9 days in United States Itinerary

9 days in United States Itinerary

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9 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Saint Louis
Drive:  5​h
1
Chesterton
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h
2
Grand Haven
— Few hours
Drive:  3​h
3
Glen Arbor
— 2 nights
drive:  8​h 30​min
4
Mackinac Island
— 1 day
drive:  6​h 30​min
5
Munising
— 2 nights
Drive:  12​h
End: Saint Louis

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night
Chesterton

Chesterton ©
Chesterton is a town in Westchester, Jackson and Liberty townships of Porter County, in the U.S. You've now added Indiana Dunes State Park to your itinerary. Start off your visit on the 13th (Sun): admire the majestic nature at Indiana Dunes State Park, then kick back and relax at Silver Beach County Park, then make a trip to Grotto of Our Lady Lourdes, and finally trek along Cowles Bog.

For photos, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Chesterton online trip builder .

Saint Louis to Chesterton is an approximately 4.5-hour flight. You can also drive. Expect slightly colder weather when traveling from Saint Louis in October: highs in Chesterton hover around 65°F, while lows dip to 45°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Sun) so you can travel to Grand Haven.

Things to do in Chesterton

Parks Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trips

Grotto of Our Lady Lourdes, Silver Beach County Park
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Silver Beach County Park ©
Silver Beach County Park
Indiana Dunes State Park ©
Indiana Dunes State Park
Cowles Bog ©
Cowles Bog

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hours
Grand Haven

Grand Haven
Grand Haven is a city in the U.S. For photos, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Grand Haven trip tool .

Drive from Chesterton to Grand Haven in 2.5 hours. The time zone changes from Central Standard Time to Eastern Standard Time, which is usually a 1 hour difference. October in Grand Haven sees daily highs of 62°F and lows of 45°F at night. You will leave for Glen Arbor on the 14th (Mon).

Things to do in Grand Haven

Outdoors Parks Tours

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nights
Glen Arbor

Glen Arbor ©
Glen Arbor Township is a civil township of Leelanau County in the U.S. Kick off your visit on the 14th (Mon): get to know the fascinating history of Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore, learn about all things military at Sleeping Bear Point Maritime Museum, and then hike along Sleeping Bear Heritage Trail. On your second day here, contemplate the long history of Fishtown, then stroll through Empire Bluff Trail, and then explore and take pictures at Pierce Stocking Scenic Drive.

To see ratings, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Glen Arbor trip planner.

You can drive from Grand Haven to Glen Arbor in 3 hours. In October, daytime highs in Glen Arbor are 59°F, while nighttime lows are 43°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Wed) early enough to travel to Mackinac Island.

Things to do in Glen Arbor

Parks Outdoors Trails

Side Trips

Empire, Fishtown
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Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore ©
Sleeping Bear Point Maritime Museum ©

1
day
Mackinac Island

Mackinac Island ©
Mackinac Island is a city in Mackinac County in the U.S. Kick off your visit on the 16th (Wed): learn about all things military at Fort Mackinac, explore the striking landscape at Arch Rock, then immerse yourself in nature at Mackinac Island State Park, and finally steep yourself in history at Biddle House.

To find ratings, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Mackinac Island vacation builder tool .

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Glen Arbor to Mackinac Island. In October, plan for daily highs up to 55°F, and evening lows to 43°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Wed) early enough to travel to Munising.

Things to do in Mackinac Island

Parks Nature Museums
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Arch Rock ©
Arch Rock
Mackinac Island State Park ©
Mackinac Island State Park
Fort Mackinac ©
Fort Mackinac

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nights
Munising

Munising ©
Munising is a city on the southern shore of Lake Superior on the Upper Peninsula of the U.S. Step out of the city life by going to Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore and Miners Castle Rock. The adventure continues: take in the dramatic scenery at Munising Falls and kick back and relax at Sand Point Beach.

To see more things to do, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, use the Munising day trip planner.

You can do a combination of ferry, bus, and car from Mackinac Island to Munising in 6.5 hours. Another option is to do a combination of ferry, bus, and taxi. Expect a daytime high around 57°F in October, and nighttime lows around 42°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Munising

Parks Nature Wildlife
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Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore ©
Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore
Munising Falls ©
Munising Falls
Miners Falls ©
Miners Falls

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