12 days in United States Itinerary

12 days in United States Itinerary

Created using Inspirock United States trip itinerary planner

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Pittsburgh
— 2 nights
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Cleveland
— 3 nights
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Chicago
— 4 nights
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Ann Arbor
— 2 nights
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Pittsburgh

— 2 nights

City of Bridges

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.
Get some cultural insight at Fallingwater and Mount Washington. Your inner history buff will appreciate West Virginia Penitentiary and Phipps Conservatory and Botanical Gardens. Get out of town with these interesting Pittsburgh side-trips: Kentuck Knob (in Chalk Hill) and Archive of the Afterlife, "A Paranormal Museum" (in Moundsville).

To see reviews, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, go to the Pittsburgh trip planner.

Philadelphia to Pittsburgh is an approximately 3-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. Expect slightly colder weather when traveling from Philadelphia in June: highs in Pittsburgh hover around 79°F, while lows dip to 62°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Cleveland.

Things to do in Pittsburgh

Historic Sites · Parks · Nature · Museums

Side Trips

Cleveland

— 3 nights

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.
Museum-lovers will get to explore Rock & Roll Hall of Fame and The Cleveland Museum of Art. Get outdoors at Lakeview Park and Nickel Plate Beach. Explore Cleveland's surroundings by going to Cedar Point (in Sandusky) and Main Street Beach (in Vermilion). There's more to do: admire the striking features of Heinen's Downtown.

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Traveling by car from Pittsburgh to Cleveland takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. June in Cleveland sees daily highs of 77°F and lows of 64°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Thu) to allow enough time to fly to Chicago.

Things to do in Cleveland

Beaches · Outdoors · Parks · Museums

Side Trips

Chicago

— 4 nights

Windy City

A huge and vibrant city, Chicago is home to top-notch theaters, shops, museums, galleries, and restaurants.
Bring the kids along to The Art Institute of Chicago and Field Museum. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Museum of Science and Industry and Frank Lloyd Wright Home and Studio. There's still lots to do: take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports, browse the exhibits of Ernest Hemingway Birthplace, contemplate the long history of Pleasant Home, and admire the striking features of Frank Lloyd Wright's Robie House.

To see where to stay, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, read our Chicago holiday planner.

Traveling by flight from Cleveland to Chicago takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Traveling from Cleveland to Chicago, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. In June, plan for daily highs up to 81°F, and evening lows to 63°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Mon) early enough to fly to Ann Arbor.

Things to do in Chicago

Museums · Historic Sites · Childrens Museums · Parks

Side Trip

Ann Arbor

— 2 nights
Ann Arbor is a city in the U.S. state of Michigan and the county seat of Washtenaw County. On the 5th (Tue), see the interesting displays at Greenfield Village, then examine the collection at The Henry Ford, and then make a trip to St. Thomas the Apostle Ann Arbor, Michigan. On the next day, explore the activities along Island Lake State Recreation Area and then hike along West Bloomfield Woods Nature Preserve And Nature Trail.

To see traveler tips, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Ann Arbor trip builder.

Fly from Chicago to Ann Arbor in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Traveling from Chicago to Ann Arbor, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Expect slightly colder evenings in Ann Arbor when traveling from Chicago in July, with lows around 58°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Wed) to allow time to fly back home.

Things to do in Ann Arbor

Museums · Wildlife · Parks · Nature

Side Trips

United States travel guide

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Specialty Museums · Beaches · History Museums
More than the country of car-packed streets seen in TV shows and movies, the United States of America is a complex and diverse home to over 300 million people living in a wide range of landscapes and climates. From its big-city skyscrapers to its sprawling natural parks, the country's ''melting pot'' combines many ethnic groups that share a strong sense of national identity despite their cultural differences. A country of road trips and big blue skies, the United States harbors orderly cities filled with restaurants, parks, museums, and innumerable sightseeing opportunities, as well as pristine natural areas perfect for a holiday in the great outdoors. To see as much as you can of this diverse land quickly, drive over some of the more than 6 million km (4 million mi) of highways leading through deserts, mountain peaks, fertile fields, and giant urban centers.