15 days in United States Itinerary

15 days in United States Itinerary

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Start: Minneapolis
Drive:  2 h 45 min
1
Duluth
— 1 night
Drive:  4 h 45 min
2
Wisconsin Dells
— 1 night
Drive:  2 h
3
Milwaukee
— 1 night
+2
Drive + Ferry + Drive:  6 h 45 min
4
Traverse City
— 2 nights
Drive:  4 h 45 min
5
Detroit
— 1 day
Drive:  3 h 15 min
6
Fort Wayne
— 1 night
Drive:  2 h 15 min
7
Indianapolis
— 1 day
Drive:  3 h 30 min
8
Springfield
— 1 night
Drive:  3 h 30 min
9
Chicago
— 3 nights
Drive:  3 h 45 min
10
Dubuque
— 1 night
Drive:  5 h 15 min
End: Minneapolis

1
night
Duluth

Duluth ©
Situated on the westernmost point of the Lake Superior, Duluth represents a booming port city.
Start off your visit on the 2nd (Sun): test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms, get to know the fascinating history of Lakewalk, take in the views from Aerial Lift Bridge, thenwalk around Canal Park, and finally cruise along Minnesota's North Shore Scenic Drive.

To find ratings, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Duluth trip maker.

Minneapolis to Duluth is an approximately 3-hour car ride. You can also take a bus; or fly. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from Minneapolis in August, with highs in Duluth at 73°F and lows at 59°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Mon) early enough to go by car to Wisconsin Dells.

Things to do in Duluth

Parks Outdoors Historic Sites
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Canal Park ©
Canal Park
Minnesota's North Shore Scenic Drive ©
Minnesota's North Shore Scenic Drive
Lakewalk ©
Lakewalk

1
night
Wisconsin Dells

Wisconsin Dells ©
Named after a nearby scenic gorge famous for its steep sandstone formations, Wisconsin Dells features more than 20 water parks, making it one of the most popular vacation areas in this region.
Start off your visit on the 3rd (Mon): cool off at Noah's Ark Water Park, whizz through the canopy at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks, and then make a splash at Mt. Olympus Water & Theme Park.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, read Wisconsin Dells holiday website.

Traveling by car from Duluth to Wisconsin Dells takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Traveling from Duluth in August, expect nights in Wisconsin Dells to be about the same, around 59°F, while days are a bit warmer, around 79°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Tue) early enough to drive to Milwaukee.

Things to do in Wisconsin Dells

Theme Parks Tours Adventure
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Noah's Ark Water Park ©
Noah's Ark Water Park
Zipline
Mt. Olympus Water & Theme Park ©
Mt. Olympus Water & Theme Park

1
night
Milwaukee

Milwaukee ©
Milwaukee boasts well-preserved historical districts with a rich European past and a strong beer-brewing tradition.
Start off your visit on the 4th (Tue): admire nature's wide array of creatures at Milwaukee County Zoo, contemplate the long history of Pabst Mansion, examine the collection at Harley-Davidson Museum, thenindulge your thirst for a good beer at Lakefront Brewery, and finally appreciate the extensive heritage of Riverwalk. On the 5th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in the spiritual surroundings of Basilica of St. Josaphat and then admire the masterpieces at Milwaukee Art Museum.

For where to stay, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, read Milwaukee trip maker tool.

Traveling by car from Wisconsin Dells to Milwaukee takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. August in Milwaukee sees daily highs of 79°F and lows of 64°F at night. On the 5th (Wed), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Traverse City.

Things to do in Milwaukee

Historic Sites Museums Parks
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Basilica of St. Josaphat ©
Basilica of St. Josaphat
Harley-Davidson Museum ©
Harley-Davidson Museum
Milwaukee Art Museum ©
Milwaukee Art Museum

2
nights
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.
Kick off your visit on the 6th (Thu): explore the striking landscape of Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore, take a memorable drive along Pierce Stocking Scenic Drive, and then go for a walk through Boardman River Boardwalk. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: wander the streets of Front Street, make a trip to Mission Point Lighthouse, thensavor the flavors at Food & Drink, and finally browse the different shops at The Village at Grand Traverse Commons.

Make your Traverse City itinerary with Inspirock to find out what to see and where to go.

You can fly from Milwaukee to Traverse City in 4.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of train and bus. The time zone difference moving from Central Standard Time (CST) to Eastern Standard Time (EST) is 1 hour. In August in Traverse City, expect temperatures between 79°F during the day and 60°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Detroit.

Things to do in Traverse City

Historic Sites Parks Nature

Side Trip

Empire
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Beer Tastings & Tours
Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore ©
Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore
Boardman River Boardwalk ©
Boardman River Boardwalk

1
day
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 8th (Sat): see the interesting displays at Greenfield Village, examine the collection at The Henry Ford, thenadmire the masterpieces at Detroit Institute of Arts, thencontemplate the long history of Motown Museum, and finally take a leisurely stroll along Detroit RiverFront.

To find more things to do, reviews, maps, and tourist information, use the Detroit sightseeing website.

You can fly from Traverse City to Detroit in 3.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 81°F in August, and nighttime lows around 64°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Fort Wayne.

Things to do in Detroit

Museums Historic Sites

Side Trip

Dearborn
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Greenfield Village ©
Greenfield Village
The Henry Ford ©
The Henry Ford
Detroit Institute of Arts ©
Detroit Institute of Arts

1
night
Fort Wayne

Fort Wayne ©
On the 9th (Sun), learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Fort Wayne Children's Zoo, examine the collection at Auburn Cord Duesenberg Automobile Museum, thenengage your brain at Science Central, thenget lost in a book at Allen County Public Library, and finally stop by DeBrand Fine Chocolates.

To see photos, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Fort Wayne road trip app.

Drive from Detroit to Fort Wayne in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. In August in Fort Wayne, expect temperatures between 82°F during the day and 61°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Sun) so you can drive to Indianapolis.

Things to do in Fort Wayne

Museums Parks Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trip

Auburn Cord Duesenberg Automobile Museum
Find places to stay Aug 8 — 9:
Highlights from your plan
Auburn Cord Duesenberg Automobile Museum ©
Auburn Cord Duesenberg Automobile Museum
Allen County Public Library ©
Allen County Public Library
Fort Wayne Children's Zoo ©
Fort Wayne Children's Zoo

1
day
Indianapolis

Indianapolis ©
Indiana's capital and most populous city, Indianapolis is best known for its racecar events and impressive museums, and as the hometown of Kurt Vonnegut.
Start off your visit on the 10th (Mon): learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Indianapolis Zoo, see the interesting displays at Indianapolis Motor Speedway Museum, don't miss a visit to Central Canal, thenexplore the engaging exhibits at Children's Museum of Indianapolis, thentest your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms, and finally stop by Rocket Fizz.

To see reviews, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Indianapolis day trip website.

Drive from Fort Wayne to Indianapolis in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In August, daily temperatures in Indianapolis can reach 84°F, while at night they dip to 65°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Mon) so you can go by car to Springfield.

Things to do in Indianapolis

Museums Parks Childrens Museums
Find places to stay Aug 9 — 10:
Highlights from your plan
Indianapolis Motor Speedway Museum ©
Indianapolis Motor Speedway Museum
Room Escape Games
Children's Museum of Indianapolis ©
Children's Museum of Indianapolis

1
night
Springfield

Springfield ©
Springfield is the capital of Illinois, but its real significance is as the hometown of Abraham Lincoln.
Kick off your visit on the 11th (Tue): get engrossed in the history at The Lincoln Home Visitor Center, contemplate the long history of Dana-Thomas House, don't miss a visit to Lincoln Tomb & War Memorials, thenget engrossed in the history at Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum, and finally browse the exhibits of Lincoln Home National Historic Site.

For reviews, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Springfield trip maker.

You can drive from Indianapolis to Springfield in 3.5 hours. Other options are to fly; or take a bus. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time to Central Standard Time, which is usually a -1 hour difference. August in Springfield sees daily highs of 84°F and lows of 64°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Chicago.

Things to do in Springfield

Museums Historic Sites
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Lincoln Home National Historic Site ©
Lincoln Home National Historic Site
Lincoln Tomb & War Memorials ©
Lincoln Tomb & War Memorials

3
nights
Chicago

Chicago ©
A huge and vibrant city, Chicago is home to top-notch theaters, shops, museums, galleries, and restaurants.
Chicago is known for museums, parks, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: admire the masterpieces at The Art Institute of Chicago, enjoy breathtaking views from 360 Chicago Observation Deck, admire the landmark architecture of Skydeck Chicago - Willis Tower, and meet the residents at Shedd Aquarium.

To find where to stay, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Chicago travel route builder.

Getting from Springfield to Chicago by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: fly; or do a combination of bus and train. Expect a daytime high around 83°F in August, and nighttime lows around 67°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Fri) early enough to travel to Dubuque.

Things to do in Chicago

Museums Parks Childrens Museums

Side Trip

Horseshoe Hammond
Find places to stay Aug 11 — 14:
Highlights from your plan
The Art Institute of Chicago ©
The Art Institute of Chicago
Millennium Park ©
Millennium Park
Skydeck Chicago - Willis Tower ©
Skydeck Chicago - Willis Tower

1
night
Dubuque

Dubuque ©
Dubuque is the county seat of Dubuque County, Iowa, United States, located along the Mississippi River. Start off your visit on the 15th (Sat): steep yourself in history at Ulysses S. Grant Home, sample the fine beverages at Blaum Bros. Distilling Co., examine the collection at National Mississippi River Museum & Aquarium, thendon't miss a visit to Fenelon Place Elevator Co., and finally stroll around Eagle Point Park.

For photos, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Dubuque day trip app.

Traveling by flight from Chicago to Dubuque takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Chicago in August, plan for little chillier nights in Dubuque, with lows around 60°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sat) so you can go by car back home.

Things to do in Dubuque

Parks Zoos & Aquariums Museums

Side Trip

Galena
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Highlights from your plan
National Mississippi River Museum & Aquarium ©
Blaum Bros. Distilling Co. ©
Blaum Bros. Distilling Co.
Eagle Point Park ©
Eagle Point Park

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