25 days in United States Itinerary

25 days in United States Itinerary

Created using Inspirock United States holiday planner
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Chicago
— 3 nights
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Grand Rapids
— 2 nights
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Traverse City
— 3 nights
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Saint Ignace
— 2 nights
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Marquette
— 2 nights
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Paradise
— 1 night
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Sault Ste. Marie
— 1 night
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Detroit
— 2 nights
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Cleveland
— 1 night
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Niagara Falls
— 2 nights
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New York City
— 4 nights
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Chicago — 3 nights

A huge and vibrant city, Chicago is home to top-notch theaters, shops, museums, galleries, and restaurants.
Chicago is known for sightseeing, museums, and nightlife. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: admire the masterpieces at The Art Institute of Chicago, take in panoramic vistas at 360 Chicago Observation Deck, learn more about the world around you at Field Museum, and head outdoors with Outdoor Activities.

Make your Chicago itinerary with Inspirock to find out what to see and where to go.

Paris, France to Chicago is an approximately 11-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Central European Standard Time (CET) to Central Standard Time (CST) is minus 7 hours. Expect a bit warmer evenings in Chicago when traveling from Paris in July, with lows around 22°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Tue) so you can catch the flight to Grand Rapids.
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Museums · Parks · Childrens Museums · Zoos & Aquariums

Grand Rapids — 2 nights

The second largest city in Michigan and a hub of furniture manufacturing, Grand Rapids bears the nickname "Furniture City." However, the destination's original name came from the rapids of the Grand River that once ran through the downtown area.
Kick off your visit on the 26th (Tue): find something for the whole family at Michigan's Adventure and then test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 27th (Wed): see the interesting displays at Gerald R. Ford Museum, kick back and relax at Holland State Park Beach, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Oval Beach.

To find ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Grand Rapids trip planning site.

Getting from Chicago to Grand Rapids by flight takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Chicago to Grand Rapids. Traveling from Chicago in July, expect little chillier with lows of 19°C in Grand Rapids. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Thu) so you can go by car to Traverse City.
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Traverse City — 3 nights

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.
Explore Traverse City's surroundings by going to Sleeping Bear Heritage Trail (in Glen Arbor) and Empire (Empire Bluff Trail, Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore, &more). The adventure continues: get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports and look for gifts at Light of Day Organics.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, read Traverse City trip builder site.

Getting from Grand Rapids to Traverse City by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. July in Traverse City sees daily highs of 31°C and lows of 17°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Sun) to allow time to drive to Saint Ignace.
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Saint Ignace — 2 nights

Saint Ignace, usually written as St. On the 1st (Mon), grab your bike and head to Little Traverse Wheelway and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Cross In The Woods National Shrine. Keep things going the next day: stroll around Maritime Park, then enjoy the sand and surf at Nancy Dagwell Campbell Park, and then snap pictures at Mackinac Bridge.

For other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, use the Saint Ignace day trip planning tool.

Traveling by car from Traverse City to Saint Ignace takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Traverse City in July, you will find days in Saint Ignace are little chillier (26°C), and nights are about the same (17°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Tue) early enough to drive to Marquette.
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Marquette — 2 nights

Marquette is a city in the U.S. state of Michigan and the county seat of Marquette County. Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Wed): explore the engaging exhibits at Upper Peninsula Children's Museum, view the masterpieces at Lakenenland Sculpture Park, and then take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports. Keep things going the next day: stop by Downtown Marquette, then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Sugarloaf Mountain, and then look for all kinds of wild species at Presque Isle Park.

For traveler tips, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Marquette travel route planner.

Traveling by car from Saint Ignace to Marquette takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from Saint Ignace in August, expect little chillier with lows of 13°C in Marquette. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Paradise.
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Paradise — 1 night

Paradise is an unincorporated community in Whitefish Township, Chippewa County in the U.S. state of Michigan.Paradise is on the northeastern portion of Michigan's Upper Peninsula, on the western side of Whitefish Bay, Lake Superior, about 60mi by road from Sault Ste. Kick off your visit on the 5th (Fri): immerse yourself in nature at Tahquamenon Falls State Park and then contemplate the waterfront views at Tahquamenon Falls.

Find out how to plan Paradise trip without stress by asking Inspirock to help create an itinerary.

Traveling by car from Marquette to Paradise takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi. In August, plan for daily highs up to 26°C, and evening lows to 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Fri) early enough to drive to Sault Ste. Marie.
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Sault Ste. Marie — 1 night

Sault Ste. Start off your visit on the 6th (Sat): don't miss a visit to Saint Marys Falls Hydropower Plant, then get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Museum Ship Valley Camp, and then make a trip to Soo Locks.

Plan a trip to Sault Ste. Marie easily and quickly by telling Inspirock to suggest an itinerary.

Getting from Paradise to Sault Ste. Marie by car takes about 1.5 hours. August in Sault Ste. Marie sees daily highs of 28°C and lows of 16°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Sat) early enough to catch the flight to Detroit.
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Detroit — 2 nights

Founded in 1701 by a French explorer and adventurer, Detroit exerted a profound impact on the world for most of the 20th century.
On the 7th (Sun), head off the coast to Belle Isle Park, then explore the world behind art at Detroit Institute of Arts, then examine the collection at Motown Museum, and finally take a leisurely stroll along Detroit RiverFront. On the next day, learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Detroit Zoo, see the interesting displays at The Henry Ford, then see the interesting displays at Greenfield Village, and finally walk around Kellogg Park.

Plan trip to Detroit with our itinerary maker to find out where to go and what to do.

Getting from Sault Ste. Marie to Detroit by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Sault Ste. Marie in August; daily highs in Detroit reach 32°C and lows reach 20°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Mon) early enough to catch the flight to Cleveland.
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Cleveland — 1 night

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.
Start off your visit on the 9th (Tue): see the interesting displays at Rock & Roll Hall of Fame, then admire the masterpieces at The Cleveland Museum of Art, and then learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Cleveland Metroparks Zoo.

For other places to visit, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Cleveland trip maker.

You can fly from Detroit to Cleveland in 2.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. In August, daytime highs in Cleveland are 31°C, while nighttime lows are 22°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Niagara Falls.
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Niagara Falls — 2 nights

The city of Niagara Falls houses the U.S. half of the famous waterfall that straddles the border between Canada and the United States.
Kick off your visit on the 10th (Wed): admire the sheer force of Niagara Falls, explore the fascinating underground world of Cave of the Winds, and then head outdoors with Niagara Jet Adventures. Keep things going the next day: see the interesting displays at Niagara Power Project Visitors Center, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Our Lady of Victory National Shrine & Basilica, and then contemplate the long history of Frank Lloyd Wright's Martin House.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Niagara Falls online trip itinerary builder.

Drive from Cleveland to Niagara Falls in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Traveling from Cleveland in August, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be slightly colder in Niagara Falls, with lows of 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Thu) early enough to fly to New York City.
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New York City — 4 nights

Writer Pearl Buck once called New York City “a place apart,” and this giant urban center remains unlike any other in the world.
New York City is known for sightseeing, museums, and nightlife. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: go for a walk through Central Park, pause for some photo ops at Statue of Liberty National Monument, enjoy breathtaking views from Empire State Building, and admire the landmark architecture of Rockefeller Center.

To find photos, maps, and other tourist information, go to the New York City tour planner.

You can fly from Niagara Falls to New York City in 3 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Niagara Falls in August, expect a bit warmer with lows of 25°C in New York City. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Tue) early enough to catch the flight back home.
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United States travel guide

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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.
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