57 days in United States Itinerary

57 days in United States Itinerary

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1
Duluth
— 2 nights
2
Traverse City
— 2 nights
3
Detroit
— 4 nights
4
Cleveland
— 5 nights
5
Cincinnati
— 4 nights
6
Indianapolis
— 4 nights
7
Springfield
— 5 nights
8
Saint Louis
— 5 nights
9
Branson
— 4 nights
10
Chicago
— 6 nights
11
Milwaukee
— 5 nights
12
Madison
— 2 nights
13
Mason City
— 3 nights
14
Minneapolis
— 5 nights

2
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Duluth

Duluth ©
Situated on the westernmost point of the Lake Superior, Duluth represents a booming port city.
Visiting Minnesota's North Shore Scenic Drive and Park Point will get you outdoors. Your inner history buff will appreciate Lakewalk and Glensheen, The Historic Congdon Estate. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Duluth: Iona's Beach Scientific and Natural Area (in Two Harbors) and Onyx Beach (in Silver Bay). Next up on the itinerary: enjoy the sand and surf at Brighton Beach Park, explore the wealth of natural beauty at Congdon Park, and admire the majestic nature at Amnicon Falls State Park.

To see photos, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, read our Duluth route builder site.

Minneapolis to Duluth is an approximately 3-hour car ride. You can also take a bus; or fly. Plan for a bit cooler temperatures traveling from Minneapolis in May, with highs in Duluth at °F and lows at °F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Tue) so you can travel to Traverse City.

Things to do in Duluth

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Amnicon Falls State Park, Iona's Beach Scientific and Natural Area, Onyx Beach
Highlights from your plan
Iona's Beach Scientific and Natural Area ©
Iona's Beach Scientific and Natural Area
Lakewalk ©
Lakewalk
Amnicon Falls State Park ©
Amnicon Falls State Park

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Traverse City

Traverse City ©
Traverse City might be well known for its huge cherry industry, but its position along Grand Traverse Bay in Lake Michigan endows it with fine scenery and a wealth of outdoor attractions.
Kick off your visit on the 20th (Wed): stroll around Boardman River Nature Center and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 21st (Thu): stroll through Sleeping Bear Heritage Trail, enjoy the sand and surf at Lake Michigan Beach Park, and then kick back and relax at Clinch Park.

To find other places to visit, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Traverse City online travel planner.

You can fly from Duluth to Traverse City in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Duluth to Traverse City due to the time zone difference. While traveling from Duluth, expect a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Traverse City, ranging from highs of °F to lows of °F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Thu) early enough to travel to Detroit.

Things to do in Traverse City

Parks Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trips

Empire, Sleeping Bear Heritage Trail
Highlights from your plan
Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore ©
Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore
Boardman River Nature Center ©
Boardman River Nature Center

4
nights
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.
Escape the urban bustle at Magee Marsh Wildlife Area and Elizabeth Park. Museum-lovers will appreciate The Ford Piquette Avenue Plant and Motown Museum. Get out of town with these interesting Detroit side-trips: Maumee Bay State Park (in Oregon) and Toledo (National Museum of the Great Lakes & Oak Openings Preserve Metropark). There's more to do: examine the collection at Greenfield Village and admire the masterpieces at Detroit Institute of Arts.

To see where to stay and other tourist information, use the Detroit online trip itinerary builder.

Fly from Traverse City to Detroit in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a bit warmer evenings in Detroit when traveling from Traverse City in May, with lows around °F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Cleveland.

Things to do in Detroit

Museums Parks Wildlife

Side Trips

Toledo, Dearborn, Maumee Bay State Park, Magee Marsh Wildlife Area, Elizabeth Park
Highlights from your plan
Magee Marsh Wildlife Area ©
Magee Marsh Wildlife Area
The Henry Ford ©
The Henry Ford
Greenfield Village ©
Greenfield Village

5
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.
Take a break from the city and head to Castalia Quarry Reserve and James H. McBride Arboretum. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Ohio Western Reserve National Cemetery and Stan Hywet Hall & Gardens. Venture out of the city with trips to Back to the Wild (in Castalia), Warther Museum (in Dover) and Akron (F.A. Seiberling Nature Realm & Dr. Bob's Gravesite). There's lots more to do: examine the collection at Rock & Roll Hall of Fame, enjoy the sand and surf at Lakeview Park, admire the masterpieces at The Cleveland Museum of Art, and steep yourself in history at Wade Memorial Chapel.

To see photos, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Cleveland trip itinerary app.

You can drive from Detroit to Cleveland in 3 hours. Other options are to fly; or do a combination of bus and train. In May, daily temperatures in Cleveland can reach °F, while at night they dip to °F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Cincinnati.

Things to do in Cleveland

Parks Museums Wildlife

Side Trips

Akron, Castalia, Warther Museum, Ohio Western Reserve National Cemetery, Lakeview Park
Highlights from your plan
The Cleveland Museum of Art ©
The Cleveland Museum of Art
Rock & Roll Hall of Fame ©
Rock & Roll Hall of Fame
Warther Museum ©
Warther Museum

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nights
Cincinnati

Cincinnati ©
Situated on the north bank of the Ohio River, Cincinnati distinguished itself as the only U.S.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Spring Grove Cemetery & Arboretum and John Rankin House. Visit Carillon Historical Park and Dayton National Cemetery for their historical value. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Cincinnati: Great Miami River Trail (in Montgomery), Charleston Falls Preserve (in Tipp City) and Cincinnati Nature Center (in Milford). Next up on the itinerary: examine the collection at National Museum of the US Air Force, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cathedral Basilica of the Assumption, identify plant and animal life at Redbird Hollow Preserve, and head outdoors with Dayton Dragons Baseball.

To see maps, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Cincinnati trip itinerary builder site.

Fly from Cleveland to Cincinnati in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Cleveland in May, you will find days in Cincinnati are a bit warmer (°F), and nights are about the same (°F). Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Wed) so you can drive to Indianapolis.

Things to do in Cincinnati

Parks Historic Sites Wildlife

Side Trips

Dayton, Great Miami River Trail, Charleston Falls Preserve, John Rankin House, Cincinnati Nature Center
Highlights from your plan
National Museum of the US Air Force ©
National Museum of the US Air Force
Cincinnati Nature Center ©
Cincinnati Nature Center
Carillon Historical Park ©
Carillon Historical Park

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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.
Museum-lovers will appreciate Indianapolis Museum of Art and Indianapolis Motor Speedway Museum. Escape the urban bustle at Exotic Feline Rescue Center and Spring Mill State Park. Explore Indianapolis' surroundings by going to Marion National Cemetery (in Marion), Cardinal Greenway (in Muncie) and Neet Covered Bridge (in Rockville). And it doesn't end there: explore the different monuments and memorials at Crown Hill Cemetery, get engrossed in the history at Linden Depot Museum, and stroll through Indianapolis Cultural Trail.

For traveler tips, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Indianapolis vacation tool.

Drive from Cincinnati to Indianapolis in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In June, plan for daily highs up to °F, and evening lows to °F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Springfield.

Things to do in Indianapolis

Parks Historic Sites Museums

Side Trips

Exotic Feline Rescue Center, Marion National Cemetery, Spring Mill State Park, Linden Depot Museum, Cardinal Greenway
Highlights from your plan
Exotic Feline Rescue Center ©
Exotic Feline Rescue Center
Indianapolis Motor Speedway Museum ©
Indianapolis Motor Speedway Museum
Spring Mill State Park ©
Spring Mill State Park

5
nights
Springfield

Springfield ©
Springfield is the capital of Illinois, but its real significance is as the hometown of Abraham Lincoln.
Visit Dana-Thomas House and Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception for their historical value. Lincoln Home National Historic Site and Wheels O' Time Museum will appeal to museum buffs. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Springfield: Douglas-Hart Nature Center (in Mattoon), Lake Shelbyville (in Shelbyville) and Grand View Drive (in Peoria). There's still lots to do: identify plant and animal life at Lincoln Memorial Garden, get engrossed in the history at Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum, stroll the grounds of Camp Butler National Cemetery, and pause for some serene contemplation at Funks Grove Church & Chapel in the Trees.

To see where to stay, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Springfield trip website.

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 June, daily temperatures in Springfield can reach °F, while at night they dip to °F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Fri) so you can go by car to Saint Louis.

Things to do in Springfield

Historic Sites Parks Museums

Side Trips

Wheels O' Time Museum, Douglas-Hart Nature Center, Sand Creek Conservation Area, Lake Shelbyville, Grand View Drive
Highlights from your plan
Lincoln Memorial Garden ©
Lincoln Memorial Garden
Lincoln Home National Historic Site ©
Lincoln Home National Historic Site

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nights
Saint Louis

Saint Louis ©
Test the local claim that Saint Louis is second only to Washington, D.C.
Cathedral Basilica of Saint Louis and City Museum are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Take a break from the city and head to Elephant Rocks State Park and Onondaga Cave. Get out of town with these interesting Saint Louis side-trips: Silver Mines Recreation Area (in Fredericktown), The National Churchill Museum (in Fulton) and Bollinger Mill State Historic Site (in Burfordville). There's still lots to do: examine the collection at Campbell House Museum, enjoy breathtaking views from The Gateway Arch, steep yourself in history at Cahokia Mounds State Historic Site, and admire the natural beauty at Missouri Botanical Garden.

To see maps, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Saint Louis trip maker app.

Getting from Springfield to Saint Louis by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: fly; or do a combination of bus and train. In June, daily temperatures in Saint Louis can reach °F, while at night they dip to °F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Wed) early enough to drive to Branson.

Things to do in Saint Louis

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Silver Mines Recreation Area, Elephant Rocks State Park, The National Churchill Museum, Cahokia Mounds State Historic Site, Bollinger Mill State Historic Site
Highlights from your plan
Cathedral Basilica of Saint Louis ©
Cathedral Basilica of Saint Louis
The National Churchill Museum ©
The National Churchill Museum
City Museum ©
City Museum

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Branson

Branson ©
Nestled in Missouri's beautiful Ozark Mountains lies one of the country's most attractive vacation towns for year-round family entertainment.
Titanic Museum and Laura Ingalls Wilder Historic Home and Museum will appeal to museum buffs. Get a sense of the local culture at Our Lady of the Lake Catholic Church and Mansfield Cemetery. There's lots more to do: get interesting insight from Tours, identify plant and animal life at National Tiger Sanctuary, get engrossed in the history at Ancient Ozarks Natural History Museum, and contemplate the waterfront views at Table Rock Lake.

To find traveler tips, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Branson travel route planning website.

You can drive from Saint Louis to Branson in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and car; or do a combination of bus and taxi. Expect a daytime high around °F in June, and nighttime lows around °F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Sun) to allow time to travel to Chicago.

Things to do in Branson

Parks Wildlife Museums

Side Trips

Mansfield, Ancient Ozarks Natural History Museum, National Tiger Sanctuary, Table Rock Lake
Highlights from your plan
Our Lady of the Lake Catholic Church ©
Our Lady of the Lake Catholic Church
National Tiger Sanctuary ©
National Tiger Sanctuary
Titanic Museum ©
Titanic Museum

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Chicago

Chicago ©
A huge and vibrant city, Chicago is home to top-notch theaters, shops, museums, galleries, and restaurants.
Get some cultural insight at The Art Institute of Chicago and Frank Lloyd Wright Home and Studio. Step out of the city life by going to Boat Tours & Water Sports and Oak Street Beach. Change things up with these side-trips from Chicago: Cantigny Park (in Wheaton) and Rosewood Beach (in Highland Park). There's still lots to do: take in the spiritual surroundings of Frank Lloyd Wright's Unity Temple, get curious at Museum of Science and Industry, learn more about the world around you at Field Museum, and take an in-depth tour of Ernest Hemingway Birthplace.

For more things to do, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Chicago vacation planning website.

Traveling by flight from Branson to Chicago takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Expect a daytime high around °F in June, and nighttime lows around °F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Milwaukee.

Things to do in Chicago

Museums Outdoors Parks

Side Trips

Oak Park, Cantigny Park, Rosewood Beach
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

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Milwaukee

Milwaukee ©
Milwaukee boasts well-preserved historical districts with a rich European past and a strong beer-brewing tradition.
Visit Basilica of St. Josaphat and Wade House for their historical value. Get a sense of the local culture at Holy Hill and Wisconsin Auto Museum. Venture out of the city with trips to Lion's Den Gorge Nature Preserve (in Grafton), Hawthorn Hollow - Nature Sanctuary and Arboretum (in Kenosha) and Riveredge Nature Center (in Saukville). And it doesn't end there: look for all kinds of wild species at Horicon Marsh, steep yourself in history at Pabst Mansion, see the interesting displays at Chudnow Museum of Yesteryear, and take in the awesome beauty at Lapham Peak.

For traveler tips, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Milwaukee road trip planning website.

Getting from Chicago to Milwaukee by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from Chicago in June: high temperatures in Milwaukee hover around °F and lows are around °F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Madison.

Things to do in Milwaukee

Parks Wildlife Historic Sites

Side Trips

Atwater Park & Beach, Lapham Peak, Lion's Den Gorge Nature Preserve, Horicon Marsh, Schlitz Audubon Nature Center
Highlights from your plan
Horicon Marsh ©
Horicon Marsh
Harley-Davidson Museum ©
Harley-Davidson Museum
Chudnow Museum of Yesteryear ©
Chudnow Museum of Yesteryear

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Madison

Madison ©
Madison might be the capital of Wisconsin, but students rather than politicians give the city its identity.
On the 3rd (Fri), kick back and relax at Bartel's Beach, thenidentify plant and animal life at Aldo Leopold Nature Center, and then work some fitness into your day at University of Wisconsin-Madison Arboretum. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 4th (Sat): look for all kinds of wild species at International Crane Foundation, thenadmire the majestic nature at Devil's Lake State Park, and then hike along Balanced Rock Trail.

To see more things to do, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Madison tour website.

Traveling by car from Milwaukee to Madison takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. July in Madison sees daily highs of °F and lows of °F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Mason City.

Things to do in Madison

Parks Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trips

Baraboo, Bartel's Beach
Highlights from your plan
Devil's Lake State Park ©
Devil's Lake State Park
Aldo Leopold Nature Center ©
Aldo Leopold Nature Center
International Crane Foundation ©
International Crane Foundation

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Mason City

Mason City ©
Mason City is a city in and the county seat of Cerro Gordo County, Iowa, United States. Let the collections at Charles H. MacNider Art Museum and Floyd County Historical Society Museum capture your imagination. Get a sense of the local culture at Stockman House Museum and Saint Wenceslaus Catholic Church. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Mason City: Bily Clocks Museum (in Spillville) and LIttle Brown Church in the Vale (in Nashua). There's much more to do: admire the striking features of Historic Park Inn Hotel, contemplate the long history of Rock Crest - Rock Glen Historical District, and look for all kinds of wild species at Lime Creek Nature Center.

For reviews, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Mason City trip planner.

You can drive from Madison to Mason City in 4.5 hours. Another option is to do a combination of flight and car. In July, daily temperatures in Mason City can reach °F, while at night they dip to °F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Tue) early enough to travel to Minneapolis.

Things to do in Mason City

Historic Sites Museums Wildlife

Side Trips

Spillville, Floyd County Historical Society Museum, LIttle Brown Church in the Vale
Highlights from your plan
Stockman House Museum ©
Stockman House Museum
Historic Park Inn Hotel ©
Historic Park Inn Hotel
Bily Clocks Museum ©
Bily Clocks Museum

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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.
Step out of the city life by going to Baker Park Reserve and Lake of the Isles. Museum-lovers will appreciate Minneapolis Institute of Art and Wayzata Depot. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Minneapolis: Watt Munisotaram (in Hampton), Carpenter St. Croix Valley Nature Center (in Hastings) and LARK Toys (in Kellogg). And it doesn't end there: look for all kinds of wild species at National Eagle Center, steep yourself in history at Historic Fort Snelling, wander the streets of Summit Avenue, and grab your bike and head to Mill Ruins Park.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, use the Minneapolis online vacation builder.

Traveling by car from Mason City to Minneapolis takes 2.5 hours. In July, daytime highs in Minneapolis are °F, while nighttime lows are °F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Minneapolis

Parks Museums Historic Sites

Side Trips

Saint Paul, Wayzata Depot, Round Lake Park and Beach, Watt Munisotaram, Carpenter St. Croix Valley Nature Center
Highlights from your plan
Baker Park Reserve ©
Baker Park Reserve
National Eagle Center ©
National Eagle Center
Minneapolis Institute of Art ©
Minneapolis Institute of Art