12 days in Cleveland, Phoenix & Austin Itinerary

12 days in Cleveland, Phoenix & Austin Itinerary

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Detroit
Drive:
3​h
Cleveland
— 4 nights
Fly:
5​h 45​min
Phoenix
— 4 nights
Fly:
4​h 15​min
Austin
— 4 nights
Fly + bus:
6​h 15​min
Detroit

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4
days
Cleveland


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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Cleveland: Stan Hywet Hall & Gardens (in Akron), Cedar Point Amusement Park (in Sandusky) and The Butler Institute of American Art (in Youngstown). There's still lots to do: try to win big at JACK Cleveland Casino, stroll through Cleveland Metroparks, see the interesting displays at International Women's Air & Space Museum, and browse the eclectic array of goods at West Side Market.

For photos, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Cleveland tour planner.

Detroit to Cleveland is an approximately 3-hour car ride. You can also do a combination of bus and flight; or take a bus. December in Cleveland sees daily highs of 39°F and lows of 29°F at night. On the 1st (Mon), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Phoenix.

Things to do in Cleveland

Museums, Parks, Sightseeing, Theme Parks
SIDE TRIPS : Stan Hywet Hall & Gardens, The Butler Institute of American Art, Cedar Point Amusement Park
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Phoenix


Phoenix is the capital, and largest city, of the state of Arizona. Change things up with these side-trips from Phoenix: Scottsdale (McDowell Sonoran Preserve & Taliesin West). Next up on the itinerary: see the interesting displays at Musical Instrument Museum, take in nature's colorful creations at Desert Botanical Garden, push the limits with an extreme tour, and take in the awesome beauty at Camelback Mountain.

For traveler tips, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, use the Phoenix vacation builder.

Fly from Cleveland to Phoenix in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time to Mountain Standard Time is minus 2 hours. Prepare for much hotter weather when traveling from Cleveland in January: high temperatures in Phoenix hover around 69°F and lows are around 45°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 5th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Austin.

Things to do in Phoenix

Parks, Tours, Museums, Wildlife Areas
SIDE TRIPS : Scottsdale, Cosanti Originals, Sleepy Dog Brewing Company
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Austin


Despite its laid-back college vibe, Austin is an influential center for politics, technology, film, and music.
Explore Austin's surroundings by going to San Antonio (The San Antonio River Walk, The Alamo, & more). And it doesn't end there: ponder the world of politics at State Capitol, hike along Lady Bird Lake Hike-and-Bike Trail, witness a stunning natural landmark at Barton Springs Pool, and take in nature's colorful creations at Zilker Metropolitan Park.

To see where to stay, maps, reviews, and tourist information, use the Austin online itinerary creator.

Fly from Phoenix to Austin in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference moving from Mountain Standard Time to Central Standard Time is 1 hour. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from Phoenix in January; daily highs in Austin reach 62°F and lows reach 40°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Tue) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Austin

Parks, Nature, Sightseeing, Trails
SIDE TRIP : San Antonio
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