39 days in United States Itinerary

39 days in United States Itinerary

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Minneapolis
— 2 nights
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Madison
— 2 nights
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Milwaukee
— 2 nights
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Chicago
— 3 nights
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Indianapolis
— 2 nights
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Cincinnati
— 3 nights
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Pittsburgh
— 2 nights
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Rochester
— 3 nights
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Syracuse
— 3 nights
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Burlington
— 15 nights

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Minneapolis

The City of Lakes

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.
On the 12th (Wed), get engrossed in the history at Mill City Museum, take in nature's colorful creations at Minneapolis Sculpture Garden, then admire the masterpieces at Minneapolis Institute of Art, and finally grab your bike and head to Mill Ruins Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 13th (Thu): get to know the resident critters at Como Park Zoo & Conservatory, then stop by Candyland, then admire the sheer force of Minnehaha Park, and finally find something for the whole family at Nickelodeon Universe.

Plan trip to Minneapolis with our itinerary maker to find out where to go and what to do.

Rosemount to Minneapolis is an approximately 1-hour car ride. In May, plan for daily highs up to 68°F, and evening lows to 50°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Fri) so you can travel to Madison.

Things to do in Minneapolis

Parks · Museums · Zoos & Aquariums · Theme Parks

Side Trips

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Madison

The City of Four Lakes

Madison might be the capital of Wisconsin, but students rather than politicians give the city its identity.
Kick off your visit on the 14th (Fri): see the interesting displays at The House on the Rock, then admire the landmark architecture of Taliesin Preservation: Frank Lloyd Wright Visitor Center , and then look for gifts at Arcadia Books. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 15th (Sat): get a sense of history and politics at Wisconsin State Capitol, take in nature's colorful creations at Olbrich Botanical Gardens, then get to know the resident critters at Henry Vilas Zoo, and finally do a tasting at Fisher King Winery.

For other places to visit, photos, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Madison holiday planner.

Getting from Minneapolis to Madison by flight takes about 4 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. May in Madison sees daily highs of 70°F and lows of 48°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Milwaukee.

Things to do in Madison

Parks · Museums · Zoos & Aquariums · Shopping

Side Trips

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Milwaukee

Brew City

Milwaukee boasts well-preserved historical districts with a rich European past and a strong beer-brewing tradition.
On the 16th (Sun), learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Milwaukee County Zoo, examine the collection at Harley-Davidson Museum, then explore the world behind art at Milwaukee Art Museum, and finally steep yourself in history at Kneeland-Walker House. On the 17th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: get engrossed in the history at Mitchell Gallery of Flight, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Basilica of St. Josaphat, then contemplate the long history of Pabst Mansion, and finally indulge your thirst for a good beer at Lakefront Brewery.

For where to stay, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Milwaukee travel route planning tool.

Getting from Madison to Milwaukee by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. In May, daytime highs in Milwaukee are 66°F, while nighttime lows are 47°F. You'll have a few hours on the 18th (Tue) to wrap things up before traveling to Chicago.

Things to do in Milwaukee

Museums · Historic Sites · Zoos & Aquariums · Parks

Side Trip

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Chicago

Windy City

A huge and vibrant city, Chicago is home to top-notch theaters, shops, museums, galleries, and restaurants.
Chicago is known for museums, parks, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: admire the masterpieces at The Art Institute of Chicago, take in panoramic vistas at 360 Chicago Observation Deck, don't miss a visit to Buckingham Fountain, and learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Lincoln Park Zoo.

For other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Chicago trip builder site.

Drive from Milwaukee to Chicago in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In May in Chicago, expect temperatures between 71°F during the day and 52°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Fri) early enough to drive to Indianapolis.

Things to do in Chicago

Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Museums · Theme Parks

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Indianapolis

Circle City

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 22nd (Sat): don't miss a visit to USS Indianapolis Memorial, have fun and explore at Children's Museum of Indianapolis, see the interesting displays at Indianapolis Motor Speedway Museum, then make a trip to Central Canal, and finally stop by Rocket Fizz. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: try to win big at Indiana Grand Racing & Casino, then try to win big at Harrah's Hoosier Park Racing & Casino, and then learn about winemaking at Belgian Horse Winery.

To see where to stay, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Indianapolis sightseeing website.

Drive from Chicago to Indianapolis in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. Traveling from Chicago to Indianapolis, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Expect a daytime high around 73°F in May, and nighttime lows around 54°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Sun) so you can drive to Cincinnati.

Things to do in Indianapolis

Fun & Games · Casinos · Museums · Childrens Museums

Side Trips

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Cincinnati

The Queen of the West

Situated on the north bank of the Ohio River, Cincinnati distinguished itself as the only U.S.
Get out of town with these interesting Cincinnati side-trips: National Museum of the US Air Force (in Dayton) and Ark Encounter (in Williamstown). There's still lots to do: stroll the grounds of Spring Grove Cemetery & Arboretum, make a trip to Mushroom House, get to know the resident critters at Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden, and admire the masterpieces at Weston Art Gallery.

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You can drive from Indianapolis to Cincinnati in 2 hours. Another option is to take a bus. In May, daily temperatures in Cincinnati can reach 75°F, while at night they dip to 53°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Pittsburgh.

Things to do in Cincinnati

Museums · Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Historic Sites

Side Trips

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Pittsburgh

City of Bridges

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.
Start off your visit on the 27th (Thu): go all around town with City Tours, then take in the awesome beauty at Mount Washington, then stroll through Phipps Conservatory and Botanical Gardens, and finally appreciate the history behind Southern Pennsylvania World War II Memorial. Here are some ideas for day two: look for gifts at Stamoolis Brothers Company, take a stroll through Strip District, then learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Pittsburgh Zoo & PPG Aquarium, and finally examine the collection at Bicycle Heaven.

For photos, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Pittsburgh attractions planner.

You can drive from Cincinnati to Pittsburgh in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. May in Pittsburgh sees daily highs of 72°F and lows of 53°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Fri) so you can drive to Rochester.

Things to do in Pittsburgh

Parks · Neighborhoods · Zoos & Aquariums · Museums

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Rochester

Flower City

Blending big-city culture with small-town charm, Rochester sits on the southern shore of Lake Ontario.
Take a break from Rochester with a short trip to Letchworth State Park in Castile, about 1h 5 min away. Next up on the itinerary: stroll around Highland Park, explore the landscape on two wheels at Erie Canal Trail, take an in-depth tour of George Eastman Museum, and have fun and explore at The Strong National Museum of Play.

To find reviews, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Rochester online sightseeing planner.

Traveling by car from Pittsburgh to Rochester takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a train. In May in Rochester, expect temperatures between 70°F during the day and 49°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Mon) to allow time to drive to Syracuse.

Things to do in Rochester

Parks · Museums · Nature · Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trip

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Syracuse

Syracuse is a city in, and the county seat of, Onondaga County, New York, in the United States. Explore Syracuse's surroundings by going to DROOZ And Company (in Skaneateles), Hopshire Farms and Brewery (in Freeville) and Greek Peak Mountain Resort (in Virgil). There's still lots to do: take an in-depth tour of Erie Canal Museum, see the interesting displays at It's A Wonderful Life Museum, don't miss a visit to Clinton Square, and admire the majestic nature at Taughannock Falls State Park.

To see reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Syracuse trip site.

Getting from Rochester to Syracuse by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. In May in Syracuse, expect temperatures between 71°F during the day and 48°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Thu) so you can drive to Burlington.

Things to do in Syracuse

Parks · Shopping · Nature · Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trips

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Burlington

Burlington is the most populous city in the U.S. Change things up with these side-trips from Burlington: Stowe (Trapp Family Lodge Outdoor Center, Stowe Recreation Path, &more), Whiteface Mountain (in Wilmington) and Keeseville (Ausable Chasm & Mace Chasm Farm). There's much more to do: stroll around Dog Mountain Home of Stephen Huneck Gallery, explore the striking landscape at The Basin at Franconia Notch State Park, see the interesting displays at Shelburne Museum, and hike along Burlington Bike Path.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, read Burlington journey planner.

Getting from Syracuse to Burlington by car takes about 5 hours. Other options: fly; or take a bus. In June, daytime highs in Burlington are 77°F, while nighttime lows are 57°F. On the 19th (Sat), you'll have the morning to explore before heading back home.

Things to do in Burlington

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Historic Sites

Side Trips

United States travel guide

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Specialty Museums · Beaches · Historic Sites
More than the country of car-packed streets seen in TV shows and movies, the United States of America is a complex and diverse home to over 300 million people living in a wide range of landscapes and climates. From its big-city skyscrapers to its sprawling natural parks, the country's ''melting pot'' combines many ethnic groups that share a strong sense of national identity despite their cultural differences. A country of road trips and big blue skies, the United States harbors orderly cities filled with restaurants, parks, museums, and innumerable sightseeing opportunities, as well as pristine natural areas perfect for a holiday in the great outdoors. To see as much as you can of this diverse land quickly, drive over some of the more than 6 million km (4 million mi) of highways leading through deserts, mountain peaks, fertile fields, and giant urban centers.