8 days in Princeton, Great Lakes USA & Morgantown Itinerary

8 days in Princeton, Great Lakes USA & Morgantown Itinerary

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Drive
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Princeton
— 1 day
Fly
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Traverse City
— 1 night
Fly
3
Chicago
— 4 nights
Fly
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Columbus
— 1 night
Drive
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Morgantown
— 1 night
Drive

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Princeton

College Town

Best known as the home of Princeton University, the town of Princeton centers around the Ivy League school and its stone, vine-covered buildings.
Kick off your visit on the 16th (Wed): explore the world behind art at Princeton University Art Museum and then get reinvigorated at Alchemy Mind and Body.

To find traveler tips, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, read Princeton trip itinerary site.

Washington DC to Princeton is an approximately 3.5-hour car ride. You can also take a train; or take a bus. Expect slightly colder evenings in Princeton when traveling from Washington DC in September, with lows around 58°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Traverse City.

Things to do in Princeton

Museums · Spas

Side Trip

1
night
Traverse City

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.
Kick off your visit on the 17th (Thu): sample some tasty brews at a beer tour and tasting, then learn about winemaking at Left Foot Charley Winery, and then do a tasting at Suttons Bay Ciders.

To find photos, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Traverse City trip itinerary maker app.

You can fly from Princeton to Traverse City in 7 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. While traveling from Princeton, expect little chillier days and about the same nights in Traverse City, ranging from highs of 74°F to lows of 54°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Thu) early enough to travel to Chicago.

Things to do in Traverse City

Tours · Breweries & Distilleries · Wineries

Side Trip

4
nights
Chicago

Windy City

A huge and vibrant city, Chicago is home to top-notch theaters, shops, museums, galleries, and restaurants.
Chicago is known for museums, parks, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: admire the masterpieces at The Art Institute of Chicago, get in on the family fun at Navy Pier, engage your brain at Museum of Science and Industry, and stroll around Millennium Park.

To see more things to do, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Chicago tour itinerary builder site.

You can fly from Traverse City to Chicago in 5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Traverse City to Chicago. Traveling from Traverse City in September, expect somewhat warmer with lows of 61°F in Chicago. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Mon) early enough to travel to Columbus.

Things to do in Chicago

Museums · Theme Parks · Childrens Museums · Shopping

Side Trip

1
night
Columbus

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.
Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Tue): indulge in some culinary diversions at Columbus Food Adventures, learn the secrets of beer at Pedal Wagon Columbus, and then wander the streets of Short North Arts District.

For maps, photos, reviews, and tourist information, use the Columbus journey builder app.

Traveling by flight from Chicago to Columbus takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Traveling from Chicago to Columbus, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. September in Columbus sees daily highs of 79°F and lows of 58°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Tue) so you can travel to Morgantown.

Things to do in Columbus

Tours · Neighborhoods · Outdoors · Breweries & Distilleries

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Morgantown

Start off your visit on the 23rd (Wed): stroll through Cheat Lake Trail, then learn about winemaking at Forks of Cheat Winery, and then gain insight at West Virginia University.

To see where to stay, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Morgantown trip planner.

You can drive from Columbus to Morgantown in 3.5 hours. September in Morgantown sees daily highs of 79°F and lows of 58°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Wed) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Morgantown

Wineries · Wildlife · Trails · Parks

Side Trips