11 days in United States Itinerary

11 days in United States Itinerary

Created using Inspirock United States trip itinerary planner

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Scranton
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Strasburg
— 2 nights
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Pittsburgh
— 1 night
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Cleveland
— 1 night
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Chicago
— 5 nights
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Scranton

Scranton is the sixth-largest city in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania behind Philadelphia, Pittsburgh, Allentown, Erie and Reading. Your day by day itinerary now includes The Electric City Trolley Station and Museum as well as Steamtown National Historic Site. Kick off your visit on the 13th (Thu): see the interesting displays at The Electric City Trolley Station and Museum and then catch a ride on Steamtown National Historic Site.

For reviews, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, read our Scranton route site.

Highland Mills to Scranton is an approximately 2-hour car ride. In May, daily temperatures in Scranton can reach 72°F, while at night they dip to 50°F. On the 13th (Thu), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Strasburg.

Things to do in Scranton

Museums · Transportation · Historic Sites

Strasburg

— 2 nights
Named after the first settlers' European home, Strasburg hasn't grown beyond its original population.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Strasburg Rail Road as well as Railroad Museum of Pennsylvania. Here are some ideas for day two: take a memorable ride with Strasburg Rail Road.

For reviews, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Strasburg holiday planner.

Drive from Scranton to Strasburg in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of bus, train, and taxi. In May in Strasburg, expect temperatures between 72°F during the day and 52°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 15th (Sat) to allow time for the flight to Pittsburgh.

Things to do in Strasburg

Transportation · Tours · Museums · Shopping

Side Trip

Pittsburgh

— 1 night

City of Bridges

Known primarily for its steel-related heritage and 446 bridges, Pittsburgh sits at the confluence of the Monongahela and Allegheny Rivers, which meet to form the Ohio River.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Carnegie Mellon University, Monongahela Incline and Grist House Brewery. Kick off your visit on the 15th (Sat): get a taste of local nightlife at Grist House Brewery.

To see ratings, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Pittsburgh trip planner.

Fly from Strasburg to Pittsburgh in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi, train, and bus. In May in Pittsburgh, expect temperatures between 72°F during the day and 53°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Cleveland.

Things to do in Pittsburgh

Museums · Breweries & Distilleries · Nightlife · Transportation

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.
To find other places to visit, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, use the Cleveland route site.

You can drive from Pittsburgh to Cleveland in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In May in Cleveland, expect temperatures between 69°F during the day and 54°F at night. On the 17th (Mon), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Chicago.

Things to do in Cleveland

Parks · Museums · Shopping · Nightlife

Chicago

— 5 nights

Windy City

A huge and vibrant city, Chicago is home to top-notch theaters, shops, museums, galleries, and restaurants.
Your list of things to see and do now includes Frank Lloyd Wright's Unity Temple, Museum of Science and Industry, The Art Institute of Chicago, and other attractions. Richard H. Driehaus Museum and The McCormick Bridgehouse & Chicago River Museum will appeal to museum buffs. Get a sense of the local culture at The Loop and Chicago Cultural Center. Next up on the itinerary: admire the striking features of Holy Name Cathedral, explore the landscape on two wheels at Lakefront Trail, explore the activities along Chicago River, and admire the masterpieces at Loyola University Museum of Art (LUMA).

For where to stay, reviews, photos, and tourist information, read our Chicago travel planner.

Getting from Cleveland to Chicago by car takes about 6 hours. Other options: fly; or drive; or take a train. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Central Standard Time (CST) is minus 1 hour. In May, daily temperatures in Chicago can reach 71°F, while at night they dip to 52°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Chicago

Museums · Parks · Historic Sites · Childrens Museums

Side Trip

United States travel guide

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Specialty Museums · Beaches · History Museums
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.