14 days in United States Itinerary

14 days in United States Itinerary

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Bus to Boston, Fly to Buffalo
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Buffalo
— 2 nights
Fly
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Detroit
— 2 nights
Fly to Austin Straubel International Airport, Drive to Escanaba
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Escanaba
— 1 night
Drive
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Duluth
— 2 nights
Fly
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Minneapolis
— 1 night
Fly
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Madison
— 1 night
Drive
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Gary
— 2 nights
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Drive to Chicago Midway International Airport, Fly to Pittsburgh International Airport, Drive to Wheeling
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Wheeling
— 1 night
Fly

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Buffalo — 2 nights

The most populous city in the state after New York, Buffalo serves as the gateway to Niagara Falls and Canada for many travelers.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Buffalo: Niagara Jet Adventures (in Youngstown) and Niagara Falls (Niagara Gorge Trail, Bridal Veil Falls, &more). There's still lots to do: Head underground at Cave of the Winds, get outside with Grand Lady Cruises, get the lay of the land with Walking tours, and admire the striking features of Frank Lloyd Wright's Martin House.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Buffalo travel route planner.

Hartford to Buffalo is an approximately 5.5-hour combination of bus and flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of train and taxi. In August in Buffalo, expect temperatures between 79°F during the day and 62°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Wed) early enough to catch the flight to Detroit.
Outdoors · Parks · Historic Sites · Tours
Side Trips

Detroit — 2 nights

Founded in 1701 by a French explorer and adventurer, Detroit exerted a profound impact on the world for most of the 20th century.
Kick off your visit on the 11th (Thu): examine the collection at Greenfield Village, see the interesting displays at The Henry Ford, and then examine the collection at Motown Museum. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 12th (Fri): explore the world behind art at Detroit Institute of Arts and then take in the waterfront at Detroit RiverFront.

To see photos, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Detroit online trip planner.

You can fly from Buffalo to Detroit in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. In August, daytime highs in Detroit are 81°F, while nighttime lows are 64°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Escanaba.
Museums · Historic Sites
Side Trip

Escanaba — 1 night

Escanaba is a port city in Delta County in the U.S. state of Michigan, located on the Escanaba River in the banana belt of the state's Upper Peninsula. Kick off your visit on the 13th (Sat): get engrossed in the history at Delta County Historical Museum and then stroll around Ludington Park.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, use the Escanaba online tour planner.

Explore your travel options from Detroit to Escanaba with the Route module. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from Detroit in August, with highs in Escanaba at 74°F and lows at 55°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Sat) so you can travel to Duluth.
Museums · Parks

Duluth — 2 nights

Situated on the westernmost point of the Lake Superior, Duluth represents a booming port city.
Kick off your visit on the 14th (Sun): take in the views from Aerial Lift Bridge, see the interesting displays at Glensheen, The Historic Congdon Estate, and then cruise along Minnesota's North Shore Scenic Drive. Keep things going the next day: appreciate the extensive heritage of Lakewalk, then pick up some new knowledge with Lake Superior Art Glass, and then stroll around Canal Park.

To find more things to do, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Duluth travel route builder app.

Traveling by car from Escanaba to Duluth takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight. Traveling from Escanaba to Duluth, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. In August, plan for daily highs up to 73°F, and evening lows to 59°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Mon) early enough to catch the flight to Minneapolis.
Museums · Historic Sites · Classes · Scenic Drive

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 16th (Tue): explore the activities along Chain of Lakes, then explore the activities along Lake of the Isles, and then walk around Minnehaha Park.

For where to stay, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Minneapolis itinerary builder.

Fly from Duluth to Minneapolis in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. When traveling from Duluth in August, plan for a bit warmer days in Minneapolis, with highs around 81°F, while nights are about the same with lows around 64°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Tue) to allow time to fly to Madison.
Parks · Nature

Madison — 1 night

Madison might be the capital of Wisconsin, but students rather than politicians give the city its identity.
Start off your visit on the 17th (Wed): admire the natural beauty at Olbrich Botanical Gardens, then take in the architecture and design of Alumni Park, and then don't miss a visit to Memorial Union Terrace.

To see where to stay, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Madison online road trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Minneapolis to Madison takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In August, daytime highs in Madison are 80°F, while nighttime lows are 60°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Wed) early enough to travel to Gary.
Parks

Gary — 2 nights

Gary is a city in Lake County, Indiana, United States, 25mi from downtown Chicago, Illinois.The population of Gary was 80,294 at the 2010 census, making it the ninth-largest city in the state of Indiana. On the 18th (Thu), catch a live event at U.S. Steel Yard and then make a trip to Michael Jackson Family Home.

To find reviews, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Gary online attractions planner.

Drive from Madison to Gary in 3 hours. In August, daytime highs in Gary are 81°F, while nighttime lows are 63°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Wheeling.

Wheeling — 1 night

Wheeling is a city in Ohio and Marshall counties in the U.S. state of West Virginia. Kick off your visit on the 19th (Fri): deepen your understanding at West Virginia Independence Hall, contemplate the long history of West Virginia Penitentiary, and then take an in-depth tour of Archive of the Afterlife, "A Paranormal Museum". Keep things going the next day: take in the views from Suspension Bridge and then let the kids burn off some steam at Oglebay Park.

To see where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Wheeling trip planner.

Explore your travel options from Gary to Wheeling with the Route module. The time zone changes from Central Standard Time to Eastern Standard Time, which is usually a 1 hour difference. In August in Wheeling, expect temperatures between 81°F during the day and 62°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Sat) to allow enough time to fly back home.
Museums · Fun & Games · Historic Sites · Parks
Side Trip

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.