9 days in United States Itinerary

9 days in United States Itinerary

Created using Inspirock United States trip planner

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Cleveland
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Bryan
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South Bend
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Chicago
— 1 night
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Dyersville
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Le Claire
— 1 night
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Saint Louis
— 1 night
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Nashville
— 1 night
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Louisville
— 1 night
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Columbus
— 1 night
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Pittsburgh
— 1 night
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Cleveland

— 1 night

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.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Edgewater Park, Great Lakes Science Center, USS Cod Submarine Memorial, and other attractions you added. Kick off your visit on the 18th (Sat): get insight into ancient worlds with USS Cod Submarine Memorial, walk around Edgewater Park, see the interesting displays at Rock & Roll Hall of Fame, then catch a movie at Great Lakes Science Center, and finally examine the collection at A Christmas Story House.

To find more things to do, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Cleveland trip itinerary planning app.

Newark to Cleveland is an approximately 8-hour car ride. You can also fly; or drive; or take a bus. While traveling from Newark, expect little chillier days and about the same nights in Cleveland, ranging from highs of 79°F to lows of 68°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Sun) so you can travel to Bryan.

Things to do in Cleveland

Museums · Nightlife · Childrens Museums · Fun & Games

Bryan

Bryan is a city in and the county seat of Williams County, Ohio, United States, in the state's northwestern corner. Spangler Candy Factory has been added to your itinerary. On the 19th (Sun), look for gifts at Spangler Candy Factory.

To see ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Bryan trip itinerary tool.

Getting from Cleveland to Bryan by car takes about 3 hours. Expect a bit cooler evenings in Bryan when traveling from Cleveland in July, with lows around 63°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 19th (Sun) to allow time for travel to South Bend.

Things to do in Bryan

Shopping
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South Bend

South Bend is a city in and the county seat of St. Your day by day itinerary now includes Grotto of Our Lady Lourdes as well as University of Notre Dame. On the 19th (Sun), enjoy the scholastic atmosphere at University of Notre Dame and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Grotto of Our Lady Lourdes.

To see other places to visit, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the South Bend holiday planning tool.

Traveling by car from Bryan to South Bend takes 2 hours. Expect a daytime high around 81°F in July, and nighttime lows around 61°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Chicago.

Things to do in South Bend

Historic Sites

Chicago

— 1 night

Windy City

A huge and vibrant city, Chicago is home to top-notch theaters, shops, museums, galleries, and restaurants.
Your list of things to see and do now includes Navy Pier, Grant Park, Wrigley Field, and other attractions. Start off your visit on the 19th (Sun): admire the masterpieces at The Art Institute of Chicago, then see where the action happens at Wrigley Field, then stroll around Grant Park, and finally take in the waterfront at Navy Pier.

To find reviews, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Chicago route planner.

You can drive from South Bend to Chicago in 2 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time to Central Standard Time is minus 1 hour. Traveling from South Bend in July, expect somewhat warmer with lows of 67°F in Chicago. You will leave for Dyersville on the 20th (Mon).

Things to do in Chicago

Parks · Theme Parks · Museums

Dyersville

Dyersville is a city in eastern Delaware and western Dubuque counties in the U.S. state of Iowa. To find where to stay, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, use the Dyersville travel itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Chicago to Dyersville takes 3.5 hours. Traveling from Chicago in July, plan for slightly colder nights in Dyersville, with lows around 61°F. On the 20th (Mon), you're off to Le Claire.

Things to do in Dyersville

Parks · Wineries · Museums · Wildlife

Le Claire

— 1 night
Le Claire is a city in Scott County, Iowa, United States. Kick off your visit on the 20th (Mon): brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Mississippi River Distilling Company & Cody Road Cocktail House, pick up a one of a kind souvenir at Razzleberries Fine Gifts, then sample the tasty concoctions at Green Tree Brewery, and finally do a tasting at Wide River Winery Tasting Room.

Quickly create a custom-made itinerary for Le Claire using our trip planner.

You can drive from Dyersville to Le Claire in 2 hours. In July, daily temperatures in Le Claire can reach 84°F, while at night they dip to 64°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Tue) so you can travel to Saint Louis.

Things to do in Le Claire

Breweries & Distilleries · Wineries · Museums · Shopping

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.
On the 21st (Tue), see the interesting displays at City Museum, then don't miss a visit to Inside the Economy Museum at the Federal Reserve Bank, then see the interesting displays at Cardinals Hall of Fame and Museum, and finally appreciate the history behind Gateway Arch National Park.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Saint Louis trip itinerary maker tool.

Getting from Le Claire to Saint Louis by car takes about 4 hours. Other options: do a combination of car and flight. In July, daily temperatures in Saint Louis can reach 89°F, while at night they dip to 68°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Wed) early enough to catch the flight to Nashville.

Things to do in Saint Louis

Museums · Historic Sites

Nashville

— 1 night

Music City U.S.A.

Known as the capital of country music, the thriving city of Nashville combines old-world southern charm with a progressive urban flair.
Start off your visit on the 22nd (Wed): examine the collection at Musicians Hall of Fame and Museum, get to know the fascinating history of Bicentennial Capitol Mall State Park, then add some adventure to your tour with a kayaking and canoeing tour, and finally join in the after-dark buzz at The George Jones.

For ratings, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Nashville trip planning tool.

You can fly from Saint Louis to Nashville in 3 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. In July in Nashville, expect temperatures between 90°F during the day and 70°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Thu) so you can drive to Louisville.

Things to do in Nashville

Museums · Adventure · Tours · Outdoors

Louisville

— 1 night

Derby City

Kentucky’s largest city, Louisville, is best known as the home of the Kentucky Derby.
Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Thu): see the interesting displays at Louisville Slugger Museum & Factory, see the interesting displays at Howard Steamboat Museum & Mansion, explore the different monuments and memorials at Zachary Taylor National Cemetery, then take an in-depth tour of Historic Locust Grove, and finally view the masterpieces at 21c Museum Hotel.

To find ratings, reviews, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Louisville planning site.

You can drive from Nashville to Louisville in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. The time zone difference moving from Central Standard Time (CST) to Eastern Standard Time (EST) is 1 hour. In July in Louisville, expect temperatures between 87°F during the day and 69°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Columbus.

Things to do in Louisville

Museums · Historic Sites · Shopping

Side Trip

Columbus

— 1 night

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.
On the 24th (Fri), stroll through Kelton House Museum & Garden, examine the collection at Wagner-Hagans Auto Museum, brush up on your military savvy at National Veterans Memorial and Museum, then engage your brain at COSI (Center of Science and Industry), and finally trek along Hayden Falls Park.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Columbus route planner.

Drive from Louisville to Columbus in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. In July, plan for daily highs up to 83°F, and evening lows to 66°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Pittsburgh.

Things to do in Columbus

Museums · Childrens Museums · Parks · Historic Sites

Pittsburgh

— 1 night

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.
On the 25th (Sat), take a tour of USS Requin, get engrossed in the history at Fort Pitt Museum, then see the interesting displays at Randyland, and finally get engrossed in the history at Photo Antiquities Museum of Photographic History. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: get outside with Mellon Green and then stroll the grounds of Allegheny Cemetery.

To find ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Pittsburgh travel route planner.

You can drive from Columbus to Pittsburgh in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. In July, plan for daily highs up to 82°F, and evening lows to 65°F. On the 26th (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can fly back home.

Things to do in Pittsburgh

Museums · Historic Sites · Outdoors

United States travel guide

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Specialty Museums · Beaches · Nightlife
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.