12 days in United States Itinerary

12 days in United States Itinerary

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12 days in United States Itinerary

Start: London
Fly:  11​h 45​min
1
Chicago
— 4 nights
Drive:  4​h 15​min
2
Bloomington
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h 15​min
3
Columbus
— 1 night
Fly + bus:  3​h 15​min
4
Detroit
— 3 nights
Fly:  11​h
End: London

4
nights
Chicago

Chicago ©
A huge and vibrant city, Chicago is home to top-notch theaters, shops, museums, galleries, and restaurants.
Chicago is known for museums, historic sites, nightlife, zoos & aquariums, and childrens museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the world behind art at The Art Institute of Chicago, admire nature's wide array of creatures at Shedd Aquarium, see the interesting displays at The Field Museum, and take a stroll through The Magnificent Mile.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Chicago day trip website .

London, UK to Chicago is an approximately 12-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train. Traveling from London to Chicago, you'll gain 6 hours due to the time zone difference. In December, Chicago is little chillier than London - with highs of 3°C and lows of -3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Bloomington.

Things to do in Chicago

#Museums, #Parks, #Zoos & Aquariums
Highlights from your plan
The Art Institute of Chicago ©
The Art Institute of Chicago
Millennium Park ©
Millennium Park
Museum of Science and Industry ©
Museum of Science and Industry

1
night
Bloomington

Bloomington ©
Bloomington is a city in and the county seat of Monroe County in the southern region of the U.S. Start off your visit on the 20th (Thu): explore and take pictures at Assembly Hall, look for gifts at Martinsville Candy Kitchen, and then look for all kinds of wild species at Exotic Feline Rescue Center. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: admire all the interesting features of Memorial Stadium, then explore and take pictures at Indiana University, then take in the exciting artwork at By Hand Gallery, and finally steep yourself in history at Buskirk-Chumley Theater.

For maps, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Bloomington road trip planning app .

Traveling by car from Chicago to Bloomington takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and shuttle; or take a bus. Traveling from Chicago to Bloomington, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. In December in Bloomington, expect temperatures between 7°C during the day and -3°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Fri) so you can go by car to Columbus.

Things to do in Bloomington

#Wildlife, #Parks, #Nightlife

Side Trips

Exotic Feline Rescue Center, Martinsville Candy Kitchen
Highlights from your plan
Exotic Feline Rescue Center ©
Exotic Feline Rescue Center
Indiana University ©
Indiana University
Assembly Hall ©
Assembly Hall

1
night
Columbus

Columbus ©
More than just one of the nation's top business centers, Columbus is a mixture of many different parts of America, situated at the spot where the so-called "Bible Belt" meets the varied cultures of the Great Plains and Appalachia.
Start off your visit on the 22nd (Sat): admire all the interesting features of Ohio Stadium, admire the natural beauty at Inniswood Metro Gardens, and then test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms.

To see other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Columbus itinerary tool .

Getting from Bloomington to Columbus by car takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or do a combination of shuttle and flight. In December, daytime highs in Columbus are 7°C, while nighttime lows are -1°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sat) early enough to travel to Detroit.

Things to do in Columbus

#Parks, #Fun & Games

Side Trip

Inniswood Metro Gardens
Highlights from your plan
Inniswood Metro Gardens ©
Inniswood Metro Gardens
Room Escape Games
Ohio Stadium ©
Ohio Stadium

3
nights
Detroit

Detroit ©
Founded in 1701 by a French explorer and adventurer, Detroit exerted a profound impact on the world for most of the 20th century.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Detroit: Cranbrook House and Gardens (in Bloomfield Hills) and Ann Arbor (Decode Detroit & Crazy Wisdom Bookstore & Tearoom). There's much more to do: admire the masterpieces at Detroit Institute of Arts, explore and take pictures at Ford Field, make a trip to Fisher Building, and take in the waterfront at Detroit RiverFront.

To see maps, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Detroit journey maker website .

Getting from Columbus to Detroit by combination of flight and bus takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. While traveling from Columbus, expect a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Detroit, ranging from highs of 3°C to lows of -3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Tue) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Detroit

#Museums, #Historic Sites, #Parks

Side Trips

Ann Arbor, Dearborn, Polish Art Center, Cranbrook House and Gardens
Highlights from your plan
Decode Detroit ©
Decode Detroit
The Henry Ford ©
The Henry Ford
Detroit Institute of Arts ©
Detroit Institute of Arts

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