16 days in United States Itinerary

16 days in United States Itinerary

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Milwaukee — 2 nights

Milwaukee boasts well-preserved historical districts with a rich European past and a strong beer-brewing tradition.
Milwaukee is known for museums, breweries & distilleries, and historic sites. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: examine the collection at Harley-Davidson Museum, make a trip to Frank Lloyd Wright American System-Built Homes, sample the tasty concoctions at Lakefront Brewery, and admire the masterpieces at Milwaukee Art Museum.

For photos, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Milwaukee itinerary planner.

Atlanta to Milwaukee is an approximately 3.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of bus and train. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Central Standard Time (CST) is minus 1 hour. In September, Milwaukee is slightly colder than Atlanta - with highs of 74°F and lows of 58°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Chicago.
Historic Sites · Shopping · Museums · Zoos & Aquariums

Chicago — 5 nights

A huge and vibrant city, Chicago is home to top-notch theaters, shops, museums, galleries, and restaurants.
Chicago is known for sightseeing, museums, and nightlife. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: admire the masterpieces at The Art Institute of Chicago, enjoy breathtaking views from Skydeck Chicago - Willis Tower, walk around Millennium Park, and observe the fascinating underwater world at Shedd Aquarium.

To find maps, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Chicago trip planner.

Drive from Milwaukee to Chicago in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In September, daytime highs in Chicago are 78°F, while nighttime lows are 61°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Chesterton.
Parks · Museums · Childrens Museums · Zoos & Aquariums
Side Trip

Chesterton — 2 nights

Chesterton is a town in Westchester, Jackson and Liberty townships of Porter County, in the U.S. state of Indiana. Kick off your visit on the 12th (Mon): trek along Cowles Bog, then admire the majestic nature at Indiana Dunes State Park, and then do a tasting at Butler Winery. On the 13th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: try your luck at Four Winds Casino, then identify plant and animal life at Coffee Creek Watershed Preserve, and then relax in the rural setting at County Line Orchard.

To find ratings, maps, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Chesterton trip itinerary builder site.

Drive from Chicago to Chesterton in an hour. Traveling from Chicago in September, Chesterton is a bit cooler at night with lows of 55°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Grand Rapids.
Parks · Outdoors · Wildlife · Trails
Side Trips

Grand Rapids — 3 nights

The second largest city in Michigan and a hub of furniture manufacturing, Grand Rapids bears the nickname "Furniture City." However, the destination's original name came from the rapids of the Grand River that once ran through the downtown area.
On the 14th (Wed), admire the natural beauty at Frederik Meijer Gardens & Sculpture Park, then test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms, and then see the interesting displays at Gilmore Car Museum. On your second day here, see the interesting displays at Gerald R. Ford Museum, learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at John Ball Zoo, and then walk around Windmill Island Gardens.

To find reviews, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Grand Rapids travel planner.

You can drive from Chesterton to Grand Rapids in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Chesterton to Grand Rapids due to the time zone difference. In September in Grand Rapids, expect temperatures between 76°F during the day and 54°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Fri) so you can fly to Cleveland.
Parks · Museums · Zoos & Aquariums · Fun & Games
Side Trips

Cleveland — 3 nights

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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Akron (Stan Hywet Hall & Gardens & F.A. Seiberling Nature Realm) and Cedar Point (in Sandusky). There's still lots to do: see the interesting displays at Rock & Roll Hall of Fame, contemplate the long history of West Side Market, don't miss a visit to A Christmas Story House, and learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Cleveland Metroparks Zoo.

For reviews, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Cleveland online trip builder.

Fly from Grand Rapids to Cleveland in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Grand Rapids in September, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be somewhat warmer in Cleveland, with lows of 62°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Mon) so you can catch the flight back home.
Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Zoos & Aquariums
Side Trips

United States travel guide

Specialty Museums · Historic Sites · Nightlife
More than the country of car-packed streets seen in TV shows and movies, the United States of America is a complex and diverse home to over 300 million people living in a wide range of landscapes and climates. From its big-city skyscrapers to its sprawling natural parks, the country's ''melting pot'' combines many ethnic groups that share a strong sense of national identity despite their cultural differences. A country of road trips and big blue skies, the United States harbors orderly cities filled with restaurants, parks, museums, and innumerable sightseeing opportunities, as well as pristine natural areas perfect for a holiday in the great outdoors. To see as much as you can of this diverse land quickly, drive over some of the more than 6 million km (4 million mi) of highways leading through deserts, mountain peaks, fertile fields, and giant urban centers.