11 days in United States Itinerary

11 days in United States Itinerary

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11 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Buffalo
Drive:  1​h
1
Dunkirk
— 1 night
+2
Drive + Fly + Drive:  8​h 30​min
2
Voyageurs National Park
— 2 nights
+2
Drive + Fly + Drive:  11​h 15​min
3
Isle Royale National Park
— 1 night
Drive + Fly:  11​h
4
Chicago
— 4 nights
Fly:  3​h 45​min
End: Buffalo

1
night
Dunkirk

Dunkirk ©
Dunkirk is a city in Chautauqua County, New York, in the United States. Kick off your visit on the 27th (Thu): admire the majestic nature at Evangola State Park, do a tasting at Willow Creek Winery, and then walk around Point Gratiot Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 28th (Fri): do a tasting at 21 Brix Winery and then do a tasting at Liberty Vineyards Winery.

For ratings, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Dunkirk day trip planning website .

Buffalo to Dunkirk is an approximately 1-hour car ride. In August, daily temperatures in Dunkirk can reach 78°F, while at night they dip to 61°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Voyageurs National Park.

Things to do in Dunkirk

Wineries Parks Nature

Side Trips

Evangola State Park, Willow Creek Winery, Liberty Vineyards Winery, 21 Brix Winery
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Willow Creek Winery ©
Willow Creek Winery
Point Gratiot Park ©
Point Gratiot Park
Evangola State Park ©
Evangola State Park

2
nights
Voyageurs National Park

Voyageurs National Park ©
Minnesota calls itself "The Land of 10,000 Lakes," and a good number of these lie inside of Voyageurs National Park.
Kick off your visit on the 29th (Sat): contemplate the waterfront views at Crane Lake, explore the activities along Lake Kabetogama, and then admire the natural beauty at Ellsworth Rock Gardens. Here are some ideas for day two: contemplate the waterfront views at Rainy Lake and then explore the striking landscape of Voyageurs National Park.

For where to stay, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Voyageurs National Park trip planner .

Explore your travel options from Dunkirk to Voyageurs National Park with the Route module. Traveling from Dunkirk to Voyageurs National Park, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Expect a bit cooler evenings in Voyageurs National Park when traveling from Dunkirk in August, with lows around 49°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Sun) early enough to travel to Isle Royale National Park.

Things to do in Voyageurs National Park

Parks Nature

Side Trips

Lake Kabetogama, Voyageurs National Park
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Voyageurs National Park ©
Voyageurs National Park
Ellsworth Rock Gardens ©
Ellsworth Rock Gardens
Rainy Lake ©
Rainy Lake

1
night
Isle Royale National Park

Isle Royale National Park ©
Isolated by its location in the northern reaches of Lake Superior, Isle Royale National Park treats its visitors to a wilderness of second-growth forests, clear lakes, and rugged coastline inhabited by moose, wolves, otters, and foxes.
Start off your visit on the 31st (Mon): trek along Mount Ojibway Trail and then appreciate the extensive heritage of Scoville Point. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 1st (Tue): wander the streets of Rock Harbor, get a new perspective on nature at Pete Edisen Fishery, and then visit a coastal fixture at Rock Island Lighthouse.

To see ratings, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, read Isle Royale National Park trip planner.

Explore your travel options from Voyageurs National Park to Isle Royale National Park with the Route module. The time zone changes from Central Standard Time (CST) to Eastern Standard Time (EST), which is usually a 1 hour difference. In August, plan for daily highs up to 73°F, and evening lows to 48°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Tue) early enough to travel to Chicago.

Things to do in Isle Royale National Park

Historic Sites Wildlife Parks
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Scoville Point ©
Scoville Point
Rock Harbor ©
Rock Harbor
Pete Edisen Fishery ©
Pete Edisen Fishery

4
nights
Chicago

Chicago ©
A huge and vibrant city, Chicago is home to top-notch theaters, shops, museums, galleries, and restaurants.
You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Museum of Science and Industry and Field Museum. Get out of town with these interesting Chicago side-trips: Saint Joseph (Silver Beach Carousel & Whirlpool Compass Fountain). There's still lots to do: admire the masterpieces at The Art Institute of Chicago, wander the streets of The Magnificent Mile, get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Shedd Aquarium, and take in panoramic vistas at Skydeck Chicago - Willis Tower.

To find maps, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Chicago online journey builder .

Explore your travel options from Isle Royale National Park to Chicago with the Route module. Traveling from Isle Royale National Park to Chicago, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Isle Royale National Park in September, expect nights in Chicago to be much hotter, around 61°F, while days are a bit warmer, around 78°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Chicago

Museums Parks Childrens Museums

Side Trip

Saint Joseph
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The Art Institute of Chicago ©
The Art Institute of Chicago
Museum of Science and Industry ©
Museum of Science and Industry
Shedd Aquarium ©
Shedd Aquarium

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