20 days in United States Itinerary

20 days in United States Itinerary

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20 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Minneapolis
Drive:  20​h
1
Cooperstown
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h 30​min
2
Boston
— 4 nights
Drive:  5​h 30​min
3
Lake Placid
— 3 nights
Drive:  6​h 45​min
4
Niagara Falls
— 4 nights
Drive:  8​h 15​min
5
Mackinaw City
— 3 nights
Drive:  10​h
End: Minneapolis


2
nights
Cooperstown

Cooperstown ©
Best known as the home of the National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum, Cooperstown embraces Americana.
On the 19th (Fri), explore the world behind art at Fenimore Art Museum, then contemplate the waterfront views at Otsego Lake, and then Head underground at Howe Caverns. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: see the interesting displays at National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum, then relax in the rural setting at The Farmers' Museum, and then stop by Fly Creek Cider Mill & Orchard.

For traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Cooperstown trip builder site .

Minneapolis to Cooperstown is an approximately 9-hour combination of flight, train, and bus. You can also do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Minneapolis to Cooperstown is 1 hour. Traveling from Minneapolis in July, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be slightly colder in Cooperstown, with lows of 60°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Boston.

Things to do in Cooperstown

Museums Parks Nature

Side Trips

Howe Caverns, Fly Creek Cider Mill & Orchard
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The Farmers' Museum ©
The Farmers' Museum
Howe Caverns ©
Howe Caverns
Otsego Lake ©
Otsego Lake

4
nights
Boston

Boston ©
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.
Freedom Trail and Mount Auburn Cemetery will appeal to history buffs. Kids will appreciate attractions like Fenway Park and Race Point Beach. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Boston: Provincetown (Pilgrim Monument & Provincetown Museum & Herring Cove Beach). There's more to do: admire the masterpieces at Museum of Fine Arts and admire the natural beauty at Boston Public Garden.

For maps, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, read Boston trip builder tool .

Getting from Cooperstown to Boston by car takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus, train, and flight; or take a bus. Plan for somewhat warmer nights when traveling from Cooperstown in July since evenings lows in Boston dip to 67°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 24th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Lake Placid.

Things to do in Boston

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Provincetown, Mount Auburn Cemetery
Highlights from your plan
Fenway Park ©
Fenway Park
Freedom Trail ©
Freedom Trail
Race Point Beach ©
Race Point Beach

3
nights
Lake Placid

Lake Placid ©
Lake Placid is a village in the Adirondack Mountains in Essex County, New York, United States. Take a break from the city and head to The Wild Center and Whiteface Mountain. Get out of town with these interesting Lake Placid side-trips: Dakin Farm (in Ferrisburg), Shelburne Farms (in Shelburne) and Fort Ticonderoga (in Ticonderoga). Next up on the itinerary: explore the activities along Mirror Lake and explore and take pictures at Uihlein Sugar Maple Research & Extension Field Station.

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You can do a combination of bus, flight, and taxi from Boston to Lake Placid in 3.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from Boston in July; daily highs in Lake Placid reach 76°F and lows reach 51°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Sat) so you can drive to Niagara Falls.

Things to do in Lake Placid

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

Fort Ticonderoga, The Wild Center, Whiteface Mountain, Dakin Farm, Shelburne Farms
Highlights from your plan
Whiteface Mountain ©
Whiteface Mountain
Mirror Lake ©
Mirror Lake
The Wild Center ©
The Wild Center

4
nights
Niagara Falls

Niagara Falls ©
The city of Niagara Falls houses the U.S.
Your inner history buff will appreciate Our Lady of Victory Basilica and St. Mary of the Cataract R. C. Parish. Get in touch with nature at Cave of the Winds and Letchworth State Park. Venture out of the city with trips to Darien Lake Amusement Park (in Darien Center) and Frank Lloyd Wright's Darwin D. Martin House Complex (in Buffalo). There's much more to do: admire the sheer force of Niagara Falls, admire the majestic nature at Whirlpool State Park, meet the residents at Aquarium of Niagara, and make a trip to Old Falls Street.

For maps, reviews, and tourist information, read our Niagara Falls online tour itinerary planner .

Getting from Lake Placid to Niagara Falls by car takes about 7 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and train; or do a combination of bus, train, and flight. Traveling from Lake Placid in July, plan for somewhat warmer nights in Niagara Falls, with lows around 63°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 31st (Wed) so you can travel to Mackinaw City.

Things to do in Niagara Falls

Parks Nature Theme Parks

Side Trips

Letchworth State Park, Frank Lloyd Wright's Darwin D. Martin House Complex, Darien Lake Amusement Park, Our Lady of Victory Basilica
Highlights from your plan
Cave of the Winds ©
Cave of the Winds
Niagara Falls ©
Niagara Falls
Our Lady of Victory Basilica ©
Our Lady of Victory Basilica

3
nights
Mackinaw City

Mackinaw City ©
Mackinaw City is a village in Emmet and Cheboygan counties in the U.S. Escape the urban bustle at Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore and Palms Book State Park. Venture out of the city with trips to Soo Locks (in Sault Ste. Marie), Tahquamenon Falls State Park (in Paradise) and Petoskey (North Western State Trail & Little Traverse Wheelway). Next up on the itinerary: tour the pleasant surroundings at Colonial Michilimackinac, visit a coastal fixture at McGulpin Point Lighthouse & Historic Site, and take in the views from Mackinac Bridge.

For more things to do, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, read Mackinaw City online itinerary planner .

Getting from Niagara Falls to Mackinaw City by combination of train, flight, car, and bus takes about 8 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of train, flight, and bus. Traveling from Niagara Falls in August, you will find days in Mackinaw City are slightly colder (72°F), and nights are about the same (59°F). Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Sun) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Mackinaw City

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

Petoskey, Palms Book State Park, Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore, Tahquamenon Falls State Park, Soo Locks
Highlights from your plan
Palms Book State Park ©
Palms Book State Park
Tahquamenon Falls State Park ©
Tahquamenon Falls State Park

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