8 days in Chicago, Shipshewana & Mackinaw City Itinerary

8 days in Chicago, Shipshewana & Mackinaw City Itinerary

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8 days in Chicago, Shipshewana & Mackinaw City Itinerary

Start: Memphis
Drive:  8​h 45​min
1
Chicago
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
2
Shipshewana
— 2 nights
Drive:  5​h 45​min
3
Mackinaw City
— 2 nights
Drive:  13​h
End: Knoxville

2
nights
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 16th (Sun): examine the collection at The Field Museum, admire the masterpieces at The Art Institute of Chicago, then make a trip to Millennium Park, and finally don't miss a visit to Cloud Gate. On the next day, engage your brain at Museum of Science and Industry, then trek along Cowles Bog, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Fourth Presbyterian Church.

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Memphis to Chicago is an approximately 5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a train. Traveling from Memphis in June, expect Chicago to be slightly colder, temps between 81°F and 63°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Shipshewana.

Things to do in Chicago

Museums Childrens Museums Parks

Side Trip

Cowles Bog
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The Art Institute of Chicago ©
The Art Institute of Chicago
Field Museum ©
Field Museum
Museum of Science and Industry ©
Museum of Science and Industry

2
nights
Shipshewana

Shipshewana ©
Shipshewana is a town in Newbury Township, LaGrange County, Indiana, United States. Kick off your visit on the 18th (Tue): get answers to all your questions at Menno-Hof Mennonite - Amish Visitor Center, look for all kinds of wild species at Dutch Creek Farm Animal Park, and then steep yourself in history at Gene Stratton-Porter State Historic Site. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: look for all kinds of wild species at Black Pine Animal Sanctuary, indulge in some culinary diversions at a local gastronomic tour, and then see the interesting displays at Hostetler's Hudson Auto Museum.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Shipshewana online journey builder .

You can drive from Chicago to Shipshewana in 2.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Chicago to Shipshewana is 1 hour. Expect a daytime high around 78°F in June, and nighttime lows around 59°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Thu) so you can go by car to Mackinaw City.

Things to do in Shipshewana

Parks Wildlife Outdoors

Side Trips

Gene Stratton-Porter State Historic Site, Black Pine Animal Sanctuary
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Dutch Creek Farm Animal Park ©
Dutch Creek Farm Animal Park
Hostetler's Hudson Auto Museum ©
Hostetler's Hudson Auto Museum

2
nights
Mackinaw City

Mackinaw City ©
Mackinaw City is a village in Emmet and Cheboygan counties in the U.S. On the 20th (Thu), see the interesting displays at Museum of Ojibwa Culture, then walk around Colonial Michilimackinac, and then explore the galleries of Old Mackinac Point Lighthouse. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: steep yourself in history at Historic Mill Creek Discovery Park, then snap pictures at Mackinac Bridge, then enjoy the sea views from McGulpin Point Lighthouse & Historic Site, and finally see the interesting displays at Icebreaker Mackinaw Maritime Museum Inc..

For other places to visit, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Mackinaw City online route planner .

You can drive from Shipshewana to Mackinaw City in 6 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and bus; or do a combination of taxi, flight, and bus. Traveling from Shipshewana in June, things will get a bit cooler in Mackinaw City: highs are around 67°F and lows about 51°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Mackinaw City

Historic Sites Parks Museums

Side Trips

Saint Ignace, Tahquamenon Falls State Park
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Old Mackinac Point Lighthouse ©
Old Mackinac Point Lighthouse
Tahquamenon Falls State Park ©
Tahquamenon Falls State Park

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