29 days in United States Itinerary

29 days in United States Itinerary

Created using Inspirock United States visit planner
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Chicago
— 5 nights
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South Bend
— 6 nights
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West Lafayette
— 3 nights
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Chicago
— 1 night
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Iowa City
— 5 nights
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Drive to The Eastern Iowa Airport, Fly to Baltimore/Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport, Drive to Catonsville
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Catonsville
— 5 nights
Drive to Baltimore/Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport, Fly to Bamako

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Chicago — 5 nights

Windy City

A huge and vibrant city, Chicago is home to top-notch theaters, shops, museums, galleries, and restaurants.
Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at The Magnificent Mile and Chicago Cultural Center. Museum-lovers will appreciate The Art Institute of Chicago and Field Museum. Change things up with these side-trips from Chicago: Atwater Park & Beach (in Shorewood), Wisconsin State Fair Park (in West Allis) and Hawthorn Hollow - Nature Sanctuary and Arboretum (in Kenosha). The adventure continues: engage your brain at Museum of Science and Industry, examine the collection at Oriental Institute Museum, sample the fine beverages at Whiskey Acres Distilling Co., and get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports.

To see ratings, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Chicago road trip app.

Bamako, Mali to Chicago is an approximately 25-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Bamako to Chicago is minus 6 hours. In August, plan for daily highs up to 33°C, and evening lows to 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to South Bend.
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South Bend — 6 nights

South Bend is a city in and the county seat of St. Get a sense of the local culture at Auburn Cord Duesenberg Automobile Museum and The Village at Winona. Get in touch with nature at Boat Tours & Water Sports and Oval Beach. You'll find plenty of places to visit near South Bend: Markle Exit 86 Antique Mall (in Markle), South Haven (North Beach & Kal Haven Trail) and Water Street Gallery (in Douglas). The adventure continues: indulge your thirst for a good beer at Bell's Comstock Brewery, indulge your senses at some of the top wineries in the area, stroll through RedBud Motocross, and explore the landscape on two wheels at Lake Wobegon Trail.

For where to stay, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read South Bend road trip tool.

You can drive from Chicago to South Bend in 2 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Chicago to South Bend due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Chicago in August, expect slightly colder with lows of 19°C in South Bend. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Sun) to allow time to drive to West Lafayette.
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West Lafayette — 3 nights

West Lafayette is a city in Wabash Township, Tippecanoe County, Indiana, United States, about 65mi northwest of the state capital of Indianapolis and 103mi southeast of Chicago. Museum-lovers will get to explore Ernie Pyle World War II Museum and Periodic Museum of the Elements. Get in touch with nature at Shades State Park and Lilly Nature Center. Get out of town with these interesting West Lafayette side-trips: Nickel Plate Trail (in Peru), The Monon Connection Museum (in Monon) and Carpenter Creek Cellars (in Remington). There's still lots to do: immerse yourself in nature at Turkey Run State Park, take in the exciting artwork at Covered Bridge Art Association Gallery, and identify plant and animal life at Raccoon Lake State Recreation Area.

Plan my day in West Lafayette using traveler tips and tourist information provided by Inspirock.

Traveling by car from South Bend to West Lafayette takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. August in West Lafayette sees daily highs of 32°C and lows of 19°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Wed) so you can drive to Chicago.
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Chicago — 1 night

Windy City

Kick off your visit on the 18th (Thu): meet the residents at Shedd Aquarium, grab your bike and head to Lakefront Trail, then take in panoramic vistas at 360 Chicago Observation Deck, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Fourth Presbyterian Church, and finally take a leisurely stroll along Navy Pier.

To see ratings, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Chicago trip website.

Getting from West Lafayette to Chicago by car takes about 2.5 hours. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time to Central Standard Time, which is usually a -1 hour difference. Traveling from West Lafayette in August, expect somewhat warmer with lows of 22°C in Chicago. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Thu) early enough to drive to Iowa City.
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Iowa City — 5 nights

Iowa City is a city in Johnson County, Iowa, United States. Do your shopping at Amana Furniture & Clock Shop and River Bend Gallery. Appreciate the collections at National Motorcycle Museum and The Old Blacksmith Shop. Get out of town with these interesting Iowa City side-trips: Julien Dubuque Monument (in Dubuque), Grant Wood Bike Trail (in Marion) and Galena (Blaum Bros. Distilling Co., Ulysses S. Grant Home, &more). There's still lots to do: learn about winemaking at Fireside Winery, steep yourself in history at Herbert Hoover National Historic Site, tee off at Amana Colonies Golf Course, and get lost in a book at Herbert Hoover Presidential Library and Museum.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Iowa City online tour planner.

Traveling by car from Chicago to Iowa City takes 3.5 hours. In August in Iowa City, expect temperatures between 32°C during the day and 20°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 23rd (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Catonsville.
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Catonsville — 5 nights

Catonsville is a census-designated place (CDP) in Baltimore County, Maryland, United States. Appreciate the collections at Benjamin Banneker Historical Park & Museum and Howard County Historical Society Museum. Step out of the city life by going to Trolley Trail 9 and Prettyboy Reservoir Park. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Catonsville: Mount Airy (Elk Run Vineyards, Black Ankle Vineyards, &more), Basignani Winery (in Sparks) and Westminster (Serpent Ridge Vineyard, Hashawha Environmental Center & Bear Branch Nature Center, &more). The adventure continues: sample the tasty concoctions at Guinness Open Gate Brewery & Barrel House, identify plant and animal life at Soldier's Delight Natural Environment Area, play a few rounds at Waverly Woods Golf Club, and stop by Frank's Produce & Greenhouses.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, read Catonsville trip itinerary planner.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Iowa City to Catonsville. The time zone changes from Central Standard Time to Eastern Standard Time, which is usually a 1 hour difference. Traveling from Iowa City in August, plan for somewhat warmer nights in Catonsville, with lows around 25°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Mon) so you can travel 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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