19 days in United States Itinerary

19 days in United States Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Pittsburgh
— 3 nights
2
Traverse City
— 3 nights
3
Saint Ignace
— 2 nights
4
Munising
— 2 nights
5
Minneapolis
— 4 nights
6
Deadwood
— 1 night
7
Custer
— 1 night

3
nights
Pittsburgh

Pittsburgh ©
Known primarily for its steel-related heritage and 446 bridges, Pittsburgh sits at the confluence of the Monongahela and Allegheny Rivers, which meet to form the Ohio River.
Step off the beaten path and head to Fort Necessity National Battlefield and Heinz Memorial Chapel. Get some cultural insight at Fallingwater and USS Requin. When in Pittsburgh, make a side trip to see Searight Toll House & Museum in Uniontown, approximately Uniontown away. The adventure continues: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Saint Anthony Chapel, explore the different monuments and memorials at Allegheny Cemetery, examine the collection at The Nationality Rooms, and get engrossed in the history at Fort Pitt Museum.

To see traveler tips, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, read our Pittsburgh trip planner.

Boston to Pittsburgh is an approximately 4.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. In June in Pittsburgh, expect temperatures between °F during the day and °F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 1st (Mon) to allow time for travel to Traverse City.

Things to do in Pittsburgh

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Searight Toll House & Museum, Fort Necessity National Battlefield, Fallingwater
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USS Requin ©
USS Requin
Fort Necessity National Battlefield ©
Fort Necessity National Battlefield
Heinz Memorial Chapel ©
Heinz Memorial Chapel

3
nights
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 inner history buff will appreciate Grand Traverse Lighthouse Museum and Mission Point Lighthouse. Step out of the city life by going to Sleeping Bear Heritage Trail and Fisherman's Island State Park. Step out of Traverse City with an excursion to Bachmann's Store in Central Lake--about 44 minutes away. There's still lots to do: explore the world behind art at Dennos Museum Center, contemplate the waterfront views at Boardman River, learn about winemaking at Mari Vineyards, and take in the exciting artwork at Michigan Artists Gallery.

For reviews, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Traverse City trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Pittsburgh to Traverse City takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Pittsburgh in July, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit cooler in Traverse City, with lows of °F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Saint Ignace.

Things to do in Traverse City

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Grand Traverse Lighthouse Museum, Bachmann's Store, Fisherman's Island State Park, Sleeping Bear Heritage Trail
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Grand Traverse Lighthouse Museum ©
Grand Traverse Lighthouse Museum
Fisherman's Island State Park
Fisherman's Island State Park
Dennos Museum Center ©
Dennos Museum Center

2
nights
Saint Ignace

Saint Ignace ©
Saint Ignace, usually written as St. Kick off your visit on the 5th (Fri): take some stellar pictures from Castle Rock, examine the collection at Great Lake Light House Keepers, thentake an in-depth tour of Old Mackinac Point Lighthouse, and finally immerse yourself in nature at Cut River Bridge State Roadside Park. Here are some ideas for day two: steep yourself in history at McGulpin Point Lighthouse & Historic Site, take an in-depth tour of Heritage Village at Mackinaw, thenenjoy the sea views from Shepler's Lighthouse Cruises, thentake in the views from Mackinac Bridge, and finally visit a coastal fixture at Wawatam Lighthouse.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Saint Ignace trip maker website.

Getting from Traverse City to Saint Ignace by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a bus. Traveling from Traverse City in July, expect nights in Saint Ignace to be about the same, around °F, while days are a bit cooler, around °F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Munising.

Things to do in Saint Ignace

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Mackinaw City, Cut River Bridge State Roadside Park
Highlights from your plan
Old Mackinac Point Lighthouse ©
Old Mackinac Point Lighthouse
McGulpin Point Lighthouse & Historic Site ©
Wawatam Lighthouse ©
Wawatam Lighthouse

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 7th (Sun): identify plant and animal life at Chapel Rock and Beach, thentake in the dramatic natural features at Miners Castle Rock, and then admire the sheer force of Munising Falls. Keep things going the next day: take in the dramatic scenery at Au Train Falls, take in the dramatic scenery at Tannery Falls, thentake in the dramatic scenery at Spray Falls, and finally take in the dramatic scenery at Chapel Falls.

To find ratings, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Munising trip itinerary site.

Traveling by car from Saint Ignace to Munising takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi. In July in Munising, expect temperatures between °F during the day and °F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Mon) early enough to travel to Minneapolis.

Things to do in Munising

Parks Nature Wildlife
Highlights from your plan
Chapel Rock and Beach ©
Chapel Rock and Beach
Tannery Falls ©
Tannery Falls
Munising Falls ©
Munising Falls

4
nights
Minneapolis

Minneapolis ©
Located on both banks of the Mississippi River, Minneapolis salutes the state's love of the outdoors with numerous lakes, wetlands, creeks, and waterfalls--many connected to one another by a national scenic byway great for sightseeing.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Basilica of St. Mary and Historic Fort Snelling. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Crystal Cave and Minnesota State Capitol. Next up on the itinerary: get to know the fascinating history of Lakewood Cemetery, take in the dramatic scenery at Minnehaha Park, explore the world behind art at The Museum of Russian Art, and wander the streets of Summit Avenue.

To see traveler tips, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Minneapolis tour itinerary planner.

Getting from Munising to Minneapolis by flight takes about 4 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of car and bus. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Central Standard Time (CST), which is usually a -1 hour difference. Traveling from Munising in July, things will get a bit warmer in Minneapolis: highs are around °F and lows about °F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 12th (Fri) to allow time for travel to Deadwood.

Things to do in Minneapolis

Parks Museums Historic Sites

Side Trips

Saint Paul, Crystal Cave
Highlights from your plan
Crystal Cave ©
Crystal Cave
Summit Avenue
Summit Avenue
Historic Fort Snelling ©
Historic Fort Snelling

1
night
Deadwood

Deadwood ©
Deadwood is a city in South Dakota, United States, and the county seat of Lawrence County. Kick off your visit on the 13th (Sat): take in the exciting artwork at Scott Jacobs Studio, contemplate the long history of Adams House, get engrossed in the history at Adams Museum, thencruise along Spearfish Canyon Scenic Byway, thentake in the dramatic scenery at Spearfish Falls, and finally admire the sheer force of Bridal Veil Falls.

To see traveler tips, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Deadwood sightseeing planner.

Traveling by flight from Minneapolis to Deadwood takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and taxi. Traveling from Minneapolis in July, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be little chillier in Deadwood, with lows of °F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Sat) so you can drive to Custer.

Things to do in Deadwood

Museums Outdoors Scenic Drive

Side Trips

Spearfish, Spearfish Falls
Highlights from your plan
Adams House ©
Adams House
Adams Museum ©
Adams Museum
Bridal Veil Falls ©
Bridal Veil Falls

1
night
Custer

Custer ©
Generally considered to be the oldest town established by European Americans in the Black Hills, Custer began as a mining town.
On the 14th (Sun), tour the pleasant surroundings at Mount Rushmore National Memorial, learn more about the world around you at The Museum @ Black Hills Institute, thendo a tasting at Twisted Pine Winery, thencontemplate the waterfront views at Sylvan Lake, and finally immerse yourself in nature at Custer State Park.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, read Custer trip itinerary maker website.

You can drive from Deadwood to Custer in 1.5 hours. The time zone difference when traveling from Deadwood to Custer is minus 1 hour. Traveling from Deadwood in July, Custer is a bit cooler at night with lows of °F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Custer

Parks Nature Museums

Side Trips

Hill City, Mount Rushmore National Memorial
Highlights from your plan
Mount Rushmore National Memorial ©
Mount Rushmore National Memorial
The Museum @ Black Hills Institute ©
The Museum @ Black Hills Institute
Custer State Park ©
Custer State Park

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