15 days in Great Lakes USA Itinerary

15 days in Great Lakes USA Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Great Lakes USA tour planner

Make it your trip
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Chicago
— 3 nights
Fly
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Ludington
— 2 nights
Drive
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Traverse City
— 1 night
Bus to Mackinaw, Ferry to Mackinac Island
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Mackinac Island
— 1 night
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Sheboygan
— 1 night
Drive
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Wisconsin Dells
— 1 night
Drive
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Ontonagon
— 2 nights
Drive
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Munising
— 3 nights
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Chicago

— 3 nights

Windy City

A huge and vibrant city, Chicago is home to top-notch theaters, shops, museums, galleries, and restaurants.
Chicago is known for museums, nightlife, and parks. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: explore the world behind art at The Art Institute of Chicago, admire nature's wide array of creatures at Shedd Aquarium, get curious at Museum of Science and Industry, and take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports.

To find traveler tips, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Chicago trip itinerary maker.

Manchester, UK to Chicago is an approximately 14.5-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) to Central Standard Time (CST) is minus 6 hours. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Manchester in July; daily highs in Chicago reach 33°C and lows reach 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Mon) early enough to fly to Ludington.

Things to do in Chicago

Museums · Parks · Childrens Museums · Zoos & Aquariums

Ludington

— 2 nights
Ludington is a city in the state of Michigan. On the 1st (Tue), enjoy the sand and surf at Silver Lake State Park Pedestrian Dune Access and then ride a horse along Stony Lake Stables. Here are some ideas for day two: stroll around Ludington Waterfront Park and then enjoy the sand and surf at Stearns Park.

To find reviews, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Ludington tour itinerary planner.

You can fly from Chicago to Ludington in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and taxi. Traveling from Chicago to Ludington, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Chicago in July, things will get little chillier in Ludington: highs are around 28°C and lows about 16°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 2nd (Wed) early enough to go by car to Traverse City.

Things to do in Ludington

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Trails

Side Trips

Traverse City

— 1 night

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.
Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Thu): get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports, explore the landscape on two wheels at Traverse Area Recreation and Transportation Trails, and then learn about winemaking at Brys Estate Vineyard & Winery.

For reviews, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Traverse City online travel route planner.

Getting from Ludington to Traverse City by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of car and bus; or do a combination of taxi and bus. In August, plan for daily highs up to 30°C, and evening lows to 18°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Thu) so you can travel to Mackinac Island.

Things to do in Traverse City

Outdoors · Trails · Parks · Tours

Mackinac Island

— 1 night
Mackinac Island is a city in Mackinac County in the U.S. state of Michigan. Start off your visit on the 4th (Fri): see some colorful creatures with Great Turtle Kayak Tours, then learn about all things military at Fort Mackinac, and then take in the dramatic natural features at Arch Rock.

To find other places to visit, maps, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Mackinac Island trip itinerary maker website.

Traveling by combination of bus and ferry from Traverse City to Mackinac Island takes 5 hours. When traveling from Traverse City in August, plan for little chillier days and about the same nights in Mackinac Island: temperatures range from 26°C by day to 17°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Fri) so you can travel to Sheboygan.

Things to do in Mackinac Island

Tours · Wildlife · Historic Sites · Parks

Sheboygan

— 1 night
Sheboygan is a city in and the county seat of Sheboygan County, Wisconsin, United States. Kick off your visit on the 5th (Sat): tee off at Whistling Straits Golf Course - Straits and Irish and then admire the natural beauty at Bookworm Gardens.

To see maps, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Sheboygan trip itinerary planning tool.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Mackinac Island to Sheboygan. The time zone difference when traveling from Mackinac Island to Sheboygan is minus 1 hour. Traveling from Mackinac Island in August, expect nights in Sheboygan to be about the same, around 17°C, while days are a bit warmer, around 30°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Wisconsin Dells.

Things to do in Sheboygan

Golf · Parks · Outdoors

Side Trip

Wisconsin Dells

— 1 night

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.
Kick off your visit on the 6th (Sun): cool off at Noah's Ark Water Park and then head outdoors with Outdoor Activities.

To find where to stay, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Wisconsin Dells trip planning app.

Traveling by car from Sheboygan to Wisconsin Dells takes 2.5 hours. In August, daily temperatures in Wisconsin Dells can reach 30°C, while at night they dip to 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Ontonagon.

Things to do in Wisconsin Dells

Tours · Adventure · Outdoors · Theme Parks

Ontonagon

— 2 nights
Start off your visit on the 7th (Mon): delve into the lush surroundings at Porcupine Mountains State Park and then explore the activities along Presque Isle River. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 8th (Tue): admire the sheer force of Bond Falls and then discover the riches below the earth's surface at Adventure Mining Company.

To find ratings, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Ontonagon attractions app.

Drive from Wisconsin Dells to Ontonagon in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Wisconsin Dells to Ontonagon is 1 hour. Traveling from Wisconsin Dells in August, expect nights in Ontonagon to be about the same, around 15°C, while days are slightly colder, around 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Munising.

Things to do in Ontonagon

Parks · Nature · Trails · Outdoors

Side Trip

Munising

— 3 nights
Munising is a city on the southern shore of Lake Superior on the Upper Peninsula of the U.S. state of Michigan. On the 9th (Wed), get outside with Outdoor Activities and then explore the striking landscape at Miners Castle Rock. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: explore the activities along Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore and then explore the activities along Kitch-Iti-Kipi (The Big Spring).

Inspirock's itinerary builder makes planning a Munising trip simple and quick.

Getting from Ontonagon to Munising by car takes about 3 hours. August in Munising sees daily highs of 27°C and lows of 16°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Fri) to allow time to fly back home.

Things to do in Munising

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Tours

Side Trip