31 days in United States Itinerary

31 days in United States Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Denver
Fly + Bus:  5 h
1
Indianapolis
— 3 nights
Drive:  5 h 30 min
2
Cleveland
— 3 nights
Drive:  3 h
3
Detroit
— 2 nights
Bus + Fly:  4 h
4
Chicago
— 8 nights
Train:  1 h 30 min
5
Milwaukee
— 3 nights
Fly:  3 h 15 min
6
Minneapolis
— 3 nights
Fly + Drive:  8 h
7
Isle Royale National Park
— 8 nights
Drive + Fly:  11 h 15 min
End: Denver

3
nights
Indianapolis

Indianapolis ©
Indiana's capital and most populous city, Indianapolis is best known for its racecar events and impressive museums, and as the hometown of Kurt Vonnegut.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Indianapolis Motor Speedway Museum and White River State Park. Indiana War Memorial and Fanimation Antique Fan Museum are good opportunities to explore the local culture. The adventure continues: examine the collection at Indiana State Museum, hike along Indianapolis Cultural Trail, identify plant and animal life at Holliday Park, and look for gifts at Rocket Fizz.

For maps, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, read our Indianapolis trip itinerary planning site.

Denver to Indianapolis is an approximately 5- hour combination of flight and bus. You can also drive; or take a bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 2 hours traveling from Denver to Indianapolis. In May, Indianapolis is a bit warmer than Denver - with highs of 73°F and lows of 54°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Cleveland.

Things to do in Indianapolis

Museums Parks Trails

Side Trip

Fanimation Antique Fan Museum
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Indiana War Memorial ©
Indiana War Memorial
Indianapolis Motor Speedway Museum ©
Indianapolis Motor Speedway Museum
Indiana State Museum ©
Indiana State Museum

3
nights
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.
Cuyahoga Valley National Park has been added to your itinerary. Appreciate the collections at Cleveland Museum of Natural History and Rock & Roll Hall of Fame. Get some cultural insight at USS Cod Submarine Memorial and The Cleveland Museum of Art.

For maps, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Cleveland online trip itinerary builder.

You can drive from Indianapolis to Cleveland in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or take a bus. In May in Cleveland, expect temperatures between 69°F during the day and 54°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Detroit.

Things to do in Cleveland

Nature Parks Museums

Side Trip

Cuyahoga Valley National Park
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Cleveland Museum of Natural History ©
Cleveland Museum of Natural History
Cuyahoga Valley National Park ©
Cuyahoga Valley National Park
USS Cod Submarine Memorial ©
USS Cod Submarine Memorial

2
nights
Detroit

Detroit ©
Founded in 1701 by a French explorer and adventurer, Detroit exerted a profound impact on the world for most of the 20th century.
The Henry Ford has been added to your itinerary. Start off your visit on the 7th (Fri): don't miss a visit to Campus Martius Park, then contemplate the long history of Motown Museum, then get engrossed in the history at Charles H. Wright Museum of African American History, and finally admire the masterpieces at Detroit Institute of Arts. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: see the interesting displays at The Henry Ford.

Before you visit Detroit, use our trip planner to discover what you can do and see there.

You can drive from Cleveland to Detroit in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus; or do a combination of flight and bus. In May, daytime highs in Detroit are 71°F, while nighttime lows are 51°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 9th (Sun) to allow time for travel to Chicago.

Things to do in Detroit

Museums Neighborhoods Historic Sites

Side Trip

The Henry Ford
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Motown Museum ©
Motown Museum
Detroit Institute of Arts ©
Detroit Institute of Arts
The Henry Ford ©
The Henry Ford

8
nights
Chicago

Chicago ©
A huge and vibrant city, Chicago is home to top-notch theaters, shops, museums, galleries, and restaurants.
You've added Indiana Dunes National Park, Skydeck Chicago - Willis Tower, Ernest Hemingway Birthplace, and other attractions to your itinerary. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Chicago Riverwalk and Cantigny Park. Do some cultural sightseeing at The Art Institute of Chicago and Money Museum at the Federal Reserve Bank. Change things up with a short trip to Riverwalk Lot in Naperville (about 48 minutes away). There's lots more to do: take a stroll through The Loop, stroll around Millennium Park, learn more about the world around you at Field Museum, and admire the striking features of Chicago Cultural Center.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, read Chicago travel planning tool.

You can do a combination of bus and flight from Detroit to Chicago in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Detroit to Chicago due to the time zone difference. In May in Chicago, expect temperatures between 71°F during the day and 52°F at night. You will leave for Milwaukee on the 17th (Mon).

Things to do in Chicago

Museums Parks Nature

Side Trips

Indiana Dunes National Park, Cantigny Park, Ernest Hemingway Birthplace, Riverwalk Lot
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The Art Institute of Chicago ©
The Art Institute of Chicago
Cantigny Park ©
Cantigny Park
Riverwalk Lot ©
Riverwalk Lot

3
nights
Milwaukee

Milwaukee ©
Milwaukee boasts well-preserved historical districts with a rich European past and a strong beer-brewing tradition.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Milwaukee Public Museum and Harley-Davidson Museum. Let the collections at Mitchell Gallery of Flight and Jewish Museum Milwaukee capture your imagination.

To see where to stay, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Milwaukee road trip tool.

You can take a train from Chicago to Milwaukee in 1.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from Chicago in May; daily highs in Milwaukee reach 66°F and lows reach 47°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 20th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Minneapolis.

Things to do in Milwaukee

Museums
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Milwaukee Public Museum ©
Milwaukee Public Museum
Harley-Davidson Museum ©
Harley-Davidson Museum
Jewish Museum Milwaukee ©
Jewish Museum Milwaukee

3
nights
Minneapolis

Minneapolis ©
Located on both banks of the Mississippi River, Minneapolis salutes the state's love of the outdoors with numerous lakes, wetlands, creeks, and waterfalls--many connected to one another by a national scenic byway great for sightseeing.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes The Museum of Russian Art as well as Minneapolis Institute of Art. Mill City Museum and Foshay Tower are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Take a break from the city and head to St. Anthony Falls and Lake of the Isles. There's lots more to do: explore the activities along Chain of Lakes, examine the collection at Como-Harriet Streetcar Line, and take a memorable drive along Grand Rounds Scenic Byway.

For ratings, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Minneapolis sightseeing site.

Traveling by flight from Milwaukee to Minneapolis takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 68°F in May, and nighttime lows around 50°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Sun) to allow time to travel to Isle Royale National Park.

Things to do in Minneapolis

Museums Parks Nature
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Minneapolis Institute of Art ©
Minneapolis Institute of Art
Mill City Museum ©
Mill City Museum
The Museum of Russian Art ©
The Museum of Russian Art

8
nights
Isle Royale National Park

Isle Royale National Park ©
Isolated by its location in the northern reaches of Lake Superior, Isle Royale National Park treats its visitors to a wilderness of second-growth forests, clear lakes, and rugged coastline inhabited by moose, wolves, otters, and foxes.
Get outdoors at Mount Ojibway Trail and Rock Harbor. Do some cultural sightseeing at Scoville Point and Rock Island Lighthouse. And it doesn't end there: trek along Greenstone Ridge Trail, take some stellar pictures from Lookout Louise, and learn more about the world around you at Pete Edisen Fishery.

For photos, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Isle Royale National Park day trip planner.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Minneapolis to Isle Royale National Park. The time zone changes from Central Standard Time to Eastern Standard Time, which is usually a 1 hour difference. Expect a bit cooler evenings in Isle Royale National Park when traveling from Minneapolis in May, with lows around 38°F. You will leave for home on the 31st (Mon).

Things to do in Isle Royale National Park

Parks Historic Sites Trails
Find places to stay May 23 — 31:
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Greenstone Ridge Trail ©
Greenstone Ridge Trail
Scoville Point ©
Scoville Point
Rock Island Lighthouse ©
Rock Island Lighthouse

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