12 days in United States Itinerary

12 days in United States Itinerary

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Cincinnati — 2 nights

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.
Explore Cincinnati's surroundings by going to National Museum of the US Air Force (in Dayton), Western Southern Open (in Mason) and Ark Encounter (in Williamstown). Next up on the itinerary: savor the flavors at Food & Drink, try to win big at JACK Cincinnati Casino, and pause for some serene contemplation at Cathedral Basilica of St. Peter in Chains.

To see ratings, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Cincinnati day trip app.

Hollywood to Cincinnati is an approximately 5-hour combination of car and flight. You can also drive. In August, plan for daily highs up to 84°F, and evening lows to 63°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Thu) early enough to fly to Chicago.
Museums · Tours · Breweries & Distilleries · Casinos
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Chicago — 4 nights

A huge and vibrant city, Chicago is home to top-notch theaters, shops, museums, galleries, and restaurants.
Chicago is known for sightseeing, museums, and nightlife. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: admire the masterpieces at The Art Institute of Chicago, get outside with Outdoor Activities, get to know the resident critters at Lincoln Park Zoo, and get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Shedd Aquarium.

For more things to do, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, read Chicago online trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Cincinnati to Chicago takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Cincinnati to Chicago is minus 1 hour. In August, daytime highs in Chicago are 83°F, while nighttime lows are 67°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Mon) so you can fly to Detroit.
Museums · Parks · Childrens Museums · Zoos & Aquariums

Detroit — 1 night

Founded in 1701 by a French explorer and adventurer, Detroit exerted a profound impact on the world for most of the 20th century.
Kick off your visit on the 9th (Tue): take in the waterfront at Detroit RiverFront and then admire the masterpieces at Detroit Institute of Arts.

To see ratings, maps, and tourist information, read Detroit trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Chicago to Detroit takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Traveling from Chicago to Detroit, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. In August, plan for daily highs up to 81°F, and evening lows to 64°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Tue) so you can catch the flight to Cleveland.

Cleveland — 2 nights

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.
Start off your visit on the 10th (Wed): examine the collection at Rock & Roll Hall of Fame, then explore the world behind art at The Cleveland Museum of Art, and then make a trip to Public Square. On the 11th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: examine the collection at A Christmas Story House, then learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Cleveland Metroparks Zoo, and then admire the landmark architecture of Heinen's Downtown.

For traveler tips, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Cleveland trip itinerary builder tool.

You can fly from Detroit to Cleveland in 2.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. In August, plan for daily highs up to 80°F, and evening lows to 67°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Pittsburgh.
Museums · Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Historic Sites

Pittsburgh — 2 nights

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.
On the 12th (Fri), take in the awesome beauty at Mount Washington, get a variety of perspectives on a duck tour, and then take a stroll through Strip District. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 13th (Sat): browse the exhibits of Contemporary Craft, then take in nature's colorful creations at Phipps Conservatory and Botanical Gardens, and then examine the collection at Bicycle Heaven.

To see reviews, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Pittsburgh trip maker site.

You can drive from Cleveland to Pittsburgh in 2.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. In August, daytime highs in Pittsburgh are 80°F, while nighttime lows are 63°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Sat) so you can travel back home.
Parks · Neighborhoods · Museums · Historic Sites

United States travel guide

Specialty Museums · Nightlife · Beaches
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.