10 days in United States Itinerary

10 days in United States Itinerary

Created using Inspirock United States trip itinerary planner

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Cincinnati
— 3 nights
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Cleveland
— 1 night
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Ann Arbor
— 1 night
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Chicago
— 2 nights
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Valparaiso
— 2 nights
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Cincinnati

— 3 nights

The Queen of the West

Situated on the north bank of the Ohio River, Cincinnati distinguished itself as the only U.S. city that left a favorable impression on one of its most famous 19th-century visitors, English author Charles Dickens.
On the 3rd (Sat), contemplate the long history of William Howard Taft National Historic Site, explore the world behind art at Taft Museum of Art, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cathedral Basilica of the Assumption, and finally hike along Riverwalk. On the 4th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: appreciate the extensive heritage of Mount Adams, engage your brain at Cincinnati Museum Center, then admire the masterpieces at Weston Art Gallery, and finally explore the world behind art at Contemporary Arts Center.

To find maps, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Cincinnati road trip app.

Columbia to Cincinnati is an approximately 9-hour car ride. You can also fly; or drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Columbia in April, expect Cincinnati to be little chillier, temps between 66°F and 43°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Cleveland.

Things to do in Cincinnati

Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods · Parks

Cleveland

— 1 night

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.
On the 5th (Mon), get engrossed in the history at Western Reserve Historical Society, make a trip to Wade Memorial Chapel, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Our Lady of Lourdes Shrine.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Cleveland trip builder website.

Getting from Cincinnati to Cleveland by car takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: fly; or take a bus. While traveling from Cincinnati, expect little chillier days and about the same nights in Cleveland, ranging from highs of 57°F to lows of 40°F. On the 6th (Tue), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can fly to Ann Arbor.

Things to do in Cleveland

Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trip

Ann Arbor

— 1 night
Ann Arbor is a city in the U.S. state of Michigan and the county seat of Washtenaw County. Kick off your visit on the 6th (Tue): tour the pleasant surroundings at Lakelands Trail State Park.

To find other places to visit, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Ann Arbor trip itinerary planning website.

Fly from Cleveland to Ann Arbor in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a bit cooler evenings in Ann Arbor when traveling from Cleveland in April, with lows around 35°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Wed) early enough to fly to Chicago.

Things to do in Ann Arbor

Parks · Trails · Outdoors · Childrens Museums

Side Trip

Chicago

— 2 nights

Windy City

A huge and vibrant city, Chicago is home to top-notch theaters, shops, museums, galleries, and restaurants.
On the 8th (Thu), take in nature's colorful creations at Garfield Park Conservatory, admire the striking features of Frank Lloyd Wright Home and Studio, then contemplate the waterfront views at Chicago River, and finally admire the masterpieces at The Art Institute of Chicago. On your second day here, examine the collection at Money Museum at the Federal Reserve Bank, then get to know the fascinating history of Chicago Riverwalk, then explore the landscape on two wheels at Lakefront Trail, and finally get your game on at Fox in a Box Chicago.

For ratings, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Chicago itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Ann Arbor to Chicago takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive; or take a train. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Ann Arbor to Chicago due to the time zone difference. April in Chicago sees daily highs of 59°F and lows of 40°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Valparaiso.

Things to do in Chicago

Parks · Historic Sites · Museums · Trails

Side Trip

Valparaiso

— 2 nights
Valparaiso is a city and the county seat of Porter County, Indiana, United States. Start off your visit on the 10th (Sat): see the interesting displays at Porter County Museum, get engrossed in the history at Lake County Historical Museum, then take an in-depth tour of The John Dillinger Museum, then look for all kinds of wild species at Cowles Bog, and finally make a trip to Century of Progress Architectural District.

For traveler tips, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Valparaiso trip maker.

You can drive from Chicago to Valparaiso in 1.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 59°F in April, and nighttime lows around 37°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Valparaiso

Museums · Wildlife · Parks · Trails

Side Trips

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.