23 days in United States Itinerary

23 days in United States Itinerary

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23 days in United States Itinerary

Start: New York City
+2
Drive + Fly + Drive:  11​h 30​min
1
Apostle Islands
— 1 night
Travel:  2​h 30​min
2
Bayfield
— 4 nights
Drive:  5​h
3
Lake Itasca
— 3 nights
Drive:  6​h 45​min
4
Copper Harbor
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h
5
Marquette
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h
6
Munising
— 3 nights
+2
Drive + bus + ferry:  6​h 15​min
7
Mackinac Island
— 2 nights
ferry + Drive:  2​h
8
Paradise
— 5 nights
+2
Drive + Fly + foot:  8​h 30​min
End: New York City

1
night
Apostle Islands

Apostle Islands ©
Kick off your visit on the 8th (Tue): head off the coast to Madeline Island and then immerse yourself in nature at Big Bay State Park.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Apostle Islands trip itinerary planner.

New York City to Apostle Islands is an approximately 11.5-hour combination of car and flight. Traveling from New York City to Apostle Islands, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from New York City in September: high temperatures in Apostle Islands hover around 71°F and lows are around 48°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Tue) early enough to travel to Bayfield.

Things to do in Apostle Islands

Parks Nature
Highlights from your plan
Big Bay State Park ©
Big Bay State Park
Madeline Island ©
Madeline Island

4
nights
Bayfield

Bayfield is a city in Bayfield County, Wisconsin, United States. Explore Bayfield's surroundings by going to Ashland (Soo Line 950 & Ashland Historical Museum), Split Rock Lighthouse (in Two Harbors) and Duluth (Congdon Park, Room Escape Games, & more). There's more to do: Head underground at Apostle Islands National Lakeshore Ice Caves.

To plan Bayfield vacation without wasting time, ask Inspirock to design an itinerary.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Apostle Islands to Bayfield. September in Bayfield sees daily highs of 71°F and lows of 48°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Lake Itasca.

Things to do in Bayfield

Historic Sites Parks Museums

Side Trips

Duluth, Ashland, Split Rock Lighthouse
Highlights from your plan
Room Escape Games
Minnesota's North Shore Scenic Drive ©
Aerial Lift Bridge ©
Aerial Lift Bridge

3
nights
Lake Itasca

Lake Itasca ©
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Lake Itasca: Paul Bunyan and Babe the Blue Ox (in Bemidji), Paul Bunyan State Trail (in Brainerd) and Walker (Fishing Charters & Tours & Heartland State Trail).

For other places to visit, photos, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Lake Itasca online trip builder .

You can drive from Bayfield to Lake Itasca in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight. September in Lake Itasca sees daily highs of 71°F and lows of 50°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Copper Harbor.

Things to do in Lake Itasca

Parks Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trips

Walker, Paul Bunyan and Babe the Blue Ox, Paul Bunyan State Trail
Highlights from your plan
Itasca State Park ©
Itasca State Park
Fishing Charters & Tours
Paul Bunyan and Babe the Blue Ox ©
Paul Bunyan and Babe the Blue Ox

1
night
Copper Harbor

Copper Harbor ©
Copper Harbor is an unincorporated community and census-designated place in northeastern Keweenaw County in the U.S. Keweenaw Adventure Company has been added to your itinerary. Start off your visit on the 16th (Wed): take a memorable drive along Brockway Mountain Drive and then take a tour by water with Keweenaw Adventure Company. On the 17th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: visit a coastal fixture at Fort Wilkins State Park, try for a hole-in-one at Into the Woods Mini Golf and Gardens, then stroll around Hunter's Point Park, and finally admire the sheer force of Eagle River Falls.

For photos, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Copper Harbor travel route builder app .

Traveling by car from Lake Itasca to Copper Harbor takes 8 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Lake Itasca to Copper Harbor. September in Copper Harbor sees daily highs of 67°F and lows of 54°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Thu) so you can go by car to Marquette.

Things to do in Copper Harbor

Outdoors Parks Tours

Side Trip

Eagle River Falls
Highlights from your plan
Keweenaw Adventure Company ©
Keweenaw Adventure Company
Fort Wilkins State Park ©
Fort Wilkins State Park
Into the Woods Mini Golf and Gardens ©

2
nights
Marquette

Marquette ©
Marquette is a city in the U.S. Kick off your visit on the 18th (Fri): experience rural life at Jilbert Dairy, take in the awesome beauty at Sugarloaf Mountain, then walk around Presque Isle Park, and finally take a stroll through Downtown Marquette. On the 19th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: walk around Perkins County Park, then hike along Iron Ore Heritage Trail, and then walk around Lakenenland Sculpture Park.

To see ratings, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Marquette vacation app .

Traveling by car from Copper Harbor to Marquette takes 3 hours. Plan for a bit cooler nights when traveling from Copper Harbor in September since evenings lows in Marquette dip to 48°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Sat) early enough to drive to Munising.

Things to do in Marquette

Parks Wildlife Nature

Side Trip

Perkins County Park
Highlights from your plan
Presque Isle Park ©
Presque Isle Park
Sugarloaf Mountain ©
Sugarloaf Mountain
Iron Ore Heritage Trail ©
Iron Ore Heritage Trail

3
nights
Munising

Munising ©
Munising is a city on the southern shore of Lake Superior on the Upper Peninsula of the U.S. Take a break from Munising with a short trip to Sable Falls in Grand Marais, about 1 hour away. There's still lots to do: contemplate the waterfront views at Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore, look for gifts at Open Wings Pottery & Gallery, admire the sheer force of Wagner Falls, and explore the striking landscape at Miners Castle Rock.

To find maps, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Munising tour builder website .

Traveling by car from Marquette to Munising takes an hour. Expect a daytime high around 71°F in September, and nighttime lows around 53°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Mackinac Island.

Things to do in Munising

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trip

Sable Falls
Highlights from your plan
Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore ©
Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore
Munising Falls ©
Munising Falls
Miners Falls ©
Miners Falls

2
nights
Mackinac Island

Mackinac Island ©
Mackinac Island is a city in Mackinac County in the U.S. Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Wed): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Trinity Church, then learn about all things military at Fort Mackinac, then explore the striking landscape at Arch Rock, and finally admire the majestic nature at Mackinac Island State Park. Keep things going the next day: steep yourself in history at Fort Holmes, see the interesting displays at The Richard and Jane Manoogian Mackinac Art Museum, then trot along with a tour on horseback, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at St Anne's Catholic Church, and finally identify plant and animal life at The Original Mackinac Island Butterfly House & Insect World.

To find photos, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Mackinac Island trip planner .

Do a combination of car, bus, and ferry from Munising to Mackinac Island in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi, bus, and ferry. September in Mackinac Island sees daily highs of 67°F and lows of 54°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Thu) early enough to travel to Paradise.

Things to do in Mackinac Island

Parks Nature Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Arch Rock ©
Arch Rock
Mackinac Island State Park ©
Mackinac Island State Park
Fort Mackinac ©
Fort Mackinac

5
nights
Paradise

Paradise ©
Paradise is an unincorporated community in Whitefish Township, Chippewa County in the U.S. Change things up with these side-trips from Paradise: Oswald's Bear Ranch (in Newberry), Manistique (Palms Book State Park & Kitch-Iti-Kipi (The Big Spring)) and Saint Ignace (Bridge View Park, Mackinac Bridge, & more). There's still lots to do: admire the sheer force of Tahquamenon Falls State Park, observe the fascinating underwater world at Museum Ship Valley Camp, don't miss a visit to Soo Locks, and get engrossed in the history at River of History Museum.

For where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Paradise trip itinerary planning app .

Traveling by combination of ferry and car from Mackinac Island to Paradise takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and bus. Traveling from Mackinac Island in September, expect a bit cooler with lows of 49°F in Paradise. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 29th (Tue) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Paradise

Parks Museums Nature

Side Trips

Sault Ste. Marie, Saint Ignace, Manistique, Oswald's Bear Ranch
Highlights from your plan
Tahquamenon Falls State Park ©
Tahquamenon Falls State Park
Mackinac Bridge ©
Mackinac Bridge
Soo Locks ©
Soo Locks

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