7 days in United States Itinerary

7 days in United States Itinerary

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7 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Springfield
Drive:  1​h 45​min
1
Champaign
— 1 day
Drive:  3​h
2
Indianapolis
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h
3
Columbus
— 1 night
Fly:  4​h
4
New York City
— 2 nights
train:  1​h 45​min
5
Philadelphia
— 1 night
Fly:  3​h 45​min
6
Pittsburgh
— 1 night
Fly:  6​h 45​min
End: Springfield

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day
Champaign

Champaign
Champaign is a city in Champaign County, Illinois, United States. To find ratings, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Champaign travel itinerary planner.

Springfield to Champaign is an approximately 1.5-hour car ride. In March, daytime highs in Champaign are 48°F, while nighttime lows are 29°F. You will leave for Indianapolis on the 15th (Fri).

Things to do in Champaign

Parks Nightlife Museums

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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 16th (Sat): have some family-friendly fun at Bad Axe Throwing and then test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms.

To see photos, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Indianapolis trip planner .

You can drive from Champaign to Indianapolis in 2.5 hours. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Champaign to Indianapolis. March in Indianapolis sees daily highs of 49°F and lows of 31°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Columbus.

Things to do in Indianapolis

Fun & Games
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Bad Axe Throwing ©
Bad Axe Throwing
Room Escape Games

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night
Columbus

Columbus ©
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.
On the 17th (Sun), test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms, then get your game on at Columbus Axe Throwing, and then take in nature's colorful creations at Inniswood Metro Gardens.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Columbus road trip planner .

Traveling by car from Indianapolis to Columbus takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. In March, daytime highs in Columbus are 49°F, while nighttime lows are 31°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to New York City.

Things to do in Columbus

Fun & Games Parks

Side Trip

Inniswood Metro Gardens
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Columbus Axe Throwing ©
Columbus Axe Throwing
Room Escape Games
Inniswood Metro Gardens ©
Inniswood Metro Gardens

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nights
New York City

New York City ©
Writer Pearl Buck once called New York City “a place apart,” and this giant urban center remains unlike any other in the world.
Start off your visit on the 18th (Mon): appreciate the history behind 9/11 Memorial and then go for a walk through Central Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 19th (Tue): admire the masterpieces at The Metropolitan Museum of Art, then make a trip to Times Square, and then take in panoramic vistas at Empire State Building.

To see reviews, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, read New York City trip itinerary planner .

You can fly from Columbus to New York City in 4 hours. Other options are to fly; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 49°F in March, and nighttime lows around 35°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Tue) early enough to take a train to Philadelphia.

Things to do in New York City

Parks Museums Historic Sites
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Central Park ©
Central Park
Empire State Building ©
Empire State Building
The Metropolitan Museum of Art ©
The Metropolitan Museum of Art

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Philadelphia

Philadelphia ©
Steeped in cultural and historical heritage, Philadelphia is known as the birthplace of U.S.
On the 20th (Wed), get a sense of history and politics at Independence Hall, appreciate the history behind Liberty Bell Center, then admire the masterpieces at Philadelphia Museum of Art, and finally stroll through Wissahickon Valley Park.

To see ratings, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Philadelphia road trip planner .

You can take a train from New York City to Philadelphia in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. March in Philadelphia sees daily highs of 50°F and lows of 33°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Pittsburgh.

Things to do in Philadelphia

Parks Museums Historic Sites
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Wissahickon Valley Park ©
Wissahickon Valley Park
Philadelphia Museum of Art ©
Philadelphia Museum of Art
Independence Hall ©
Independence Hall

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Pittsburgh

Pittsburgh ©
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.
On the 21st (Thu), admire the natural beauty at Phipps Conservatory and Botanical Gardens, see the interesting displays at Bicycle Heaven, and then explore and take pictures at PNC Park.

For photos, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Pittsburgh trip planner .

You can fly from Philadelphia to Pittsburgh in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. March in Pittsburgh sees daily highs of 47°F and lows of 30°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Thu) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Pittsburgh

Historic Sites Parks Museums
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Bicycle Heaven ©
Bicycle Heaven
PNC Park ©
PNC Park

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