8 days in United States Itinerary

8 days in United States Itinerary

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8 days in United States Itinerary

Start: New York City
+2
Bus + Fly + Drive:  7​h 45​min
1
Sault Ste. Marie
— 1 night
Bus + Ferry:  4​h 15​min
2
Mackinac Island
— 2 nights
Ferry + Bus:  2​h 15​min
3
Petoskey
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 30​min
4
Traverse City
— 2 nights
Fly:  5​h 30​min
5
Allentown
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 45​min
End: New York City

1
night
Sault Ste. Marie

Sault Ste. Marie
Sault Ste. On the 20th (Tue), visit a coastal fixture at USDA Iroquois Lighthouse, get a taste of the local shopping with Riverstone Gallery, then make a trip to Soo Locks, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Holy Name of Mary Church, and finally admire nature's wide array of creatures at Museum Ship Valley Camp.

Plan trip to Sault Ste. Marie with our itinerary maker to find out where to go and what to do.

New York City to Sault Ste. Marie is an approximately 8-hour combination of bus, flight, and car. You can also do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from New York City in August; daily highs in Sault Ste. Marie reach 75°F and lows reach 57°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Tue) so you can travel to Mackinac Island.

Things to do in Sault Ste. Marie

Historic Sites Museums Parks

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Point Iroquois Lighthouse
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Point Iroquois Lighthouse
Point Iroquois Lighthouse
Soo Locks ©
Soo Locks
Museum Ship Valley Camp ©
Museum Ship Valley Camp

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nights
Mackinac Island

Mackinac Island ©
Mackinac Island is a city in Mackinac County in the U.S. On the 21st (Wed), steep yourself in history at Biddle House, then learn about all things military at Fort Mackinac, then explore the striking landscape at Arch Rock, and finally admire the majestic nature at Mackinac Island State Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 22nd (Thu): look for gifts at Caddywampus, make a trip to Fort Holmes, take a pleasant ride with a tour on horseback, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at St Anne's Catholic Church, and finally look for all kinds of wild species at The Original Mackinac Island Butterfly House & Insect World.

To find other places to visit, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Mackinac Island trip itinerary app .

You can do a combination of bus and ferry from Sault Ste. Marie to Mackinac Island in 4.5 hours. In August, daytime highs in Mackinac Island are 72°F, while nighttime lows are 59°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Thu) so you can travel to Petoskey.

Things to do in Mackinac Island

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

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Petoskey

Petoskey ©
Petoskey is a city and coastal resort community in the U.S. Start off your visit on the 23rd (Fri): explore the landscape on two wheels at Little Traverse Wheelway, then take a stroll through Historic Gaslight District, and then immerse yourself in nature at Petoskey State Park.

To find ratings and tourist information, refer to the Petoskey driving holiday planner .

Traveling by combination of ferry and bus from Mackinac Island to Petoskey takes 2.5 hours. August in Petoskey sees daily highs of 75°F and lows of 58°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Fri) early enough to drive to Traverse City.

Things to do in Petoskey

Parks Outdoors Nature
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Little Traverse Wheelway ©
Little Traverse Wheelway
Petoskey State Park
Petoskey State Park

2
nights
Traverse City

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.
Start off your visit on the 24th (Sat): get a taste of the local shopping with The Village at Grand Traverse Commons, stop by American Spoon, then wander the streets of Front Street, and finally savor the flavors at Food & Drink. On the next day, grab your bike and head to Traverse Area Recreation and Transportation Trails, visit a coastal fixture at Old Mission Lighthouse, and then learn about winemaking at Brys Estate Vineyard & Winery.

To see maps, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Traverse City trip itinerary website .

You can drive from Petoskey to Traverse City in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 79°F in August, and nighttime lows around 60°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Sun) so you can travel to Allentown.

Things to do in Traverse City

Shopping Tours Parks
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Mission Point Lighthouse ©
Mission Point Lighthouse

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Allentown

Allentown ©
Allentown is a city located in Lehigh County, Pennsylvania, United States. Kick off your visit on the 26th (Mon): have fun at Coca-Cola Park, then stop by Josh Early Candies, and then cool off at Dorney Park & Wildwater Kingdom.

Take the guesswork out of planning a Allentown vacation by using our trip itinerary maker.

Traveling by flight from Traverse City to Allentown takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. In August, daily temperatures in Allentown can reach 81°F, while at night they dip to 63°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Mon) so you can drive back home.

Things to do in Allentown

Theme Parks Fun & Games Shopping
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Dorney Park & Wildwater Kingdom ©
Dorney Park & Wildwater Kingdom
Coca-Cola Park ©
Coca-Cola Park
Josh Early Candies ©
Josh Early Candies

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