17 days in United States Itinerary

17 days in United States Itinerary

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17 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Vancouver
Fly:  6​h 45​min
1
Minneapolis
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 45​min
2
Wisconsin Dells
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
3
Chicago
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
4
Indianapolis
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h
5
Cincinnati
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
6
Detroit
— 4 nights
Fly:  8​h 15​min
End: Vancouver

2
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.
Kick off your visit on the 12th (Mon): learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Como Park Zoo & Conservatory, then get your game on at FlyOver America, then have some family-friendly fun at The Escape Game, and finally find something for the whole family at Nickelodeon Universe. Here are some ideas for day two: admire the masterpieces at Minneapolis Institute of Art, have some family-friendly fun at Extreme Sandbox, and then have fun at CHS Field.

To see photos, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Minneapolis trip itinerary builder website .

Vancouver, Canada to Minneapolis is an approximately 7-hour flight. You can also do a combination of shuttle and flight; or drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Vancouver to Minneapolis is 2 hours. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Vancouver in July; daily highs in Minneapolis reach 33°C and lows reach 21°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Tue) so you can go by car to Wisconsin Dells.

Things to do in Minneapolis

Fun & Games Parks Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trips

Bloomington, Saint Paul, Extreme Sandbox
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Extreme Sandbox ©
Extreme Sandbox
Nickelodeon Universe ©
Nickelodeon Universe
Como Park Zoo & Conservatory ©
Como Park Zoo & Conservatory

2
nights
Wisconsin Dells

Wisconsin Dells ©
Named after a nearby scenic gorge famous for its steep sandstone formations, Wisconsin Dells features more than 20 water parks, making it one of the most popular vacation areas in this region.
Kick off your visit on the 14th (Wed): learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Wisconsin Deer Park, take a memorable tour with Tours, have some family-friendly fun at Laser Warfare, then get your game on at Elusive Escape Rooms, and finally examine the collection at Mr Marvel's Wondertorium. On the 15th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: make a splash at Noah's Ark Water Park and then admire the striking features of Taliesin Preservation: Frank Lloyd Wright Visitor Center .

To find traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, read our Wisconsin Dells travel itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Minneapolis to Wisconsin Dells takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or take a bus. Traveling from Minneapolis in July, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be little chillier in Wisconsin Dells, with lows of 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Chicago.

Things to do in Wisconsin Dells

Theme Parks Parks Adventure

Side Trip

Taliesin Preservation: Frank Lloyd Wright Visitor Center
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Noah's Ark Water Park ©
Noah's Ark Water Park
Zipline
Wisconsin Deer Park ©
Wisconsin Deer Park

3
nights
Chicago

Chicago ©
A huge and vibrant city, Chicago is home to top-notch theaters, shops, museums, galleries, and restaurants.
Kids will enjoy Museum of Science and Industry and Shedd Aquarium. And it doesn't end there: admire the masterpieces at The Art Institute of Chicago, stroll through Millennium Park, make a trip to Buckingham Fountain, and admire the striking features of Frank Lloyd Wright's Unity Temple.

For photos, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Chicago trip itinerary planner .

You can drive from Wisconsin Dells to Chicago in 3.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or do a combination of train and flight. Expect somewhat warmer evenings in Chicago when traveling from Wisconsin Dells in July, with lows around 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Sun) early enough to drive to Indianapolis.

Things to do in Chicago

Museums Parks Childrens Museums

Side Trip

Frank Lloyd Wright's Unity Temple
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The Art Institute of Chicago ©
The Art Institute of Chicago
Museum of Science and Industry ©
Museum of Science and Industry
Shedd Aquarium ©
Shedd Aquarium

2
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.
Start off your visit on the 19th (Mon): examine the collection at Indianapolis Motor Speedway Museum, examine the collection at Rhythm! Discovery Center, then explore the engaging exhibits at Children's Museum of Indianapolis, and finally test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms. On the 20th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: get to know the resident critters at Indianapolis Zoo and then contemplate the long history of Conner Prairie.

To find maps and more tourist information, read our Indianapolis trip itinerary planning app .

Drive from Chicago to Indianapolis in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. The time zone difference moving from Central Standard Time (CST) to Eastern Standard Time (EST) is 1 hour. July in Indianapolis sees daily highs of 33°C and lows of 21°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Cincinnati.

Things to do in Indianapolis

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trip

Conner Prairie
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Children's Museum of Indianapolis ©
Children's Museum of Indianapolis
Indianapolis Zoo ©
Indianapolis Zoo
Conner Prairie ©
Conner Prairie

3
nights
Cincinnati

Cincinnati ©
Situated on the north bank of the Ohio River, Cincinnati distinguished itself as the only U.S.
Family-friendly places like Kings Island and Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden will thrill your kids. Venture out of the city with trips to Dayton (National Museum of the US Air Force & Dayton Dragons Baseball) and Lucky Star Brewery (in Miamisburg). Next up on the itinerary: test your team's savvy at Houdini's Room Escape and walk around Smale Riverfront Park.

To see photos, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Cincinnati trip planner .

Traveling by car from Indianapolis to Cincinnati takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In July in Cincinnati, expect temperatures between 34°C during the day and 20°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Fri) so you can travel to Detroit.

Things to do in Cincinnati

Parks Theme Parks Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trips

Dayton, Lucky Star Brewery, Kings Island
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Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden ©
Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden
Kings Island ©
Kings Island
National Museum of the US Air Force ©

4
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.
Kids will appreciate attractions like Cedar Point and Toledo Zoo. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Detroit: Toledo (National Museum of the Great Lakes & Oak Openings Preserve Metropark), BATL - The Backyard Axe Throwing League (in Novi) and Decode Ann Arbor (in Ann Arbor). There's much more to do: examine the collection at The Henry Ford, explore the world behind art at Detroit Institute of Arts, contemplate the long history of Motown Museum, and take an in-depth tour of Detroit Historical Museum.

To find other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Detroit trip planning website .

Getting from Cincinnati to Detroit by flight takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. In July, daily temperatures in Detroit can reach 32°C, while at night they dip to 21°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Tue) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Detroit

Museums Parks Fun & Games

Side Trips

Toledo, Dearborn, Decode Ann Arbor, BATL - The Backyard Axe Throwing League, Cedar Point
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The Henry Ford ©
The Henry Ford
Cedar Point ©
Cedar Point
Toledo Zoo ©
Toledo Zoo

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