7 days in Midwest Itinerary

7 days in Midwest Itinerary

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7 days in Midwest Itinerary

Start: Toronto
Fly:  4​h 30​min
1
Chicago
— 1 night
Fly + Drive:  7​h
2
Paradise
— 2 nights
Drive + ferry:  2​h
3
Mackinac Island
— 3 nights
+4
ferry + foot + bus + Drive + bus:  12​h 45​min
End: Toronto

1
night
Chicago

Chicago ©
A huge and vibrant city, Chicago is home to top-notch theaters, shops, museums, galleries, and restaurants.
Start off your visit on the 9th (Sun): admire the masterpieces at The Art Institute of Chicago and then make a trip to Millennium Park.

To see ratings, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Chicago travel route tool .

Toronto, Canada to Chicago is an approximately 4.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Toronto to Chicago due to the time zone difference. In September in Chicago, expect temperatures between 30°C during the day and 19°C at night. On the 10th (Mon), you'll travel to Paradise.

Things to do in Chicago

#Museums, #Parks, #Historic Sites
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The Art Institute of Chicago ©
The Art Institute of Chicago
Millennium Park ©
Millennium Park

2
nights
Paradise

Paradise ©
Paradise is an unincorporated community in Whitefish Township, Chippewa County in the U.S. Start off your visit on the 11th (Tue): take an in-depth tour of Whitefish Point Light, examine the collection at Great Lakes Shipwreck Museum, and then admire the sheer force of Tahquamenon Falls State Park. On the 12th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: identify plant and animal life at Oswald's Bear Ranch.

To see maps, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Paradise holiday tool .

Do a combination of flight and car from Chicago to Paradise in 7 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train, bus, and taxi. The time zone difference when traveling from Chicago to Paradise is 1 hour. Plan for a bit cooler temperatures traveling from Chicago in September, with highs in Paradise at 22°C and lows at 9°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Wed) early enough to travel to Mackinac Island.

Things to do in Paradise

#Parks, #Wildlife, #Museums

Side Trip

Oswald's Bear Ranch
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Great Lakes Shipwreck Museum ©
Great Lakes Shipwreck Museum
Tahquamenon Falls State Park ©
Tahquamenon Falls State Park
Oswald's Bear Ranch ©
Oswald's Bear Ranch

3
nights
Mackinac Island

Mackinac Island ©
Mackinac Island is a city in Mackinac County in the U.S. Kick off your visit on the 13th (Thu): immerse yourself in nature at Mackinac Island State Park and then explore the striking landscape at Arch Rock. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 14th (Fri): take in the architecture and atmosphere at St Anne's Catholic Church, identify plant and animal life at The Original Mackinac Island Butterfly House & Insect World, and then brush up on your military savvy at Fort Mackinac.

To find traveler tips, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, use the Mackinac Island travel route builder tool .

Getting from Paradise to Mackinac Island by combination of car and ferry takes about 2 hours. Other options: do a combination of taxi, bus, and ferry. Expect a daytime high around 21°C in September, and nighttime lows around 12°C. On the 15th (Sat), you're off tohome.

Things to do in Mackinac Island

#Parks, #Nature, #Wildlife
Highlights from your plan
Mackinac Island State Park ©
Mackinac Island State Park
Fort Mackinac ©
Fort Mackinac
Arch Rock ©
Arch Rock

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