23 days in Great Lakes USA Itinerary

23 days in Great Lakes USA Itinerary

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Drive to Seattle Tacoma International Airport, Fly to Cleveland Hopkins International Airport
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Cleveland
— 5 nights
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Holland
— 1 night
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Chicago
— 5 nights
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Galena
— 2 nights
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Wisconsin Dells
— 2 nights
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Fish Creek
— 2 nights
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Munising
— 3 nights
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Two Harbors
— 1 night
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Drive to Duluth International Airport, Fly to Seattle Tacoma International Airport, Drive to Kelso

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Cleveland

Forest City

A culturally diverse city situated on the shores of Lake Erie, Cleveland boasts many places to visit, such as world-class museums, popular amusement parks, and sprawling recreational areas.
Bring the kids along to A Christmas Story House and F.A. Seiberling Nature Realm. Step off the beaten path and head to Stan Hywet Hall & Gardens and Western Reserve Historical Society. Get out of town with these interesting Cleveland side-trips: Lakeview Park (in Lorain) and Hale Farm and Village (in Bath). There's lots more to do: explore the world behind art at The Cleveland Museum of Art, visit University Circle, examine the collection at Cleveland History Center, and pause for some serene contemplation at St John's Cathedral.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, read Cleveland trip itinerary builder website.

Kelso to Cleveland is an approximately 13.5-hour combination of car and flight. You can also drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Kelso to Cleveland is 3 hours. November in Cleveland sees daily highs of 52°F and lows of 39°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Sat) early enough to drive to Holland.

Things to do in Cleveland

Parks · Museums · Historic Sites · Wildlife

Side Trips

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Holland

Holland is a city in the western region of the Lower Peninsula of the U.S. Kick off your visit on the 6th (Sun): enjoy the sand and surf at Oval Beach, then see the interesting displays at Holland Museum, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Holland State Park Beach.

Use Inspirock's suggestions to plan your Holland trip and find the best activities and attractions for your vacation.

You can drive from Cleveland to Holland in 5.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of flight and train; or take a bus. Traveling from Cleveland in December, things will get a bit cooler in Holland: highs are around 37°F and lows about 26°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Chicago.

Things to do in Holland

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Museums

Side Trip

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Chicago

Windy City

A huge and vibrant city, Chicago is home to top-notch theaters, shops, museums, galleries, and restaurants.
Attractions like The Art Institute of Chicago and Field Museum make great kid-friendly stops. Let the collections at Museum of Science and Industry and Chicago Cultural Center capture your imagination. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Chicago: Museum of the Gilding Arts (in Pontiac), Milwaukee Art Museum (in Milwaukee) and Starved Rock State Park (in Utica). There's lots more to do: have fun and explore at Chicago Children's Museum, find something for the whole family at Fox in a Box Chicago, admire nature's wide array of creatures at Shedd Aquarium, and make a trip to Millennium Park.

To see ratings, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, use the Chicago trip maker site.

Getting from Holland to Chicago by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a train; or fly. Traveling from Holland to Chicago, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Expect a daytime high around 38°F in December, and nighttime lows around 26°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Galena.

Things to do in Chicago

Museums · Childrens Museums · Parks · Nature

Side Trips

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Galena

Galena is the largest city in and the county seat of Jo Daviess County, Illinois, with a population of 3,429 at the 2010 census. Kick off your visit on the 12th (Sat): view the masterpieces at River Bend Gallery, then take an in-depth tour of Galena / Jo Daviess County Historical Society and Museum, then contemplate the long history of Ulysses S. Grant Home, and finally take in the local highlights with Walking tours. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: stroll through Chestnut Mountain Resort, contemplate the long history of Belvedere Mansion, and then indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas.

To find reviews, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Galena trip itinerary maker site.

Traveling by car from Chicago to Galena takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. Traveling from Chicago in December, expect Galena to be slightly colder, temps between 31°F and 18°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Sun) so you can go by car to Wisconsin Dells.

Things to do in Galena

Historic Sites · Museums · Outdoors · Parks

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Wisconsin Dells

Waterpark Capital of the World

Named after a nearby scenic gorge famous for its steep sandstone formations, Wisconsin Dells features more than 20 water parks, making it one of the most popular vacation areas in this region.
Start off your visit on the 14th (Mon): get interesting insight from Tours, then get interesting insight from Original Wisconsin Ducks, and then take in the pleasant sights at Riverwalk. On the 15th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: examine the collection at National Mustard Museum, cool off at Wilderness Territory, and then tee off at Pirate's Cove Adventure Golf.

For other places to visit, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Wisconsin Dells trip itinerary builder app.

You can drive from Galena to Wisconsin Dells in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train. In December, daily temperatures in Wisconsin Dells can reach 30°F, while at night they dip to 18°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Tue) early enough to drive to Fish Creek.

Things to do in Wisconsin Dells

Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife · Museums

Side Trip

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Fish Creek

Fish Creek is an unincorporated community located in Door County, Wisconsin, United States, within the town of Gibraltar and is located on Highway 42 along Green Bay.HistoryThe first settler of Fish Creek was Increase Claflin and his family circa 1844, but the village founder is considered to be entrepreneur Asa Thorp. Kick off your visit on the 16th (Wed): get engrossed in the history at Corner of the Past Museum, then indulge in some personalized pampering at The Spa at Sacred Grounds, then enjoy the sea views from Cana Island Lighthouse, and finally examine the collection at Ephraim Historical Foundation. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 17th (Thu): enjoy the sea views from Eagle Bluff Lighthouse, then admire the majestic nature at Peninsula State Park, and then see what you can catch with Fish Tales Charters.

For other places to visit, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, use the Fish Creek road trip planning website.

You can drive from Wisconsin Dells to Fish Creek in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train, bus, and car; or do a combination of train, bus, flight, and car. In December in Fish Creek, expect temperatures between 30°F during the day and 17°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Munising.

Things to do in Fish Creek

Historic Sites · Museums · Wildlife · Nature

Side Trips

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Munising

Munising is a city on the southern shore of Lake Superior on the Upper Peninsula of the U.S. Attractions like Presque Isle Park and Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore make great kid-friendly stops. Get outdoors at Miners Castle Rock and Munising Falls. Venture out of the city with trips to Marquette (Sugarloaf Mountain & Downtown Marquette).

For maps, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Munising trip itinerary planning app.

Drive from Fish Creek to Munising in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and bus. Traveling from Fish Creek to Munising, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. In December, daily temperatures in Munising can reach 30°F, while at night they dip to 19°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Sun) early enough to drive to Two Harbors.

Things to do in Munising

Nature · Parks · Wildlife · Neighborhoods

Side Trip

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Two Harbors

Two Harbors is a city in and the county seat of Lake County, Minnesota, United States, along the shore of Lake Superior. On the 21st (Mon), examine the collection at 3M Dwan Musem, stroll through Iona's Beach Scientific and Natural Area, and then enjoy the sea views from Split Rock Lighthouse.

To find traveler tips, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Two Harbors trip planner.

You can drive from Munising to Two Harbors in 7.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of car, bus, and taxi; or fly. The time zone difference when traveling from Munising to Two Harbors is minus 1 hour. In December, Two Harbors is a bit cooler than Munising - with highs of 25°F and lows of 12°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Mon) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Two Harbors

Museums · Outdoors · Parks · Beaches