12 days in United States Itinerary

12 days in United States Itinerary

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12 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Winston Salem
Drive:  7​h 15​min
1
Akron
— 2 nights
bus:  45​min
2
Cleveland
— 2 nights
train:  1​h 15​min
3
Sandusky
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h
4
Detroit
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h 30​min
5
Niagara Falls
— 3 nights
Fly + bus:  8​h 30​min
End: Winston Salem

2
nights
Akron

Akron ©
Akron is the fifth-largest city in the U.S. On the 27th (Mon), stroll the grounds of Glendale Cemetery and then see the interesting displays at Nativity Museum and replica of Bethlehem's cave. Keep things going the next day: get to know the resident critters at Akron Zoo, explore the different monuments and memorials at Dr. Bob's Gravesite, then take in nature's colorful creations at Stan Hywet Hall & Gardens, and finally stop by Don Drumm Studios & Gallery.

To see more things to do, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, read our Akron trip tool .

Winston Salem to Akron is an approximately 7.5-hour car ride. You can also do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of train and flight. In July, Akron is a bit cooler than Winston Salem - with highs of 83°F and lows of 64°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Wed) early enough to catcht the bus to Cleveland.

Things to do in Akron

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trip

Cuyahoga Valley National Park
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Stan Hywet Hall & Gardens ©
Stan Hywet Hall & Gardens
F.A. Seiberling Nature Realm ©
F.A. Seiberling Nature Realm
Cuyahoga Valley National Park ©
Cuyahoga Valley National Park

2
nights
Cleveland

Cleveland ©
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 30th (Thu): see the interesting displays at Rock & Roll Hall of Fame, then explore the world behind art at The Cleveland Museum of Art, and then try to win big at JACK Cleveland Casino. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 31st (Fri): appreciate the history behind James A. Garfield Monument, stroll around Cleveland Metroparks, then examine the collection at A Christmas Story House, and finally hunt for treasures at West Side Market.

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Take a bus from Akron to Cleveland in an hour. Alternatively, you can drive. Expect a daytime high around 79°F in July, and nighttime lows around 68°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 31st (Fri) so you can catch the train to Sandusky.

Things to do in Cleveland

Museums Fun & Games Casinos
Highlights from your plan
Rock & Roll Hall of Fame ©
Rock & Roll Hall of Fame
The Cleveland Museum of Art ©
The Cleveland Museum of Art
JACK Cleveland Casino ©
JACK Cleveland Casino

2
nights
Sandusky

Sandusky ©
Sandusky positively bustles in the summertime due to its famed amusement park.
Start off your visit on the 1st (Sat): see the interesting displays at Liberty Aviation Museum, examine the collection at Merry-Go-Round Museum, and then cool off at Cedar Point.

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Take a train from Cleveland to Sandusky in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In July, daily temperatures in Sandusky can reach 82°F, while at night they dip to 66°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Sun) early enough to drive to Detroit.

Things to do in Sandusky

Theme Parks Museums

Side Trip

Liberty Aviation Museum
Highlights from your plan
Cedar Point ©
Cedar Point
Merry-Go-Round Museum ©
Merry-Go-Round Museum
Liberty Aviation Museum ©
Liberty Aviation Museum

1
night
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.
Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Sun): admire the landmark architecture of GM Renaissance Center, take in the waterfront at Detroit RiverFront, then explore the world behind art at Detroit Institute of Arts, and finally stroll around Belle Isle Park. On the 3rd (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take a stroll through Greektown, then get a taste of the local shopping with Eastern Market, then test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms, and finally admire the landmark architecture of The Guardian Building.

For ratings, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, read our Detroit trip planner.

You can drive from Sandusky to Detroit in 2 hours. Another option is to take a bus. In August in Detroit, expect temperatures between 81°F during the day and 64°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Mon) so you can go by car to Niagara Falls.

Things to do in Detroit

Shopping Nature Parks
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Greektown ©
Greektown
Detroit Institute of Arts ©
Detroit Institute of Arts
Detroit RiverFront ©
Detroit RiverFront

3
nights
Niagara Falls

Niagara Falls ©
The city of Niagara Falls houses the U.S.
Niagara Falls is known for nature, casinos, zoos & aquariums, shopping, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: Head underground at Cave of the Winds, admire the majestic nature at Whirlpool State Park, admire the sheer force of Bridal Veil Falls, and enjoy breathtaking views from Niagara Falls Observation Tower.

To see where to stay, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, use the Niagara Falls day trip planner .

Drive from Detroit to Niagara Falls in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a train. In August, daytime highs in Niagara Falls are 80°F, while nighttime lows are 61°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Thu) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Niagara Falls

Parks Nature Fun & Games
Highlights from your plan
Cave of the Winds ©
Cave of the Winds
Niagara Falls ©
Niagara Falls
Whirlpool State Park ©
Whirlpool State Park

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