5 days in Nashville & Michigan’s Eastern Upper Peninsula Itinerary

5 days in Nashville & Michigan’s Eastern Upper Peninsula Itinerary

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5 days in Nashville & Michigan’s Eastern Upper Peninsula Itinerary

Start: Chicago
Drive:  8​h
1
Nashville
— 2 nights
+3
Fly + taxi + bus + ferry:  7​h 30​min
2
Mackinac Island
— 1 night
+3
ferry + bus + taxi + Fly:  7​h 15​min
End: Chicago

2
nights
Nashville

Known as the capital of country music, the thriving city of Nashville combines old-world southern charm with a progressive urban flair.
Nashville is known for nightlife, museums, historic sites, fun & games, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: sample some tasty brews at a beer tour and tasting, take an in-depth tour of The Johnny Cash Museum & Cafe, examine the collection at RCA Studio B, and see a show at Grand Ole Opry.

For other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Nashville road trip planning site .

Chicago to Nashville is an approximately 4-hour flight. You can also do a combination of subway, bus, and flight; or drive. Traveling from Chicago in September, you will find days in Nashville are somewhat warmer (85°F), and nights are about the same (62°F). Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sun) so you can travel to Mackinac Island.

Things to do in Nashville

Museums Tours Parks

Side Trip

Lotz House Museum
Highlights from your plan
Beer Tastings & Tours
Grand Ole Opry ©
Grand Ole Opry
Belle Meade Plantation ©
Belle Meade Plantation

1
night
Mackinac Island

Mackinac Island ©
Mackinac Island is a city in Mackinac County in the U.S. Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Mon): take in the architecture and atmosphere at St Anne's Catholic Church, then 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 24th (Tue): stop by Caddywampus, steep yourself in history at Fort Holmes, then look for all kinds of wild species at The Original Mackinac Island Butterfly House & Insect World, and finally browse the exhibits of Fort Mackinac.

To see photos, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Mackinac Island day trip planner .

You can do a combination of flight, bus, and ferry from Nashville to Mackinac Island in 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and ferry; or do a combination of bus and ferry. The time zone difference when traveling from Nashville to Mackinac Island is 1 hour. Traveling from Nashville in September, expect Mackinac Island to be slightly colder, temps between 67°F and 54°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Tue) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Mackinac Island

Parks Nature Museums
Highlights from your plan
Arch Rock ©
Arch Rock
Mackinac Island State Park ©
Mackinac Island State Park
Fort Mackinac ©
Fort Mackinac

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