18 days in United States Itinerary

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Mesopotamia
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Frankenmuth
— 1 night
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Lansing
— 1 night
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Ionia
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Rockford
— 1 night
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Grand Haven
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Saugatuck
— 1 night
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Rockford
— 2 nights
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Madison
— 1 night
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Wisconsin Dells
— 1 day
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Galena
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Dubuque
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Walcott
— 1 night
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Pontiac
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Lafayette
— 1 night
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West Lafayette
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Carmel
— 1 night
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Centerville
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Richmond
— 1 night
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Fountain City
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Fort Wayne
— 1 night
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Winona Lake
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Goshen
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Shipshewana
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Archbold
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Mesopotamia

Mesopotamia Township is one of the twenty-four townships of Trumbull County, Ohio, United States. To see other places to visit, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, read our Mesopotamia trip app.

Holley to Mesopotamia is an approximately 4-hour car ride. In August in Mesopotamia, expect temperatures between 80°F during the day and 58°F at night. On the 30th (Tue), you're off to Frankenmuth.
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Frankenmuth — 1 night

Frankenmuth is a city in Saginaw County in the U.S. state of Michigan. On the 30th (Tue), look for gifts at Rau's Country Store, look for gifts at Cherry Republic of Frankenmuth, then buy something for everyone on your list at Frankenmuth River Place Shops, and finally stop by Frankenmuth Clock Company.

To see maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Frankenmuth online driving holiday planner.

You can drive from Mesopotamia to Frankenmuth in 4.5 hours. Another option is to drive. In August, daily temperatures in Frankenmuth can reach 78°F, while at night they dip to 58°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 31st (Wed) early enough to go by car to Lansing.
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Lansing — 1 night

Lansing is the capital of the US state of Michigan. On the 31st (Wed), browse the eclectic array of goods at Lansing City Market, then ponder the world of politics at Michigan State Capitol, then stop by Horrocks Farm Market, and finally take a stroll through Old Town.

To see maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Lansing trip maker.

Traveling by car from Frankenmuth to Lansing takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus; or do a combination of taxi and train. In August, plan for daily highs up to 80°F, and evening lows to 60°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Thu) early enough to drive to Ionia.
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Ionia

Ionia is the largest city in, and the county seat of, Ionia County, Michigan, United States. To find more things to do, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Ionia road trip tool.

You can drive from Lansing to Ionia in an hour. Another option is to drive. In September in Ionia, expect temperatures between 74°F during the day and 52°F at night. You'll set off for Rockford on the 1st (Thu).
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Rockford — 1 night

Rockford is a city in Kent County in the U.S. state of Michigan. Here are some ideas for day two: go for a walk through Rockford Dam Overlook.

To find traveler tips, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Rockford planner.

Traveling by car from Ionia to Rockford takes an hour. Alternatively, you can drive. In September, plan for daily highs up to 76°F, and evening lows to 54°F. You'll have a few hours on the 2nd (Fri) to wrap things up before traveling to Grand Haven.
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Grand Haven

Grand Haven is a city in the U.S. state of Michigan and the county seat of Ottawa County. For reviews, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Grand Haven trip itinerary planning website.

You can drive from Rockford to Grand Haven in an hour. In September, daily temperatures in Grand Haven can reach 75°F, while at night they dip to 55°F. You'll set off for Saugatuck on the 2nd (Fri).
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Saugatuck — 1 night

Saugatuck is a city in Allegan County in the U.S. state of Michigan. On the 3rd (Sat), don't miss a visit to Butler Street and then stop by The Butler Pantry.

To find maps, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Saugatuck trip planner.

Getting from Grand Haven to Saugatuck by car takes about an hour. September in Saugatuck sees daily highs of 76°F and lows of 54°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 3rd (Sat) to allow time for the flight to Rockford.
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Rockford — 2 nights

Rockford is the third largest city in the U.S. state of Illinois, the 171st most populous city in the United States, the largest city in Illinois outside of the Chicago metropolitan area, and the city of the 148th most populous metropolitan area in the United States. On the 4th (Sun), admire the natural beauty at Anderson Japanese Gardens. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in nature's colorful creations at Nicholas Conservatory and Gardens.

To see maps, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Rockford trip maker site.

You can fly from Saugatuck to Rockford in 3.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of taxi, train, and bus. Traveling from Saugatuck to Rockford, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. In September, daytime highs in Rockford are 78°F, while nighttime lows are 56°F. You'll have a few hours on the 5th (Mon) to wrap things up before traveling to Madison.
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Madison — 1 night

The City of Four Lakes

Madison might be the capital of Wisconsin, but students rather than politicians give the city its identity.
To find photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Madison online journey planner.

You can drive from Rockford to Madison in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 75°F in September, and nighttime lows around 53°F. On the 6th (Tue), you'll travel to Wisconsin Dells.
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Wisconsin Dells — 1 day

Waterpark Capital of the World

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 6th (Tue): get a dose of the wild on Original Wisconsin Ducks.

To see photos, maps, ratings, and tourist information, use the Wisconsin Dells online journey maker.

Traveling by car from Madison to Wisconsin Dells takes an hour. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train. In September, daily temperatures in Wisconsin Dells can reach 74°F, while at night they dip to 53°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 6th (Tue) to allow time for the car ride to Galena.
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Galena

Galena is the largest city in and the county seat of Jo Daviess County, Illinois, with a population of 3,429 at the 2010 census. Find out how to plan Galena trip without stress by asking Klarna Trips to help create an itinerary.

Drive from Wisconsin Dells to Galena in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train, bus, and taxi; or do a combination of train and bus. In September in Galena, expect temperatures between 75°F during the day and 54°F at night. You'll set off for Dubuque on the 6th (Tue).
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Dubuque

Dubuque is the county seat of Dubuque County, Iowa, United States, located along the Mississippi River. To see photos, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Dubuque online attractions planner.

Dubuque is very close to Galena. September in Dubuque sees daily highs of 75°F and lows of 54°F at night. You'll set off for Walcott on the 6th (Tue).
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Walcott — 1 night

Walcott is a city in Muscatine and Scott counties in the U.S. state of Iowa. Kick off your visit on the 7th (Wed): get engrossed in the history at Iowa 80 Trucking Museum.

To find reviews, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Walcott trip itinerary maker website.

You can drive from Dubuque to Walcott in 1.5 hours. In September, daily temperatures in Walcott can reach 79°F, while at night they dip to 55°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Pontiac.
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Pontiac

Pontiac is a city in Livingston County, Illinois, United States. To see ratings, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Pontiac online driving holiday planner.

Traveling by car from Walcott to Pontiac takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In September, daily temperatures in Pontiac can reach 80°F, while at night they dip to 56°F. You'll set off for Lafayette on the 8th (Thu).
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Lafayette — 1 night

Lafayette is a city in and the county seat of Tippecanoe County, Indiana, United States, located 63mi northwest of Indianapolis and 105mi southeast of Chicago. To find ratings, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Lafayette trip builder app.

Drive from Pontiac to Lafayette in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Pontiac to Lafayette is 1 hour. September in Lafayette sees daily highs of 78°F and lows of 55°F at night. On the 9th (Fri), you're off to West Lafayette.
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West Lafayette

West Lafayette is a city in Wabash Township, Tippecanoe County, Indiana, United States, about 65mi northwest of the state capital of Indianapolis and 103mi southeast of Chicago. To find out how to plan a trip to West Lafayette, use our trip itinerary maker.

West Lafayette is just a stone's throw from Lafayette. In September, daytime highs in West Lafayette are 78°F, while nighttime lows are 55°F. On the 9th (Fri), you're off to Carmel.
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Carmel — 1 night

Carmel is a suburban city in Hamilton County, Indiana, United States, located immediately north of Indianapolis. For photos, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Carmel day trip website.

Drive from West Lafayette to Carmel in 1.5 hours. In September, plan for daily highs up to 77°F, and evening lows to 54°F. You'll set off for Centerville on the 10th (Sat).
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Centerville

Centerville is a town in Center Township, Wayne County, in the U.S. state of Indiana. Kick off your visit on the 10th (Sat): admire the majestic nature at Whitewater Memorial State Park and then browse for treasures at Centerville Antique Mall.

For photos, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Centerville trip itinerary maker.

Traveling by car from Carmel to Centerville takes 1.5 hours. In September in Centerville, expect temperatures between 79°F during the day and 55°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Sat) so you can drive to Richmond.
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Richmond — 1 night

Richmond is a city in east central Indiana, United States, bordering on Ohio. Kick off your visit on the 10th (Sat): take a stroll through Richmond Historic Depot District.

To see traveler tips, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, use the Richmond driving holiday planner.

Richmond is just a stone's throw from Centerville. In September, plan for daily highs up to 77°F, and evening lows to 53°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sun) so you can drive to Fountain City.
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Fountain City

Fountain City, formerly Newport, is a town in New Garden Township, Wayne County, in the U.S. state of Indiana. To see traveler tips, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, read our Fountain City trip builder app.

Fountain City is very close to Richmond. Expect a daytime high around 77°F in September, and nighttime lows around 53°F. On the 11th (Sun), you'll travel to Fort Wayne.
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Fort Wayne — 1 night

To see other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, read our Fort Wayne road trip planning tool.

Traveling by car from Fountain City to Fort Wayne takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. September in Fort Wayne sees daily highs of 77°F and lows of 55°F at night. You'll set off for Winona Lake on the 12th (Mon).
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Winona Lake — 1 night

Winona Lake is a town in Wayne Township, Kosciusko County, in the U.S. state of Indiana, and the major suburb of Warsaw. Kick off your visit on the 12th (Mon): take in the exciting artwork at The Village at Winona.

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Getting from Fort Wayne to Winona Lake by car takes about an hour. Other options: drive. Expect a daytime high around 75°F in September, and nighttime lows around 53°F. You will leave for Goshen on the 13th (Tue).
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Goshen — 1 night

Goshen is a city in and the county seat of Elkhart County, Indiana, United States. To see other places to visit and other tourist information, read our Goshen sightseeing planner.

Drive from Winona Lake to Goshen in an hour. Alternatively, you can drive. In September in Goshen, expect temperatures between 77°F during the day and 55°F at night. You'll set off for Shipshewana on the 14th (Wed).
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Shipshewana

Shipshewana is a town in Newbury Township, LaGrange County, Indiana, United States. Kick off your visit on the 14th (Wed): make a trip to Yoder's Shopping Center.

For other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, read Shipshewana trip planner.

Shipshewana is just a stone's throw from Goshen. Expect a daytime high around 75°F in September, and nighttime lows around 54°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 14th (Wed) to allow time for the car ride to Archbold.
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Archbold — 1 night

Archbold is a village in Fulton County, Ohio, United States. On the 14th (Wed), learn about winemaking at Knotty Vines Winery and then admire the majestic nature at Harrison Lake State Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 15th (Thu): visit Sauder Village, then identify plant and animal life at Goll Woods State Nature Preserve, and then stop by Spangler Candy Factory.

For traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Archbold itinerary planning tool.

Traveling by car from Shipshewana to Archbold takes 1.5 hours. September in Archbold sees daily highs of 77°F and lows of 54°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive 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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