10 days in Cleveland & Badlands National Park Itinerary

10 days in Cleveland & Badlands National Park Itinerary

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Cleveland

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Forest City

A culturally diverse city situated on the shores of Lake Erie, Cleveland boasts many places to visit, such as world-class museums, popular amusement parks, and sprawling recreational areas.
Visiting Brandywine Falls and Chagrin Waterfalls will get you outdoors. Lake View Cemetery and James A. Garfield National Historic Site are good opportunities to explore the local culture. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Cleveland: Akron (Nativity Museum and replica of Bethlehem's cave, F.A. Seiberling Nature Realm, &more), Dover (Breitenbach Winery & Warther Museum) and Troyers Country Market (in Millersburg). Next up on the itinerary: step aboard USS Cod Submarine Memorial, explore the different monuments and memorials at Erie Street Cemetery, explore the world behind art at The Cleveland Museum of Art, and don't miss a visit to Heinen's Downtown.

For where to stay, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Cleveland trip planner.

The Route module shows you travel options from your home to Cleveland. Expect a daytime high around 75°F in September, and nighttime lows around 62°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Wed) early enough to travel to Badlands National Park.

Things to do in Cleveland

Historic Sites · Parks · Museums · Outdoors

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Badlands National Park

Badlands National Park ©
Although Badlands National Park's name might not be the most inviting, its landscape of pinnacles, eroded buttes, spires, and an expansive, pristine mixed-grass prairie remain enticing.
Step off the beaten path and head to Badlands Wall and Door Trail. Step out of the city life by going to Loop Road and Yellow Mounds Overlook. Next up on the itinerary: take in the dramatic natural features at Big Badlands Overlook, stroll through Castle Trail, explore the wealth of natural beauty at Burns Basin Overlook, and look for all kinds of wild species at Roberts Prairie Dog Town.

For maps, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, read our Badlands National Park itinerary planning site.

Getting from Cleveland to Badlands National Park by flight takes about 8 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of bus and taxi. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Mountain Standard Time (MST), which is usually a -2 hour difference. Traveling from Cleveland in September, you will find days in Badlands National Park are somewhat warmer (81°F), and nights are little chillier (49°F). Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 13th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Badlands National Park

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Nature
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Badlands Wall
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Notch Trail
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