(16 days / 15 nights - Begins & Ends Chicago)
Tour Itinerary

Day 01 - Chicago Arrival
Arrive in Chicago and transfer to the hotel on your own, to spend the evening at leisure. End the evening at one of Chicago’s famous jazz or blues clubs like Andy’s Jazz Club or Buddy Guy’s Legends.
Hotel: Doubletree Hotel Chicago or similar

Day 02 - Chicago
This morning at 08.00 you will be met by a representative and provided with a welcome kit which includes driving instructions, vouchers and maps for your tour. Spend a full day in Chicago, a thriving centre for the arts, dining, shopping, culture and entertainment. Stunningly located on the shores of beautiful Lake Michigan, a sparkling inland sea one and a half times the size of Switzerland. We suggest discovering the architecture of the city on a river cruise to landmarks by Frank Lloyd Wright, Louis Sullivan and Mies van der Rohe.

Day 3 | Chicago – Milwaukee
Driving Distance e: 255 mi./410 km.
This morning, drive to Milwaukee on the north western shores of Lake Michigan in southeast Wisconsin.
Hotel: Comfort Inn & Suites Downtown Lakeshore or similar

Day 04 - Milwaukee – Minneapolis/St. Paul
Driving Distance e: 265 mi./425 km.
Explore Madison en route to Minneapolis / St. Paul. Known as the “Twin Cities”, the vibrant Minneapolis/ St. Paul area is the entertainment and cultural centre of the upper Midwest, highlighted by world-class theater and museums, professional sports, and incredible dining and nightlife.
Hotel: Holiday Inn Bloomington or similar

Day 05 - Minneapolis/St. Paul
Minneapolis, one of the Twin Cities, is home to America’s best known retailers along Nicollet Mall, a pedestrian walkway. Summit Avenue, the longest avenue of Victorian homes in America, leads to the cathedral of Saint Paul and the stately capitol building. In Bloomington, Mall of America® is the largest shopping and entertainment complex in the United States under one roof. Enjoy savings with Minnesota’s tax-free clothing policy in over 500 stores. Nickelodeon Universe®, the nation’s largest indoor family theme park, Underwater Adventures® Aquarium, restaurants, miniature golf and 14 cinemas offer hours of family fun.

Day 06 - Minneapolis/Saint Paul – Duluth
Driving Distance e: 265 mi./425km.
The city of Duluth is a blend of quaint homes and steep hills, offering tremendous views of Lake Superior, and the world’s largest freshwater port. The historic Depot and its museums within remind visitors of the region’s surge of European immigrants in the 1800s. In lakeside Canal Park, restaurants, nightclubs, shops, sightseeing cruises and ore boat tours entertain visitors. Cross back into Wisconsin to explore the quaint lakeside village of Bayfield and the pristine Apostle Islands. Cruise the islands aboard an excursion boat or take a short ferry ride to Madeline Island to tour Big Bay State Park.
Hotel: Country Inn & Suites or similar

Day 07 - Duluth – Marquette
Driving Distance e: 340 mi./540 km.
Travel into Michigan and explore the picturesque Keweenaw Peninsula. See historic Fort Wilkins and visit the Delaware Copper Mine before continuing by the L’Anse Indian Reservation to Marquette.
Hotel: Best Western Country Inn or similar

Day 08 - Marquette – St. Ignace
Driving Distance e: 200 mi./320 km.
Follow scenic State Route 28 to Munising. Cruise boats go past the Pictured Rocks celebrated in Longfellow’s “Song of Hiawatha.” This stunning area is revered as the nucleus of the Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore. Continue past the two striking Tahquamenon Falls to St. Ignace.
Hotel: Harbour Pointe Lakefront or similar

Day 09 - St. Ignace – Mackinac Island – St. Ignace
Take the ferry to the timeless resort island of Mackinac, where cars are prohibited. Bicycles and horse-drawn carriages rule the roads. Visit Fort Mackinac, perched on a bluff overlooking the harbor, and enjoy the view from the magnificent veranda of the elegant old Grand
Hotel. Return to St. Ignace in late afternoon.

Day 10 - St. Ignace – Detroit
Driving Distance e: 300 mi./450 km.
Drive across the state of Michigan to the university town of Ann Arbor and on to Dearborn, where you may visit the Henry Ford Museum. Arrive in Detroit, the nation’s automobile manufacturing centre, where the Civic Center and resurgent downtown core rise beside the river. Hotel: Best Western Greenfield Inn or similar

Day 11 - Detroit – Cleveland
Driving Distance e: 170 mi./275km.
This morning follow the shores of Lake Erie to Cleveland, home of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. Hotel: Doubletree Hotel Downtown/Lakeside or similar

Day 12 - Cleveland – Erie – Pittsburgh
Driving Distance e: 230 mi./370 km.
This morning, enjoy a scenic drive to Erie, Pennsylvania. Perhaps spend time on the beach or maybe visit one of the nearby vineyards. This afternoon continue to Pittsburgh.
Hotel: Inn at Green tree or similar

Day 13 - Pittsburgh
A full day to explore Pittsburgh, home of the Andy Warhol museum. The city also has superb shopping and dining. Don’t miss the Pittsburgh Zoo & PPG Aquarium’s new polar bear exhibit.

Day 14 - Pittsburgh – Columbus
Driving Distance e: 185 mi./300 km.
Cross back into Ohio today as you travel towards Columbus. Columbus is a thriving city with great entertainment and dining as well as superb shopping at the Easton town centre. Hotel: Sleep Inn & Suites or similar

Day 15 - Columbus – Indianapolis
Driving Distance e: 175 mi./280 km.
Travel to Indianapolis. Get there in a hurry along I-70 or take your time along the Historic National Road (US 40) and get a taste of Americana. The nation’s oldest highway passes through many charming small towns. Hotel: Hyatt Place Indianapolis or similar

Day 16 - Indianapolis – Chicago
Driving Distance e: 185 mi./300 km.
Return to Chicago in time for your return flight

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