15 days in United States Itinerary

15 days in United States Itinerary

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15 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Lansing
Drive:  3​h 30​min
1
Traverse City
— 1 night
bus + ferry:  4​h 15​min
2
Mackinac Island
— 1 night
Drive + Fly:  8​h
3
Kalamazoo
— 1 day
Drive:  2​h 45​min
4
Chicago
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
5
Saugatuck
— 1 night
Drive:  15​min
6
Holland
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 45​min
7
Lansing
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 15​min
8
Ann Arbor
— 1 night
train:  1​h
9
Detroit
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h 30​min
10
Niagara Falls
— 1 night
bus + Fly:  4​h 30​min
11
Washington DC
— 2 nights
+2
subway + bus + Fly:  15​h
End: Florence

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Traverse City

Traverse City ©
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 31st (Fri), explore the world behind art at Dennos Museum Center.

To find photos, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Traverse City trip itinerary app .

Lansing to Traverse City is an approximately 3.5-hour car ride. You can also fly; or do a combination of bus and flight. Traveling from Lansing in May, plan for slightly colder nights in Traverse City, with lows around 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Sat) early enough to travel to Mackinac Island.

Things to do in Traverse City

Outdoors Parks Historic Sites

Side Trip

Empire
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Dennos Museum Center ©
Dennos Museum Center

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Mackinac Island

Mackinac Island ©
Mackinac Island is a city in Mackinac County in the U.S. On the 2nd (Sun), pause for some serene contemplation at Trinity Church, browse the exhibits of Fort Mackinac, take in the dramatic natural features at Arch Rock, then look for all kinds of wild species at The Original Mackinac Island Butterfly House & Insect World, and finally admire the majestic nature at Mackinac Island State Park.

To find traveler tips, maps, reviews, and tourist information, read Mackinac Island online travel route planner .

Do a combination of bus and ferry from Traverse City to Mackinac Island in 4.5 hours. Traveling from Traverse City in June, expect nights in Mackinac Island to be about the same, around 12°C, while days are little chillier, around 22°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Sun) so you can travel to Kalamazoo.

Things to do in Mackinac Island

Parks Nature Museums
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Arch Rock ©
Arch Rock
Mackinac Island State Park ©
Mackinac Island State Park

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Kalamazoo

Kalamazoo ©
Kalamazoo is a city in the southwest region of the U.S. Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Mon): look and learn at Kalamazoo Valley Museum, see the interesting displays at Air Zoo, then identify plant and animal life at Kalamazoo Nature Center, then examine the collection at Gilmore Car Museum, and finally step into the grandiose world of The Henderson Castle.

To find maps, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Kalamazoo day trip planner.

Explore your travel options from Mackinac Island to Kalamazoo with the Route module. In June, Kalamazoo is somewhat warmer than Mackinac Island - with highs of 31°C and lows of 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Mon) so you can travel to Chicago.

Things to do in Kalamazoo

Museums Wildlife Parks

Side Trips

Air Zoo, Gilmore Car Museum
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Gilmore Car Museum ©
Gilmore Car Museum
 Air Zoo ©
Air Zoo
Kalamazoo Valley Museum ©
Kalamazoo Valley Museum

2
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Chicago

Chicago ©
A huge and vibrant city, Chicago is home to top-notch theaters, shops, museums, galleries, and restaurants.
Start off your visit on the 4th (Tue): admire the masterpieces at The Art Institute of Chicago, get to know the fascinating history of Millennium Park, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Lincoln Park Zoo, and finally enjoy breathtaking views from Skydeck Chicago - Willis Tower. Here are some ideas for day two: see the interesting displays at The Field Museum, get curious at Museum of Science and Industry, and then explore and take pictures at Wrigley Field.

To see ratings, reviews, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Chicago tour planning website .

Getting from Kalamazoo to Chicago by car takes about 2.5 hours. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Kalamazoo to Chicago due to the time zone difference. In June, plan for daily highs up to 32°C, and evening lows to 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Wed) early enough to drive to Saugatuck.

Things to do in Chicago

Museums Childrens Museums Parks
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The Art Institute of Chicago ©
The Art Institute of Chicago
Museum of Science and Industry ©
Museum of Science and Industry
Field Museum ©
Field Museum

1
night
Saugatuck

Saugatuck ©
Saugatuck is a city in Allegan County in the U.S. On the 6th (Thu), stroll through Coghlin Park, then enjoy the sand and surf at Oval Beach, then explore the activities along North Beach, and finally choose your vessel at Retro Boat Rentals.

To find ratings, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Saugatuck day trip tool .

Traveling by car from Chicago to Saugatuck takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and taxi; or do a combination of flight and taxi. The time zone difference moving from Central Standard Time (CST) to Eastern Standard Time (EST) is 1 hour. In June, plan for daily highs up to 30°C, and evening lows to 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Thu) so you can drive to Holland.

Things to do in Saugatuck

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trip

North Beach
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Oval Beach ©
Oval Beach
Retro Boat Rentals ©
Retro Boat Rentals
Coghlin Park ©
Coghlin Park

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Holland

Holland ©
Holland is a city in the western region of the Lower Peninsula of the U.S. Start off your visit on the 7th (Fri): identify plant and animal life at Upper Macatawa Cycling Trails, identify plant and animal life at Hemlock Crossing, then hike along Rosy Mound Natural Area, and finally stroll through Holland State Park Beach.

For traveler tips, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Holland day trip site .

Holland is just a short distance from Saugatuck. June in Holland sees daily highs of 30°C and lows of 17°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Lansing.

Things to do in Holland

Parks Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trips

Hemlock Crossing, Rosy Mound Natural Area, Upper Macatawa Cycling Trails
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Holland State Park Beach ©
Holland State Park Beach
Rosy Mound Natural Area ©
Rosy Mound Natural Area
Hemlock Crossing ©
Hemlock Crossing

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night
Lansing

Lansing ©
Lansing is the capital of the US state of Michigan. Kick off your visit on the 8th (Sat): look for all kinds of wild species at Woldumar Nature Center, then identify plant and animal life at Carl G. Fenner Nature Center, then hike along Pere Marquette Rail Trail, and finally don't miss a visit to Lansing's First Capital Building.

To find reviews, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Lansing trip itinerary maker website .

Traveling by car from Holland to Lansing takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. In June, plan for daily highs up to 30°C, and evening lows to 17°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Ann Arbor.

Things to do in Lansing

Parks Wildlife Trails

Side Trip

Pere Marquette Rail Trail
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Woldumar Nature Center ©
Woldumar Nature Center
Pere Marquette Rail Trail ©
Pere Marquette Rail Trail
Carl G. Fenner Nature Center ©
Carl G. Fenner Nature Center

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Ann Arbor

Ann Arbor ©
Ann Arbor is a city in the U.S. On the 9th (Sun), contemplate the waterfront views at Furstenberg Nature Area, tour the pleasant surroundings at Parker Mill Park, then trek along Maybury Riding Stable, then ride a horse along Maybury State Park, and finally experience rural life at Stone Coop Farm.

For photos, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Ann Arbor day trip app .

You can drive from Lansing to Ann Arbor in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. June in Ann Arbor sees daily highs of 30°C and lows of 15°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Sun) to allow enough time to take a train to Detroit.

Things to do in Ann Arbor

Parks Trails Outdoors

Side Trips

Northville, Stone Coop Farm
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Maybury State Park ©
Maybury State Park
Parker Mill Park ©
Parker Mill Park
Furstenberg Nature Area ©
Furstenberg Nature Area

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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.
Start off your visit on the 10th (Mon): examine the collection at Greenfield Village, see the interesting displays at The Henry Ford, then identify plant and animal life at Elizabeth Park, then choose your vessel at Riverside Kayak Connection, and finally get to know the fascinating history of Detroit Cultural Center Historic District.

To see photos, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Detroit sightseeing planner.

Traveling by train from Ann Arbor to Detroit takes an hour. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Ann Arbor in June, Detroit is a bit warmer at night with lows of 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Niagara Falls.

Things to do in Detroit

Museums Adventure Tours

Side Trips

Dearborn, Elizabeth Park, Riverside Kayak Connection
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The Henry Ford ©
The Henry Ford
Greenfield Village ©
Greenfield Village
Riverside Kayak Connection ©
Riverside Kayak Connection

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Niagara Falls

Niagara Falls ©
The city of Niagara Falls houses the U.S.
Start off your visit on the 11th (Tue): hike along Niagara Gorge Trail, explore the fascinating underground world of Cave of the Winds, then stroll the grounds of Oakwood Cemetery Heritage Foundation, and finally take in the dramatic scenery at Niagara Falls.

To find photos, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Niagara Falls trip planner .

Traveling by car from Detroit to Niagara Falls takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or take a train. June in Niagara Falls sees daily highs of 29°C and lows of 17°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Tue) early enough to travel to Washington DC.

Things to do in Niagara Falls

Parks Nature Trails
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Cave of the Winds ©
Cave of the Winds
Niagara Falls ©
Niagara Falls
Oakwood Cemetery Heritage Foundation ©

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nights
Washington DC

Washington DC ©
The capital of the United States, the District of Columbia contains the lion's share of the country's most treasured monuments, memorials, and public museums.
Kick off your visit on the 12th (Wed): explore the world behind art at National Gallery of Art, then see the interesting displays at National Air and Space Museum, then get a new perspective on nature at Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History, and finally explore the activities along Tidal Basin. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 13th (Thu): take in the spiritual surroundings of Washington National Cathedral, explore the different monuments and memorials at Arlington National Cemetery, then get to know the fascinating history of Tomb of the Unknowns, then get engrossed in the history at United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, and finally pause for some photo ops at Vietnam Veterans Memorial.

To see reviews, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Washington DC day trip planning website .

Traveling by combination of bus and flight from Niagara Falls to Washington DC takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, flight, and train; or drive. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Niagara Falls in June, with highs in Washington DC at 35°C and lows at 24°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Thu) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Washington DC

Museums Historic Sites Nature

Side Trip

Arlington
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National Air and Space Museum ©
National Air and Space Museum
National Gallery of Art ©
National Gallery of Art

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