8 days in United States Itinerary

8 days in United States Itinerary

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8 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Detroit
Drive:  45​min
1
Brighton
— 1 day
Drive:  9​h
2
Bayfield
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 15​min
3
Ontonagon
— 2 nights
Drive:  6​h
4
Mackinaw City
— 2 nights
+2
bus + taxi + Fly:  4​h 45​min
End: Detroit

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Brighton

Brighton ©
Brighton is a suburb in metro Detroit located in the southeast portion of Livingston County in the U.S. On the 17th (Wed), head outdoors with Mt Brighton Ski Area and then immerse yourself in nature at Island Lake State Recreation Area.

To see more things to do, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Brighton road trip website .

Detroit to Brighton is an approximately 1-hour car ride. Traveling from Detroit in July, expect little chillier with lows of 60°F in Brighton. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Wed) so you can travel to Bayfield.

Things to do in Brighton

Outdoors Beaches Trails
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Island Lake State Recreation Area ©
Island Lake State Recreation Area
Mt Brighton Ski Area ©
Mt Brighton Ski Area

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Bayfield

Bayfield ©
Bayfield is a city in Bayfield County, Wisconsin, United States. On the 18th (Thu), take an in-depth tour of Bayfield Maritime Museum, delve into the lush surroundings at Apostle Islands National Lakeshore, and then Head underground at Apostle Islands National Lakeshore Ice Caves. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: enjoy the sand and surf at Big Bay Town Park and then immerse yourself in nature at Big Bay State Park.

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Traveling by car from Brighton to Bayfield takes 10.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Central Standard Time (CST) is minus 1 hour. Traveling from Brighton in July, expect little chillier with lows of 54°F in Bayfield. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Fri) early enough to travel to Ontonagon.

Things to do in Bayfield

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

La Pointe, Apostle Islands National Lakeshore
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Apostle Islands National Lakeshore ©
Apostle Islands National Lakeshore
Big Bay State Park ©
Big Bay State Park

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nights
Ontonagon

Ontonagon ©
Ontonagon is a village in the U.S. Start off your visit on the 20th (Sat): contemplate the waterfront views at Lake of the Clouds, then take a peaceful walk through Porcupine Mountains State Park, and then explore and take pictures at Adventure Mining Company. Keep things going the next day: explore the striking landscape of Bond Falls.

To find ratings, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, use the Ontonagon holiday planner.

Getting from Bayfield to Ontonagon by car takes about 2.5 hours. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Bayfield to Ontonagon. In July, daily temperatures in Ontonagon can reach 75°F, while at night they dip to 55°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Sun) to allow time to travel to Mackinaw City.

Things to do in Ontonagon

Nature Parks Outdoors

Side Trip

Adventure Mining Company
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Lake of the Clouds ©
Lake of the Clouds
Bond Falls ©
Bond Falls
Adventure Mining Company ©
Adventure Mining Company

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nights
Mackinaw City

Mackinaw City ©
Mackinaw City is a village in Emmet and Cheboygan counties in the U.S. Get in touch with nature at Straits State Park and Little Traverse Wheelway. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Wilderness State Park and North Western State Trail. Take a break from Mackinaw City with a short trip to Cross In The Woods National Shrine in Indian River, about 30 minutes away. Spend the 23rd (Tue) exploring nature at Headlands International Dark Sky Park. Next up on the itinerary: explore and take pictures at Deer Ranch and snap pictures at Mackinac Bridge.

For traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Mackinaw City day trip planner.

Traveling by car from Ontonagon to Mackinaw City takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. In July in Mackinaw City, expect temperatures between 73°F during the day and 58°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Mackinaw City

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Saint Ignace, Petoskey, Cross In The Woods National Shrine, Wilderness State Park
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Deer Ranch ©
Deer Ranch
Headlands International Dark Sky Park ©
Wilderness State Park ©
Wilderness State Park

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