31 days in United States Itinerary

31 days in United States Itinerary

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Cincinnati
— 4 nights
Fly
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Sandusky
— 5 nights
Fly to Pellston, Ferry to Mackinac Island
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Mackinac Island
— 3 nights
Ferry
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Mackinaw City
— 2 nights
Drive
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Traverse City
— 4 nights
Fly
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Duluth
— 2 nights
Drive
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Ely
— 2 nights
Fly
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Wisconsin Dells
— 2 nights
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Drive to Dane County Regional Truax Field, Fly to Cincinnati Northern Kentucky International Airport, Drive to West Chester
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West Chester
— 1 night
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Mason
— 5 nights
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Cincinnati — 4 nights

Situated on the north bank of the Ohio River, Cincinnati distinguished itself as the only U.S. city that left a favorable impression on one of its most famous 19th-century visitors, English author Charles Dickens.
Step off the beaten path and head to American Sign Museum and Cincinnati Reds Hall of Fame & Museum. Your inner history buff will appreciate Spring Grove Cemetery & Arboretum and Lexington Cemetery. Change things up with these side-trips from Cincinnati: Mary Todd Lincoln House (in Lexington) and Boone County Distilling Co. (in Independence). There's much more to do: learn insider's secrets on Cincy Brew Bus, get engrossed in the history at National Underground Railroad Freedom Center, pause for some serene contemplation at Cathedral Basilica of St. Peter in Chains, and get to know the fascinating history of Mount Adams.

To see other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, read Cincinnati trip itinerary planner.

Lexington to Cincinnati is an approximately 1.5-hour car ride. You can also take a bus. July in Cincinnati sees daily highs of 84°F and lows of 64°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Tue) so you can catch the flight to Sandusky.
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Historic Sites · Museums · Breweries & Distilleries · Wineries
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Sandusky — 5 nights

Sandusky positively bustles in the summertime due to its famed amusement park.
Museum-lovers will appreciate National Museum of the Great Lakes and Liberty Aviation Museum. Visiting Maumee Bay State Park and Sea Breeze Charters will get you outdoors. Get out of town with these interesting Sandusky side-trips: Put in Bay (Perry's Victory & International Peace Memorial & Put-in-Bay Winery). There's lots more to do: examine the collection at Merry-Go-Round Museum, visit a coastal fixture at Marblehead Lighthouse State Park, contemplate the long history of Thomas Edison Birthplace Museum, and immerse yourself in nature at East Harbor State Park.

To find photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Sandusky trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by flight from Cincinnati to Sandusky takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. In July in Sandusky, expect temperatures between 82°F during the day and 66°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Mackinac Island.
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Mackinac Island — 3 nights

Mackinac Island is a city in Mackinac County in the U.S. state of Michigan. Visiting The Original Mackinac Island Butterfly House & Insect World and Great Turtle Kayak Tours will get you outdoors. Get a sense of the local culture at St Anne's Catholic Church and Fort Mackinac. And it doesn't end there: steep yourself in history at Fort Holmes, trot along with a tour on horseback, take in the dramatic natural features at Arch Rock, and immerse yourself in nature at Mackinac Island State Park.

For traveler tips, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Mackinac Island trip builder app.

You can do a combination of flight and ferry from Sandusky to Mackinac Island in 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and ferry; or do a combination of train, bus, and ferry. Traveling from Sandusky in July, things will get slightly colder in Mackinac Island: highs are around 73°F and lows about 58°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Wed) so you can ride a ferry to Mackinaw City.
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Mackinaw City — 2 nights

Mackinaw City is a village in Emmet and Cheboygan counties in the U.S. state of Michigan. On the 14th (Thu), see the interesting displays at Icebreaker Mackinaw Maritime Museum Inc. and then visit a coastal fixture at Old Mackinac Point Lighthouse. On the next day, explore the landscape on two wheels at Little Traverse Wheelway, then wander the streets of Historic Gaslight District, and then do a tasting at Maple Moon Sugarbush and Winery.

To see traveler tips, maps, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Mackinaw City day trip planning site.

Getting from Mackinac Island to Mackinaw City by ferry takes about an hour. July in Mackinaw City sees daily highs of 73°F and lows of 58°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Fri) early enough to drive to Traverse City.
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Traverse City — 4 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.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Mission Point Lighthouse and Bowers Harbor Vineyards. Get in touch with nature at Empire Bluff Trail and Clinch Park. Take a break from Traverse City with a short trip to Sleeping Bear Heritage Trail in Glen Arbor, about 42 minutes away. There's still lots to do: see what you can catch with a fishing tour, learn about winemaking at Chateau Grand Traverse Winery, take a stroll through Front Street, and brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Grand Traverse Distillery.

To find maps, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Traverse City trip itinerary planning website.

Drive from Mackinaw City to Traverse City in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Mackinaw City in July: highs in Traverse City hover around 80°F, while lows dip to 59°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Tue) so you can fly to Duluth.
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Duluth — 2 nights

Situated on the westernmost point of the Lake Superior, Duluth represents a booming port city.
Start off your visit on the 20th (Wed): test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms, then enjoy the sand and surf at Park Point, and then get all the information you need at Lake Superior Maritime Visitor Center. On your second day here, take an in-depth tour of Lake Superior Railroad Museum, then see the interesting displays at S.S. William A. Irvin Ore Boat Museum, and then get to know the fascinating history of Lakewalk.

To see photos, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Duluth holiday site.

Traveling by flight from Traverse City to Duluth takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Traverse City to Duluth due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Traverse City in July, plan for a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Duluth: temperatures range from 75°F by day to 59°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Thu) early enough to drive to Ely.
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Ely — 2 nights

Ely is a city in Saint Louis County, Minnesota, United States. Start off your visit on the 22nd (Fri): get curious at North American Bear Center, trek along Kawishiwi Falls Trail, and then stop by Piragis Northwoods Company. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: contemplate the long history of Dorothy Molter Museum and then see the interesting displays at International Wolf Center.

For more things to do, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Ely road trip planner.

Traveling by car from Duluth to Ely takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi. Plan for slightly colder nights when traveling from Duluth in July since evenings lows in Ely dip to 53°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Sat) early enough to catch the flight to Wisconsin Dells.
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Wisconsin Dells — 2 nights

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.
Kick off your visit on the 24th (Sun): see the interesting displays at Al. Ringling Mansion, then examine the collection at Circus World, and then kick your exploration up a notch at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks. Here are some ideas for day two: tee off at Pirate's Cove Adventure Golf and then head outdoors with Outdoor Activities.

For reviews, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Wisconsin Dells online trip maker.

Fly from Ely to Wisconsin Dells in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of flight and train. Traveling from Ely in July, Wisconsin Dells is somewhat warmer at night with lows of 59°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Mon) early enough to travel to West Chester.
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West Chester — 1 night

Situated midway between Cincinnati and Dayton, West Chester is one of Ohio's top shopping, dining, and entertainment destinations.
To see more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the West Chester trip itinerary planner.

Explore your travel options from Wisconsin Dells to West Chester with the Route module. The time zone changes from Central Standard Time to Eastern Standard Time, which is usually a 1 hour difference. In July, daytime highs in West Chester are 85°F, while nighttime lows are 64°F. You'll set off for Mason on the 26th (Tue).
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Mason — 5 nights

Mason is a city in southwestern Warren County, Ohio, United States, approximately from downtown Cincinnati. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Carillon Historical Park and Frank Lloyd Wright's Westcott House. Escape the urban bustle at Dayton Dragons Baseball and Cox Arboretum MetroPark. Change things up with these side-trips from Mason: Clifton Gorge State Nature Preserve (in Yellow Springs) and Dayton (Woodland Cemetery & Arboretum, The Wright Cycle Company Complex, &more).

To see maps, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Mason road trip planning website.

Mason is just a stone's throw from West Chester. Expect a daytime high around 85°F in July, and nighttime lows around 64°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Sun) so you can drive back home.
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United States travel guide

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Specialty Museums · Nightlife · Beaches
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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Michigan travel guide

4.7
Specialty Museums · Gift & Specialty Shops · State Parks
Great Lakes State
A state inextricably tied to its waterways, Michigan does water activities better than almost any other place in the country. Things to do in the state include numerous opportunities to swim, fish, sail, motorboat, and canoe. The country's only state to stretch over two peninsulas, Michigan features a long freshwater coastline. In a land of nearly 65,000 inland lakes and ponds, you can never be too far from a natural water source. Michigan's major claim to fame is its status as the center of the U.S. automotive industry, with the Detroit metropolitan area housing the country's three major car manufacturers. The city is also a major center of culture, the birthplace of the Motown Sound, and the home of several museums and other tourist attractions. Farther from the big urban centers, Michigan offers visitors a world of apple and cherry orchards, rustic villages, and picturesque vineyards.
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Minnesota travel guide

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History Museums · Room Escape Games · Shopping Malls
The Land of 10,000 Lakes
Deriving its name from the Dakota word for "land of sky-tinted water," Minnesota is a land of pristine lakes, pockets of dense green forests, and sprawling prairieland. Spend your vacation exploring the state's diverse landscape for endless outdoor activity and a chance to see some of the area's national monuments, or take a trip to the bustling St. Paul-Minneapolis area, a network of commerce and cultural attractions, including the famous Mall of America.
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Wisconsin travel guide

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Specialty Museums · Water Parks · Zoos
The Badger State
Wisconsin is known as "America's Dairyland" because of its status as the nation's most famous producer of milk and cheese. A growing favorite with foreign tourists, the state is a perfect holiday destination for nature lovers, offering year-round outdoor activities like fishing, boating, kayaking, and hiking. Dotted with thousands of inland lakes and waterways alongside apple and cherry orchards, Wisconsin also offers numerous urban tourist attractions, its cities hosting renowned beer and art festivals each year.
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