3 days in Cleveland & New York City Itinerary

3 days in Cleveland & New York City Itinerary

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Start: Minneapolis
Fly:  4 h
1
Cleveland
— Few hours
Fly + Bus:  4 h
2
New York City
— 2 nights
Bus + Fly:  5 h 15 min
End: Minneapolis

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Cleveland

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.
Kick off your visit on the 6th (Fri): admire the masterpieces at The Cleveland Museum of Art.

To see more things to do, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Cleveland driving holiday planner.

Minneapolis to Cleveland is an approximately 4- hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Minneapolis to Cleveland. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Minneapolis in December, with highs in Cleveland at 42°F and lows at 31°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Fri) to allow time to travel to New York City.

Things to do in Cleveland

Museums
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The Cleveland Museum of Art ©
The Cleveland Museum of Art

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nights
New York City

New York City ©
Writer Pearl Buck once called New York City “a place apart,” and this giant urban center remains unlike any other in the world.
Start off your visit on the 7th (Sat): pause for some photo ops at 9/11 Memorial and then take in the pleasant sights at Central Park. On the 8th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: admire the masterpieces at The Metropolitan Museum of Art, then wander the streets of Times Square, and then enjoy breathtaking views from Empire State Building.

To see where to stay, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, use the New York City trip itinerary builder tool.

Do a combination of flight and bus from Cleveland to New York City in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. When traveling from Cleveland in December, plan for somewhat warmer days in New York City, with highs around 48°F, while nights are about the same with lows around 36°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in New York City

Parks Museums Historic Sites
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Central Park ©
Central Park
Empire State Building ©
Empire State Building
The Metropolitan Museum of Art ©
The Metropolitan Museum of Art

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