17 days in United States Itinerary

17 days in United States Itinerary

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17 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Shawnee
Drive + Fly:  5​h 30​min
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South Bend
— Few hours
Drive:  3​h
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New Buffalo
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h
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Saint Joseph
— Few hours
Drive:  1​h
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Saugatuck
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 30​min
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Traverse City
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 30​min
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Petoskey
— 1 day
Drive:  1​h
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Harbor Springs
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h
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Charlevoix
— 1 night
Travel:  3​h
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Beaver Island
— Few hours
Travel:  3​h 30​min
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Northport
— 2 nights
Drive:  30​min
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Leland
— 1 day
Drive:  30​min
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Glen Arbor
— 1 night
Drive:  30​min
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Empire
— Few hours
Drive:  1​h
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Frankfort
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h
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Manistee
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h
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Ludington
— Few hours
Drive:  30​min
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Pentwater
— Few hours
Drive:  30​min
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Mears
— 1 night
Drive:  30​min
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Whitehall
— Few hours
Drive:  30​min
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Muskegon
— 1 night
Drive:  30​min
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Grand Haven
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h
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Holland
— Few hours
Drive:  1​h
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South Haven
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 30​min
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South Bend
— 1 night
Fly + Drive:  5​h 30​min
End: Shawnee

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South Bend

South Bend
South Bend is a city in and the county seat of St. To see more things to do, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the South Bend online tour planner .

Shawnee to South Bend is an approximately 5.5-hour combination of car and flight. You can also drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Shawnee to South Bend is 1 hour. July in South Bend sees daily highs of 81°F and lows of 61°F at night. You will leave for New Buffalo on the 5th (Sun).

Things to do in South Bend

Parks Outdoors Shopping

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New Buffalo

New Buffalo
New Buffalo is a city in Berrien County in the U.S. For where to stay, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the New Buffalo online trip itinerary builder .

You can drive from South Bend to New Buffalo in an hour. Traveling from South Bend to New Buffalo, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. July in New Buffalo sees daily highs of 79°F and lows of 59°F at night. On the 6th (Mon), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Saint Joseph.

Things to do in New Buffalo

Historic Sites

Side Trip

Lighthouse & Pier

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Saint Joseph

Saint Joseph
St. St. Joseph Lighthouses has been added to your itinerary. Kick off your visit on the 6th (Mon): enjoy the sea views from St. Joseph Lighthouses.

To see maps, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Saint Joseph trip itinerary maker website .

Traveling by car from New Buffalo to Saint Joseph takes an hour. The time zone difference when traveling from New Buffalo to Saint Joseph is 1 hour. In July in Saint Joseph, expect temperatures between 79°F during the day and 60°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Saugatuck.

Things to do in Saint Joseph

Historic Sites

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Saugatuck

Saugatuck
Saugatuck is a city in Allegan County in the U.S. To find reviews, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Saugatuck road trip website .

Traveling by car from Saint Joseph to Saugatuck takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In July, daily temperatures in Saugatuck can reach 81°F, while at night they dip to 61°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Tue) so you can drive to Traverse City.

Things to do in Saugatuck

Parks Outdoors Museums

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Traverse City

Traverse City ©
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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Tall Ship Manitou - Day Tours. Kick off your visit on the 7th (Tue): enjoy the sea views from Mission Point Lighthouse and then get a new perspective on things with Tall Ship Manitou - Day Tours.

To find ratings, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, read Traverse City tour planner.

You can drive from Saugatuck to Traverse City in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and flight; or take a bus. In July, daily temperatures in Traverse City can reach 80°F, while at night they dip to 59°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Petoskey.

Things to do in Traverse City

Outdoors Tours Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Mission Point Lighthouse ©
Mission Point Lighthouse

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Petoskey

Petoskey ©
Petoskey is a city and coastal resort community in the U.S. Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Alpena Shipwreck Tours. Kick off your visit on the 8th (Wed): take a tour by water with Alpena Shipwreck Tours.

To find ratings, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Petoskey online driving holiday planner .

Traveling by car from Traverse City to Petoskey takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect slightly colder weather when traveling from Traverse City in July: highs in Petoskey hover around 75°F, while lows dip to 57°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Harbor Springs.

Things to do in Petoskey

Outdoors Tours

Side Trip

Alpena Shipwreck Tours
Highlights from your plan
Alpena Shipwreck Tours ©
Alpena Shipwreck Tours

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Harbor Springs

Harbor Springs ©
Harbor Springs is a city and resort community in Emmet County in the U.S. Start off your visit on the 9th (Thu): admire all the interesting features of Tunnel of Trees - M119 and then take in the views from Mackinac Bridge.

For where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Harbor Springs road trip app .

Harbor Springs is just a short distance from Petoskey. In July in Harbor Springs, expect temperatures between 75°F during the day and 57°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Charlevoix.

Things to do in Harbor Springs

Scenic Drive Outdoors

Side Trip

Mackinac Bridge
Highlights from your plan
Mackinac Bridge ©
Mackinac Bridge

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Charlevoix

Charlevoix
Charlevoix is a city in the U.S. You've now added Charlevoix South Pier Light Station to your itinerary. Start off your visit on the 10th (Fri): enjoy the sea views from Charlevoix South Pier Light Station.

To see more things to do, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Charlevoix day trip planning site .

Getting from Harbor Springs to Charlevoix by car takes about an hour. In July, plan for daily highs up to 75°F, and evening lows to 59°F. On the 10th (Fri), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Beaver Island.

Things to do in Charlevoix

Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan

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Beaver Island

Beaver Island
Beaver Island is the largest island in Lake Michigan and part of the Beaver Island archipelago. Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Beaver Head Lighthouse. On the 10th (Fri), visit a coastal fixture at Beaver Head Lighthouse.

To find maps, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Beaver Island tour itinerary planner.

Explore your travel options from Charlevoix to Beaver Island with the Route module. Traveling from Charlevoix in July, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be little chillier in Beaver Island, with lows of 54°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Northport.

Things to do in Beaver Island

Historic Sites

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Northport

Northport ©
Northport is a village in Leelanau Township, Leelanau County in the U.S. You've now added Grand Traverse Lighthouse Museum to your itinerary. On the 11th (Sat), enjoy the sea views from Grand Traverse Lighthouse Museum.

Plan a trip to Northport easily and quickly by telling Inspirock to suggest an itinerary.

Explore your travel options from Beaver Island to Northport with the Route module. Expect a daytime high around 75°F in July, and nighttime lows around 59°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Leland.

Things to do in Northport

Museums Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Grand Traverse Lighthouse Museum ©
Grand Traverse Lighthouse Museum

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Leland

Leland ©
Leland is an unincorporated community in the U.S. You've now added South Manitou Island to your itinerary. Kick off your visit on the 12th (Sun): head off the coast to South Manitou Island.

For ratings, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Leland route planner.

Leland is very close to Northport. In July, daytime highs in Leland are 80°F, while nighttime lows are 59°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sun) so you can go by car to Glen Arbor.

Things to do in Leland

Nature Parks
Highlights from your plan
South Manitou Island ©
South Manitou Island

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Glen Arbor

Glen Arbor ©
Glen Arbor Township is a civil township of Leelanau County in the U.S. South Manitou Island Lighthouse has been added to your itinerary.

To see traveler tips, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Glen Arbor trip planner.

Glen Arbor is just a short distance from Leland. Expect little chillier weather when traveling from Leland in July: highs in Glen Arbor hover around 75°F, while lows dip to 57°F. On the 13th (Mon), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Empire.

Things to do in Glen Arbor

Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
South Manitou Island Lighthouse ©
South Manitou Island Lighthouse

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Empire

Empire
Empire is a village in Leelanau County in the U.S. To find traveler tips, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Empire trip planner .

Empire is very close to Glen Arbor. Expect a daytime high around 75°F in July, and nighttime lows around 57°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 13th (Mon) to allow time for the car ride to Frankfort.

Things to do in Empire

Outdoors Parks Nature

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Frankfort

Frankfort ©
Frankfort is a city in Benzie County in the U.S. You've now added The Frankfort Light to your itinerary. Kick off your visit on the 13th (Mon): visit a coastal fixture at Point Betsie Lighthouse.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Frankfort vacation maker tool .

Frankfort is just a stone's throw from Empire. July in Frankfort sees daily highs of 75°F and lows of 57°F at night. On the 14th (Tue), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Manistee.

Things to do in Frankfort

Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Point Betsie Lighthouse ©
Point Betsie Lighthouse
The Frankfort Light ©
The Frankfort Light

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Manistee

Manistee ©
Manistee is a city in the U.S. Start off your visit on the 14th (Tue): enjoy the sea views from Manistee North Pierhead Lighthouse and then contemplate the long history of S.S. City of Milwaukee/ USCGC Acacia.

To see where to stay, photos, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Manistee trip tool .

Traveling by car from Frankfort to Manistee takes an hour. In July, daytime highs in Manistee are 77°F, while nighttime lows are 55°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Wed) early enough to drive to Ludington.

Things to do in Manistee

Historic Sites Museums
Highlights from your plan
S.S. City of Milwaukee/ USCGC Acacia ©

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Ludington

Ludington ©
Ludington is a city in the state of Michigan. Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Big Sable Point Lighthouse. Kick off your visit on the 15th (Wed): enjoy the sea views from Big Sable Point Lighthouse.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, read Ludington trip planner .

You can drive from Manistee to Ludington in an hour. Expect a daytime high around 76°F in July, and nighttime lows around 57°F. On the 15th (Wed), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Pentwater.

Things to do in Ludington

Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Big Sable Point Lighthouse ©
Big Sable Point Lighthouse

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Pentwater

Pentwater
Pentwater is a village in Oceana County in the U.S. For photos, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Pentwater trip planner.

Pentwater is very close to Ludington. In July in Pentwater, expect temperatures between 76°F during the day and 57°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Mears.

Things to do in Pentwater

Outdoors Parks Tours

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Mears

Mears ©
Golden Township is a civil township of Oceana County in the U.S. Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Silver Lake State Park. Kick off your visit on the 15th (Wed): immerse yourself in nature at Silver Lake State Park.

To see reviews, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Mears trip planning website .

Mears is very close to Pentwater. In July, plan for daily highs up to 76°F, and evening lows to 57°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Thu) so you can go by car to Whitehall.

Things to do in Mears

Nature Trails Parks
Highlights from your plan
Silver Lake State Park ©
Silver Lake State Park

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Whitehall

Whitehall ©
Whitehall is a city in Muskegon County in the U.S. Start off your visit on the 16th (Thu): examine the collection at White River Light Station Museum.

To find photos, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Whitehall trip planner.

Whitehall is very close to Mears. In July, daily temperatures in Whitehall can reach 80°F, while at night they dip to 61°F. On the 16th (Thu), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Muskegon.

Things to do in Whitehall

Museums
Highlights from your plan
White River Light Station Museum ©
White River Light Station Museum

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Muskegon

Muskegon ©
Muskegon is a city in the U.S. Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Muskegon South Pierhead Lighthouse. Kick off your visit on the 16th (Thu): visit a coastal fixture at Muskegon South Pierhead Lighthouse.

Before you visit Muskegon, use our trip planner to discover what you can do and see there.

Muskegon is just a short distance from Whitehall. Expect a daytime high around 80°F in July, and nighttime lows around 61°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 17th (Fri) to allow time for the car ride to Grand Haven.

Things to do in Muskegon

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trip

Muskegon South Pierhead Lighthouse
Highlights from your plan
USS LST 393 ©
USS LST 393
USS Silversides Submarine Museum ©
USS Silversides Submarine Museum
Muskegon South Pierhead Lighthouse ©

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Grand Haven

Grand Haven ©
Grand Haven is a city in the U.S. For photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Grand Haven trip planner .

Grand Haven is very close to Muskegon. In July, daytime highs in Grand Haven are 80°F, while nighttime lows are 61°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Holland.

Things to do in Grand Haven

Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Grand Haven Lighthouse and Pier ©
Grand Haven Lighthouse and Pier
Pere Marquette 1223 ©
Pere Marquette 1223

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Holland

Holland ©
Holland is a city in the western region of the Lower Peninsula of the U.S. Start off your visit on the 19th (Sun): stroll around Windmill Island Gardens.

Start your trip to Holland by creating a personalized itinerary on Inspirock.

Traveling by car from Grand Haven to Holland takes an hour. In July in Holland, expect temperatures between 81°F during the day and 61°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Sun) early enough to go by car to South Haven.

Things to do in Holland

Parks
Highlights from your plan
Windmill Island Gardens ©
Windmill Island Gardens

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South Haven

South Haven ©
South Haven is a city in the U.S. You've now added South Haven Lighthouses to your itinerary.

To see maps, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the South Haven day trip tool .

Drive from Holland to South Haven in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In July, daytime highs in South Haven are 78°F, while nighttime lows are 60°F. You will have some time to spend on the 20th (Mon) before leaving for South Bend.

Things to do in South Haven

Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
South Haven Lighthouses ©
South Haven Lighthouses

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South Bend

South Bend ©
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes River Lights Plaza as well as University of Notre Dame. Kick off your visit on the 20th (Mon): take in the architecture and design of University of Notre Dame and then go for a walk through River Lights Plaza.

For ratings, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the South Bend online trip itinerary planner .

You can drive from South Haven to South Bend in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Tue) so you can travel back home.
Highlights from your plan
University of Notre Dame ©
University of Notre Dame
River Lights Plaza ©
River Lights Plaza