7 days in United States Itinerary

7 days in United States Itinerary

Created using Inspirock United States holiday planner

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Fly to Sault Ste Marie, Ferry to Mackinac Island
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Mackinac Island
— 1 night
Ferry to Mackinaw, Bus to Petoskey
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Petoskey
— 1 night
Drive
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Traverse City
— 1 night
Fly
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Galena
— 2 nights
Drive
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Mackinaw City
— 1 night
Bus to Pellston, MI, Fly to Kansas City

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Mackinac Island

— 1 night
Mackinac Island is a city in Mackinac County in the U.S. state of Michigan. On the 3rd (Sat), learn about all things military at Fort Mackinac and then explore the striking landscape at Arch Rock.

For traveler tips and tourist information, use the Mackinac Island trip maker website.

Kansas City to Mackinac Island is an approximately 6-hour combination of flight and ferry. You can also do a combination of train, bus, and ferry; or do a combination of bus and ferry. Traveling from Kansas City to Mackinac Island, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. In October, Mackinac Island is a bit cooler than Kansas City - with highs of 55°F and lows of 43°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 4th (Sun) to allow time for travel to Petoskey.

Things to do in Mackinac Island

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites · Tours

Petoskey

— 1 night
Petoskey is a city and coastal resort community in the U.S. state of Michigan. To see ratings, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Petoskey day trip planning website.

Traveling by combination of ferry and bus from Mackinac Island to Petoskey takes 3 hours. In October, daytime highs in Petoskey are 57°F, while nighttime lows are 42°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Traverse City.

Things to do in Petoskey

Outdoors · Trails · Parks · Scenic Drive

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.
On the 6th (Tue), buy something for everyone on your list at The Village at Grand Traverse Commons, then make a trip to Benjamin Twiggs, legendary cherry products, and then learn the secrets of beer at a beer tour and tasting.

For photos, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Traverse City trip planner.

Drive from Petoskey to Traverse City in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In October in Traverse City, expect temperatures between 60°F during the day and 44°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Tue) to allow enough time to fly to Galena.

Things to do in Traverse City

Tours · Breweries & Distilleries · Historic Sites · Shopping

Galena

— 2 nights
Galena is the largest city in and the county seat of Jo Daviess County, Illinois, with a population of 3,429 at the 2010 census. On the 7th (Wed), get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at National Mississippi River Museum & Aquarium, then make a trip to Fenelon Place Elevator Co., then get the lay of the land with Walking tours, and finally sample the fine beverages at Blaum Bros. Distilling Co..

For other places to visit, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Galena trip planner.

Getting from Traverse City to Galena by flight takes about 5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Traverse City to Galena is minus 1 hour. October in Galena sees daily highs of 62°F and lows of 42°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Thu) so you can drive to Mackinaw City.

Things to do in Galena

Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Museums · Breweries & Distilleries

Side Trip

Mackinaw City

— 1 night
Mackinaw City is a village in Emmet and Cheboygan counties in the U.S. state of Michigan. Kick off your visit on the 8th (Thu): delve into the distant past with Colonial Michilimackinac and then get great views at Castle Rock. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: stroll around Bridge View Park, then snap pictures at Mackinac Bridge, and then stop by JoAnn's Fudge.

Make your Mackinaw City itinerary with Inspirock to find out what to see and where to go.

Traveling by car from Galena to Mackinaw City takes 9 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or do a combination of taxi, bus, and flight. The time zone difference moving from Central Standard Time to Eastern Standard Time is 1 hour. Traveling from Galena in October, expect nights in Mackinaw City to be about the same, around 43°F, while days are a bit cooler, around 55°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Fri) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Mackinaw City

Parks · Tours · Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trip

United States travel guide

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Specialty Museums · Nightlife · Beaches
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.