9 days in United States Itinerary

9 days in United States Itinerary

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Train
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Philadelphia
— 1 day
Drive
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Gettysburg
— 1 night
Drive
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Pittsburgh
— 1 night
Drive
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Cleveland
— 1 night
Drive
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Cincinnati
— 1 night
Drive
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Indianapolis
— 1 night
Drive
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Hammond
— 1 night
Drive
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Milwaukee
— 1 night
Fly
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Detroit
— 1 night
Fly

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Philadelphia

The City of Brotherly Love

Steeped in cultural and historical heritage, Philadelphia is known as the birthplace of U.S.
On the 27th (Sat), admire the masterpieces at Philadelphia Museum of Art, then try to win big at Harrah's Philadelphia, and then steep yourself in history at Independence Hall.

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New York City to Philadelphia is an approximately 2-hour train ride. You can also drive; or take a bus. In April, plan for daily highs up to 65°F, and evening lows to 45°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Sat) early enough to drive to Gettysburg.

Things to do in Philadelphia

Fun & Games · Casinos · Museums · Historic Sites

Side Trip

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Gettysburg

Located near the memorial park marking the site of one of the largest Civil War battles, the town of Gettysburg sits in a landscape of rolling green hills with views of the Blue Ridge Mountains in the distance.
Start off your visit on the 28th (Sun): take in the history at Gettysburg National Military Park Museum & Visitor Center, then take in the history at Gettysburg National Military Park, then take in the dramatic natural features at Devils Den, and finally steep yourself in history at Little Round Top.

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Traveling by car from Philadelphia to Gettysburg takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train, bus, and flight. In April, daytime highs in Gettysburg are 64°F, while nighttime lows are 44°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Sun) early enough to drive to Pittsburgh.

Things to do in Gettysburg

Historic Sites · Parks · Nature · Museums

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Pittsburgh

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.
Kick off your visit on the 29th (Mon): see where the action happens at PNC Park, then see the interesting displays at Bicycle Heaven, then admire the natural beauty at Phipps Conservatory and Botanical Gardens, and finally get engrossed in the history at Cathedral of Learning.

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Drive from Gettysburg to Pittsburgh in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. In April, daily temperatures in Pittsburgh can reach 63°F, while at night they dip to 43°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 29th (Mon) so you can go by car to Cleveland.

Things to do in Pittsburgh

Museums · Parks · Historic Sites

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Cleveland

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.
Kick off your visit on the 30th (Tue): try to win big at JACK Cleveland Casino, then explore the world behind art at The Cleveland Museum of Art, and then examine the collection at Rock & Roll Hall of Fame.

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Traveling by car from Pittsburgh to Cleveland takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. When traveling from Pittsburgh in April, plan for little chillier days in Cleveland, with highs around 57°F, while nights are about the same with lows around 40°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Cincinnati.

Things to do in Cleveland

Museums · Fun & Games · Casinos

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Cincinnati

The Queen of the West

Situated on the north bank of the Ohio River, Cincinnati distinguished itself as the only U.S.
Kick off your visit on the 1st (Wed): meet the residents at Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden and then try to win big at JACK Cincinnati Casino.

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You can drive from Cleveland to Cincinnati in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. While traveling from Cleveland, expect somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Cincinnati, ranging from highs of 66°F to lows of 43°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 1st (Wed) so you can go by car to Indianapolis.

Things to do in Cincinnati

Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Fun & Games · Casinos

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Indianapolis

Circle City

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 2nd (Thu): see where the action happens at Victory Field, then examine the collection at Indianapolis Motor Speedway Museum, then explore the engaging exhibits at Children's Museum of Indianapolis, and finally test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms.

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Drive from Cincinnati to Indianapolis in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In May in Indianapolis, expect temperatures between 73°F during the day and 54°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Hammond.

Things to do in Indianapolis

Museums · Childrens Museums · Fun & Games

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Hammond

Hammond is a city in Lake County, Indiana, United States. Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Fri): make a trip to Our Lady of Mount Carmel Monastery and then try your luck at Horseshoe Hammond.

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Getting from Indianapolis to Hammond by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and train; or fly. Traveling from Indianapolis to Hammond, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Plan for a bit cooler nights when traveling from Indianapolis in May since evenings lows in Hammond dip to 49°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Fri) to allow time to drive to Milwaukee.

Things to do in Hammond

Fun & Games · Casinos

Side Trip

Highlights from your trip

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Milwaukee

Brew City

Milwaukee boasts well-preserved historical districts with a rich European past and a strong beer-brewing tradition.
Start off your visit on the 4th (Sat): explore the world behind art at Milwaukee Art Museum, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Basilica of St. Josaphat, then get a new perspective on nature at Milwaukee Public Museum, and finally see the interesting displays at Harley-Davidson Museum.

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You can drive from Hammond to Milwaukee in 2.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. In May, daytime highs in Milwaukee are 66°F, while nighttime lows are 47°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Detroit.

Things to do in Milwaukee

Museums · Historic Sites

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Detroit

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 5th (Sun), examine the collection at Greenfield Village, examine the collection at The Henry Ford, then admire the masterpieces at Detroit Institute of Arts, and finally catch a live event at Comerica Park.

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Getting from Milwaukee to Detroit by flight takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. The time zone difference when traveling from Milwaukee to Detroit is 1 hour. Expect a daytime high around 71°F in May, and nighttime lows around 51°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sun) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Detroit

Museums

Side Trip

United States travel guide

4.5
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.

Ohio travel guide

4.2
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.

Indiana travel guide

4.1
Casinos · Room Escape Games · Specialty Museums
The Hoosier State
With an extensive history of motorsports, Indiana's main claim to fame is the popular automobile race held each year in its capital city. A mostly rural state, Indiana is a land of till plains and lakes, its appearance a result of traces left behind by receding glaciers. The central section of the state, mostly flat with some rolling hills, contains some of the country's most fertile farmland. The state also contains almost 39,000 km (24,000 mi) of waterways, including the Wabash River, the longest free-flowing river east of the Mississippi. For a genuine "Hoosier" experience, tour the state's slow-paced small towns, noted for their hospitality and outstanding local cuisine. You'll remember the warmth and charm long after your vacation is over.

Wisconsin travel guide

4.2
Specialty Museums · Water Parks · Zoos
The Badger State
Wisconsin is known as "America's Dairyland" because of its status as the nation's most famous producer of milk and cheese. A growing favorite with foreign tourists, the state is a perfect holiday destination for nature lovers, offering year-round outdoor activities like fishing, boating, kayaking, and hiking. Dotted with thousands of inland lakes and waterways alongside apple and cherry orchards, Wisconsin also offers numerous urban tourist attractions, its cities hosting renowned beer and art festivals each year.

Michigan travel guide

4.7
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.