8 days in United States Itinerary

8 days in United States Itinerary

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8 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Calumet
Drive:  4​h 30​min
1
Mackinaw City
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h
2
Lansing
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h 30​min
3
Chicago
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
4
Wisconsin Dells
— 2 nights
Drive:  5​h
End: Calumet

1
night
Mackinaw City

Mackinaw City
Mackinaw City is a village in Emmet and Cheboygan counties in the U.S. Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Mackinaw Parasailing & Jet Boat Adventures as well as Shepler's Mackinac Island Ferry. Kick off your visit on the 18th (Sat): fly like a bird with Mackinaw Parasailing & Jet Boat Adventures.

To see traveler tips, ratings, photos, and tourist information, read Mackinaw City road trip tool .

Calumet to Mackinaw City is an approximately 5.5-hour car ride. You can also fly. In August, daytime highs in Mackinaw City are 72°F, while nighttime lows are 59°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 19th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Lansing.

Things to do in Mackinaw City

Adventure Tours Outdoors

2
nights
Lansing

Lansing
Lansing is the capital of the US state of Michigan. For reviews, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, read Lansing attractions planner.

You can drive from Mackinaw City to Lansing in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and flight. When traveling from Mackinaw City in August, plan for somewhat warmer days in Lansing, with highs around 80°F, while nights are about the same with lows around 60°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Tue) to allow time to travel to Chicago.

Things to do in Lansing

Parks Outdoors Nightlife

2
nights
Chicago

Chicago ©
A huge and vibrant city, Chicago is home to top-notch theaters, shops, museums, galleries, and restaurants.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Shedd Aquarium as well as Museum of Science and Industry. Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Wed): engage your brain at Museum of Science and Industry. On your second day here, admire nature's wide array of creatures at Shedd Aquarium.

To see more things to do, maps, reviews, and tourist information, use the Chicago vacation maker tool .

Traveling by flight from Lansing to Chicago takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Lansing to Chicago due to the time zone difference. Expect somewhat warmer evenings in Chicago when traveling from Lansing in August, with lows around 67°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Thu) so you can drive to Wisconsin Dells.

Things to do in Chicago

Museums Childrens Museums Zoos & Aquariums
Highlights from your plan
Museum of Science and Industry ©
Museum of Science and Industry
Shedd Aquarium ©
Shedd Aquarium

2
nights
Wisconsin Dells

Wisconsin Dells ©
Named after a nearby scenic gorge famous for its steep sandstone formations, Wisconsin Dells features more than 20 water parks, making it one of the most popular vacation areas in this region.
Mt. Olympus Water & Theme Park has been added to your itinerary.

For other places to visit, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Wisconsin Dells day trip planner.

Getting from Chicago to Wisconsin Dells by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or do a combination of flight and train. Traveling from Chicago in August, plan for little chillier nights in Wisconsin Dells, with lows around 59°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Wisconsin Dells

Theme Parks
Highlights from your plan
Mt. Olympus Resort ©
Mt. Olympus Resort

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