9 days in United States Itinerary

9 days in United States Itinerary

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9 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Chicago
Drive:  45​min
1
Schaumburg
— 1 day
Subway + Fly:  2​h 45​min
2
Holland
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h
3
Jacksonport
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 30​min
4
Escanaba
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h 45​min
5
Traverse City
— 1 night
Bus + Ferry:  4​h 15​min
6
Mackinac Island
— 1 night
+3
Ferry + Bus + Taxi + Fly:  7​h 15​min
7
Chicago
— 3 nights
End: Chicago

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Schaumburg

Schaumburg ©
Schaumburg is a village located in Cook County and DuPage County in northeastern Illinois, United States. On the 20th (Sat), learn about all things military at First Division Museum at Cantigny, brush up on your military savvy at Cantigny Park, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Illinois Prairie Path.

To see photos, reviews, maps, and tourist information, read our Schaumburg route planner .

Chicago to Schaumburg is an approximately 1-hour car ride. You can also take a bus; or do a combination of subway and bus. In June, daytime highs in Schaumburg are 80°F, while nighttime lows are 60°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Holland.

Things to do in Schaumburg

Museums Parks Outdoors

Side Trip

Wheaton
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Cantigny Park ©
Cantigny Park
First Division Museum at Cantigny ©
First Division Museum at Cantigny

1
night
Holland

Holland ©
Holland is a city in the western region of the Lower Peninsula of the U.S. Kick off your visit on the 21st (Sun): see what you can catch with a fishing tour, tour the pleasant surroundings at Holland State Park Beach, then pick up some local products at Holland Farmers Market, and finally stroll through Oval Beach.

To see maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Holland trip planner .

You can do a combination of subway and flight from Schaumburg to Holland in 3 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of subway, flight, and train. The time zone difference moving from Central Standard Time to Eastern Standard Time is 1 hour. In June, plan for daily highs up to 78°F, and evening lows to 59°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Sun) early enough to travel to Jacksonport.

Things to do in Holland

Outdoors Beaches Parks

Side Trip

Oval Beach
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Holland State Park Beach ©
Holland State Park Beach
Oval Beach ©
Oval Beach
Holland Farmers Market ©
Holland Farmers Market

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night
Jacksonport

Jacksonport ©
Jacksonport is a town in Door County, Wisconsin, United States. On the 22nd (Mon), take in nature's colorful creations at The Garden Door, relax in the rural setting at The Farm, then walk around Cave Point County Park, and finally admire the majestic nature at Peninsula State Park.

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

You can drive from Holland to Jacksonport in 6.5 hours. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Holland to Jacksonport. Traveling from Holland in June, expect Jacksonport to be a bit cooler, temps between 72°F and 54°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Mon) early enough to travel to Escanaba.

Things to do in Jacksonport

Parks Nature

Side Trips

Sturgeon Bay, Peninsula State Park
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Peninsula State Park ©
Peninsula State Park
The Farm ©
The Farm

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Escanaba

Escanaba ©
Escanaba is a port city in Delta County in the U.S. Start off your visit on the 23rd (Tue): walk around Ludington Park, take an in-depth tour of Delta County Historical Museum, and then do a tasting at Leigh's Garden Winery.

To find more things to do, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Escanaba trip maker site .

Traveling by car from Jacksonport to Escanaba takes 3 hours. The time zone difference moving from Central Standard Time (CST) to Eastern Standard Time (EST) is 1 hour. In June, daytime highs in Escanaba are 70°F, while nighttime lows are 51°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Tue) so you can travel to Traverse City.

Things to do in Escanaba

Parks Museums Wineries
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Ludington Park ©
Ludington Park
Leigh's Garden Winery ©
Leigh's Garden Winery
Delta County Historical Museum ©
Delta County Historical Museum

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night
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.
Kick off your visit on the 24th (Wed): explore the landscape on two wheels at Traverse Area Recreation and Transportation Trails, then take in the waterfront at Boardman River Boardwalk, and then learn the secrets of beer at a beer tour and tasting.

To see other places to visit, photos, maps, and more tourist information, read Traverse City road trip app .

Getting from Escanaba to Traverse City by car takes about 5 hours. While traveling from Escanaba, expect somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Traverse City, ranging from highs of 76°F to lows of 54°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Wed) so you can travel to Mackinac Island.

Things to do in Traverse City

Tours Parks Outdoors
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Beer Tastings & Tours
Boardman River Boardwalk ©
Boardman River Boardwalk

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Mackinac Island

Mackinac Island ©
Mackinac Island is a city in Mackinac County in the U.S. On the 25th (Thu), steep yourself in history at Fort Holmes, admire the majestic nature at Mackinac Island State Park, and then explore the striking landscape at Arch Rock.

For reviews, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Mackinac Island road trip planning site .

You can do a combination of bus and ferry from Traverse City to Mackinac Island in 4.5 hours. Traveling from Traverse City in June, you will find days in Mackinac Island are little chillier (67°F), and nights are about the same (51°F). Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Thu) early enough to travel to Chicago.

Things to do in Mackinac Island

Parks Nature Historic Sites
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Arch Rock ©
Arch Rock
Mackinac Island State Park ©
Mackinac Island State Park
Fort Holmes
Fort Holmes

3
nights
Chicago

Chicago ©
A huge and vibrant city, Chicago is home to top-notch theaters, shops, museums, galleries, and restaurants.
Chicago is known for museums, parks, nightlife, zoos & aquariums, and childrens museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: admire the masterpieces at The Art Institute of Chicago, pause for some photo ops at Cloud Gate, take in panoramic vistas at Skydeck Chicago - Willis Tower, and get curious at Field Museum.

To find out how to plan a trip to Chicago, use our trip itinerary maker.

You can do a combination of ferry, bus, and flight from Mackinac Island to Chicago in 7.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of ferry, bus, and train; or do a combination of ferry and bus. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time to Central Standard Time, which is usually a -1 hour difference. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Mackinac Island in June, with highs in Chicago at 81°F and lows at 63°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Chicago

Museums Parks Childrens Museums

Side Trip

Frank Lloyd Wright's Unity Temple
Highlights from your plan
The Art Institute of Chicago ©
The Art Institute of Chicago
Millennium Park ©
Millennium Park
Museum of Science and Industry ©
Museum of Science and Industry

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