41 days in United States Itinerary

41 days in United States Itinerary

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41 days in United States Itinerary

Start: London
Fly:  10​h 30​min
1
Green Bay
— 2 nights
Fly + bus:  3​h 15​min
2
Ann Arbor
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
3
Grand Rapids
— 2 nights
Drive:  5​h
4
Cleveland
— 4 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
5
Rockbridge
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
6
Cincinnati
— 4 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
7
Indianapolis
— 4 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
8
Springfield
— 4 nights
Drive:  3​h
9
Chicago
— 5 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
10
Madison
— 3 nights
Drive:  5​h 45​min
11
Duluth
— 4 nights
Fly:  13​h 30​min
End: London

2
nights
Green Bay

Green Bay ©
Home of the Green Bay Packers, the city of Green Bay centers around sports and is home to hundreds of notable football icons, including Brett Favre and Curly Lambeau.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Green Bay: Road America (in Elkhart Lake) and Bookworm Gardens (in Sheboygan). And it doesn't end there: admire all the interesting features of Lambeau Field, find something for the whole family at Bay Beach Amusement Park, admire the natural beauty at Green Bay Botanical Garden, and examine the collection at Green Bay Packer Hall of Fame.

To find where to stay, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Green Bay trip tool .

London, UK to Green Bay is an approximately 10.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and bus. The time zone changes from Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) to Central Standard Time (CST), which is usually a -6 hour difference. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from London in September: highs in Green Bay hover around 27°C, while lows dip to 13°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Wed) early enough to travel to Ann Arbor.

Things to do in Green Bay

Parks Theme Parks Museums

Side Trips

Bookworm Gardens, Road America, Seroogy's Chocolates
Highlights from your plan
Bookworm Gardens ©
Bookworm Gardens
Lambeau Field ©
Lambeau Field
Green Bay Packer Hall of Fame ©
Green Bay Packer Hall of Fame

3
nights
Ann Arbor

Ann Arbor ©
Ann Arbor is a city in the U.S. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Ann Arbor: Dearborn (Greenfield Village & The Henry Ford), Island Lake State Recreation Area (in Brighton) and Oak Openings Preserve Metropark (in Toledo). Next up on the itinerary: explore the world behind art at Detroit Institute of Arts, put a fun spin on your tour with Decode Detroit, explore and take pictures at Comerica Park, and look for gifts at Polish Art Center.

To find photos, ratings, and more tourist information, read Ann Arbor road trip site .

Getting from Green Bay to Ann Arbor by combination of flight and bus takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Green Bay to Ann Arbor is 1 hour. September in Ann Arbor sees daily highs of 28°C and lows of 11°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Sat) so you can go by car to Grand Rapids.

Things to do in Ann Arbor

Parks Museums Trails

Side Trips

Detroit, Dearborn, Polish Art Center, Mill Race Village, Island Lake State Recreation Area
Highlights from your plan
Oak Openings Preserve Metropark ©
Oak Openings Preserve Metropark
The Henry Ford ©
The Henry Ford
Greenfield Village ©
Greenfield Village

2
nights
Grand Rapids

Grand Rapids ©
The second largest city in Michigan and a hub of furniture manufacturing, Grand Rapids bears the nickname "Furniture City." However, the destination's original name came from the rapids of the Grand River that once ran through the downtown area.
On the 8th (Sun), examine the collection at Gilmore Car Museum, admire the striking features of Meyer May House, then take in nature's colorful creations at Frederik Meijer Gardens & Sculpture Park, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Cathedral of Saint Andrew. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: enjoy the sand and surf at Holland State Park Beach and then stroll through Oval Beach.

For traveler tips, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Grand Rapids vacation planner .

Traveling by car from Ann Arbor to Grand Rapids takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. In September, daytime highs in Grand Rapids are 28°C, while nighttime lows are 14°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Cleveland.

Things to do in Grand Rapids

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Holland State Park Beach, Gilmore Car Museum, Oval Beach
Highlights from your plan
Gilmore Car Museum ©
Gilmore Car Museum
Meyer May House ©
Meyer May House

4
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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Akron (Goodyear Airdock & Stan Hywet Hall & Gardens) and Cedar Point (in Sandusky). Spend the 12th (Thu) exploring nature at Cuyahoga Valley National Park. And it doesn't end there: examine the collection at Rock & Roll Hall of Fame, tour the pleasant surroundings at Cleveland Metroparks, explore and take pictures at Progressive Field, and pause for some serene contemplation at St John's Cathedral.

To see where to stay, maps, reviews, and tourist information, read our Cleveland day trip planner.

Drive from Grand Rapids to Cleveland in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. Plan for a bit warmer nights when traveling from Grand Rapids in September since evenings lows in Cleveland dip to 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Rockbridge.

Things to do in Cleveland

Parks Nature Museums

Side Trips

Akron, Cuyahoga Valley National Park, Cedar Point, Bay Lanes Bowling
Highlights from your plan
The Cleveland Museum of Art ©
The Cleveland Museum of Art
Cedar Point ©
Cedar Point
Rock & Roll Hall of Fame ©
Rock & Roll Hall of Fame

3
nights
Rockbridge

Rockbridge is an unincorporated community in eastern Good Hope Township, Hocking County, Ohio, United States. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Rockbridge: Blacklick Woods Metro Park (in Reynoldsburg), Portsmouth Floodwall Mural (in Portsmouth) and Adena Mansion and Gardens (in Chillicothe). And it doesn't end there: whizz through the canopy at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks, identify plant and animal life at Conkles Hollow State Nature Preserve, make a trip to Rockhouse, and Head underground at Ash Cave.

To find maps, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, read Rockbridge sightseeing site .

Traveling by car from Cleveland to Rockbridge takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi; or do a combination of bus and taxi. Traveling from Cleveland in September, expect slightly colder with lows of 13°C in Rockbridge. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Mon) so you can drive to Cincinnati.

Things to do in Rockbridge

Outdoors Parks Wildlife

Side Trips

Logan, Portsmouth Floodwall Mural, Adena Mansion and Gardens, Blacklick Woods Metro Park, Battelle Darby Creek
Highlights from your plan
Zipline
Ash Cave ©
Ash Cave
Rockhouse ©
Rockhouse

4
nights
Cincinnati

Cincinnati ©
Situated on the north bank of the Ohio River, Cincinnati distinguished itself as the only U.S.
Change things up with these side-trips from Cincinnati: Dayton (Wegerzyn Gardens MetroPark, National Museum of the U.S. Air Force, & more) and Miami Valley Gaming (in Lebanon). There's much more to do: explore and take pictures at Great American Ball Park, browse the collection at The Mercantile Library, admire nature's wide array of creatures at Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden, and try to win big at JACK Cincinnati Casino.

Make your Cincinnati itinerary with Inspirock to find out what to see and where to go.

Drive from Rockbridge to Cincinnati in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus; or do a combination of taxi and bus. In September, daily temperatures in Cincinnati can reach 31°C, while at night they dip to 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Fri) to allow time to take a bus to Indianapolis.

Things to do in Cincinnati

Parks Fun & Games Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trips

Dayton, Miami Valley Gaming, Summit Park
Highlights from your plan
National Museum of the US Air Force ©
Smale Riverfront Park ©
Smale Riverfront Park
Carillon Historical Park ©
Carillon Historical Park

4
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.
Explore Indianapolis' surroundings by going to Turkey Run State Park (in Marshall), Shades State Park (in Waveland) and Exotic Feline Rescue Center (in Centerpoint). And it doesn't end there: get your game on at Bad Axe Throwing, test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms, take in nature's colorful creations at Garfield Park Conservatory & Sunken Garden, and savor the flavors at Rocket Fizz.

For ratings, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Indianapolis trip itinerary website .

You can take a bus from Cincinnati to Indianapolis in 2 hours. Another option is to drive. In September in Indianapolis, expect temperatures between 31°C during the day and 17°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Tue) so you can drive to Springfield.

Things to do in Indianapolis

Parks Fun & Games Nature

Side Trips

Turkey Run State Park, Exotic Feline Rescue Center, Shades State Park
Highlights from your plan
Bad Axe Throwing ©
Bad Axe Throwing
Room Escape Games
Children's Museum of Indianapolis ©
Children's Museum of Indianapolis

4
nights
Springfield

Springfield ©
Springfield is the capital of Illinois, but its real significance is as the hometown of Abraham Lincoln.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Springfield: Lake Lou Yaeger (in Litchfield), Lake Shelbyville (in Shelbyville) and Melvin Price Locks and Dam (in East Alton). There's much more to do: browse the collection at Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum, admire the landmark architecture of Elijah Iles House, steep yourself in history at Dana-Thomas House, and cool off at Knight's Action Park & Caribbean Water Adventure.

To find other places to visit, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Springfield online tour planner .

Getting from Indianapolis to Springfield by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: fly; or take a bus. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Central Standard Time (CST) is minus 1 hour. In September in Springfield, expect temperatures between 32°C during the day and 17°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Chicago.

Things to do in Springfield

Parks Historic Sites Nature

Side Trips

Lake Lou Yaeger, Lake Shelbyville, Melvin Price Locks and Dam, The Gardens at SIUE
Highlights from your plan
Lake Shelbyville ©
Lake Shelbyville
Dana-Thomas House ©
Dana-Thomas House

5
nights
Chicago

Chicago ©
A huge and vibrant city, Chicago is home to top-notch theaters, shops, museums, galleries, and restaurants.
Chicago is known for museums, historic sites, nightlife, zoos & aquariums, and childrens museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the world behind art at The Art Institute of Chicago, wander the streets of The Magnificent Mile, get to know the fascinating history of Millennium Park, and take in panoramic vistas at Skydeck Chicago - Willis Tower.

To see reviews, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, read Chicago trip itinerary planning site .

Getting from Springfield to Chicago by combination of flight and subway takes about 3 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of bus and train. In September in Chicago, expect temperatures between 30°C during the day and 19°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Madison.

Things to do in Chicago

Museums Childrens Museums Parks
Highlights from your plan
The Art Institute of Chicago ©
The Art Institute of Chicago
Millennium Park ©
Millennium Park
Wrigley Field ©
Wrigley Field

3
nights
Madison

Madison ©
Madison might be the capital of Wisconsin, but students rather than politicians give the city its identity.
Venture out of the city with trips to Mr Marvel's Wondertorium (in Wisconsin Dells), Taliesin Preservation: Frank Lloyd Wright Visitor Center (in Spring Green) and Devil's Lake State Park (in Baraboo). Next up on the itinerary: stroll through Troll Beach, admire nature's wide array of creatures at Henry Vilas Zoo, let the kids burn off some steam at CAMDEN Playground, and take in nature's colorful creations at Olbrich Botanical Gardens.

To find ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Madison visit planner .

You can drive from Chicago to Madison in 3 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or fly. Plan for slightly colder nights when traveling from Chicago in October since evenings lows in Madison dip to 7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Duluth.

Things to do in Madison

Parks Fun & Games Outdoors

Side Trips

Troll Beach, Mr Marvel's Wondertorium, CAMDEN Playground, Taliesin Preservation: Frank Lloyd Wright Visitor Center , Devil's Lake State Park
Highlights from your plan
Devil's Lake State Park ©
Devil's Lake State Park
Olbrich Botanical Gardens ©
Olbrich Botanical Gardens

4
nights
Duluth

Duluth ©
Situated on the westernmost point of the Lake Superior, Duluth represents a booming port city.
Change things up with these side-trips from Duluth: Baptism River (in Silver Bay), Copper Falls State Park (in Mellen) and Two Harbors (Gooseberry Falls State Park & Split Rock Lighthouse State Park). Next up on the itinerary: admire the majestic nature at Soudan Underground Mine, make a trip to Enger Park and Tower, snap pictures at Aerial Lift Bridge, and admire all the interesting features of Hartley Nature Center.

To find photos, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Duluth travel route builder tool .

Traveling by car from Madison to Duluth takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of flight and bus. Traveling from Madison in October, you will find days in Duluth are little chillier (15°C), and nights are about the same (6°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Fri) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Duluth

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Two Harbors, Copper Falls State Park, Jay Cooke State Park, Soudan Underground Mine, Baptism River
Highlights from your plan
Copper Falls State Park ©
Copper Falls State Park
Minnesota's North Shore Scenic Drive ©
Gooseberry Falls State Park ©
Gooseberry Falls State Park

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