11 days in United States Itinerary

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Ann Arbor
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Mackinac Island
Copper Harbor
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Drive to Houghton County Memorial Airport, Fly to Buffalo Niagara International Airport, Drive to Niagara Falls
Niagara Falls
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Cincinnati — 1 night

The Queen of the West

Situated on the north bank of the Ohio River, Cincinnati distinguished itself as the only U.S. city that left a favorable impression on one of its most famous 19th-century visitors, English author Charles Dickens.
Start off your visit on the 18th (Thu): walk around Devou Park, pause for some serene contemplation at Cathedral Basilica of St. Peter in Chains, and then walk around Theodore M. Berry International Friendship Park.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Cincinnati trip planner.

Phoenix to Cincinnati is an approximately 5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. The time zone changes from Mountain Standard Time (MST) to Eastern Standard Time (EST), which is usually a 2 hour difference. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from Phoenix in May: high temperatures in Cincinnati hover around 75°F and lows are around 53°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Fri) to allow time to fly to Ann Arbor.
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Ann Arbor — 1 night

Ann Arbor is a city in the U.S. state of Michigan and the county seat of Washtenaw County. On the 19th (Fri), deepen your understanding at Stage Nature Center, then walk around Marshbank Park, then make a trip to Michigan War Dog Memorial, and finally get to know the fascinating history of Nickels Arcade. On the 20th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: stroll around County Farm Park and then stroll around Buhr Park.

For reviews, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Ann Arbor day trip planning tool.

Getting from Cincinnati to Ann Arbor by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Cincinnati in May, expect a bit cooler with lows of 47°F in Ann Arbor. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Gaylord.
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Gaylord — 2 nights

Gaylord is a city in and the county seat of Otsego County, Michigan, United States. On the 21st (Sun), examine the collection at Otsego County Historical Museum, then stroll around Aspen Park, and then experience rural life at Up North Blueberry Farm.

To see where to stay, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Gaylord road trip site.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Ann Arbor to Gaylord. When traveling from Ann Arbor in May, plan for slightly colder days and about the same nights in Gaylord: temperatures range from 66°F by day to 43°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Mackinac Island.
Museums · Parks

Mackinac Island

Mackinac Island is a city in Mackinac County in the U.S. state of Michigan. Start off your visit on the 22nd (Mon): look for gifts at Little Luxuries of Mackinac Island and then steep yourself in history at Fort Holmes.

To find reviews, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Mackinac Island trip app.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Gaylord to Mackinac Island. When traveling from Gaylord in May, plan for slightly colder days and about the same nights in Mackinac Island: temperatures range from 58°F by day to 41°F at night. On the 22nd (Mon), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Copper Harbor.
Historic Sites · Shopping

Copper Harbor — 1 night

Copper Harbor is an unincorporated community and census-designated place in northeastern Keweenaw County in the U.S. state of Michigan. To see where to stay, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Copper Harbor trip builder.

Explore your travel options from Mackinac Island to Copper Harbor with the Route module. Expect a daytime high around 56°F in May, and nighttime lows around 40°F. You will leave for Niagara Falls on the 23rd (Tue).
Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Museums

Niagara Falls — 1 night

Honeymoon Capital of the World

The city of Niagara Falls houses the U.S. half of the famous waterfall that straddles the border between Canada and the United States.
Start off your visit on the 23rd (Tue): make a trip to Schoellkopf Power Station and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Niagara Wine Trail USA. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: examine the collection at Niagara Falls Underground Railroad Heritage Center, make a trip to Patriots and Heroes Park, then identify plant and animal life at Tifft Nature Preserve, and finally admire the striking features of Guaranty Building.

For other places to visit, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Niagara Falls road trip site.

Explore your travel options from Copper Harbor to Niagara Falls with the Route module. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Copper Harbor in May, with highs in Niagara Falls at 70°F and lows at 49°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Wed) so you can drive to Cleveland.
Parks · Wildlife · Trails · Outdoors
Side Trips

Cleveland — 4 nights

Forest City

A culturally diverse city situated on the shores of Lake Erie, Cleveland boasts many places to visit, such as world-class museums, popular amusement parks, and sprawling recreational areas.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Ohio and Erie Canal Towpath Trail and Nature Center at Shaker Lakes. There's much more to do: admire the natural beauty at Rockefeller Park & Greenhouse, take an in-depth tour of Western Reserve Historical Society, take in the pleasant sights at Cleveland Cultural Gardens, and examine the collection at International Women's Air & Space Museum.

For reviews, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Cleveland online trip maker.

You can drive from Niagara Falls to Cleveland in 4 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. In May in Cleveland, expect temperatures between 69°F during the day and 54°F at night. You will have some time to spend on the 28th (Sun) before leaving for home.
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United States travel guide

Specialty Museums · Historic Sites · Nightlife
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.