14 days in United States Itinerary

14 days in United States Itinerary

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14 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Detroit
1
Detroit
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h
2
Ann Arbor
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h
3
Cleveland
— 1 day
Drive:  2​h 30​min
4
Columbus
— 1 day
Drive:  2​h
5
Cincinnati
— 4 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
6
Louisville
— 1 day
Drive:  4​h 30​min
7
Saint Louis
— 3 nights
Drive:  9​h 15​min
8
Detroit
— 3 nights
End: Detroit

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 5th (Sun): examine the collection at Greenfield Village, examine the collection at The Henry Ford, then explore the world behind art at Detroit Institute of Arts, and finally appreciate the extensive heritage of Detroit Cultural Center Historic District.

To see traveler tips, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Detroit day trip planning website .

Use the Route module to see travel options from your home to Detroit. In May, daily temperatures in Detroit can reach 71°F, while at night they dip to 51°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Mon) to allow enough time to take a train to Ann Arbor.

Things to do in Detroit

Museums Historic Sites

Side Trip

Dearborn
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The Henry Ford ©
The Henry Ford
Greenfield Village ©
Greenfield Village
Detroit Institute of Arts ©
Detroit Institute of Arts

1
night
Ann Arbor

Ann Arbor ©
Ann Arbor is a city in the U.S. Kick off your visit on the 6th (Mon): explore the engaging exhibits at Ann Arbor Hands-On Museum, then identify plant and animal life at Matthaei Botanical Gardens, then partake in some friendly competition at Decode Ann Arbor, and finally make a trip to Nickels Arcade.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Ann Arbor day trip site .

Getting from Detroit to Ann Arbor by train takes about an hour. Other options: drive; or take a bus. In May, plan for daily highs up to 71°F, and evening lows to 47°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Tue) so you can drive to Cleveland.

Things to do in Ann Arbor

Wildlife Parks Childrens Museums
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Matthaei Botanical Gardens ©
Matthaei Botanical Gardens
Ann Arbor Hands-On Museum ©
Ann Arbor Hands-On Museum

1
day
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 7th (Tue): meet the residents at Cleveland Metroparks Zoo, admire the masterpieces at The Cleveland Museum of Art, and then examine the collection at Rock & Roll Hall of Fame.

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You can drive from Ann Arbor to Cleveland in 3 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of bus and train. Expect a bit warmer evenings in Cleveland when traveling from Ann Arbor in May, with lows around 54°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Tue) so you can go by car to Columbus.

Things to do in Cleveland

Museums Parks Zoos & Aquariums
Highlights from your plan
Rock & Roll Hall of Fame ©
Rock & Roll Hall of Fame
The Cleveland Museum of Art ©
The Cleveland Museum of Art
Cleveland Metroparks Zoo ©
Cleveland Metroparks Zoo

1
day
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.
On the 8th (Wed), take in nature's colorful creations at Franklin Park Conservatory and Botanical Gardens, then take a stroll through Easton Town Center, then examine the collection at Wagner-Hagans Auto Museum, and finally appreciate the extensive heritage of German Village.

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You can drive from Cleveland to Columbus in 2.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or fly. May in Columbus sees daily highs of 74°F and lows of 54°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Wed) early enough to catcht the bus to Cincinnati.

Things to do in Columbus

Shopping Neighborhoods Museums
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Wagner-Hagans Auto Museum ©
Wagner-Hagans Auto Museum
German Village ©
German Village
Easton Town Center ©
Easton Town Center

4
nights
Cincinnati

Cincinnati ©
Situated on the north bank of the Ohio River, Cincinnati distinguished itself as the only U.S.
Get outdoors at Spring Grove Cemetery & Arboretum and Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden. Your inner history buff will appreciate Carillon Historical Park and Crossroads Church. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Cincinnati: Dayton (National Museum of the U.S. Air Force & Dayton Mall), Loveland Castle (in Loveland) and Ark Encounter (in Williamstown). There's more to do: take in the spiritual surroundings of Cathedral Basilica of the Assumption.

To find where to stay, maps, ratings, and tourist information, read our Cincinnati trip builder website .

Getting from Columbus to Cincinnati by bus takes about 2 hours. Other options: drive. In May, daily temperatures in Cincinnati can reach 75°F, while at night they dip to 53°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Louisville.

Things to do in Cincinnati

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Dayton, Ark Encounter, Loveland Castle
Highlights from your plan
National Museum of the US Air Force ©
Ark Encounter
Ark Encounter
Carillon Historical Park ©
Carillon Historical Park

1
day
Louisville

Louisville ©
Kentucky’s largest city, Louisville, is best known as the home of the Kentucky Derby.
On the 12th (Sun), contemplate the long history of Louisville Mega Cavern and then see the interesting displays at Kentucky Derby Museum.

Make your Louisville itinerary with Inspirock to find out what to see and where to go.

Traveling by car from Cincinnati to Louisville takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In May in Louisville, expect temperatures between 77°F during the day and 58°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Saint Louis.

Things to do in Louisville

Nature Historic Sites Parks
Highlights from your plan
Louisville Mega Cavern ©
Louisville Mega Cavern
Kentucky Derby Museum ©
Kentucky Derby Museum

3
nights
Saint Louis

Saint Louis ©
Test the local claim that Saint Louis is second only to Washington, D.C.
Kick off your visit on the 13th (Mon): see the interesting displays at City Museum, then stroll through Saint Louis Zoo, and then get to know the fascinating history of St. Charles Historic District. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 14th (Tue): tour the pleasant surroundings at Forest Park, explore the world behind art at Saint Louis Art Museum, then contemplate the long history of Missouri Botanical Garden, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Cathedral Basilica of Saint Louis.

For photos, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Saint Louis trip itinerary builder tool .

You can drive from Louisville to Saint Louis in 4.5 hours. Other options are to fly; or do a combination of bus and flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Louisville to Saint Louis. In May, daytime highs in Saint Louis are 77°F, while nighttime lows are 57°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Detroit.

Things to do in Saint Louis

Parks Historic Sites Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trip

St. Charles Historic District
Highlights from your plan
Cathedral Basilica of Saint Louis ©
Cathedral Basilica of Saint Louis
City Museum ©
City Museum
Missouri Botanical Garden ©
Missouri Botanical Garden

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nights
Detroit

Detroit ©
On the 15th (Wed), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Islamic Center of America and then steep yourself in history at Motown Museum. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: admire nature's wide array of creatures at Detroit Zoo, then step off the mainland to explore Belle Isle Park, and then take in the waterfront at Detroit RiverFront.

To find photos, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Detroit trip planner .

Getting from Saint Louis to Detroit by flight takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Saint Louis to Detroit due to the time zone difference. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from Saint Louis in May: high temperatures in Detroit hover around 71°F and lows are around 51°F. You will have some time to spend on the 18th (Sat) before leaving for home.

Things to do in Detroit

Parks Museums Historic Sites

Side Trips

Detroit Zoo, Edsel & Eleanor Ford House, Islamic Center of America
Highlights from your plan
Detroit Zoo ©
Detroit Zoo
The Ford Piquette Avenue Plant ©
The Ford Piquette Avenue Plant
Motown Museum ©
Motown Museum

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