47 days in United States Itinerary

47 days in United States Itinerary

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Munising
— 4 nights
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Paradise
— 1 night
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Mackinac Island
— 3 nights
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Empire
— 3 nights
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Durango
— 5 nights
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Ouray
— 3 nights
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Canon City
— 3 nights
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Buena Vista
— 2 nights
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Glenwood Springs
— 5 nights
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Steamboat Springs
— 3 nights
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Medora
— 6 nights
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Chicago
— 8 nights

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Munising

Munising ©
Munising is a city on the southern shore of Lake Superior on the Upper Peninsula of the U.S. Step off the beaten path and head to Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore and Miners Castle Rock. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Munising: Marquette (Lakenenland Sculpture Park, Sugarloaf Mountain, &more) and Manistique (Kitch-Iti-Kipi (The Big Spring) & Palms Book State Park). Next up on the itinerary: admire the sheer force of Wagner Falls and get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, use the Munising trip itinerary maker site.

Washington DC to Munising is an approximately 7-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of train, bus, and car. Traveling from Washington DC in June, you will find days in Munising are a bit cooler (68°F), and nights are cooler (49°F). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Paradise.

Things to do in Munising

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Outdoors

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Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore ©
Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore
Palms Book State Park
Palms Book State Park
Wagner Falls ©
Wagner Falls

1
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Paradise

Paradise ©
Paradise is an unincorporated community in Whitefish Township, Chippewa County in the U.S. On the 20th (Sun), examine the collection at Great Lakes Shipwreck Museum, then take an in-depth tour of Whitefish Point Light, and then take in the dramatic scenery at Tahquamenon Falls State Park.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, use the Paradise online route planner.

Getting from Munising to Paradise by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of shuttle and car. In June, plan for daily highs up to 70°F, and evening lows to 49°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Sun) early enough to travel to Mackinac Island.

Things to do in Paradise

Museums · Nature · Parks
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Great Lakes Shipwreck Museum ©
Great Lakes Shipwreck Museum
Tahquamenon Falls State Park ©
Tahquamenon Falls State Park
Whitefish Point Light ©
Whitefish Point Light

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Mackinac Island

Mackinac Island ©
Mackinac Island is a city in Mackinac County in the U.S. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Mackinac Island State Park and St Anne's Catholic Church. And it doesn't end there: explore the galleries of Fort Mackinac, trot along with a tour on horseback, take in the dramatic natural features at Arch Rock, and play a few rounds at Jewel Golf Course.

For traveler tips, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Mackinac Island travel route builder website.

You can do a combination of car and ferry from Paradise to Mackinac Island in 3 hours. Another option is to do a combination of taxi, bus, and ferry. In June, daily temperatures in Mackinac Island can reach 67°F, while at night they dip to 51°F. You will have some time to spend on the 23rd (Wed) before leaving for Empire.

Things to do in Mackinac Island

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Historic Sites
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Mackinac Island State Park ©
Mackinac Island State Park
Fort Mackinac ©
Fort Mackinac
Boat Tours & Water Sports

3
nights
Empire

Empire ©
Empire is a village in Leelanau County in the U.S. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore and Empire Bluff Trail. Get out of town with these interesting Empire side-trips: Fishtown (in Leland) and Longview Winery (in Suttons Bay). Next up on the itinerary: admire all the interesting features of Pierce Stocking Scenic Drive, enjoy the sea views from Point Betsie Lighthouse, and hike along Sleeping Bear Heritage Trail.

To find ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Empire trip app.

Traveling by combination of ferry, bus, and taxi from Mackinac Island to Empire takes 5.5 hours. In June, daytime highs in Empire are 72°F, while nighttime lows are 52°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Sat) early enough to travel to Durango.

Things to do in Empire

Parks · Historic Sites · Nature · Wildlife

Side Trips

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Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore ©
Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore
Point Betsie Lighthouse ©
Point Betsie Lighthouse
Fishtown ©
Fishtown

5
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Durango

Originally a frontier mining town, Durango is known today for its scenic setting, outdoor activities, and the 1880s steam-powered railway that takes visitors through sections of the mountains where roads don't reach.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Zipline and Balcony House. Get out of town with these interesting Durango side-trips: Million Dollar Highway (in Silverton), Cliff Palace (in Mesa Verde National Park) and Pagosa Springs (Spas & Treasure Falls). There's lots more to do: relax and float downstream with a rafting and tubing tour, don't miss a visit to Historic Downtown Durango, stroll through Animas River Trail, and see Off-Road Tours.

For maps, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Durango trip planner.

Getting from Empire to Durango by flight takes about 7 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of taxi, bus, and train. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Mountain Standard Time (MST) is minus 2 hours. When traveling from Empire in June, plan for somewhat warmer days in Durango, with highs around 85°F, while nights are slightly colder with lows around 44°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 1st (Thu) so you can go by car to Ouray.

Things to do in Durango

Outdoors · Tours · Adventure · Historic Sites

Side Trips

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Zipline
Balcony House ©
Balcony House
Million Dollar Highway ©
Million Dollar Highway

3
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Ouray

Ouray is a Home Rule Municipality that is the county seat and the most populous city of Ouray County, Colorado, United States. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Off-Road Tours and Yankee Boy Basin. When in Ouray, make a side trip to see Black Canyon of the Gunnison National Park in Black Canyon Of The Gunnison National Park, approximately Black Canyon Of The Gunnison National Park away. Next up on the itinerary: stroll around Box Canyon Waterfall & Park, discover the riches below the earth's surface at Bachelor Syracuse Mine Tour, tour the pleasant surroundings at Perimeter Trail, and hike along Cascade Falls Park.

To find maps, photos, and more tourist information, use the Ouray route app.

You can drive from Durango to Ouray in 2 hours. Other options are to do a combination of shuttle and taxi; or take a shuttle. When traveling from Durango in July, plan for a bit cooler days in Ouray, with highs around 74°F, while nights are about the same with lows around 52°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Sun) so you can drive to Canon City.

Things to do in Ouray

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Trails

Side Trips

Highlights from your plan
Off-Road Tours
Yankee Boy Basin ©
Yankee Boy Basin
Box Canyon Waterfall & Park ©
Box Canyon Waterfall & Park

3
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Canon City

Canon City ©

Climate Capital of Colorado

Part of Colorado's Royal Gorge Region, CaƱon City straddles the Arkansas River.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Royal Gorge Zip Line Tours and Colorado Jeep Tours. Venture out of the city with trips to Victor's Gold Camp Ag & Mining Museum (in Victor), Bishop Castle (in Rye) and Mollie Kathleen Gold Mine (in Cripple Creek). There's lots more to do: relax and float downstream with a rafting and tubing tour, explore and take pictures at Skyline Drive, tour the old-fashioned way with Royal Gorge Route Railroad, and see the world from above with Royal Gorge Helitours.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, read Canon City trip planner.

Getting from Ouray to Canon City by car takes about 5 hours. Other options: do a combination of car and bus; or do a combination of taxi, shuttle, and bus. Traveling from Ouray in July, things will get a bit warmer in Canon City: highs are around 90°F and lows about 63°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Buena Vista.

Things to do in Canon City

Outdoors · Tours · Adventure · Wildlife

Side Trips

Highlights from your plan
Royal Gorge Zip Line Tours ©
Royal Gorge Zip Line Tours
River Rafting & Tubing
Colorado Jeep Tours ©
Colorado Jeep Tours

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Buena Vista

The Town of Buena Vista is a Statutory Town in Chaffee County, Colorado, United States. Start off your visit on the 8th (Thu): trot along with Mt Princeton Riding Stables & Equestrian Center and then shake up your sightseeing with a climbing tour. On the 9th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: mingle with the ghosts of the past at South Park City Museum and then kick your exploration up a notch at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks.

For traveler tips, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Buena Vista road trip planner.

Drive from Canon City to Buena Vista in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from Canon City in July, with highs in Buena Vista at 80°F and lows at 49°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Glenwood Springs.

Things to do in Buena Vista

Outdoors · Tours · Adventure · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Highlights from your plan
Climbing Tours
South Park City Museum ©
South Park City Museum
Zipline

5
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Glenwood Springs

Glenwood Springs ©
Glenwood Springs occupies a scenic location at the junction of the Colorado River and the Roaring Fork River, halfway between Vail and Aspen along the Front Range of the Rocky Mountains.
Explore hidden gems such as River Rafting & Tubing and Off-Road Tours. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Glenwood Springs: Aspen (Maroon Bells & Independence Pass). There's much more to do: hike along Hanging Lake Trail, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Rocky Mountains, get in on the family fun at Glenwood Caverns Adventure Park, and take a memorable tour with Tours.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Glenwood Springs online trip itinerary planner.

You can drive from Buena Vista to Glenwood Springs in 2.5 hours. Another option is to do a combination of car and bus. Traveling from Buena Vista in July, you will find days in Glenwood Springs are a bit cooler (68°F), and nights are about the same (50°F). Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Steamboat Springs.

Things to do in Glenwood Springs

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Tours

Side Trips

Highlights from your plan
Maroon Bells ©
Maroon Bells
River Rafting & Tubing
Hanging Lake Trail ©
Hanging Lake Trail

3
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Steamboat Springs

Steamboat Springs ©

Ski Town USA

An internationally known ski resort, Steamboat Springs sits in the shadow of Mount Werner in north central Colorado.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Fish Creek Falls and Yampa River Core Trail. Step out of Steamboat Springs with an excursion to Del's Triangle 3 Ranch in Clark--about 34 minutes away. There's still lots to do: get the adrenaline pumping with an extreme tour, witness a stunning natural landmark at Strawberry Park Hot Springs, explore the landscape on two wheels at Steamboat Ski Resort, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Steamboat Gondola.

To see ratings, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Steamboat Springs route builder app.

You can drive from Glenwood Springs to Steamboat Springs in 2.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus and shuttle; or take a bus. When traveling from Glenwood Springs in July, plan for somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Steamboat Springs: temperatures range from 82°F by day to 49°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Sat) early enough to travel to Medora.

Things to do in Steamboat Springs

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Winter Sports

Side Trip

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Del's Triangle 3 Ranch ©
Del's Triangle 3 Ranch
Fish Creek Falls ©
Fish Creek Falls
Adrenaline & Extreme Tours

6
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Medora

Medora ©
Medora is a city in Billings County, North Dakota, United States. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Theodore Roosevelt National Park and South Unit. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Medora: Caprock-Coulee Trail (in Theodore Roosevelt National Park) and Watford City (Cannonball Concretions Pullout & River Bend Overlook). And it doesn't end there: appreciate the extensive heritage of Painted Canyon Overlook, take an in-depth tour of Chateau de Mores State Historic Site, trot along with Medora Riding Stables, and hike along Maah Daah Hey Trail.

To find photos, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Medora journey planner.

Traveling by flight from Steamboat Springs to Medora takes 7 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and taxi. Traveling from Steamboat Springs in July, plan for a bit warmer nights in Medora, with lows around 55°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Fri) to allow time to travel to Chicago.

Things to do in Medora

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites · Outdoors

Side Trips

Highlights from your plan
Theodore Roosevelt National Park ©
Theodore Roosevelt National Park
Painted Canyon Overlook ©
Painted Canyon Overlook
South Unit ©
South Unit

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Chicago

Chicago ©

Windy City

A huge and vibrant city, Chicago is home to top-notch theaters, shops, museums, galleries, and restaurants.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Anderson Japanese Gardens and Lakefront Trail. Change things up with these side-trips from Chicago: Century of Progress Architectural District (in Beverly Shores), Skydive Windy City (in Michigan City) and Indiana Dunes State Park (in Chesterton). Next up on the itinerary: admire the masterpieces at The Art Institute of Chicago, don't miss a visit to Chicago Skyline, observe the fascinating underwater world at Shedd Aquarium, and enjoy the scholastic atmosphere at University of Chicago.

To see ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Chicago itinerary planner.

Do a combination of car and flight from Medora to Chicago in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi, bus, and train. Traveling from Medora to Chicago, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Medora in July, expect a bit warmer with lows of 67°F in Chicago. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 31st (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Chicago

Parks · Museums · Childrens Museums · Adventure

Side Trips

Highlights from your plan
The Art Institute of Chicago ©
The Art Institute of Chicago
Anderson Japanese Gardens ©
Anderson Japanese Gardens
Millennium Park
Millennium Park

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