15 days in United States Itinerary

15 days in United States Itinerary

Created using Inspirock United States holiday planner

Make it your trip
Fly
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Chicago
— 3 nights
Fly
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Minneapolis
— 1 night
Fly to Duluth International Airport, Drive to Isle Royale National Park
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Isle Royale National Park
— 1 day
Drive to Duluth International Airport, Fly to Sawyer International Airport
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Marquette
— 2 nights
Drive
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Sault Ste. Marie
— 1 night
Bus
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Mackinac Island
— 1 night
Fly to Chippewa County International Airport, Drive to Charlevoix
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Charlevoix
— 1 night
Drive
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Grand Rapids
Fly
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Baton Rouge
— 1 night

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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: explore the world behind art at The Art Institute of Chicago, get to know the resident critters at Lincoln Park Zoo, enjoy breathtaking views from 360 Chicago Observation Deck, and meet the residents at Shedd Aquarium.

For maps, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, read Chicago tour itinerary planning tool.

Baton Rouge to Chicago is an approximately 6.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. Plan for little chillier temperatures traveling from Baton Rouge in August, with highs in Chicago at 83°F and lows at 67°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sat) so you can travel to Minneapolis.

Things to do in Chicago

Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Museums · Childrens Museums

Minneapolis

— 1 night

The City of Lakes

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.
Start off your visit on the 15th (Sat): explore the world behind art at Minneapolis Institute of Art, take in nature's colorful creations at Minneapolis Sculpture Garden, then find something for the whole family at Cafesjian's Carousel, and finally admire the sheer force of Minnehaha Park. Here are some ideas for day two: hike along Mill Ruins Park and then take an in-depth tour of Mill City Museum.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Minneapolis trip itinerary maker app.

Traveling by flight from Chicago to Minneapolis takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 81°F in August, and nighttime lows around 64°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 16th (Sun) to allow time for travel to Isle Royale National Park.

Things to do in Minneapolis

Parks · Museums · Nature · Outdoors

Side Trip

Isle Royale National Park

— 1 day
Isolated by its location in the northern reaches of Lake Superior, Isle Royale National Park treats its visitors to a wilderness of second-growth forests, clear lakes, and rugged coastline inhabited by moose, wolves, otters, and foxes.
On the 17th (Mon), hike along Mount Ojibway Trail.

To see other places to visit, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Isle Royale National Park day trip tool.

Explore your travel options from Minneapolis to Isle Royale National Park with the Route module. The time zone changes from Central Standard Time to Eastern Standard Time, which is usually a 1 hour difference. Traveling from Minneapolis in August, expect Isle Royale National Park to be a bit cooler, temps between 73°F and 48°F. On the 17th (Mon), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Marquette.

Things to do in Isle Royale National Park

Outdoors · Trails · Parks · Wildlife

Marquette

— 2 nights
Marquette is a city in the U.S. On the 18th (Tue), view the masterpieces at Lakenenland Sculpture Park, take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports, and then admire the sheer force of Wagner Falls. Keep things going the next day: stop by Downtown Marquette, then admire the majestic nature at Presque Isle Park, then take in the awesome beauty at Sugarloaf Mountain, and finally relax in the rural setting at Jilbert Dairy.

To find where to stay and more tourist information, you can read our Marquette vacation planner.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Isle Royale National Park to Marquette. August in Marquette sees daily highs of 73°F and lows of 53°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Sault Ste. Marie.

Things to do in Marquette

Parks · Nature · Neighborhoods · Shopping

Side Trip

Sault Ste. Marie

— 1 night
Sault Ste. Kick off your visit on the 20th (Thu): try to win big at Kewadin Casino, then observe the fascinating underwater world at Museum Ship Valley Camp, then steep yourself in history at Tower of History, and finally make a trip to Soo Locks.

To see photos, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Sault Ste. Marie trip planner.

Getting from Marquette to Sault Ste. Marie by car takes about 4 hours. Other options: take a bus; or fly. In August, daytime highs in Sault Ste. Marie are 75°F, while nighttime lows are 57°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Fri) so you can travel to Mackinac Island.

Things to do in Sault Ste. Marie

Fun & Games · Casinos · Zoos & Aquariums · Museums

Mackinac Island

— 1 night
Mackinac Island is a city in Mackinac County in the U.S. Kick off your visit on the 21st (Fri): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Trinity Church, then brush up on your military savvy at Fort Mackinac, then admire the majestic nature at Mackinac Island State Park, and finally explore the striking landscape at Arch Rock.

To see photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Mackinac Island road trip planning tool.

You can take a bus from Sault Ste. Marie to Mackinac Island in 5 hours. Another option is to do a combination of bus and ferry. Expect a daytime high around 72°F in August, and nighttime lows around 59°F. You will have some time to spend on the 22nd (Sat) before leaving for Charlevoix.

Things to do in Mackinac Island

Nature · Parks · Tours · Historic Sites

Charlevoix

— 1 night
Charlevoix is a city in the U.S. Start off your visit on the 23rd (Sun): admire the landmark architecture of Mushroom House Tours of Charlevoix, get a new perspective on things with Sunshine Charters Day Tours, then admire the majestic nature at Petoskey State Park, and finally grab your bike and head to Little Traverse Wheelway. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 24th (Mon): pick up some local products at John Cross Fisheries, step into the grandiose world of Castle Farms, then get interesting insight from Wildwood Rush Zip Line Canopy Tour, and finally admire the majestic nature at Fisherman's Island State Park.

For reviews, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Charlevoix road trip site.

Explore your travel options from Mackinac Island to Charlevoix with the Route module. In August, plan for daily highs up to 75°F, and evening lows to 60°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Grand Rapids.

Things to do in Charlevoix

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Tours

Side Trips

Grand Rapids

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.
For traveler tips, maps, reviews, and tourist information, read Grand Rapids route builder app.

You can drive from Charlevoix to Grand Rapids in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. While traveling from Charlevoix, expect a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Grand Rapids, ranging from highs of 81°F to lows of 61°F. On the 24th (Mon), you're off to Baton Rouge.

Things to do in Grand Rapids

Parks · Outdoors · Museums · Nightlife

Baton Rouge

— 1 night
Baton Rouge is the capital of the U.S. Kick off your visit on the 25th (Tue): take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Joseph Cathedral, get engrossed in the history at Capitol Park Museum, then browse the eclectic array of goods at Red Stick Farmers Market, then look for all kinds of wild species at Mike the Tiger's Habitat, and finally deepen your understanding at Louisiana State University. On the next day, get engrossed in the history at USS Kidd, contemplate the long history of Louisiana's Old State Capitol, and then ponder the world of politics at State Capitol Welcome Center.

To find where to stay, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Baton Rouge trip site.

Fly from Grand Rapids to Baton Rouge in 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Grand Rapids to Baton Rouge. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Grand Rapids in August: high temperatures in Baton Rouge hover around 92°F and lows are around 73°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Wed) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Baton Rouge

Museums · Shopping · Historic Sites · Parks

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.