Chicago - Milwaukee - Green Bay - Escanaba (291 miles)
We will start our first day and visit Harley-Davidson Museum in Milwaukee. After the museum, we will head to the famous Milwaukee Public Market and see a variety of Wisconsin specialty foods, including cheese and sausage. Next, we will continue driving north along the Lake Michigan and go through the Crescent Beach Board Walk. We will enjoy our dinner in Green Bay. After dinner, we will head to the hotel.
Milwaukee is the largest city in the State of Wisconsin and the fifth-largest city in the Midwestern United States. It is the county seat of Milwaukee County and is located on the southwestern shore of Lake Michigan.
The Harley Davidson Motorcycle Company has over 100 years of history, making some of the finest "choppers" - a style of motorcycle - in the world. This museum chronicles that history through exhibits, real motorcycles, and other artifacts.
Admission (Optional): Adult $20; Child (3-12 yrs) $10; Senior (Over 65 yrs) $14
Green Bay, WI
This city in Wisconsin is best known as the home of the Packers, one of the National Football League's oldest franchises. It is an industrial city with plants predominantly dedicated to meatpacking and paper.
Standard Hotel: La Quinta Inn Wausau / Quality Inn or equivalent
Escanaba - Lake Superior - Sault Ste. Marie - St. Ignace (332 miles)
Today, we will enjoy the breathtaking views of Lake Superior as we drive along the Pictured Rocks National Shoreline, a stunning area on the Upper Peninsula of Michigan. Then we'll go to Miner's Beach to nearly see the lake, to see the Lake Superior from a different angle and visit Amber Twin Falls. Late afternoon, we will go to Sault Ste. Marie, MI visit the Soo Locks. Since there were rapids of water falling 21 feet from Lake Superior to Lake Huron and forbidding the waterway commuting, we will take Soo Lock Elevating Cruise to travel between Lake Superior and the lower Great Lakes. We will head to St. Ignace after dinner.
Lake Superior, MI
The largest of the 5 Great Lakes, Lake Superior straddles the border between the U.S. and Canada. It is renowned for its beautiful stretches of shoreline.
Pictured Rocks National Shoreline
This stretch of shoreline on the coast of Lake Superior in Michigan is known for its exquisite beauty and bountiful forest, full of oceanview trails.
Amber Twin Waterfalls
Taquahmenon Falls and Lower Falls are two of the most famous falls, also are called Amber Twin Falls.These two falls are colorful, silk like falls. Flowing water of this falls is shining like thousands of diamonds under sunshine.
Admission (Optional): Adult $25; Child (3-12 yrs) $12; Senior (Over 65 yrs) $25
Sault Ste. Marie, MI
Sault Ste. Marie is a city in, and the county seat of, Chippewa County in the U.S. state of Michigan.It is situated on the northeastern end of Michigan's Upper Peninsula, on the Canada–US border, and separated from its twin city of Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario, by the St. Marys River.
The Soo Locks are a set of parallel locks which enable ships to travel between Lake Superior and the lower Great Lakes. They are located on the St. Marys River between Lake Superior and Lake Huron, between the Upper Peninsula of the US state of Michigan and the Canadian province of Ontario.
Soo Lock Elevating Cruise
On this cruise, you will leisurely sail down and enjoy magnificent views of the most famous Soo Locks.
Admission (Optional): Adult $29; Child (5-12 yrs) $12; Senior (Over 65 yrs) $29|Duration: Approx. 1 Hour 30 Minutes
Standard Hotel: Soo Locks Lodge, Days Inn Sault Ste. Marie or equivalent
St. Ignace - Mackinaw - Traverse - Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore (119 miles)
Today, we will head to Mackinaw City, where we will take a scenic speedboat ride to Mackinac Island. Once there, we can take a carriage tour of the island (at our own expense) or visit the local museums and Grand Hotel. Later, we will head to Traverse (30min) and Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore (1h).
Mackinaw City, MI
A popular tourist city in the state of Michigan.
This historic landmark is the marquee attraction on Mackinac Island, having hosted five U.S. presidents, Thomas Edison, Mark Twain, and even Vladimir Putin in its time. The front porch is the longest in the world.
Mackinack Island, just off Michigan's shoreline, is only accessible by ferry or plane. A unique local law prohibits the use of motor vehicles, so be ready to either walk, bike, or horseback ride. Regular musical acts spice up the nightlife.
Admission (Optional): Adult $65; Child (3-12 yrs) $35; Senior (Over 65 yrs) $65|Duration: Approx. 4 Hours
This suspension bridge, the fifth longest in the world, spans more than 26,000 feet above the Straits of Mackinac to connect the upper and lower peninsulas of Michigan.
Traverse City, MI
This city in Michigan is the largest producer of tart cherries in the U.S., hosting the National Cherry Festival during the first week of harvest in July. It is also one of the Midwest's largest wine producers.
Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore, MI
It was named the "Most Beautiful Place in America" on ABC's Good Morning America. Miles of sand beach, lush forests, clear inland lake, unique flora and fauna make up the beautiful natural world.
Standard Hotel: Baymont by Wyndham Grand Rapids SW/Byron Center or similar
Holland - Kalamazoo - Chicago (151 miles)
In the morning we will travel to Holland, Michigan. With the guidance of a local guide, we can experience the immigrants and the traditions they brought here. Later in the afternoon, we will be visiting Gilmore Car Museum. We will return to Chicago in the late afternoon.
Holland is a city in the western region of the Lower Peninsula of the U.S. state of Michigan. It is situated near the eastern shore of Lake Michigan on Lake Macatawa.
Windmill Island Gardens
Windmill Island Gardens is a municipal park located in the city of Holland, Michigan. It is home to the 251-year-old windmill De Zwaan, the only authentic, working Dutch windmill in the United States.
Admission (Optional): Adult $25; Child (3-15 yrs) $15; Senior (Over 65 yrs) $25
One of Kalamazoo's most notable features is the Kalamazoo Mall, an outdoor pedestrian shopping mall. The city's most prominent art museum is the Kalamazoo Institute of Arts, whose collection has more than 3,600 works and a focus on 20th-century American art.
Gilmore Car Museum
Gilmore Car Museum has the state's largest collections of classic and vintage automobiles. At the museum, you will have the chance to appreciate the car collections produced from various periods dated between 1890 and 1960.
Admission (Optional): Adult $15; Child (7-17 yrs) $10; Senior (Over 65 yrs) $15