11 days in United States Itinerary

11 days in United States Itinerary

Created using Inspirock United States visit planner

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Chicago
— 2 nights
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Porter
— 1 night
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Cleveland
— 1 night
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Washington DC
— 2 nights
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New York City
— 4 nights
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Chicago

— 2 nights

Windy City

A huge and vibrant city, Chicago is home to top-notch theaters, shops, museums, galleries, and restaurants.
Green City Market has been added to your itinerary. Start off your visit on the 12th (Mon): hunt for treasures at Green City Market, explore the world behind art at The Art Institute of Chicago, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Chicago Riverwalk, and finally admire the landmark architecture of Chicago Cultural Center. Keep things going the next day: add some adventure to your tour with a kayaking and canoeing tour, then walk around Lincoln Park, then hike along Lakefront Trail, and finally ponder the design of Buckingham Fountain.

To see other places to visit, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Chicago trip planner.

Eau Claire to Chicago is an approximately 5-hour car ride. You can also do a combination of car and flight. Traveling from Eau Claire in July, expect somewhat warmer with lows of 67°F in Chicago. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Wed) early enough to drive to Porter.

Things to do in Chicago

Shopping · Parks · Outdoors · Museums

Porter

— 1 night
Porter is a town in Westchester Township, Porter County, in the U.S. state of Indiana. On the 14th (Wed), explore the wealth of natural beauty at Indiana Dunes National Park.

For maps, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Porter trip maker.

Drive from Chicago to Porter in an hour. Traveling from Chicago in July, Porter is a bit cooler at night with lows of 61°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Cleveland.

Things to do in Porter

Nature · Parks
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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.
Kick off your visit on the 15th (Thu): see the interesting displays at Federal Reserve Bank of Cleveland: Learning Center and Money Museum, then examine the collection at Steamship William G. Mather, and then wander the streets of East 4th Street.

For traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Cleveland day trip planning app.

You can drive from Porter to Cleveland in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Porter to Cleveland due to the time zone difference. Plan for a bit warmer nights when traveling from Porter in July since evenings lows in Cleveland dip to 68°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Fri) early enough to fly to Washington DC.

Things to do in Cleveland

Parks · Museums · Wildlife · Neighborhoods

Washington DC

— 2 nights
The capital of the United States, the District of Columbia contains the lion's share of the country's most treasured monuments, memorials, and public museums.
Kick off your visit on the 17th (Sat): explore the world behind art at Hillwood Estate, Museum & Gardens, take in nature's colorful creations at U.S. National Arboretum, then admire the masterpieces at National Portrait Gallery, and finally get to know the fascinating history of The Tomb of the Unknown Soldier. Here are some ideas for day two: see the interesting displays at National Air and Space Museum, view the masterpieces at National Gallery of Art - Sculpture Garden, and then visit Georgetown.

To find ratings, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Washington DC journey builder.

You can fly from Cleveland to Washington DC in 3 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Cleveland in July: highs in Washington DC hover around 89°F, while lows dip to 73°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Sun) early enough to fly to New York City.

Things to do in Washington DC

Museums · Parks · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods

Side Trip

New York City

— 4 nights

Big Apple

Writer Pearl Buck once called New York City “a place apart,” and this giant urban center remains unlike any other in the world.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like The Metropolitan Museum of Art and Dumbo. Explore hidden gems such as Speed Boats Tours and Greenwich Village. There's still lots to do: examine the collection at Ground Zero Museum Workshop, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Paul's Chapel, take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Patrick's Cathedral, and steep yourself in history at 9/11 Memorial.

For more things to do, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, use the New York City trip maker site.

Fly from Washington DC to New York City in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. In July in New York City, expect temperatures between 86°F during the day and 72°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Thu) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in New York City

Museums · Neighborhoods · Historic Sites · Tours

Side Trip

United States travel guide

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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.