5 days in United States Itinerary

5 days in United States Itinerary

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5 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Phoenix
Fly:  5​h 15​min
1
Minneapolis
— Few hours
Fly:  4​h 15​min
2
Detroit
— 1 day
Fly:  4​h 15​min
3
Indianapolis
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 15​min
4
Chicago
— 1 night
train:  1​h 30​min
5
Milwaukee
— 1 night
Fly:  5​h 30​min
End: Phoenix

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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.
To find photos, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, use the Minneapolis journey maker app .

Phoenix to Minneapolis is an approximately 5.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Phoenix to Minneapolis. In July, Minneapolis is colder than Phoenix - with highs of 83°F and lows of 65°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Wed) so you can travel to Detroit.

Things to do in Minneapolis

Historic Sites

Side Trip

Cathedral of Saint Paul
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Cathedral of Saint Paul ©
Cathedral of Saint Paul

1
day
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.
On the 4th (Thu), examine the collection at Greenfield Village, see the interesting displays at The Henry Ford, then admire the masterpieces at Detroit Institute of Arts, and finally explore and take pictures at Comerica Park.

For reviews, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Detroit trip planning tool .

You can fly from Minneapolis to Detroit in 4.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. The time zone difference moving from Central Standard Time to Eastern Standard Time is 1 hour. In July in Detroit, expect temperatures between 82°F during the day and 65°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Indianapolis.

Things to do in Detroit

Museums

Side Trip

Dearborn
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The Henry Ford ©
The Henry Ford
Greenfield Village ©
Greenfield Village
Detroit Institute of Arts ©
Detroit Institute of Arts

1
night
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.
Start off your visit on the 5th (Fri): have fun and explore at Children's Museum of Indianapolis, then test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms, and then have some family-friendly fun at Bad Axe Throwing.

To find maps, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Indianapolis online driving holiday planner .

You can fly from Detroit to Indianapolis in 4.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of flight and bus. In July, plan for daily highs up to 83°F, and evening lows to 65°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Fri) early enough to drive to Chicago.

Things to do in Indianapolis

Fun & Games Childrens Museums Museums
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Bad Axe Throwing ©
Bad Axe Throwing
Room Escape Games
Children's Museum of Indianapolis ©
Children's Museum of Indianapolis

1
night
Chicago

Chicago ©
A huge and vibrant city, Chicago is home to top-notch theaters, shops, museums, galleries, and restaurants.
On the 6th (Sat), explore and take pictures at Wrigley Field, then get to know the fascinating history of Millennium Park, then admire the masterpieces at The Art Institute of Chicago, and finally admire the landmark architecture of Skydeck Chicago - Willis Tower.

To see ratings, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Chicago trip builder site .

Getting from Indianapolis to Chicago by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: fly; or take a bus. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Indianapolis to Chicago due to the time zone difference. Expect a daytime high around 83°F in July, and nighttime lows around 67°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Sat) to allow enough time to take a train to Milwaukee.

Things to do in Chicago

Museums Parks Historic Sites
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The Art Institute of Chicago ©
The Art Institute of Chicago
Millennium Park ©
Millennium Park
Wrigley Field ©
Wrigley Field

1
night
Milwaukee

Milwaukee ©
Milwaukee boasts well-preserved historical districts with a rich European past and a strong beer-brewing tradition.
Start off your visit on the 7th (Sun): see the interesting displays at Harley-Davidson Museum, admire the landmark architecture of Basilica of St. Josaphat, then explore the world behind art at Milwaukee Art Museum, and finally sample the tasty concoctions at Lakefront Brewery.

For more things to do, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, read Milwaukee online tour planner .

You can take a train from Chicago to Milwaukee in 1.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 80°F in July, and nighttime lows around 63°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Sun) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Milwaukee

Museums Breweries & Distilleries Historic Sites
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Harley-Davidson Museum ©
Harley-Davidson Museum
Basilica of St. Josaphat ©
Basilica of St. Josaphat
Milwaukee Art Museum ©
Milwaukee Art Museum

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