9 days in United States Itinerary

9 days in United States Itinerary

Created using Inspirock United States trip planner

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Chicago
— 2 nights
Drive
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Milwaukee
— 1 night
Drive
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Green Bay
— 1 night
Drive
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Madison
— 1 night
Drive
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South Bend
— 1 night
Fly
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Detroit
— 2 nights

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Chicago

— 2 nights

Windy City

A huge and vibrant city, Chicago is home to top-notch theaters, shops, museums, galleries, and restaurants.
Kick off your visit on the 10th (Sat): admire the landmark architecture of Reliance Building, stroll around Millennium Park, admire the masterpieces at The Art Institute of Chicago, then don't miss a visit to Buckingham Fountain, then admire the striking features of Chicago Board of Trade Building, and finally enjoy breathtaking views from Skydeck Chicago - Willis Tower. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: learn more about the world around you at Field Museum, get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Shedd Aquarium, and then get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports.

Plan my day in Chicago using traveler tips and tourist information provided by Inspirock.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from your home destination to Chicago. In October in Chicago, expect temperatures between 65°F during the day and 49°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Mon) so you can go by car to Milwaukee.

Things to do in Chicago

Museums · Parks · Childrens Museums · Outdoors

Milwaukee

— 1 night

Brew City

Milwaukee boasts well-preserved historical districts with a rich European past and a strong beer-brewing tradition.
On the 12th (Mon), admire the masterpieces at Milwaukee Art Museum, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Basilica of St. Josaphat, then see the interesting displays at Harley-Davidson Museum, and finally look for gifts at The Spice House.

To find maps, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Milwaukee trip builder website.

Getting from Chicago to Milwaukee by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train; or take a bus. October in Milwaukee sees daily highs of 62°F and lows of 46°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Green Bay.

Things to do in Milwaukee

Museums · Historic Sites · Shopping

Green Bay

— 1 night

Home of the Packers

Home of the Green Bay Packers, the city of Green Bay centers around sports and is home to hundreds of notable football icons, including Brett Favre and Curly Lambeau.
Start off your visit on the 13th (Tue): identify plant and animal life at Bay Beach Wildlife Sanctuary, then walk around Fonferek Glen County Park, then examine the collection at National Railroad Museum, and finally see the interesting displays at Green Bay Packer Hall of Fame.

Before you visit Green Bay, use our trip planner to discover what you can do and see there.

You can drive from Milwaukee to Green Bay in 2 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 60°F in October, and nighttime lows around 42°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Madison.

Things to do in Green Bay

Museums · Parks · Wildlife

Madison

— 1 night

The City of Four Lakes

Madison might be the capital of Wisconsin, but students rather than politicians give the city its identity.
On the 14th (Wed), admire nature's wide array of creatures at Henry Vilas Zoo, then ponder the world of politics at Wisconsin State Capitol, then admire the natural beauty at Olbrich Botanical Gardens, and finally look for gifts at Gail Ambrosius Chocolatier.

To see ratings, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Madison online visit planner.

Traveling by car from Green Bay to Madison takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus; or fly. In October, daily temperatures in Madison can reach 62°F, while at night they dip to 43°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Thu) early enough to go by car to South Bend.

Things to do in Madison

Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Shopping

South Bend

— 1 night
South Bend is a city in and the county seat of St. Start off your visit on the 15th (Thu): take in the pleasant sights at The Riverwalk, then enjoy the scholastic atmosphere at University of Notre Dame, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Grotto of Our Lady Lourdes, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Basilica of the Sacred Heart.

For maps, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the South Bend trip maker tool.

Getting from Madison to South Bend by car takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: drive; or fly; or take a bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Madison to South Bend is 1 hour. Expect a daytime high around 64°F in October, and nighttime lows around 45°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Detroit.

Things to do in South Bend

Historic Sites

Side Trip

Detroit

— 2 nights

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.
Kick off your visit on the 16th (Fri): pause for some serene contemplation at The Cathedral Church of St. Paul, examine the collection at The Henry Ford, and then admire the striking features of The Guardian Building. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 17th (Sat): admire the masterpieces at Detroit Institute of Arts, see the interesting displays at The Ford Piquette Avenue Plant, then see the interesting displays at Motown Museum, and finally take in the waterfront at Detroit RiverFront.

For other places to visit, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Detroit trip planner.

Traveling by flight from South Bend to Detroit takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive; or do a combination of train and bus. In October, daily temperatures in Detroit can reach 63°F, while at night they dip to 48°F.

Things to do in Detroit

Museums · Historic Sites

Side Trip

United States travel guide

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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.