9 days in Great Lakes USA Itinerary

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Cleveland — 1 day

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.
On the 1st (Thu), get to know the resident critters at Cleveland Metroparks Zoo, then explore the world behind art at The Cleveland Museum of Art, and then examine the collection at Rock & Roll Hall of Fame.

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Boston to Cleveland is an approximately 3.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a train. In June, plan for daily highs up to 77°F, and evening lows to 64°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 1st (Thu) so you can go by car to Sandusky.
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Sandusky — 1 night

Sandusky positively bustles in the summertime due to its famed amusement park.
Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Fri): contemplate the long history of Eleutheros Cooke House and Garden, find something for the whole family at Cedar Point, and then see what you can catch with Fish On Charters.

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Getting from Cleveland to Sandusky by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a train. In June in Sandusky, expect temperatures between 80°F during the day and 63°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Wisconsin Dells.
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Wisconsin Dells — 2 nights

Waterpark Capital of the World

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.
Start off your visit on the 3rd (Sat): take an in-depth tour of Portage WWII History Museum, then admire the striking features of Taliesin Preservation: Frank Lloyd Wright Visitor Center , and then test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms. Here are some ideas for day two: stop by Kernel Popcorn's Factory, cool off at Mt. Olympus Water & Theme Park, then kick your exploration up a notch at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks, and finally head outdoors with Outdoor Activities.

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Traveling by combination of flight and train from Sandusky to Wisconsin Dells takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Sandusky to Wisconsin Dells due to the time zone difference. Plan for little chillier nights when traveling from Sandusky in June since evenings lows in Wisconsin Dells dip to 57°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Sun) so you can go by car to Chicago.
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Chicago — 5 nights

Windy City

A huge and vibrant city, Chicago is home to top-notch theaters, shops, museums, galleries, and restaurants.
Kids will appreciate attractions like The Art Institute of Chicago and Millennium Park. Next up on the itinerary: engage your brain at Museum of Science and Industry, take a stroll through The Magnificent Mile, take in the waterfront at Navy Pier, and admire the local landmark of Buckingham Fountain.

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Traveling by car from Wisconsin Dells to Chicago takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of train and flight. Traveling from Wisconsin Dells in June, plan for somewhat warmer nights in Chicago, with lows around 63°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Fri) early enough to catch the flight back home.
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