Bon Voyage

The wonderful Great Lakes region of America truly have something for everyone, from the skyscrapers of Chicago to iconic Route 66, from quaint Mackinac Island to mighty Lake Superior.

More details about this trip here.

  • IL/WI/MI
  • 11 days/10 nights
  • St Louis
  • 1340 miles / 2144 km

Stages of the trip

  1. St Louis

    Arrive in St Louis in the early afternoon with plenty of time to explore The Gateway Arch Riverfront.

  2. Springfield (2-3)

    Depart St Louis and hit the open road on Route 66. Only 97 miles to Springfield but the drive is filled with retro roadside stops and main streets straight out of the movies. In Springfield, the capital of Illinois and home of Abraham Lincoln, visit the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum and take in the speciality shops and antique stores.

    100 miles / 160 km

  3. Grand Haven (4)

    This part of the Great Lakes is blessed with beautiful beaches and Grand Haven is famous for its “singing sands” a unique phenomenon to Western Michigan beaches. Take a walk and listen for yourself.

    344 miles / 550 km

  4. Mackinac City (5-6)

    Enjoy a Harbour Trolley ride in Grand Haven and then head off to one of the top places to see in the state of Michigan, Mackinac City. The main street is packed with unique stores and restaurants. Step back in time with a visit to Mackinac Island where all transportation is by horse and buggy, bicycle or foot.

    258 miles / 513 km

  5. Marquette (7)

    Your drive will take you through the Seney National Wildlife Refuge which is home to 200 species of birds. Marquette is known as the “warm people – cool city” and downtown is sure to be a favourite.

    166 miles / 266 km

  6. Sturgeon Bay (8)

    Pass through Escanaba, a wonderful waterfront community before entering the state of Wisconsin. Stop off at Green Bay, a must visit for American football fans and then head down to Sturgeon Bay where you can swim, sail or take a tour of an art gallery.

    217 miles / 347 km

  7. Milwaukee (9)

    Home of Happy Days, Harley Davidson, Miller Brewing Company, the Milwaukee Brewers major league baseball team and the largest music festival in the world – are just five of the highlights of Milwaukee.

    165 miles / 264 km

  8. Chicago (10-11)

    Drive straight to Chicago to enjoy a night on the town and then the last day exploring just some of the delights of Chicago – The John Hancock Building to the Magnificent Mile for some final shopping before you head home.

    90 miles / 140 km