23 days in United States Itinerary

23 days in United States Itinerary

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23 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Brussels
Fly:  12​h 30​min
1
Detroit
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h
2
Cleveland
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
3
Pittsburgh
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
4
Columbus
— 2 nights
bus:  1​h 45​min
5
Cincinnati
— 2 nights
Drive:  45​min
6
Petersburg
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 15​min
7
Indianapolis
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h 15​min
8
Saint Louis
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 45​min
9
Nauvoo
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h
10
Utica
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 45​min
11
Chicago
— 2 nights
train:  1​h 30​min
12
Milwaukee
— 2 nights
bus + Fly:  12​h 15​min
End: Brussels

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.
Start off your visit on the 18th (Sat): take in the exciting artwork at Scarab Club and then contemplate the long history of Motown Museum.

For maps, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Detroit online journey planner .

Brussels, Belgium to Detroit is an approximately 12.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of train, flight, and bus. The time zone changes from Central European Time (CET) to Eastern Standard Time (EST), which is usually a -6 hour difference. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Brussels in May, with highs in Detroit at 25°C and lows at 12°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Sun) so you can drive to Cleveland.

Things to do in Detroit

Museums Shopping Historic Sites

Side Trip

Dearborn
Highlights from your plan
Detroit Institute of Arts ©
Detroit Institute of Arts
Greenfield Village ©
Greenfield Village
Motown Museum ©
Motown Museum

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.
Do some cultural sightseeing at A Christmas Story House and Rock & Roll Hall of Fame. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Coblentz Chocolate Company and Walnut Creek Antique Mall. Change things up with a short trip to Studio Arts & Glass in North Canton (about 1h 05 min away). And it doesn't end there: explore the different monuments and memorials at Lake View Cemetery, take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Paul Greek Orthodox Church, take a stroll around Cleveland History Center, and admire all the interesting features of Progressive Field.

To find maps, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Cleveland day trip app .

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. Expect a daytime high around 24°C in May, and nighttime lows around 14°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Wed) so you can drive to Pittsburgh.

Things to do in Cleveland

Museums Shopping Historic Sites

Side Trips

Walnut Creek, St. Paul Greek Orthodox Church, Studio Arts & Glass
Highlights from your plan
A Christmas Story House ©
A Christmas Story House
Lake View Cemetery ©
Lake View Cemetery
The Cleveland Museum of Art ©
The Cleveland Museum of Art

2
nights
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.
Start off your visit on the 23rd (Thu): get engrossed in the history at Senator John Heinz History Center, then get a new perspective on nature at Carnegie Museum of Natural History, and then take an in-depth tour of Cathedral of Learning. On the next day, admire the majestic nature at Point State Park, explore the world behind art at Andy Warhol Museum, then view the masterpieces at The Society for Contemporary Craft, and finally take a stroll through The Strip District.

To find where to stay, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Pittsburgh online journey planner .

You can drive from Cleveland to Pittsburgh in 2.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. May in Pittsburgh sees daily highs of 26°C and lows of 13°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Fri) early enough to drive to Columbus.

Things to do in Pittsburgh

Museums Parks Neighborhoods
Highlights from your plan
Senator John Heinz History Center ©
Senator John Heinz History Center
Carnegie Museum of Natural History ©
Carnegie Museum of Natural History
Cathedral of Learning ©
Cathedral of Learning

2
nights
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 25th (Sat), admire the sheer force of Hayden Falls Park, then meet the residents at Columbus Zoo, then take in nature's colorful creations at Franklin Park Conservatory and Botanical Gardens, and finally view the masterpieces at Ohio Arts Council's Riffe Gallery. Here are some ideas for day two: browse the eclectic array of goods at North Market Farmer's Market, admire the masterpieces at Decorative Arts Center of Ohio, and then get interesting insight from Tours.

To find ratings, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Columbus itinerary builder .

Drive from Pittsburgh to Columbus in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. In May in Columbus, expect temperatures between 27°C during the day and 14°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Sun) to allow enough time to take a bus to Cincinnati.

Things to do in Columbus

Parks Shopping Museums

Side Trips

Zipline, Decorative Arts Center of Ohio, Columbus Zoo and Aquarium
Highlights from your plan
Zipline
North Market Farmer's Market ©
North Market Farmer's Market

2
nights
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 27th (Mon): hunt for treasures at Jungle Jim's International Market, pick up a one of a kind souvenir at Ohio Valley Antique Mall, and then stroll the grounds of Spring Grove Cemetery & Arboretum. On your second day here, get a new perspective on nature at Cincinnati Museum Center, then take an in-depth tour of National Underground Railroad Freedom Center, then admire all the interesting features of Great American Ball Park, and finally stop by Batsakes Hat Shop.

For traveler tips, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, read Cincinnati visit planner.

Getting from Columbus to Cincinnati by bus takes about 2 hours. Other options: drive. In May, daytime highs in Cincinnati are 28°C, while nighttime lows are 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Petersburg.

Things to do in Cincinnati

Shopping Museums Parks

Side Trip

Fairfield
Highlights from your plan
Spring Grove Cemetery & Arboretum ©
Spring Grove Cemetery & Arboretum
Jungle Jim's International Market ©
Jungle Jim's International Market
Cincinnati Museum Center ©
Cincinnati Museum Center

1
night
Petersburg

Petersburg
On the 29th (Wed), identify plant and animal life at Red Wolf Sanctuary, learn more about the world around you at Ohio County Historical Society Museum, and then examine the collection at Creation Museum.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Petersburg trip planner .

You can drive from Cincinnati to Petersburg in an hour. In May, daily temperatures in Petersburg can reach 28°C, while at night they dip to 14°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Wed) so you can travel to Indianapolis.

Things to do in Petersburg

Museums Parks Wildlife

Side Trip

Rising Sun
Highlights from your plan
Creation Museum
Creation Museum
Ohio County Historical Society Museum ©
Red Wolf Sanctuary ©
Red Wolf Sanctuary

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.
Start off your visit on the 30th (Thu): explore and take pictures at Indianapolis Museum of Art, then bet on your favorite at Indianapolis Motor Speedway Museum, and then get into the urban bustle at Central Library. Keep things going the next day: examine the collection at The Eiteljorg Museum, then stop by Greenfield Chocolates, then learn about all things military at Atterbury-Bakalar Air Museum, and finally browse for treasures at Exit 76 Antique Mall.

To see reviews, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Indianapolis day trip planner.

Getting from Petersburg to Indianapolis by car takes about 2 hours. In May, plan for daily highs up to 26°C, and evening lows to 14°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Fri) early enough to drive to Saint Louis.

Things to do in Indianapolis

Museums Parks Shopping

Side Trips

Atterbury-Bakalar Air Museum, Exit 76 Antique Mall, Greenfield Chocolates
Highlights from your plan
Indianapolis Museum of Art ©
Indianapolis Museum of Art
Indianapolis Motor Speedway Museum ©
The Eiteljorg Museum ©
The Eiteljorg Museum

2
nights
Saint Louis

Saint Louis ©
Test the local claim that Saint Louis is second only to Washington, D.C.
On the 1st (Sat), get engrossed in the history at Missouri History Museum, explore the world behind art at Saint Louis Art Museum, then get to know the fascinating history of St. Charles Historic District, and finally explore the engaging exhibits at The Magic House. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: pause for some serene contemplation at Cathedral Basilica of Saint Louis, engage your brain at Saint Louis Science Center, and then contemplate the long history of Cahokia Mounds State Historic Site.

For where to stay, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, read our Saint Louis itinerary planning site .

You can drive from Indianapolis to Saint Louis in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Indianapolis to Saint Louis due to the time zone difference. In May, plan for daily highs up to 29°C, and evening lows to 16°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Nauvoo.

Things to do in Saint Louis

Museums Childrens Museums Historic Sites

Side Trips

Cahokia Mounds State Historic Site, St. Charles Historic District
Highlights from your plan
Saint Louis Art Museum ©
Saint Louis Art Museum
Cathedral Basilica of Saint Louis ©
Cathedral Basilica of Saint Louis
Cahokia Mounds State Historic Site ©

1
night
Nauvoo

Nauvoo ©
Nauvoo is a small city in Hancock County, Illinois, United States, on the Mississippi River near Fort Madison, Iowa. Start off your visit on the 3rd (Mon): take in the spiritual surroundings of Nauvoo Temple, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Nauvoo State Park, then make a trip to Brigham Young Home, and finally contemplate the long history of Historic Nauvoo.

To see traveler tips, photos, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Nauvoo holiday site .

Drive from Saint Louis to Nauvoo in 3.5 hours. In June, daily temperatures in Nauvoo can reach 33°C, while at night they dip to 20°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Mon) so you can travel to Utica.

Things to do in Nauvoo

Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Historic Nauvoo ©
Historic Nauvoo
Nauvoo State Park ©
Nauvoo State Park
Nauvoo Temple ©
Nauvoo Temple

1
night
Utica

Utica ©
North Utica, often known as Utica, is a village in Utica Township, LaSalle County, Illinois. Kick off your visit on the 4th (Tue): get engrossed in the history at Hegeler Carus Mansion, admire the majestic nature at Matthiessen State Park, and then hike along Starved Rock State Park.

To find photos, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Utica online trip itinerary maker .

Getting from Nauvoo to Utica by car takes about 3 hours. Expect a daytime high around 32°C in June, and nighttime lows around 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Chicago.

Things to do in Utica

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trip

Hegeler Carus Mansion
Highlights from your plan
Starved Rock State Park ©
Starved Rock State Park
Matthiessen State Park ©
Matthiessen State Park
Hegeler Carus Mansion ©
Hegeler Carus Mansion

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nights
Chicago

Chicago ©
A huge and vibrant city, Chicago is home to top-notch theaters, shops, museums, galleries, and restaurants.
On the 5th (Wed), take a stroll through The Magnificent Mile, explore the world behind art at The Art Institute of Chicago, then pause for some photo ops at Cloud Gate, and finally explore and take pictures at Millennium Park. Keep things going the next day: engage your brain at Museum of Science and Industry, see the interesting displays at The Field Museum, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Fourth Presbyterian Church.

Take the guesswork out of planning a Chicago vacation by using our trip itinerary maker.

You can drive from Utica to Chicago in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus; or do a combination of taxi and train. In June, plan for daily highs up to 32°C, and evening lows to 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Thu) to allow enough time to take a train to Milwaukee.

Things to do in Chicago

Museums Childrens Museums Shopping
Highlights from your plan
The Art Institute of Chicago ©
The Art Institute of Chicago
Field Museum ©
Field Museum
Museum of Science and Industry ©
Museum of Science and Industry

2
nights
Milwaukee

Milwaukee ©
Milwaukee boasts well-preserved historical districts with a rich European past and a strong beer-brewing tradition.
Start off your visit on the 7th (Fri): take a stroll through Historic Third Ward, explore the world behind art at Milwaukee Art Museum, then get engrossed in the history at War Memorial Center, and finally browse the eclectic array of goods at Milwaukee Public Market. On the 8th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: learn more about the world around you at Milwaukee Public Museum, take in the spiritual surroundings of Basilica of St. Josaphat, then view the masterpieces at Cedarburg Art Museum, and finally contemplate the long history of Cedar Creek Settlement.

To see reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Milwaukee day trip planning website .

Traveling by train from Chicago to Milwaukee takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Chicago in June, things will get slightly colder in Milwaukee: highs are around 28°C and lows about 17°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Milwaukee

Museums Shopping Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Cedarburg
Highlights from your plan
Milwaukee Art Museum ©
Milwaukee Art Museum
Milwaukee Public Museum ©
Milwaukee Public Museum
Basilica of St. Josaphat ©
Basilica of St. Josaphat

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