11 days in Allentown, Michigan & Minnesota Itinerary

11 days in Allentown, Michigan & Minnesota Itinerary

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11 days in Allentown, Michigan & Minnesota Itinerary

Start: Philadelphia
Drive:  1​h 15​min
1
Allentown
— 2 nights
+3
Fly + taxi + bus + ferry:  9​h
2
Mackinac Island
— 1 day
+2
ferry + bus + Drive:  6​h 15​min
3
Munising
— 1 day
taxi + Fly:  3​h 45​min
4
Minneapolis
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
5
Duluth
— 2 nights
Fly:  7​h
6
Grand Rapids
— 1 day
Drive:  2​h 45​min
7
Dearborn
— 1 night
Fly:  4​h 15​min
End: Philadelphia


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2
nights
Allentown

Allentown ©
Allentown is a city located in Lehigh County, Pennsylvania, United States. Get out of town with these interesting Allentown side-trips: Dutch Wonderland (in Lancaster), Knoebels Amusement Resort (in Elysburg) and Railroad Museum of Pennsylvania (in Ronks). The adventure continues: ponder the design of Longwood Gardens and take in the history at Valley Forge National Historical Park.

To see maps, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Allentown driving holiday tool .

Philadelphia to Allentown is an approximately 1.5-hour car ride. You can also take a bus. Traveling from Philadelphia in August, expect little chillier with lows of 63°F in Allentown. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Wed) early enough to travel to Mackinac Island.

Things to do in Allentown

Theme Parks Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

Dutch Wonderland, Knoebels Amusement Resort, Valley Forge National Historical Park, Railroad Museum of Pennsylvania, Longwood Gardens
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Longwood Gardens ©
Longwood Gardens
Knoebels Amusement Resort ©
Knoebels Amusement Resort
Dutch Wonderland ©
Dutch Wonderland

1
day
Mackinac Island

Mackinac Island ©
Mackinac Island is a city in Mackinac County in the U.S. Kick off your visit on the 29th (Thu): expand your understanding of the military at Fort Mackinac, admire the majestic nature at Mackinac Island State Park, and then explore the striking landscape at Arch Rock.

To see photos, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, read our Mackinac Island road trip planning site .

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Allentown to Mackinac Island. When traveling from Allentown in August, plan for little chillier days in Mackinac Island, with highs around 72°F, while nights are about the same with lows around 59°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Munising.

Things to do in Mackinac Island

Nature Parks Museums
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Arch Rock ©
Arch Rock
Mackinac Island State Park ©
Mackinac Island State Park
Fort Mackinac ©
Fort Mackinac

1
day
Munising

Munising ©
Munising is a city on the southern shore of Lake Superior on the Upper Peninsula of the U.S. Kick off your visit on the 30th (Fri): look for all kinds of wild species at Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore.

To see more things to do, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Munising trip itinerary maker site .

You can do a combination of ferry, bus, and car from Mackinac Island to Munising in 6.5 hours. Another option is to do a combination of ferry, bus, and taxi. In August, plan for daily highs up to 74°F, and evening lows to 57°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Fri) so you can travel to Minneapolis.

Things to do in Munising

Nature Wildlife Parks
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Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore ©
Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore

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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.
Start off your visit on the 31st (Sat): have fun at Target Field, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cathedral of Saint Paul, and then buy something for everyone on your list at Mall of America. Keep things going the next day: admire the natural beauty at Minneapolis Sculpture Garden, admire the masterpieces at Minneapolis Institute of Art, then admire the sheer force of Minnehaha Park, and finally test your team's savvy at The Escape Game.

For photos, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Minneapolis visit planner.

Traveling by combination of taxi and flight from Munising to Minneapolis takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car, bus, and flight; or drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Munising to Minneapolis. Traveling from Munising in August, things will get a bit warmer in Minneapolis: highs are around 81°F and lows about 64°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Sun) so you can drive to Duluth.

Things to do in Minneapolis

Shopping Parks Fun & Games

Side Trips

Mall of America, Cathedral of Saint Paul
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Mall of America ©
Mall of America
Target Field ©
Target Field
Minneapolis Institute of Art ©
Minneapolis Institute of Art

2
nights
Duluth

Situated on the westernmost point of the Lake Superior, Duluth represents a booming port city.
On the 2nd (Mon), test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms, then take in the views from Aerial Lift Bridge, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Lakewalk, and finally take a memorable drive along Minnesota's North Shore Scenic Drive. On the 3rd (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: don't miss a visit to Enger Park and Tower, steep yourself in history at Glensheen, The Historic Congdon Estate, then see the interesting displays at Canal Park, and finally examine the collection at Lake Superior Maritime Visitor Center.

To find more things to do, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Duluth travel itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Minneapolis to Duluth takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. While traveling from Minneapolis, expect a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Duluth, ranging from highs of 68°F to lows of 54°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Tue) so you can travel to Grand Rapids.

Things to do in Duluth

Historic Sites Parks Outdoors
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Room Escape Games
Minnesota's North Shore Scenic Drive ©
Aerial Lift Bridge ©
Aerial Lift Bridge

1
day
Grand Rapids

Grand Rapids ©
The second largest city in Michigan and a hub of furniture manufacturing, Grand Rapids bears the nickname "Furniture City." However, the destination's original name came from the rapids of the Grand River that once ran through the downtown area.
Kick off your visit on the 4th (Wed): see the interesting displays at Gerald R. Ford Museum, then test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms, then admire the natural beauty at Frederik Meijer Gardens & Sculpture Park, and finally pause for some photo ops at Leonardo da Vinci's Horse.

To find reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, read Grand Rapids route maker website .

Traveling by flight from Duluth to Grand Rapids takes 7 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of shuttle and flight; or drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Duluth to Grand Rapids. When traveling from Duluth in September, plan for a bit warmer days in Grand Rapids, with highs around 76°F, while nights are about the same with lows around 54°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Wed) so you can drive to Dearborn.

Things to do in Grand Rapids

Parks Museums Fun & Games
Highlights from your plan
Room Escape Games
Gerald R. Ford Museum ©
Gerald R. Ford Museum

1
night
Dearborn

Dearborn ©
Dearborn sits as part of the Detroit metropolitan area and was the home of Henry Ford.
Start off your visit on the 5th (Thu): see the interesting displays at Greenfield Village, then see the interesting displays at The Henry Ford, then admire the masterpieces at Detroit Institute of Arts, and finally admire all the interesting features of Comerica Park.

To find where to stay, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Dearborn day trip app .

You can drive from Grand Rapids to Dearborn in 3 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or fly. In September, plan for daily highs up to 75°F, and evening lows to 58°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Thu) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Dearborn

Museums

Side Trip

Detroit
Highlights from your plan
The Henry Ford ©
The Henry Ford
Greenfield Village ©
Greenfield Village
Detroit Institute of Arts ©
Detroit Institute of Arts

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