9 days in United States Itinerary

9 days in United States Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Michigan City
— 2 nights
2
Cleveland
— 2 nights
3
Charlotte
— 2 nights
4
Columbia
— Few hours
5
Tampa
— 2 nights

2
nights
Michigan City

Michigan City ©
Michigan City is a city in LaPorte County, Indiana, United States. Start off your visit on the 31st (Mon): take a leisurely stroll along Lighthouse & Pier, then cross one thing off your bucket list with Skydive Windy City, and then stop by Stateline Blueberries. Keep things going the next day: walk around Mount Baldhead Park, then head off-road at Saugatuck Dune Rides, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Whirlpool Compass Fountain.

For photos, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Michigan City trip itinerary planner.

Chicago to Michigan City is an approximately 1.5-hour car ride. You can also take a train. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from Chicago in August: high temperatures in Michigan City hover around 78°F and lows are around 59°F. On the 2nd (Wed), you're off to Cleveland.

Things to do in Michigan City

Adventure · Parks · Tours

Side Trips

Saugatuck, Whirlpool Compass Fountain
Highlights from your plan
Skydive Windy City ©
Skydive Windy City
Saugatuck Dune Rides ©
Saugatuck Dune Rides
Stateline Blueberries ©
Stateline Blueberries

2
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.
Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 3rd (Thu): examine the collection at International Women's Air & Space Museum, contemplate the long history of Wade Memorial Chapel, then admire the masterpieces at The Cleveland Museum of Art, then see the interesting displays at Rock & Roll Hall of Fame, and finally walk around The Mall.

To find reviews, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Cleveland trip planner.

Getting from Michigan City to Cleveland by car takes about 5 hours. Other options: fly; or take a train. The time zone changes from Central Standard Time to Eastern Standard Time, which is usually a 1 hour difference. Plan for a bit warmer nights when traveling from Michigan City in September since evenings lows in Cleveland dip to 62°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Fri) early enough to travel to Charlotte.

Things to do in Cleveland

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks
Highlights from your plan
The Cleveland Museum of Art ©
The Cleveland Museum of Art
Rock & Roll Hall of Fame ©
Rock & Roll Hall of Fame
Rocky River Reservation ©
Rocky River Reservation

2
nights
Charlotte

Charlotte ©
A rapidly growing city in central North Carolina, Charlotte is the state's largest urban center and a major regional hub for finance, industry, technology, and entertainment.
Kick off your visit on the 5th (Sat): see the interesting displays at Levine Museum of the New South, have fun and explore at ImaginOn: The Joe & Joan Martin Center, and then examine the collection at NASCAR Hall of Fame.

For where to stay, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Charlotte trip itinerary maker website.

Traveling by flight from Cleveland to Charlotte takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Cleveland in September, expect nights in Charlotte to be about the same, around 63°F, while days are a bit warmer, around 83°F. On the 6th (Sun), you're off to Columbia.

Things to do in Charlotte

Museums · Childrens Museums
Highlights from your plan
Levine Museum of the New South ©
Levine Museum of the New South
NASCAR Hall of Fame ©
NASCAR Hall of Fame
ImaginOn: The Joe & Joan Martin Center ©
ImaginOn: The Joe & Joan Martin Center

few
hours
Columbia

Columbia ©
A compact capital with stately southern history, Columbia serves as a symbol of the south.
Start off your visit on the 6th (Sun): test your problem-solving skills at Escapology Columbia (Vista) and then sample some tasty brews at Columbia Brew Bus.

To see maps, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Columbia journey planning website.

You can drive from Charlotte to Columbia in 2 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or fly. In September, daytime highs in Columbia are 87°F, while nighttime lows are 68°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Sun) so you can travel to Tampa.

Things to do in Columbia

Breweries & Distilleries · Tours · Fun & Games
Highlights from your plan
Columbia Brew Bus ©
Columbia Brew Bus

2
nights
Tampa

Tampa ranks among the country's most livable cities, attracting newcomers with its growing economy and status as a major port on the Gulf of Mexico.
On the 7th (Mon), get in on the family fun at Busch Gardens Tampa Bay. Here are some ideas for day two: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Sacred Heart Catholic Church, don't miss a visit to The University of Tampa Campus, see what you can catch with a fishing tour, then pause for some photo ops at 9/11 Fallen Heroes Memorial, and finally look for gifts at La Faraona Cigars.

To find other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Tampa trip planner.

Fly from Columbia to Tampa in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Traveling from Columbia in September, Tampa is a bit warmer at night with lows of 76°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Tampa

Theme Parks · Outdoors · Wildlife
Highlights from your plan
Fishing Charters & Tours
Busch Gardens Tampa Bay ©
Busch Gardens Tampa Bay
Sacred Heart Catholic Church ©
Sacred Heart Catholic Church

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