11 days in United States Itinerary

11 days in United States Itinerary

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Columbia
— 1 night
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Mackinac Island
— 2 nights
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Saugatuck
— 2 nights
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Santa Claus
— 1 night
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Louisville
— 2 nights
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Mammoth Cave National Park
— 2 nights

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Columbia

Columbia ©

Capital of Southern Hospitality

A compact capital with stately southern history, Columbia serves as a symbol of the south.
On the 11th (Sun), make a trip to Cocky Statue, then get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Sea Lion Landing, then learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Riverbanks Zoo and Botanical Garden, and finally test your problem-solving skills at Escapology Columbia (Vista).

To see maps, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Columbia trip site.

Charlotte to Columbia is an approximately 2-hour car ride. You can also take a bus; or fly. In July, daytime highs in Columbia are 93°F, while nighttime lows are 74°F. On the 12th (Mon), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Mackinac Island.

Things to do in Columbia

Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Wildlife · Fun & Games
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Riverbanks Zoo and Botanical Garden ©
Riverbanks Zoo and Botanical Garden
Saluda Shoals Park ©
Saluda Shoals Park
Cocky Statue ©
Cocky Statue

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Mackinac Island

Mackinac Island ©
Mackinac Island is a city in Mackinac County in the U.S. On the 13th (Tue), identify plant and animal life at The Original Mackinac Island Butterfly House & Insect World, then brush up on your military savvy at Fort Mackinac, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at St Anne's Catholic Church, and finally surround yourself with nature on Great Turtle Kayak Tours. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in the dramatic natural features at Arch Rock and then admire the majestic nature at Mackinac Island State Park.

To see ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Mackinac Island trip planner.

Getting from Columbia to Mackinac Island by combination of bus, taxi, flight, and ferry takes about 10.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and ferry. Expect cooler weather when traveling from Columbia in July: highs in Mackinac Island hover around 73°F, while lows dip to 58°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Saugatuck.

Things to do in Mackinac Island

Parks · Nature · Tours · Historic Sites
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Great Turtle Kayak Tours ©
Great Turtle Kayak Tours
Arch Rock ©
Arch Rock
Mackinac Island State Park ©
Mackinac Island State Park

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Saugatuck

Saugatuck ©
Saugatuck is a city in Allegan County in the U.S. Kick off your visit on the 15th (Thu): zoom along the surf with Saugatuck HydroBikes, stroll through Oval Beach, and then head off-road at Saugatuck Dune Rides. On the 16th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: enjoy the sand and surf at Silver Beach County Park, walk around Whirlpool Compass Fountain, and then find something for the whole family at Silver Beach Carousel.

For photos, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Saugatuck trip itinerary builder.

Traveling by combination of ferry and flight from Mackinac Island to Saugatuck takes 8 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry, bus, and taxi; or do a combination of ferry, bus, train, and taxi. When traveling from Mackinac Island in July, plan for a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Saugatuck: temperatures range from 81°F by day to 61°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Fri) so you can travel to Santa Claus.

Things to do in Saugatuck

Outdoors · Parks · Adventure · Beaches

Side Trip

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Saugatuck Dune Rides ©
Saugatuck Dune Rides
Silver Beach Carousel ©
Silver Beach Carousel
Silver Beach County Park ©
Silver Beach County Park

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Santa Claus

Santa Claus ©
Santa Claus is a town in Spencer County, Indiana, United States, in the southwestern part of the state. Kick off your visit on the 17th (Sat): make a splash at Holiday World & Splashin' Safari.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Santa Claus online trip builder.

Traveling by flight from Saugatuck to Santa Claus takes 7 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi and bus. Plan for a bit warmer nights when traveling from Saugatuck in July since evenings lows in Santa Claus dip to 67°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Louisville.

Things to do in Santa Claus

Theme Parks
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Holiday World & Splashin' Safari ©
Holiday World & Splashin' Safari

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Louisville

Louisville ©

Derby City

Kentucky’s largest city, Louisville, is best known as the home of the Kentucky Derby.
Start off your visit on the 18th (Sun): see the interesting displays at Louisville Slugger Museum & Factory, examine the collection at Kentucky Derby Museum, and then explore the fascinating underground world of Louisville Mega Cavern. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 19th (Mon): admire nature's wide array of creatures at Louisville Zoo, explore the fascinating underground world of Marengo Cave, and then get interesting insight from Squire Boone Caverns Zipline Adventures.

For photos, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, use the Louisville trip planner.

You can drive from Santa Claus to Louisville in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In July, daytime highs in Louisville are 87°F, while nighttime lows are 69°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Mammoth Cave National Park.

Things to do in Louisville

Parks · Nature · Museums · Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trips

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Louisville Mega Cavern ©
Louisville Mega Cavern
Louisville Zoo ©
Louisville Zoo
Louisville Slugger Museum & Factory ©
Louisville Slugger Museum & Factory

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Mammoth Cave National Park

Mammoth Cave National Park ©
Mammoth Caves National Park is the longest cave system in the world so far discovered.
On the 20th (Tue), get to know the resident critters at Kentucky Down Under Adventure Zoo and then get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. On the next day, hike along Fat Man's Misery, then hike along Tall Man's Misery, and then Head underground at Mammoth Cave.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Mammoth Cave National Park trip planner.

You can drive from Louisville to Mammoth Cave National Park in 2 hours. Another option is to do a combination of bus and taxi. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time to Central Standard Time is minus 1 hour. In July in Mammoth Cave National Park, expect temperatures between 86°F during the day and 67°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Wed) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Mammoth Cave National Park

Parks · Outdoors · Zoos & Aquariums · Trails

Side Trip

Highlights from your plan
Mammoth Cave ©
Mammoth Cave
Kentucky Down Under Adventure Zoo ©
Kentucky Down Under Adventure Zoo
Fat Man's Misery ©
Fat Man's Misery

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