42 days in United States, Grand Bend & Wawa Itinerary

42 days in United States, Grand Bend & Wawa Itinerary

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42 days in United States, Grand Bend & Wawa Itinerary

Start: Jupiter, United States
Drive:  5​h 45​min
1
Lake City, United States
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h 45​min
2
Panama City Beach, United States
— 7 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
3
Eufaula, United States
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 45​min
4
Acworth, United States
— 5 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
5
Murphy, United States
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
6
Crossville, United States
— 2 nights
Drive:  5​h
7
Cincinnati, United States
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h
8
Dayton, United States
— 4 nights
taxi + Fly:  2​h 30​min
9
Dearborn, United States
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
10
Lansing, United States
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h
11
Grayling, United States
— 3 nights
+2
Drive + Fly + Drive:  9​h 30​min
12
Mackinac Island, United States
— 2 nights
+2
Drive + Fly + Drive:  15​h 45​min
13
Grand Bend, Canada
— 2 nights
Drive:  7​h 15​min
14
Wawa, Canada
— 2 nights
Drive + Fly:  15​h 15​min
End: Minot, United States

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Lake City, United States

Lake City ©
Lake City is the county seat of Columbia County, Florida, United States. On the 21st (Fri), buy something for everyone on your list at The Lake City Mall, explore the world behind art at Stephen Foster Folk Culture Center State Park, and then indulge your thirst for a good beer at Halpatter Brewing Company.

To see more things to do, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Lake City day trip planner.

Jupiter to Lake City is an approximately 4.5-hour car ride. You can also fly. Expect little chillier evenings in Lake City when traveling from Jupiter in June, with lows around 69°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sat) to allow time to travel to Panama City Beach.

Things to do in Lake City

Breweries & Distilleries Museums Shopping

Side Trip

Stephen Foster Folk Culture Center State Park
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Halpatter Brewing Company ©
Halpatter Brewing Company
The Lake City Mall ©
The Lake City Mall

7
nights
Panama City Beach, United States

Panama City Beach ©
Boasting 43 km (27 mi) of white sandy beaches and plenty of sunshine, Panama City Beach is an ideal choice for a relaxing holiday.
Let the collections at The Raney House Museum and Fusion Art Glass Gallery capture your imagination. Explore hidden gems such as Apalachicola National Estuarine Research Reserve and Dolphin & Whale Watching. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Panama City Beach: Bear Creek Feline Center (in Panama City), Eden Gardens State Park (in Point Washington) and Apalachicola (Three Servicemen Statue & Apalachicola Maritime Museum). There's much more to do: see what you can catch with a fishing tour, putt your heart out at Pirate's Island Adventure Golf, discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour, and learn about winemaking at Panama City Beach Winery.

For where to stay, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, go to the Panama City Beach trip itinerary builder app .

Traveling by car from Lake City to Panama City Beach takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. In June, daily temperatures in Panama City Beach can reach 89°F, while at night they dip to 72°F. On the 29th (Sat), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Eufaula.

Things to do in Panama City Beach

Outdoors Wildlife Parks

Side Trips

Apalachicola, Panama City, Eden Gardens State Park, Turkey Creek Nature Trail, Fusion Art Glass Gallery
Find places to stay Jun 22 — 29:
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Panama City Beach Winery ©
Panama City Beach Winery
St. Andrews State Park ©
St. Andrews State Park
Fishing Charters & Tours

1
night
Eufaula, United States

Eufaula ©
Eufaula is the largest city in Barbour County, Alabama, United States. Kick off your visit on the 29th (Sat): contemplate the long history of Shorter Mansion and then stroll the grounds of Shorter Cemetery.

To find traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, read Eufaula trip planner.

Getting from Panama City Beach to Eufaula by car takes about 3 hours. Traveling from Panama City Beach to Eufaula, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. In June, daily temperatures in Eufaula can reach 92°F, while at night they dip to 69°F. On the 30th (Sun), you're off toAcworth.

Things to do in Eufaula

Historic Sites
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Shorter Mansion ©
Shorter Mansion
Shorter Cemetery ©
Shorter Cemetery

5
nights
Acworth, United States

Acworth ©
Acworth is a city in Cobb County, Georgia, United States. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Chateau Meichtry Family Vineyard and Winery and Myrtle Hill Cemetery. Take a break from the city and head to Berry College Campus and Pine Mountain Recreation Area. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Acworth: Big Creek Greenway (in Cumming), Rome (Oak Hill & The Martha Berry Museum & Fosters Mill Store) and Roswell (Bulloch Hall & Archibald Smith Plantation Home). Next up on the itinerary: take an in-depth tour of Berman Museum of World History, do a tasting at Engelheim Vineyard, stroll the grounds of Marietta Confederate Cemetery, and see the interesting displays at Old Car City.

For maps, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Acworth trip planner .

You can drive from Eufaula to Acworth in 3 hours. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Eufaula to Acworth. Expect slightly colder weather when traveling from Eufaula in June: highs in Acworth hover around 86°F, while lows dip to 69°F. You will have some time to spend on the 5th (Fri) before leaving for Murphy.

Things to do in Acworth

Historic Sites Trails Outdoors

Side Trips

Rome, Roswell, Cartersville, Wildman's Civil War Surplus, Chateau Meichtry Family Vineyard and Winery
Find places to stay Jun 30 — Jul 5:
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Archibald Smith Plantation Home ©
Archibald Smith Plantation Home
Berman Museum of World History ©
Berman Museum of World History

3
nights
Murphy, United States

Murphy ©
Murphy is a town in and the county seat of Cherokee County, North Carolina, United States. Discover out-of-the-way places like Fields of the Wood and Gallery 26. Escape the urban bustle at Indian Boundary General Store and Fishing Charters & Tours. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Murphy: Charles Hall Museum (in Tellico Plains) and Sea Creek Falls (in Suches). The adventure continues: try your luck at Harrah's Cherokee Valley River Casino, do a tasting at Cherokee Cellars Winery, stroll around Meeks Park, and make a trip to Clay's Corner.

For reviews, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Murphy visit planner.

Traveling by car from Acworth to Murphy takes 2 hours. Traveling from Acworth in July, plan for a bit cooler nights in Murphy, with lows around 63°F. You'll have a few hours on the 8th (Mon) to wrap things up before traveling to Crossville.

Things to do in Murphy

Wildlife Outdoors Parks

Side Trips

Tellico Plains, Clay's Corner, Fishing Charters & Tours, Meeks Park, Sea Creek Falls
Find places to stay Jul 5 — 8:
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Fields of the Wood ©
Fields of the Wood
Sea Creek Falls ©
Sea Creek Falls
Charles Hall Museum ©
Charles Hall Museum

2
nights
Crossville, United States

Crossville ©
Crossville is a city in and the county seat of Cumberland County, Tennessee, United States. Kick off your visit on the 8th (Mon): get to know the fascinating history of Historic Brushy Mountain State Penetentiary and then explore by horseback at Wildwood Stables. On your second day here, learn about all things military at Military Memorial Museum, then contemplate the long history of Rhea County Courthouse, then contemplate the long history of Sparta Rock House, and finally learn about winemaking at DelMonaco Winery & Vineyards.

For ratings, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Crossville trip itinerary site .

Traveling by car from Murphy to Crossville takes 3 hours. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Murphy to Crossville. In July, daytime highs in Crossville are 83°F, while nighttime lows are 66°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Wed) early enough to travel to Cincinnati.

Things to do in Crossville

Historic Sites Trails Outdoors

Side Trips

Historic Brushy Mountain State Penetentiary, Rhea County Courthouse, DelMonaco Winery & Vineyards, Sparta Rock House
Find places to stay Jul 8 — 10:
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Rhea County Courthouse ©
Rhea County Courthouse
Military Memorial Museum ©
Military Memorial Museum

2
nights
Cincinnati, United States

Cincinnati ©
Situated on the north bank of the Ohio River, Cincinnati distinguished itself as the only U.S.
Start off your visit on the 10th (Wed): get to know the fascinating history of Mount Adams and then trek along Riverwalk. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 11th (Thu): explore the world behind art at Weston Art Gallery, explore the world behind art at Taft Museum of Art, steep yourself in history at William Howard Taft National Historic Site, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cathedral Basilica of the Assumption, and finally see the interesting displays at Cincinnati Reds Hall of Fame & Museum.

For reviews, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Cincinnati day trip tool .

Traveling by car from Crossville to Cincinnati takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Crossville to Cincinnati. In July, daytime highs in Cincinnati are 84°F, while nighttime lows are 64°F. On the 12th (Fri), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Dayton.

Things to do in Cincinnati

Museums Historic Sites Trails
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Taft Museum of Art ©
Taft Museum of Art
Cincinnati Reds Hall of Fame & Museum ©
Cathedral Basilica of the Assumption ©

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nights
Dayton, United States

Dayton ©
Home of airplane pioneers the Wright brothers, Dayton prides itself on its inventors, including Charles F.
Escape the urban bustle at Dayton Dragons Baseball and Wegerzyn Gardens MetroPark. Get a sense of the local culture at Huffman Prairie Flying Field Interpretive Center and National Museum of the US Air Force. There's lots more to do: see the interesting displays at America's Packard Museum - The Citizens Motorcar Co., pause for some photo ops at Dayton National Cemetery, look for all kinds of wild species at Learning Tree Farm, and learn the secrets of beer at a beer tour and tasting.

To find ratings, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Dayton travel site .

Traveling by car from Cincinnati to Dayton takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In July, daytime highs in Dayton are 82°F, while nighttime lows are 64°F. You will have some time to spend on the 16th (Tue) before leaving for Dearborn.

Things to do in Dayton

Museums Parks Wildlife
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3
nights
Dearborn, United States

Dearborn ©
Dearborn sits as part of the Detroit metropolitan area and was the home of Henry Ford.
Get a sense of the local culture at The Ford Piquette Avenue Plant and Detroit Historical Museum. Explore hidden gems such as Holocaust Memorial Center and Maybury State Park. The adventure continues: examine the collection at Greenfield Village, admire the natural beauty at Henry Ford Estate, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Historic Trinity Lutheran Church.

For photos, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, use the Dearborn tour itinerary planner.

You can do a combination of taxi and flight from Dayton to Dearborn in 2.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. In July, daily temperatures in Dearborn can reach 82°F, while at night they dip to 65°F. You'll have a few hours on the 19th (Fri) to wrap things up before traveling to Lansing.

Things to do in Dearborn

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trips

Detroit, Maybury State Park, Holocaust Memorial Center
Find places to stay Jul 16 — 19:
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The Henry Ford ©
The Henry Ford
Greenfield Village ©
Greenfield Village
The Ford Piquette Avenue Plant ©
The Ford Piquette Avenue Plant

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nights
Lansing, United States

Lansing ©
Lansing is the capital of the US state of Michigan. Start off your visit on the 19th (Fri): take an in-depth tour of Michigan History Center and then explore and take pictures at Cooley Law School Stadium. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 20th (Sat): stop by Horrocks Farm Market, ponder the world of politics at Michigan State Capitol, then engage your brain at Impression 5 Science Center, then steep yourself in history at R.E. Olds Transportation Museum, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Central United Methodist Church.

For maps, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Lansing trip website .

Traveling by car from Dearborn to Lansing takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. July in Lansing sees daily highs of 82°F and lows of 61°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Sun) early enough to travel to Grayling.

Things to do in Lansing

Museums Historic Sites Childrens Museums
Find places to stay Jul 19 — 21:
Highlights from your plan
Michigan History Center ©
Michigan History Center
R.E. Olds Transportation Museum ©
R.E. Olds Transportation Museum
Central United Methodist Church ©
Central United Methodist Church

3
nights
Grayling, United States

Grayling
Grayling is a city in the U.S. Step off the beaten path and head to Hartwick Pines State Park and Kayaking & Canoeing. Museum-lovers will get to explore Grayling Fish Hatchery Museum Project and Civilian Conservation Corps Museum. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Grayling: Avalanche Preserve Recreation Area (in Boyne City), Bear River Valley Recreation Area (in Petoskey) and Thorne Swift Nature Preserve (in Harbor Springs). It doesn't end there: grab your bike and head to Rayburn Property Trail and get outside with Sledheads of Frederic.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Grayling holiday planner .

You can drive from Lansing to Grayling in 2.5 hours. Traveling from Lansing in July, Grayling is slightly colder at night with lows of 52°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Wed) early enough to travel to Mackinac Island.

Things to do in Grayling

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

Bear River Valley Recreation Area, Civilian Conservation Corps Museum, Avalanche Preserve Recreation Area, Thorne Swift Nature Preserve, Sledheads of Frederic
Find places to stay Jul 21 — 24:
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Hartwick Pines State Park
Hartwick Pines State Park
Bear River Valley Recreation Area ©
Bear River Valley Recreation Area
Grayling Fish Hatchery Museum Project ©

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Mackinac Island, United States

Mackinac Island
Mackinac Island is a city in Mackinac County in the U.S. On the 24th (Wed), pause for some serene contemplation at Trinity Church, steep yourself in history at Fort Holmes, and then pause for some serene contemplation at St Anne's Catholic Church. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: see the interesting displays at The Richard and Jane Manoogian Mackinac Art Museum, then admire the majestic nature at Mackinac Island State Park, and then tee off at Jewel Golf Course.

To see where to stay, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Mackinac Island tour builder site .

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Grayling to Mackinac Island. Traveling from Grayling in July, you will find days in Mackinac Island are a bit cooler (73°F), and nights are a bit warmer (58°F). Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Fri) so you can travel to Grand Bend.

Things to do in Mackinac Island

Nature Parks Historic Sites
Find places to stay Jul 24 — 26:
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Fort Holmes
Fort Holmes
Fort Mackinac ©
Fort Mackinac
Mackinac Island State Park ©
Mackinac Island State Park

2
nights
Grand Bend, Canada

Grand Bend ©
Grand Bend is a community located on the shores of Lake Huron in Southwestern Ontario, Canada. Kick off your visit on the 27th (Sat): kick back and relax at Grand Bend Beach and then admire the engineering at Morrison Dam Conservation Area. Keep things going the next day: cast your line with a fishing tour, then look for all kinds of wild species at Rock Glen Conservation Area, and then stop by Twin Pines Orchards & Cider House.

To see maps, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Grand Bend tour planning app .

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Mackinac Island to Grand Bend. In July, plan for daily highs up to 74°F, and evening lows to 59°F. On the 29th (Mon), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Wawa.

Things to do in Grand Bend

Wildlife Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Twin Pines Orchards & Cider House, Rock Glen Conservation Area, Morrison Dam Conservation Area
Find places to stay Jul 27 — 29:
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Grand Bend Beach ©
Grand Bend Beach
Rock Glen Conservation Area ©
Rock Glen Conservation Area
Fishing Charters & Tours

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Wawa, Canada

Wawa ©
Wawa is a township in the Canadian province of Ontario, located within the Algoma District and associated with Wawa Lake. Start off your visit on the 30th (Tue): head outdoors with Naturally Superior Adventures - Day Adventures, kick back and relax at Sandy Beach, and then stop by Young's General Store.

For other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Wawa day trip app .

Traveling by car from Grand Bend to Wawa takes 8.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. Traveling from Grand Bend in July, expect Wawa to be little chillier, temps between 68°F and 50°F. On the 31st (Wed), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Wawa

Outdoors Parks Beaches
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Lake Superior Provincial Park ©
Lake Superior Provincial Park
Young's General Store ©
Young's General Store

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