13 days in Chicago, Detroit & Cleveland Itinerary

13 days in Chicago, Detroit & Cleveland Itinerary

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Chicago
— 5 nights
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Detroit
— 2 nights
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Cleveland
— 4 nights

5
nights
Chicago

Chicago ©
A huge and vibrant city, Chicago is home to top-notch theaters, shops, museums, galleries, and restaurants.
Attractions like The Art Institute of Chicago and Museum of Science and Industry make great kid-friendly stops. Step out of Chicago to go to Saint Joseph and see Silver Beach Carousel, which is approximately 1h 40 min away. The adventure continues: stroll through Millennium Park, take in the waterfront at Navy Pier, observe the fascinating underwater world at Shedd Aquarium, and get curious at Field Museum.

To find reviews, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Chicago trip maker.

Sydney, Australia to Chicago is an approximately 23.5-hour flight. Traveling from Sydney to Chicago, you'll gain 16 hours due to the time zone difference. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Sydney in July: high temperatures in Chicago hover around 33°C and lows are around 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Mon) early enough to travel to Detroit.

Things to do in Chicago

Museums · Childrens Museums · Parks

Side Trip

Silver Beach Carousel
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The Art Institute of Chicago ©
The Art Institute of Chicago
Museum of Science and Industry ©
Museum of Science and Industry
Shedd Aquarium ©
Shedd Aquarium

2
nights
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.
On the 7th (Tue), explore the world behind art at Detroit Institute of Arts, examine the collection at The Henry Ford, then stroll around Kellogg Park, then test your problem-solving skills at Decode Ann Arbor, and finally contemplate the long history of Motown Museum. Keep things going the next day: trek along Macomb Orchard Trail, then have some family-friendly fun at BATL - The Backyard Axe Throwing League, and then examine the collection at Greenfield Village.

To find reviews, photos, maps, and tourist information, read our Detroit online trip maker.

Traveling by flight from Chicago to Detroit takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Chicago to Detroit. In July, daytime highs in Detroit are 32°C, while nighttime lows are 21°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Wed) so you can drive to Cleveland.

Things to do in Detroit

Museums · Parks · Fun & Games

Side Trips

Dearborn, Kellogg Park, Macomb Orchard Trail, BATL - The Backyard Axe Throwing League, Decode Ann Arbor
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The Henry Ford ©
The Henry Ford
Decode Ann Arbor ©
Decode Ann Arbor
BATL - The Backyard Axe Throwing League ©
BATL - The Backyard Axe Throwing League

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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.
You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Cedar Point and Rock & Roll Hall of Fame. When in Cleveland, make a side trip to see Mill Creek Park in Canfield, approximately Canfield away. There's lots more to do: explore the world behind art at The Cleveland Museum of Art, perfect your strike at Bay Lanes Bowling, and stroll around The Mall.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Cleveland online road trip planner.

You can drive from Detroit to Cleveland in 3 hours. Other options are to fly; or do a combination of bus and train. In July in Cleveland, expect temperatures between 30°C during the day and 23°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Cleveland

Parks · Theme Parks · Museums

Side Trips

Bay Lanes Bowling, Mill Creek Park, Cedar Point
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The Cleveland Museum of Art ©
The Cleveland Museum of Art
Cedar Point ©
Cedar Point
Bay Lanes Bowling ©
Bay Lanes Bowling

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