12 days in United States Itinerary

12 days in United States Itinerary

Created using Inspirock United States trip maker
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Nashville
— 2 nights
Fly
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Ann Arbor
— 2 nights
Drive
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Toledo
— 1 night
Fly to Pellston, Ferry to Mackinac Island
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Mackinac Island
— 1 night
Fly to Chippewa County International Airport, Drive to Grand Marais
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Grand Marais
— 1 night
Drive
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Munising
— 1 night
Drive
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Duluth
— 1 night
Fly
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Minneapolis
— 1 night
Fly
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Des Moines
— 1 night
Fly

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Nashville — 2 nights

Known as the capital of country music, the thriving city of Nashville combines old-world southern charm with a progressive urban flair.
Nashville is known for nightlife, museums, and historic sites. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: see a show at Grand Ole Opry, admire the natural beauty at Gaylord Opryland Resort Gardens, wander the streets of Downtown Nashville, and see the interesting displays at Patsy Cline Museum.

For photos, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Nashville trip itinerary maker app.

The Route module can give you travel options from your home to Nashville. In September, plan for daily highs up to 85°F, and evening lows to 62°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Sat) so you can catch the flight to Ann Arbor.
Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Fun & Games

Ann Arbor — 2 nights

Ann Arbor is a city in the U.S. state of Michigan and the county seat of Washtenaw County. Kick off your visit on the 18th (Sun): see the interesting displays at Greenfield Village, see the interesting displays at The Henry Ford, and then don't miss a visit to St. Thomas the Apostle Ann Arbor, Michigan. On the 19th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: relax in the rural setting at Erwin's Orchard and then trek along Parker Mill Park.

For photos, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Ann Arbor route planning website.

Fly from Nashville to Ann Arbor in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Nashville to Ann Arbor. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from Nashville in September; daily highs in Ann Arbor reach 76°F and lows reach 50°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Toledo.
Museums · Trails · Parks · Outdoors
Side Trips

Toledo — 1 night

Toledo is a city in and the county seat of Lucas County, Ohio, United States. Kick off your visit on the 20th (Tue): stroll around Side Cut Metropark and then walk around Oak Openings Preserve Metropark.

For where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Toledo road trip app.

Getting from Ann Arbor to Toledo by car takes about an hour. Other options: take a bus. Traveling from Ann Arbor in September, expect a bit warmer with lows of 57°F in Toledo. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Tue) so you can travel to Mackinac Island.
Parks · Wildlife
Side Trip

Mackinac Island — 1 night

Mackinac Island is a city in Mackinac County in the U.S. state of Michigan. Start off your visit on the 21st (Wed): pause for some serene contemplation at St Anne's Catholic Church, then take in the local highlights with Fort Mackinac, and then explore the striking landscape at Arch Rock.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, read our Mackinac Island trip planner.

You can do a combination of flight and ferry from Toledo to Mackinac Island in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and ferry; or do a combination of bus and ferry. While traveling from Toledo, expect little chillier days and about the same nights in Mackinac Island, ranging from highs of 67°F to lows of 54°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Grand Marais.
Historic Sites · Museums · Nature · Parks

Grand Marais — 1 night

Grand Marais is an unincorporated community in Burt Township, Alger County in the U.S. state of Michigan. On the 22nd (Thu), walk around Bayshore Park, head outdoors with Sable Falls, and then go for a walk through Log Slide Overlook.

To see other places to visit, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, read our Grand Marais online holiday maker.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Mackinac Island to Grand Marais. Expect slightly colder evenings in Grand Marais when traveling from Mackinac Island in September, with lows around 49°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Thu) so you can drive to Munising.
Parks · Outdoors

Munising — 1 night

Munising is a city on the southern shore of Lake Superior on the Upper Peninsula of the U.S. state of Michigan. On the 23rd (Fri), explore the activities along Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore and then get outside with Outdoor Activities.

For where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Munising trip itinerary planning app.

You can drive from Grand Marais to Munising in 1.5 hours. In September in Munising, expect temperatures between 71°F during the day and 53°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Fri) to allow time to drive to Duluth.
Nature · Parks · Wildlife · Tours

Duluth — 1 night

Situated on the westernmost point of the Lake Superior, Duluth represents a booming port city.
On the 24th (Sat), test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms, learn something new at Lake Superior Art Glass, and then take a memorable drive along Minnesota's North Shore Scenic Drive.

To see reviews, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Duluth online trip maker.

Drive from Munising to Duluth in 7 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and flight; or do a combination of car and bus. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Central Standard Time (CST) is minus 1 hour. September in Duluth sees daily highs of 68°F and lows of 54°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Sat) so you can fly to Minneapolis.
Museums · Scenic Drive · Classes · Outdoors

Minneapolis — 1 night

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.
Kick off your visit on the 25th (Sun): don't miss a visit to Minnehaha Falls, admire the sheer force of Minnehaha Park, and then test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms.

To see photos, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Minneapolis online driving holiday planner.

You can fly from Duluth to Minneapolis in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Duluth in September, you will find days in Minneapolis are a bit warmer (75°F), and nights are about the same (57°F). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Sun) early enough to fly to Des Moines.
Nature · Parks · Fun & Games

Des Moines — 1 night

Des Moines is the capital and the most populous city in the U.S. state of Iowa. Start off your visit on the 26th (Mon): indulge in some culinary diversions at a local gastronomic tour, then grab your bike and head to High Trestle Trail Bridge, and then take a stroll through East Village.

For other places to visit, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Des Moines trip itinerary planning tool.

Traveling by flight from Minneapolis to Des Moines takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In September, daytime highs in Des Moines are 80°F, while nighttime lows are 60°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Mon) early enough to catch the flight back home.
Trails · Parks · Tours · Outdoors
Side Trip

United States travel guide

4.5
Specialty Museums · Nightlife · Beaches
More than the country of car-packed streets seen in TV shows and movies, the United States of America is a complex and diverse home to over 300 million people living in a wide range of landscapes and climates. From its big-city skyscrapers to its sprawling natural parks, the country's ''melting pot'' combines many ethnic groups that share a strong sense of national identity despite their cultural differences. A country of road trips and big blue skies, the United States harbors orderly cities filled with restaurants, parks, museums, and innumerable sightseeing opportunities, as well as pristine natural areas perfect for a holiday in the great outdoors. To see as much as you can of this diverse land quickly, drive over some of the more than 6 million km (4 million mi) of highways leading through deserts, mountain peaks, fertile fields, and giant urban centers.