14 days in United States Itinerary

14 days in United States Itinerary

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Fly
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Traverse City
— 2 nights
Bus to Mackinaw, Ferry to Mackinac Island
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Mackinac Island
— 2 nights
Ferry to Mackinaw, Fly to Fort Wayne
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Fort Wayne
— 1 night
Drive
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Crawfordsville
— 1 night
Drive
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Santa Claus
— 2 nights
Drive
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Williamstown
— 1 night
Drive
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Knoxville
— 4 nights
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Traverse City

— 2 nights

Cherry Capital of the World

Traverse City might be well known for its huge cherry industry, but its position along Grand Traverse Bay in Lake Michigan endows it with fine scenery and a wealth of outdoor attractions.
Kids will appreciate attractions like Wildwood Rush Zip Line Canopy Tour and Traverse Area Recreation and Transportation Trails. Change things up with a short trip to Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore in Empire (about 38 minutes away). There's lots more to do: take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports, play a few rounds at Pirate's Cove Adventure Golf, and push the limits with TC Flyboard.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Traverse City online day trip planner.

Charlotte to Traverse City is an approximately 5.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Charlotte in July, expect Traverse City to be a bit cooler, temps between 80°F and 59°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Mackinac Island.

Things to do in Traverse City

Outdoors · Parks · Wildlife · Nature

Side Trips

Mackinac Island

— 2 nights
Mackinac Island is a city in Mackinac County in the U.S. Start off your visit on the 14th (Wed): take a tour by water with Great Turtle Kayak Tours, look for gifts at Little Luxuries of Mackinac Island, then brush up on your military savvy at Fort Mackinac, then look for all kinds of wild species at The Original Mackinac Island Butterfly House & Insect World, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at St Anne's Catholic Church. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: examine the collection at Liberty Lego Display, then take in the dramatic natural features at Arch Rock, then admire the majestic nature at Mackinac Island State Park, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Trinity Church.

To find maps, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Mackinac Island trip itinerary planning site.

Do a combination of bus and ferry from Traverse City to Mackinac Island in 5 hours. Traveling from Traverse City in July, you will find days in Mackinac Island are a bit cooler (73°F), and nights are about the same (58°F). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Fort Wayne.

Things to do in Mackinac Island

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites · Tours

Fort Wayne

— 1 night
Kick off your visit on the 16th (Fri): examine the collection at Auburn Cord Duesenberg Automobile Museum, then get to know the resident critters at Fort Wayne Children's Zoo, and then pause for some serene contemplation at Cathedral Museum.

To find reviews, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, use the Fort Wayne vacation maker.

You can do a combination of ferry and flight from Mackinac Island to Fort Wayne in 7 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and bus; or do a combination of ferry and bus. When traveling from Mackinac Island in July, plan for somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Fort Wayne: temperatures range from 82°F by day to 62°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Fri) so you can travel to Crawfordsville.

Things to do in Fort Wayne

Museums · Zoos & Aquariums · Parks · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Crawfordsville

— 1 night
Crawfordsville is a city in Union Township, Montgomery County, in the U.S. Kick off your visit on the 17th (Sat): see the interesting displays at General Lew Wallace Study & Museum, then steep yourself in history at The Lane Place, then take a memorable tour with Indiana Zipline Tours, Inc., and finally immerse yourself in nature at Shades State Park.

For more things to do, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Crawfordsville road trip planning tool.

Traveling by car from Fort Wayne to Crawfordsville takes 3 hours. In July, daytime highs in Crawfordsville are 82°F, while nighttime lows are 62°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Sat) early enough to travel to Santa Claus.

Things to do in Crawfordsville

Historic Sites · Nature · Parks · Museums

Side Trip

Santa Claus

— 2 nights
Santa Claus is a town in Spencer County, Indiana, United States, in the southwestern part of the state. Kick off your visit on the 18th (Sun): cool off at Holiday World & Splashin' Safari. Here are some ideas for day two: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Monastery Immaculate conception, stop by Jasper Flowers & Gifts, then Head underground at Marengo Cave, then look for gifts at Santa Claus Christmas Store, and finally take an in-depth tour of Santa Claus Museum.

Inspirock's itinerary builder makes planning a Santa Claus trip simple and quick.

Traveling by car from Crawfordsville to Santa Claus takes 3.5 hours. July in Santa Claus sees daily highs of 84°F and lows of 67°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Williamstown.

Things to do in Santa Claus

Theme Parks · Historic Sites · Nature · Parks

Side Trips

Williamstown

— 1 night
Williamstown is a home-rule-class city in Grant and Pendleton counties in the U.S. Kick off your visit on the 20th (Tue): take an in-depth tour of William Arnold Log House, take a memorable tour with Screaming Eagle Aerial Adventures, and then examine the collection at Ark Encounter.

For reviews, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Williamstown trip planner.

You can drive from Santa Claus to Williamstown in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and car. In July, plan for daily highs up to 84°F, and evening lows to 66°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Tue) so you can drive to Knoxville.

Things to do in Williamstown

Museums · Adventure · Tours · Outdoors

Knoxville

— 4 nights

Marble City

A gateway to Great Smoky Mountains National Park, Knoxville embraces music culture.
Attractions like River Rafting & Tubing and The Island in Pigeon Forge make great kid-friendly stops. Change things up with these side-trips from Knoxville: Gatlinburg (Fowler's Clay Works & Ripley's Aquarium of the Smokies), Great Smoky Mountains National Park (Mount LeConte & Chimneys Picnic Area) and Pigeon Forge (Dollywood & Titanic Museum Attraction). Next up on the itinerary: get interesting insight from Navitat Knoxville.

To see ratings and more tourist information, refer to the Knoxville trip planner.

Traveling by car from Williamstown to Knoxville takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus; or fly. In July, daily temperatures in Knoxville can reach 87°F, while at night they dip to 69°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Knoxville

Theme Parks · Parks · Adventure · Tours

Side Trips

United States travel guide

4.5
Specialty Museums · Beaches · Historic Sites
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.

Indiana travel guide

4.1
Casinos · Room Escape Games · Specialty Museums
The Hoosier State
With an extensive history of motorsports, Indiana's main claim to fame is the popular automobile race held each year in its capital city. A mostly rural state, Indiana is a land of till plains and lakes, its appearance a result of traces left behind by receding glaciers. The central section of the state, mostly flat with some rolling hills, contains some of the country's most fertile farmland. The state also contains almost 39,000 km (24,000 mi) of waterways, including the Wabash River, the longest free-flowing river east of the Mississippi. For a genuine "Hoosier" experience, tour the state's slow-paced small towns, noted for their hospitality and outstanding local cuisine. You'll remember the warmth and charm long after your vacation is over.