15 days in United States Itinerary

15 days in United States Itinerary

Created using Inspirock United States journey planner

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Milwaukee
— 1 night
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Muskegon
— 1 night
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Dearborn
— 2 nights
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Detroit
— 1 night
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Mackinaw City
— 1 night
Ferry
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Mackinac Island
— 1 night
Ferry
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Saint Ignace
— 1 night
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Manistique
— 1 night
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Marinette
— 2 nights
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Green Bay
— 1 night
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Sturgeon Bay
— 1 night
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Gays Mills
— 1 night
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Milwaukee

— 1 night

Brew City

Milwaukee boasts well-preserved historical districts with a rich European past and a strong beer-brewing tradition.
Kick off your visit on the 12th (Tue): get to know the resident critters at Milwaukee County Zoo and then admire the masterpieces at Milwaukee Art Museum. On the 13th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: admire the landmark architecture of Basilica of St. Josaphat, then examine the collection at Harley-Davidson Museum, and then indulge your thirst for a good beer at MobCraft Beer.

For other places to visit, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Milwaukee trip planner.

Cedar Falls to Milwaukee is an approximately 4.5-hour car ride. You can also do a combination of car and flight. In October, daytime highs in Milwaukee are 62°F, while nighttime lows are 46°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Wed) to allow enough time to ride a ferry to Muskegon.

Things to do in Milwaukee

Museums · Zoos & Aquariums · Parks · Historic Sites

Muskegon

— 1 night
Muskegon is a city in the U.S. state of Michigan, and is the largest populated city on the eastern shores of Lake Michigan. Kick off your visit on the 14th (Thu): contemplate the long history of Hackley and Hume Historic Site and then visit a coastal fixture at Grand Haven Lighthouse and Pier.

To find ratings, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Muskegon day trip planning app.

Traveling by ferry from Milwaukee to Muskegon takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry. The time zone changes from Central Standard Time (CST) to Eastern Standard Time (EST), which is usually a 1 hour difference. Expect a daytime high around 62°F in October, and nighttime lows around 45°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Thu) to allow enough time to fly to Dearborn.

Things to do in Muskegon

Historic Sites

Side Trip

Dearborn

— 2 nights
Dearborn sits as part of the Detroit metropolitan area and was the home of Henry Ford.
Start off your visit on the 15th (Fri): examine the collection at The Henry Ford and then examine the collection at Greenfield Village. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 16th (Sat): steep yourself in history at Franklin Cider Mill and then make a trip to University of Michigan.

For more things to do, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Dearborn tour itinerary builder website.

Fly from Muskegon to Dearborn in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In October, daytime highs in Dearborn are 63°F, while nighttime lows are 48°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Detroit.

Things to do in Dearborn

Museums · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Detroit

— 1 night

The Motor City

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 17th (Sun): take in the waterfront at Detroit RiverFront, contemplate the long history of Motown Museum, and then explore the world behind art at Detroit Institute of Arts.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Detroit online trip itinerary builder.

Detroit is just a stone's throw from Dearborn. In October, daytime highs in Detroit are 63°F, while nighttime lows are 48°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Mackinaw City.

Things to do in Detroit

Museums · Historic Sites

Mackinaw City

— 1 night
Mackinaw City is a village in Emmet and Cheboygan counties in the U.S. state of Michigan. Kick off your visit on the 18th (Mon): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Headlands International Dark Sky Park.

For ratings, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Mackinaw City driving holiday site.

Getting from Detroit to Mackinaw City by car takes about 4 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and bus; or take a bus. Traveling from Detroit in October, expect Mackinaw City to be a bit cooler, temps between 55°F and 43°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Mon) early enough to catch the ferry to Mackinac Island.

Things to do in Mackinaw City

Nature · Parks

Mackinac Island

— 1 night
Mackinac Island is a city in Mackinac County in the U.S. state of Michigan. Start off your visit on the 19th (Tue): discover the deep blue sea with Great Turtle Kayak Tours, then brush up on your military savvy at Fort Mackinac, and then take in the dramatic natural features at Arch Rock.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Mackinac Island trip itinerary planning site.

Traveling by ferry from Mackinaw City to Mackinac Island takes an hour. In October, daily temperatures in Mackinac Island can reach 55°F, while at night they dip to 43°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Tue) to allow time to ride a ferry to Saint Ignace.

Things to do in Mackinac Island

Tours · Outdoors · Nature · Museums

Saint Ignace

— 1 night
Saint Ignace, usually written as St. Start off your visit on the 20th (Wed): take a leisurely stroll along Huron Boardwalk, then take some stellar pictures from Castle Rock, and then snap pictures at Mackinac Bridge.

For ratings, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Saint Ignace trip maker website.

You can ride a ferry from Mackinac Island to Saint Ignace in an hour. In October, daytime highs in Saint Ignace are 55°F, while nighttime lows are 43°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Wed) so you can travel to Manistique.

Manistique

— 1 night
Manistique, formerly Monistique, is the only incorporated city in and the county seat of Schoolcraft County of the U.S. state of Michigan's Upper Peninsula. On the 21st (Thu), explore the striking landscape at Palms Book State Park and then explore the activities along Kitch-Iti-Kipi (The Big Spring).

To find other places to visit, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Manistique online day trip planner.

You can drive from Saint Ignace to Manistique in 1.5 hours. Traveling from Saint Ignace in October, plan for slightly colder nights in Manistique, with lows around 38°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Thu) early enough to travel to Marinette.

Things to do in Manistique

Nature · Parks · Wildlife

Marinette

— 2 nights
Marinette is a city in and the county seat of Marinette County, Wisconsin, United States. On the 22nd (Fri), admire the majestic nature at Ellison Bluff State Natural Area and then do a tasting at Forgotten Fire Winery. On the 23rd (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: immerse yourself in nature at Peninsula State Park and then get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports.

To find other places to visit and other tourist information, refer to the Marinette trip itinerary maker tool.

Traveling by car from Manistique to Marinette takes 2 hours. The time zone difference when traveling from Manistique to Marinette is minus 1 hour. Expect a daytime high around 57°F in October, and nighttime lows around 42°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Sat) so you can go by car to Green Bay.

Things to do in Marinette

Nature · Parks · Outdoors · Tours

Side Trips

Green Bay

— 1 night

Home of the Packers

Home of the Green Bay Packers, the city of Green Bay centers around sports and is home to hundreds of notable football icons, including Brett Favre and Curly Lambeau.
Kick off your visit on the 24th (Sun): examine the collection at The Automobile Gallery and then see the interesting displays at Green Bay Packer Hall of Fame.

To find reviews, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Green Bay tour planner.

You can drive from Marinette to Green Bay in an hour. October in Green Bay sees daily highs of 60°F and lows of 42°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Sturgeon Bay.

Things to do in Green Bay

Museums

Sturgeon Bay

— 1 night
Sturgeon Bay is a city in and the county seat of Door County, Wisconsin, United States. On the 25th (Mon), stop by Lautenbach's Orchard Country, relax in the rural setting at The Farm, and then walk around Cave Point County Park.

To find photos, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Sturgeon Bay driving holiday planning site.

Traveling by car from Green Bay to Sturgeon Bay takes an hour. In October, daily temperatures in Sturgeon Bay can reach 57°F, while at night they dip to 45°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Mon) early enough to travel to Gays Mills.

Things to do in Sturgeon Bay

Parks · Shopping · Tours · Wineries

Side Trip

Gays Mills

— 1 night
Gays Mills is a village in Crawford County, Wisconsin, United States. On the 26th (Tue), experience rural life at Fleming Orchards and then stop by Sunrise Orchards.

For maps, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Gays Mills visit planning website.

Traveling by car from Sturgeon Bay to Gays Mills takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight. Traveling from Sturgeon Bay in October, you will find days in Gays Mills are somewhat warmer (64°F), and nights are about the same (42°F). Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Gays Mills

Shopping

United States travel guide

4.5
Specialty Museums · Beaches · Nightlife
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.