13 days in Chicago, Detroit & Cleveland Itinerary

13 days in Chicago, Detroit & Cleveland Itinerary

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13 days in Chicago, Detroit & Cleveland Itinerary

Start: Sydney
Fly:  23​h
1
Chicago
— 5 nights
Fly:  4​h
2
Detroit
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h
3
Cleveland
— 4 nights
Fly:  23​h 45​min
End: Sydney

5
nights
Chicago

Chicago ©
A huge and vibrant city, Chicago is home to top-notch theaters, shops, museums, galleries, and restaurants.
Attractions like Museum of Science and Industry and Lincoln Park Zoo make great kid-friendly stops. Step out of Chicago with an excursion to Silver Beach Carousel in Saint Joseph--about 1h 40 min away. The adventure continues: admire the masterpieces at The Art Institute of Chicago, don't miss a visit to Cloud Gate, take a stroll through The Magnificent Mile, and admire the landmark architecture of 360 Chicago Observation Deck.

To find traveler tips, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, read our Chicago trip itinerary planner .

Sydney, Australia to Chicago is an approximately 23-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Sydney to Chicago is minus 16 hours. Traveling from Sydney in July, things will get a bit warmer in Chicago: highs are around 33°C and lows about 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Mon) so you can 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, stroll around Kellogg Park, then put a fun spin on your tour with Decode Ann Arbor, and finally contemplate the long history of Motown Museum. On the next day, hike along Macomb Orchard Trail, have some family-friendly fun at BATL - The Backyard Axe Throwing League, and then see the interesting displays at Greenfield Village.

To see photos, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Detroit online trip itinerary maker .

You can fly from Chicago to Detroit in 4 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. The time zone changes from Central Standard Time (CST) to Eastern Standard Time (EST), which is usually a 1 hour difference. In July in Detroit, expect temperatures between 32°C during the day and 21°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Cleveland.

Things to do in Detroit

Museums Fun & Games Parks

Side Trips

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

4
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.
You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Cedar Point and Bay Lanes Bowling. Step out of Cleveland to go to Canfield and see Mill Creek Park, which is approximately 1h 25 min away. There's much more to do: examine the collection at Rock & Roll Hall of Fame, explore the world behind art at The Cleveland Museum of Art, and walk around Cleveland Metroparks.

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Drive from Detroit to Cleveland in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train; or do a combination of bus and flight. Expect a daytime high around 30°C in July, and nighttime lows around 23°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sun) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Cleveland

Parks Trails Wildlife

Side Trips

Mill Creek Park, Cedar Point, Bay Lanes Bowling
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Bay Lanes Bowling ©
Bay Lanes Bowling
Cedar Point ©
Cedar Point
Mill Creek Park ©
Mill Creek Park

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