29 days in United States Itinerary

29 days in United States Itinerary

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29 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Doncaster
+2
train + subway + Fly:  17​h
1
Springfield
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h 45​min
2
Golconda
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h
3
Bloomington
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
4
Cincinnati
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
5
Yellow Springs
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
6
Logan
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
7
Huron
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
8
Toledo
— 2 nights
Drive:  5​h 15​min
9
Petoskey
— 2 nights
Drive + Fly:  5​h 30​min
10
Chicago
— 4 nights
+2
Fly + subway + train:  13​h 45​min
End: Doncaster

3
nights
Springfield

Springfield ©
Springfield is the capital of Illinois, but its real significance is as the hometown of Abraham Lincoln.
Step out of the city life by going to Lincoln Memorial Garden and Rock Springs Conservation Area & Nature Center. Explore Springfield's surroundings by going to Marcoot Jersey Creamery (in Greenville), Sand Creek Conservation Area (in Decatur) and Bremer Sanctuary (in Hillsboro). It doesn't end there: take an in-depth tour of Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum and identify plant and animal life at Wildlife Prairie Park.

For where to stay, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Springfield visit planning website .

Doncaster, UK to Springfield is an approximately 17-hour combination of car and flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 6 hours traveling from Doncaster to Springfield. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from Doncaster in April: highs in Springfield hover around 21°C, while lows dip to 7°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Tue) early enough to travel to Golconda.

Things to do in Springfield

Wildlife Parks Museums

Side Trips

Decatur, Marcoot Jersey Creamery, South Marcum campground, Wildlife Prairie Park, Bremer Sanctuary
Highlights from your plan
Lincoln Memorial Garden ©
Lincoln Memorial Garden
Bremer Sanctuary ©
Bremer Sanctuary

2
nights
Golconda

Golconda ©
Golconda is a city in and the county seat of Pope County, Illinois, United States, located along the Ohio River. Kick off your visit on the 8th (Wed): look for all kinds of wild species at Heron Pond-Little Black Slough Nature Preserve, then identify plant and animal life at Henry N Barkhausen Cache River Wetlands Center, and then identify plant and animal life at Garden of the Gods. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: look for all kinds of wild species at Rim Rock Recreation Trail, then admire the verdant scenery at Little Grand Canyon, and then delve into the lush surroundings at Shawnee National Forest.

To see photos, maps, and tourist information, read Golconda day trip planning tool .

Getting from Springfield to Golconda by car takes about 4 hours. In April in Golconda, expect temperatures between 24°C during the day and 9°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Bloomington.

Things to do in Golconda

Wildlife Parks Nature

Side Trips

Heron Pond-Little Black Slough Nature Preserve, Garden of the Gods, Little Grand Canyon, Shawnee National Forest, Henry N Barkhausen Cache River Wetlands Center
Highlights from your plan
Garden of the Gods ©
Garden of the Gods
Rim Rock Recreation Trail ©
Rim Rock Recreation Trail
Shawnee National Forest ©
Shawnee National Forest

3
nights
Bloomington

Bloomington ©
Bloomington is a city in and the county seat of Monroe County in the southern region of the U.S. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at By Hand Gallery and Virgil I. Gus Grissom Memorial Museum. Visiting Exotic Feline Rescue Center and Stables At French Lick will get you outdoors. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Bloomington: Hemlock Cliffs in Hoosier National Forest (in English), Raccoon Lake State Recreation Area (in Rockville) and Starve Hollow State Recreation Area (in Vallonia). There's more to do: hike along Salt Creek Trail.

For where to stay, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Bloomington trip maker website .

Getting from Golconda to Bloomington by car takes about 4 hours. The time zone changes from Central Standard Time to Eastern Standard Time, which is usually a 1 hour difference. In April, daily temperatures in Bloomington can reach 22°C, while at night they dip to 7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Cincinnati.

Things to do in Bloomington

Parks Wildlife Nature

Side Trips

Raccoon Lake State Recreation Area, Stables At French Lick, Virgil I. Gus Grissom Memorial Museum, Starve Hollow State Recreation Area, Hemlock Cliffs in Hoosier National Forest
Highlights from your plan
Exotic Feline Rescue Center ©
Exotic Feline Rescue Center
Starve Hollow State Recreation Area ©
Raccoon Lake State Recreation Area ©
Raccoon Lake State Recreation Area

3
nights
Cincinnati

Cincinnati ©
Situated on the north bank of the Ohio River, Cincinnati distinguished itself as the only U.S.
Step out of the city life by going to Spring Grove Cemetery & Arboretum and Cincinnati Nature Center. For shopping fun, head to Jungle Jim's International Market or Rookwood. Explore Cincinnati's surroundings by going to Great Miami River Trail (in Montgomery), Red Wolf Sanctuary (in Rising Sun) and The Edge of Appalachia Preserve System (in West Union). There's still lots to do: delve into the lush surroundings at Redbird Hollow Preserve and identify plant and animal life at Wolf creek habitat and rescue.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Cincinnati online sightseeing planner .

Getting from Bloomington to Cincinnati by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a bus. In April, plan for daily highs up to 22°C, and evening lows to 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Wed) early enough to drive to Yellow Springs.

Things to do in Cincinnati

Parks Wildlife Nature

Side Trips

Great Miami River Trail, Red Wolf Sanctuary, Cincinnati Nature Center, The Edge of Appalachia Preserve System, Jungle Jim's International Market
Highlights from your plan
Cincinnati Nature Center ©
Cincinnati Nature Center
Jungle Jim's International Market ©
Jungle Jim's International Market
Spring Grove Cemetery & Arboretum ©
Spring Grove Cemetery & Arboretum

3
nights
Yellow Springs

Yellow Springs ©
Yellow Springs is a village in Greene County, Ohio, United States. Get in touch with nature at Clifton Gorge State Nature Preserve and Lawrence Woods State Nature Preserve. Explore Yellow Springs' surroundings by going to Charleston Falls Preserve (in Tipp City), The Highlands Nature Sanctuary (in Bainbridge - Ross County) and Fort Hill State Memorial (in Hillsboro). There's more to do: examine the collection at National Museum of the US Air Force and identify plant and animal life at Cedar Bog State Nature Preserve.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Yellow Springs travel planner.

Drive from Cincinnati to Yellow Springs in 1.5 hours. In April in Yellow Springs, expect temperatures between 20°C during the day and 5°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Sat) early enough to travel to Logan.

Things to do in Yellow Springs

Wildlife Parks Trails

Side Trips

Cedar Bog State Nature Preserve, National Museum of the US Air Force, Lawrence Woods State Nature Preserve, Charleston Falls Preserve, The Highlands Nature Sanctuary
Highlights from your plan
National Museum of the US Air Force ©
Clifton Gorge State Nature Preserve ©
Charleston Falls Preserve ©
Charleston Falls Preserve

2
nights
Logan

Logan is a city in Hocking County, Ohio, United States. Start off your visit on the 19th (Sun): explore the fascinating underground world of Old Man's Cave, then identify plant and animal life at Conkles Hollow State Nature Preserve, and then get interesting insight from Tours. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 20th (Mon): Head underground at Ash Cave, then head outdoors with Jet Pack Water Adventure, and then explore the landscape on two wheels at Hockhocking Adena bikeway.

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

You can drive from Yellow Springs to Logan in 2 hours. April in Logan sees daily highs of 21°C and lows of 5°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Mon) early enough to travel to Huron.

Things to do in Logan

Parks Outdoors Trails

Side Trips

Rockbridge, Hockhocking Adena bikeway, Jet Pack Water Adventure
Highlights from your plan
Zipline
Conkles Hollow State Nature Preserve ©
Ash Cave ©
Ash Cave

3
nights
Huron

Huron ©
Huron is a city in Erie County, Ohio, United States. Take a break from the city and head to Osborn Recreation Area and Back to the Wild. Venture out of the city with trips to Castalia (Castalia Quarry Reserve & Resthaven Wildlife Area) and Lakeview Park (in Lorain). There's much more to do: identify plant and animal life at Old Woman Creek State Nature Preserve, take a peaceful walk through James H. McBride Arboretum, and stop by Brummer's Chocolates.

To find out how to plan a trip to Huron, use our trip itinerary maker.

Traveling by car from Logan to Huron takes 3 hours. Expect slightly colder weather when traveling from Logan in April: highs in Huron hover around 17°C, while lows dip to 5°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Thu) so you can go by car to Toledo.

Things to do in Huron

Parks Wildlife Outdoors

Side Trips

Castalia, Lakeview Park, Brummer's Chocolates
Highlights from your plan
James H. McBride Arboretum ©
James H. McBride Arboretum
Lakeview Park ©
Lakeview Park
Sheldon Marsh State Nature Preserve ©

2
nights
Toledo

Toledo ©
Toledo is a city in and the county seat of Lucas County, Ohio, United States. Start off your visit on the 24th (Fri): identify plant and animal life at Ottawa National Wildlife Refuge, then identify plant and animal life at Magee Marsh Wildlife Area, and then stroll around Oak Openings Preserve Metropark. Keep things going the next day: look for gifts at Silver Bells Christmas Shoppe, look for all kinds of wild species at Crosswinds Marsh, then pick up some local products at Ciolinos, and finally stroll through The 577 Foundation.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Toledo online trip planner .

You can drive from Huron to Toledo in 1.5 hours. In April in Toledo, expect temperatures between 17°C during the day and 4°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Petoskey.

Things to do in Toledo

Wildlife Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

Oak Harbor, Ciolinos, The 577 Foundation, Silver Bells Christmas Shoppe, Crosswinds Marsh
Highlights from your plan
Oak Openings Preserve Metropark ©
Oak Openings Preserve Metropark
Magee Marsh Wildlife Area ©
Magee Marsh Wildlife Area
Crosswinds Marsh ©
Crosswinds Marsh

2
nights
Petoskey

Petoskey ©
Petoskey is a city and coastal resort community in the U.S. Start off your visit on the 26th (Sun): identify plant and animal life at Avalanche Preserve Recreation Area, fly down the slopes at Aspen Park, and then fly down the slopes at Tommy's Ski and Wake School. Keep things going the next day: contemplate the waterfront views at Nancy Dagwell Campbell Park, identify plant and animal life at The Oden State Fish Hatchery, then look for all kinds of wild species at Thorne Swift Nature Preserve, and finally enjoy the sand and surf at Depot Beach.

For photos, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Petoskey road trip website .

Getting from Toledo to Petoskey by car takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and flight; or take a bus. Prepare for a bit cooler weather when traveling from Toledo in April: high temperatures in Petoskey hover around 9°C and lows are around -1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Mon) early enough to travel to Chicago.

Things to do in Petoskey

Parks Wildlife Outdoors

Side Trips

Nancy Dagwell Campbell Park, Aspen Park, Thorne Swift Nature Preserve, Depot Beach, Avalanche Preserve Recreation Area
Highlights from your plan
Aspen Park ©
Aspen Park
Thorne Swift Nature Preserve ©
Thorne Swift Nature Preserve

4
nights
Chicago

Chicago ©
A huge and vibrant city, Chicago is home to top-notch theaters, shops, museums, galleries, and restaurants.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like The Art Institute of Chicago and Field Museum. Do your shopping at The Magnificent Mile and Chicago Cultural Center. Get out of town with these interesting Chicago side-trips: Swallow Cliff Stairs (in Palos Park), Illinois Holocaust Museum & Education Center (in Skokie) and Little Red Schoolhouse (in Willow Springs). And it doesn't end there: engage your brain at Museum of Science and Industry, stroll around Millennium Park, sample the fine beverages at Whiskey Acres Distilling Co., and stop by Kernel's Gourmet Popcorn & More.

To see ratings, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Chicago trip site .

Traveling by combination of car and flight from Petoskey to Chicago takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time to Central Standard Time, which is usually a -1 hour difference. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Petoskey in April; daily highs in Chicago reach 17°C and lows reach 5°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 1st (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Chicago

Museums Parks Shopping

Side Trips

Little Red Schoolhouse, Whiskey Acres Distilling Co., Swallow Cliff Stairs, Kernel's Gourmet Popcorn & More, Illinois Holocaust Museum & Education Center
Highlights from your plan
The Magnificent Mile ©
The Magnificent Mile
The Art Institute of Chicago ©
The Art Institute of Chicago
Field Museum ©
Field Museum

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