9 days in United States Itinerary

9 days in United States Itinerary

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South Bend
— Few hours
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Midland
— 2 nights
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Traverse City
— 2 nights
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Mackinac Island
— 2 nights
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Duluth
— 1 night
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Park Rapids
— 1 night
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South Bend

South Bend is a city in and the county seat of St. To find reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our South Bend holiday planner.

Sioux Falls to South Bend is an approximately 6-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. The time zone changes from Central Standard Time to Eastern Standard Time, which is usually a 1 hour difference. July in South Bend sees daily highs of 81°F and lows of 61°F at night. On the 6th (Mon), you're off to Midland.

Things to do in South Bend

Parks · Outdoors · Shopping · Museums

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Midland

Midland is a city in the U.S. On the 7th (Tue), steep yourself in history at Alden Dow Home and Studio, admire the natural beauty at Dahlia Hill, then take in nature's colorful creations at Dow Gardens, and finally don't miss a visit to The Tridge.

For more things to do, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Midland trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from South Bend to Midland takes 4 hours. Expect a daytime high around 81°F in July, and nighttime lows around 57°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Wed) early enough to travel to Traverse City.

Things to do in Midland

Parks · Historic Sites

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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 8th (Wed), grab your bike and head to Traverse Area Recreation and Transportation Trails, kick back and relax at Clinch Park, and then get interesting insight from Tours. On the 9th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: enjoy the sea views from Mission Point Lighthouse, learn the secrets of beer at a beer tour and tasting, and then stroll through Sunset Park.

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

Traveling by car from Midland to Traverse City takes 2.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 80°F in July, and nighttime lows around 59°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Fri) so you can travel to Mackinac Island.

Things to do in Traverse City

Outdoors · Tours · Parks · Breweries & Distilleries

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Mackinac Island

Mackinac Island is a city in Mackinac County in the U.S. Visit Fort Mackinac and Round Island Lighthouse for their historical value. Visiting Arch Rock and Mackinac Island State Park will get you outdoors. There's much more to do: look for all kinds of wild species at The Original Mackinac Island Butterfly House & Insect World, contemplate the long history of Biddle House, don't miss a visit to Trinity Church, and stop by Little Luxuries of Mackinac Island.

To see traveler tips, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Mackinac Island trip planner.

Traveling by car from Traverse City to Mackinac Island takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and ferry. Traveling from Traverse City in July, expect nights in Mackinac Island to be about the same, around 58°F, while days are little chillier, around 73°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sun) so you can travel to Duluth.

Things to do in Mackinac Island

Historic Sites · Parks · Nature · Tours

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Duluth

Zenith City of the Unsalted Seas

Situated on the westernmost point of the Lake Superior, Duluth represents a booming port city.
Start off your visit on the 13th (Mon): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Congdon Park, enjoy the sand and surf at Park Point, then get to know the fascinating history of Lakewalk, and finally explore and take pictures at Minnesota's North Shore Scenic Drive.

For where to stay, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Duluth travel route app.

You can drive from Mackinac Island to Duluth in 9.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry, flight, and shuttle; or do a combination of ferry, bus, and flight; or do a combination of ferry and bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Mackinac Island to Duluth. In July, daily temperatures in Duluth can reach 75°F, while at night they dip to 59°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Park Rapids.

Things to do in Duluth

Outdoors · Parks · Historic Sites · Scenic Drive

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Park Rapids

Park Rapids is a city in and the county seat of Hubbard County, Minnesota, United States. Kick off your visit on the 14th (Tue): take in panoramic vistas at Aiton Heights Fire Tower, admire all the interesting features of Wilderness Drive, then don't miss a visit to World's Largest Muskie, and finally appreciate the history behind St. Urho Statue.

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You can drive from Duluth to Park Rapids in 3 hours. In July in Park Rapids, expect temperatures between 80°F during the day and 58°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Tue) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Park Rapids

Scenic Drive · Outdoors

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United States travel guide

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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.