11 days in United States Itinerary

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Boston
— 2 nights
Fly to Pellston, Ferry to Mackinac Island
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Mackinac Island
— 2 nights
Ferry to Mackinaw, Fly to Saint Louis
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Saint Louis
— 3 nights
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Chicago
— 3 nights
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Boston — 2 nights

Beantown

Rich in museums, restaurants, shops, and historical sites, Boston attracts over 16 million visitors each year.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Boston: Hammond Castle Museum (in Gloucester), Fall River (Battleship Cove & Lizzie Borden House) and Halibut Point State Park (in Rockport). There's still lots to do: walk around Rose Kennedy Greenway, indulge your taste buds at Food & Drink, enjoy breathtaking views from Skywalk Observatory, and examine the collection at New Bedford Whaling Museum.

To find photos, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, read Boston trip planner.

Zurich, Switzerland to Boston is an approximately 10.5-hour flight. You'll gain 6 hours traveling from Zurich to Boston due to the time zone difference. Expect a daytime high around 28°C in June, and nighttime lows around 18°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Mackinac Island.
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Mackinac Island — 2 nights

Mackinac Island is a city in Mackinac County in the U.S. state of Michigan. Kick off your visit on the 16th (Fri): look for all kinds of wild species at The Original Mackinac Island Butterfly House & Insect World, then steep yourself in history at Fort Mackinac, and then admire the majestic nature at Mackinac Island State Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: steep yourself in history at Fort Holmes, then trot along with a tour on horseback, then pause for some serene contemplation at St Anne's Catholic Church, and finally take a memorable tour with Tours.

To see photos, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Mackinac Island trip planning site.

You can do a combination of flight and ferry from Boston to Mackinac Island in 7 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train, bus, and ferry; or do a combination of train, bus, and ferry. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from Boston in June, with highs in Mackinac Island at 22°C and lows at 12°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Sat) so you can travel to Saint Louis.
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Saint Louis — 3 nights

Gateway to the West

Test the local claim that Saint Louis is second only to Washington, D.C. in the number of free activities available by spending your holiday exploring the city's central neighborhoods, famous for their restored century-old red-brick buildings.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Ulysses S. Grant National Historical Site and Ghost & Vampire Tours. There's lots more to do: identify plant and animal life at The Sophia M. Sachs Butterfly House, don't miss a visit to Citygarden, see the interesting displays at Cardinals Hall of Fame and Museum, and let your taste buds guide you at a local gastronomic tour.

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Traveling by combination of ferry and flight from Mackinac Island to Saint Louis takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry, bus, and train; or do a combination of ferry, bus, and train. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time to Central Standard Time, which is usually a -1 hour difference. In June, Saint Louis is somewhat warmer than Mackinac Island - with highs of 36°C and lows of 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Tue) to allow time to fly to Chicago.
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Chicago — 3 nights

Windy City

A huge and vibrant city, Chicago is home to top-notch theaters, shops, museums, galleries, and restaurants.
Start off your visit on the 21st (Wed): get to know the fascinating history of Chicago Riverwalk, then explore the landscape on two wheels at Lakefront Trail, then make a trip to Buckingham Fountain, and finally test your team's savvy at Fox in a Box Chicago. Keep things going the next day: don't miss a visit to Chicago Skyline, then explore the world behind art at Richard H. Driehaus Museum, and then explore the activities along Chicago River.

To find where to stay, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Chicago road trip planner.

You can fly from Saint Louis to Chicago in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. When traveling from Saint Louis in June, plan for slightly colder days in Chicago, with highs around 32°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 20°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Fri) so you can catch the flight back home.
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United States travel guide

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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.
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Michigan travel guide

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Great Lakes State
A state inextricably tied to its waterways, Michigan does water activities better than almost any other place in the country. Things to do in the state include numerous opportunities to swim, fish, sail, motorboat, and canoe. The country's only state to stretch over two peninsulas, Michigan features a long freshwater coastline. In a land of nearly 65,000 inland lakes and ponds, you can never be too far from a natural water source. Michigan's major claim to fame is its status as the center of the U.S. automotive industry, with the Detroit metropolitan area housing the country's three major car manufacturers. The city is also a major center of culture, the birthplace of the Motown Sound, and the home of several museums and other tourist attractions. Farther from the big urban centers, Michigan offers visitors a world of apple and cherry orchards, rustic villages, and picturesque vineyards.
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