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 45​min
1
Cleveland
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 30​min
2
Pittsburgh
— 2 nights
bus:  1​h 15​min
3
Wheeling
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 15​min
4
Columbus
— 1 night
bus:  1​h 45​min
5
Cincinnati
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
6
Louisville
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h
7
Indianapolis
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 45​min
8
Terre Haute
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h
9
Saint Louis
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h 15​min
10
Chicago
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
11
Kalamazoo
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h
12
Toledo
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
13
Detroit
— 1 night
Fly + train:  12​h 30​min
End: Brussels

1
night
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 18th (Sat): take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Paul Greek Orthodox Church.

To see maps, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Cleveland trip maker app .

Brussels, Belgium to Cleveland is an approximately 13-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight. The time zone difference moving from Central European Time to Eastern Standard Time is minus 6 hours. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Brussels in May; daily highs in Cleveland reach 24°C and lows reach 14°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Pittsburgh.

Things to do in Cleveland

Museums Historic Sites

Side Trips

James A. Garfield National Historic Site, Our Lady of Lourdes Shrine, St. Paul Greek Orthodox Church
Highlights from your plan
The Cleveland Museum of Art ©
The Cleveland Museum of Art
Our Lady of Lourdes Shrine ©
Our Lady of Lourdes Shrine

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.
On the 20th (Mon), step aboard USS Requin, then examine the collection at Bicycle Heaven, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Saint Anthony Chapel, and finally take in the awesome beauty at Mount Washington. Keep things going the next day: admire the natural beauty at Phipps Conservatory and Botanical Gardens, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Heinz Memorial Chapel, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Millvale Murals of Maxo Vanka, and finally explore and take pictures at PNC Park.

For other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Pittsburgh route planner .

Traveling by car from Cleveland to Pittsburgh takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In May, daytime highs in Pittsburgh are 26°C, while nighttime lows are 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Tue) so you can drive to Wheeling.

Things to do in Pittsburgh

Historic Sites Parks Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Millvale Murals of Maxo Vanka
Highlights from your plan
Saint Anthony Chapel ©
Saint Anthony Chapel
Heinz Memorial Chapel ©
Heinz Memorial Chapel

1
night
Wheeling

Wheeling ©
Wheeling is a city in Ohio and Marshall counties in the U.S. Start off your visit on the 22nd (Wed): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Cathedral of St. Joseph, then steep yourself in history at Grave Creek Mound Archaeological Complex, then contemplate the long history of West Virginia Penitentiary, and finally examine the collection at Archive of the Afterlife: The National Museum of the Paranormal.

To find photos, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Wheeling online tour itinerary planner .

Traveling by car from Pittsburgh to Wheeling takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In May, daily temperatures in Wheeling can reach 25°C, while at night they dip to 13°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Wed) so you can go by car to Columbus.

Things to do in Wheeling

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trip

Moundsville
Highlights from your plan
West Virginia Penitentiary ©
West Virginia Penitentiary
Cathedral of St. Joseph ©
Cathedral of St. Joseph

1
night
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.
Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Thu): take in the spiritual surroundings of Greek Orthodox Cathedral, then test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms, and then have some family-friendly fun at Columbus Axe Throwing.

To find photos, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Columbus tour planner .

Getting from Wheeling to Columbus by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. In May, plan for daily highs up to 27°C, and evening lows to 14°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Thu) to allow enough time to take a bus to Cincinnati.

Things to do in Columbus

Nightlife Historic Sites Fun & Games
Highlights from your plan
Columbus Axe Throwing ©
Columbus Axe Throwing
Greek Orthodox Cathedral ©
Greek Orthodox Cathedral
Room Escape Games

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 24th (Fri): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Immaculata Church, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Cathedral Basilica of the Assumption, then stroll through Smale Riverfront Park, and finally look for all kinds of wild species at Spring Grove Cemetery & Arboretum. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: explore and take pictures at Great American Ball Park, then let the kids burn off some steam at George Rogers Clark Park, then try to win big at JACK Cincinnati Casino, and finally partake in some friendly competition at Houdini's Room Escape.

For maps, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, use the Cincinnati road trip app .

Traveling by bus from Columbus to Cincinnati takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. May in Cincinnati sees daily highs of 28°C and lows of 13°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Sat) so you can drive to Louisville.

Things to do in Cincinnati

Parks Fun & Games Historic Sites

Side Trip

George Rogers Clark Park
Highlights from your plan
Spring Grove Cemetery & Arboretum ©
Spring Grove Cemetery & Arboretum
Cathedral Basilica of the Assumption ©
Immaculata Church ©
Immaculata Church

2
nights
Louisville

Louisville ©
Kentucky’s largest city, Louisville, is best known as the home of the Kentucky Derby.
On the 26th (Sun), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cathedral of the Assumption, then examine the collection at Louisville Slugger Museum & Factory, then contemplate the long history of Conrad-Caldwell House Museum (Conrad's Castle), and finally contemplate the long history of Louisville Mega Cavern. Keep things going the next day: take in the views from The Big Four Bridge, then gain some tasty knowledge on a distillery tour, and then bet on a winner at Churchill Downs.

To see reviews, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Louisville trip itinerary planner.

You can drive from Cincinnati to Louisville in 2 hours. Another option is to take a bus. In May, plan for daily highs up to 29°C, and evening lows to 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Mon) so you can drive to Indianapolis.

Things to do in Louisville

Historic Sites Tours Museums
Highlights from your plan
Churchill Downs ©
Churchill Downs
Cathedral of the Assumption ©
Cathedral of the Assumption

1
night
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 28th (Tue), admire all the interesting features of Victory Field, then see the interesting displays 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 photos, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Indianapolis trip itinerary builder app .

You can drive from Louisville to Indianapolis in 2 hours. Another option is to take a bus. May in Indianapolis sees daily highs of 26°C and lows of 14°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Tue) early enough to travel to Terre Haute.

Things to do in Indianapolis

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

1
night
Terre Haute

Terre Haute ©
Terre Haute is a city in and the county seat of Vigo County, Indiana, United States, near the state's western border with Illinois. Kick off your visit on the 29th (Wed): steep yourself in history at Terre Haute Masonic Temple, then make a trip to Stiffy Green the Bulldog, and then stroll through Griffin Bike Park.

To see photos, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Terre Haute travel itinerary planner.

Drive from Indianapolis to Terre Haute in 1.5 hours. In May, daytime highs in Terre Haute are 28°C, while nighttime lows are 14°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Wed) early enough to travel to Saint Louis.

Things to do in Terre Haute

Parks Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Griffin Bike Park ©
Griffin Bike Park
Terre Haute Masonic Temple ©
Terre Haute Masonic Temple

2
nights
Saint Louis

Saint Louis ©
Test the local claim that Saint Louis is second only to Washington, D.C.
Kick off your visit on the 30th (Thu): admire the natural beauty at Missouri Botanical Garden, examine the collection at City Museum, then don't miss a visit to The Gateway Arch, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Cathedral Basilica of Saint Louis. On the 31st (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: meet the residents at Saint Louis Zoo, then appreciate the extensive heritage of St. Charles Historic District, and then have some family-friendly fun at Top Notch Axe Throwing St. Louis.

For more things to do, reviews, photos, and tourist information, go to the Saint Louis online road trip planner .

Traveling by car from Terre Haute to Saint Louis takes 3 hours. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Central Standard Time (CST), which is usually a -1 hour difference. In May, daily temperatures in Saint Louis can reach 29°C, while at night they dip to 16°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Fri) so you can travel to Chicago.

Things to do in Saint Louis

Parks Zoos & Aquariums Historic Sites

Side Trip

St. Charles Historic District
Highlights from your plan
Cathedral Basilica of Saint Louis ©
Cathedral Basilica of Saint Louis
Missouri Botanical Garden ©
Missouri Botanical Garden
St. Charles Historic District ©
St. Charles Historic District

3
nights
Chicago

Chicago ©
A huge and vibrant city, Chicago is home to top-notch theaters, shops, museums, galleries, and restaurants.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Millennium Park and Fourth Presbyterian Church. The adventure continues: admire the masterpieces at The Art Institute of Chicago, ponder the design of Buckingham Fountain, get curious at Museum of Science and Industry, and pause for some photo ops at Cloud Gate.

For reviews and tourist information, read our Chicago visit planner.

Traveling by flight from Saint Louis to Chicago takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from Saint Louis in May: high temperatures in Chicago hover around 25°C and lows are around 13°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Mon) early enough to travel to Kalamazoo.

Things to do in Chicago

Museums Childrens Museums Parks
Highlights from your plan
The Art Institute of Chicago ©
The Art Institute of Chicago
Fourth Presbyterian Church ©
Fourth Presbyterian Church
Millennium Park ©
Millennium Park

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nights
Kalamazoo

Kalamazoo ©
Kalamazoo is a city in the southwest region of the U.S. On the 4th (Tue), stop by Confections with Convictions, see the interesting displays at Gilmore Car Museum, then admire the natural beauty at W. K. Kellogg Manor House, and finally head outdoors with US 131 Motorsports Park. On your second day here, stroll the grounds of Mountain Home Cemetery, then enjoy the sea views from South Haven Lighthouses, and then contemplate the waterfront views at North Beach.

For more things to do, maps, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Kalamazoo online road trip planner .

Drive from Chicago to Kalamazoo in 2.5 hours. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Chicago to Kalamazoo due to the time zone difference. In June, daily temperatures in Kalamazoo can reach 31°C, while at night they dip to 17°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Wed) early enough to travel to Toledo.

Things to do in Kalamazoo

Outdoors Historic Sites Parks

Side Trips

South Haven, Hickory Corners, US 131 Motorsports Park
Highlights from your plan
US 131 Motorsports Park ©
US 131 Motorsports Park
South Haven Lighthouses ©
South Haven Lighthouses
Mountain Home Cemetery ©
Mountain Home Cemetery

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nights
Toledo

Toledo ©
Toledo is a city in and the county seat of Lucas County, Ohio, United States. Start off your visit on the 6th (Thu): identify plant and animal life at Oak Openings Preserve Metropark, then contemplate the long history of Providence Metropark, then examine the collection at Snook's Dream Cars, and finally admire all the interesting features of The 577 Foundation. Here are some ideas for day two: see the interesting displays at National Museum of the Great Lakes, contemplate the long history of Rutherford B. Hayes Presidential Library & Museums, and then explore the world behind art at Toledo Museum of Art.

To find photos, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Toledo online itinerary planner .

Getting from Kalamazoo to Toledo by car takes about 2.5 hours. In June, daily temperatures in Toledo can reach 32°C, while at night they dip to 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Detroit.

Things to do in Toledo

Museums Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

Providence Metropark, Snook's Dream Cars, Rutherford B. Hayes Presidential Library & Museums, The 577 Foundation
Highlights from your plan
Toledo Museum of Art ©
Toledo Museum of Art
Providence Metropark ©
Providence Metropark

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 8th (Sat): explore the world behind art at Detroit Institute of Arts, see the interesting displays at The Henry Ford, then examine the collection at Greenfield Village, then contemplate the long history of Motown Museum, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at St. Florian Catholic Church.

For more things to do, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Detroit road trip site .

You can drive from Toledo to Detroit in 1.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 30°C in June, and nighttime lows around 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Sat) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Detroit

Museums Historic Sites

Side Trips

Dearborn, St. Florian Catholic Church
Highlights from your plan
The Henry Ford ©
The Henry Ford
Motown Museum ©
Motown Museum
St. Florian Catholic Church ©
St. Florian Catholic Church

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