17 days in United States Itinerary

17 days in United States Itinerary

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17 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Vancouver
Fly:  8​h 15​min
1
Detroit
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h
2
Cleveland
— 3 nights
Drive:  5​h 30​min
3
Indianapolis
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
4
Chicago
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
5
Wisconsin Dells
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h 45​min
6
Minneapolis
— 3 nights
Fly:  6​h 45​min
End: Vancouver

2
nights
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 10th (Fri), explore the galleries of Motown Museum, see the interesting displays at Greenfield Village, then examine the collection at The Henry Ford, and finally admire the masterpieces at Detroit Institute of Arts. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 11th (Sat): steep yourself in history at The Ford Piquette Avenue Plant, put a fun spin on your tour with Decode Ann Arbor, and then make a splash at Seymour Lake Township Park.

For where to stay, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Detroit trip planner .

Vancouver, Canada to Detroit is an approximately 8.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. Traveling from Vancouver to Detroit, you'll lose 3 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Vancouver in July, expect Detroit to be a bit warmer, temps between 32°C and 21°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Cleveland.

Things to do in Detroit

Museums Historic Sites Theme Parks

Side Trips

Dearborn, Decode Ann Arbor, Seymour Lake Township Park
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The Henry Ford ©
The Henry Ford
Seymour Lake Township Park ©
Seymour Lake Township Park
Greenfield Village ©
Greenfield Village

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.
You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Cedar Point and Huntington Beach. There's much more to do: see the interesting displays at Rock & Roll Hall of Fame, perfect your strike at Bay Lanes Bowling, explore the world behind art at The Cleveland Museum of Art, and learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Cleveland Metroparks Zoo.

To find where to stay, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Cleveland trip planner .

You can drive from Detroit to Cleveland in 3 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus and train; or do a combination of bus and flight. In July, daily temperatures in Cleveland can reach 30°C, while at night they dip to 23°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Indianapolis.

Things to do in Cleveland

Parks Museums Outdoors

Side Trips

Bay Village, Cedar Point, Fellows Riverside Gardens
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Bay Lanes Bowling ©
Bay Lanes Bowling
Cedar Point ©
Cedar Point
Cleveland Metroparks Zoo ©
Cleveland Metroparks Zoo

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 15th (Wed): admire nature's wide array of creatures at Indianapolis Zoo and then contemplate the long history of Conner Prairie. On the 16th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: examine the collection at Rhythm! Discovery Center, then examine the collection at Indianapolis Motor Speedway Museum, then have fun and explore at Children's Museum of Indianapolis, and finally test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms.

For more things to do, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Indianapolis trip planner .

You can drive from Cleveland to Indianapolis in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of flight and bus. In July, plan for daily highs up to 33°C, and evening lows to 21°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Thu) so you can drive to Chicago.

Things to do in Indianapolis

Museums Historic Sites Childrens Museums

Side Trip

Conner Prairie
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Children's Museum of Indianapolis ©
Children's Museum of Indianapolis
Indianapolis Zoo ©
Indianapolis Zoo
Conner Prairie ©
Conner Prairie

3
nights
Chicago

Chicago ©
A huge and vibrant city, Chicago is home to top-notch theaters, shops, museums, galleries, and restaurants.
Kids will enjoy Museum of Science and Industry and Shedd Aquarium. The adventure continues: admire the masterpieces at The Art Institute of Chicago, get a new perspective on nature at Field Museum, make a trip to Buckingham Fountain, and learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Lincoln Park Zoo.

To see photos, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Chicago tour itinerary planner .

Drive from Indianapolis to Chicago in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time to Central Standard Time is minus 1 hour. In July, plan for daily highs up to 33°C, and evening lows to 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Wisconsin Dells.

Things to do in Chicago

Museums Childrens Museums Parks

Side Trip

Frank Lloyd Wright's Unity Temple
Highlights from your plan
Museum of Science and Industry ©
Museum of Science and Industry
Shedd Aquarium ©
Shedd Aquarium
Lincoln Park Zoo ©
Lincoln Park Zoo

3
nights
Wisconsin Dells

Named after a nearby scenic gorge famous for its steep sandstone formations, Wisconsin Dells features more than 20 water parks, making it one of the most popular vacation areas in this region.
You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Zipline and Noah's Ark Water Park. Take a break from Wisconsin Dells with a short trip to Taliesin Preservation: Frank Lloyd Wright Visitor Center in Spring Green, about 1 hour away. There's much more to do: see the interesting displays at Mr Marvel's Wondertorium, learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Wisconsin Big Cat Rescue, get your game on at Laser Warfare, and test your problem-solving skills at Elusive Escape Rooms.

For photos, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Wisconsin Dells sightseeing planning tool .

Traveling by car from Chicago to Wisconsin Dells takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of flight and train. Traveling from Chicago in July, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be little chillier in Wisconsin Dells, with lows of 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Wed) so you can drive to Minneapolis.

Things to do in Wisconsin Dells

Outdoors Theme Parks Tours

Side Trips

Taliesin Preservation: Frank Lloyd Wright Visitor Center , Wisconsin Big Cat Rescue
Highlights from your plan
Zipline
Noah's Ark Water Park ©
Noah's Ark Water Park
Wisconsin Deer Park ©
Wisconsin Deer Park

3
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.
Kids will enjoy Nickelodeon Universe and FlyOver America. Get out of town with these interesting Minneapolis side-trips: Extreme Sandbox (in Hastings), Cascade Falls (in Osceola) and Crystal Cave (in Spring Valley). Next up on the itinerary: test your team's savvy at The Escape Game, enjoy some diversion at CHS Field, have some family-friendly fun at Como Park Zoo & Conservatory, and enjoy the sand and surf at Square Lake Park.

Quickly create a custom-made itinerary for Minneapolis using our trip planner.

You can drive from Wisconsin Dells to Minneapolis in 4 hours. Other options are to do a combination of train and flight; or take a bus. Traveling from Wisconsin Dells in July, plan for a bit warmer nights in Minneapolis, with lows around 21°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Minneapolis

Parks Fun & Games Outdoors

Side Trips

Bloomington, Saint Paul, Cascade Falls, Square Lake Park, Crystal Cave
Highlights from your plan
Crystal Cave ©
Crystal Cave
Nickelodeon Universe ©
Nickelodeon Universe
Como Park Zoo & Conservatory ©
Como Park Zoo & Conservatory

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