14 days in United States Itinerary

14 days in United States Itinerary

Created using Inspirock United States trip planner

Make it your trip
Fly
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Springfield
— 2 nights
Drive
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Defiance
— 1 night
Drive
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Okemos
— 2 nights
Drive to Bishop International Airport, Fly to Chippewa County International Airport
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Mackinac Island
— 2 nights
Ferry to Mackinaw, Fly to Chicago Midway
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Chicago
— 3 nights
Drive
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Forsyth
— 1 night
Drive
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Lenexa
— 2 nights
Drive to Kansas City International Airport, Fly to London Heathrow Airport

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Springfield

— 2 nights

Flower City

Springfield is the capital of Illinois, but its real significance is as the hometown of Abraham Lincoln.
On the next day, contemplate the long history of Dana-Thomas House, identify plant and animal life at Lincoln Memorial Garden, then get engrossed in the history at The Lincoln Home Visitor Center, then steep yourself in history at Lincoln Home National Historic Site, and finally snap pictures at Sugar Creek Covered Bridge.

To see where to stay, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Springfield trip tool.

London, UK to Springfield is an approximately 14.5-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from London to Springfield is minus 6 hours. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from London in July: high temperatures in Springfield hover around 35°C and lows are around 22°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Sun) so you can travel to Defiance.

Things to do in Springfield

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Wildlife

Side Trip

Defiance

— 1 night
Defiance is a city in and the county seat of Defiance County, Ohio, United States, about southwest of Toledo and 47 miles northeast of Fort Wayne, Indiana, in Ohio's northwestern corner. Start off your visit on the 20th (Mon): admire the majestic nature at Independence Dam State Park and then stroll around Old Fort Defiance Park.

To find other places to visit, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, read Defiance trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Springfield to Defiance takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and car. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Springfield to Defiance due to the time zone difference. July in Defiance sees daily highs of 33°C and lows of 20°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Mon) so you can travel to Okemos.

Things to do in Defiance

Parks · Nature

Okemos

— 2 nights
Okemos is an unincorporated community in Meridian Charter Township, Ingham County in the U.S. Start off your visit on the 21st (Tue): play a few rounds at Hawk Hollow Golf Course, then admire the majestic nature at Sleepy Hollow State Park, and then admire the natural beauty at 4-H Children's Garden.

To see more things to do, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Okemos trip planner.

Getting from Defiance to Okemos by car takes about 2.5 hours. In July, daily temperatures in Okemos can reach 32°C, while at night they dip to 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Wed) to allow time to travel to Mackinac Island.

Things to do in Okemos

Parks · Golf · Nature · Outdoors

Side Trips

Mackinac Island

— 2 nights
Mackinac Island is a city in Mackinac County in the U.S. Start off your visit on the 23rd (Thu): make a trip to Trinity Church, then learn about all things military at Fort Mackinac, then take in the dramatic natural features at Arch Rock, and finally immerse yourself in nature at Mackinac Island State Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 24th (Fri): take in the architecture and atmosphere at St Anne's Catholic Church, then get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports, then play a few rounds at Jewel Golf Course, and finally look for all kinds of wild species at The Original Mackinac Island Butterfly House & Insect World.

Before you visit Mackinac Island, use our trip planner to discover what you can do and see there.

Explore your travel options from Okemos to Mackinac Island with the Route module. Traveling from Okemos in July, you will find days in Mackinac Island are a bit cooler (26°C), and nights are about the same (17°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Fri) early enough to travel to Chicago.

Things to do in Mackinac Island

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites · Tours

Chicago

— 3 nights

Windy City

A huge and vibrant city, Chicago is home to top-notch theaters, shops, museums, galleries, and restaurants.
Chicago is known for museums, parks, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: admire the masterpieces at The Art Institute of Chicago, take a memorable tour with Tours, find something for the whole family at Navy Pier, and enjoy breathtaking views from Skydeck Chicago - Willis Tower.

To find photos, maps, and other tourist information, read our Chicago trip itinerary website.

Getting from Mackinac Island to Chicago by combination of ferry and flight takes about 7.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of ferry, bus, and train; or do a combination of ferry and bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Mackinac Island to Chicago is minus 1 hour. Traveling from Mackinac Island in July, expect Chicago to be a bit warmer, temps between 33°C and 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Forsyth.

Things to do in Chicago

Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Museums · Theme Parks

Forsyth

— 1 night
Forsyth is a village in Macon County, Illinois, United States whose population was 2,434 at the 2000 census, and 3,007 in 2009. To see where to stay, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Forsyth road trip planning site.

Drive from Chicago to Forsyth in 3 hours. In July, daily temperatures in Forsyth can reach 34°C, while at night they dip to 20°C. You will leave for Lenexa on the 28th (Tue).

Things to do in Forsyth

Shopping · Nature · Parks

Lenexa

— 2 nights
Lenexa is a city in Johnson County, Kansas, United States, and part of the Kansas City Metropolitan Area. On the 29th (Wed), look for gifts at Moon Marble Company, steep yourself in history at Mahaffie Stagecoach Stop & Farm Historic Site, and then have some family-friendly fun at Blade & Timber Axe Throwing.

For ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Lenexa driving holiday planner.

You can drive from Forsyth to Lenexa in 6 hours. Another option is to do a combination of car and flight. Expect a daytime high around 35°C in July, and nighttime lows around 23°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Thu) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Lenexa

Shopping · Fun & Games · Museums · Historic Sites

Side Trips

United States travel guide

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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.