60 days in Continental USA Itinerary

60 days in Continental USA Itinerary

Created using Inspirock United States trip planner

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Cleveland
— 6 nights
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Columbus
— 7 nights
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Lexington
— 5 nights
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Cincinnati
— 6 nights
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Detroit
— 6 nights
Fly to Pellston, Ferry to Mackinac Island
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Mackinac Island
— 3 nights
Ferry to Mackinaw, Bus to Traverse City
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Traverse City
— 7 nights
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Hammond
— 3 nights
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Indianapolis
— 6 nights
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Louisville
— 7 nights
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Bowling Green
— 3 nights

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Cleveland

— 6 nights

Forest City

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 Cedar Point (in Sandusky), Geneva (M Cellars & Hundley Cellars) and Matus Winery (in Wakeman). There's still lots to do: see the interesting displays at Rock & Roll Hall of Fame, visit Gateway District, stop by Ashery Country Store, and explore the world behind art at The Cleveland Museum of Art.

To see maps, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Cleveland day trip planner.

Pittsburgh to Cleveland is an approximately 2.5-hour car ride. You can also take a bus; or take a train. In October in Cleveland, expect temperatures between 65°F during the day and 51°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 2nd (Wed) early enough to go by car to Columbus.

Things to do in Cleveland

Wineries · Neighborhoods · Museums · Shopping

Side Trips

Columbus

— 7 nights

The Discovery City

More than just one of the nation's top business centers, Columbus is a mixture of many different parts of America, situated at the spot where the so-called "Bible Belt" meets the varied cultures of the Great Plains and Appalachia.
Get out of town with these interesting Columbus side-trips: Georgian Museum (in Lancaster), Logan (Cedar Falls Hiking Trail, Ash Cave, &more) and Zipline (in Rockbridge). And it doesn't end there: take a stroll through Easton Town Center, admire the majestic nature at Hocking Hills State Park, sample some tasty brews at Pedal Wagon Columbus, and stop by Arena District.

For reviews, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Columbus sightseeing planner.

Drive from Cleveland to Columbus in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. Expect a daytime high around 52°F in November, and nighttime lows around 35°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Lexington.

Things to do in Columbus

Parks · Neighborhoods · Outdoors · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Lexington

— 5 nights

Horse Capital of the World

Known internationally as the "Horse Capital of the World," Lexington boasts a thriving economy resting largely on its thoroughbred racehorse industry.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Lexington: Wilderness Trail Distillery (in Danville), Lawrenceburg (Four Roses, Wild Turkey Distillery, &more) and Frankfort (Castle & Key Distillery & Buffalo Trace Distillery). The adventure continues: try your luck at Keeneland, relax in the rural setting at Mill Ridge Farm, do sightseeing your way with Unique Horse Farm Tours, and brush up on your knowledge of spirits at James E. Pepper Distillery.

For where to stay, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Lexington online trip builder.

Drive from Columbus to Lexington in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. In November, daily temperatures in Lexington can reach 56°F, while at night they dip to 36°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Mon) so you can drive to Cincinnati.

Things to do in Lexington

Breweries & Distilleries · Museums · Fun & Games · Outdoors

Side Trips

Cincinnati

— 6 nights

The Queen of the West

Situated on the north bank of the Ohio River, Cincinnati distinguished itself as the only U.S. city that left a favorable impression on one of its most famous 19th-century visitors, English author Charles Dickens.
Explore Cincinnati's surroundings by going to Dayton (Carillon Historical Park & National Museum of the US Air Force), The Ridge Winery Tasting Room (in Vevay) and Boone County Distilling Co. (in Independence). And it doesn't end there: learn the secrets of beer at Cincy Brew Bus, get thoroughly spooked out with a ghost and vampire tour, pause for some serene contemplation at Cathedral Basilica of St. Peter in Chains, and enjoy unforgettable views with a balloon tour.

For traveler tips, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Cincinnati travel route site.

You can drive from Lexington to Cincinnati in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. November in Cincinnati sees daily highs of 54°F and lows of 33°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Sun) so you can catch the flight to Detroit.

Things to do in Cincinnati

Wineries · Tours · Breweries & Distilleries · Museums

Side Trips

Detroit

— 6 nights

The Motor City

Founded in 1701 by a French explorer and adventurer, Detroit exerted a profound impact on the world for most of the 20th century.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Detroit: Ann Arbor (Main Street & Kerrytown) and Frankenmuth (Bronner's Christmas Wonderland & St. Julian Winery). And it doesn't end there: admire the masterpieces at Detroit Institute of Arts, take a stroll through Detroit Downtown, visit Greektown, and browse the exhibits of Detroit Cultural Center Historic District.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, use the Detroit trip itinerary maker site.

Traveling by flight from Cincinnati to Detroit takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Cincinnati in November, expect nights in Detroit to be about the same, around 34°F, while days are little chillier, around 48°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Sat) early enough to travel to Mackinac Island.

Things to do in Detroit

Neighborhoods · Museums · Historic Sites · Shopping

Side Trips

Mackinac Island

— 3 nights
Mackinac Island is a city in Mackinac County in the U.S. state of Michigan. Mackinac Island is known for nature, museums, and parks. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: indulge in some personalized pampering at Lilac Tree Spa, don't miss a visit to Is It You Spot From Somewhere in Time Movie!, enjoy the sea views from Round Island Lighthouse, and contemplate the long history of Fort Holmes.

For more things to do, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, read Mackinac Island online itinerary builder.

Getting from Detroit to Mackinac Island by combination of flight and ferry takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and ferry; or do a combination of bus and ferry. When traveling from Detroit in November, plan for little chillier days in Mackinac Island, with highs around 42°F, while nights are about the same with lows around 32°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 29th (Tue) so you can travel to Traverse City.

Things to do in Mackinac Island

Historic Sites · Outdoors · Tours · Museums

Traverse City

— 7 nights

Cherry Capital of the World

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.
Explore Traverse City's surroundings by going to Chateau Fontaine (in Leland), Leelanau Wine Cellars (in Omena) and Kayaking & Canoeing (in Glen Arbor). There's much more to do: do a tasting at Brys Estate Vineyard & Winery, indulge your senses at Old Mission Tours, take a stroll through Front Street, and brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Northern Latitudes Distillery.

To see reviews and more tourist information, you can read our Traverse City trip itinerary planning website.

Getting from Mackinac Island to Traverse City by combination of ferry and bus takes about 5 hours. In November in Traverse City, expect temperatures between 46°F during the day and 32°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Tue) early enough to fly to Hammond.

Things to do in Traverse City

Wineries · Tours · Shopping · Breweries & Distilleries

Side Trips

Hammond

— 3 nights
Hammond is a city in Lake County, Indiana, United States. Change things up with these side-trips from Hammond: Morton Arboretum (in Lisle), Brookfield Zoo (in Brookfield) and New Buffalo (Wine Tours & Tastings & Four Winds Casino). The adventure continues: try your luck at Horseshoe Hammond, enjoy the scholastic atmosphere at University of Notre Dame, and kick back and relax at Whihala Beach.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Hammond driving holiday planner.

Fly from Traverse City to Hammond in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time to Central Standard Time, which is usually a -1 hour difference. In December, daytime highs in Hammond are 36°F, while nighttime lows are 23°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Fri) early enough to drive to Indianapolis.

Things to do in Hammond

Parks · Fun & Games · Casinos · Outdoors

Side Trips

Indianapolis

— 6 nights

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.
Get out of town with these interesting Indianapolis side-trips: Harrah's Hoosier Park Racing & Casino (in Anderson), Hopwood Cellars Winery (in Zionsville) and Urban Vines Winery & Brewery Co. (in Westfield). There's lots more to do: take in nature's colorful creations at The Miller House and Garden, do a tasting at Oliver Winery, examine the collection at Indianapolis Motor Speedway Museum, and get to know the resident critters at Indianapolis Zoo.

To see photos, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Indianapolis holiday maker website.

Traveling by car from Hammond to Indianapolis takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of train and bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Hammond to Indianapolis is 1 hour. In December in Indianapolis, expect temperatures between 41°F during the day and 27°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Thu) so you can go by car to Louisville.

Things to do in Indianapolis

Museums · Parks · Wineries · Fun & Games

Side Trips

Louisville

— 7 nights

Derby City

Kentucky’s largest city, Louisville, is best known as the home of the Kentucky Derby.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Louisville: Bardstown (Barton 1792 Distillery, Willett Distilling Company, &more), Maker's Mark (in Loretto) and Limestone Branch Distillery (in Lebanon). There's still lots to do: explore the fascinating underground world of Louisville Mega Cavern, catch the contagious excitement of Churchill Downs, brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Evan Williams Bourbon Experience, and see the interesting displays at Louisville Slugger Museum & Factory.

To see ratings, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Louisville online trip itinerary builder.

You can drive from Indianapolis to Louisville in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Indianapolis in December; daily highs in Louisville reach 48°F and lows reach 33°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Thu) to allow time to drive to Bowling Green.

Things to do in Louisville

Breweries & Distilleries · Tours · Fun & Games · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Bowling Green

— 3 nights
Bowling Green is a home rule-class city in and the county seat of Warren County, Kentucky, United States. Get out of town with these interesting Bowling Green side-trips: Beachaven Vineyards & Winery (in Clarksville), Casey Jones Distillery (in Hopkinsville) and Kentucky Down Under Adventure Zoo (in Horse Cave). There's much more to do: Head underground at Mammoth Cave, see the interesting displays at National Corvette Museum, and explore the striking landscape at Lost River Cave.

For reviews, photos, and tourist information, use the Bowling Green trip planner.

You can drive from Louisville to Bowling Green in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Louisville to Bowling Green is minus 1 hour. December in Bowling Green sees daily highs of 51°F and lows of 33°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Bowling Green

Parks · Nature · Zoos & Aquariums · Museums

Side Trips

Ohio travel guide

4.2
Specialty Museums · Casinos · Water Parks
The Buckeye State
Nicknamed the "Heart of It All" because of its heart-like shape, Ohio is perhaps best described as a mosaic of big cities and small towns, with vast tracts of farmland in between. Always a major industrial and political player in the country, the state was the home to eight American presidents and the Wright brothers, inventors of the airplane. The first man to walk on the Moon came from Ohio, as did 23 other astronauts. More than just an overachiever in science, industry, and politics, the state is also a serious holiday destination, featuring both traditional Amish farms and bustling cities with a great selection of things to do.

Kentucky travel guide

4.5
Caves · Specialty Museums · Distilleries
The Bluegrass State
A diverse region of sprawling farmland and rich cultural heritage, Kentucky is the birthplace of American horse racing and home to the world-famous Kentucky Derby. While the cities of Lexington and Louisville experience the majority of the state's tourism, Kentucky is also a favorite among outdoor enthusiasts with its array of natural attractions, including the Cumberland Gap and the world's longest cave system at Mammoth Cave National Park. Take a tour through original Civil War battlefields to delve into the nation's history, or head to one of the many bourbon distilleries to learn more about Kentucky's most famous export.

Michigan travel guide

4.7
Specialty Museums · Gift & Specialty Shops · State Parks
Great Lakes State
A state inextricably tied to its waterways, Michigan does water activities better than almost any other place in the country. Things to do in the state include numerous opportunities to swim, fish, sail, motorboat, and canoe. The country's only state to stretch over two peninsulas, Michigan features a long freshwater coastline. In a land of nearly 65,000 inland lakes and ponds, you can never be too far from a natural water source. Michigan's major claim to fame is its status as the center of the U.S. automotive industry, with the Detroit metropolitan area housing the country's three major car manufacturers. The city is also a major center of culture, the birthplace of the Motown Sound, and the home of several museums and other tourist attractions. Farther from the big urban centers, Michigan offers visitors a world of apple and cherry orchards, rustic villages, and picturesque vineyards.

Indiana travel guide

4.1
Casinos · Room Escape Games · Specialty Museums
The Hoosier State
With an extensive history of motorsports, Indiana's main claim to fame is the popular automobile race held each year in its capital city. A mostly rural state, Indiana is a land of till plains and lakes, its appearance a result of traces left behind by receding glaciers. The central section of the state, mostly flat with some rolling hills, contains some of the country's most fertile farmland. The state also contains almost 39,000 km (24,000 mi) of waterways, including the Wabash River, the longest free-flowing river east of the Mississippi. For a genuine "Hoosier" experience, tour the state's slow-paced small towns, noted for their hospitality and outstanding local cuisine. You'll remember the warmth and charm long after your vacation is over.