9 days in United States Itinerary

9 days in United States Itinerary

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Alpena
— 2 nights
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Sault Ste. Marie
— 1 night
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Grand Marais
— 4 nights
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Boyne City
— 1 night

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Alpena

Alpena ©
Alpena is a city in the U.S. On the 19th (Sat), brush up on your military savvy at Great Lakes Maritime Heritage Center, then take a tour by water with Alpena Shipwreck Tours, then identify plant and animal life at Thunder Bay National Marine Sanctuary, and finally do a tasting at Thunder Bay Winery. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 20th (Sun): visit a coastal fixture at Point Iroquois Lighthouse, look for all kinds of wild species at Island Park & Wildlife Sanctuary, then look and learn at Besser Museum, and finally enjoy the sea views from New Presque Isle Lighthouse.

For reviews, maps, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Alpena online road trip planner.

Detroit to Alpena is an approximately 4-hour car ride. You can also drive; or do a combination of flight and car. Traveling from Detroit in September, expect slightly colder with lows of 49°F in Alpena. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Mon) so you can travel to Sault Ste. Marie.

Things to do in Alpena

Parks · Wildlife · Historic Sites · Museums

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Winery / Vineyard
Thunder Bay Winery
4.9

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Sault Ste. Marie

Sault Ste. Marie ©
Sault Ste. Start off your visit on the 21st (Mon): take in panoramic vistas at Tower of History, then browse the exhibits of Museum Ship Valley Camp, then don't miss a visit to Soo Locks, and finally sample the tasty concoctions at Soo Brewing Company. Here are some ideas for day two: pause for some serene contemplation at Holy Name of Mary Church.

To see ratings, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Sault Ste. Marie itinerary website.

Traveling by car from Alpena to Sault Ste. Marie takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In September, plan for daily highs up to 70°F, and evening lows to 51°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Tue) so you can travel to Grand Marais.

Things to do in Sault Ste. Marie

Historic Sites · Breweries & Distilleries · Parks · Zoos & Aquariums
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Soo Locks
4.7

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Grand Marais

Grand Marais ©
Grand Marais is an unincorporated community in Burt Township, Alger County in the U.S. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Grand Marais: Munising (Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore, Spray Falls, &more). The adventure continues: get outside with Sable Falls, don't miss a visit to Au Sable Light Station, see the interesting displays at Pickle Barrel House Museum, and walk around Bayshore Park.

To see reviews, photos, and other tourist information, read our Grand Marais trip planner.

Drive from Sault Ste. Marie to Grand Marais in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In September, daily temperatures in Grand Marais can reach 68°F, while at night they dip to 49°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Sat) early enough to travel to Boyne City.

Things to do in Grand Marais

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Museums

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Sable Falls
4.8
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Scenic Walking Area
Log Slide Overlook
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Boyne City

Boyne City ©
Boyne City is a city in Charlevoix County in the U.S. Start off your visit on the 27th (Sun): browse the eclectic array of goods at Boyne City Farmer's Market.

To see photos, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Boyne City trip builder website.

Traveling by car from Grand Marais to Boyne City takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In September, plan for daily highs up to 70°F, and evening lows to 54°F. On the 27th (Sun), you'll have the morning to explore before heading back home.

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