17 days in United States Itinerary

17 days in United States Itinerary

Created using Inspirock United States trip itinerary planner

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Bus to Austin, Fly to Indianapolis
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Indianapolis
— 1 day
Drive
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Cincinnati
— 1 night
Drive
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Logan
— 2 nights
Drive
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Sandusky
— 2 nights
Fly to Pellston, Ferry to Mackinac Island
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Mackinac Island
— 1 night
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Ferry to Mackinaw, Bus to Newberry, MI, Drive to Munising
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Munising
— 2 nights
Drive
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Ludington
— 2 nights
Drive to Muskegon, Ferry to Milwaukee
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Milwaukee
— 2 nights
Drive
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Chicago
— 4 nights
Fly

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Indianapolis

— 1 day

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.
On the 20th (Tue), learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Indianapolis Zoo and then stroll the grounds of Crown Hill Cemetery.

To find ratings, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Indianapolis trip planning site.

San Antonio to Indianapolis is an approximately 7-hour combination of bus and flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference moving from Central Standard Time to Eastern Standard Time is 1 hour. In July, Indianapolis is a bit cooler than San Antonio - with highs of 83°F and lows of 65°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Cincinnati.

Things to do in Indianapolis

Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Historic Sites

Cincinnati

— 1 night

The Queen of the West

Situated on the north bank of the Ohio River, Cincinnati distinguished itself as the only U.S. city that left a favorable impression on one of its most famous 19th-century visitors, English author Charles Dickens.
Kick off your visit on the 21st (Wed): look for gifts at Rookwood and then admire nature's wide array of creatures at Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden.

For where to stay, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, read our Cincinnati trip app.

Drive from Indianapolis to Cincinnati in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In July, plan for daily highs up to 84°F, and evening lows to 64°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Wed) to allow time to drive to Logan.

Things to do in Cincinnati

Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Shopping
Highlights from your trip

Logan

— 2 nights
Logan is a city in Hocking County, Ohio, United States. Start off your visit on the 22nd (Thu): identify plant and animal life at Conkles Hollow State Nature Preserve, make a trip to Rockhouse, and then take a memorable tour with Tours. On your second day here, Head underground at Old Man's Cave, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Cedar Falls Hiking Trail, then explore the fascinating underground world of Ash Cave, and finally make a trip to Hope Iron Furnace.

For reviews, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Logan trip planner.

Getting from Cincinnati to Logan by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a bus. In July, daily temperatures in Logan can reach 82°F, while at night they dip to 62°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Fri) so you can drive to Sandusky.

Things to do in Logan

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Tours

Side Trips

Sandusky

— 2 nights
Sandusky positively bustles in the summertime due to its famed amusement park.
Kick off your visit on the 24th (Sat): visit a coastal fixture at Port Clinton Lighthouse, make a splash at Great Wolf Lodge Water Park, then make a splash at Castaway Bay Waterpark, and finally find something for the whole family at Cedar Point. Here are some ideas for day two: look for gifts at Cheese Haven and then meet the residents at African Safari Wildlife Park.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Sandusky tour itinerary builder.

Drive from Logan to Sandusky in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. In July in Sandusky, expect temperatures between 82°F during the day and 66°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 25th (Sun) to allow time for travel to Mackinac Island.

Things to do in Sandusky

Theme Parks · Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Mackinac Island

— 1 night
Mackinac Island is a city in Mackinac County in the U.S. state of Michigan. Start off your visit on the 26th (Mon): see some colorful creatures with Great Turtle Kayak Tours, stop by Little Luxuries of Mackinac Island, then take in the dramatic natural features at Arch Rock, and finally look for all kinds of wild species at The Original Mackinac Island Butterfly House & Insect World.

For where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Mackinac Island trip maker website.

You can do a combination of flight and ferry from Sandusky to Mackinac Island in 5.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus and ferry; or do a combination of train, bus, and ferry. Traveling from Sandusky in July, things will get a bit cooler in Mackinac Island: highs are around 73°F and lows about 58°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Mon) so you can travel to Munising.

Things to do in Mackinac Island

Parks · Wildlife · Tours · Adventure

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. On the 27th (Tue), take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports, then take in the dramatic natural features at Miners Castle Rock, then take in the dramatic scenery at Miners Falls, and finally look for gifts at Upper Peninsula Inspired. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: explore the striking landscape of Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore and then take in the dramatic scenery at Bridal Veil Falls.

For where to stay, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Munising trip itinerary builder website.

Getting from Mackinac Island to Munising by combination of ferry, bus, and car takes about 7 hours. Other options: do a combination of ferry, bus, and taxi. In July in Munising, expect temperatures between 74°F during the day and 56°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Wed) so you can travel to Ludington.

Things to do in Munising

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Tours

Ludington

— 2 nights
Ludington is a city in the state of Michigan. On the 29th (Thu), kick back and relax at Stearns Park, then admire the majestic nature at Ludington State Park, then look for gifts at The Jam Farm, and finally walk around Ludington Waterfront Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: visit a coastal fixture at Little Sable Point Lighthouse, enjoy the sand and surf at Silver Lake State Park Pedestrian Dune Access, and then take a memorable tour with Tours.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, use the Ludington trip planning site.

You can drive from Munising to Ludington in 5.5 hours. In July in Ludington, expect temperatures between 76°F during the day and 57°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Fri) early enough to travel to Milwaukee.

Things to do in Ludington

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Milwaukee

— 2 nights

Brew City

Milwaukee boasts well-preserved historical districts with a rich European past and a strong beer-brewing tradition.
Kick off your visit on the 31st (Sat): don't miss a visit to Frank Lloyd Wright American System-Built Homes, then get to know the resident critters at Milwaukee County Zoo, then contemplate the long history of Pabst Mansion, and finally appreciate the extensive heritage of Riverwalk. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: see the interesting displays at Harley-Davidson Museum, then explore the world behind art at Milwaukee Art Museum, and then take a stroll through Historic Third Ward.

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Do a combination of car and ferry from Ludington to Milwaukee in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and bus. Traveling from Ludington to Milwaukee, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Expect a bit warmer evenings in Milwaukee when traveling from Ludington in July, with lows around 63°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Sun) so you can drive to Chicago.

Things to do in Milwaukee

Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods · Shopping

Chicago

— 4 nights

Windy City

A huge and vibrant city, Chicago is home to top-notch theaters, shops, museums, galleries, and restaurants.
Chicago is known for museums, parks, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the world behind art at The Art Institute of Chicago, get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Shedd Aquarium, take a memorable tour with Tours, and admire the landmark architecture of Skydeck Chicago - Willis Tower.

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Traveling by car from Milwaukee to Chicago takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In August in Chicago, expect temperatures between 83°F during the day and 67°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Thu) to allow enough time to fly back home.

Things to do in Chicago

Museums · Parks · Childrens Museums · Zoos & Aquariums

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.

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.

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.