9 days in United States Itinerary

9 days in United States Itinerary

Created using Inspirock United States itinerary planner

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Cincinnati
— 1 night
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Saint Louis
— 1 night
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Milwaukee
— 2 nights
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Chicago
— 1 night
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Detroit
— 2 nights
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Cleveland
— 1 day
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Pittsburgh
— 1 day
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Cincinnati

— 1 night

The Queen of the West

Situated on the north bank of the Ohio River, Cincinnati distinguished itself as the only U.S. city that left a favorable impression on one of its most famous 19th-century visitors, English author Charles Dickens.
To see reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Cincinnati holiday planning website.

Philadelphia to Cincinnati is an approximately 4-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Philadelphia in September, plan for little chillier nights in Cincinnati, with lows around 56°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Tue) early enough to catch the flight to Saint Louis.

Things to do in Cincinnati

Parks · Museums · Nightlife · Fun & Games

Saint Louis

— 1 night

Gateway to the West

Test the local claim that Saint Louis is second only to Washington, D.C. in the number of free activities available by spending your holiday exploring the city's central neighborhoods, famous for their restored century-old red-brick buildings.
For maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Saint Louis vacation planner.

You can fly from Cincinnati to Saint Louis in 3 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Cincinnati to Saint Louis due to the time zone difference. In September, daytime highs in Saint Louis are 84°F, while nighttime lows are 59°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Wed) so you can fly to Milwaukee.

Things to do in Saint Louis

Parks · Nightlife · Museums · Fun & Games

Milwaukee

— 2 nights

Brew City

Milwaukee boasts well-preserved historical districts with a rich European past and a strong beer-brewing tradition.
Inspirock's itinerary builder makes planning a Milwaukee trip simple and quick.

Traveling by flight from Saint Louis to Milwaukee takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Expect a bit cooler weather when traveling from Saint Louis in September: highs in Milwaukee hover around 74°F, while lows dip to 58°F. You will leave for Chicago on the 17th (Fri).

Things to do in Milwaukee

Parks · Nightlife · Outdoors · Museums

Chicago

— 1 night

Windy City

A huge and vibrant city, Chicago is home to top-notch theaters, shops, museums, galleries, and restaurants.
To find other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Chicago road trip planning site.

You can drive from Milwaukee to Chicago in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 78°F in September, and nighttime lows around 61°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Sat) to allow time to fly to Detroit.

Things to do in Chicago

Nightlife · Parks · Fun & Games · Museums

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.
To find reviews, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, read Detroit vacation maker site.

Traveling by flight from Chicago to Detroit takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. The time zone changes from Central Standard Time to Eastern Standard Time, which is usually a 1 hour difference. In September, plan for daily highs up to 75°F, and evening lows to 58°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Mon) early enough to fly to Cleveland.

Things to do in Detroit

Parks · Nightlife · Outdoors · Museums

Cleveland

— 1 day

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.
To find where to stay, maps, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Cleveland holiday planner.

Traveling by flight from Detroit to Cleveland takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In September, daytime highs in Cleveland are 75°F, while nighttime lows are 62°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Mon) early enough to drive to Pittsburgh.

Things to do in Cleveland

Parks · Museums · Shopping · Nightlife

Pittsburgh

— 1 day

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.
To find reviews, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Pittsburgh driving holiday planning website.

You can drive from Cleveland to Pittsburgh in 2.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus; or take a train. Traveling from Cleveland in September, plan for slightly colder nights in Pittsburgh, with lows around 57°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Tue) early enough to catch the flight back home.

Things to do in Pittsburgh

Museums · Parks · Nightlife · Shopping

United States travel guide

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Specialty Museums · Beaches · History Museums
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.