5 days in United States Itinerary

5 days in United States Itinerary

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5 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Phoenix
Fly:  8​h 30​min
1
Mackinac Island
— 1 day
+4
ferry + bus + taxi + Fly + taxi:  8​h 45​min
2
Santa Claus
— 1 day
taxi + Fly:  3​h 45​min
3
Chicago
— 1 night
train:  1​h 30​min
4
Milwaukee
— Few hours
bus + Fly:  5​h
5
Two Harbors
— 1 night
Fly:  7​h 30​min
End: Phoenix

1
day
Mackinac Island

Mackinac Island ©
Mackinac Island is a city in Mackinac County in the U.S. Kick off your visit on the 4th (Thu): learn about all things military at Fort Mackinac, admire the majestic nature at Mackinac Island State Park, and then take in the dramatic natural features at Arch Rock.

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Phoenix to Mackinac Island is an approximately 8.5-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 2 hours traveling from Phoenix to Mackinac Island. In July, Mackinac Island is colder than Phoenix - with highs of 73°F and lows of 58°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Thu) so you can travel to Santa Claus.

Things to do in Mackinac Island

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

1
day
Santa Claus

Santa Claus ©
Santa Claus is a town in Spencer County, Indiana, United States, in the southwestern part of the state. Start off your visit on the 5th (Fri): explore the striking landscape of Lincoln Boyhood National Memorial.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Santa Claus planning tool .

Getting from Mackinac Island to Santa Claus by combination of ferry, bus, flight, and taxi takes about 9 hours. Traveling from Mackinac Island in July, things will get a bit warmer in Santa Claus: highs are around 84°F and lows about 67°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Chicago.

Things to do in Santa Claus

Historic Sites Nature Parks

Side Trip

Lincoln Boyhood National Memorial
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Lincoln Boyhood National Memorial ©
Lincoln Boyhood National Memorial

1
night
Chicago

Chicago ©
A huge and vibrant city, Chicago is home to top-notch theaters, shops, museums, galleries, and restaurants.
Kick off your visit on the 6th (Sat): don't miss a visit to Skydeck Chicago - Willis Tower, appreciate the extensive heritage of Millennium Park, and then admire the masterpieces at The Art Institute of Chicago.

For traveler tips, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Chicago driving holiday website .

Traveling by combination of taxi and flight from Santa Claus to Chicago takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time to Central Standard Time, which is usually a -1 hour difference. In July, daily temperatures in Chicago can reach 83°F, while at night they dip to 67°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Sat) so you can take a train to Milwaukee.

Things to do in Chicago

Museums Historic Sites Parks
Highlights from your plan
The Art Institute of Chicago ©
The Art Institute of Chicago
Millennium Park ©
Millennium Park
Skydeck Chicago - Willis Tower ©
Skydeck Chicago - Willis Tower

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hours
Milwaukee

Milwaukee
Milwaukee boasts well-preserved historical districts with a rich European past and a strong beer-brewing tradition.
To see more things to do, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Milwaukee trip maker website .

You can take a train from Chicago to Milwaukee in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In July, daytime highs in Milwaukee are 80°F, while nighttime lows are 63°F. On the 6th (Sat), you're off toTwo Harbors.

Things to do in Milwaukee

Parks Outdoors Nightlife

1
night
Two Harbors

Two Harbors ©
Two Harbors is a city in and the county seat of Lake County, Minnesota, United States, along the shore of Lake Superior. On the 7th (Sun), visit a coastal fixture at Split Rock Lighthouse, kick back and relax at Iona's Beach Scientific and Natural Area, and then stroll through Gooseberry Falls State Park.

For ratings, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Two Harbors trip planning app .

Getting from Milwaukee to Two Harbors by combination of bus and flight takes about 5 hours. Other options: fly; or drive. Traveling from Milwaukee in July, plan for a bit cooler nights in Two Harbors, with lows around 56°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Two Harbors

Outdoors Parks Beaches
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Gooseberry Falls State Park ©
Gooseberry Falls State Park
Split Rock Lighthouse ©
Split Rock Lighthouse

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