9 days in United States Itinerary

9 days in United States Itinerary

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9 days in United States Itinerary

Start: New York City
+2
Bus + Fly + Drive:  7​h 45​min
1
Sault Ste. Marie
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 15​min
2
Paradise
— 1 night
Drive + Ferry:  2​h
3
Mackinac Island
— 1 night
Ferry:  15​min
4
Saint Ignace
— 1 night
Bus:  1​h
5
Petoskey
— 1 night
Drive:  30​min
6
Charlevoix
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h
7
Indian River
— Few hours
Drive:  1​h
8
Grayling
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 15​min
9
Traverse City
— 1 night
Fly + Bus:  4​h 30​min
End: New York City

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night
Sault Ste. Marie

Sault Ste. Marie
Sault Ste. Start off your visit on the 21st (Wed): enjoy the sea views from USDA Iroquois Lighthouse, then indulge your thirst for a good beer at Soo Brewing Company, then steep yourself in history at Tower of History, and finally get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Museum Ship Valley Camp.

For photos, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, use the Sault Ste. Marie online vacation maker .

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. Plan for little chillier temperatures traveling from New York City in August, with highs in Sault Ste. Marie at 75°F and lows at 57°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Paradise.

Things to do in Sault Ste. Marie

Historic Sites Zoos & Aquariums Museums

Side Trip

Point Iroquois Lighthouse
Highlights from your plan
Point Iroquois Lighthouse
Point Iroquois Lighthouse
Museum Ship Valley Camp ©
Museum Ship Valley Camp
Soo Brewing Company ©
Soo Brewing Company

1
night
Paradise

Paradise ©
Paradise is an unincorporated community in Whitefish Township, Chippewa County in the U.S. Start off your visit on the 22nd (Thu): see the sky in a new way at Whitefish Point Bird Observatory and then contemplate the waterfront views at Tahquamenon Falls.

To find ratings, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Paradise trip itinerary planning site .

Drive from Sault Ste. Marie to Paradise in 1.5 hours. In August in Paradise, expect temperatures between 73°F during the day and 53°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Mackinac Island.

Things to do in Paradise

Parks Nature Wildlife
Highlights from your plan
Whitefish Point Bird Observatory ©
Whitefish Point Bird Observatory
Tahquamenon Falls ©
Tahquamenon Falls

1
night
Mackinac Island

Mackinac Island
Mackinac Island is a city in Mackinac County in the U.S. Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Fri): contemplate the long history of Fort Holmes, steep yourself in history at Biddle House, pause for some serene contemplation at St Anne's Catholic Church, then examine the collection at The Richard and Jane Manoogian Mackinac Art Museum, then pause for some serene contemplation at Trinity Church, and finally enjoy the sea views from Round Island Lighthouse.

To find photos, reviews, maps, and tourist information, use the Mackinac Island itinerary planner .

Do a combination of car and ferry from Paradise to Mackinac Island in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and ferry. Traveling from Paradise in August, plan for a bit warmer nights in Mackinac Island, with lows around 59°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Fri) to allow enough time to ride a ferry to Saint Ignace.

Things to do in Mackinac Island

Historic Sites Museums
Highlights from your plan
Fort Holmes
Fort Holmes
St Anne's Catholic Church ©
St Anne's Catholic Church

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night
Saint Ignace

Saint Ignace ©
Saint Ignace, usually written as St. Start off your visit on the 24th (Sat): see the interesting displays at Museum of Ojibwa Culture, admire the landmark architecture of Indian Village, examine the collection at Icebreaker Mackinaw Maritime Museum Inc., then take an in-depth tour of Heritage Village at Mackinaw, then take an in-depth tour of Mackinaw Bridge Museum, and finally look for gifts at JoAnn's Fudge.

Ask Inspirock to suggest an itinerary and make planning a trip to Saint Ignace fast, fun, and easy.

Saint Ignace is very close to Mackinac Island. In August, daytime highs in Saint Ignace are 72°F, while nighttime lows are 59°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Sat) to allow time to take a bus to Petoskey.

Things to do in Saint Ignace

Museums Shopping Historic Sites

Side Trip

Mackinaw City
Highlights from your plan
Museum of Ojibwa Culture ©
Museum of Ojibwa Culture
Mackinaw Bridge Museum ©
Mackinaw Bridge Museum
Heritage Village at Mackinaw ©
Heritage Village at Mackinaw

1
night
Petoskey

Petoskey ©
Petoskey is a city and coastal resort community in the U.S. Kick off your visit on the 25th (Sun): look for all kinds of wild species at Thorne Swift Nature Preserve, stroll through Little Traverse Wheelway, then do a tasting at Walloon Lake Winery, and finally take a stroll through Historic Gaslight District.

For maps, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Petoskey tour itinerary planner.

You can take a bus from Saint Ignace to Petoskey in an hour. Another option is to drive. In August in Petoskey, expect temperatures between 75°F during the day and 58°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Sun) early enough to drive to Charlevoix.

Things to do in Petoskey

Parks Outdoors Trails

Side Trip

Thorne Swift Nature Preserve
Highlights from your plan
Little Traverse Wheelway ©
Little Traverse Wheelway
Walloon Lake Winery ©
Walloon Lake Winery
Thorne Swift Nature Preserve ©
Thorne Swift Nature Preserve

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night
Charlevoix

Charlevoix ©
Charlevoix is a city in the U.S. Kick off your visit on the 26th (Mon): make a trip to Mushroom House Tours of Charlevoix and then steep yourself in history at Castle Farms.

To see where to stay, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Charlevoix online trip itinerary builder .

Charlevoix is just a short distance from Petoskey. In August, plan for daily highs up to 75°F, and evening lows to 60°F. On the 26th (Mon), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Indian River.

Things to do in Charlevoix

Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Mushroom House Tours of Charlevoix ©
Mushroom House Tours of Charlevoix
Castle Farms ©
Castle Farms

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hours
Indian River

Indian River ©
Indian River is an unincorporated community in Cheboygan County in the U.S. Kick off your visit on the 26th (Mon): learn about winemaking at Crooked Vine Vineyard & Winery and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Cross In The Woods National Shrine.

Use Inspirock's suggestions to plan your Indian River trip and find the best activities and attractions for your vacation.

You can drive from Charlevoix to Indian River in an hour. Traveling from Charlevoix in August, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit cooler in Indian River, with lows of 54°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Mon) so you can go by car to Grayling.

Things to do in Indian River

Historic Sites Wineries

Side Trip

Crooked Vine Vineyard & Winery
Highlights from your plan
Cross In The Woods National Shrine ©
Crooked Vine Vineyard & Winery ©
Crooked Vine Vineyard & Winery

1
night
Grayling

Grayling
Grayling is a city in the U.S. Kick off your visit on the 27th (Tue): add some adventure to your tour with a kayaking and canoeing tour and then immerse yourself in nature at Hartwick Pines State Park.

Make your Grayling itinerary with Inspirock to find out what to see and where to go.

Drive from Indian River to Grayling in an hour. In August, daily temperatures in Grayling can reach 77°F, while at night they dip to 52°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Traverse City.

Things to do in Grayling

Outdoors Adventure Tours
Highlights from your plan
Hartwick Pines State Park
Hartwick Pines State Park

1
night
Traverse City

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 28th (Wed): learn about winemaking at Chateau Grand Traverse Winery, then explore the world behind art at Dennos Museum Center, then sample the fine beverages at Grand Traverse Distillery, and finally contemplate the waterfront views at Grand Traverse Bay.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, use the Traverse City holiday planning site .

You can drive from Grayling to Traverse City in 1.5 hours. Plan for somewhat warmer nights when traveling from Grayling in August since evenings lows in Traverse City dip to 60°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Wed) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Traverse City

Nature Museums Parks
Highlights from your plan
Chateau Grand Traverse Winery ©
Chateau Grand Traverse Winery
Dennos Museum Center ©
Dennos Museum Center
Grand Traverse Distillery ©
Grand Traverse Distillery

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