14 days in Continental USA Itinerary

14 days in Continental USA Itinerary

Created using Inspirock United States trip planner

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Fly to Milwaukee, Train to Wisconsin Dells
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Wisconsin Dells
— 3 nights
Drive
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Grand Rapids
— 2 nights
Drive
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Munising
— 2 nights
Drive
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Ontonagon
— 1 night
Drive
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Duluth
— 2 nights
Drive
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Park Rapids
— 1 night
Drive to Hector International Airport, Fly to Salt Lake City International Airport
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Salt Lake City
— 2 nights

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Wisconsin Dells

— 3 nights

Waterpark Capital of the World

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.
Kids will appreciate attractions like Noah's Ark Water Park and Wisconsin Deer Park. When in Wisconsin Dells, make a side trip to see Taliesin Preservation: Frank Lloyd Wright Visitor Center in Spring Green, approximately Spring Green away. And it doesn't end there: kick your exploration up a notch at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks, have some family-friendly fun at Capones Old Time Pic. Studio, look for all kinds of wild species at Original Wisconsin Ducks, and cool off at Mt. Olympus Water & Theme Park.

For ratings, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Wisconsin Dells trip planner.

Salt Lake City to Wisconsin Dells is an approximately 9-hour combination of flight and train. You can also fly; or drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Salt Lake City to Wisconsin Dells is 1 hour. Traveling from Salt Lake City in August, expect Wisconsin Dells to be slightly colder, temps between 79°F and 59°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Mon) so you can drive to Grand Rapids.

Things to do in Wisconsin Dells

Theme Parks · Tours · Outdoors · Adventure

Side Trip

Grand Rapids

— 2 nights

Furniture City

The second largest city in Michigan and a hub of furniture manufacturing, Grand Rapids bears the nickname "Furniture City." However, the destination's original name came from the rapids of the Grand River that once ran through the downtown area.
On the 11th (Tue), stroll through Oval Beach, do some rugged touring at Saugatuck Dune Rides, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Holland State Park Beach. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: hike along Cascade Peace Park, get to know the resident critters at Boulder Ridge Wild Animal Park, and then admire the natural beauty at Frederik Meijer Gardens & Sculpture Park.

To find reviews, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, read Grand Rapids vacation builder app.

Traveling by car from Wisconsin Dells to Grand Rapids takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train, bus, and flight; or take a train. The time zone difference moving from Central Standard Time (CST) to Eastern Standard Time (EST) is 1 hour. In August, daily temperatures in Grand Rapids can reach 81°F, while at night they dip to 61°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Munising.

Things to do in Grand Rapids

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trips

Munising

— 2 nights
Munising is a city on the southern shore of Lake Superior on the Upper Peninsula of the U.S. state of Michigan. Kick off your visit on the 13th (Thu): take in the dramatic scenery at Miners Falls, explore the striking landscape at Miners Castle Rock, and then take a memorable tour with Tours. Keep things going the next day: contemplate the waterfront views at Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore.

To find reviews, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, read our Munising road trip tool.

Traveling by car from Grand Rapids to Munising takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and taxi; or do a combination of bus and taxi. Traveling from Grand Rapids in August, you will find days in Munising are a bit cooler (74°F), and nights are about the same (57°F). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Fri) early enough to travel to Ontonagon.

Things to do in Munising

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Tours

Ontonagon

— 1 night
Kick off your visit on the 15th (Sat): take a peaceful walk through Porcupine Mountains State Park, then take in the dramatic scenery at Bond Falls, and then discover the riches below the earth's surface at Adventure Mining Company.

To find other places to visit, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Ontonagon trip itinerary builder tool.

Getting from Munising to Ontonagon by car takes about 3 hours. In August, plan for daily highs up to 73°F, and evening lows to 55°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Sat) early enough to travel to Duluth.

Things to do in Ontonagon

Parks · Nature · Trails · Outdoors

Side Trip

Duluth

— 2 nights

Zenith City of the Unsalted Seas

Situated on the westernmost point of the Lake Superior, Duluth represents a booming port city.
Kick off your visit on the 16th (Sun): let the river carry you with Swiftwater Adventures, then walk around Enger Park, and then take a memorable drive along Minnesota's North Shore Scenic Drive. On the next day, explore the wealth of natural beauty at Congdon Park, then stroll around Canal Park, then snap pictures at Aerial Lift Bridge, and finally get to know the fascinating history of Lakewalk.

To find reviews, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, read our Duluth road trip site.

Drive from Ontonagon to Duluth in 3.5 hours. Traveling from Ontonagon to Duluth, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. August in Duluth sees daily highs of 73°F and lows of 59°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Park Rapids.

Things to do in Duluth

Parks · Outdoors · Scenic Drive · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Park Rapids

— 1 night
Park Rapids is a city in and the county seat of Hubbard County, Minnesota, United States. On the 18th (Tue), enjoy breathtaking views from Aiton Heights Fire Tower and then kick your exploration up a notch at Character Challenge Course.

For maps, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Park Rapids online holiday maker.

Drive from Duluth to Park Rapids in 3 hours. In August, plan for daily highs up to 78°F, and evening lows to 56°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 18th (Tue) to allow time for travel to Salt Lake City.

Things to do in Park Rapids

Tours · Outdoors · Adventure

Side Trip

Highlights from your trip

Salt Lake City

— 2 nights

Crossroads of the West

Utah's capital and most populous city, Salt Lake City boasts a small-town feel, big-city amenities, and plenty of nature on its doorstep.
Start off your visit on the 19th (Wed): take in the spiritual surroundings of Assembly Hall, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Temple Square, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Salt Lake Temple, and finally ponder the world of politics at Utah State Capitol. On your second day here, explore the stunning scenery at Big Cottonwood Canyon, then get the adrenaline pumping with Utah Olympic Park, and then take a memorable drive along Guardsman Pass Scenic Backway.

For other places to visit, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, go to the Salt Lake City trip builder site.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Park Rapids to Salt Lake City. The time zone changes from Central Standard Time to Mountain Standard Time, which is usually a -1 hour difference. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Park Rapids in August: high temperatures in Salt Lake City hover around 92°F and lows are around 67°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Thu) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Salt Lake City

Historic Sites · Outdoors · Parks · Tours

Side Trip

Wisconsin travel guide

4.2
Specialty Museums · Water Parks · Zoos
The Badger State
Wisconsin is known as "America's Dairyland" because of its status as the nation's most famous producer of milk and cheese. A growing favorite with foreign tourists, the state is a perfect holiday destination for nature lovers, offering year-round outdoor activities like fishing, boating, kayaking, and hiking. Dotted with thousands of inland lakes and waterways alongside apple and cherry orchards, Wisconsin also offers numerous urban tourist attractions, its cities hosting renowned beer and art festivals each year.

Michigan travel guide

4.7
Specialty Museums · Gift & Specialty Shops · State Parks
Great Lakes State
A state inextricably tied to its waterways, Michigan does water activities better than almost any other place in the country. Things to do in the state include numerous opportunities to swim, fish, sail, motorboat, and canoe. The country's only state to stretch over two peninsulas, Michigan features a long freshwater coastline. In a land of nearly 65,000 inland lakes and ponds, you can never be too far from a natural water source. Michigan's major claim to fame is its status as the center of the U.S. automotive industry, with the Detroit metropolitan area housing the country's three major car manufacturers. The city is also a major center of culture, the birthplace of the Motown Sound, and the home of several museums and other tourist attractions. Farther from the big urban centers, Michigan offers visitors a world of apple and cherry orchards, rustic villages, and picturesque vineyards.

Minnesota travel guide

4.4
Shopping Malls · Room Escape Games · Entertainment Centers
The Land of 10,000 Lakes
Deriving its name from the Dakota word for "land of sky-tinted water," Minnesota is a land of pristine lakes, pockets of dense green forests, and sprawling prairieland. Spend your vacation exploring the state's diverse landscape for endless outdoor activity and a chance to see some of the area's national monuments, or take a trip to the bustling St. Paul-Minneapolis area, a network of commerce and cultural attractions, including the famous Mall of America.