49 days in United States Itinerary

49 days in United States Itinerary

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Williamstown
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Shipshewana
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Traverse City
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Marquette
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Houghton
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Munising
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Copper Harbor
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Grand Marais
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Paradise
— 4 nights
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Saint Ignace
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Saginaw
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Williamstown

— 2 nights
Williamstown is a home-rule-class city in Grant and Pendleton counties in the U.S. state of Kentucky. On the 3rd (Sun), examine the collection at Ark Encounter and then get engrossed in the history at William Arnold Log House. On the next day, admire the majestic nature at Big Bone Lick State Historic Site, try your luck at Casino at Belterra Casino Resort, and then learn about winemaking at The Ridge Winery Tasting Room.

To find maps, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, read our Williamstown trip itinerary planner.

Knoxville to Williamstown is an approximately 4-hour car ride. You can also do a combination of bus and taxi; or fly. In May, daytime highs in Williamstown are 75°F, while nighttime lows are 54°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Tue) early enough to drive to Shipshewana.

Things to do in Williamstown

Museums · Wineries · Casinos · Outdoors

Side Trips

Shipshewana

— 6 nights
Shipshewana is a town in Newbury Township, LaGrange County, Indiana, United States. Change things up with these side-trips from Shipshewana: Country Heritage Winery & Vineyards (in Laotto), Auburn (Eckhart Public Library, Eckhart Park, &more) and Wing House Museum (in Coldwater). There's still lots to do: see the interesting displays at Hostetler's Hudson Auto Museum, look for gifts at Teaberry Wood Products, look for all kinds of wild species at Black Pine Animal Sanctuary, and hunt for treasures at Shipshewana Auction & Flea Market.

To find more things to do, photos, maps, and more tourist information, use the Shipshewana attractions planner.

You can drive from Williamstown to Shipshewana in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight, train, and taxi; or do a combination of taxi and bus. Traveling from Williamstown in May, things will get a bit cooler in Shipshewana: highs are around 69°F and lows about 49°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Mon) early enough to drive to Traverse City.

Things to do in Shipshewana

Parks · Museums · Outdoors · Shopping

Side Trips

Traverse City

— 4 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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Good Harbor Vineyards (in Lake Leelanau) and Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore (in Empire). There's lots more to do: indulge your taste buds at Food & Drink, learn about winemaking at Bowers Harbor Vineyards, make a trip to Mission Point Lighthouse, and take in the waterfront at Boardman River Boardwalk.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Traverse City trip planner.

Traveling by car from Shipshewana to Traverse City takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of taxi and bus. Traveling from Shipshewana in May, Traverse City is a bit cooler at night with lows of 43°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Fri) so you can drive to Marquette.

Things to do in Traverse City

Historic Sites · Parks · Tours · Shopping

Side Trips

Marquette

— 4 nights
Marquette is a city in the U.S. state of Michigan and the county seat of Marquette County. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Marquette: Iron Mountain Iron Mine (in Vulcan), Chapin Mine Pit (in Iron Mountain) and Piers Gorge Trail (in Norway). There's still lots to do: take in the awesome beauty at Sugarloaf Mountain, take a stroll through Downtown Marquette, take in the dramatic natural features at Upper Peninsula, and sample the tasty concoctions at Blackrocks Brewery.

To see where to stay, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Marquette online journey planner.

Drive from Traverse City to Marquette in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. Traveling from Traverse City in May, expect Marquette to be a bit cooler, temps between 60°F and 38°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Houghton.

Things to do in Marquette

Parks · Nature · Museums · Trails

Side Trips

Houghton

— 5 nights
Houghton is a city in the U.S. state of Michigan's Upper Peninsula and largest city in the Copper Country on the Keweenaw Peninsula. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Houghton: L'Anse (North Country Trail (aka Canyon Falls Trail) & Bishop Baraga Shrine), Adventure Mining Company (in Greenland) and Ontonagon (Bond Falls, Porcupine Mountains State Park, &more). There's lots more to do: admire the sheer force of High Falls, see the interesting displays at Mineral Museum of Michigan, identify plant and animal life at Nara Nature Park, and don't miss a visit to Italian Hall Site.

To see maps, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Houghton trip builder site.

Drive from Marquette to Houghton in 2 hours. In May in Houghton, expect temperatures between 59°F during the day and 40°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Sun) early enough to travel to Munising.

Things to do in Houghton

Parks · Nature · Trails · Outdoors

Side Trips

Munising

— 5 nights
Munising is a city on the southern shore of Lake Superior on the Upper Peninsula of the U.S. state of Michigan. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Munising: Manistique (Thompson State Fish Hatchery, Kitch-Iti-Kipi (The Big Spring), &more) and Kimar's Charters (in Au Train). There's still lots to do: get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports, explore the activities along Chapel Rock and Beach, stroll through Sand Point Beach, and take in the dramatic natural features at Miners Castle Rock.

For maps, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Munising trip itinerary maker website.

Traveling by car from Houghton to Munising takes 3 hours. In May, daytime highs in Munising are 59°F, while nighttime lows are 40°F. On the 29th (Fri), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Copper Harbor.

Things to do in Munising

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Outdoors

Side Trips

Copper Harbor

— 5 nights
Copper Harbor is an unincorporated community and census-designated place in northeastern Keweenaw County in the U.S. state of Michigan. Explore Copper Harbor's surroundings by going to The Jampot (in Eagle Harbor) and Jacob's Falls (in Eagle River). And it doesn't end there: take a memorable drive along Brockway Mountain Drive, visit a coastal fixture at Fort Wilkins State Park, delve into the lush surroundings at Horseshoe Harbor, and take in the dramatic scenery at Haven Waterfalls and Park.

To find reviews, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Copper Harbor online trip maker.

You can drive from Munising to Copper Harbor in 4 hours. In May, daytime highs in Copper Harbor are 56°F, while nighttime lows are 40°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Wed) so you can travel to Grand Marais.

Things to do in Copper Harbor

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Trails

Side Trips

Grand Marais

— 5 nights
Grand Marais is an unincorporated community in Burt Township, Alger County in the U.S. state of Michigan. Venture out of the city with trips to Newberry (Crisp Point Lighthouse & Muskallonge Lake State Park) and Seney National Wildlife Refuge (in Seney). And it doesn't end there: take in the pleasant sights at Log Slide Overlook, stroll around Bayshore Park, get engrossed in the history at Gitche Gumee Agate and History Museum, and examine the collection at Pickle Barrel House Museum.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Grand Marais day trip planning tool.

Traveling by car from Copper Harbor to Grand Marais takes 5 hours. In June, plan for daily highs up to 70°F, and evening lows to 49°F. On the 8th (Mon), you're off to Paradise.

Things to do in Grand Marais

Parks · Outdoors · Wildlife · Museums

Side Trips

Paradise

— 4 nights
Paradise is an unincorporated community in Whitefish Township, Chippewa County in the U.S. state of Michigan.Paradise is on the northeastern portion of Michigan's Upper Peninsula, on the western side of Whitefish Bay, Lake Superior, about 60mi by road from Sault Ste. Explore Paradise's surroundings by going to Brimley (Kings Club Casino & Point Iroquois Lighthouse). The adventure continues: admire the sheer force of Tahquamenon Falls State Park, explore the activities along Tahquamenon Falls, get engrossed in the history at Whitefish Point Light, and look and learn at Whitefish Point Bird Observatory.

For maps, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, read Paradise travel planning app.

Traveling by car from Grand Marais to Paradise takes 2 hours. In June in Paradise, expect temperatures between 70°F during the day and 49°F at night. On the 12th (Fri), you'll travel to Saint Ignace.

Things to do in Paradise

Museums · Parks · Nature · Casinos

Side Trip

Saint Ignace

— 7 nights
Saint Ignace, usually written as St. Venture out of the city with trips to Soo Locks (in Sault Ste. Marie) and Petoskey (Odawa Casino, Little Traverse Wheelway, &more). There's still lots to do: take in the views from Mackinac Bridge, get a taste of life in the country at Deer Ranch, visit a coastal fixture at Wawatam Lighthouse, and contemplate the long history of McGulpin Point Lighthouse & Historic Site.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Saint Ignace trip planner.

Getting from Paradise to Saint Ignace by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of taxi and bus. June in Saint Ignace sees daily highs of 67°F and lows of 51°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Saginaw.

Things to do in Saint Ignace

Parks · Historic Sites · Museums · Fun & Games

Side Trips

Saginaw

— 1 night
Saginaw is a city in the State of Michigan and the seat of Saginaw County. On the 19th (Fri), learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Children's Zoo at Celebration Square, take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports, and then admire nature's extreme beauty at Zak And Macs Chocolate Haus.

For photos, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, use the Saginaw trip itinerary tool.

Getting from Saint Ignace to Saginaw by car takes about 3 hours. In June, Saginaw is a bit warmer than Saint Ignace - with highs of 77°F and lows of 57°F. On the 20th (Sat), you'll have the morning to explore before heading back home.

Things to do in Saginaw

Parks · Outdoors · Tours · Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trip

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.

Upper Peninsula travel guide

4.7
Waterfalls · Geologic Formations · State Parks
Natural attractions steal the show on an Upper Peninsula vacation. Michigan's sparsely populated northern region is famous for its extensive shoreline along the Great Lakes and thick swathes of protected forest. Many of the region's waterways feature dramatic cascades, and a history of volcanic activity has created a wealth of interesting rock formations and colorful mineral deposits. Wildlife spotting remains a top reason to take a trip to Upper Peninsula, with deer, bears, wolves, and porcupines all easily seen in the area's pristine wilderness.