16 days in United States Itinerary

16 days in United States Itinerary

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16 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Philadelphia
Drive:  3​h
1
Harpers Ferry
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h
2
Louisville
— 1 night
Drive:  5​h
3
Saint Louis
— 2 nights
4
Chicago
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
5
Wisconsin Dells
— 2 nights
Drive:  6​h 30​min
6
Munising
— 2 nights
+2
Drive + bus + ferry:  6​h 15​min
7
Mackinac Island
— 2 nights
+2
ferry + bus + bus:  9​h 45​min
8
Detroit
— 2 nights
+2
bus + Fly + taxi:  3​h
9
Canton
— 1 night
taxi + Fly:  3​h 15​min
End: Philadelphia

1
night
Harpers Ferry

Harpers Ferry ©
With a population of less than 300, Harpers Ferry is as quaint as they come.
Kick off your visit on the 21st (Sun): admire all the interesting features of Harpers Ferry National Historical Park.

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Philadelphia to Harpers Ferry is an approximately 3-hour car ride. You can also do a combination of train, flight, and taxi; or take a train. Traveling from Philadelphia in July, Harpers Ferry is a bit cooler at night with lows of 66°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Mon) to allow time to travel to Louisville.

Things to do in Harpers Ferry

Parks Historic Sites Nature
Highlights from your plan
Harpers Ferry National Historical Park ©

1
night
Louisville

Louisville ©
Kentucky’s largest city, Louisville, is best known as the home of the Kentucky Derby.
Start off your visit on the 22nd (Mon): examine the collection at Louisville Slugger Museum & Factory and then Head underground at Louisville Mega Cavern.

To see more things to do, photos, ratings, and tourist information, read Louisville driving holiday planner.

Traveling by combination of train and flight from Harpers Ferry to Louisville takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train, subway, bus, and flight; or drive. July in Louisville sees daily highs of 87°F and lows of 69°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Tue) early enough to go by car to Saint Louis.

Things to do in Louisville

Museums Parks Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Louisville Slugger Museum & Factory ©
Louisville Mega Cavern ©
Louisville Mega Cavern
Kentucky Derby Museum ©
Kentucky Derby Museum

2
nights
Saint Louis

Saint Louis ©
Test the local claim that Saint Louis is second only to Washington, D.C.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes The Gateway Arch. On the 24th (Wed), examine the collection at City Museum, then take in panoramic vistas at The Gateway Arch, and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Cathedral Basilica of Saint Louis.

For ratings, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Saint Louis trip planning tool .

You can drive from Louisville to Saint Louis in 4.5 hours. Other options are to fly; or do a combination of bus and flight. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Central Standard Time (CST) is minus 1 hour. In July, daytime highs in Saint Louis are 89°F, while nighttime lows are 68°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Chicago.

Things to do in Saint Louis

Museums Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
City Museum ©
City Museum
The Gateway Arch ©
The Gateway Arch
Cathedral Basilica of Saint Louis ©
Cathedral Basilica of Saint Louis

2
nights
Chicago

Chicago ©
A huge and vibrant city, Chicago is home to top-notch theaters, shops, museums, galleries, and restaurants.
On the 25th (Thu), admire all the interesting features of Wrigley Field and then appreciate the extensive heritage of Millennium Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 26th (Fri): get curious at Museum of Science and Industry, meet the residents at Shedd Aquarium, and then get your game on at BATL-The Backyard Axe Throwing League.

To see maps, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Chicago journey maker .

Getting from Saint Louis to Chicago by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. When traveling from Saint Louis in July, plan for slightly colder days in Chicago, with highs around 83°F, while nights are about the same with lows around 67°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Wisconsin Dells.

Things to do in Chicago

Museums Childrens Museums Parks
Highlights from your plan
Millennium Park ©
Millennium Park
Museum of Science and Industry ©
Museum of Science and Industry
Wrigley Field ©
Wrigley Field

2
nights
Wisconsin Dells

Wisconsin Dells ©
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.
Start off your visit on the 27th (Sat): see the interesting displays at Mr Marvel's Wondertorium, then whizz through the canopy at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks, and then make a splash at Mt. Olympus Water & Theme Park. Keep things going the next day: cool off at Noah's Ark Water Park.

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Traveling by car from Chicago to Wisconsin Dells takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of flight and train. Traveling from Chicago in July, expect little chillier with lows of 59°F in Wisconsin Dells. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 29th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Munising.

Things to do in Wisconsin Dells

Theme Parks Tours Outdoors

Side Trip

Taliesin Preservation: Frank Lloyd Wright Visitor Center
Highlights from your plan
Mr Marvel's Wondertorium ©
Mr Marvel's Wondertorium
Zipline
Noah's Ark Water Park ©
Noah's Ark Water Park

2
nights
Munising

Munising ©
Munising is a city on the southern shore of Lake Superior on the Upper Peninsula of the U.S. Start off your visit on the 30th (Tue): explore the striking landscape of Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore.

For reviews, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Munising driving holiday planner .

Traveling by car from Wisconsin Dells to Munising takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train, bus, flight, and taxi; or do a combination of train, flight, and taxi. The time zone difference moving from Central Standard Time to Eastern Standard Time is 1 hour. Traveling from Wisconsin Dells in July, you will find days in Munising are a bit cooler (74°F), and nights are about the same (56°F). Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Wed) so you can travel to Mackinac Island.

Things to do in Munising

Parks Wildlife Nature
Highlights from your plan
Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore ©
Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore

2
nights
Mackinac Island

Mackinac Island ©
Mackinac Island is a city in Mackinac County in the U.S. Start off your visit on the 31st (Wed): steep yourself in history at Biddle House, then learn about all things military at Fort Mackinac, then explore the striking landscape at Arch Rock, and finally admire the majestic nature at Mackinac Island State Park. On the 1st (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: look for all kinds of wild species at Wings of Mackinac Butterfly Conservatory, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at St Anne's Catholic Church, then take a pleasant ride with a tour on horseback, and finally look for all kinds of wild species at The Original Mackinac Island Butterfly House & Insect World.

For where to stay, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Mackinac Island travel itinerary planner .

Traveling by combination of car, bus, and ferry from Munising to Mackinac Island takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi, bus, and ferry. In July in Mackinac Island, expect temperatures between 73°F during the day and 58°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Detroit.

Things to do in Mackinac Island

Parks Nature Wildlife
Highlights from your plan
Mackinac Island State Park ©
Mackinac Island State Park
Arch Rock ©
Arch Rock
Horseback Riding Tours

2
nights
Detroit

Detroit ©
Founded in 1701 by a French explorer and adventurer, Detroit exerted a profound impact on the world for most of the 20th century.
Detroit is known for museums, historic sites, nightlife, casinos, and nature. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: examine the collection at The Henry Ford, take in the waterfront at Detroit RiverFront, explore the world behind art at Detroit Institute of Arts, and explore and take pictures at Comerica Park.

To find where to stay, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Detroit road trip tool .

Traveling by combination of ferry and bus from Mackinac Island to Detroit takes 10 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and bus. While traveling from Mackinac Island, expect a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Detroit, ranging from highs of 81°F to lows of 64°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Canton.

Things to do in Detroit

Parks Museums Nature

Side Trips

Dearborn, Detroit Zoo
Highlights from your plan
Detroit Zoo ©
Detroit Zoo
Belle Isle Park ©
Belle Isle Park
The Henry Ford ©
The Henry Ford

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night
Canton

Canton ©
Canton is a city in and the county seat of Stark County, Ohio, United States. On the 5th (Mon), see the interesting displays at Warther Museum and then meet the residents at Akron Zoo.

For more things to do, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Canton itinerary maker website .

You can do a combination of bus, flight, and taxi from Detroit to Canton in 3 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of bus, train, and taxi. In August, plan for daily highs up to 82°F, and evening lows to 62°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Mon) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Canton

Zoos & Aquariums Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Warther Museum, Akron Zoo
Highlights from your plan
Akron Zoo ©
Akron Zoo
Warther Museum ©
Warther Museum

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