13 days in United States Itinerary

13 days in United States Itinerary

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Columbus
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Saint Louis
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Chicago
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Detroit
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Columbus

The Discovery City

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.
Step off the beaten path and head to Jungle Jim's International Market and Carillon Historical Park. Get some cultural insight at German Village and Short North Arts District. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Columbus: Grandpa's Cheesebarn (in Ashland) and Warther Museum (in Dover). Next up on the itinerary: admire the masterpieces at Columbus Museum of Art and admire the natural beauty at Franklin Park Conservatory and Botanical Gardens.

To see ratings, maps, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Columbus vacation maker.

Washington DC to Columbus is an approximately 3.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Washington DC in March, things will get a bit cooler in Columbus: highs are around 49°F and lows about 31°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Saint Louis.

Things to do in Columbus

Museums · Historic Sites · Shopping · Neighborhoods

Side Trips

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Saint Louis

Gateway to the West

Test the local claim that Saint Louis is second only to Washington, D.C.
Do your shopping at The White Hare and Hermann's Attic Antique Mall. Cathedral Basilica of Saint Louis and Missouri History Museum are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Venture out of the city with trips to Hermann (Adam Puchta Winery, Stone Hill Winery, &more). Next up on the itinerary: explore the world behind art at Saint Louis Art Museum, appreciate the extensive heritage of St. Charles Historic District, contemplate the long history of Cahokia Mounds State Historic Site, and take an in-depth tour of Missouri Civil War Museum.

To see other places to visit, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Saint Louis trip planner.

Getting from Columbus to Saint Louis by flight takes about 4 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Columbus to Saint Louis is minus 1 hour. In March, daytime highs in Saint Louis are 54°F, while nighttime lows are 35°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Tue) early enough to travel to Chicago.

Things to do in Saint Louis

Historic Sites · Museums · Wineries · Shopping

Side Trips

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Chicago

Windy City

A huge and vibrant city, Chicago is home to top-notch theaters, shops, museums, galleries, and restaurants.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like The Art Institute of Chicago and Baha'i House of Worship. Head to The Magnificent Mile and Lincoln Parkfor plenty of shopping. Venture out of the city with trips to Cantigny Park (in Wheaton) and Arlington Park (in Arlington Heights). There's still lots to do: admire the masterpieces at Richard H. Driehaus Museum, take in nature's colorful creations at Garfield Park Conservatory, don't miss a visit to Michigan Avenue Bridge, and take a stroll through The Loop.

To see traveler tips, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Chicago trip maker tool.

Traveling by flight from Saint Louis to Chicago takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from Saint Louis in March; daily highs in Chicago reach 45°F and lows reach 30°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Fri) early enough to travel to Detroit.

Things to do in Chicago

Neighborhoods · Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping

Side Trips

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Detroit

The Motor City

Founded in 1701 by a French explorer and adventurer, Detroit exerted a profound impact on the world for most of the 20th century.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Detroit Institute of Arts and Somerset Collection. Toledo Museum of Art and Kerrytown are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Venture out of the city with trips to Silver Bells Christmas Shoppe (in Dundee), Maumee Bay State Park (in Oregon) and Ciolinos (in Temperance). Next up on the itinerary: get engrossed in the history at Detroit Historical Museum, see the interesting displays at Greenfield Village, and steep yourself in history at Motown Museum.

For where to stay, photos, and tourist information, read our Detroit itinerary planner.

Fly from Chicago to Detroit in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Traveling from Chicago to Detroit, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Expect a daytime high around 42°F in March, and nighttime lows around 27°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Mon) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Detroit

Museums · Shopping · Neighborhoods · Parks

Side Trips

United States travel guide

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Specialty Museums · Beaches · Historic Sites
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.