12 days in United States Itinerary

12 days in United States Itinerary

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12 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Oakland
Drive:  6​h
1
Pittsburgh
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 15​min
2
Canton
— Few hours
Drive:  1​h 15​min
3
Cleveland
— Few hours
Drive:  5​h 45​min
4
Chicago
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 15​min
5
Indianapolis
— 5 nights
Drive:  2​h
6
Louisville
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 45​min
7
Cincinnati
— Few hours
Drive:  2​h
8
Columbus
— Few hours
Drive:  8​h 30​min
9
Oakland
— 1 night
End: Oakland

1
night
Pittsburgh

Pittsburgh
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.
For photos, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Pittsburgh itinerary builder site .

Oakland to Pittsburgh is an approximately 4.5-hour flight. You can also drive. April in Pittsburgh sees daily highs of 63°F and lows of 43°F at night. You will leave for Canton on the 6th (Sat).

Things to do in Pittsburgh

Parks Museums Outdoors

few
hours
Canton

Canton
Canton is a city in and the county seat of Stark County, Ohio, United States. To see more things to do, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Canton vacation planner.

You can drive from Pittsburgh to Canton in 2.5 hours. Another option is to do a combination of train and taxi. Expect a daytime high around 61°F in April, and nighttime lows around 39°F. On the 6th (Sat), you're off toCleveland.

Things to do in Canton

Parks Shopping Museums

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hours
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.
On the 6th (Sat), take in the architecture and atmosphere at St John's Cathedral, then explore the world behind art at The Cleveland Museum of Art, and then enjoy some friendly competition at Bay Lanes Bowling.

For ratings, reviews, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Cleveland day trip app .

You can drive from Canton to Cleveland in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. April in Cleveland sees daily highs of 57°F and lows of 40°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Chicago.

Things to do in Cleveland

Fun & Games Museums Historic Sites

Side Trip

Bay Lanes Bowling
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Bay Lanes Bowling ©
Bay Lanes Bowling
The Cleveland Museum of Art ©
The Cleveland Museum of Art
St John's Cathedral
St John's Cathedral

1
night
Chicago

Chicago ©
A huge and vibrant city, Chicago is home to top-notch theaters, shops, museums, galleries, and restaurants.
Start off your visit on the 7th (Sun): engage your brain at Museum of Science and Industry, then admire the masterpieces at The Art Institute of Chicago, then pause for some photo ops at Cloud Gate, and finally appreciate the extensive heritage of Millennium Park.

To find ratings, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, read Chicago trip itinerary site .

You can fly from Cleveland to Chicago in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight, bus, and subway; or drive. Traveling from Cleveland to Chicago, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. In April in Chicago, expect temperatures between 59°F during the day and 40°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Sun) so you can go by car to Indianapolis.

Things to do in Chicago

Museums Childrens Museums Parks
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The Art Institute of Chicago ©
The Art Institute of Chicago
Museum of Science and Industry ©
Museum of Science and Industry
Millennium Park ©
Millennium Park

5
nights
Indianapolis

Indianapolis ©
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.
Kids will enjoy Children's Museum of Indianapolis and White River State Park. Explore Indianapolis' surroundings by going to Nashville (Brown County State Park & Salt Creek Trail) and Indiana University (in Bloomington). The adventure continues: test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms, make a trip to Central Canal, see the interesting displays at Indianapolis Motor Speedway Museum, and explore and take pictures at Bankers Life Fieldhouse.

To find photos, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Indianapolis trip itinerary builder .

Traveling by car from Chicago to Indianapolis takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Chicago to Indianapolis is 1 hour. In April, plan for daily highs up to 64°F, and evening lows to 43°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Louisville.

Things to do in Indianapolis

Parks Museums Fun & Games

Side Trips

Nashville, Indiana University, Sky Zone Trampoline Park
Highlights from your plan
Indianapolis Zoo ©
Indianapolis Zoo
Children's Museum of Indianapolis ©
Rocket Fizz ©
Rocket Fizz

1
night
Louisville

Louisville ©
Kentucky’s largest city, Louisville, is best known as the home of the Kentucky Derby.
On the 13th (Sat), tour the pleasant surroundings at Louisville Zoo, Head underground at Louisville Mega Cavern, and then enjoy some diversion at Churchill Downs.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Louisville day trip planning app .

Getting from Indianapolis to Louisville by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a bus. In April, daytime highs in Louisville are 69°F, while nighttime lows are 48°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 14th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Cincinnati.

Things to do in Louisville

Parks Historic Sites Zoos & Aquariums
Highlights from your plan
Louisville Zoo ©
Louisville Zoo
Louisville Slugger Museum & Factory ©
Churchill Downs ©
Churchill Downs

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hours
Cincinnati

Cincinnati ©
Situated on the north bank of the Ohio River, Cincinnati distinguished itself as the only U.S.
To see more things to do, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Cincinnati travel itinerary planner .

Drive from Louisville to Cincinnati in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from Louisville in April, expect a bit cooler with lows of 43°F in Cincinnati. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sun) so you can catcht the bus to Columbus.
Highlights from your plan
Roebling Suspension Bridge ©
Roebling Suspension Bridge

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hours
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.
To see photos, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Columbus online trip maker .

You can take a bus from Cincinnati to Columbus in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In April, daily temperatures in Columbus can reach 64°F, while at night they dip to 43°F. You will leave for Oakland on the 14th (Sun).

Things to do in Columbus

Parks Outdoors Nightlife

1
night
Oakland

Oakland ©
Oakland is a borough in Bergen County, New Jersey, United States. Start off your visit on the 15th (Mon): examine the collection at Space Farms Zoo & Museum, examine the collection at Sterling Hill Mining Museum, then explore the wealth of natural beauty at Paterson Great Falls National Historical Park, and finally browse the fresh offerings at Goffle Road Poultry Farm. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: identify plant and animal life at Franklin Lakes Nature Preserve, then take in the spiritual surroundings of West Side Presbyterian Church, and then play a few rounds at Crystal Springs Golf Club.

Use Inspirock's suggestions to plan your Oakland trip and find the best activities and attractions for your vacation.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Columbus to Oakland. In April, plan for daily highs up to 61°F, and evening lows to 41°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Tue) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Oakland

Golf Outdoors Parks

Side Trips

Paterson Great Falls National Historical Park, Goffle Road Poultry Farm, West Side Presbyterian Church, Sterling Hill Mining Museum, Space Farms Zoo & Museum
Highlights from your plan
Crystal Springs Golf Club ©
Crystal Springs Golf Club
Sterling Hill Mining Museum ©
Sterling Hill Mining Museum
Space Farms Zoo & Museum ©
Space Farms Zoo & Museum

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