60 days in United States Itinerary

60 days in United States Itinerary

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Chicago
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Detroit
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Cleveland
— 8 nights
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Pittsburgh
— 8 nights
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Boston
— 8 nights
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New York City
— 10 nights
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Washington DC
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Chicago

— 7 nights

Windy City

A huge and vibrant city, Chicago is home to top-notch theaters, shops, museums, galleries, and restaurants.
Explore hidden gems such as Milwaukee Art Museum and Basilica of the Sacred Heart. Museum-lovers will get to explore Milwaukee Public Museum and Field Museum. Venture out of the city with trips to South Bend (Rum Village Park & Grotto of Our Lady Lourdes), Willowbrook Wildlife Center (in Glen Ellyn) and Riverwalk Lot (in Naperville). There's much more to do: explore the world behind art at The Art Institute of Chicago, admire the striking features of Skydeck Chicago - Willis Tower, take an in-depth tour of Chicago History Museum, and see the interesting displays at Money Museum at the Federal Reserve Bank.

For photos, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Chicago trip itinerary builder website.

Columbus to Chicago is an approximately 6-hour car ride. You can also fly; or drive; or do a combination of bus and train. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time to Central Standard Time is minus 1 hour. Traveling from Columbus in April, expect nights in Chicago to be about the same, around 40°F, while days are little chillier, around 59°F. You'll have a few hours on the 11th (Sun) to wrap things up before traveling to Detroit.

Things to do in Chicago

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Wildlife

Side Trips

Detroit

— 7 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.
You'll explore and learn at Detroit Institute of Arts and Arab American National Museum. For shopping fun, head to Pure Detroit or Somerset Collection. Explore Detroit's surroundings by going to Ann Arbor (Kelsey Museum of Archaeology & University of Michigan Museum of Art), Imagination Station (in Toledo) and Marvin's Marvelous Mechanical Museum (in Farmington). Next up on the itinerary: contemplate the long history of The 577 Foundation, examine the collection at Dossin Great Lakes Museum, get engrossed in the history at Detroit Historical Museum, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Old St. Mary's Church.

To see photos, ratings, maps, and tourist information, read our Detroit itinerary maker.

Traveling by car from Chicago to Detroit takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive; or take a train. The time zone difference when traveling from Chicago to Detroit is 1 hour. In April, daytime highs in Detroit are 57°F, while nighttime lows are 38°F. You'll set off for Cleveland on the 18th (Sun).

Things to do in Detroit

Museums · Shopping · Historic Sites · Wildlife

Side Trips

Cleveland

— 8 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.
The Cleveland Museum of Art and A Christmas Story House will appeal to museum buffs. Explore hidden gems such as West Side Market and Rock & Roll Hall of Fame. Change things up with these side-trips from Cleveland: Amish and Mennonite Heritage Center (in Berlin), Merry-Go-Round Museum (in Sandusky) and Dover (Warther Museum & Auman Museum of Radio and Television). There's lots more to do: get engrossed in the history at Rutherford B. Hayes Presidential Library & Museums, stop by b.a. Sweetie Candy Company, stroll the grounds of Lake View Cemetery, and examine the collection at Federal Reserve Bank of Cleveland: Learning Center and Money Museum.

To find reviews, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Cleveland tour planner.

You can drive from Detroit to Cleveland in 3 hours. Other options are to fly; or drive; or take a bus. April in Cleveland sees daily highs of 57°F and lows of 40°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Pittsburgh.

Things to do in Cleveland

Museums · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Shopping

Side Trips

Pittsburgh

— 8 nights

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.
Get a sense of the local culture at Phipps Conservatory and Botanical Gardens and Johnstown Flood Museum. Explore hidden gems such as Mount Washington and The Butler Institute of American Art. Venture out of the city with trips to Old Economy Village (in Ambridge), The Westmoreland Museum of American Art (in Greensburg) and Meadowcroft Rockshelter and Historic Village (in Avella). There's much more to do: take a stroll through Strip District, steep yourself in history at USS Requin, examine the collection at Frick Art and Historical Center, and pause for some serene contemplation at Saint Anthony Chapel.

Before you visit Pittsburgh, use our trip planner to discover what you can do and see there.

Traveling by car from Cleveland to Pittsburgh takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. When traveling from Cleveland in April, plan for a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Pittsburgh: temperatures range from 63°F by day to 43°F at night. You'll set off for Boston on the 4th (Tue).

Things to do in Pittsburgh

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Boston

— 8 nights

Beantown

Rich in museums, restaurants, shops, and historical sites, Boston attracts over 16 million visitors each year. New England's largest and most influential city, Boston ranks among the world's major centers of education and culture.
Visit Granary Burying Ground and Hancock-Clarke House for their historical value. Museum-lovers will appreciate Museum of Fine Arts and Buckman Tavern. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Boston: Lexington Green (in Lexington), Plymouth (The Jenney, Burial Hill, &more) and Concord (Minuteman National Park - Old North Bridge, Louisa May Alcott's Orchard House, &more). And it doesn't end there: get engrossed in the history at John F. Kennedy Presidential Museum & Library, admire the masterpieces at Harvard Art Museums, explore the galleries of Old State House, and stroll the grounds of Mount Auburn Cemetery.

To find maps, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Boston trip planner.

Traveling by car from Pittsburgh to Boston takes 10.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive; or take a bus. When traveling from Pittsburgh in May, plan for little chillier days in Boston, with highs around 67°F, while nights are about the same with lows around 50°F. You will leave for New York City on the 12th (Wed).

Things to do in Boston

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Nature

Side Trips

New York City

— 10 nights

Big Apple

Writer Pearl Buck once called New York City “a place apart,” and this giant urban center remains unlike any other in the world.
Visit The Met Cloisters and St. Patrick's Cathedral for their historical value. The Metropolitan Museum of Art and 9/11 Memorial are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Take a break from New York City with a short trip to Woodbury Common Premium Outlets in Central Valley, about 1h 10 min away. The adventure continues: admire the masterpieces at The Museum of Modern Art (MoMA), take a stroll through SoHo, stop by Greenwich Village, and see the interesting displays at Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum.

For traveler tips, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, use the New York City online vacation maker.

You can drive from Boston to New York City in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive; or take a train. In May, daytime highs in New York City are 69°F, while nighttime lows are 55°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sat) early enough to fly to Washington DC.

Things to do in New York City

Museums · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Shopping

Side Trips

Washington DC

— 11 nights
The capital of the United States, the District of Columbia contains the lion's share of the country's most treasured monuments, memorials, and public museums.
Museum-lovers will get to explore Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History and United States Holocaust Memorial Museum. Step off the beaten path and head to National Gallery of Art and National Museum of African American History and Culture. Get out of town with these interesting Washington DC side-trips: Gettysburg (St. Francis Xavier Catholic Church, Dobbin House Tavern, &more), Baltimore (Historic Ships in Baltimore & American Visionary Art Museum) and National Museum of the Marine Corps (in Triangle). There's still lots to do: get engrossed in the history at National Portrait Gallery, admire the masterpieces at Smithsonian American Art Museum, take in the spiritual surroundings of Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception, and take a stroll through Georgetown.

To find other places to visit, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Washington DC trip builder.

Traveling by car from New York City to Washington DC takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a train; or drive. When traveling from New York City in May, plan for a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Washington DC: temperatures range from 76°F by day to 58°F at night. On the 2nd (Wed), you'll have the morning to explore before heading back home.

Things to do in Washington DC

Museums · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Parks

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.