30 days in United States Itinerary

30 days in United States Itinerary

Created using Inspirock United States trip planner

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Mammoth Cave National Park
— 3 nights
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Louisville
— 2 nights
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Indianapolis
— 2 nights
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Rockbridge
— 1 night
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Pittsburgh
— 2 nights
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Cleveland
— 2 nights
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Detroit
— 1 night
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Chicago
— 6 nights
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Milwaukee
— 2 nights
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Munising
— 5 nights
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Minneapolis
— 2 nights
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Bismarck
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Mammoth Cave National Park

— 3 nights
Mammoth Caves National Park is the longest cave system in the world so far discovered.
Get in touch with nature at Mammoth Cave and Tall Man's Misery. When in Mammoth Cave National Park, make a side trip to see Bill Monroe's Home Place in Rosine, approximately Rosine away. There's much more to do: hike along Fat Man's Misery, learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Kentucky Down Under Adventure Zoo, tour the pleasant surroundings at Cedar Sink Trail, and take a memorable tour with Tours.

For where to stay, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Mammoth Cave National Park trip planner.

Nashville to Mammoth Cave National Park is an approximately 2-hour car ride. You can also do a combination of bus and taxi. In June in Mammoth Cave National Park, expect temperatures between 84°F during the day and 64°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Louisville.

Things to do in Mammoth Cave National Park

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trips

Louisville

— 2 nights

Derby City

Kentucky’s largest city, Louisville, is best known as the home of the Kentucky Derby.
Start off your visit on the 5th (Fri): see the interesting displays at Louisville Slugger Museum & Factory, admire the masterpieces at 21c Museum Hotel, then see the interesting displays at Kentucky Derby Museum, and finally try your luck at Churchill Downs. On your second day here, browse the exhibits of Conrad-Caldwell House Museum (Conrad's Castle), learn insider's secrets on a distillery tour, and then explore the different monuments and memorials at Zachary Taylor National Cemetery.

To see ratings, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Louisville itinerary website.

Drive from Mammoth Cave National Park to Louisville in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Mammoth Cave National Park to Louisville. In June, daytime highs in Louisville are 86°F, while nighttime lows are 67°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Sat) so you can go by car to Indianapolis.

Things to do in Louisville

Museums · Historic Sites · Breweries & Distilleries · Tours

Indianapolis

— 2 nights

Circle City

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.
Kick off your visit on the 7th (Sun): learn about all things military at Indiana War Memorial, then contemplate the long history of Benjamin Harrison Presidential Site, then see the interesting displays at Indianapolis Motor Speedway Museum, and finally get lost in a book at Kurt Vonnegut Museum and Library. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: admire the striking features of Scottish Rite Cathedral, explore the engaging exhibits at Children's Museum of Indianapolis, then take in nature's colorful creations at Indianapolis Museum of Art, and finally look for gifts at Rocket Fizz.

To see maps, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Indianapolis online trip maker.

Drive from Louisville to Indianapolis in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. June in Indianapolis sees daily highs of 82°F and lows of 63°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Mon) early enough to drive to Rockbridge.

Things to do in Indianapolis

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Childrens Museums

Rockbridge

— 1 night
Rockbridge is an unincorporated community in eastern Good Hope Township, Hocking County, Ohio, United States. Kick off your visit on the 9th (Tue): explore the fascinating underground world of Ash Cave, then look for all kinds of wild species at Conkles Hollow State Nature Preserve, and then take a memorable tour with Tours.

To find traveler tips, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, use the Rockbridge route maker tool.

Traveling by car from Indianapolis to Rockbridge takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi; or fly. In June, daytime highs in Rockbridge are 82°F, while nighttime lows are 61°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Pittsburgh.

Things to do in Rockbridge

Parks · Adventure · Tours · Outdoors

Side Trip

Pittsburgh

— 2 nights

City of Bridges

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.
Kick off your visit on the 10th (Wed): learn about all things military at Andrew Carnegie Free Library & Music Hall, take in nature's colorful creations at Phipps Conservatory and Botanical Gardens, then take an in-depth tour of Cathedral of Learning, and finally take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mount Washington. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 11th (Thu): explore the world behind art at The Andy Warhol Museum, take an in-depth tour of Photo Antiquities Museum of Photographic History, and then get a new perspective on nature at Carnegie Museum of Natural History.

To find where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, read our Pittsburgh day trip planner.

You can drive from Rockbridge to Pittsburgh in 3.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of taxi and bus; or fly. In June, plan for daily highs up to 79°F, and evening lows to 62°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Thu) early enough to drive to Cleveland.

Things to do in Pittsburgh

Museums · Parks · Neighborhoods · Nature

Side Trip

Cleveland

— 2 nights

Forest City

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.
On the 12th (Fri), examine the collection at Rock & Roll Hall of Fame, step aboard USS Cod Submarine Memorial, then browse the exhibits of A Christmas Story House, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at St John's Cathedral.

For where to stay, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, use the Cleveland vacation planner.

Drive from Pittsburgh to Cleveland in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 77°F in June, and nighttime lows around 64°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Detroit.

Things to do in Cleveland

Museums · Historic Sites

Detroit

— 1 night

The Motor City

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 13th (Sat): examine the collection at The Henry Ford, then see the interesting displays at Greenfield Village, then contemplate the long history of Motown Museum, and finally take in the waterfront at Detroit RiverFront. Here are some ideas for day two: pause for some serene contemplation at The Cathedral Church of St. Paul, then explore the world behind art at Detroit Institute of Arts, and then examine the collection at The Ford Piquette Avenue Plant.

To find traveler tips, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Detroit trip site.

You can drive from Cleveland to Detroit in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. June in Detroit sees daily highs of 79°F and lows of 61°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sun) so you can travel to Chicago.

Things to do in Detroit

Museums · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Chicago

— 6 nights

Windy City

A huge and vibrant city, Chicago is home to top-notch theaters, shops, museums, galleries, and restaurants.
Appreciate the collections at The Art Institute of Chicago and Field Museum. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Frank Lloyd Wright's Unity Temple and Frank Lloyd Wright Home and Studio. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Chicago: Rosewood Beach (in Highland Park), Weko Beach Park (in Bridgman) and South Bend (Grotto of Our Lady Lourdes & Basilica of the Sacred Heart). There's still lots to do: steep yourself in history at Ernest Hemingway Birthplace, get interesting insight from Tours, tour the pleasant surroundings at Millennium Park, and admire the striking features of Frank Lloyd Wright's Robie House.

To find photos, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Chicago trip planner.

You can fly from Detroit to Chicago in 4.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Central Standard Time (CST), which is usually a -1 hour difference. In June, plan for daily highs up to 81°F, and evening lows to 63°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Sat) early enough to drive to Milwaukee.

Things to do in Chicago

Historic Sites · Museums · Outdoors · Parks

Side Trips

Milwaukee

— 2 nights

Brew City

Milwaukee boasts well-preserved historical districts with a rich European past and a strong beer-brewing tradition.
Popular historic sites such as Basilica of St. Josaphat and St. Stanislaus Oratory are in your itinerary. Museum-lovers will get to explore Harley-Davidson Museum and Milwaukee Public Museum. There's lots more to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Atwater Park & Beach, explore the world behind art at Milwaukee Art Museum, contemplate the long history of North Point Water Tower, and sample the tasty concoctions at Lakefront Brewery.

To find other places to visit, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, read Milwaukee online trip itinerary builder.

Traveling by car from Chicago to Milwaukee takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Traveling from Chicago in June, expect Milwaukee to be slightly colder, temps between 76°F and 58°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Mon) early enough to go by car to Munising.

Things to do in Milwaukee

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Beaches

Side Trip

Munising

— 5 nights
Munising is a city on the southern shore of Lake Superior on the Upper Peninsula of the U.S. Take a break from the city and head to Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore and Sand Point Beach. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Lakenenland Sculpture Park and Pictured Rocks Interpretive Center. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Munising: Marquette (Presque Isle Park & Jilbert Dairy). The adventure continues: explore the striking landscape at Miners Castle Rock, admire the sheer force of Miners Falls, identify plant and animal life at Chapel Rock and Beach, and stop by Upper Peninsula Inspired.

To find photos, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Munising road trip planner.

Drive from Milwaukee to Munising in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and taxi; or do a combination of bus and car. The time zone changes from Central Standard Time to Eastern Standard Time, which is usually a 1 hour difference. Traveling from Milwaukee in June, things will get a bit cooler in Munising: highs are around 68°F and lows about 49°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Sat) so you can travel to Minneapolis.

Things to do in Munising

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Outdoors

Side Trip

Minneapolis

— 2 nights

The City of Lakes

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.
Visit Cathedral of Saint Paul and Basilica of St. Mary for their historical value. Get in touch with nature at Baker Park Reserve and Minnehaha Park. The adventure continues: admire the masterpieces at Minneapolis Institute of Art, grab your bike and head to Mill Ruins Park, have some family-friendly fun at The Escape Game, and stroll the grounds of Fort Snelling National Cemetery.

To see reviews, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Minneapolis day trip planning website.

Do a combination of taxi and flight from Munising to Minneapolis in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of car and bus. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Munising to Minneapolis due to the time zone difference. In June, Minneapolis is a bit warmer than Munising - with highs of 79°F and lows of 61°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Bismarck.

Things to do in Minneapolis

Parks · Historic Sites · Museums · Nature

Side Trips

Bismarck

— 1 night
Bismarck is the capital of the U.S. Kick off your visit on the 30th (Tue): contemplate the long history of On-A-Slant Village and then let little ones run wild at Fort Abraham Lincoln State Park.

For reviews, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, use the Bismarck trip builder site.

You can fly from Minneapolis to Bismarck in 3.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Minneapolis in June, plan for little chillier nights in Bismarck, with lows around 54°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Tue) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Bismarck

Fun & Games · Nature · Parks · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Highlights from your trip

United States travel guide

4.5
Specialty Museums · Beaches · Historic Sites
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.

Indiana travel guide

4.1
Casinos · Room Escape Games · Specialty Museums
The Hoosier State
With an extensive history of motorsports, Indiana's main claim to fame is the popular automobile race held each year in its capital city. A mostly rural state, Indiana is a land of till plains and lakes, its appearance a result of traces left behind by receding glaciers. The central section of the state, mostly flat with some rolling hills, contains some of the country's most fertile farmland. The state also contains almost 39,000 km (24,000 mi) of waterways, including the Wabash River, the longest free-flowing river east of the Mississippi. For a genuine "Hoosier" experience, tour the state's slow-paced small towns, noted for their hospitality and outstanding local cuisine. You'll remember the warmth and charm long after your vacation is over.

Ohio travel guide

4.2
Specialty Museums · Casinos · Water Parks
The Buckeye State
Nicknamed the "Heart of It All" because of its heart-like shape, Ohio is perhaps best described as a mosaic of big cities and small towns, with vast tracts of farmland in between. Always a major industrial and political player in the country, the state was the home to eight American presidents and the Wright brothers, inventors of the airplane. The first man to walk on the Moon came from Ohio, as did 23 other astronauts. More than just an overachiever in science, industry, and politics, the state is also a serious holiday destination, featuring both traditional Amish farms and bustling cities with a great selection of things to do.

Michigan travel guide

4.7
Specialty Museums · Gift & Specialty Shops · State Parks
Great Lakes State
A state inextricably tied to its waterways, Michigan does water activities better than almost any other place in the country. Things to do in the state include numerous opportunities to swim, fish, sail, motorboat, and canoe. The country's only state to stretch over two peninsulas, Michigan features a long freshwater coastline. In a land of nearly 65,000 inland lakes and ponds, you can never be too far from a natural water source. Michigan's major claim to fame is its status as the center of the U.S. automotive industry, with the Detroit metropolitan area housing the country's three major car manufacturers. The city is also a major center of culture, the birthplace of the Motown Sound, and the home of several museums and other tourist attractions. Farther from the big urban centers, Michigan offers visitors a world of apple and cherry orchards, rustic villages, and picturesque vineyards.

Wisconsin travel guide

4.2
Specialty Museums · Water Parks · Zoos
The Badger State
Wisconsin is known as "America's Dairyland" because of its status as the nation's most famous producer of milk and cheese. A growing favorite with foreign tourists, the state is a perfect holiday destination for nature lovers, offering year-round outdoor activities like fishing, boating, kayaking, and hiking. Dotted with thousands of inland lakes and waterways alongside apple and cherry orchards, Wisconsin also offers numerous urban tourist attractions, its cities hosting renowned beer and art festivals each year.

Minnesota travel guide

4.4
Shopping Malls · Room Escape Games · Entertainment Centers
The Land of 10,000 Lakes
Deriving its name from the Dakota word for "land of sky-tinted water," Minnesota is a land of pristine lakes, pockets of dense green forests, and sprawling prairieland. Spend your vacation exploring the state's diverse landscape for endless outdoor activity and a chance to see some of the area's national monuments, or take a trip to the bustling St. Paul-Minneapolis area, a network of commerce and cultural attractions, including the famous Mall of America.