15 days in United States Itinerary

15 days in United States Itinerary

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Start: Pittsburgh
Drive:  11 h 45 min
1
Winona
— 1 night
Drive:  3 h 45 min
2
Duluth
— 2 nights
Drive:  2 h 15 min
3
Grand Marais
— 2 nights
Drive:  1 h 15 min
4
Silver Bay
— 2 nights
Drive:  1 h 30 min
5
Ely
— 2 nights
Drive:  4 h 45 min
6
Copper Harbor
— 2 nights
Drive:  1 h 15 min
7
Houghton
— 1 night
Drive:  2 h 15 min
8
Ironwood
— 2 nights
Fly:  7 h 15 min
End: Pittsburgh

1
night
Winona

Winona
Winona is a city in and the county seat of Winona County, in the state of Minnesota. On the 21st (Sun), stroll around Lake Park, then pause for some serene contemplation at Basilica of St. Stanislaus Kostka, then explore the striking landscape at Sugar Loaf, and finally explore and take pictures at Old Hwy 61.

To see traveler tips, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Winona journey planner.

Pittsburgh to Winona is an approximately 6.5- hour combination of flight and car. You can also drive. Traveling from Pittsburgh to Winona, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. In June, plan for daily highs up to 78°F, and evening lows to 59°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sun) so you can travel to Duluth.

Things to do in Winona

Parks Outdoors Nature
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Basilica of St. Stanislaus Kostka
Basilica of St. Stanislaus Kostka

2
nights
Duluth

Duluth ©
Situated on the westernmost point of the Lake Superior, Duluth represents a booming port city.
On the 22nd (Mon), immerse yourself in nature at Amnicon Falls State Park, then brush up on your military savvy at Richard I. Bong Veterans Historical Center, then identify plant and animal life at Willard Munger State Trail, and finally brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Vikre Distillery. Keep things going the next day: kick back and relax at Brighton Beach Park, then look for all kinds of wild species at Congdon Park, then look for all kinds of wild species at Park Point Nature Trail, and finally sample the tasty concoctions at Bent Paddle Brewing Company.

To see maps, photos, and tourist information, read our Duluth journey builder app.

Drive from Winona to Duluth in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from Winona in June; daily highs in Duluth reach 65°F and lows reach 50°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Grand Marais.

Things to do in Duluth

Parks Wildlife Outdoors

Side Trips

Richard I. Bong Veterans Historical Center, Amnicon Falls State Park
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Amnicon Falls State Park ©
Amnicon Falls State Park
Bent Paddle Brewing Company ©
Bent Paddle Brewing Company
Vikre Distillery ©
Vikre Distillery

2
nights
Grand Marais

Grand Marais ©
Grand Marais is a city in Cook County, Minnesota, United States. On the 24th (Wed), see the interesting displays at Grand Portage National Monument, admire the sheer force of High Falls, and then immerse yourself in nature at Judge C.R. Magney State Park. Here are some ideas for day two: admire the majestic nature at Cascade River State Park, immerse yourself in nature at Temperance River State Park, then learn about winemaking at North Shore Winery, and finally visit a coastal fixture at Grand Marais Lighthouse.

To find where to stay, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Grand Marais road trip tool.

Drive from Duluth to Grand Marais in 2.5 hours. Traveling from Duluth in June, expect a bit cooler with lows of 44°F in Grand Marais. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Silver Bay.

Things to do in Grand Marais

Nature Parks Trails

Side Trips

Lutsen, Grand Portage, Temperance River State Park
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Grand Portage National Monument ©
Grand Portage National Monument
Cascade River State Park ©
Cascade River State Park
Temperance River State Park ©
Temperance River State Park

2
nights
Silver Bay

Silver Bay ©
Silver Bay is a city in Lake County, Minnesota, United States. Start off your visit on the 26th (Fri): trek along Split Rock Loop Trail, trek along Hellacious Overlook, then explore the activities along Baptism River, and finally tour the pleasant surroundings at Onyx Beach. Here are some ideas for day two: admire the majestic nature at George Crosby Manitou State Park and then explore the striking landscape at Sugarloaf Cove Nature Center.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, use the Silver Bay trip planner.

Drive from Grand Marais to Silver Bay in 1.5 hours. When traveling from Grand Marais in June, plan for a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Silver Bay: temperatures range from 69°F by day to 46°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Sat) so you can drive to Ely.

Things to do in Silver Bay

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Hellacious Overlook, Sugarloaf Cove Nature Center, Split Rock Loop Trail
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Baptism River ©
Baptism River
Sugarloaf Cove Nature Center ©
Sugarloaf Cove Nature Center
George Crosby Manitou State Park ©
George Crosby Manitou State Park

2
nights
Ely

Ely ©
Ely is a city in Saint Louis County, Minnesota, United States. Kick off your visit on the 28th (Sun): tour the pleasant surroundings at Bass Lake Trail, see the interesting displays at International Wolf Center, and then trek along Trezona Trail.

Plan a Ely trip in moments using our itinerary builder.

Getting from Silver Bay to Ely by car takes about 1.5 hours. June in Ely sees daily highs of 71°F and lows of 48°F at night. On the 29th (Mon), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Copper Harbor.

Things to do in Ely

Parks Wildlife Museums
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Bass Lake Trail ©
Bass Lake Trail
International Wolf Center ©
International Wolf Center
North American Bear Center ©
North American Bear Center

2
nights
Copper Harbor

Copper Harbor
Copper Harbor is an unincorporated community and census-designated place in northeastern Keweenaw County in the U.S. Start off your visit on the 30th (Tue): explore the landscape on two wheels at The trail to Copper Harbor, then identify plant and animal life at Estivant Pines Nature Sanctuary, then contemplate the waterfront views at Haven Waterfalls and Park, and finally take a memorable drive along Brockway Mountain Drive. Here are some ideas for day two: take a peaceful walk through Horseshoe Harbor, explore the landscape on two wheels at Copper Harbor Bike Trail System, then admire all the interesting features of High Rock Bay, and finally immerse yourself in nature at Fort Wilkins State Park.

Plan trip to Copper Harbor with our itinerary maker to find out where to go and what to do.

You can drive from Ely to Copper Harbor in 7 hours. Another option is to do a combination of car and flight. The time zone difference moving from Central Standard Time (CST) to Eastern Standard Time (EST) is 1 hour. When traveling from Ely in June, plan for a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Copper Harbor: temperatures range from 65°F by day to 48°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Wed) early enough to drive to Houghton.

Things to do in Copper Harbor

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

The trail to Copper Harbor, Haven Waterfalls and Park
Highlights from your plan
Estivant Pines Nature Sanctuary
Estivant Pines Nature Sanctuary
Brockway Mountain Drive ©
Brockway Mountain Drive

1
night
Houghton

Houghton ©
Houghton is a city in the U.S. Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Thu): examine the collection at Mineral Museum of Michigan, then identify plant and animal life at Nara Nature Park, then contemplate the long history of Quincy Mine, and finally contemplate the waterfront views at McLain State Park.

To see maps, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Houghton day trip app.

Traveling by car from Copper Harbor to Houghton takes 1.5 hours. In July in Houghton, expect temperatures between 75°F during the day and 55°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Thu) early enough to travel to Ironwood.

Things to do in Houghton

Parks Wildlife Museums

Side Trip

Hancock
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Quincy Mine ©
Quincy Mine
McLain State Park ©
McLain State Park
Nara Nature Park ©
Nara Nature Park

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Ironwood

Ironwood ©
Ironwood is a city in Gogebic County in the U.S. Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Fri): pause for some photo ops at Downtown Miners Mural, learn about all things military at Ironwood Memorial Building, hit the slopes at Copper Peak, then look for all kinds of wild species at Black River Harbor Recreation Area, and finally tour the pleasant surroundings at Little Carp River Trail.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Ironwood trip maker.

Getting from Houghton to Ironwood by car takes about 2.5 hours. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time to Central Standard Time is minus 1 hour. July in Ironwood sees daily highs of 75°F and lows of 55°F at night. On the 4th (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Ironwood

Parks Outdoors Trails

Side Trip

Little Carp River Trail
Highlights from your plan
Copper Peak ©
Copper Peak
Little Carp River Trail ©
Little Carp River Trail
Miners Memorial Heritage Park ©
Miners Memorial Heritage Park

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