11 days in United States Itinerary

11 days in United States Itinerary

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11 days in United States Itinerary

Start: New York City
bus + Fly:  5​h 45​min
1
Grand Rapids
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 45​min
2
Ludington
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h 15​min
3
Mackinaw City
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h 30​min
4
Manitowoc
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 45​min
5
Milwaukee
— 2 nights
train:  1​h 30​min
6
Chicago
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h 30​min
7
Dallas
— 2 nights
Fly:  6​h 30​min
End: New York City

1
night
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 25th (Sat): take a leisurely stroll along Grand Haven Lighthouse and Pier.

For where to stay, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Grand Rapids sightseeing planner .

New York City to Grand Rapids is an approximately 6-hour combination of bus and flight. You can also fly; or drive. Traveling from New York City in May, plan for little chillier nights in Grand Rapids, with lows around 49°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Ludington.

Things to do in Grand Rapids

Historic Sites Fun & Games Museums

Side Trip

Grand Haven Lighthouse and Pier
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Meyer May House ©
Meyer May House
Grand Haven Lighthouse and Pier ©
Grand Haven Lighthouse and Pier
Cathedral of Saint Andrew ©
Cathedral of Saint Andrew

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night
Ludington

Ludington ©
Ludington is a city in the state of Michigan. On the 27th (Mon), admire the majestic nature at Ludington State Park, then visit a coastal fixture at Big Sable Point Lighthouse, and then kick back and relax at Stearns Park.

For more things to do, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Ludington road trip website .

Traveling by car from Grand Rapids to Ludington takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi. Traveling from Grand Rapids in May, expect Ludington to be a bit cooler, temps between 65°F and 44°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Mon) so you can drive to Mackinaw City.

Things to do in Ludington

Parks Nature Outdoors
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Ludington State Park ©
Ludington State Park
Big Sable Point Lighthouse ©
Big Sable Point Lighthouse

1
night
Mackinaw City

Mackinaw City ©
Mackinaw City is a village in Emmet and Cheboygan counties in the U.S. Start off your visit on the 28th (Tue): visit a coastal fixture at McGulpin Point Lighthouse & Historic Site, then enjoy the sea views from Old Mackinac Point Lighthouse, then snap pictures at Mackinac Bridge, and finally steep yourself in history at Historic Mill Creek Discovery Park.

To see photos, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Mackinaw City trip maker website .

You can drive from Ludington to Mackinaw City in 4.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of car and bus; or do a combination of taxi and bus. While traveling from Ludington, expect a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Mackinaw City, ranging from highs of 58°F to lows of 41°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Tue) early enough to travel to Manitowoc.

Things to do in Mackinaw City

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trip

Mackinac Bridge
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Historic Mill Creek Discovery Park ©
Old Mackinac Point Lighthouse ©
Old Mackinac Point Lighthouse

1
night
Manitowoc

Manitowoc ©
Manitowoc is a city in and the county seat of Manitowoc County, Wisconsin, United States. Start off your visit on the 29th (Wed): contemplate the long history of Rogers Street Fishing Village, steep yourself in history at Historic Washington House, then brush up on your military savvy at Wisconsin Maritime Museum, and finally appreciate the history behind Sputnik Crash Site.

To see photos, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, read Manitowoc driving holiday site .

Traveling by car from Mackinaw City to Manitowoc takes 5.5 hours. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Mackinaw City to Manitowoc. In May, plan for daily highs up to 62°F, and evening lows to 44°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Wed) early enough to travel to Milwaukee.

Things to do in Manitowoc

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trip

Two Rivers
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Historic Washington House ©
Historic Washington House
Rogers Street Fishing Village ©
Rogers Street Fishing Village
Sputnik Crash Site ©
Sputnik Crash Site

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nights
Milwaukee

Milwaukee ©
Milwaukee boasts well-preserved historical districts with a rich European past and a strong beer-brewing tradition.
On the 30th (Thu), get to know the fascinating history of Riverwalk, admire the masterpieces at Milwaukee Art Museum, then contemplate the long history of Pabst Mansion, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Holy Hill. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: indulge your taste buds at Food & Drink, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Basilica of St. Josaphat, and then enjoy the sea views from Wind Point Lighthouse.

To find maps, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Milwaukee driving holiday planner.

Getting from Manitowoc to Milwaukee by car takes about 1.5 hours. In May, plan for daily highs up to 66°F, and evening lows to 47°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Fri) early enough to take a train to Chicago.

Things to do in Milwaukee

Historic Sites Tours Museums

Side Trips

Holy Hill, Wind Point Lighthouse
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Basilica of St. Josaphat ©
Basilica of St. Josaphat
Wind Point Lighthouse ©
Wind Point Lighthouse
Pabst Mansion ©
Pabst Mansion

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Chicago

Chicago ©
A huge and vibrant city, Chicago is home to top-notch theaters, shops, museums, galleries, and restaurants.
Kick off your visit on the 1st (Sat): ponder the design of Crown Fountain, admire the masterpieces at The Art Institute of Chicago, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Baha'i House of Worship, then admire the striking features of Holy Name Cathedral, and finally appreciate the extensive heritage of Millennium Park. On your second day here, appreciate the extensive heritage of Riverwalk Lot, then brush up on your military savvy at Cantigny Park, then get to know the fascinating history of Chicago Riverwalk, and finally enjoy breathtaking views from Skydeck Chicago - Willis Tower.

For photos, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Chicago itinerary builder tool .

You can take a train from Milwaukee to Chicago in 1.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. In May, daytime highs in Chicago are 71°F, while nighttime lows are 52°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Sun) early enough to travel to Dallas.

Things to do in Chicago

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Riverwalk Lot, Cantigny Park, Baha'i House of Worship
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The Art Institute of Chicago ©
The Art Institute of Chicago
Baha'i House of Worship ©
Baha'i House of Worship
Riverwalk Lot ©
Riverwalk Lot

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nights
Dallas

Dallas ©
One of the country's most popular shopping destinations, Dallas and its sprawling suburbs include more shopping centers per capita than any other urban center in America.
On the 3rd (Mon), appreciate the extensive heritage of Grapevine Historic Main Street District, admire all the interesting features of Fort Worth Botanic Garden, then contemplate the long history of Thistle Hill House Museum, and finally steep yourself in history at Top O'Hill Terrace. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 4th (Tue): see the interesting displays at Perot Museum of Nature and Science, then stroll around Klyde Warren Park, and then pause for some photo ops at Dealey Plaza National Historic Landmark District.

For traveler tips, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Dallas itinerary maker website .

Traveling by flight from Chicago to Dallas takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Chicago in June, things will get somewhat warmer in Dallas: highs are around 92°F and lows about 75°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Tue) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Dallas

Historic Sites Parks Wildlife

Side Trips

Fort Worth, Grapevine Historic Main Street District, Top O'Hill Terrace
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Top O'Hill Terrace ©
Top O'Hill Terrace
Fort Worth Botanic Garden ©
Fort Worth Botanic Garden

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