17 days in United States Itinerary

17 days in United States Itinerary

Created using Inspirock United States Trip Planner

Make it your trip
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Boston
— 1 night
Drive
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Brattleboro
— 1 night
Drive
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Killington
— 2 nights
Drive
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Burlington
— 2 nights
Fly
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Detroit
— 2 nights
Drive
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Traverse City
— 2 nights
Drive
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Petoskey
— 3 nights
Bus to Mackinaw, Ferry to Mackinac Island
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Mackinac Island
— 2 nights
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Ferry to Mackinaw, Bus to Sault Ste. Marie, MI, Drive to Sault Ste Marie, Fly to London Heathrow

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Boston

— 1 night

Beantown

Rich in museums, restaurants, shops, and historical sites, Boston attracts over 16 million visitors each year. New England's largest and most influential city, Boston ranks among the world's major centers of education and culture.
Start off your visit on the 19th (Tue): head off the coast to Little Brewster Island and Lighthouse, then don't miss a visit to Faneuil Hall Marketplace, then take in the waterfront activity at Pickering Wharf, and finally look for gifts at Crow Haven Corner. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: get your bearings at John F. Kennedy Presidential Museum & Library and then step off the mainland to explore Spectacle Island.

To find ratings, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, read our Boston journey planner.

London, UK to Boston is an approximately 10.5-hour flight. The time zone changes from Greenwich Mean Time to Eastern Standard Time, which is usually a -5 hour difference. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from London in July; daily highs in Boston reach 33°C and lows reach 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Brattleboro.

Things to do in Boston

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trip

Brattleboro

— 1 night
Brattleboro, originally Brattleborough, is a town in Windham County, Vermont, United States. Kick off your visit on the 21st (Thu): stop by McCusker's Market, pick up a one of a kind souvenir at Twice Upon a Time, and then look for gifts at Delectable Mountain Cloth.

To see reviews, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Brattleboro day trip planner.

You can drive from Boston to Brattleboro in 2.5 hours. Traveling from Boston in July, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be slightly colder in Brattleboro, with lows of 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Thu) so you can drive to Killington.

Things to do in Brattleboro

Shopping

Side Trip

Killington

— 2 nights
Killington is a town in Rutland County, Vermont, United States. Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Fri): explore the activities along Leffert's Pond, then trek along with Appalachian Trail Adventures, and then stop by Root's Ski & Snowboard. On your second day here, stroll through Thundering Falls Trail and then hit the slopes at Killington Resort.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, use the Killington day trip website.

You can drive from Brattleboro to Killington in 1.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 30°C in July, and nighttime lows around 17°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Sat) so you can go by car to Burlington.

Things to do in Killington

Parks · Outdoors · Winter Sports · Nature

Burlington

— 2 nights
Burlington is the most populous city in the U.S. Kick off your visit on the 24th (Sun): see the interesting displays at Shelburne Museum, take in the waterfront at Burlington Community Boathouse Marina, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at North Beach Park.

For traveler tips, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Burlington trip itinerary planning website.

Drive from Killington to Burlington in 2 hours. In July, plan for daily highs up to 32°C, and evening lows to 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 25th (Mon) to allow time for travel to Detroit.

Things to do in Burlington

Parks · Beaches · Outdoors · Museums

Side Trip

Detroit

— 2 nights

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.
Start off your visit on the 26th (Tue): make a splash at Red Oaks Waterpark and then take a leisurely stroll along Detroit RiverFront.

To see maps, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Detroit trip builder.

Fly from Burlington to Detroit in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. In July in Detroit, expect temperatures between 32°C during the day and 21°C at night. You will have some time to spend on the 27th (Wed) before leaving for Traverse City.

Things to do in Detroit

Theme Parks · Museums · Shopping

Side Trip

Traverse City

— 2 nights

Cherry Capital of the World

Traverse City might be well known for its huge cherry industry, but its position along Grand Traverse Bay in Lake Michigan endows it with fine scenery and a wealth of outdoor attractions.
Kick off your visit on the 28th (Thu): kick back and relax at Lake Michigan Beach Park and then head outdoors with Honor Trading Post. Keep things going the next day: explore the activities along Spider Lake and then get a new perspective on things with On The Narrows Marina.

To find photos, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, read Traverse City sightseeing site.

You can drive from Detroit to Traverse City in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. Expect slightly colder evenings in Traverse City when traveling from Detroit in July, with lows around 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Petoskey.

Things to do in Traverse City

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Nature

Side Trips

Petoskey

— 3 nights
Petoskey is a city and coastal resort community in the U.S. Step off the beaten path and head to Petoskey State Park and Grand Traverse Lighthouse Museum. Get outdoors at Boyne Watersports and Big Bear Adventures. Take a break from Petoskey with a short trip to Castle Farms in Charlevoix, about 30 minutes away. There's more to do: make a splash at Avalanche Bay Indoor Waterpark.

For maps, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Petoskey sightseeing planning tool.

Traveling by car from Traverse City to Petoskey takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from Traverse City in July, you will find days in Petoskey are little chillier (28°C), and nights are about the same (16°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Mon) early enough to travel to Mackinac Island.

Things to do in Petoskey

Outdoors · Tours · Adventure · Theme Parks

Side Trips

Mackinac Island

— 2 nights
Mackinac Island is a city in Mackinac County in the U.S. Start off your visit on the 2nd (Tue): explore the striking landscape at Arch Rock, then admire the majestic nature at Mackinac Island State Park, and then brush up on your military savvy at Fort Mackinac. Keep things going the next day: stop by Ryba's Fudge Shops, look for gifts at Island House Bike Shop, then contemplate the long history of Biddle House, then stop by Caddywampus, and finally look for gifts at Murdick's Fudge.

To see ratings, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Mackinac Island road trip planning site.

You can do a combination of bus and ferry from Petoskey to Mackinac Island in 3 hours. Expect a daytime high around 26°C in August, and nighttime lows around 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Wed) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Mackinac Island

Parks · Nature · Shopping · Historic Sites

United States travel guide

4.5
Specialty Museums · Beaches · Historic Sites
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.

Vermont travel guide

4.5
Gift & Specialty Shops · Ski Areas · Hiking Trails
The Green Mountain State
Known for its autumn foliage and maple syrup, Vermont is one of the country's smallest states in terms of both population and geographic area. Despite its small size and mostly rural character, the state boasts many picturesque places to visit, including Lake Champlain, one of the nation's largest freshwater bodies. Split in half by the Green Mountains--a popular holiday destination for hiking and skiing--Vermont features a rolling landscape dotted with farms and quaint towns known for their family-run inns, antique shops, and restaurants. Be sure to explore the state's many wild areas while on vacation, but beware of the so-called "mud season," a period of a few weeks when the state's unpaved roads become undrivable due to spring thaw.