12 days in United States Itinerary

12 days in United States Itinerary

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Cleveland
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Detroit
— 1 night
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Indianapolis
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Iowa City
— 1 night
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Lincoln
— 1 night
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Kansas City
— Few hours
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Saint Louis
— 1 night
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Kansas City
— 1 night
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Tulsa
— Few hours
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Memphis
— 1 day
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Selma
— 1 night
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Atlanta
— 1 night
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Charlotte
— Few hours
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Washington DC
— 3 nights
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Philadelphia
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Cleveland

Cleveland ©

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.
Start off your visit on the 12th (Sat): steep yourself in history at Wade Memorial Chapel.

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New York City to Cleveland is an approximately 4.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. Expect a bit cooler weather when traveling from New York City in September: highs in Cleveland hover around 75°F, while lows dip to 62°F. On the 12th (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Detroit.

Things to do in Cleveland

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Wade Memorial Chapel ©
Wade Memorial Chapel

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Detroit

Detroit ©

The Motor City

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 12th (Sat): contemplate the long history of Motown Museum.

For photos, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Detroit trip itinerary planner.

You can drive from Cleveland to Detroit in 3 hours. Other options are to fly; or do a combination of train and bus. In September, daily temperatures in Detroit can reach 75°F, while at night they dip to 58°F. You'll set off for Indianapolis on the 13th (Sun).

Things to do in Detroit

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Motown Museum ©
Motown Museum

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Indianapolis

Indianapolis ©

Circle City

Indiana's capital and most populous city, Indianapolis is best known for its racecar events and impressive museums, and as the hometown of Kurt Vonnegut.
Start off your visit on the 13th (Sun): test your team's savvy at The Escape Room Fishers.

To see maps, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Indianapolis trip builder.

You can fly from Detroit to Indianapolis in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In September, daily temperatures in Indianapolis can reach 80°F, while at night they dip to 59°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Iowa City.

Things to do in Indianapolis

Side Trip

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The Escape Room Fishers ©
The Escape Room Fishers

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Iowa City

Iowa City ©
Iowa City is a city in Johnson County, Iowa, United States. On the 14th (Mon), relax in the rural setting at Wilson's Orchard.

For photos, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Iowa City road trip planning site.

You can drive from Indianapolis to Iowa City in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and car. Traveling from Indianapolis to Iowa City, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. In September in Iowa City, expect temperatures between 80°F during the day and 56°F at night. You'll have a few hours on the 14th (Mon) to wrap things up before traveling to Lincoln.
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Wilson's Orchard ©
Wilson's Orchard

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Lincoln

Lincoln ©
Lincoln is the capital of the U.S. To see reviews, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Lincoln trip itinerary planning website.

Drive from Iowa City to Lincoln in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight. In September in Lincoln, expect temperatures between 82°F during the day and 57°F at night. You will have some time to spend on the 15th (Tue) before leaving for Kansas City.

Things to do in Lincoln

Shopping
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Licorice International ©
Licorice International

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Kansas City

Kansas City ©

City of Fountains

The largest municipality in Missouri, Kansas City has an impressive array of world-class museums, shopping areas, and great places to eat, all of which attract tourism to the area.
On the 15th (Tue), take in nature's colorful creations at The Ewing and Muriel Kauffman Memorial Garden.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, use the Kansas City trip app.

You can drive from Lincoln to Kansas City in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of shuttle and bus. Traveling from Lincoln in September, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be somewhat warmer in Kansas City, with lows of 64°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Tue) so you can go by car to Saint Louis.

Things to do in Kansas City

Parks
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The Ewing and Muriel Kauffman Memorial Garden ©

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Saint Louis

Saint Louis

Gateway to the West

Test the local claim that Saint Louis is second only to Washington, D.C.
To find reviews, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Saint Louis trip itinerary tool.

You can drive from Kansas City to Saint Louis in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. Traveling from Kansas City in September, plan for little chillier nights in Saint Louis, with lows around 59°F. You will leave for Kansas City on the 16th (Wed).

Things to do in Saint Louis

Parks · Nightlife · Fun & Games · Museums

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Kansas City

Kansas City

City of Fountains

For maps, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, go to the Kansas City trip maker.

Drive from Saint Louis to Kansas City in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. You'll set off for Tulsa on the 17th (Thu).

Things to do in Kansas City

Museums · Parks · Nightlife · Fun & Games

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Tulsa

Tulsa

Buckle of the Bible Belt

Sometimes known as the "Buckle of the Bible Belt," Tulsa is the second largest city in Oklahoma.
For more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, use the Tulsa trip itinerary builder.

Traveling by car from Kansas City to Tulsa takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. In September in Tulsa, expect temperatures between 87°F during the day and 64°F at night. You'll set off for Memphis on the 17th (Thu).

Things to do in Tulsa

Parks · Museums · Fun & Games · Nature

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Memphis

Memphis

Birthplace of Rock 'n' Roll

The largest city on the Mississippi River, Memphis bills itself as both the "Birthplace of Rock" and "Home of the Blues." With such a rich musical heritage, it shouldn't come as a surprise that Elvis Presley chose to live in Memphis during his later years.
Kick off your visit on the 18th (Fri): see the interesting displays at Graceland and then steep yourself in history at Sun Studio.

To find photos, ratings, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Memphis trip maker app.

Traveling by car from Tulsa to Memphis takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. September in Memphis sees daily highs of 87°F and lows of 68°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Fri) so you can travel to Selma.

Things to do in Memphis

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Graceland
Graceland
Sun Studio ©
Sun Studio

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Selma

Selma ©
Selma is a city in and the county seat of Dallas County, in the Black Belt region of south central Alabama and extending to the west. On the 19th (Sat), get engrossed in the history at Selma Interpretive Center.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Selma holiday planner.

You can drive from Memphis to Selma in 5.5 hours. Another option is to do a combination of flight and car. In September in Selma, expect temperatures between 90°F during the day and 68°F at night. On the 19th (Sat), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Atlanta.

Things to do in Selma

Museums
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Selma Interpretive Center ©
Selma Interpretive Center

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Atlanta

Atlanta ©

The Capital of the South

Georgia’s largest city and capital, Atlanta is a thriving metropolis anchored by its southern roots.
Start off your visit on the 19th (Sat): immerse yourself in nature at Chastain Park.

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Drive from Selma to Atlanta in 3.5 hours. The time zone difference when traveling from Selma to Atlanta is 1 hour. Expect a bit cooler weather when traveling from Selma in September: highs in Atlanta hover around 84°F, while lows dip to 67°F. You will leave for Charlotte on the 20th (Sun).

Things to do in Atlanta

Nature · Parks
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Chastain Park ©
Chastain Park

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Charlotte

Charlotte ©

The Queen City

A rapidly growing city in central North Carolina, Charlotte is the state's largest urban center and a major regional hub for finance, industry, technology, and entertainment.
Kick off your visit on the 20th (Sun): stroll through Little Sugar Creek Greenway.

For more things to do, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, read Charlotte online route builder.

Traveling by flight from Atlanta to Charlotte takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In September, daily temperatures in Charlotte can reach 83°F, while at night they dip to 63°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Sun) so you can travel to Washington DC.

Things to do in Charlotte

Outdoors · Parks · Trails
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Little Sugar Creek Greenway ©
Little Sugar Creek Greenway

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Washington DC

Washington DC ©
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 21st (Mon): appreciate the history behind Jefferson Memorial, explore the world behind art at National Gallery of Art, then examine the collection at National Air and Space Museum, and finally ponder the world of politics at White House. Here are some ideas for day two: get engrossed in the history at United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, appreciate the history behind Vietnam Veterans Memorial, learn more about the world around you at Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History, then pause for some photo ops at Washington Monument, and finally pause for some photo ops at Lincoln Memorial.

To see photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Washington DC trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Charlotte to Washington DC takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In September, daytime highs in Washington DC are 82°F, while nighttime lows are 65°F. On the 23rd (Wed), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Philadelphia.

Things to do in Washington DC

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National Air and Space Museum ©
National Air and Space Museum
National Gallery of Art ©
National Gallery of Art

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Philadelphia

Philadelphia ©

The City of Brotherly Love

Steeped in cultural and historical heritage, Philadelphia is known as the birthplace of U.S.
On the 23rd (Wed), ponder the world of politics at Independence Hall and then take a stroll through Boathouse Row.

Plan trip to Philadelphia with our itinerary maker to find out where to go and what to do.

You can take a train from Washington DC to Philadelphia in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In September, daily temperatures in Philadelphia can reach 80°F, while at night they dip to 63°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Wed) so you can take a train back home.

Things to do in Philadelphia

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods
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Independence Hall ©
Independence Hall
Boathouse Row
Boathouse Row

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