7 days in United States Itinerary

7 days in United States Itinerary

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7 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Schaumburg
Subway + Fly:  3​h 45​min
1
Cleveland
— Few hours
Drive:  5​h 30​min
2
Indianapolis
— 1 day
Drive:  3​h 30​min
3
Springfield
— 1 night
Drive:  5​h 15​min
4
Wisconsin Dells
— 1 day
Train:  2​h
5
Milwaukee
— 1 night
Train:  1​h 30​min
6
Chicago
— 1 night
Subway + Fly:  3​h
7
Traverse City
— 1 night
Fly + Subway:  2​h 30​min
End: Schaumburg

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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.
Start off your visit on the 2nd (Sun): admire the masterpieces at The Cleveland Museum of Art, stroll the grounds of Lake View Cemetery, and then make a trip to Wade Memorial Chapel.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Cleveland trip planner.

Schaumburg to Cleveland is an approximately 4-hour combination of subway and flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Schaumburg to Cleveland is 1 hour. June in Cleveland sees daily highs of 77°F and lows of 64°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Sun) so you can go by car to Indianapolis.

Things to do in Cleveland

Historic Sites Museums
Highlights from your plan
Lake View Cemetery ©
Lake View Cemetery
The Cleveland Museum of Art ©
The Cleveland Museum of Art
Wade Memorial Chapel ©
Wade Memorial Chapel

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Mon): examine the collection at Indianapolis Museum of Art and then browse the exhibits of Indianapolis Motor Speedway Museum.

To find photos, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Indianapolis journey planner.

Drive from Cleveland to Indianapolis in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of flight and bus. In June, daytime highs in Indianapolis are 82°F, while nighttime lows are 63°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Mon) so you can go by car to Springfield.

Things to do in Indianapolis

Museums Historic Sites Parks
Highlights from your plan
Indianapolis Museum of Art ©
Indianapolis Museum of Art
Indianapolis Motor Speedway Museum ©

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Springfield

Springfield ©
Springfield is the capital of Illinois, but its real significance is as the hometown of Abraham Lincoln.
Kick off your visit on the 4th (Tue): contemplate the long history of Dana-Thomas House, appreciate the extensive heritage of Lincoln Home National Historic Site, then get a sense of history and politics at Old State Capitol, and finally make a trip to Lincoln Tomb & War Memorials.

To find other places to visit, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Springfield online attractions planner .

Traveling by car from Indianapolis to Springfield takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Indianapolis to Springfield due to the time zone difference. Expect a daytime high around 85°F in June, and nighttime lows around 65°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Tue) so you can drive to Wisconsin Dells.

Things to do in Springfield

Historic Sites Museums
Highlights from your plan
Dana-Thomas House ©
Dana-Thomas House
Old State Capitol ©
Old State Capitol
Lincoln Home National Historic Site ©

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Wisconsin Dells

Named after a nearby scenic gorge famous for its steep sandstone formations, Wisconsin Dells features more than 20 water parks, making it one of the most popular vacation areas in this region.
On the 5th (Wed), play a few rounds at Pirate's Cove Adventure Golf, then kick your exploration up a notch at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks, and then see the interesting displays at Mr Marvel's Wondertorium.

To find more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Wisconsin Dells trip maker .

Getting from Springfield to Wisconsin Dells by car takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight, bus, and train; or do a combination of bus and train. Traveling from Springfield in June, expect Wisconsin Dells to be little chillier, temps between 77°F and 57°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Wed) to allow enough time to take a train to Milwaukee.

Things to do in Wisconsin Dells

Outdoors Golf Tours
Highlights from your plan
Zipline
Pirate's Cove Adventure Golf ©
Pirate's Cove Adventure Golf

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Milwaukee

Milwaukee ©
Milwaukee boasts well-preserved historical districts with a rich European past and a strong beer-brewing tradition.
On the 6th (Thu), wander the streets of Historic Third Ward, then admire the masterpieces at Milwaukee Art Museum, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Atwater Park & Beach.

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

Take a train from Wisconsin Dells to Milwaukee in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. In June, plan for daily highs up to 76°F, and evening lows to 58°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Thu) early enough to catch the train to Chicago.

Things to do in Milwaukee

Outdoors Shopping Beaches

Side Trip

Atwater Park & Beach
Highlights from your plan
Milwaukee Art Museum ©
Milwaukee Art Museum
Historic Third Ward ©
Historic Third Ward

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Chicago

Chicago ©
A huge and vibrant city, Chicago is home to top-notch theaters, shops, museums, galleries, and restaurants.
Kick off your visit on the 7th (Fri): examine the collection at The Field Museum, then admire all the interesting features of Millennium Park, and then explore the world behind art at The Art Institute of Chicago.

To find ratings, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Chicago trip planning website .

Take a train from Milwaukee to Chicago in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In June, daytime highs in Chicago are 81°F, while nighttime lows are 63°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Traverse City.

Things to do in Chicago

Museums Childrens Museums Parks
Highlights from your plan
The Art Institute of Chicago ©
The Art Institute of Chicago
Field Museum ©
Field Museum
Millennium Park ©
Millennium 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.
On the 8th (Sat), don't miss a visit to Old Mission Lighthouse, do a tasting at Brys Estate Vineyard & Winery, then take a stroll through Front Street, and finally browse the different shops at The Village at Grand Traverse Commons.

To find reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Traverse City trip itinerary planner.

Getting from Chicago to Traverse City by combination of subway and flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and car; or drive. The time zone difference moving from Central Standard Time (CST) to Eastern Standard Time (EST) is 1 hour. Prepare for a bit cooler weather when traveling from Chicago in June: high temperatures in Traverse City hover around 76°F and lows are around 54°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Traverse City

Historic Sites Shopping Neighborhoods
Highlights from your plan
Mission Point Lighthouse ©
Mission Point Lighthouse
Brys Estate Vineyard & Winery ©
Brys Estate Vineyard & Winery

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