5 days in Midwest Itinerary

5 days in Midwest Itinerary

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5 days in Midwest Itinerary

Start: Kansas City
Fly:  4​h 15​min
1
Chicago
— 1 night
+3
Fly + taxi + bus + ferry:  11​h 45​min
2
Mackinac Island
— 1 night
ferry + Drive:  2​h
3
Paradise
— 1 night
Drive + Fly:  7​h 45​min
End: Kansas City

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 29th (Sat): admire the masterpieces at The Art Institute of Chicago. Here are some ideas for day two: don't miss a visit to Buckingham Fountain, admire all the interesting features of Wrigley Field, appreciate the history behind Cloud Gate, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Millennium Park, and finally enjoy breathtaking views from Skydeck Chicago - Willis Tower.

For where to stay, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Chicago online trip itinerary builder .

Kansas City to Chicago is an approximately 4.5-hour flight. You can also take a train; or drive. While traveling from Kansas City, expect slightly colder days and about the same nights in Chicago, ranging from highs of 78°F to lows of 61°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Sun) so you can travel to Mackinac Island.

Things to do in Chicago

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The Art Institute of Chicago ©
The Art Institute of Chicago
Millennium Park ©
Millennium Park
Wrigley Field ©
Wrigley Field

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Mackinac Island

Mackinac Island ©
Mackinac Island is a city in Mackinac County in the U.S. On the 1st (Mon), admire the majestic 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 next day: pause for some serene contemplation 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.

For other places to visit, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Mackinac Island trip itinerary builder site .

Do a combination of train, bus, and ferry from Chicago to Mackinac Island in 12 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and ferry; or do a combination of bus and ferry. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Chicago to Mackinac Island due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Chicago in October, expect Mackinac Island to be slightly colder, temps between 55°F and 43°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Tue) early enough to travel to Paradise.

Things to do in Mackinac Island

Parks Nature Wildlife
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Arch Rock ©
Arch Rock
Mackinac Island State Park ©
Mackinac Island State Park
Fort Mackinac ©
Fort Mackinac

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Paradise

Paradise ©
Paradise is an unincorporated community in Whitefish Township, Chippewa County in the U.S. On the 3rd (Wed), examine the collection at Great Lakes Shipwreck Museum and then immerse yourself in nature at Tahquamenon Falls State Park.

To see photos, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Paradise trip planner.

Traveling by combination of ferry and car from Mackinac Island to Paradise takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry, bus, and taxi. Traveling from Mackinac Island in October, Paradise is a bit cooler at night with lows of 38°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Wed) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Paradise

Parks Nature Museums
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Tahquamenon Falls State Park ©
Tahquamenon Falls State Park
Great Lakes Shipwreck Museum ©
Great Lakes Shipwreck Museum

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