15 days in United States Itinerary

15 days in United States Itinerary

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15 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Columbus
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Columbus
— 1 day
Drive:  1​h
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Zanesville
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h
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Morgantown
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 30​min
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Pittsburgh
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 30​min
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Cleveland
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h
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Detroit
— 1 night
Fly + taxi:  3​h 30​min
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Scranton
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 15​min
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New York City
— 2 nights
train:  1​h 45​min
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Philadelphia
— 1 night
train:  1​h 45​min
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Washington DC
— 1 night
Fly:  3​h
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Boston
— 1 night
Fly:  4​h
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Chicago
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 15​min
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Indianapolis
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h
14
Cincinnati
— 1 night
bus:  1​h 45​min
End: Columbus

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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.
Start off your visit on the 9th (Sat): take in nature's colorful creations at Inniswood Metro Gardens, have some family-friendly fun at Columbus Axe Throwing, then test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms, and finally examine the collection at Wagner-Hagans Auto Museum.

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Use the Route module to see travel options from your home to Columbus. In May in Columbus, expect temperatures between 74°F during the day and 54°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Zanesville.

Things to do in Columbus

Nightlife Parks Fun & Games

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Inniswood Metro Gardens
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Wagner-Hagans Auto Museum ©
Wagner-Hagans Auto Museum
Columbus Axe Throwing ©
Columbus Axe Throwing
Room Escape Games

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Zanesville

Zanesville ©
Zanesville is a city in and the county seat of Muskingum County, Ohio, United States. On the 10th (Sun), take in the exciting artwork at Alan Cottrill Sculpture Studio & Gallery, make a trip to St. Nicholas Catholic Church, then pause for some serene contemplation at St. Thomas Aquinas Church, and finally admire the natural beauty at Mission Oaks Gardens.

To see traveler tips, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Zanesville sightseeing planner .

Getting from Columbus to Zanesville by car takes about an hour. In May, plan for daily highs up to 74°F, and evening lows to 52°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Morgantown.

Things to do in Zanesville

Historic Sites Shopping Museums
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St. Thomas Aquinas Catholic Church ©
St. Nicholas Catholic Church ©
St. Nicholas Catholic Church

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Morgantown

Morgantown ©
Morgantown is a city in and the county seat of Monongalia County, West Virginia, situated along the banks of the Monongahela River. Start off your visit on the 11th (Mon): admire the masterpieces at Art Museum Of WVU, gain insight at West Virginia University, then trek along Cheat Lake Trail, then pause for some photo ops at Don Knotts Statue, and finally look for gifts at Old Stone House Gift Shop.

To find where to stay, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Morgantown road trip planning app .

You can drive from Zanesville to Morgantown in 2.5 hours. In May, daytime highs in Morgantown are 74°F, while nighttime lows are 53°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Pittsburgh.

Things to do in Morgantown

Wildlife Trails Museums
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Art Museum Of WVU ©
Art Museum Of WVU
West Virginia University ©
West Virginia University
Old Stone House Gift Shop ©
Old Stone House Gift Shop

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 12th (Tue): get engrossed in the history at Soldiers & Sailors Memorial Hall & Museum, then stroll through Phipps Conservatory and Botanical Gardens, and then examine the collection at Bicycle Heaven.

To see photos, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Pittsburgh trip itinerary builder tool .

Drive from Morgantown to Pittsburgh in 1.5 hours. May in Pittsburgh sees daily highs of 72°F and lows of 53°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Cleveland.

Things to do in Pittsburgh

Museums Historic Sites Parks
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Bicycle Heaven ©
Bicycle Heaven

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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 13th (Wed): stroll around Rocky River Reservation, enjoy some friendly competition at Bay Lanes Bowling, then admire the masterpieces at The Cleveland Museum of Art, and finally stroll around The Mall.

To find maps, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Cleveland holiday maker .

You can drive from Pittsburgh to Cleveland in 2.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 69°F in May, and nighttime lows around 54°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Wed) so you can drive to Detroit.

Things to do in Cleveland

Parks Museums Fun & Games

Side Trip

Bay Lanes Bowling
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The Cleveland Museum of Art ©
The Cleveland Museum of Art
Bay Lanes Bowling ©
Bay Lanes Bowling
Rocky River Reservation ©
Rocky River Reservation

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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 14th (Thu), explore the world behind art at Detroit Institute of Arts, then contemplate the long history of Motown Museum, then examine the collection at The Henry Ford, and finally examine the collection at Greenfield Village.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Detroit vacation planner .

Getting from Cleveland to Detroit by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: do a combination of train and bus; or do a combination of flight and bus. In May, daily temperatures in Detroit can reach 71°F, while at night they dip to 51°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Thu) early enough to travel to Scranton.

Things to do in Detroit

Museums Historic Sites

Side Trip

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

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Scranton

Scranton ©
Scranton is the sixth-largest city in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania behind Philadelphia, Pittsburgh, Allentown, Erie and Reading. Start off your visit on the 15th (Fri): stop by Note Fragrances, then hike along Lackawanna River Heritage Trail, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Stanislaus Historical Catholic Cathedral, and finally brush up on your military savvy at Marine Corps League NE Detachment Museum.

To find maps, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Scranton trip itinerary website .

You can do a combination of flight and taxi from Detroit to Scranton in 3.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 72°F in May, and nighttime lows around 50°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Fri) early enough to drive to New York City.

Things to do in Scranton

Trails Historic Sites Parks
Highlights from your plan
Note Fragrances ©
Note Fragrances

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New York City

New York City ©
Writer Pearl Buck once called New York City “a place apart,” and this giant urban center remains unlike any other in the world.
On the 16th (Sat), pause for some photo ops at 9/11 Memorial and then stroll around Central Park. On the next day, admire the masterpieces at The Metropolitan Museum of Art, then don't miss a visit to Times Square, and then make a trip to Empire State Building.

To find photos, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the New York City route maker tool .

Traveling by car from Scranton to New York City takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train; or take a bus. In May, plan for daily highs up to 69°F, and evening lows to 55°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Sun) early enough to take a train to Philadelphia.

Things to do in New York City

Parks Museums Historic Sites
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Central Park ©
Central Park
Empire State Building ©
Empire State Building
The Metropolitan Museum of Art ©
The Metropolitan Museum of Art

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Philadelphia

Philadelphia ©
Steeped in cultural and historical heritage, Philadelphia is known as the birthplace of U.S.
Kick off your visit on the 18th (Mon): appreciate the history behind Liberty Bell Center, then get a sense of history and politics at Independence Hall, then take an in-depth tour of Eastern State Penitentiary, and finally stroll around Wissahickon Valley Park.

To see reviews, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Philadelphia sightseeing website .

Traveling by train from New York City to Philadelphia takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. May in Philadelphia sees daily highs of 74°F and lows of 56°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Mon) early enough to take a train to Washington DC.

Things to do in Philadelphia

Parks Historic Sites Museums
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Wissahickon Valley Park ©
Wissahickon Valley Park
Independence Hall ©
Independence Hall
Eastern State Penitentiary ©
Eastern State Penitentiary

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Washington DC

Washington DC ©
The capital of the United States, the District of Columbia contains the lion's share of the country's most treasured monuments, memorials, and public museums.
Kick off your visit on the 19th (Tue): admire the masterpieces at National Gallery of Art, then see the interesting displays at National Air and Space Museum, and then contemplate the waterfront views at Tidal Basin.

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You can take a train from Philadelphia to Washington DC in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In May in Washington DC, expect temperatures between 76°F during the day and 58°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Tue) early enough to travel to Boston.

Things to do in Washington DC

Museums Nature Parks
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National Air and Space Museum ©
National Air and Space Museum
National Gallery of Art ©
National Gallery of Art
Tidal Basin ©
Tidal Basin

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Boston

Boston ©
Rich in museums, restaurants, shops, and historical sites, Boston attracts over 16 million visitors each year. New England's largest and most influential city, Boston ranks among the world's major centers of education and culture.
Start off your visit on the 20th (Wed): contemplate the long history of Granary Burying Ground, admire the natural beauty at Boston Public Garden, then explore the world behind art at Museum of Fine Arts, and finally stroll the grounds of Mount Auburn Cemetery.

To see reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Boston visit website .

You can fly from Washington DC to Boston in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. In May, Boston is little chillier than Washington DC - with highs of 67°F and lows of 50°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Wed) early enough to travel to Chicago.

Things to do in Boston

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trip

Mount Auburn Cemetery
Highlights from your plan
Museum of Fine Arts ©
Museum of Fine Arts
Boston Public Garden ©
Boston Public Garden
Mount Auburn Cemetery ©
Mount Auburn Cemetery

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Chicago

Chicago ©
A huge and vibrant city, Chicago is home to top-notch theaters, shops, museums, galleries, and restaurants.
Kick off your visit on the 21st (Thu): get curious at Museum of Science and Industry, then meet the residents at Shedd Aquarium, and then explore the world behind art at The Art Institute of Chicago.

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Traveling by flight from Boston to Chicago takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Boston to Chicago. May in Chicago sees daily highs of 71°F and lows of 52°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Thu) so you can go by car to Indianapolis.

Things to do in Chicago

Museums Childrens Museums Zoos & Aquariums
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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

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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 22nd (Fri), test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms, explore the engaging exhibits at Children's Museum of Indianapolis, then explore the galleries of Indianapolis Motor Speedway Museum, and finally have some family-friendly fun at Ragnarok Axe Throwing.

To see other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, read Indianapolis online holiday maker .

Drive from Chicago to Indianapolis in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. Traveling from Chicago to Indianapolis, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. In May, plan for daily highs up to 73°F, and evening lows to 54°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Cincinnati.

Things to do in Indianapolis

Museums Fun & Games Childrens Museums
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Children's Museum of Indianapolis ©
Children's Museum of Indianapolis
Room Escape Games
Indianapolis Motor Speedway Museum ©

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Cincinnati

Cincinnati ©
Situated on the north bank of the Ohio River, Cincinnati distinguished itself as the only U.S.
Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Sat): stroll around Smale Riverfront Park, then stroll the grounds of Spring Grove Cemetery & Arboretum, and then partake in some friendly competition at Houdini's Room Escape.

To see other places to visit, ratings, photos, and tourist information, read Cincinnati trip planner .

You can drive from Indianapolis to Cincinnati in 2 hours. Another option is to take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 75°F in May, and nighttime lows around 53°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Sat) early enough to catcht the bus back home.

Things to do in Cincinnati

Parks Wildlife Historic Sites
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Houdini's Room Escape ©
Houdini's Room Escape
Smale Riverfront Park ©
Smale Riverfront Park
Spring Grove Cemetery & Arboretum ©
Spring Grove Cemetery & Arboretum

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