10 days in United States Itinerary

10 days in United States Itinerary

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Drive
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Cape May
— Few hours
Drive
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Philadelphia
— 1 night
Drive
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Ronks
— 1 night
Drive
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Gettysburg
— 1 night
Drive
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Cleveland
— 1 night
Drive
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Sandusky
— 1 night
Drive
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Fort Wayne
— 1 night
Drive
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Chicago
— 2 nights
Fly to Marquette, Taxi to Munising
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Munising
— 1 night
Taxi to Marquette, Fly to Newark

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Cape May

The Nation's Oldest Seashore Resort

Cape May represents the other Jersey Shore--the one you don't see on TV--the one with a rich history and a refined, relaxed atmosphere.
Start off your visit on the 9th (Sun): enjoy the sand and surf at Cape May City Beaches and then get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports.

To see reviews, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, use the Cape May trip itinerary website.

New York City to Cape May is an approximately 3-hour car ride. You can also take a bus; or do a combination of train, tram, and bus. Traveling from New York City in August, plan for a bit cooler nights in Cape May, with lows around 66°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Sun) so you can drive to Philadelphia.

Things to do in Cape May

Outdoors · Parks · Tours · Beaches

1
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Philadelphia

The City of Brotherly Love

Steeped in cultural and historical heritage, Philadelphia is known as the birthplace of U.S.
Kick off your visit on the 10th (Mon): appreciate the history behind Liberty Bell Center, get a sense of history and politics at Independence Hall, then explore the world behind art at Rodin Museum, then take an in-depth tour of Eastern State Penitentiary, and finally try to win big at Harrah's Philadelphia.

To find ratings, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Philadelphia itinerary app.

You can drive from Cape May to Philadelphia in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. August in Philadelphia sees daily highs of 85°F and lows of 69°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Ronks.

Things to do in Philadelphia

Museums · Fun & Games · Casinos · Historic Sites

Side Trip

1
night
Ronks

The city of Ronks stems from Amish roots.
Start off your visit on the 11th (Tue): experience rural life at Old Windmill Farm, then relax in the rural setting at Old Windmill Farm Tours, then relax in the rural setting at Lapp Valley Farm, and finally stop by Kitchen Kettle Village.

To see photos, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, read our Ronks road trip planner.

You can drive from Philadelphia to Ronks in 1.5 hours. Another option is to do a combination of train and taxi. Traveling from Philadelphia in August, expect little chillier with lows of 62°F in Ronks. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Gettysburg.

Things to do in Ronks

Shopping

Side Trips

1
night
Gettysburg

Located near the memorial park marking the site of one of the largest Civil War battles, the town of Gettysburg sits in a landscape of rolling green hills with views of the Blue Ridge Mountains in the distance.
Start off your visit on the 12th (Wed): take a pleasant ride with a tour on horseback, then explore the striking landscape at Devils Den, then take in the history at Gettysburg National Military Park, and finally stroll the grounds of Gettysburg National Cemetery.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Gettysburg attractions planner.

Traveling by car from Ronks to Gettysburg takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi, train, and bus. August in Gettysburg sees daily highs of 83°F and lows of 63°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Cleveland.

Things to do in Gettysburg

Parks · Outdoors · Historic Sites · Tours

1
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Cleveland

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.
Kick off your visit on the 13th (Thu): admire the masterpieces at The Cleveland Museum of Art, see the interesting displays at Rock & Roll Hall of Fame, and then walk around Rocky River Reservation.

To see ratings, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, read our Cleveland online attractions planner.

Traveling by car from Gettysburg to Cleveland takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, train, and flight; or take a bus. August in Cleveland sees daily highs of 80°F and lows of 67°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Sandusky.

Things to do in Cleveland

Museums · Parks

1
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Sandusky

Sandusky positively bustles in the summertime due to its famed amusement park.
Kick off your visit on the 14th (Fri): examine the collection at Historic Lyme Village, look for all kinds of wild species at Osborn Recreation Area, and then cool off at Cedar Point.

To find ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Sandusky online trip itinerary maker.

Getting from Cleveland to Sandusky by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a train. In August, daily temperatures in Sandusky can reach 83°F, while at night they dip to 66°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Fri) so you can go by car to Fort Wayne.

Things to do in Sandusky

Museums · Theme Parks · Wildlife · Parks

Side Trips

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Fort Wayne

On the 15th (Sat), learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Fort Wayne Children's Zoo and then see the interesting displays at Auburn Cord Duesenberg Automobile Museum.

To find traveler tips, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Fort Wayne travel planning app.

You can drive from Sandusky to Fort Wayne in 3 hours. Other options are to do a combination of train and bus; or fly. Traveling from Sandusky in August, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit cooler in Fort Wayne, with lows of 61°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Chicago.

Things to do in Fort Wayne

Zoos & Aquariums · Parks · Museums

Side Trip

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Chicago

Windy City

A huge and vibrant city, Chicago is home to top-notch theaters, shops, museums, galleries, and restaurants.
Kick off your visit on the 16th (Sun): enjoy breathtaking views from 360 Chicago Observation Deck, admire the striking features of Reliance Building, make a trip to Millennium Park, then explore the world behind art at The Art Institute of Chicago, and finally enjoy breathtaking views from Skydeck Chicago - Willis Tower. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 17th (Mon): engage your brain at Museum of Science and Industry, then admire the local landmark of Buckingham Fountain, then get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports, and finally stroll around Milton Lee Olive Park.

For where to stay, maps, and tourist information, read Chicago driving holiday site.

Traveling by car from Fort Wayne to Chicago takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive; or take a bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Fort Wayne to Chicago. Traveling from Fort Wayne in August, Chicago is a bit warmer at night with lows of 67°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Mon) early enough to travel to Munising.

Things to do in Chicago

Museums · Childrens Museums · Outdoors · Tours

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Munising

Munising is a city on the southern shore of Lake Superior on the Upper Peninsula of the U.S. Kick off your visit on the 18th (Tue): take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports and then take in the dramatic natural features at Miners Castle Rock.

For ratings, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Munising trip planning tool.

Traveling by combination of flight and taxi from Chicago to Munising takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train, bus, and car. Traveling from Chicago to Munising, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from Chicago in August: high temperatures in Munising hover around 74°F and lows are around 57°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Tue) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Munising

Parks · Outdoors · Tours · Nature
Highlights from your trip

United States travel guide

4.5
Specialty Museums · Beaches · Historic Sites
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.

Pennsylvania travel guide

4.3
Specialty Museums · Casinos · History Museums
The Keystone State
One of the country's 13 original founding states, Pennsylvania contains a balance of modern cities and fertile fields. A rich and varied state with a colorful history dating back to colonial times, it remains a worthy holiday destination with its well-preserved 19th-century battle sites and memorial parks. This diverse land is home to pristine forests and rugged mountain regions. For an urban experience, visit the state's university cities, offering numerous tourist attractions as well as thriving music, performance, art, and culinary scenes. The region's Amish country provides a weekend getaway in a picturesque setting of quaint towns surrounded by rolling hills and fertile farmland.

Ohio travel guide

4.2
Specialty Museums · Casinos · Water Parks
The Buckeye State
Nicknamed the "Heart of It All" because of its heart-like shape, Ohio is perhaps best described as a mosaic of big cities and small towns, with vast tracts of farmland in between. Always a major industrial and political player in the country, the state was the home to eight American presidents and the Wright brothers, inventors of the airplane. The first man to walk on the Moon came from Ohio, as did 23 other astronauts. More than just an overachiever in science, industry, and politics, the state is also a serious holiday destination, featuring both traditional Amish farms and bustling cities with a great selection of things to do.

Indiana travel guide

4.1
Casinos · Room Escape Games · Specialty Museums
The Hoosier State
With an extensive history of motorsports, Indiana's main claim to fame is the popular automobile race held each year in its capital city. A mostly rural state, Indiana is a land of till plains and lakes, its appearance a result of traces left behind by receding glaciers. The central section of the state, mostly flat with some rolling hills, contains some of the country's most fertile farmland. The state also contains almost 39,000 km (24,000 mi) of waterways, including the Wabash River, the longest free-flowing river east of the Mississippi. For a genuine "Hoosier" experience, tour the state's slow-paced small towns, noted for their hospitality and outstanding local cuisine. You'll remember the warmth and charm long after your vacation is over.

Illinois travel guide

4.4
Observation Decks · Parks · Art Museums
The Prairie State
The most populous state in the country's Midwest region, Illinois features a diverse landscape that includes both the enormous urban sprawl of Chicago and flat central plains, devoted almost entirely to farmland. With a great selection of things to do, Chicago is the state's centerpiece, featuring world-famous architecture and renowned museums. Farther away from this giant urban center, you can explore historical landmarks dedicated to local heroes Abraham Lincoln and Ernest Hemingway. The state also includes a prehistoric Native American site, one of only 20 World Heritage Sites in the United States, a unique feature well-worth adding to your itinerary.

Michigan travel guide

4.7
Specialty Museums · Gift & Specialty Shops · State Parks
Great Lakes State
A state inextricably tied to its waterways, Michigan does water activities better than almost any other place in the country. Things to do in the state include numerous opportunities to swim, fish, sail, motorboat, and canoe. The country's only state to stretch over two peninsulas, Michigan features a long freshwater coastline. In a land of nearly 65,000 inland lakes and ponds, you can never be too far from a natural water source. Michigan's major claim to fame is its status as the center of the U.S. automotive industry, with the Detroit metropolitan area housing the country's three major car manufacturers. The city is also a major center of culture, the birthplace of the Motown Sound, and the home of several museums and other tourist attractions. Farther from the big urban centers, Michigan offers visitors a world of apple and cherry orchards, rustic villages, and picturesque vineyards.