9 days in United States Itinerary

9 days in United States Itinerary

Created using Inspirock United States travel route planner

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Drive to Memphis International Airport, Fly to Raleigh Durham International Airport, Drive to Jacksonville
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Jacksonville
— 1 night
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Drive to Raleigh Durham International Airport, Fly to General Edward Lawrence Logan International Airport, Drive to York
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York
— 1 night
Fly
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Cleveland
— 1 night
Drive
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Cincinnati
— 1 night
Fly to Marquette, Taxi to Munising
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Munising
— 1 night
Drive
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Duluth
— 1 day
Fly
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Des Moines
— 1 night
Drive
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Springfield
— 1 night
Drive
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Bloomington
— 1 night
Drive

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Jacksonville

— 1 night
Jacksonville is a city in Onslow County, North Carolina, United States. Start off your visit on the 3rd (Fri): make a trip to Onslow Vietnam Veterans Memorial and then brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Walton's Distillery.

For traveler tips, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Jacksonville travel route builder tool.

Oxford to Jacksonville is an approximately 10-hour combination of car and flight. You can also drive. The time zone changes from Central Standard Time (CST) to Eastern Standard Time (EST), which is usually a 1 hour difference. In July, daily temperatures in Jacksonville can reach 89°F, while at night they dip to 73°F. On the 3rd (Fri), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to York.

Things to do in Jacksonville

Breweries & Distilleries

York

— 1 night
York is a town in York County, Maine, United States, near the southern tip of the state. For other places to visit, photos, reviews, and tourist information, read our York trip itinerary builder site.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Jacksonville to York. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from Jacksonville in July; daily highs in York reach 81°F and lows reach 63°F. On the 4th (Sat), you'll travel to Cleveland.

Things to do in York

Parks · Outdoors · Tours · Museums

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.
Start off your visit on the 4th (Sat): steep yourself in history at Wade Memorial Chapel, then explore the world behind art at The Cleveland Museum of Art, then browse the eclectic array of goods at West Side Market, and finally try to win big at JACK Cleveland Casino.

For reviews, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, read our Cleveland day trip site.

Getting from York to Cleveland by flight takes about 6 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of taxi and bus. Expect a daytime high around 79°F in July, and nighttime lows around 68°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Cincinnati.

Things to do in Cleveland

Historic Sites · Shopping · Casinos · Fun & Games

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.
Start off your visit on the 5th (Sun): take in the spiritual surroundings of Cathedral Basilica of the Assumption, look for all kinds of wild species at Cincinnati Nature Center, and then try to win big at JACK Cincinnati Casino. Here are some ideas for day two: stroll around Smale Riverfront Park and then look for all kinds of wild species at Spring Grove Cemetery & Arboretum.

For other places to visit, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Cincinnati trip itinerary builder site.

Traveling by car from Cleveland to Cincinnati takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. In July in Cincinnati, expect temperatures between 84°F during the day and 64°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Mon) so you can travel to Munising.

Things to do in Cincinnati

Parks · Wildlife · Historic Sites · Casinos

Side Trip

Munising

— 1 night
Munising is a city on the southern shore of Lake Superior on the Upper Peninsula of the U.S. state of Michigan. Plan my day in Munising using traveler tips and tourist information provided by Inspirock.

Do a combination of flight and taxi from Cincinnati to Munising in 8 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus, train, and car. Traveling from Cincinnati in July, expect Munising to be little chillier, temps between 74°F and 56°F. You will leave for Duluth on the 7th (Tue).

Things to do in Munising

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Museums

Duluth

— 1 day

Zenith City of the Unsalted Seas

Situated on the westernmost point of the Lake Superior, Duluth represents a booming port city.
Start off your visit on the 7th (Tue): tour the pleasant surroundings at Park Point, identify plant and animal life at Western Waterfront Trail, and then appreciate the extensive heritage of Lakewalk.

To find reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Duluth vacation tool.

You can drive from Munising to Duluth in 7 hours. Other options are to do a combination of taxi and flight; or do a combination of car and bus. Traveling from Munising to Duluth, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. In July, daily temperatures in Duluth can reach 75°F, while at night they dip to 59°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Tue) early enough to travel to Des Moines.

Things to do in Duluth

Parks · Wildlife · Beaches · Outdoors
Highlights from your trip

Des Moines

— 1 night
Des Moines is the capital and the most populous city in the U.S. state of Iowa. On the 8th (Wed), get to know the resident critters at Blank Park Zoo, then trek along Brown's Woods, and then get a sense of history and politics at Capitol Building.

To see photos, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Des Moines journey planner.

You can fly from Duluth to Des Moines in 6 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Duluth in July, expect Des Moines to be somewhat warmer, temps between 86°F and 67°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Springfield.

Things to do in Des Moines

Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Trails · Outdoors

Springfield

— 1 night

Flower City

Springfield is the capital of Illinois, but its real significance is as the hometown of Abraham Lincoln.
On the 9th (Thu), take in the views from Sugar Creek Covered Bridge, look for all kinds of wild species at Lincoln Memorial Garden, then contemplate the long history of Dana-Thomas House, and finally contemplate the long history of Lincoln Home National Historic Site.

To see more things to do, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Springfield road trip planner.

Getting from Des Moines to Springfield by car takes about 6 hours. Other options: fly; or do a combination of bus and train. In July, plan for daily highs up to 86°F, and evening lows to 66°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Bloomington.

Things to do in Springfield

Historic Sites · Museums · Wildlife · Parks

Side Trip

Bloomington

— 1 night
Bloomington is a city in and the county seat of Monroe County in the southern region of the U.S. state of Indiana. Start off your visit on the 10th (Fri): gain insight at Indiana University and then do a tasting at Oliver Winery.

For traveler tips, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, read Bloomington day trip website.

Traveling by car from Springfield to Bloomington takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. The time zone changes from Central Standard Time to Eastern Standard Time, which is usually a 1 hour difference. In July, daytime highs in Bloomington are 83°F, while nighttime lows are 64°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Bloomington

Wineries

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.

Maine travel guide

4.6
Beaches · Lighthouses · Mountains
The Pine Tree State
The easternmost state in New England, Maine features an indented coastline and forested interior, carved eons ago by receding glaciers. Maine includes more lighthouses and quaint resort villages than you could ever hope to explore in a single trip, but the state is also one of the country's most sparsely populated, the majority of its land pristine and uninhabited wilderness. The temperate coastal regions, historically supported by fishing and lobstering, contain most of the state's urban centers and are the most popular spots in the state for holidays. The sea is the focus here, so it shouldn't come as a surprise that water plays an important role in the distinct character of the state, shaping its economy, tourism, cuisine, politics, sports, and art.

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.

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.