4 days in United States Itinerary

4 days in United States Itinerary

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Empire
— Few hours
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Traverse City
— Few hours
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Charlevoix
— 1 night
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Petoskey
— Few hours
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Mackinaw City
— 1 night
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Sault Ste. Marie
— 1 night

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Empire

Empire is a village in Leelanau County in the U.S. To see where to stay, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Empire itinerary site.

Ludington to Empire is an approximately 2-hour car ride. You can also drive. In October, plan for daily highs up to 59°F, and evening lows to 43°F. On the 1st (Thu), you'll travel to Traverse City.

Things to do in Empire

Outdoors · Parks · Tours · Wineries

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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.
To find ratings, maps, and other tourist information, read our Traverse City planning tool.

You can drive from Empire to Traverse City in an hour. Another option is to drive. Expect a daytime high around 60°F in October, and nighttime lows around 44°F. You will leave for Charlevoix on the 1st (Thu).

Things to do in Traverse City

Outdoors · Parks · Tours · Golf

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Charlevoix

Charlevoix is a city in the U.S. Start off your visit on the 1st (Thu): don't miss a visit to Mushroom House Tours of Charlevoix, then contemplate the long history of Castle Farms, and then immerse yourself in nature at Fisherman's Island State Park.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Charlevoix trip tool.

Traveling by car from Traverse City to Charlevoix takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In October in Charlevoix, expect temperatures between 57°F during the day and 44°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Fri) to allow time to drive to Petoskey.

Things to do in Charlevoix

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites

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Petoskey

Petoskey is a city and coastal resort community in the U.S. For photos, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Petoskey tour itinerary maker.

Petoskey is just a stone's throw from Charlevoix. In October in Petoskey, expect temperatures between 57°F during the day and 42°F at night. On the 2nd (Fri), you'll travel to Mackinaw City.

Things to do in Petoskey

Outdoors · Parks · Tours · Shopping

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Mackinaw City

Mackinaw City is a village in Emmet and Cheboygan counties in the U.S. On the 2nd (Fri), visit a coastal fixture at Old Mackinac Point Lighthouse, delve into the distant past with Colonial Michilimackinac, and then take some stellar pictures from Castle Rock.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Mackinaw City online day trip planner.

You can drive from Petoskey to Mackinaw City in an hour. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In October, plan for daily highs up to 55°F, and evening lows to 43°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Sat) early enough to go by car to Sault Ste. Marie.

Things to do in Mackinaw City

Museums · Historic Sites · Tours · Parks

Side Trip

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Sault Ste. Marie

Sault Ste. Start off your visit on the 3rd (Sat): observe the fascinating underwater world at Museum Ship Valley Camp, take in panoramic vistas at Tower of History, then visit a coastal fixture at Point Iroquois Lighthouse, and finally try your luck at Bay Mills Resort & Casinos. Here are some ideas for day two: snap pictures at Sault Ste Marie International Bridge, make a trip to Soo Locks, and then stop by Bird's Eye Outfitters.

To see ratings, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Sault Ste. Marie road trip planning site.

You can drive from Mackinaw City to Sault Ste. Marie in an hour. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In October, plan for daily highs up to 56°F, and evening lows to 41°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Sun) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Sault Ste. Marie

Historic Sites · Casinos · Fun & Games · Museums

Side Trip

United States travel guide

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Specialty Museums · Beaches · Historic Sites
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.