8 days in Ohio, Michigan & Iowa Itinerary

8 days in Ohio, Michigan & Iowa Itinerary

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Fly to Detroit Metropolitan Wayne County Airport, Drive to Cleveland
— 3 nights
— 1 night
Council Bluffs
— 2 nights
Drive to Eppley Airfield, Fly to Hyderabad



— 3 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.
Get out of town with these interesting Cleveland side-trips: Nativity Museum and replica of Bethlehem's cave (in Akron), Youngstown (The Butler Institute of American Art & Fellows Riverside Gardens) and The Upton House (in Warren). There's much more to do: examine the collection at Rock & Roll Hall of Fame, make a trip to A Christmas Story House, explore the world behind art at The Cleveland Museum of Art, and hunt for treasures at West Side Market.

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Hyderabad, India to Cleveland is an approximately 27-hour combination of flight and car. You can also fly. The time zone difference moving from India Standard Time to Eastern Standard Time is minus 10.5 hours. Traveling from Hyderabad in April, expect Cleveland to be much colder, temps between 16°C and 5°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Wed) to allow enough time to fly to Detroit.

Things to do in Cleveland

Museums · Historic Sites · Casinos · Shopping

Side Trips


— 1 night

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.
On the 8th (Thu), explore the world behind art at Detroit Institute of Arts, then see the interesting displays at The Henry Ford, and then contemplate the long history of Motown Museum.

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You can fly from Cleveland to Detroit in 2.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. In April in Detroit, expect temperatures between 16°C during the day and 3°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Thu) to allow enough time to fly to Council Bluffs.

Things to do in Detroit

Museums · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Council Bluffs

— 2 nights
Council Bluffs is a city in and the county seat of Pottawattamie County, Iowa, United States. Kick off your visit on the 9th (Fri): walk around Hitchcock Nature Center, get engrossed in the history at Union Pacific Railroad Museum, and then try to win big at Horseshoe Council Bluffs.

For reviews, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Council Bluffs visit planner.

Getting from Detroit to Council Bluffs by flight takes about 4 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of train and taxi. The time zone difference when traveling from Detroit to Council Bluffs is minus 1 hour. Expect a daytime high around 19°C in April, and nighttime lows around 5°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Sat) to allow enough time to fly back home.

Things to do in Council Bluffs

Casinos · Parks · Wildlife · Fun & Games

Side Trip

Ohio travel guide

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.

Michigan travel guide

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.

Iowa travel guide

Casinos · Historic Sites · Specialty Museums
The Hawkeye State
Part of the American heartland, Iowa is marked by a strong agricultural heritage, with farmland encompassing around 90 percent of the state's land. However, a holiday in Iowa offers more than corn and cows: you'll also discover charming towns, beautiful lakes, and a handful of vibrant cities. Iowa City, a university town, provides a healthy dose of culture and nightlife, with a youthful and artistic vibe fueled by a sizable student population. A trip to some of Iowa's small towns provides a true American experience. Fortunately, the welcoming residents bear very little resemblance to the dour Iowans portrayed in Grant Wood's famous painting "American Gothic."