47 days in United States Itinerary

47 days in United States Itinerary

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Durango
— 4 nights
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Canon City
— 4 nights
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Denver
— 4 nights
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Estes Park
— 4 nights
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Medora
— 4 nights
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Fargo
— 2 nights
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Munising
— 4 nights
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Mackinaw City
— 4 nights
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Mackinac Island
— 3 nights
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Traverse City
— 2 nights
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Holland
— 4 nights
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Chicago
— 7 nights

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Durango

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.
Get in touch with nature at River Rafting & Tubing and Million Dollar Highway. Step off the beaten path and head to Zipline and Off-Road Tours. Explore Durango's surroundings by going to Pagosa Springs (Bath House (Hot Springs) @ The Springs Resort & Spa & Treasure Falls), Cascade Falls Park (in Ouray) and Bear Creek Falls (in Telluride). There's lots more to do: take a pleasant ride with a tour on horseback, hike along Animas River Trail, fly down the slopes at Purgatory Resort, and make a trip to Historic Downtown Durango.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, read Durango road trip planner.

Washington DC to Durango is an approximately 10-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of train and bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Washington DC to Durango is minus 2 hours. Expect much colder evenings in Durango when traveling from Washington DC in June, with lows around 44°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Canon City.

Things to do in Durango

Outdoors · Parks · Tours · Nature

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Animas River Trail ©
Animas River Trail
Zipline
River Rafting & Tubing

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Canon City

Canon City ©

Climate Capital of Colorado

Part of Colorado's Royal Gorge Region, Cañon City straddles the Arkansas River.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Royal Gorge Zip Line Tours and Skyline Drive. Get in touch with nature at River Rafting & Tubing and Royal Gorge Helitours. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Canon City: Great Sand Dunes National Park (in Mosca), Granite Mountain Outfitters (in Salida) and Off-Road Tours (in Buena Vista). Spend the 23rd (Wed) exploring nature at Florissant Fossil Beds National Monument.

For photos, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Canon City journey builder.

Drive from Durango to Canon City in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of shuttle, taxi, and bus. Traveling from Durango in June, Canon City is a bit warmer at night with lows of 58°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Wed) early enough to go by car to Denver.

Things to do in Canon City

Outdoors · Nature · Parks · Tours

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Royal Gorge Helitours ©
Royal Gorge Helitours
Great Sand Dunes National Park
Great Sand Dunes National Park
Royal Gorge Zip Line Tours ©
Royal Gorge Zip Line Tours

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Denver

Mile-High City

Aptly nicknamed the "Mile-High City," Denver sits at an altitude of 1,600 m (5,280 ft) above sea level, located right where the Great Plains give way to the Rocky Mountains.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Mount Evans and River Rafting & Tubing. Escape the urban bustle at Flatirons and Keystone Ski Area. Get out of town with these interesting Denver side-trips: Idaho Springs (Summit Lake Park & St Mary's Glacier), Colorado Springs (The Broadmoor Soaring Adventure & Garden of the Gods) and Humane Society of Boulder Valley (in Boulder).

For other places to visit, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Denver trip planner.

You can drive from Canon City to Denver in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus; or do a combination of flight and train. When traveling from Canon City in June, plan for little chillier days in Denver, with highs around 83°F, while nights are about the same with lows around 55°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Sun) early enough to drive to Estes Park.

Things to do in Denver

Parks · Outdoors · Winter Sports · Nature

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Highlights from your plan
River Rafting & Tubing
Flatirons ©
Flatirons
Keystone Ski Area ©
Keystone Ski Area

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Estes Park

More than just a convenient resting place for travelers on their way to the national park encompassing the Front Range of the Rockies, Estes Park is a popular place to visit in its own right.
Take a break from the city and head to Horseback Riding Tours and Sprague Lake. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Peak to Peak Scenic Byway and Alberta Falls. Explore Estes Park's surroundings by going to Rocky Mountain National Park (Alluvial Fan & Bear Lake). And it doesn't end there: stroll through Emerald Lake Trail, take in the dramatic natural features at Kruger Rock, admire the verdant scenery at Many Parks Curve Overlook, and hit the best photo ops around with an inspiring photography tour.

For reviews, photos, maps, and more tourist information, read our Estes Park trip itinerary planning tool.

You can drive from Denver to Estes Park in 1.5 hours. Another option is to do a combination of bus and taxi. June in Estes Park sees daily highs of 87°F and lows of 54°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Thu) so you can travel to Medora.

Things to do in Estes Park

Outdoors · Parks · Tours · Nature

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Photography Tours
Emerald Lake Trail ©
Emerald Lake Trail
Rapid Transit Rafting ©
Rapid Transit Rafting

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Medora

Medora ©
Medora is a city in Billings County, North Dakota, United States. Step off the beaten path and head to Theodore Roosevelt National Park and Bully Pulpit Golf Course. Visiting South Unit and Petrified Forest Loop will get you outdoors. Explore Medora's surroundings by going to Oxbow Overlook (in Theodore Roosevelt National Park) and Watford City (River Bend Overlook & Cannonball Concretions Pullout). Next up on the itinerary: get to know the fascinating history of Painted Canyon Overlook and contemplate the long history of Von Hoffman House.

To find more things to do, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Medora trip itinerary planner.

Fly from Estes Park to Medora in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi and bus. Expect little chillier weather when traveling from Estes Park in July: highs in Medora hover around 85°F, while lows dip to 55°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Fargo.

Things to do in Medora

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites · Outdoors

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Theodore Roosevelt National Park ©
Theodore Roosevelt National Park
South Unit ©
South Unit
Oxbow Overlook ©
Oxbow Overlook

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Fargo

Fargo ©
Fargo is the most populous city in the state of North Dakota, accounting for over 15% of the state population. On the 6th (Tue), play a few rounds at Rose Creek Golf Course, pause for some serene contemplation at Sts. Anne & Joachim Catholic Church, and then play a few rounds at Edgewood Golf. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: steep yourself in history at Fort Abercrombie State Historic Site.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, read Fargo road trip app.

You can drive from Medora to Fargo in 5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of taxi and bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Medora to Fargo. In July, daily temperatures in Fargo can reach 83°F, while at night they dip to 60°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Munising.

Things to do in Fargo

Historic Sites · Golf · Outdoors · Museums

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Fort Abercrombie State Historic Site ©
Fort Abercrombie State Historic Site
Rose Creek Golf Course ©
Rose Creek Golf Course
Sts. Anne & Joachim Catholic Church ©
Sts. Anne & Joachim Catholic Church

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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. Discover out-of-the-way places like Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore and Munising Falls. Step out of the city life by going to Miners Castle Rock and Wagner Falls. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Munising: Marquette (Sugarloaf Mountain & Presque Isle Park) and Palms Book State Park (in Manistique). It doesn't end there: take in the dramatic scenery at Miners Falls and paddle through the water with Pictured Rocks Kayaking.

For traveler tips, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Munising online trip itinerary planner.

Fly from Fargo to Munising in 7 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and taxi. Traveling from Fargo to Munising, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Fargo in July, you will find days in Munising are a bit cooler (74°F), and nights are about the same (56°F). Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sun) so you can go by car to Mackinaw City.

Things to do in Munising

Nature · Parks · Wildlife · Outdoors

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Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore ©
Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore
Palms Book State Park
Palms Book State Park
Pictured Rocks Kayaking ©
Pictured Rocks Kayaking

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Mackinaw City

Mackinaw City ©
Mackinaw City is a village in Emmet and Cheboygan counties in the U.S. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Tahquamenon Falls State Park and Wildwood Rush Zip Line Canopy Tour. Escape the urban bustle at Kayaking & Canoeing and Little Traverse Wheelway. Explore Mackinaw City's surroundings by going to Thunder Bay National Marine Sanctuary (in Alpena), Sledheads of Frederic (in Frederic) and Soo Locks (in Sault Ste. Marie). Next up on the itinerary: stroll around Colonial Michilimackinac, see the interesting displays at Great Lakes Shipwreck Museum, and take an in-depth tour of Museum of Ojibwa Culture.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Mackinaw City tour itinerary planner.

Drive from Munising to Mackinaw City in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus. In July, daytime highs in Mackinaw City are 73°F, while nighttime lows are 58°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Thu) so you can catch the ferry to Mackinac Island.

Things to do in Mackinaw City

Parks · Outdoors · Tours · Adventure

Side Trips

Highlights from your plan
Tahquamenon Falls State Park ©
Tahquamenon Falls State Park
Wildwood Rush Zip Line Canopy Tour ©
Wildwood Rush Zip Line Canopy Tour
Little Traverse Wheelway ©
Little Traverse Wheelway

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Mackinac Island

Mackinac Island ©
Mackinac Island is a city in Mackinac County in the U.S. Step out of the city life by going to Mackinac Island State Park and The Original Mackinac Island Butterfly House & Insect World. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Fort Mackinac and Wings of Mackinac Butterfly Conservatory. There's lots more to do: trot along with a tour on horseback, head outdoors with The Greens of Mackinac, tee off at Jewel Golf Course, and explore the striking landscape at Arch Rock.

To see reviews, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Mackinac Island trip itinerary builder.

You can ride a ferry from Mackinaw City to Mackinac Island in an hour. July in Mackinac Island sees daily highs of 73°F and lows of 58°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Sun) early enough to travel to Traverse City.

Things to do in Mackinac Island

Parks · Outdoors · Wildlife · Nature
Highlights from your plan
Mackinac Island State Park ©
Mackinac Island State Park
Great Turtle Kayak Tours ©
Great Turtle Kayak Tours

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Traverse City

Traverse City ©

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.
On the 19th (Mon), appreciate the extensive heritage of Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore. Keep things going the next day: get interesting insight from Tours, admire all the interesting features of Pierce Stocking Scenic Drive, and then trek along Empire Bluff Trail.

For other places to visit and other tourist information, read Traverse City trip maker app.

You can do a combination of ferry and bus from Mackinac Island to Traverse City in 5 hours. Traveling from Mackinac Island in July, you will find days in Traverse City are somewhat warmer (80°F), and nights are about the same (59°F). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Tue) early enough to drive to Holland.

Things to do in Traverse City

Parks · Wildlife · Nature · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Highlights from your plan
Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore ©
Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore
Boat Tours & Water Sports

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Holland

Holland ©
Holland is a city in the western region of the Lower Peninsula of the U.S. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Saugatuck Dune Rides and Ludington State Park. Take a break from the city and head to Holland State Park Beach and Silver Lake State Park Pedestrian Dune Access. Venture out of the city with trips to Off-Road Tours (in Mears), Silver Beach County Park (in Saint Joseph) and South Bend (Basilica of the Sacred Heart & Grotto of Our Lady Lourdes). It doesn't end there: kick back and relax at Pere Marquette Park and stroll through Oval Beach.

To find ratings, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Holland trip planner.

You can drive from Traverse City to Holland in 3 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or fly. In July, daytime highs in Holland are 81°F, while nighttime lows are 61°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Sat) early enough to drive to Chicago.

Things to do in Holland

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Historic Sites

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Saugatuck Dune Rides ©
Saugatuck Dune Rides
Ludington State Park ©
Ludington State Park
Silver Lake State Park Pedestrian Dune Access ©

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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.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Lakefront Trail and Indiana Dunes State Park. Take a break from the city and head to Starved Rock State Park and Lake Geneva Ziplines & Adventures. Explore Chicago's surroundings by going to Matthiessen State Park (in Utica), Skydive Windy City (in Michigan City) and Geneva Lake Shore Path (in Lake Geneva). Spend the 29th (Thu) exploring nature at Indiana Dunes National Park. There's lots more to do: explore the world behind art at The Art Institute of Chicago, take in nature's colorful creations at Lincoln Park Conservatory, explore the activities along Chicago River, and paddle through the water with a kayaking and canoeing tour.

To find reviews, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Chicago trip itinerary maker tool.

You can drive from Holland to Chicago in 3 hours. Other options are to take a train; or fly. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Holland to Chicago. Traveling from Holland in July, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit warmer in Chicago, with lows of 67°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Chicago

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Tours

Side Trips

Highlights from your plan
Lakefront Trail ©
Lakefront Trail
Starved Rock State Park ©
Starved Rock State Park
Lake Geneva Ziplines & Adventures ©
Lake Geneva Ziplines & Adventures

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