16 days in United States Itinerary

16 days in United States Itinerary

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16 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Orlando
Drive:  1​h 45​min
1
Palm Bay
— 2 nights
Fly:  9​h 15​min
2
Rapid City
— 1 night
3
Minneapolis
— 2 nights
4
Cleveland
— 3 nights
5
Cincinnati
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h
6
Charlotte
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 30​min
7
Asheville
— 2 nights
+3
Drive + Fly + taxi + train:  6​h
End: Orlando

2
nights
Palm Bay

Palm Bay ©
Palm Bay is a city in Brevard County, Florida. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Palm Bay: Fishing Charters & Tours (in Port Canaveral) and Titusville (Valiant Air Command Warbird Museum & NASA Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex). The adventure continues: kick back and relax at Bicentennial Beach Park, let little ones run wild at Gleason Park, and trek along Palm Bay Regional Park.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Palm Bay day trip planning website .

Orlando to Palm Bay is an approximately 1.5-hour car ride. In December, daily temperatures in Palm Bay can reach 78°F, while at night they dip to 61°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Sun) early enough to travel to Rapid City.

Things to do in Palm Bay

Outdoors Parks Museums

Side Trips

Indian Harbour Beach, Titusville, Fishing Charters & Tours
Highlights from your plan
Valiant Air Command Warbird Museum ©
Valiant Air Command Warbird Museum
Fishing Charters & Tours

1
night
Rapid City

Rapid City ©
South Dakota's second-largest city, Rapid City has for many years served as a gateway to the West.
Kick off your visit on the 24th (Mon): immerse yourself in nature at Custer State Park, then take in the exciting artwork at Art Expressions, then explore and take pictures at Iron Mountain Road, and finally take an in-depth tour of Civilian Conservation Corps Museum of South Dakota. On the 25th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: view the masterpieces at Insideout, take in the dramatic natural features at Needles Eye Tunnel, then contemplate the waterfront views at Sylvan Lake, and finally pause for some photo ops at Mount Rushmore National Memorial.

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The Route module can help you plan travel from Palm Bay to Rapid City. You'll gain 2 hours traveling from Palm Bay to Rapid City due to the time zone difference. Prepare for much colder weather when traveling from Palm Bay in December: high temperatures in Rapid City hover around 35°F and lows are around 16°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Minneapolis.

Things to do in Rapid City

Parks Nature Museums

Side Trips

Custer, Hill City, Mount Rushmore National Memorial
Highlights from your plan
Mount Rushmore National Memorial ©
Mount Rushmore National Memorial
Custer State Park ©
Custer State Park
Needles Eye Tunnel ©
Needles Eye Tunnel

2
nights
Minneapolis

Minneapolis ©
Located on both banks of the Mississippi River, Minneapolis salutes the state's love of the outdoors with numerous lakes, wetlands, creeks, and waterfalls--many connected to one another by a national scenic byway great for sightseeing.
Kick off your visit on the 26th (Wed): test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms, explore the activities along Lake of the Isles, then explore the world behind art at Minneapolis Institute of Art, and finally appreciate the history behind Minnesota Vietnam Veterans' Memorial. On the 27th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore the activities along Chain of Lakes, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Central Park Ice Skating Trail, and then admire the natural beauty at Minnesota Landscape Arboretum.

For more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Minneapolis trip maker website .

Getting from Rapid City to Minneapolis by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Rapid City to Minneapolis, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Rapid City in December, you will find days in Minneapolis are little chillier (28°F), and nights are about the same (16°F). Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Thu) early enough to travel to Cleveland.

Things to do in Minneapolis

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Central Park Ice Skating Trail, Minnesota Vietnam Veterans' Memorial, Minnesota Landscape Arboretum
Highlights from your plan
Chain of Lakes ©
Chain of Lakes
Minneapolis Institute of Art ©
Minneapolis Institute of Art
Minnesota Landscape Arboretum
Minnesota Landscape Arboretum

3
nights
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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Cleveland: Girdled Road Reservation (in Concord), The Upton House (in Warren) and Fellows Riverside Gardens (in Youngstown). There's lots more to do: explore the world behind art at The Cleveland Museum of Art, see the interesting displays at Rock & Roll Hall of Fame, look for all kinds of wild species at F.A. Seiberling Nature Realm, and stroll through Cleveland Metroparks.

To see reviews, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Cleveland road trip site .

You can fly from Minneapolis to Cleveland in 4 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Minneapolis to Cleveland is 1 hour. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Minneapolis in December; daily highs in Cleveland reach 42°F and lows reach 31°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Sun) early enough to travel to Cincinnati.

Things to do in Cleveland

Parks Museums Outdoors

Side Trips

Tallmadge Church Historic Site, Fellows Riverside Gardens, F.A. Seiberling Nature Realm, Bay Lanes Bowling, Girdled Road Reservation
Highlights from your plan
The Cleveland Museum of Art ©
The Cleveland Museum of Art
Bay Lanes Bowling ©
Bay Lanes Bowling
Cleveland Metroparks ©
Cleveland Metroparks

3
nights
Cincinnati

Cincinnati ©
Situated on the north bank of the Ohio River, Cincinnati distinguished itself as the only U.S.
Venture out of the city with trips to Dayton (National Museum of the U.S. Air Force & Carillon Historical Park) and Miami Valley Gaming (in Lebanon). There's much more to do: test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms, learn the secrets of beer at a beer tour and tasting, try to win big at JACK Cincinnati Casino, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Cathedral Basilica of the Assumption.

To find maps, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Cincinnati day trip planning site .

Traveling by flight from Cleveland to Cincinnati takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In December in Cincinnati, expect temperatures between 45°F during the day and 29°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Wed) early enough to travel to Charlotte.

Things to do in Cincinnati

Historic Sites Fun & Games Parks

Side Trips

Dayton, Miami Valley Gaming
Highlights from your plan
National Museum of the U.S. Air Force ©
Room Escape Games
Spring Grove Cemetery & Arboretum ©
Spring Grove Cemetery & Arboretum

1
night
Charlotte

A rapidly growing city in central North Carolina, Charlotte is the state's largest urban center and a major regional hub for finance, industry, technology, and entertainment.
Start off your visit on the 3rd (Thu): head outdoors with The Green, then stroll through Buzzard Rock Trail, and then test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms.

To see reviews, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Charlotte day trip app .

You can fly from Cincinnati to Charlotte in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. Traveling from Cincinnati in January, things will get somewhat warmer in Charlotte: highs are around 52°F and lows about 30°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Thu) early enough to drive to Asheville.

Things to do in Charlotte

Outdoors Parks Trails

Side Trip

Buzzard Rock Trail
Highlights from your plan
Room Escape Games

2
nights
Asheville

Asheville ©
Asheville nestles between two major mountain ranges in the scenic western section of North Carolina.
Start off your visit on the 4th (Fri): don't miss a visit to Brinegar Cabin, indulge your thirst for a good beer at New Belgium Brewing Company, then view the masterpieces at Philip DeAngelo Studio, then do a tasting at Biltmore Estate, and finally take in the exciting artwork at St.Claire Art. Keep things going the next day: indulge your taste buds at Food & Drink and then indulge in some culinary diversions at a local gastronomic tour.

For where to stay, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Asheville day trip site .

You can drive from Charlotte to Asheville in 2.5 hours. Other options are to fly; or do a combination of flight and car. While traveling from Charlotte, expect little chillier days and about the same nights in Asheville, ranging from highs of 47°F to lows of 27°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Asheville

Tours Museums Shopping
Highlights from your plan
Biltmore ©
Biltmore
Food Tours
Beer Tastings & Tours

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