23 days in Great Lakes USA Itinerary

23 days in Great Lakes USA Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Great Lakes USA travel route planner

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Detroit
— 3 nights
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Cleveland
— 3 nights
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Chicago
— 5 nights
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Duluth
— 2 nights
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Ontonagon
— 2 nights
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Springfield
— 3 nights
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Cincinnati
— 3 nights
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Detroit

— 3 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.
Explore Detroit's surroundings by going to Gibraltar Bay Alpaca Farm (in Grosse Ile) and Toledo Museum of Art (in Toledo). There's much more to do: examine the collection at The Henry Ford, steep yourself in history at The Ford Piquette Avenue Plant, explore the world behind art at Detroit Institute of Arts, and browse the exhibits of Motown Museum.

Discover how to plan a Detroit trip in just a few steps with Inspirock's itinerary builder.

Islamabad, Pakistan to Detroit is an approximately 23-hour flight. The time zone changes from Pakistan Standard Time (PKT) to Eastern Standard Time (EST), which is usually a -10 hour difference. While traveling from Islamabad, expect colder days and slightly colder nights in Detroit, ranging from highs of 20°C to lows of 10°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Sun) to allow enough time to fly to Cleveland.

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Cleveland

— 3 nights

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.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Cleveland: F.A. Seiberling Nature Realm (in Akron) and Cedar Point (in Sandusky). The adventure continues: see the interesting displays at Rock & Roll Hall of Fame, stroll around Rocky River Reservation, admire the masterpieces at The Cleveland Museum of Art, and try to win big at JACK Cleveland Casino.

For other places to visit, photos, maps, and other tourist information, read Cleveland day trip planning site.

Getting from Detroit to Cleveland by flight takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 21°C in October, and nighttime lows around 12°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Wed) so you can fly to Chicago.

Things to do in Cleveland

Museums · Parks · Theme Parks · Wildlife

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Chicago

— 5 nights

Windy City

A huge and vibrant city, Chicago is home to top-notch theaters, shops, museums, galleries, and restaurants.
Chicago is known for museums, nightlife, and parks. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: admire the masterpieces at The Art Institute of Chicago, take in panoramic vistas at 360 Chicago Observation Deck, admire the striking features of Skydeck Chicago - Willis Tower, and take a stroll through The Magnificent Mile.

To find reviews, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Chicago day trip planner.

You can fly from Cleveland to Chicago in 3 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time to Central Standard Time, which is usually a -1 hour difference. Expect a daytime high around 21°C in October, and nighttime lows around 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Mon) to allow enough time to fly to Duluth.

Things to do in Chicago

Museums · Parks · Childrens Museums · Zoos & Aquariums

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Duluth

— 2 nights

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 2nd (Tue): take an in-depth tour of Glensheen, The Historic Congdon Estate, snap pictures at Aerial Lift Bridge, and then immerse yourself in nature at Amnicon Falls State Park. On the 3rd (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore and take pictures at Minnesota's North Shore Scenic Drive, tour the pleasant surroundings at Canal Park, and then view the masterpieces at Lake Superior Art Glass.

To find ratings, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Duluth day trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Chicago to Duluth takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In November, Duluth is little chillier than Chicago - with highs of 5°C and lows of -2°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Wed) to allow time to travel to Ontonagon.

Things to do in Duluth

Parks · Museums · Nature · Shopping

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Ontonagon

— 2 nights
Start off your visit on the 4th (Thu): take in the dramatic scenery at Bond Falls and then explore the activities along Presque Isle River. Keep things going the next day: take a peaceful walk through Porcupine Mountains State Park.

For other places to visit, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Ontonagon trip itinerary app.

Traveling by car from Duluth to Ontonagon takes 3.5 hours. Traveling from Duluth to Ontonagon, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Expect a daytime high around 4°C in November, and nighttime lows around -3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 5th (Fri) to allow time for travel to Springfield.

Things to do in Ontonagon

Nature · Parks · Outdoors · Trails
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Springfield

— 3 nights

Flower City

Springfield is the capital of Illinois, but its real significance is as the hometown of Abraham Lincoln.
Go for a jaunt from Springfield to Peoria to see Grand View Drive about 1h 20 min away. There's still lots to do: take an in-depth tour of Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum, steep yourself in history at Dana-Thomas House, experience rural life at Apple Barn, and don't miss a visit to Lincoln Tomb & War Memorials.

For photos, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Springfield day trip site.

You can drive from Ontonagon to Springfield in 9 hours. Another option is to do a combination of car and flight. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Central Standard Time (CST), which is usually a -1 hour difference. Traveling from Ontonagon in November, expect Springfield to be a bit warmer, temps between 14°C and 0°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Mon) so you can catch the flight to Cincinnati.

Things to do in Springfield

Museums · Historic Sites · Outdoors · Scenic Drive

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Cincinnati

— 3 nights

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.
On the 9th (Tue), explore the different monuments and memorials at Spring Grove Cemetery & Arboretum, examine the collection at Greater Cincinnati Police Museum, and then learn the secrets of beer at a beer tour and tasting. Keep things going the next day: contemplate the long history of Carillon Historical Park and then examine the collection at National Museum of the US Air Force.

For reviews, ratings, photos, and tourist information, read our Cincinnati travel planner.

Traveling by flight from Springfield to Cincinnati takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Springfield to Cincinnati. Expect a daytime high around 14°C in November, and nighttime lows around 0°C. You will leave for home on the 11th (Thu).

Things to do in Cincinnati

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Wildlife

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