26 days in United States Itinerary

26 days in United States Itinerary

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26 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Izmir, Turkey
Fly:  21​h 15​min
1
Chicago
— 3 nights
Train:  1​h 30​min
2
Milwaukee
— 3 nights
Drive:  4​h 45​min
3
Indianapolis
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
4
Springfield
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h
5
Rock Island
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h
6
Galena
— 2 nights
Drive:  5​h 45​min
7
Ellison Bay
— 1 night
+2
Drive + Fly + Drive:  10​h 15​min
8
Mackinac Island
— 3 nights
+3
Ferry + Bus + Taxi + Fly:  10​h 15​min
9
Detroit
— 2 nights
Fly:  16​h 45​min
End: Izmir, Turkey

3
nights
Chicago

Chicago ©
A huge and vibrant city, Chicago is home to top-notch theaters, shops, museums, galleries, and restaurants.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Starved Rock State Park and Zig-E's Funland. There's lots more to do: admire the masterpieces at The Art Institute of Chicago, engage your brain at Museum of Science and Industry, appreciate the extensive heritage of Millennium Park, and admire all the interesting features of Wrigley Field.

For reviews, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Chicago route planner .

Izmir, Turkey to Chicago is an approximately 21.5-hour flight. The time zone changes from Eastern European Time (EET) to Central Standard Time (CST), which is usually a -8 hour difference. Traveling from Izmir in April, plan for little chillier nights in Chicago, with lows around 6°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Thu) to allow enough time to take a train to Milwaukee.

Things to do in Chicago

Museums Childrens Museums Parks

Side Trips

Starved Rock State Park, Zig-E's Funland
Highlights from your plan
The Art Institute of Chicago ©
The Art Institute of Chicago
Starved Rock State Park ©
Starved Rock State Park
Millennium Park ©
Millennium Park

3
nights
Milwaukee

Milwaukee ©
Milwaukee boasts well-preserved historical districts with a rich European past and a strong beer-brewing tradition.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Milwaukee Art Museum and Harley-Davidson Museum. And it doesn't end there: learn the secrets of beer at a beer tour and tasting, get a new perspective on nature at Milwaukee Public Museum, tour the pleasant surroundings at Milwaukee County Zoo, and contemplate the long history of Pabst Mansion.

For more things to do, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Milwaukee travel itinerary planner .

You can take a train from Chicago to Milwaukee in 1.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Expect slightly colder weather when traveling from Chicago in April: highs in Milwaukee hover around 15°C, while lows dip to 3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Indianapolis.

Things to do in Milwaukee

Parks Museums Zoos & Aquariums
Highlights from your plan
Milwaukee County Zoo ©
Milwaukee County Zoo
Milwaukee Art Museum ©
Milwaukee Art Museum
Milwaukee Public Museum ©
Milwaukee Public Museum

3
nights
Indianapolis

Indianapolis ©
Indiana's capital and most populous city, Indianapolis is best known for its racecar events and impressive museums, and as the hometown of Kurt Vonnegut.
Explore hidden gems such as Indianapolis Motor Speedway Museum and Indianapolis Zoo. Next up on the itinerary: see the interesting displays at Indianapolis Museum of Art, savor the flavors at Rocket Fizz, have fun at Lucas Oil Stadium, and admire all the interesting features of Victory Field.

To find where to stay, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Indianapolis trip planner .

Getting from Milwaukee to Indianapolis by car takes about 5 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and flight; or fly. The time zone difference when traveling from Milwaukee to Indianapolis is 1 hour. Traveling from Milwaukee in April, expect Indianapolis to be somewhat warmer, temps between 21°C and 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Springfield.

Things to do in Indianapolis

Museums Parks Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Indianapolis Museum of Art ©
Indianapolis Museum of Art
Indianapolis Motor Speedway Museum ©
Indianapolis Motor Speedway Museum
Victory Field ©
Victory Field

3
nights
Springfield

Springfield ©
Springfield is the capital of Illinois, but its real significance is as the hometown of Abraham Lincoln.
Start off your visit on the 19th (Thu): get engrossed in the history at Lincoln Home National Historic Site, ponder the world of politics at Illinois State Capitol, then contemplate the long history of Dana-Thomas House, and finally examine the collection at Grand Army of the Republic Memorial Museum. On the next day, get engrossed in the history at Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum, get a sense of history and politics at Old State Capitol, then make a trip to Lincoln Tomb & War Memorials, and finally experience rural life at Apple Barn.

For reviews, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Springfield day trip planner .

Getting from Indianapolis to Springfield by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: fly; or take a bus. Traveling from Indianapolis to Springfield, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. In April, daytime highs in Springfield are 22°C, while nighttime lows are 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Sat) early enough to drive to Rock Island.

Things to do in Springfield

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trip

Apple Barn
Highlights from your plan
Dana-Thomas House ©
Dana-Thomas House
Lincoln Tomb & War Memorials ©
Lincoln Tomb & War Memorials
Illinois State Capitol ©
Illinois State Capitol

1
night
Rock Island

Rock Island ©
Rock Island is a city in and the county seat of Rock Island County, Illinois, United States. Kick off your visit on the 21st (Sat): admire the natural beauty at Quad City Botanical Center and then try to win big at Jumer's Casino Rock Island.

To find maps, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Rock Island day trip site .

You can drive from Springfield to Rock Island in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of flight and bus. In April, daytime highs in Rock Island are 20°C, while nighttime lows are 5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sun) early enough to drive to Galena.

Things to do in Rock Island

Fun & Games Casinos Parks
Highlights from your plan
Quad City Botanical Center ©
Quad City Botanical Center

2
nights
Galena

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. On the 22nd (Sun), stroll through Grant Park, then steep yourself in history at Ulysses S. Grant Home, then sample the fine beverages at Blaum Bros. Distilling Co, and finally don't miss a visit to Fenelon Place Elevator Co.. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 23rd (Mon): stop by Great American Popcorn Company, then steep yourself in history at Market House State Historic, then steep yourself in history at Washburne House State Historic Site, and finally look for all kinds of wild species at Mines of Spain.

To find reviews, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Galena trip itinerary maker site .

Traveling by car from Rock Island to Galena takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. When traveling from Rock Island in April, plan for a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Galena: temperatures range from 17°C by day to 3°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Ellison Bay.

Things to do in Galena

Parks Historic Sites Wildlife

Side Trip

Dubuque
Highlights from your plan
Grant Park ©
Grant Park
Blaum Bros. Distilling Co. ©
Blaum Bros. Distilling Co.
Ulysses S. Grant Home ©
Ulysses S. Grant Home

1
night
Ellison Bay

Ellison Bay ©
Ellison Bay is an unincorporated census-designated place in northern Door County, Wisconsin, United States, within the town of Liberty Grove and is located on Highway 42 along the Green Bay. Kick off your visit on the 24th (Tue): indulge your taste buds at Wisconsin Cheese Masters and then hunt for treasures at Schartner's Farm Market.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Ellison Bay trip itinerary site .

Getting from Galena to Ellison Bay by car takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: fly. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from Galena in April: high temperatures in Ellison Bay hover around 12°C and lows are around 0°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Wed) early enough to travel to Mackinac Island.

Things to do in Ellison Bay

Shopping Museums Wineries

Side Trip

Egg Harbor
Highlights from your plan
Wisconsin Cheese Masters ©
Wisconsin Cheese Masters
The Clearing ©
The Clearing
Linden Gallery ©
Linden Gallery

3
nights
Mackinac Island

Mackinac Island ©
Mackinac Island is a city in Mackinac County in the U.S. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Arch Rock and Mackinac Revealed. Next up on the itinerary: explore the galleries of Fort Mackinac, examine the collection at The Richard and Jane Manoogian Mackinac Art Museum, contemplate the long history of Biddle House, and tee off at Jewel Golf Course.

To see maps, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Mackinac Island travel route planning app .

Explore your travel options from Ellison Bay to Mackinac Island with the Route module. The time zone difference moving from Central Standard Time to Eastern Standard Time is 1 hour. Traveling from Ellison Bay in April, expect nights in Mackinac Island to be about the same, around 0°C, while days are slightly colder, around 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 29th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Detroit.

Things to do in Mackinac Island

Parks Outdoors Nature
Highlights from your plan
Mackinac Island State Park ©
Mackinac Island State Park
Fort Mackinac ©
Fort Mackinac
Fort Holmes
Fort Holmes

2
nights
Detroit

Detroit ©
Founded in 1701 by a French explorer and adventurer, Detroit exerted a profound impact on the world for most of the 20th century.
Kick off your visit on the 30th (Mon): examine the collection at Greenfield Village, then see the interesting displays at The Henry Ford, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Kensington Metropark. Keep things going the next day: admire the masterpieces at Detroit Institute of Arts, then admire the natural beauty at Matthaei Botanical Gardens, and then explore and take pictures at Law Quadrangle.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Detroit trip maker site .

Traveling by combination of ferry and bus from Mackinac Island to Detroit takes 10.5 hours. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Mackinac Island in April, with highs in Detroit at 17°C and lows at 4°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 2nd (Wed) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Detroit

Parks Museums Wildlife

Side Trips

Ann Arbor, Dearborn, Kensington Metropark
Highlights from your plan
Matthaei Botanical Gardens ©
Matthaei Botanical Gardens
Detroit Institute of Arts ©
Detroit Institute of Arts
Comerica Park ©
Comerica Park

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