16 days in United States Itinerary

16 days in United States Itinerary

Created using Inspirock United States journey maker

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Philadelphia
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Rockbridge
— 2 nights
Drive
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Indianapolis
— 1 night
Fly
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Chicago
— 2 nights
Drive
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Wisconsin Dells
— 1 night
Drive
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Duluth
— 2 nights
Drive
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Ontonagon
— 1 night
Drive
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Munising
— 2 nights
Drive
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Hart
— 1 night
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Empire
— 2 nights
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Philadelphia

The City of Brotherly Love

Steeped in cultural and historical heritage, Philadelphia is known as the birthplace of U.S. democracy, as it was once the meeting place for the country's Founding Fathers.
Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Sun): pause for some serene contemplation at St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church, then snap pictures at Benjamin Franklin Bridge, and then look for gifts at Shane Confectionery.

For traveler tips, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Philadelphia trip itinerary app.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from your home destination to Philadelphia. In August, daily temperatures in Philadelphia can reach 85°F, while at night they dip to 69°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 2nd (Sun) early enough to catch the flight to Rockbridge.

Things to do in Philadelphia

Shopping · Historic Sites

Rockbridge

— 2 nights
Rockbridge is an unincorporated community in eastern Good Hope Township, Hocking County, Ohio, United States. On the 3rd (Mon), hunt for treasures at Hocking Hills Market, get outside with Jet Pack Water Adventure, tour the pleasant surroundings at Rock Bridge, then stroll through John Glenn Astronomy Park, and finally hike along Whispering Cave Trail.

Use Inspirock's suggestions to plan your Rockbridge trip and find the best activities and attractions for your vacation.

You can fly from Philadelphia to Rockbridge in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train, bus, and taxi. Traveling from Philadelphia in August, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit cooler in Rockbridge, with lows of 60°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Tue) early enough to drive to Indianapolis.

Things to do in Rockbridge

Parks · Wildlife · Shopping · Outdoors

Side Trips

Indianapolis

— 1 night

Circle City

Indiana's capital and most populous city, Indianapolis is best known for its racecar events and impressive museums, and as the hometown of Kurt Vonnegut.
Kick off your visit on the 4th (Tue): steep yourself in history at Benjamin Harrison Presidential Site, find something for the whole family at Indiana State Fairgrounds, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Holliday Park, and finally hike along Indianapolis Cultural Trail.

For where to stay, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, read Indianapolis trip builder app.

Traveling by car from Rockbridge to Indianapolis takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of taxi and bus. Expect a daytime high around 84°F in August, and nighttime lows around 65°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Wed) to allow time to fly to Chicago.

Things to do in Indianapolis

Parks · Trails · Wildlife · Outdoors

Chicago

— 2 nights

Windy City

A huge and vibrant city, Chicago is home to top-notch theaters, shops, museums, galleries, and restaurants.
On the 5th (Wed), appreciate the history behind Picasso Statue, examine the collection at Money Museum at the Federal Reserve Bank, then pause for some photo ops at Calder’s Flamingo, and finally don't miss a visit to Chagall's Four Seasons. Here are some ideas for day two: kick back and relax at Oak Street Beach, grab your bike and head to The 606, then explore the world behind art at National Museum of Mexican Art, then examine the collection at American Writers Museum, and finally kick back and relax at Ohio Street Beach.

To find reviews, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Chicago tour itinerary planning website.

Traveling by flight from Indianapolis to Chicago takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Indianapolis to Chicago, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. In August in Chicago, expect temperatures between 83°F during the day and 67°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Fri) early enough to drive to Wisconsin Dells.

Things to do in Chicago

Outdoors · Parks · Museums · Beaches

Wisconsin Dells

— 1 night

Waterpark Capital of the World

Named after a nearby scenic gorge famous for its steep sandstone formations, Wisconsin Dells features more than 20 water parks, making it one of the most popular vacation areas in this region.
You've now added Bigfoot Zipline to your itinerary. Kick off your visit on the 7th (Fri): have some family-friendly fun at Capones Old Time Pic. Studio, look for gifts at Swiss Maid Fudge, then whizz through the canopy at Bigfoot Zipline, then join the crowd at Big Chief Go Karts, and finally tour the pleasant surroundings at International Crane Foundation.

For reviews, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Wisconsin Dells trip planning tool.

Traveling by car from Chicago to Wisconsin Dells takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of flight and train. Traveling from Chicago in August, Wisconsin Dells is slightly colder at night with lows of 59°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Sat) so you can drive to Duluth.

Things to do in Wisconsin Dells

Tours · Outdoors · Adventure · Wildlife

Side Trip

Duluth

— 2 nights

Zenith City of the Unsalted Seas

Situated on the westernmost point of the Lake Superior, Duluth represents a booming port city.
Kick off your visit on the 8th (Sat): take in the exciting artwork at Art in the Alley, examine the collection at The Duluth Depot, take an in-depth tour of Tom's Historic Logging Camp, stop by Great Lakes Candy Kitchen, then stroll through Brighton Beach Park, and finally explore the wealth of natural beauty at Congdon Park. On the next day, tour the pleasant surroundings at Park Point Nature Trail, tour the pleasant surroundings at Western Waterfront Trail, then walk around Chester Park, and finally get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports.

To see traveler tips, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Duluth trip tool.

You can drive from Wisconsin Dells to Duluth in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. Expect little chillier weather when traveling from Wisconsin Dells in August: highs in Duluth hover around 73°F, while lows dip to 59°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Mon) so you can travel to Ontonagon.

Things to do in Duluth

Parks · Wildlife · Museums · Outdoors

Side Trip

Ontonagon

— 1 night
Start off your visit on the 10th (Mon): stroll through Porcupine Mountains Ski Area, then visit a coastal fixture at Ontonagon Lighthouse, then get engrossed in the history at Ontonagon County Historical Museum, and finally trek along Lake Superior Trail.

To see photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Ontonagon road trip app.

You can drive from Duluth to Ontonagon in 3.5 hours. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Duluth to Ontonagon due to the time zone difference. In August, plan for daily highs up to 73°F, and evening lows to 55°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Tue) so you can travel to Munising.

Things to do in Ontonagon

Outdoors · Parks · Historic Sites · Trails

Munising

— 2 nights
Munising is a city on the southern shore of Lake Superior on the Upper Peninsula of the U.S. state of Michigan. Kids will enjoy Chapel Rock and Beach and Miner's Beach. Step out of the city life by going to Tannery Falls and Alger Falls. Next up on the itinerary: admire the sheer force of Horseshoe Falls, take an in-depth tour of Pictured Rocks Interpretive Center, step off the mainland to explore Grand Island, and look for gifts at Open Wings Pottery & Gallery.

To find more things to do, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, read Munising online trip planner.

Getting from Ontonagon to Munising by car takes about 3 hours. August in Munising sees daily highs of 74°F and lows of 57°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Hart.

Things to do in Munising

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Beaches

Side Trip

Hart

— 1 night
Hart is a city in the U.S. state of Michigan. Start off your visit on the 14th (Fri): explore by horseback at Stony Lake Stables, then experience rural life at Cherry Point Farm and Market, then play a few rounds at Golden Sands Golf Course, and finally explore the landscape on two wheels at William Field Memorial Hart-Montague Trail.

To find maps, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Hart attractions tool.

Drive from Munising to Hart in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight. In August in Hart, expect temperatures between 76°F during the day and 57°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Fri) early enough to travel to Empire.

Things to do in Hart

Outdoors · Trails · Parks · Golf

Side Trips

Highlights from your trip

Empire

— 2 nights
Empire is a village in Leelanau County in the U.S. state of Michigan. Kick off your visit on the 15th (Sat): go for a walk through Glen Haven Historical Village, visit a coastal fixture at South Manitou Island Lighthouse, then stop by The Cottage Book Shop, then kick back and relax at Lake Michigan Beach Park, and finally hike along Platte Plains Trail. Here are some ideas for day two: don't miss a visit to Elizabeth Lane Oliver Center for the Arts, then stroll through Green Point Dunes Nature Preserve, then get a taste of the local shopping with Ellie Harold Art Studio & Gallery, and finally hike along Empire Bluff Trail.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, read our Empire trip itinerary builder website.

You can drive from Hart to Empire in 2 hours. In August, plan for daily highs up to 75°F, and evening lows to 58°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Sun) to allow enough time to fly back home.

Things to do in Empire

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Historic Sites

Side Trips

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.

Ohio travel guide

4.2
Specialty Museums · Casinos · Water Parks
The Buckeye State
Nicknamed the "Heart of It All" because of its heart-like shape, Ohio is perhaps best described as a mosaic of big cities and small towns, with vast tracts of farmland in between. Always a major industrial and political player in the country, the state was the home to eight American presidents and the Wright brothers, inventors of the airplane. The first man to walk on the Moon came from Ohio, as did 23 other astronauts. More than just an overachiever in science, industry, and politics, the state is also a serious holiday destination, featuring both traditional Amish farms and bustling cities with a great selection of things to do.

Wisconsin travel guide

4.2
Specialty Museums · Water Parks · Zoos
The Badger State
Wisconsin is known as "America's Dairyland" because of its status as the nation's most famous producer of milk and cheese. A growing favorite with foreign tourists, the state is a perfect holiday destination for nature lovers, offering year-round outdoor activities like fishing, boating, kayaking, and hiking. Dotted with thousands of inland lakes and waterways alongside apple and cherry orchards, Wisconsin also offers numerous urban tourist attractions, its cities hosting renowned beer and art festivals each year.

Minnesota travel guide

4.4
Room Escape Games · History Museums · Shopping Malls
The Land of 10,000 Lakes
Deriving its name from the Dakota word for "land of sky-tinted water," Minnesota is a land of pristine lakes, pockets of dense green forests, and sprawling prairieland. Spend your vacation exploring the state's diverse landscape for endless outdoor activity and a chance to see some of the area's national monuments, or take a trip to the bustling St. Paul-Minneapolis area, a network of commerce and cultural attractions, including the famous Mall of America.

Michigan travel guide

4.7
Specialty Museums · Gift & Specialty Shops · State Parks
Great Lakes State
A state inextricably tied to its waterways, Michigan does water activities better than almost any other place in the country. Things to do in the state include numerous opportunities to swim, fish, sail, motorboat, and canoe. The country's only state to stretch over two peninsulas, Michigan features a long freshwater coastline. In a land of nearly 65,000 inland lakes and ponds, you can never be too far from a natural water source. Michigan's major claim to fame is its status as the center of the U.S. automotive industry, with the Detroit metropolitan area housing the country's three major car manufacturers. The city is also a major center of culture, the birthplace of the Motown Sound, and the home of several museums and other tourist attractions. Farther from the big urban centers, Michigan offers visitors a world of apple and cherry orchards, rustic villages, and picturesque vineyards.