13 days in United States Itinerary

13 days in United States Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Philadelphia
— 2 nights
2
Columbus
— 1 night
3
Indianapolis
— 1 night
4
Chicago
— 3 nights
5
Detroit
— 1 night
6
Pittsburgh
— 3 nights

2
nights
Philadelphia

Philadelphia ©
Steeped in cultural and historical heritage, Philadelphia is known as the birthplace of U.S.
Kick off your visit on the 15th (Thu): see where the action happens at Citizens Bank Park, browse the eclectic array of goods at Italian Market, thenexplore the world behind art at Philadelphia's Magic Gardens, and finally have some family-friendly fun at Bury The Hatchet Philadelphia - Axe Throwing.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Philadelphia trip itinerary planning app.

Norfolk to Philadelphia is an approximately 3-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a train. In August in Philadelphia, expect temperatures between °F during the day and °F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Columbus.

Things to do in Philadelphia

Fun & Games Shopping Museums
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Bury The Hatchet Philadelphia - Axe Throwing ©
Italian Market ©
Italian Market
Citizens Bank Park ©
Citizens Bank Park

1
night
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.
Kick off your visit on the 16th (Fri): observe the fascinating underwater world at Columbus Zoo and Aquarium and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Hayden Falls Park.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Columbus online sightseeing planner.

Traveling by flight from Philadelphia to Columbus takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Philadelphia in August, plan for a bit cooler nights in Columbus, with lows around °F. You will have some time to spend on the 17th (Sat) before leaving for Indianapolis.

Things to do in Columbus

Parks Zoos & Aquariums Shopping

Side Trip

Columbus Zoo and Aquarium
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Columbus Zoo and Aquarium ©
Columbus Zoo and Aquarium
Hayden Falls Park ©
Hayden Falls Park
Book Loft ©
Book Loft

1
night
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.
On the 17th (Sat), explore the engaging exhibits at Children's Museum of Indianapolis and then pause for some photo ops at Monument Circle.

For ratings, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Indianapolis trip itinerary tool.

Drive from Columbus to Indianapolis in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. In August, daily temperatures in Indianapolis can reach °F, while at night they dip to °F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sun) so you can go by car to Chicago.

Things to do in Indianapolis

Childrens Museums Museums
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Children's Museum of Indianapolis ©
Children's Museum of Indianapolis
Monument Circle ©
Monument Circle

3
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Chicago

Chicago ©
A huge and vibrant city, Chicago is home to top-notch theaters, shops, museums, galleries, and restaurants.
Kids will enjoy The Art Institute of Chicago and Millennium Park. There's still lots to do: get curious at Museum of Science and Industry, get your game on at Bad Axe Throwing, observe the fascinating underwater world at Shedd Aquarium, and take in panoramic vistas at Skydeck Chicago - Willis Tower.

To see photos, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Chicago itinerary planning website.

Getting from Indianapolis to Chicago by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: fly; or take a bus. Traveling from Indianapolis to Chicago, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. In August in Chicago, expect temperatures between °F during the day and °F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Wed) so you can travel to Detroit.

Things to do in Chicago

Museums Parks Childrens Museums
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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

1
night
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.
Kick off your visit on the 21st (Wed): stop by Shinola Bicycles, admire the masterpieces at Detroit Institute of Arts, thensteep yourself in history at Motown Museum, and finally take in the waterfront at Detroit RiverFront. Here are some ideas for day two: see where the action happens at Comerica Park, test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms, thenpause for some photo ops at Michigan Soldiers and Sailors Monument, and finally stroll around Belle Isle Park.

To see traveler tips, maps, photos, and tourist information, use the Detroit sightseeing planner.

Traveling by flight from Chicago to Detroit takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. The time zone difference moving from Central Standard Time to Eastern Standard Time is 1 hour. Expect a daytime high around °F in August, and nighttime lows around °F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Thu) to allow time to travel to Pittsburgh.

Things to do in Detroit

Parks Nature Museums
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Belle Isle Park ©
Belle Isle Park
Room Escape Games
Detroit Institute of Arts ©
Detroit Institute of Arts

3
nights
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.
Kids will enjoy PNC Park and Pittsburgh Zoo & PPG Aquarium. Step out of Pittsburgh with an excursion to Fallingwater in Mill Run--about 1h 15 min away. Pack the 25th (Sun) with family-friendly diversions at Kennywood Park. Next up on the itinerary: admire the natural beauty at Phipps Conservatory and Botanical Gardens, wander the streets of Strip District, and visit Mount Washington.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Pittsburgh driving holiday planner.

Getting from Detroit to Pittsburgh by flight takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. In August in Pittsburgh, expect temperatures between °F during the day and °F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Sun) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Pittsburgh

Historic Sites Theme Parks Parks

Side Trips

Fallingwater, Kennywood Park
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Fallingwater ©
Fallingwater
PNC Park ©
PNC Park
Mount Washington ©
Mount Washington

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