14 days in Great Lakes USA Itinerary

14 days in Great Lakes USA Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Great Lakes USA itinerary planner
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Duluth
— 2 nights
Drive
2
Wisconsin Dells
— 3 nights
Drive
3
Galena
— 2 nights
Drive
4
Rock Island
— 1 night
Drive
5
Springfield
— 2 nights
Drive
6
Indianapolis
— 2 nights
Drive
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South Bend
— 1 night
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Duluth — 2 nights

Situated on the westernmost point of the Lake Superior, Duluth represents a booming port city.
Go for a jaunt from Duluth to Two Harbors to see Gooseberry Falls State Park about 50 minutes away. There's lots more to do: get to know the fascinating history of Lakewalk, test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms, stroll around Canal Park, and snap pictures at Aerial Lift Bridge.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Duluth tour itinerary website.

Washington to Duluth is an approximately 7.5-hour flight. You can also drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Washington to Duluth. When traveling from Washington in March, plan for colder days in Duluth, with highs around 34°F, while nights are little chillier with lows around 20°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Tue) so you can drive to Wisconsin Dells.
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Wisconsin Dells — 3 nights

Named after a nearby scenic gorge famous for its steep sandstone formations, Wisconsin Dells features more than 20 water parks, making it one of the most popular vacation areas in this region.
Change things up with these side-trips from Wisconsin Dells: Madison (Henry Vilas Zoo & Wisconsin State Capitol). There's lots more to do: tee off at Pirate's Cove Adventure Golf, test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms, go on a hair-raising tour with a ghost and vampire tour, and make a splash at Kalahari Indoor Waterpark.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Wisconsin Dells online visit planner.

Traveling by car from Duluth to Wisconsin Dells takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. While traveling from Duluth, expect somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Wisconsin Dells, ranging from highs of 40°F to lows of 22°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Fri) so you can drive to Galena.
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Galena — 2 nights

Galena is the largest city in and the county seat of Jo Daviess County, Illinois, with a population of 3,429 at the 2010 census. Kick off your visit on the 19th (Sat): contemplate the long history of Ulysses S. Grant Home, then brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Blaum Bros. Distilling Co., and then get thoroughly spooked out with a ghost and vampire tour. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: fly down the slopes at Chestnut Mountain Resort, then indulge your taste buds at Massbach Ridge Tasting Room, and then indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas.

For more things to do, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Galena tour itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Wisconsin Dells to Galena takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train, bus, and taxi; or do a combination of train and bus. In March, daytime highs in Galena are 42°F, while nighttime lows are 24°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Rock Island.
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Rock Island — 1 night

Rock Island is a city in and the county seat of Rock Island County, Illinois, United States. Start off your visit on the 21st (Mon): stroll around Sunset Park and then try to win big at Jumer's Casino Rock Island.

To see maps, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Rock Island trip tool.

Drive from Galena to Rock Island in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In March, daytime highs in Rock Island are 47°F, while nighttime lows are 27°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Mon) so you can drive to Springfield.
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Springfield — 2 nights

Springfield is the capital of Illinois, but its real significance is as the hometown of Abraham Lincoln.
On the 22nd (Tue), contemplate the long history of Dana-Thomas House and then ponder the world of politics at Illinois State Capitol. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 23rd (Wed): ponder the world of politics at Old State Capitol and then make a trip to Lincoln Tomb & War Memorials.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, read Springfield road trip planning website.

Getting from Rock Island to Springfield by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a bus; or fly. In March, daytime highs in Springfield are 51°F, while nighttime lows are 31°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Wed) early enough to drive to Indianapolis.
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Historic Sites

Indianapolis — 2 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.
Kick off your visit on the 24th (Thu): meet the residents at Indianapolis Zoo and then make a trip to Central Canal. On the next day, examine the collection at Indianapolis Motor Speedway Museum and then take in nature's colorful creations at Indianapolis Museum of Art.

To find ratings, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, read Indianapolis trip itinerary maker site.

Getting from Springfield to Indianapolis by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: fly; or do a combination of train and bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Springfield to Indianapolis is 1 hour. In March, plan for daily highs up to 49°F, and evening lows to 31°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Fri) early enough to go by car to South Bend.
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South Bend — 1 night

South Bend is a city in and the county seat of St. Start off your visit on the 26th (Sat): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Grotto of Our Lady Lourdes, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilica of the Sacred Heart, and then take in the architecture and design of University of Notre Dame.

To find maps, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, you can read our South Bend trip app.

Traveling by car from Indianapolis to South Bend takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from Indianapolis in March: high temperatures in South Bend hover around 44°F and lows are around 26°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Sat) so you can go by car back home.
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Historic Sites