43 days in United States Itinerary

43 days in United States Itinerary

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Shipshewana
— 2 nights
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Michigan City
— 2 nights
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Ludington
— 2 nights
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Harbor Springs
— 2 nights
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Mackinaw City
— 2 nights
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Traverse City
— 32 nights
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Shipshewana

— 2 nights
Shipshewana is a town in Newbury Township, LaGrange County, Indiana, United States. Do your shopping at E&S Sales and Old Creamery Antiques. Step off the beaten path and head to Hostetler's Hudson Auto Museum and Pumpkinvine Nature Trail. Change things up with these side-trips from Shipshewana: Fremont (Trine State Recreation Area & Wild Winds Buffalo Preserve). There's more to do: make a trip to Yoder's Shopping Center and walk around Bonneyville Mill County Park.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Shipshewana trip builder app.

New York City to Shipshewana is an approximately 6.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of bus and taxi. Traveling from New York City in July, expect Shipshewana to be slightly colder, temps between 79°F and 60°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Michigan City.

Things to do in Shipshewana

Parks · Wildlife · Shopping · Trails

Side Trips

Michigan City

— 2 nights
Michigan City is a city in LaPorte County, Indiana, United States. Kick off your visit on the 25th (Sat): explore the activities along Trail Creek, do a tasting at Butler Winery, and then grab your bike and head to Lake Wobegon Trail.

To see other places to visit, reviews, maps, and tourist information, read our Michigan City itinerary builder.

You can drive from Shipshewana to Michigan City in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train. The time zone difference when traveling from Shipshewana to Michigan City is minus 1 hour. In July, daily temperatures in Michigan City can reach 79°F, while at night they dip to 59°F. On the 26th (Sun), you'll travel to Ludington.

Things to do in Michigan City

Parks · Nature · Trails · Outdoors

Side Trips

Highlights from your trip

Ludington

— 2 nights
Ludington is a city in the state of Michigan. On your second day here, tour the pleasant surroundings at First Street Beach, then visit a coastal fixture at Manistee North Pierhead Lighthouse, and then contemplate the long history of S.S. City of Milwaukee/ USCGC Acacia.

For photos, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Ludington tour itinerary planner.

Getting from Michigan City to Ludington by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of train, bus, and taxi; or fly. The time zone difference when traveling from Michigan City to Ludington is 1 hour. July in Ludington sees daily highs of 76°F and lows of 57°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Tue) so you can travel to Harbor Springs.

Things to do in Ludington

Parks · Historic Sites · Wildlife · Outdoors

Side Trip

Harbor Springs

— 2 nights
Harbor Springs is a city and resort community in Emmet County in the U.S. Start off your visit on the 29th (Wed): see the interesting displays at Little Traverse History Museum, then look for gifts at Sturgeon River Pottery, then grab your bike and head to North Western State Trail, and finally do a tasting at Maple Moon Sugarbush and Winery. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 30th (Thu): visit a coastal fixture at Charlevoix South Pier Light Station, get a taste of the local shopping with John Cross Fisheries, don't miss a visit to Charlevoix Circle of Arts, then do a tasting at Pond Hill Farm Winery, and finally identify plant and animal life at Thorne Swift Nature Preserve.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Harbor Springs trip itinerary app.

You can drive from Ludington to Harbor Springs in 3.5 hours. In July, plan for daily highs up to 75°F, and evening lows to 57°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Thu) early enough to drive to Mackinaw City.

Things to do in Harbor Springs

Wineries · Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping

Side Trips

Mackinaw City

— 2 nights
Mackinaw City is a village in Emmet and Cheboygan counties in the U.S. Kick off your visit on the 31st (Fri): walk around Gary R Williams Memorial Park, stroll around Nancy Dagwell Campbell Park, visit a coastal fixture at Shepler's Lighthouse Cruises, then stop by JoAnn's Fudge, and finally get engrossed in the history at Mackinaw Bridge Museum. On the 1st (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: see the interesting displays at House of Glass, stroll around Conkling Heritage Park, examine the collection at Great Lake Light House Keepers, take an in-depth tour of Heritage Village at Mackinaw, then buy something for everyone on your list at Del Sol - Color-Change - Mackinaw Crossings, and finally do a tasting at Mackinac Island Winery.

To find more things to do, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Mackinaw City online journey planner.

Traveling by car from Harbor Springs to Mackinaw City takes an hour. In July, plan for daily highs up to 73°F, and evening lows to 58°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Traverse City.

Things to do in Mackinaw City

Parks · Museums · Historic Sites · Shopping

Traverse City

— 32 nights

Cherry Capital of the World

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.
Head to Cherry Republic of Traverse City and Michigan Artists Galleryfor plenty of shopping. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Clinch Park and Haserot Beach. And it doesn't end there: grab your bike and head to Traverse Area Recreation and Transportation Trails, do a tasting at Peninsula Cellars, contemplate the waterfront views at Long Lake, and admire the masterpieces at Dennos Museum Center.

To find maps, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Traverse City trip itinerary tool.

Traveling by car from Mackinaw City to Traverse City takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. While traveling from Mackinaw City, expect somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Traverse City, ranging from highs of 79°F to lows of 60°F. You will leave for home on the 2nd (Wed).

Things to do in Traverse City

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Trails

United States travel guide

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Specialty Museums · Beaches · Historic Sites
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.