minneapolis. The road plan presented in this article takes 25 days to complete, but drivers can definitely complete it in 18. Our tour can be treated like a foundation that can be easily extend your excursion. The average time that you will spend driving daily is 4.2 hours, and you have approximately 5,217mi to travel. If you are ready to begin your journey, jump behind the wheel and let’s set out
25 number of days
5,217 mi route length
fair budget
family good for
on the right traffic direction
moderate accident level
During North USA Road Trip, holidayers will spend plenty of time outside the urban areas where they will have the opportunity to marvel at picturesque natural jewels. The trip allows you to see a number of interesting places without the need to stress and at a relatively reasonable price. Owing to the fact that you will be passing through green zones during our trip, you will see plenty of wildlife examples. When it comes to road conditions in North USA, the road traffic in North USA is characterised by a moderate number of accidents. Remember to always be driving on the right. The period between May and October is thought to be the best for taking the adventure.

  Chicago
Distance: 5,217 mi, Driving time: 105.1 h, Pace: fast
Airports: ORD

Your journey starts at the Chicago O'Hare Airport. It is precisely the place where you can collect your rental vehicle.

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1 Chicago - Milwaukee
Distance: 90 mi, Driving time: 2.1 h, Pace: fast
junction of road trips interesting  historic site interesting cultural site accommodation options trip plan ↓ See stage route on map

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2 Milwaukee - La Crosse
Distance: 240 mi, Driving time: 4.4 h, Pace: fast
junction of road trips accommodation options trip plan ↓ See stage route on map

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3 La Crosse - Minneapolis
Distance: 154 mi, Driving time: 2.9 h, Pace: fast
junction of road trips accommodation options trip plan ↓ See stage route on map

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4 Minneapolis - Bismarck
Distance: 431 mi, Driving time: 6.6 h, Pace: fast
junction of road trips trip plan ↓ See stage route on map

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5 Bismarck - Roundup
Distance: 423 mi, Driving time: 7.7 h, Pace: fast
trip plan ↓ See stage route on map

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6 Roundup - Great Falls
Distance: 187 mi, Driving time: 3.3 h, Pace: fast
junction of road trips trip plan ↓ See stage route on map

Great Falls - United States - North America - Road Trip - Wikimedia Commons Great Falls - United States - North America - Road Trip - Wikimedia Commons

7 Great Falls - Browning
Distance: 148 mi, Driving time: 2.4 h, Pace: fast
trip plan ↓ See stage route on map

Browning - United States - North America - Road Trip - Good Free Photos Browning - United States - North America - Road Trip - Good Free Photos

8 Browning - Columbia Falls
Distance: 84 mi, Driving time: 1.6 h, Pace: fast
junction of road trips accommodation options trip plan ↓ See stage route on map

Columbia Falls - United States - North America - Road Trip - Wikimedia Commons Columbia Falls - United States - North America - Road Trip - Wikimedia Commons

9 Columbia Falls - Spokane
Distance: 276 mi, Driving time: 6.1 h, Pace: fast
junction of road trips accommodation options trip plan ↓ See stage route on map

Spokane - United States - North America - Road Trip - Wikimedia Commons Spokane - United States - North America - Road Trip - Wikimedia Commons

10 Spokane - Seattle
Distance: 310 mi, Driving time: 8.8 h, Pace: modest
junction of road trips accommodation options trip plan ↓ See stage route on map

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11 Seattle - Olympic N.P. - Maple Grove
Distance: 161 mi, Driving time: 3.5 h, Pace: fast
junction of road trips accommodation options trip plan ↓ See stage route on map

Maple Grove - United States - North America - Road Trip - Wikipedia Maple Grove - United States - North America - Road Trip - Wikipedia

12 Maple Grove - Aberdeen
Distance: 151 mi, Driving time: 3.1 h, Pace: fast
junction of road trips trip plan ↓ See stage route on map

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13 Aberdeen - Astoria
Distance: 90 mi, Driving time: 2.1 h, Pace: fast
junction of road trips trip plan ↓ See stage route on map

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14 Astoria - Portland
Distance: 105 mi, Driving time: 6.2 h, Pace: slow
junction of road trips interesting  historic site accommodation options trip plan ↓ See stage route on map

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15 Portland - Boise
Distance: 435 mi, Driving time: 7.2 h, Pace: fast
junction of road trips accommodation options trip plan ↓ See stage route on map

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16 Boise - Idaho Falls
Distance: 282 mi, Driving time: 5.5 h, Pace: fast
junction of road trips trip plan ↓ See stage route on map

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17 Idaho Falls - Grand Teton N.P. - West Yellowstone
Distance: 110 mi, Driving time: 2.0 h, Pace: fast
junction of road trips trip plan ↓ See stage route on map

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18 West Yellowstone - Yellowstone N.P. - Basin
Distance: 204 mi, Driving time: 5.0 h, Pace: fast
junction of road trips trip plan ↓ See stage route on map

Basin - United States - North America - Road Trip - Wikimedia Commons Basin - United States - North America - Road Trip - Wikimedia Commons

19 Basin - Sheridan
Distance: 96 mi, Driving time: 2.1 h, Pace: fast
junction of road trips trip plan ↓ See stage route on map

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20 Sheridan - Rapid City
Distance: 268 mi, Driving time: 6.4 h, Pace: fast
junction of road trips interesting  historic site trip plan ↓ See stage route on map

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21 Rapid City - Badlands N.P. - Kadoka
Distance: 95 mi, Driving time: 1.4 h, Pace: fast
junction of road trips trip plan ↓ See stage route on map

Kadoka - United States - North America - Road Trip - Wikipedia Kadoka - United States - North America - Road Trip - Wikipedia

22 Kadoka - Sioux Falls
Distance: 257 mi, Driving time: 3.9 h, Pace: fast
junction of road trips trip plan ↓ See stage route on map

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23 Sioux Falls - Cedar Rapids
Distance: 357 mi, Driving time: 5.8 h, Pace: fast
trip plan ↓ See stage route on map

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24 Cedar Rapids - Chicago
Distance: 261 mi, Driving time: 5.1 h, Pace: fast
junction of road trips interesting  historic site interesting cultural site accommodation options trip plan ↓ See stage route on map

  Chicago
Airports: ORD

North USA Road Trip Summary

Surely, our North USA Road Trip has become a perfect inspiration for your future travels.
The itinerary we’ve suggested can be used as a base that can be recreated in its entirety or only partially and that can be enriched with interesting highlights of your choice.
If car travel is the preferred travel mode for you, there are a number of essential road rules to follow and a bunch of elements to remember to make your journey smooth and safe. These tips will also become useful for tourists who are interested in car hire or camper hire.
It is essential to follow the local road regulations when sightseeing around North USA. Alcohol is best to be avoided at all costs if North USA is your travel destination. Holidayers ought to remember that the allowed blood alcohol level is rather low and cannot exceed 0.5‰. When driving around build-up areas, the maximum car speed is 25mph. On the other hand, the maximum car speed around non-build-up-areas is 45mph. Avoid driving faster than the speed limit of 80mph when travelling along motorways. We recommend driving with your headlights on at daytime and equipping your car with a fire extinguisher and first aid kit in order to stay safe.
You’re probably wondering about the costs of the whole trip. Depending on the budget option that you select, the total cost of the whole road trip may vary. A wide range of budget options is presented below.
We estimate that the cheapest option when it comes to fuel to cover the planned 5,217mi while travelling around North USA may equal as much as 808 GBP. Travel expenses connected with economy overnight stays will cost up to about 1,403 GBP. The travel expenses connected with restaurants and food within this option can cost up to approximately 1,153 GBP. Travellers will have to pay about 797 GBP if they aim for the cheapest car hire option as well. Thus, going for vehicle rental will increase the costs of the road trip from approximately 3,364 GBP to roughly 4,161 GBP.
Holidayers who are interested in greater comfort and the standard option will pay approximately 1,074 GBP for the gasoline needed to cover the road trip. Cost amounting to 2,104 GBP can be expected by all holidayers who are considering standard accommodation. Drivers may expect that the standard option in terms of restaurants and food will cost approximately 1,531 GBP. Travellers who want to cover the tour in a standard rental car should expect a cost of approximately 957 GBP. Drivers who would like to rent a car will pay about 5,665 GBP for the whole North USA Road Trip, whereas those who are not interested in vehicle rental will spend more or less 4,709 GBP.
Drivers who are into the highest level of comfort will be pleased with the premium offer. Drivers who would like to rent a car will pay more or less 8,737 GBP for the whole road trip, whereas those who are not interested in car rental will spend around 7,143 GBP. Travellers who want to cover the tour in a premium rental vehicle can expect a cost of approximately 1,594 GBP. When it comes to the premium option of the itinerary, you will pay around 1,339 GBP for fuel. You should expect to pay roughly 2,296 GBP for restaurants and food and approximately 3,507 GBP for overnight stays if you are interested in the top standard of services during your itinerary.
Our trip is also a superb opportunity for all camper fans. When it comes to this means of transport, the expenses may amount to around 4,783 GBP. If you are wondering about the gasoline costs for the whole road trip, they will amount to roughly 1,605 GBP. Tourists who choose camper hire should expect to pay roughly 589 GBP for accommodation and roughly 1,153 GBP for expenses connected with food.
The section Road Trip Costs presents all the above-mentioned details in a straightforward way.
The period between May and October is superb to explore the part of North USA presented in our North USA Road Trip. If you like North USA Road Trip, you should definitely check out other intriguing road trips that we offer on our website. The great diversity of options will definitely match up the expectations of the most demanding tourists.
  • Road Trip Costs
  • How much does it cost to go on a North USA Road Trip in North USA?
  • Economy
    Low budget options by car rental, accommodation and catering. In- and Out-bound travel expenses are not included.
    • rent & more 797 GBP
    • drive & more 808 GBP
    • sleep & more 1,403 GBP
    • eat & more 1,153 GBP
    • Total (est. for 2 prs.) 3,364 GBP
    • Total (est. for 2 prs.) incl. rented car 4,161 GBP
  • Standard
    Mid budget options by car rental, accommodation and catering. In- and Out-bound travel expenses are not included.
    • rent & more 957 GBP
    • drive & more 1,074 GBP
    • sleep & more 2,104 GBP
    • eat & more 1,531 GBP
    • Total (est. for 2 prs.) 4,709 GBP
    • Total (est. for 2 prs.) incl. rented car 5,665 GBP
  • Premium
    High budget options by car rental, accommodation and catering. In- and Out-bound travel expenses are not included.
    • rent & more 1,594 GBP
    • drive & more 1,339 GBP
    • sleep & more 3,507 GBP
    • eat & more 2,296 GBP
    • Total (est. for 2 prs.) 7,143 GBP
    • Total (est. for 2 prs.) incl. rented car 8,737 GBP
  • Camper
    On the road in RV, overnight at camp grounds with self cooking. In- and Out-bound travel expenses are not included.
    • rent & more 4,783 GBP
    • drive & more 1,605 GBP
    • sleep & more 589 GBP
    • eat & more 1,153 GBP
    • Total (est. for 2 prs.) 3,347 GBP
    • Total (est. for 2 prs.) incl. rented car 8,130 GBP

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Facts for safer driving in North USA

drink drive limit
0.5
max speed urban
25 mph
max speed rural
45 mph
max speed highway
80 mph
headlights at daytime
off
fire extinguisher
yes
tolls
yes
seat belts
yes