12 days in United States Itinerary

12 days in United States Itinerary

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12 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Willimantic
Drive:  9​h 30​min
1
Cleveland
— 2 nights
Drive:  9​h
2
Cedar Rapids
— 2 nights
Drive:  11​h 30​min
3
Denver
— 4 nights
Drive:  10​h 15​min
4
Zion National Park
— 2 nights
Drive:  6​h 30​min
End: San Bernardino

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 3rd (Tue): walk around Cleveland Metroparks, admire the masterpieces at The Cleveland Museum of Art, then see the interesting displays at Rock & Roll Hall of Fame, and finally walk around Voinovich Bicentennial Park. On the next day, stroll around The Mall, contemplate the long history of West Side Market, and then stroll around Rocky River Reservation.

To find photos, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Cleveland journey planner.

Willimantic to Cleveland is an approximately 8-hour combination of car and flight. You can also drive. Expect a bit warmer evenings in Cleveland when traveling from Willimantic in September, with lows around 62°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Wed) so you can travel to Cedar Rapids.

Things to do in Cleveland

Parks Museums Historic Sites
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Rock & Roll Hall of Fame ©
Rock & Roll Hall of Fame
The Cleveland Museum of Art ©
The Cleveland Museum of Art
Cleveland Metroparks ©
Cleveland Metroparks

2
nights
Cedar Rapids

Cedar Rapids ©
Cedar Rapids is the second largest city in Iowa and is the county seat of Linn County. Start off your visit on the 5th (Thu): contemplate the long history of Brucemore, examine the collection at National Czech & Slovak Museum & Library, then head outdoors with Cedar Rapids Kernels, and finally don't miss a visit to Grant Wood Window in Veteran's Memorial Auditorium.

To find ratings, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Cedar Rapids day trip planning site .

Explore your travel options from Cleveland to Cedar Rapids with the Route module. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Central Standard Time (CST) is minus 1 hour. Expect slightly colder evenings in Cedar Rapids when traveling from Cleveland in September, with lows around 55°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 6th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Denver.

Things to do in Cedar Rapids

Museums Historic Sites Outdoors

Side Trip

Herbert Hoover Presidential Library and Museum
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Cedar Rapids Kernels ©
Cedar Rapids Kernels

4
nights
Denver

Denver ©
Aptly nicknamed the "Mile-High City," Denver sits at an altitude of 1,600 m (5,280 ft) above sea level, located right where the Great Plains give way to the Rocky Mountains.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Denver: Garden of the Gods (in Colorado Springs), Mini Incline (in Castle Rock) and Trail Ridge Road (in Rocky Mountain National Park). There's lots more to do: take in the awesome beauty at Mount Evans, take in nature's colorful creations at Denver Botanic Gardens, ponder the world of politics at Colorado State Capitol, and explore the world behind art at Denver Art Museum.

For ratings, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Denver holiday builder tool .

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Cedar Rapids to Denver. The time zone difference when traveling from Cedar Rapids to Denver is minus 1 hour. September in Denver sees daily highs of 79°F and lows of 52°F at night. You will have some time to spend on the 10th (Tue) before leaving for Zion National Park.

Things to do in Denver

Parks Museums Outdoors

Side Trips

Trail Ridge Road, Mini Incline, Garden of the Gods
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Garden of the Gods ©
Garden of the Gods
Trail Ridge Road ©
Trail Ridge Road
Mount Evans ©
Mount Evans

2
nights
Zion National Park

Zion National Park ©
Towering cliffs of red, white, and pink Navajo sandstone, stream-carved slot canyons, and big blue sky all characterize Zion National Park.
Kick off your visit on the 11th (Wed): cruise along Zion Canyon Scenic Drive and then explore the striking landscape of Zion National Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: tour the pleasant surroundings at Angel's Landing and then explore the striking landscape of The Narrows.

To see other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Zion National Park day trip planning tool .

Getting from Denver to Zion National Park by combination of flight and car takes about 6 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of bus and car. In September, daily temperatures in Zion National Park can reach 84°F, while at night they dip to 48°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Thu) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Zion National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors
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The Narrows ©
The Narrows
Zion National Park ©
Zion National Park
Angel's Landing ©
Angel's Landing

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