32 days in Bristol, Great Lakes USA & Bryce Canyon National Park Itinerary

32 days in Bristol, Great Lakes USA & Bryce Canyon National Park Itinerary

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Fly to La Guardia Airport, Drive to Bristol
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Bristol
— 5 nights
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Drive to La Guardia Airport, Fly to Austin Straubel International Airport, Drive to Fish Creek
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Fish Creek
— 2 nights
Drive
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Marquette
— 1 night
Drive
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Munising
— 2 nights
Drive
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Paradise
— 1 night
Drive to St Ignace, Ferry to Mackinac Island
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Mackinac Island
— 2 nights
Ferry to Mackinaw, Bus to Traverse City
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Traverse City
— 4 nights
Fly
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Galena
— 3 nights
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Fly to St George, Bus to Parowan, Drive to Bryce Canyon National Park
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Bryce Canyon National Park
— 7 nights
Fly to Minneapolis, Shuttle to Duluth
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Duluth
— 4 nights
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Bristol

Bristol is a suburban city located in Hartford County, Connecticut, United States, 20mi southwest of Hartford. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Gillette Castle State Park and Hopkins Vineyard. Muzzy Field and Holy Land USA Ruins will appeal to history buffs. Change things up with these side-trips from Bristol: Kent Falls State Park (in Kent), Staehly Farm Winery (in East Haddam) and West Cornwall Covered Bridge (in West Cornwall). There's much more to do: let the river carry you with Connecticut River Expeditions - RiverQuest, look for all kinds of wild species at Flanders Nature Center, admire the masterpieces at New Britain Museum of American Art, and learn about winemaking at White Silo Farm & Winery.

To see other places to visit, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Bristol tour itinerary planner.

Edinburgh, UK to Bristol is an approximately 14.5-hour combination of flight and car. Traveling from Edinburgh to Bristol, you'll gain 5 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Edinburgh in October, expect nights in Bristol to be about the same, around 7°C, while days are a bit warmer, around 22°C. On the 2nd (Mon), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Fish Creek.

Things to do in Bristol

Outdoors · Historic Sites · Parks · Tours

Side Trips

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Fish Creek

Fish Creek is an unincorporated community located in Door County, Wisconsin, United States, within the town of Gibraltar and is located on Highway 42 along Green Bay.HistoryThe first settler of Fish Creek was Increase Claflin and his family circa 1844, but the village founder is considered to be entrepreneur Asa Thorp. On the 3rd (Tue), identify plant and animal life at Ephraim Wetlands Preserve, enjoy the sea views from Cana Island Lighthouse, then get a new perspective on things with Fish Creek Scenic Boat Tours, and finally admire the majestic nature at Peninsula State Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 4th (Wed): enjoy the sea views from Eagle Bluff Lighthouse, then do a tasting at Harbor Ridge Winery, and then learn about winemaking at Lautenbach's Orchard Country.

To see where to stay, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, read Fish Creek trip itinerary builder website.

Explore your travel options from Bristol to Fish Creek with the Route module. The time zone difference when traveling from Bristol to Fish Creek is minus 1 hour. Traveling from Bristol in November, expect nights in Fish Creek to be about the same, around -2°C, while days are little chillier, around 6°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Wed) early enough to drive to Marquette.

Things to do in Fish Creek

Historic Sites · Wineries · Parks · Nature

Side Trips

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Marquette

Marquette is a city in the U.S. Start off your visit on the 5th (Thu): take a stroll through Downtown Marquette, then admire the majestic nature at Presque Isle Park, and then take in the awesome beauty at Sugarloaf Mountain.

To see more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Marquette sightseeing planning site.

Getting from Fish Creek to Marquette by car takes about 5 hours. Other options: do a combination of car and bus. The time zone difference moving from Central Standard Time (CST) to Eastern Standard Time (EST) is 1 hour. November in Marquette sees daily highs of 4°C and lows of -5°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Munising.

Things to do in Marquette

Parks · Nature · Neighborhoods · Wildlife

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Munising

Munising is a city on the southern shore of Lake Superior on the Upper Peninsula of the U.S. Start off your visit on the 6th (Fri): stroll around Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore and then take an in-depth tour of Pictured Rocks Interpretive Center. On the next day, take in the dramatic scenery at Miners Falls, take in the dramatic natural features at Miners Castle Rock, and then take in the dramatic scenery at Munising Falls.

For ratings, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Munising trip builder.

You can drive from Marquette to Munising in 1.5 hours. Traveling from Marquette in November, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit warmer in Munising, with lows of -1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Sat) so you can drive to Paradise.

Things to do in Munising

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Museums

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Paradise

Paradise is an unincorporated community in Whitefish Township, Chippewa County in the U.S. Start off your visit on the 8th (Sun): see the interesting displays at Great Lakes Shipwreck Museum, then get engrossed in the history at Whitefish Point Light, and then admire the sheer force of Tahquamenon Falls State Park.

For reviews, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Paradise travel itinerary planner.

You can drive from Munising to Paradise in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of shuttle and car. Expect a daytime high around 5°C in November, and nighttime lows around -3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Sun) so you can travel to Mackinac Island.

Things to do in Paradise

Museums · Parks · Nature

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Mackinac Island

Mackinac Island is a city in Mackinac County in the U.S. On the 9th (Mon), step off the mainland to explore Eagle Point Cave, see the interesting displays at Liberty Lego Display, then admire the majestic nature at Mackinac Island State Park, then learn about all things military at Fort Mackinac, and finally steep yourself in history at Fort Holmes. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 10th (Tue): discover the deep blue sea with Great Turtle Kayak Tours, stop by Maeve's Arts, take a pleasant ride with a tour on horseback, then identify plant and animal life at The Original Mackinac Island Butterfly House & Insect World, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at St Anne's Catholic Church.

To see where to stay, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Mackinac Island visit site.

You can do a combination of car and ferry from Paradise to Mackinac Island in 3 hours. Another option is to do a combination of taxi, bus, and ferry. In November in Mackinac Island, expect temperatures between 6°C during the day and 0°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Tue) so you can travel to Traverse City.

Things to do in Mackinac Island

Parks · Tours · Historic Sites · Nature

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Traverse City

Cherry Capital of the World

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.
Point Betsie Lighthouse and The Village at Grand Traverse Commons will appeal to history buffs. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Chateau Chantal Winery & Tasting Room and Bowers Harbor Vineyards. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Traverse City: Empire (Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore & Pierce Stocking Scenic Drive). There's still lots to do: do a tasting at Brys Estate Vineyard & Winery, sample some tasty brews at a beer tour and tasting, don't miss a visit to Front Street, and enjoy the sea views from Mission Point Lighthouse.

To see maps, photos, reviews, and tourist information, read our Traverse City online day trip planner.

You can do a combination of ferry and bus from Mackinac Island to Traverse City in 5 hours. In November, plan for daily highs up to 9°C, and evening lows to 0°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Galena.

Things to do in Traverse City

Historic Sites · Nature · Wildlife · Parks

Side Trips

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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. Start off your visit on the 15th (Sun): gain interesting insight with a heritage tour, contemplate the long history of Ulysses S. Grant Home, get engrossed in the history at Galena / Jo Daviess County Historical Society and Museum, then awaken your taste buds at Massbach Ridge Tasting Room, and finally tee off at The General at Eagle Ridge. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 16th (Mon): take in the dramatic scenery at Thunder Bay Falls, relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, then sample the fine beverages at Blaum Bros. Distilling Co., and finally do a tasting at Galena Cellars Winery & Vineyard.

To see reviews, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Galena trip planner.

You can fly from Traverse City to Galena in 5.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Traverse City to Galena is minus 1 hour. Traveling from Traverse City in November, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be slightly colder in Galena, with lows of -3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Tue) early enough to travel to Bryce Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Galena

Wineries · Spas · Historic Sites · Museums

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Bryce Canyon National Park

You can find hoodoos--rock pillars formed by erosion--all around the world, but those of Bryce Canyon National Park remain the standard bearers thanks to their bright red color, tall stature, and arrangement in large amphitheaters.
Step out of the city life by going to Queen's Garden Trail and Natural Bridge. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Peek-A-Boo Loop and Rim Trail. The adventure continues: take in the dramatic natural features at Bryce Amphitheatre, take some stellar pictures from Inspiration Point, explore the stunning scenery at Sunset Point, and trek along Rainbow Point.

Take the guesswork out of planning a Bryce Canyon National Park vacation by using our trip itinerary maker.

Getting from Galena to Bryce Canyon National Park by combination of flight, bus, and car takes about 15 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus, flight, and car; or drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Galena to Bryce Canyon National Park is minus 1 hour. Traveling from Galena in November, plan for slightly colder nights in Bryce Canyon National Park, with lows around -9°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Tue) so you can travel to Duluth.

Things to do in Bryce Canyon National Park

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Nature

Side Trips

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Duluth

Zenith City of the Unsalted Seas

Situated on the westernmost point of the Lake Superior, Duluth represents a booming port city.
Escape the urban bustle at Gooseberry Falls State Park and Minnesota's North Shore Scenic Drive. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Lake Superior Maritime Visitor Center and Glensheen, The Historic Congdon Estate. Go for a jaunt from Duluth to Two Harbors to see Split Rock Lighthouse about 58 minutes away. The adventure continues: get to know the fascinating history of Lakewalk, take in the views from Aerial Lift Bridge, don't miss a visit to Enger Park, and walk around Canal Park.

To find ratings, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, read Duluth trip itinerary maker tool.

Getting from Bryce Canyon National Park to Duluth by combination of flight and shuttle takes about 13 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of car, bus, and shuttle. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Bryce Canyon National Park to Duluth. When traveling from Bryce Canyon National Park in November, plan for little chillier days in Duluth, with highs around 5°C, while nights are a bit warmer with lows around -2°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Duluth

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Outdoors

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