30 days in Orlando & Great Lakes USA Itinerary

30 days in Orlando & Great Lakes USA Itinerary

Created using Inspirock United States vacation planner
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Orlando
— 11 nights
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Evansville
— 1 night
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Cincinnati
— 3 nights
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Columbus
— 2 nights
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South Bend
— 2 nights
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Chicago
— 5 nights
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Galena
— 1 night
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Portage
— 1 night
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Ely
— 1 night
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Minneapolis
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Orlando — 11 nights

For most people, any mention of Orlando immediately conjures up images of sprawling theme parks filled with characters plucked right out of popular animated movies.
Explore Orlando's surroundings by going to Boat Tours & Water Sports (in Saint Cloud), American Space Museum & Space Walk of Fame (in Titusville) and Lake Apopka Wildlife Trail (in Apopka). Have a day of magic on the 3rd (Sun) at Walt Disney World Resort. Plan for a day of cool, family-friendly fun on the 11th (Mon) at Discovery Cove. And it doesn't end there: get in on the family fun at Universal Orlando Resort, discover the magic at Disney’s Hollywood Studios, admire the masterpieces at Charles Hosmer Morse Museum of American Art, and browse the different shops at Disney Springs.

To see reviews, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Orlando visit planning site.

Jeddah, Saudi Arabia to Orlando is an approximately 20.5-hour flight. Traveling from Jeddah to Orlando, you'll gain 8 hours due to the time zone difference. In April, Orlando is little chillier than Jeddah - with highs of 34°C and lows of 21°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Tue) to allow time to fly to Evansville.
Theme Parks · Museums · Outdoors · Shopping
Side Trips

Evansville — 1 night

Evansville is a city in and the county seat of Vanderburgh County, Indiana, United States. On the 13th (Wed), learn about all things military at USS LST Ship Memorial and then examine the collection at Dream Car Museum.

For where to stay, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Evansville attractions planner.

You can fly from Orlando to Evansville in 4 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Central Standard Time (CST) is minus 1 hour. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from Orlando in April; daily highs in Evansville reach 23°C and lows reach 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Cincinnati.
Museums

Cincinnati — 3 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.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Cincinnati: Dayton (Carillon Historical Park & National Museum of the US Air Force). There's lots more to do: learn insider's secrets on Cincy Brew Bus, stroll the grounds of Spring Grove Cemetery & Arboretum, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cathedral Basilica of the Assumption, and stroll around Smale Riverfront Park.

To find reviews, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, use the Cincinnati day trip planner.

You can drive from Evansville to Cincinnati in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. Traveling from Evansville to Cincinnati, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. April in Cincinnati sees daily highs of 22°C and lows of 7°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Columbus.
Historic Sites · Parks · Breweries & Distilleries · Wineries
Side Trip

Columbus — 2 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.
Start off your visit on the 17th (Sun): admire the natural beauty at Inniswood Metro Gardens, then take in nature's colorful creations at Kelton House Museum & Garden, and then examine the collection at Wagner-Hagans Auto Museum. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: admire the striking features of Ohio Statehouse, then whizz through the canopy at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks, and then pedal to the sights with Pedal Wagon Columbus.

To see ratings, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Columbus trip planner.

You can drive from Cincinnati to Columbus in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. April in Columbus sees daily highs of 20°C and lows of 7°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Mon) so you can go by car to South Bend.
Outdoors · Tours · Parks · Museums
Side Trips

South Bend — 2 nights

South Bend is a city in and the county seat of St. On the 19th (Tue), take in the spiritual surroundings of Grotto of Our Lady Lourdes, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilica of the Sacred Heart, and then take in the architecture and design of University of Notre Dame. On your second day here, tour the pleasant surroundings at Elkhart Environmental Center and then browse the exhibits of Studebaker National Museum.

To see reviews, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our South Bend trip itinerary planning site.

You can drive from Columbus to South Bend in 4.5 hours. Other options are to fly; or take a bus. In April, South Bend is slightly colder than Columbus - with highs of 17°C and lows of 3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Chicago.
Historic Sites · Parks · Wildlife · Museums
Side Trip

Chicago — 5 nights

A huge and vibrant city, Chicago is home to top-notch theaters, shops, museums, galleries, and restaurants.
Chicago is known for sightseeing, museums, and nightlife. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: explore the world behind art at The Art Institute of Chicago, get a new perspective on nature at Field Museum, get to know the resident critters at Lincoln Park Zoo, and admire the landmark architecture of Frank Lloyd Wright's Robie House.

To see photos, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Chicago road trip website.

Traveling by car from South Bend to Chicago takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from South Bend to Chicago due to the time zone difference. In April, daily temperatures in Chicago can reach 17°C, while at night they dip to 5°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Mon) so you can fly to Galena.
Museums · Parks · Childrens Museums · Zoos & Aquariums
Side Trip

Galena — 1 night

Galena is the largest city in and the county seat of Jo Daviess County, Illinois, with a population of 3,429 at the 2010 census. Kick off your visit on the 26th (Tue): appreciate the history behind Galena Veterans Memorial Park, then go on a hair-raising tour with a ghost and vampire tour, and then sample the fine beverages at Blaum Bros. Distilling Co..

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Galena trip planner.

Fly from Chicago to Galena in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In April, plan for daily highs up to 15°C, and evening lows to 2°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Portage.
Breweries & Distilleries · Tours

Portage — 1 night

Portage is a city in and the county seat of Columbia County, Wisconsin, United States. Kick off your visit on the 27th (Wed): indulge in some personalized pampering at Spa Serenity and then immerse yourself in nature at Devil's Lake State Park.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, read Portage itinerary site.

Drive from Galena to Portage in 2.5 hours. In April in Portage, expect temperatures between 13°C during the day and 1°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Ely.
Parks · Nature · Spas
Side Trip

Ely — 1 night

Ely is a city in Saint Louis County, Minnesota, United States. On the 28th (Thu), hike along Chilly Dogs Sled Dog Trips and then get a dose of the wild on White Wilderness Sled Dog Adventures.

To find reviews, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Ely trip builder app.

Traveling by car from Portage to Ely takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight. Prepare for a bit cooler weather when traveling from Portage in April: high temperatures in Ely hover around 8°C and lows are around -5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Thu) to allow time to fly to Minneapolis.
Outdoors · Wildlife · Tours · Parks

Minneapolis — 1 night

Located on both banks of the Mississippi River, Minneapolis salutes the state's love of the outdoors with numerous lakes, wetlands, creeks, and waterfalls--many connected to one another by a national scenic byway great for sightseeing.
On the 29th (Fri), admire the masterpieces at Minneapolis Institute of Art and then admire nature's wide array of creatures at SEA LIFE at Mall of America.

To find ratings, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Minneapolis trip itinerary maker tool.

Traveling by flight from Ely to Minneapolis takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi and bus. Traveling from Ely in April, things will get a bit warmer in Minneapolis: highs are around 14°C and lows about 2°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Fri) so you can fly back home.
Parks · Museums · Zoos & Aquariums
Side Trip