46 days in United States Itinerary

46 days in United States Itinerary

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Petoskey
— 9 nights
Bus to Pellston, MI, Fly to Seattle
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Seattle
— 12 nights
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Grand Rapids
— 10 nights
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Chicago
— 13 nights
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Petoskey

— 9 nights
Petoskey is a city and coastal resort community in the U.S. Get out of town with these interesting Petoskey side-trips: Traverse City (Benjamin Twiggs, legendary cherry products, Beer Tastings & Tours, &more), Mackinaw City (Great Lake Light House Keepers & House of Glass) and Mackinac Bridge (in Saint Ignace). categoryPhrases.sentence.On_the_day_spend_an_exhilarating_day_on_the_slopes_at. There's still lots to do: hit the slopes at Nub's Nob, grab your bike and head to Little Traverse Wheelway, glide through natural beauty at Hanson Hills Recreation Area, and do a tasting at Suttons Bay Ciders.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Petoskey trip planner.

Sault Ste. Marie to Petoskey is an approximately 2-hour car ride. You can also take a bus. In February, plan for daily highs up to 26°F, and evening lows to 11°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Tue) to allow time to travel to Seattle.

Things to do in Petoskey

Outdoors · Parks · Winter Sports · Wineries

Side Trips

Seattle

— 12 nights

Emerald City

Nicknamed the "Emerald City" because of its abundant evergreen trees, Seattle is the cultural and business center of the Pacific Northwest, as well as a popular holiday destination.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Seattle: Kirkland (O. O. Denny Park & ILovekickboxing), Discover Nature (in Mount Rainier National Park) and Tacoma (Point Defiance Zoo & Aquarium, Washington State History Museum, &more). There's still lots to do: take in panoramic vistas at Space Needle, pause for some photo ops at Fremont Troll, walk around Volunteer Park Conservatory, and admire the masterpieces at Seattle Art Museum.

To find more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Seattle trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by combination of bus and flight from Petoskey to Seattle takes 10 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 3 hours traveling from Petoskey to Seattle. Expect warmer temperatures when traveling from Petoskey in February; daily highs in Seattle reach 50°F and lows reach 40°F. On the 7th (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Grand Rapids.

Things to do in Seattle

Museums · Parks · Outdoors · Tours

Side Trips

Grand Rapids

— 10 nights

Furniture City

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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Muskegon (Lakeshore Museum Center & The Monet Garden of Muskegon), Bittersweet Ski Resort (in Otsego) and Gilmore Car Museum (in Hickory Corners). There's still lots to do: admire the masterpieces at Flint Institute of Arts, get curious at Impression 5 Science Center, take in nature's colorful creations at Frederik Meijer Gardens & Sculpture Park, and find something for the whole family at Silver Beach Carousel.

Discover how to plan a Grand Rapids trip in just a few steps with Inspirock's itinerary builder.

You can fly from Seattle to Grand Rapids in 9 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. The time zone difference when traveling from Seattle to Grand Rapids is 3 hours. Plan for little chillier temperatures traveling from Seattle in March, with highs in Grand Rapids at 42°F and lows at 24°F. You will have some time to spend on the 18th (Thu) before leaving for Chicago.

Things to do in Grand Rapids

Museums · Parks · Childrens Museums · Outdoors

Side Trips

Chicago

— 13 nights

Windy City

A huge and vibrant city, Chicago is home to top-notch theaters, shops, museums, galleries, and restaurants.
Get out of town with these interesting Chicago side-trips: Pottawatomie Park (in Saint Charles), Alter Brewing Company (in Downers Grove) and Whiskey Acres Distilling Co. (in DeKalb). There's lots more to do: admire the masterpieces at The Art Institute of Chicago, don't miss a visit to Skydeck Chicago - Willis Tower, observe the fascinating underwater world at Shedd Aquarium, and get curious at Museum of Science and Industry.

To find more things to do, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Chicago day trip planner.

You can drive from Grand Rapids to Chicago in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Central Standard Time (CST), which is usually a -1 hour difference. Traveling from Grand Rapids in March, Chicago is somewhat warmer at night with lows of 30°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Wed) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Chicago

Museums · Parks · Historic Sites · Childrens Museums

Side Trips

United States travel guide

4.5
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.