13 days in United States Itinerary

13 days in United States Itinerary

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13 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Chicago
Drive:  8​h 45​min
1
Kansas City
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h 15​min
2
Saint Louis
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h 15​min
3
Indianapolis
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h
4
Cincinnati
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h 15​min
5
Cleveland
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h
6
Toledo
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 15​min
7
Fort Wayne
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 30​min
End: Chicago

1
night
Kansas City

Kansas City ©
The largest municipality in Missouri, Kansas City has an impressive array of world-class museums, shopping areas, and great places to eat, all of which attract tourism to the area.
Start off your visit on the 14th (Sat): have fun and explore at Kaleidoscope, then browse the exhibits of Jesse James Birthplace Museum, and then immerse yourself in nature at Watkins Mill State Park.

To see reviews, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, use the Kansas City day trip app .

Chicago to Kansas City is an approximately 4.5-hour flight. You can also take a train; or drive. Traveling from Chicago in July, expect nights in Kansas City to be about the same, around 72°F, while days are a bit warmer, around 89°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 15th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Saint Louis.

Things to do in Kansas City

Historic Sites Parks Museums

Side Trips

Watkins Mill State Park, Jesse James Birthplace Museum
Highlights from your plan
Kaleidoscope ©
Kaleidoscope
Loose Park ©
Loose Park
Watkins Mill State Park ©
Watkins Mill State Park

2
nights
Saint Louis

Saint Louis ©
Test the local claim that Saint Louis is second only to Washington, D.C.
On the 16th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: identify plant and animal life at Sachs Butterfly House, take an in-depth tour of Missouri History Museum, then examine the collection at Cardinals Hall of Fame and Museum, and finally steep yourself in history at Cahokia Mounds State Historic Site.

To find reviews, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Saint Louis trip planner .

Traveling by flight from Kansas City to Saint Louis takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 89°F in July, and nighttime lows around 68°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 17th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Indianapolis.

Things to do in Saint Louis

Museums Wildlife Parks

Side Trips

Cahokia Mounds State Historic Site, Sachs Butterfly House
Highlights from your plan
Missouri History Museum ©
Missouri History Museum
Cahokia Mounds State Historic Site ©
Missouri Civil War Museum ©
Missouri Civil War Museum

2
nights
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.
Kick off your visit on the 18th (Wed): examine the collection at Rhythm! Discovery Center, get engrossed in the history at Indiana Historical Society, then stroll the grounds of Crown Hill Cemetery, and finally take an in-depth tour of Oldfields-Lilly House and Gardens. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in the spiritual surroundings of Scottish Rite Cathedral and then look for all kinds of wild species at Holliday Park.

To find traveler tips, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Indianapolis day trip site .

You can drive from Saint Louis to Indianapolis in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. The time zone difference when traveling from Saint Louis to Indianapolis is 1 hour. When traveling from Saint Louis in July, plan for a bit cooler days in Indianapolis, with highs around 83°F, while nights are about the same with lows around 65°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Thu) early enough to take a bus to Cincinnati.

Things to do in Indianapolis

Museums Wildlife Parks
Highlights from your plan
Rhythm! Discovery Center ©
Rhythm! Discovery Center
Crown Hill Cemetery ©
Crown Hill Cemetery
Holliday Park ©
Holliday Park

2
nights
Cincinnati

Cincinnati ©
Situated on the north bank of the Ohio River, Cincinnati distinguished itself as the only U.S.
Keep things going the next day: see the interesting displays at Cincinnati Reds Hall of Fame & Museum, then admire the masterpieces at Dayton Art Institute, and then stroll the grounds of Spring Grove Cemetery & Arboretum.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Cincinnati trip itinerary maker app .

You can take a bus from Indianapolis to Cincinnati in 2 hours. Another option is to drive. In July, daily temperatures in Cincinnati can reach 86°F, while at night they dip to 65°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sat) so you can travel to Cleveland.

Things to do in Cincinnati

Museums Fun & Games Historic Sites

Side Trips

EnterTRAINment Junction, Loveland Castle, Dayton Art Institute
Highlights from your plan
Cincinnati Reds Hall of Fame & Museum ©
Spring Grove Cemetery & Arboretum ©
Spring Grove Cemetery & Arboretum
Dayton Art Institute ©
Dayton Art Institute

1
night
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.
Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Sun): wander the streets of Historic Little Italy in Cleveland, get a new perspective on nature at Cleveland Museum of Natural History, then steep yourself in history at USS Cod Submarine Memorial, and finally admire the striking features of Heinen's Downtown.

To find ratings, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Cleveland online route planner .

Fly from Cincinnati to Cleveland in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. When traveling from Cincinnati in July, plan for a bit cooler days in Cleveland, with highs around 79°F, while nights are about the same with lows around 68°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sun) to allow time to drive to Toledo.

Things to do in Cleveland

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Museums
Highlights from your plan
Cleveland Museum of Natural History ©
USS Cod Submarine Memorial ©
USS Cod Submarine Memorial
Heinen's Downtown ©
Heinen's Downtown

1
night
Toledo

Toledo ©
Toledo is a city in and the county seat of Lucas County, Ohio, United States. Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Mon): immerse yourself in nature at Sterling State Park and then take in the history at River Raisin National Battlefield Park. On your second day here, examine the collection at Snook's Dream Cars and then steep yourself in history at The 577 Foundation.

For maps, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Toledo trip itinerary builder app .

You can drive from Cleveland to Toledo in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In July, daily temperatures in Toledo can reach 84°F, while at night they dip to 65°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 24th (Tue) to allow time for the bus ride to Fort Wayne.

Things to do in Toledo

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Monroe, Snook's Dream Cars, The 577 Foundation
Highlights from your plan
Sterling State Park ©
Sterling State Park
Snook's Dream Cars ©
Snook's Dream Cars

1
night
Fort Wayne

Fort Wayne ©
Fort Wayne is a city in the U.S. For ratings, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Fort Wayne trip itinerary maker website .

You can take a bus from Toledo to Fort Wayne in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In July, daily temperatures in Fort Wayne can reach 82°F, while at night they dip to 62°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Wed) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Fort Wayne

Outdoors Museums Parks
Highlights from your plan
Fort Wayne Trails ©
Fort Wayne Trails
History Center ©
History Center
Fort Wayne Museum of Art ©
Fort Wayne Museum of Art

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