29 days in United States Itinerary

29 days in United States Itinerary

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Chicago
— 5 nights
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Indianapolis
— 1 night
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Louisville
— 4 nights
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Cincinnati
— 2 nights
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Columbus
— 3 nights
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Pittsburgh
— 4 nights
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Cleveland
— 4 nights
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Detroit
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Chicago — 5 nights

A huge and vibrant city, Chicago is home to top-notch theaters, shops, museums, galleries, and restaurants.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at The Art Institute of Chicago and The Magnificent Mile. Head to Ernest Hemingway Birthplace and The 900 Shops Mallfor plenty of shopping. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Chicago: Deer Grove Forest Preserve (in Palatine) and Cantigny Park (in Wheaton). There's much more to do: get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports, admire the landmark architecture of Frank Lloyd Wright Home and Studio, take in the spiritual surroundings of Fourth Presbyterian Church, and contemplate the long history of Frank Lloyd Wright's Unity Temple.

For reviews, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Chicago driving holiday planner.

Dubai, United Arab Emirates to Chicago is an approximately 16.5-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Gulf Standard Time (GST) to Central Standard Time (CST) is minus 10 hours. Traveling from Dubai in September, things will get much colder in Chicago: highs are around 30°C and lows about 19°C. On the 17th (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can fly to Indianapolis.
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Indianapolis — 1 night

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.
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Traveling by flight from Chicago to Indianapolis takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Chicago to Indianapolis. In September, daily temperatures in Indianapolis can reach 31°C, while at night they dip to 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Sun) early enough to drive to Louisville.
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Louisville — 4 nights

Kentucky’s largest city, Louisville, is best known as the home of the Kentucky Derby.
Conrad-Caldwell House Museum (Conrad's Castle) and Cave Hill Cemetery are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Visiting Louisville Mega Cavern and Mammoth Cave will get you outdoors. Change things up with these side-trips from Louisville: Mammoth Cave National Park (Fat Man's Misery, Nature & Wildlife Tours, &more). The adventure continues: bet on a winner at Churchill Downs, stroll the grounds of Zachary Taylor National Cemetery, examine the collection at Louisville Slugger Museum & Factory, and look for gifts at Art Eatables.

To see reviews, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Louisville road trip planning tool.

Getting from Indianapolis to Louisville by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a bus. In September, daytime highs in Louisville are 32°C, while nighttime lows are 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Thu) to allow time to drive to Cincinnati.
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Cincinnati — 2 nights

Situated on the north bank of the Ohio River, Cincinnati distinguished itself as the only U.S. city that left a favorable impression on one of its most famous 19th-century visitors, English author Charles Dickens.
Start off your visit on the 23rd (Fri): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cathedral Basilica of the Assumption, stroll the grounds of Spring Grove Cemetery & Arboretum, and then take a peaceful walk through Redbird Hollow Preserve. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 24th (Sat): look for all kinds of wild species at Wolf creek habitat and rescue, then explore the world behind art at Taft Museum of Art, and then look for all kinds of wild species at Cincinnati Nature Center.

To see where to stay, photos, and tourist information, use the Cincinnati trip planner.

You can drive from Louisville to Cincinnati in 2 hours. Another option is to take a bus. Traveling from Louisville in September, Cincinnati is slightly colder at night with lows of 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Columbus.
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Columbus — 3 nights

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.
National Museum of the US Air Force and Otherworld are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Step out of the city life by going to Zipline and Columbus Scuba. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Columbus: Conkles Hollow State Nature Preserve (in Rockbridge) and Carillon Historical Park (in Dayton). There's still lots to do: learn the secrets of beer at Pedal Wagon Columbus, hunt for treasures at Pearl Market, and examine the collection at Wagner-Hagans Auto Museum.

For maps, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Columbus trip site.

Getting from Cincinnati to Columbus by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a bus. In September in Columbus, expect temperatures between 30°C during the day and 17°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Pittsburgh.
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Pittsburgh — 4 nights

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.
Visit Fallingwater and Phipps Conservatory and Botanical Gardens for their historical value. Take a break from the city and head to Beechwood Farms Nature Reserve and Cheat Lake Trail. Change things up with these side-trips from Pittsburgh: Flight 93 Memorial Chapel (in Stonycreek Township) and West Virginia Penitentiary (in Moundsville). There's lots more to do: examine the collection at Bicycle Heaven, admire the majestic nature at Point State Park, get engrossed in the history at Photo Antiquities Museum of Photographic History, and explore the different monuments and memorials at Allegheny Cemetery.

For where to stay, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Pittsburgh road trip site.

Drive from Columbus to Pittsburgh in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. In September in Pittsburgh, expect temperatures between 28°C during the day and 16°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 1st (Sat) so you can go by car to Cleveland.
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Cleveland — 4 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.
Museum-lovers will appreciate Rock & Roll Hall of Fame and The Cleveland Museum of Art. Get some cultural insight at West Side Market and International Women's Air & Space Museum. Venture out of the city with trips to Chapin Forest Reservation (in Kirtland), F.A. Seiberling Nature Realm (in Akron) and Carlisle Reservation (in Lagrange). The adventure continues: look for all kinds of wild species at Castalia Quarry Reserve, hike along Maple Highlands Trail, stroll through Collier (Howard) State Nature Preserve, and explore the activities along Lake Erie Bluffs.

To see photos, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Cleveland journey builder tool.

You can drive from Pittsburgh to Cleveland in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 21°C in October, and nighttime lows around 12°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Wed) early enough to catch the flight to Detroit.
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Detroit — 4 nights

Founded in 1701 by a French explorer and adventurer, Detroit exerted a profound impact on the world for most of the 20th century.
The Ford Piquette Avenue Plant and Motown Museum are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Visit The 577 Foundation and Sweetest Heart of Mary Roman Catholic Church for their historical value. Change things up with these side-trips from Detroit: Seven Ponds Nature Center (in Dryden), West Bloomfield Woods Nature Preserve And Nature Trail (in West Bloomfield) and Oak Openings Preserve Metropark (in Toledo). The adventure continues: get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports, look for all kinds of wild species at Elizabeth Park, examine the collection at The Henry Ford, and stop by Rau's Country Store.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Detroit trip planner.

You can fly from Cleveland to Detroit in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In October in Detroit, expect temperatures between 20°C during the day and 10°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Sun) early enough to fly back home.
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United States travel guide

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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.
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