30 days in United States Itinerary

30 days in United States Itinerary

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Start: Nashville
Drive:  1 h 45 min
1
Mammoth Cave National Park
— 3 nights
Drive:  1 h 45 min
2
Louisville
— 2 nights
Drive:  2 h
3
Indianapolis
— 2 nights
Drive:  3 h 45 min
4
Rockbridge
— 1 night
Drive:  3 h 30 min
5
Pittsburgh
— 2 nights
Drive:  2 h 30 min
6
Cleveland
— 2 nights
Drive:  3 h
7
Detroit
— 1 night
Bus + Fly:  4 h
8
Chicago
— 6 nights
Train:  1 h 30 min
9
Milwaukee
— 2 nights
+2
Bus + Fly + Taxi:  5 h 15 min
10
Munising
— 5 nights
Taxi + Fly:  3 h 45 min
11
Minneapolis
— 2 nights
Fly:  2 h 15 min
12
Bismarck
— 1 night
Fly:  2 h 15 min
End: Minneapolis

3
nights
Mammoth Cave National Park

Mammoth Cave National Park ©
Mammoth Caves National Park is the longest cave system in the world so far discovered.
Get in touch with nature at Mammoth Cave and Fat 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 lots more to do: surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour, get to know the resident critters at Kentucky Down Under Adventure Zoo, trek along Tall Man's Misery, and explore the fascinating underground world of Diamond Caverns.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, use 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, daytime highs in Mammoth Cave National Park are 84°F, while nighttime lows are 64°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Thu) so you can go by car to Louisville.

Things to do in Mammoth Cave National Park

Parks Outdoors Trails

Side Trips

Diamond Caverns, Bill Monroe's Home Place, Kentucky Down Under Adventure Zoo
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Mammoth Cave ©
Mammoth Cave
Fat Man's Misery ©
Fat Man's Misery
Cedar Sink Trail ©
Cedar Sink Trail

2
nights
Louisville

Louisville ©
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 find more things to do, ratings, photos, 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 car and bus; or 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 Tours
Highlights from your plan
Louisville Slugger Museum & Factory ©
Louisville Slugger Museum & Factory
Conrad-Caldwell House Museum (Conrad's Castle) ©
Kentucky Derby Museum ©
Kentucky Derby Museum

2
nights
Indianapolis

Indianapolis ©
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.

For reviews, ratings, more things to do, 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
Highlights from your plan
Indianapolis Motor Speedway Museum ©
Indianapolis Motor Speedway Museum
Children's Museum of Indianapolis ©
Children's Museum of Indianapolis
Indiana War Memorial ©
Indiana War Memorial

1
night
Rockbridge

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.

For more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Rockbridge route maker tool.

Traveling by car from Indianapolis to Rockbridge takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of flight and bus. 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

Side Trip

Ash Cave
Highlights from your plan
Zipline
Conkles Hollow State Nature Preserve ©
Conkles Hollow State Nature Preserve
Ash Cave ©
Ash Cave

2
nights
Pittsburgh

Pittsburgh ©
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 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.

For photos, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Pittsburgh day trip planner.

You can drive from Rockbridge to Pittsburgh in 3.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or do a combination of bus and flight. 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 Nature

Side Trip

Andrew Carnegie Free Library & Music Hall
Highlights from your plan
Cathedral of Learning ©
Cathedral of Learning
Phipps Conservatory and Botanical Gardens ©
Phipps Conservatory and Botanical Gardens
Mount Washington ©
Mount Washington

2
nights
Cleveland

Cleveland ©
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 ratings, where to stay, 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
Highlights from your plan
A Christmas Story House ©
A Christmas Story House
Rock & Roll Hall of Fame ©
Rock & Roll Hall of Fame
USS Cod Submarine Memorial ©
USS Cod Submarine Memorial

1
night
Detroit

Detroit ©
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 see reviews, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Detroit trip site.

You can drive from Cleveland to Detroit in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus; or do a combination of flight and bus. 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

Dearborn
Highlights from your plan
Motown Museum ©
Motown Museum
The Henry Ford ©
The Henry Ford
Greenfield Village ©
Greenfield Village

6
nights
Chicago

Chicago ©
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 Basilica of the Sacred Heart and Ernest Hemingway Birthplace. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Chicago: Grotto of Our Lady Lourdes (in South Bend), Rosewood Beach (in Highland Park) and Weko Park (in Bridgman). The adventure continues: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Frank Lloyd Wright's Unity Temple, get curious at Museum of Science and Industry, admire the landmark architecture of Frank Lloyd Wright Home and Studio, and contemplate the long history of Frank Lloyd Wright's Robie House.

To find more things to do, maps, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Chicago journey planner.

Traveling by combination of bus and flight from Detroit to Chicago takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can 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, daily temperatures in Chicago can reach 81°F, while at night they dip to 63°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Sat) early enough to catch the train to Milwaukee.

Things to do in Chicago

Historic Sites Museums Outdoors

Side Trips

Oak Park, South Bend, Rosewood Beach, Weko Park
Highlights from your plan
The Art Institute of Chicago ©
The Art Institute of Chicago
Field Museum ©
Field Museum
Museum of Science and Industry ©
Museum of Science and Industry

2
nights
Milwaukee

Milwaukee ©
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 North Point Water Tower are in your itinerary. Museum-lovers will get to explore Harley-Davidson Museum and Milwaukee Public Museum. Next up on the itinerary: kick back and relax at Atwater Park & Beach, get to know the fascinating history of Riverwalk, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Stanislaus Oratory, and contemplate the long history of Pabst Mansion.

For other places to visit, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Milwaukee trip itinerary planning site.

You can take a train from Chicago to Milwaukee in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In June, Milwaukee is little chillier than Chicago - with highs of 76°F and lows of 58°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Mon) so you can travel to Munising.

Things to do in Milwaukee

Historic Sites Museums Beaches

Side Trip

Atwater Park & Beach
Highlights from your plan
Pabst Mansion ©
Pabst Mansion
Harley-Davidson Museum ©
Harley-Davidson Museum
Basilica of St. Josaphat ©
Basilica of St. Josaphat

5
nights
Munising

Munising ©
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: take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports, identify plant and animal life at Chapel Rock and Beach, admire the sheer force of Munising Falls, and explore the striking landscape at Miners Castle Rock.

For where to stay, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Munising road trip planner.

Do a combination of bus, flight, and taxi from Milwaukee to Munising in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of flight and taxi. 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

Side Trip

Marquette
Highlights from your plan
Munising Falls ©
Munising Falls
Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore ©
Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore
Presque Isle Park ©
Presque Isle Park

2
nights
Minneapolis

Minneapolis ©
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, have some family-friendly fun at The Escape Game, grab your bike and head to Mill Ruins Park, and stroll the grounds of Fort Snelling National Cemetery.

To see photos, maps, other places to visit, 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 do a combination of car, bus, and flight; or drive. 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 Nature

Side Trips

Cathedral of Saint Paul, Baker Park Reserve
Highlights from your plan
Minnehaha Park ©
Minnehaha Park
Minneapolis Institute of Art ©
Minneapolis Institute of Art
Baker Park Reserve ©
Baker Park Reserve

1
night
Bismarck

Bismarck ©
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.

To find other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, use the Bismarck trip builder site.

You can fly from Minneapolis to Bismarck in 2.5 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

Nature Parks Fun & Games

Side Trip

Mandan
Highlights from your plan
Fort Abraham Lincoln State Park ©
Fort Abraham Lincoln State Park