17 days in United States Itinerary

17 days in United States Itinerary

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Gary
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Toledo
— 2 nights
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Cleveland
— 1 night
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Erie
— 2 nights
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Buffalo
— 3 nights
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Niagara Falls
— 6 nights
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Gary

— 1 night
Gary is a city in Lake County, Indiana, United States, 25mi from downtown Chicago, Illinois.The population of Gary was 80,294 at the 2010 census, making it the ninth-largest city in the state of Indiana. On the 12th (Sat), try your luck at Ameristar Casino East Chicago, then hike along Oak Savannah Trail, and then don't miss a visit to Michael Jackson Family Home.

To find other places to visit, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Gary online trip itinerary builder.

Grinnell to Gary is an approximately 5-hour car ride. You can also do a combination of car and flight. In June, daytime highs in Gary are 79°F, while nighttime lows are 60°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Toledo.

Things to do in Gary

Casinos · Trails · Fun & Games · Parks

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Toledo

— 2 nights
Toledo is a city in and the county seat of Lucas County, Ohio, United States. On the 13th (Sun), meet the residents at Toledo Zoo, admire the masterpieces at Toledo Museum of Art, then see the interesting displays at Imagination Station, and finally take in the views from Veteran's Glass City Skyway. Keep things going the next day: kick back and relax at Maumee Bay State Park, examine the collection at National Museum of the Great Lakes, and then indulge your taste buds at The HandleBar Toledo.

To see maps, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Toledo trip planner.

Traveling by car from Gary to Toledo takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight. Traveling from Gary to Toledo, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. In June, daily temperatures in Toledo can reach 81°F, while at night they dip to 62°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Cleveland.

Things to do in Toledo

Museums · Parks · Breweries & Distilleries · Tours

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Find places to stay Jun 13 — 15:

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.
Kick off your visit on the 15th (Tue): explore the world behind art at The Cleveland Museum of Art, examine the collection at Rock & Roll Hall of Fame, and then try your luck at JACK Cleveland Casino. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take an in-depth tour of Cuyahoga County Soldiers' and Sailors' Monument, browse the eclectic array of goods at West Side Market, then admire nature's wide array of creatures at Cleveland Metroparks Zoo, and finally try to win big at JACK Thistledown Racino.

To find reviews, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, use the Cleveland trip planner.

Traveling by car from Toledo to Cleveland takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 77°F in June, and nighttime lows around 64°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Wed) so you can drive to Erie.

Things to do in Cleveland

Museums · Casinos · Fun & Games · Historic Sites
Find places to stay Jun 15 — 16:

Erie

— 2 nights

Flagship City

Erie boasts a state park, casino, and racetrack all with the name Presque Isle.
Kick off your visit on the 17th (Thu): find something for the whole family at Waldameer & Water World and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Patrick Church. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: get to know the resident critters at Erie Zoo, stroll around Presque Isle State Park, and then appreciate the history behind Perry Monument.

For other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Erie trip planning app.

Traveling by car from Cleveland to Erie takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Traveling from Cleveland in June, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be little chillier in Erie, with lows of 59°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Buffalo.

Things to do in Erie

Theme Parks · Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Historic Sites
Find places to stay Jun 16 — 18:

Buffalo

— 3 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.
Start off your visit on the 19th (Sat): tour the pleasant surroundings at Patriots and Heroes Park, admire the striking features of Frank Lloyd Wright's Martin House, then explore the galleries of Buffalo & Erie County Naval and Military Park, and finally make a trip to Canalside. Keep things going the next day: explore the world behind art at Albright-Knox Art Gallery, stroll the grounds of Forest Lawn, then steep yourself in history at Theodore Roosevelt Inaugural National Historic Site, and finally appreciate the history behind McKinley Monument.

To find where to stay, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Buffalo route maker site.

Drive from Erie to Buffalo in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and taxi; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 76°F in June, and nighttime lows around 58°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Mon) to allow time to drive to Niagara Falls.

Things to do in Buffalo

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks

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Find places to stay Jun 18 — 21:

Niagara Falls

— 6 nights

Honeymoon Capital of the World

The city of Niagara Falls houses the U.S. half of the famous waterfall that straddles the border between Canada and the United States.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Niagara Falls: Lockport (The Erie Canal Discovery Center & Lockport Cave and Underground Boat Ride). And it doesn't end there: explore the fascinating underground world of Cave of the Winds, step off the mainland to explore Three Sisters Island, tour the pleasant surroundings at Niagara Gorge Trail, and admire the majestic nature at Whirlpool State Park.

To find photos, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Niagara Falls trip planner.

Niagara Falls is just a short distance from Buffalo. Expect a daytime high around 77°F in June, and nighttime lows around 58°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Sun) so you can catch the flight back home.

Things to do in Niagara Falls

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites · Outdoors

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Find places to stay Jun 20 — 27:

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.