15 days in United States Itinerary

15 days in United States Itinerary

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15 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Chicago
1
Chicago
— 1 night
train:  1​h 30​min
2
Milwaukee
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h
3
Green Bay
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h 30​min
4
Iron River
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 15​min
5
Duluth
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
6
Saint Croix Falls
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 15​min
7
Minneapolis
— 2 nights
Drive:  45​min
8
Hastings
— 1 night
Drive:  5​h
9
Dubuque
— 1 night
Fly + subway:  3​h
End: Chicago

1
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Chicago

Chicago ©
A huge and vibrant city, Chicago is home to top-notch theaters, shops, museums, galleries, and restaurants.
On the 14th (Fri), take a stroll through The Magnificent Mile, admire the masterpieces at The Art Institute of Chicago, and then explore and take pictures at Millennium Park. On the 15th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: trek along Cowles Bog and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Whihala Beach Co Park.

For traveler tips, maps, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Chicago trip builder website .

If you are flying in from United Kingdom, the closest major airports are Chicago Midway International Airport, Chicago O'Hare International Airport and South Bend Regional Airport. In September, daytime highs in Chicago are 30°C, while nighttime lows are 19°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sat) so you can catch the train to Milwaukee.

Things to do in Chicago

Parks Outdoors Shopping

Side Trips

Cowles Bog, Whihala Beach
Highlights from your plan
The Magnificent Mile ©
The Magnificent Mile
The Art Institute of Chicago ©
The Art Institute of Chicago
Whihala Beach ©
Whihala Beach

1
night
Milwaukee

Milwaukee ©
Milwaukee boasts well-preserved historical districts with a rich European past and a strong beer-brewing tradition.
Quickly create a custom-made itinerary for Milwaukee using our trip planner.

You can take a train from Chicago to Milwaukee in 1.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. In September, plan for daily highs up to 27°C, and evening lows to 17°C. On the 16th (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Green Bay.

Things to do in Milwaukee

Shopping Neighborhoods
Highlights from your plan
Historic Third Ward ©
Historic Third Ward

2
nights
Green Bay

Green Bay ©
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.
On the 16th (Sun), see the interesting displays at Green Bay Packer Hall of Fame. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: do a tasting at Lautenbach's Orchard Country and then admire the majestic nature at Peninsula State Park.

To see where to stay, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Green Bay road trip site .

Traveling by car from Milwaukee to Green Bay takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and flight. Traveling from Milwaukee in September, Green Bay is a bit cooler at night with lows of 13°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Tue) so you can travel to Iron River.

Things to do in Green Bay

Parks Nature Wineries

Side Trips

Fish Creek, Sturgeon Bay
Highlights from your plan
Peninsula State Park ©
Peninsula State Park
Green Bay Packer Hall of Fame ©
Green Bay Packer Hall of Fame
Bay Beach Wildlife Sanctuary ©
Bay Beach Wildlife Sanctuary

1
night
Iron River

Iron River ©
Iron River is a town in Bayfield County, Wisconsin, United States. Start off your visit on the 19th (Wed): relax in the rural setting at Hauser's Superior View Orchard, view the masterpieces at Stone's Throw Art Gallery, take an in-depth tour of Bayfield Maritime Museum, then soothe aching muscles at some of the top local wellness centers, and finally steep yourself in history at Old Bayfield County Courthouse. Keep things going the next day: immerse yourself in nature at Copper Falls State Park and then kick back and relax at Big Bay Town Park.

To find maps, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Iron River trip planner.

You can drive from Green Bay to Iron River in 5 hours. Another option is to fly. In September, daily temperatures in Iron River can reach 25°C, while at night they dip to 10°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Thu) so you can travel to Duluth.

Things to do in Iron River

Parks Nature Trails

Side Trips

Bayfield, Copper Falls State Park, Big Bay Town Park
Highlights from your plan
Big Bay Town Park ©
Big Bay Town Park
Copper Falls State Park ©
Copper Falls State Park
Bayfield Maritime Museum ©
Bayfield Maritime Museum

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nights
Duluth

Duluth ©
Situated on the westernmost point of the Lake Superior, Duluth represents a booming port city.
Start off your visit on the 21st (Fri): get to know the fascinating history of Lakewalk, then don't miss a visit to Canal Park, and then contemplate the long history of Glensheen, The Historic Congdon Estate. On your second day here, identify plant and animal life at Hawk Ridge Bird Observatory, then take in the views from Aerial Lift Bridge, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Park Point.

For more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Duluth travel planner .

You can drive from Iron River to Duluth in an hour. Traveling from Iron River in September, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit warmer in Duluth, with lows of 14°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sat) to allow time to travel to Saint Croix Falls.

Things to do in Duluth

Parks Historic Sites Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Hawk Ridge Bird Observatory ©
Hawk Ridge Bird Observatory
Park Point ©
Park Point

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night
Saint Croix Falls

Saint Croix Falls ©
St. Start off your visit on the 23rd (Sun): immerse yourself in nature at Interstate State Park, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Franconia Sculpture Park, and then learn about winemaking at Dancing Dragonfly Winery.

To find photos, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Saint Croix Falls online day trip planner .

Traveling by car from Duluth to Saint Croix Falls takes 2.5 hours. In September in Saint Croix Falls, expect temperatures between 26°C during the day and 13°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Sun) so you can travel to Minneapolis.

Things to do in Saint Croix Falls

Parks Nature Wineries

Side Trips

Interstate State Park, Franconia Sculpture Park
Highlights from your plan
Interstate State Park ©
Interstate State Park
Dancing Dragonfly Winery ©
Dancing Dragonfly Winery
Franconia Sculpture Park ©
Franconia Sculpture Park

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nights
Minneapolis

Minneapolis ©
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 24th (Mon): take in the spiritual surroundings of Cathedral of Saint Paul, then take in the dramatic scenery at Minnehaha Park, and then kick back and relax at The Salt Cave. Here are some ideas for day two: have fun at Target Field and then admire the masterpieces at Minneapolis Institute of Art.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Minneapolis online tour builder .

You can drive from Saint Croix Falls to Minneapolis in 1.5 hours. In September, daytime highs in Minneapolis are 28°C, while nighttime lows are 16°C. On the 25th (Tue), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Hastings.

Things to do in Minneapolis

Parks Spas Nature

Side Trip

Cathedral of Saint Paul
Highlights from your plan
Minnehaha Park ©
Minnehaha Park
Minneapolis Institute of Art ©
Minneapolis Institute of Art
Cathedral of Saint Paul ©
Cathedral of Saint Paul

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night
Hastings

Hastings ©
Hastings is a city in Dakota and Washington counties, in the U.S. On the 25th (Tue), relax in the rural setting at Carpenter St. Croix Valley Nature Center.

To find maps, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Hastings trip tool .

Traveling by car from Minneapolis to Hastings takes an hour. In September, daytime highs in Hastings are 28°C, while nighttime lows are 16°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Dubuque.

Things to do in Hastings

Parks Trails Outdoors

Side Trips

Red Wing Shoes, Treasure Island Resort & Casino, Cannon Valley Trail
Highlights from your plan
Treasure Island Resort & Casino ©
Treasure Island Resort & Casino
Red Wing Shoes ©
Red Wing Shoes

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Dubuque

Dubuque ©
Dubuque is the county seat of Dubuque County, Iowa, United States, located along the Mississippi River. On the 27th (Thu), make a trip to Fenelon Place Elevator Co., then identify plant and animal life at Mines of Spain, then steep yourself in history at Ulysses S. Grant Home, and finally sample the fine beverages at Blaum Bros. Distilling Co..

To see other places to visit, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Dubuque holiday maker website .

Getting from Hastings to Dubuque by car takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: fly. September in Dubuque sees daily highs of 28°C and lows of 14°C at night. You will leave for home on the 28th (Fri).

Things to do in Dubuque

Parks Wildlife Historic Sites

Side Trip

Galena
Highlights from your plan
Mines of Spain ©
Mines of Spain
Blaum Bros. Distilling Co. ©
Blaum Bros. Distilling Co.
Ulysses S. Grant Home ©
Ulysses S. Grant Home

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