5 days in Cleveland, Springfield & Chanhassen Itinerary

5 days in Cleveland, Springfield & Chanhassen Itinerary

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5 days in Cleveland, Springfield & Chanhassen Itinerary

Start: Philadelphia
Fly:  3​h 45​min
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Cleveland
— 1 night
Fly:  6​h 30​min
2
Springfield
— 1 night
Fly + Drive:  6​h 15​min
3
Chanhassen
— 1 day
Drive + Fly:  5​h 30​min
End: Philadelphia

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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 20th (Sat), take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Paul Greek Orthodox Church and then see the interesting displays at Rock & Roll Hall of Fame. On the next day, take in the architecture and atmosphere at St John's Cathedral, hunt for treasures at West Side Market, perfect your strike at Bay Lanes Bowling, then explore the world behind art at The Cleveland Museum of Art, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at The Shrine Church of Saint Stanislaus.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Cleveland online trip itinerary maker .

Philadelphia to Cleveland is an approximately 4-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from Philadelphia in April, with highs in Cleveland at 57°F and lows at 40°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sun) so you can travel to Springfield.

Things to do in Cleveland

Museums Historic Sites Fun & Games

Side Trips

Bay Lanes Bowling, St. Paul Greek Orthodox Church
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The Cleveland Museum of Art ©
The Cleveland Museum of Art
Rock & Roll Hall of Fame ©
Rock & Roll Hall of Fame
Bay Lanes Bowling ©
Bay Lanes Bowling

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Springfield

Springfield ©
Springfield is the capital of Illinois, but its real significance is as the hometown of Abraham Lincoln.
On the 22nd (Mon), don't miss a visit to Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception, get your bearings at Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum, then contemplate the long history of Lincolns New Salem State Park, and finally snap pictures at Sugar Creek Covered Bridge. Here are some ideas for day two: appreciate the extensive heritage of Lincoln Home National Historic Site, steep yourself in history at Dana-Thomas House, then explore the different monuments and memorials at Camp Butler National Cemetery, and finally take in nature's colorful creations at Lincoln Memorial Garden.

For traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Springfield trip builder tool .

You can fly from Cleveland to Springfield in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Cleveland to Springfield. When traveling from Cleveland in April, plan for somewhat warmer days in Springfield, with highs around 65°F, while nights are about the same with lows around 43°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Tue) early enough to travel to Chanhassen.

Things to do in Springfield

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Sugar Creek Covered Bridge, Lincolns New Salem State Park
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Lincoln Home National Historic Site ©
Dana-Thomas House ©
Dana-Thomas House

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Chanhassen

Chanhassen ©
Chanhassen is a city in Carver and Hennepin counties in the state of Minnesota. Kick off your visit on the 24th (Wed): take in nature's colorful creations at Minnesota Landscape Arboretum, have some family-friendly fun at Big Stone Mini-golf and Sculpture Garden, and then get engrossed in the history at Wayzata Depot.

To find where to stay, maps, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Chanhassen trip planner .

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Springfield to Chanhassen. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from Springfield in April: high temperatures in Chanhassen hover around 54°F and lows are around 36°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Wed) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Chanhassen

Fun & Games Parks Museums

Side Trips

Wayzata Depot, Big Stone Mini-golf and Sculpture Garden
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Wayzata Depot ©
Wayzata Depot
Minnesota Landscape Arboretum
Minnesota Landscape Arboretum

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