9 days in Great Lakes USA Itinerary

9 days in Great Lakes USA Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Great Lakes USA travel planner

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Fly to Marquette, Taxi to Munising
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Munising
— 2 nights
Taxi to Marquette, Fly to Chicago
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Chicago
— 4 nights
Fly
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Rockbridge
— 1 night
Drive
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Cleveland
— 1 night
Fly

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Munising

— 2 nights
Munising is a city on the southern shore of Lake Superior on the Upper Peninsula of the U.S. state of Michigan. Get out of town with these interesting Munising side-trips: Marquette (Sugarloaf Mountain, Presque Isle Park, &more). There's still lots to do: contemplate the waterfront views at Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore, get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports, take in the dramatic natural features at Miners Castle Rock, and take in the dramatic scenery at Miners Falls.

To see photos and other tourist information, read our Munising trip itinerary planning tool.

Detroit to Munising is an approximately 4-hour combination of flight and taxi. You can also drive; or do a combination of train, bus, and car. In August, Munising is a bit cooler than Detroit - with highs of 74°F and lows of 57°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Chicago.

Things to do in Munising

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Tours

Side Trip

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Chicago

— 4 nights

Windy City

A huge and vibrant city, Chicago is home to top-notch theaters, shops, museums, galleries, and restaurants.
Chicago is known for museums, parks, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: admire the masterpieces at The Art Institute of Chicago, admire the landmark architecture of 360 Chicago Observation Deck, get curious at Field Museum, and take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports.

For traveler tips, ratings, maps, and tourist information, use the Chicago online itinerary planner.

You can do a combination of taxi and flight from Munising to Chicago in 4 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of car, bus, and train. Traveling from Munising to Chicago, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Munising in August, expect Chicago to be somewhat warmer, temps between 83°F and 67°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Fri) to allow enough time to fly to Rockbridge.

Things to do in Chicago

Museums · Parks · Childrens Museums · Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trip

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Rockbridge

— 1 night
Rockbridge is an unincorporated community in eastern Good Hope Township, Hocking County, Ohio, United States. Start off your visit on the 14th (Sat): get outside with Jet Pack Water Adventure, then stroll through Conkles Hollow State Nature Preserve, and then whizz through the canopy at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks.

For ratings, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Rockbridge trip tool.

Getting from Chicago to Rockbridge by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of train, bus, and taxi. The time zone difference moving from Central Standard Time to Eastern Standard Time is 1 hour. Plan for little chillier nights when traveling from Chicago in August since evenings lows in Rockbridge dip to 60°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Cleveland.

Things to do in Rockbridge

Outdoors · Tours · Adventure · Parks

Side Trip

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Cleveland

— 1 night

Forest City

A culturally diverse city situated on the shores of Lake Erie, Cleveland boasts many places to visit, such as world-class museums, popular amusement parks, and sprawling recreational areas.
On the 15th (Sun), see the interesting displays at Rock & Roll Hall of Fame, then admire the masterpieces at The Cleveland Museum of Art, and then walk around Rocky River Reservation.

To find reviews, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Cleveland online trip itinerary builder.

You can drive from Rockbridge to Cleveland in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus; or fly. Traveling from Rockbridge in August, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be somewhat warmer in Cleveland, with lows of 67°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Sun) early enough to catch the flight back home.

Things to do in Cleveland

Museums · Parks
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