13 days in United States Itinerary

13 days in United States Itinerary

Created using Inspirock United States journey planner
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Fly
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Indianapolis
— 3 nights
Fly to Pellston, Ferry to Mackinac Island
2
Mackinac Island
— 2 nights
Ferry to Mackinaw, Fly to Madison
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Madison
— 2 nights
Drive
4
Chicago
— 5 nights
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Indianapolis — 3 nights

Indiana's capital and most populous city, Indianapolis is best known for its racecar events and impressive museums, and as the hometown of Kurt Vonnegut.
Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 15th (Sun): explore the engaging exhibits at Children's Museum of Indianapolis, then examine the collection at Indianapolis Motor Speedway Museum, and then stop by Rocket Fizz.

To find other places to visit, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Indianapolis trip tool.

Atlanta to Indianapolis is an approximately 3-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Atlanta in May, things will get little chillier in Indianapolis: highs are around 73°F and lows about 54°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Tue) early enough to travel to Mackinac Island.
Museums · Shopping · Historic Sites · Parks
Side Trip

Mackinac Island — 2 nights

Mackinac Island is a city in Mackinac County in the U.S. state of Michigan. Mackinac Island is known for nature, museums, and parks. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: discover the deep blue sea with Great Turtle Kayak Tours, explore the striking landscape at Arch Rock, immerse yourself in nature at Mackinac Island State Park, and explore the galleries of Fort Mackinac.

To see photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Mackinac Island trip planner.

You can do a combination of flight and ferry from Indianapolis to Mackinac Island in 6 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus and ferry; or do a combination of train, bus, and ferry. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from Indianapolis in May; daily highs in Mackinac Island reach 58°F and lows reach 41°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Madison.
Historic Sites · Parks · Nature · Tours

Madison — 2 nights

Madison might be the capital of Wisconsin, but students rather than politicians give the city its identity.
On the 20th (Fri), admire the natural beauty at Olbrich Botanical Gardens, get a sense of history and politics at Wisconsin State Capitol, and then make a trip to Capitol Square. On the 21st (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Henry Vilas Zoo and then admire the landmark architecture of Taliesin Preservation: Frank Lloyd Wright Visitor Center .

For traveler tips, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, read Madison journey maker.

Traveling by combination of ferry and flight from Mackinac Island to Madison takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry, car, and bus; or do a combination of ferry, bus, and train. Traveling from Mackinac Island to Madison, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. In May, Madison is a bit warmer than Mackinac Island - with highs of 70°F and lows of 48°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sat) so you can catch the flight to Chicago.
Parks · Zoos & Aquariums
Side Trip

Chicago — 5 nights

A huge and vibrant city, Chicago is home to top-notch theaters, shops, museums, galleries, and restaurants.
Chicago is known for sightseeing, museums, and nightlife. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: explore the world behind art at The Art Institute of Chicago, observe the fascinating underwater world at Shedd Aquarium, get curious at Museum of Science and Industry, and take a stroll through The Magnificent Mile.

To see reviews, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Chicago trip builder website.

Getting from Madison to Chicago by flight takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. May in Chicago sees daily highs of 71°F and lows of 52°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Thu) early enough to catch the flight back home.
Museums · Parks · Childrens Museums · Tours

United States travel guide

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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.