10 days in United States Itinerary

10 days in United States Itinerary

Created using Inspirock United States trip builder

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Buffalo
— 2 nights
Drive
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Cleveland
— 2 nights
Drive
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Ann Arbor
— 1 night
Fly
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Pittsburgh
— 2 nights
Fly
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Washington DC
— 2 nights

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Buffalo

— 2 nights

Queen City

The most populous city in the state after New York, Buffalo serves as the gateway to Niagara Falls and Canada for many travelers.
Kick off your visit on the 8th (Sat): get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Aquarium of Niagara, admire the sheer force of Bridal Veil Falls, and then try to win big at Seneca Niagara Casino. On your second day here, stroll the grounds of Forest Lawn, then admire the landmark architecture of Frank Lloyd Wright's Martin House, then learn about all things military at Buffalo & Erie County Naval and Military Park, and finally stroll around Patriots and Heroes Park.

To find more things to do, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Buffalo holiday planner.

The Route module can give you travel options from your home to Buffalo. Expect a daytime high around 69°F in May, and nighttime lows around 50°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Mon) early enough to drive to Cleveland.

Things to do in Buffalo

Historic Sites · Casinos · Fun & Games · Parks

Side Trips

Find places to stay May 8 — 10:

Cleveland

— 2 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.
Start off your visit on the 10th (Mon): browse the eclectic array of goods at West Side Market, examine the collection at Rock & Roll Hall of Fame, and then try to win big at JACK Cleveland Casino. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: make a trip to Wade Memorial Chapel, then admire the masterpieces at The Cleveland Museum of Art, then take in nature's colorful creations at Cleveland Botanical Garden, and finally catch the contagious excitement of JACK Thistledown Racino.

To find photos, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, read our Cleveland trip planning app.

Drive from Buffalo to Cleveland in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. May in Cleveland sees daily highs of 69°F and lows of 54°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Wed) so you can catch the flight to Ann Arbor.

Things to do in Cleveland

Museums · Casinos · Fun & Games · Historic Sites
Find places to stay May 10 — 12:

Ann Arbor

— 1 night
Ann Arbor is a city in the U.S. state of Michigan and the county seat of Washtenaw County. Start off your visit on the 12th (Wed): stop by Kerrytown, admire the natural beauty at Matthaei Botanical Gardens, then look for gifts at The M Den, and finally deepen your understanding at Law Quadrangle.

To find photos, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Ann Arbor tour itinerary planner.

You can fly from Cleveland to Ann Arbor in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect little chillier evenings in Ann Arbor when traveling from Cleveland in May, with lows around 47°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Thu) so you can fly to Pittsburgh.

Things to do in Ann Arbor

Neighborhoods · Parks · Wildlife · Shopping
Find places to stay May 12 — 13:

Pittsburgh

— 2 nights

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.
Kick off your visit on the 13th (Thu): steep yourself in history at Phipps Conservatory and Botanical Gardens, catch all the local highlights with Sightseeing Tours, and then stroll through Mount Washington. On your second day here, visit Strip District, get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Pittsburgh Zoo & PPG Aquarium, then examine the collection at Bicycle Heaven, and finally pause for some photo ops at Southern Pennsylvania World War II Memorial.

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You can fly from Ann Arbor to Pittsburgh in 3 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Traveling from Ann Arbor in May, expect somewhat warmer with lows of 53°F in Pittsburgh. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sat) so you can catch the flight to Washington DC.

Things to do in Pittsburgh

Parks · Neighborhoods · Museums · Zoos & Aquariums
Find places to stay May 13 — 15:

Washington DC

— 2 nights
The capital of the United States, the District of Columbia contains the lion's share of the country's most treasured monuments, memorials, and public museums.
Start off your visit on the 15th (Sat): get engrossed in the history at United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, admire the masterpieces at National Gallery of Art, then appreciate the history behind Jefferson Memorial, then appreciate the history behind Vietnam Veterans Memorial, and finally appreciate the history behind Lincoln Memorial. Here are some ideas for day two: learn more about the world around you at Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History, then see the interesting displays at National Air and Space Museum, then pause for some photo ops at Washington Monument, and finally ponder the world of politics at White House.

To find reviews, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, read Washington DC travel route builder.

Traveling by flight from Pittsburgh to Washington DC takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In May in Washington DC, expect temperatures between 76°F during the day and 58°F at night.

Things to do in Washington DC

Museums
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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.