7 days in United States Itinerary

7 days in United States Itinerary

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7 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Chicago
Drive:  2​h 45​min
1
Mackinaw
— Few hours
Drive:  5​h 45​min
2
Grand Rapids
— 1 night
Drive:  45​min
3
Holland
— 2 nights
Drive:  45​min
4
South Haven
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
End: Chicago

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Mackinaw

Mackinaw ©
Mackinaw is a village in Tazewell County, Illinois, United States, and is part of the Peoria, Illinois Metropolitan Statistical Area. Start off your visit on the 22nd (Sun): explore and take pictures at Avanti's Dome and then do a tasting at Mackinaw Valley Vineyard.

To find maps, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, read our Mackinaw trip planner .

Chicago to Mackinaw is an approximately 3-hour car ride. In September, plan for daily highs up to 81°F, and evening lows to 59°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sun) to allow time to travel to Grand Rapids.

Things to do in Mackinaw

Wineries

Side Trip

Avanti's Dome
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Mackinaw Valley Vineyard ©
Mackinaw Valley Vineyard
Avanti's Dome ©
Avanti's Dome

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Grand Rapids

Grand Rapids ©
The second largest city in Michigan and a hub of furniture manufacturing, Grand Rapids bears the nickname "Furniture City." However, the destination's original name came from the rapids of the Grand River that once ran through the downtown area.
Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Mon): admire the natural beauty at Frederik Meijer Gardens & Sculpture Park, examine the collection at Gerald R. Ford Museum, then look and learn at Grand Rapids Public Museum, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Cathedral of Saint Andrew. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 24th (Tue): admire the striking features of Meyer May House, then admire nature's wide array of creatures at John Ball Zoo, then appreciate the history behind Leonardo da Vinci's Horse, and finally test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms.

To find maps, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Grand Rapids trip builder site .

Traveling by car from Mackinaw to Grand Rapids takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Mackinaw to Grand Rapids due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Mackinaw in September, expect Grand Rapids to be little chillier, temps between 76°F and 54°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Tue) so you can drive to Holland.

Things to do in Grand Rapids

Parks Museums Childrens Museums
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Room Escape Games
Gerald R. Ford Museum ©
Gerald R. Ford Museum

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Holland

Holland ©
Holland is a city in the western region of the Lower Peninsula of the U.S. On the 25th (Wed), pick up some local products at Holland Farmers Market, then glide through natural beauty at Saugatuck Dunes State Park, and then kick back and relax at Oval Beach. Keep things going the next day: don't miss a visit to Windmill Island Gardens, enjoy the sand and surf at Holland State Park Beach, and then enjoy the sea views from Grand Haven Lighthouse and Pier.

To see reviews, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Holland trip planner .

Traveling by car from Grand Rapids to Holland takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In September, plan for daily highs up to 76°F, and evening lows to 54°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Thu) so you can drive to South Haven.

Things to do in Holland

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Grand Haven Lighthouse and Pier, Oval Beach
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Holland State Park Beach ©
Holland State Park Beach
Oval Beach ©
Oval Beach
Windmill Island Gardens ©
Windmill Island Gardens

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South Haven

South Haven ©
South Haven is a city in the U.S. Kick off your visit on the 27th (Fri): immerse yourself in nature at Warren Dunes State Park and then kick back and relax at Silver Beach County Park. On the 28th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: enjoy the sea views from South Haven Lighthouses, make a trip to Whirlpool Compass Fountain, and then find something for the whole family at Silver Beach Carousel.

To see photos and more tourist information, use the South Haven tour planner.

Traveling by car from Holland to South Haven takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In September, daytime highs in South Haven are 74°F, while nighttime lows are 55°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Sat) so you can drive back home.

Things to do in South Haven

Parks Theme Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Saint Joseph, Warren Dunes State Park
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Silver Beach County Park ©
Silver Beach County Park
South Haven Lighthouses ©
South Haven Lighthouses
Silver Beach Carousel ©
Silver Beach Carousel

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