7 days in United States Itinerary

7 days in United States Itinerary

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7 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Dallas
Fly:  4​h 30​min
1
Chicago
— 1 night
Drive:  9​h 30​min
2
Midland
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 30​min
3
Detroit
— Few hours
Drive:  2​h 30​min
4
Midland
— 1 night
Drive:  30​min
5
Bay City
— 1 day
Drive:  4​h 45​min
6
Paradise
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 30​min
7
Munising
— Few hours
Drive:  1​h
8
Manistique
— Few hours
Drive + Fly:  8​h
9
Nashville
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 15​min
10
Birmingham
— Few hours
Fly:  4​h 15​min
End: Dallas

1
night
Chicago

Chicago ©
A huge and vibrant city, Chicago is home to top-notch theaters, shops, museums, galleries, and restaurants.
For where to stay, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Chicago trip itinerary builder .

Dallas to Chicago is an approximately 4.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. Plan for a bit cooler temperatures traveling from Dallas in July, with highs in Chicago at 83°F and lows at 67°F. You will have some time to spend on the 19th (Fri) before leaving for Midland.

Things to do in Chicago

Theme Parks
Highlights from your plan
Navy Pier ©
Navy Pier

1
night
Midland

Midland ©
Midland is a city in the U.S. Kick off your visit on the 20th (Sat): stop by Frankenmuth Clock Company, then have some family-friendly fun at Ultimate Mirror Maze, and then buy something for everyone on your list at Frankenmuth River Place Shops.

To see reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Midland sightseeing planner .

Getting from Chicago to Midland by car takes about 5 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and car. The time zone changes from Central Standard Time to Eastern Standard Time, which is usually a 1 hour difference. Traveling from Chicago in July, expect little chillier with lows of 57°F in Midland. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 20th (Sat) to allow time for travel to Detroit.

Things to do in Midland

Fun & Games Shopping

Side Trip

Frankenmuth
Highlights from your plan
Ultimate Mirror Maze ©
Ultimate Mirror Maze
Frankenmuth River Place Shops ©
Frankenmuth River Place Shops
Frankenmuth Clock Company ©
Frankenmuth Clock Company

few
hours
Detroit

Detroit ©
Founded in 1701 by a French explorer and adventurer, Detroit exerted a profound impact on the world for most of the 20th century.
Kick off your visit on the 20th (Sat): take in the waterfront at Detroit RiverFront.

To find photos, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, read our Detroit vacation app .

You can drive from Midland to Detroit in 2 hours. Plan for a bit warmer nights when traveling from Midland in July since evenings lows in Detroit dip to 65°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Midland.
Highlights from your plan
Detroit RiverFront ©
Detroit RiverFront

1
night
Midland

Midland
To find maps, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Midland attractions site .

You can drive from Detroit to Midland in 2 hours. Traveling from Detroit in July, Midland is little chillier at night with lows of 57°F. On the 21st (Sun), you'll travel to Bay City.

Things to do in Midland

Parks Outdoors Museums

1
day
Bay City

Bay City ©
Bay City is a city in Bay County, Michigan, located near the base of the Saginaw Bay on Lake Huron. Kick off your visit on the 21st (Sun): identify plant and animal life at Whiting Forest of Dow Gardens, trek along Chippewa Nature Center, then explore the landscape on two wheels at Midland City Forest, and finally take in nature's colorful creations at Dow Gardens.

To see photos, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, read our Bay City trip maker app .

Bay City is just a short distance from Midland. In July in Bay City, expect temperatures between 82°F during the day and 61°F at night. On the 21st (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Mackinac Island.

Things to do in Bay City

Parks Trails Outdoors

Side Trip

Midland
Highlights from your plan
Dow Gardens ©
Dow Gardens
Chippewa Nature Center ©
Chippewa Nature Center
Whiting Forest of Dow Gardens ©
Whiting Forest of Dow Gardens

1
night
Paradise

Paradise ©
Paradise is an unincorporated community in Whitefish Township, Chippewa County in the U.S. Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Tahquamenon Falls State Park. Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Tue): explore the activities along Tahquamenon Falls and then take in the dramatic scenery at Tahquamenon Falls State Park.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Paradise sightseeing planning tool .

Traveling by combination of ferry and car from Mackinac Island to Paradise takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and bus. Traveling from Mackinac Island in July, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be slightly colder in Paradise, with lows of 53°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 23rd (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Munising.

Things to do in Paradise

Parks Nature
Highlights from your plan
Tahquamenon Falls State Park ©
Tahquamenon Falls State Park
Tahquamenon Falls ©
Tahquamenon Falls

few
hours
Munising

Munising ©
Munising is a city on the southern shore of Lake Superior on the Upper Peninsula of the U.S. To plan Munising vacation without wasting time, ask Inspirock to design an itinerary.

Traveling by car from Paradise to Munising takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and shuttle. Expect a daytime high around 74°F in July, and nighttime lows around 56°F. On the 23rd (Tue), you'll travel to Manistique.

Things to do in Munising

Parks Nature Fun & Games
Highlights from your plan
Munising Falls ©
Munising Falls
Miners Falls Mini Golf ©
Miners Falls Mini Golf

few
hours
Manistique

Manistique
Manistique, formerly Monistique, is the only incorporated city in and the county seat of Schoolcraft County of the U.S. Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Palms Book State Park as well as Kitch-Iti-Kipi (The Big Spring). On the 24th (Wed), explore the activities along Kitch-Iti-Kipi (The Big Spring), hike along The Manistique Boardwalk and River Walk, then take in the dramatic scenery at Miners Falls, and finally explore the striking landscape at Miners Castle Rock.

To see photos, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Manistique itinerary builder app .

You can drive from Paradise to Manistique in 2 hours. Expect a daytime high around 72°F in July, and nighttime lows around 53°F. You'll have a few hours on the 25th (Thu) to wrap things up before traveling to Nashville.

Things to do in Manistique

Parks Outdoors Nature

1
night
Nashville

Nashville ©
Known as the capital of country music, the thriving city of Nashville combines old-world southern charm with a progressive urban flair.
Start off your visit on the 23rd (Tue): contemplate the long history of Belle Meade Plantation, then see a show at Grand Ole Opry, then get your game on at The Escape Game Nashville (Berry Hill), and finally get engrossed in the history at The Johnny Cash Museum & Cafe.

To see more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Nashville online travel planner .

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Manistique to Nashville. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Central Standard Time (CST), which is usually a -1 hour difference. In July, Nashville is a bit warmer than Manistique - with highs of 90°F and lows of 70°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Wed) so you can drive to Birmingham.

Things to do in Nashville

Nightlife Fun & Games Museums
Highlights from your plan
Grand Ole Opry ©
Grand Ole Opry
The Johnny Cash Museum & Cafe ©
The Johnny Cash Museum & Cafe

few
hours
Birmingham

Birmingham ©
Birmingham may be one of America's most controversial cities.
On the 24th (Wed), examine the collection at Barber Vintage Motorsports Museum and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at 16th Street Baptist Church.

To see photos, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Birmingham trip itinerary app .

Traveling by car from Nashville to Birmingham takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. Expect a daytime high around 90°F in July, and nighttime lows around 72°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 24th (Wed) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Birmingham

Museums Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Barber Vintage Motorsports Museum ©
Barber Vintage Motorsports Museum
16th Street Baptist Church ©
16th Street Baptist Church

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