Self Drive

Great Lakes Drive

Great Lakes Drive. 13 days/ 12 nights. Start: Chicago - End: Chicago.

  • Day 01: Arrival Chicago
  • Day 02: Chicago
  • Day 03: Chicago - Taliesin - Spring Green
  • Day 04: Spring Green - Minneapolis
  • Day 05: Minneapolis - Duluth
  • Day 06: DULUTH - APOSTLE ISLAND - ASHLAND
  • Day 07: Ashland - Keweenaw Peninsula - Marquette
  • Day 08: MARQUETTE - PICTURED ROCKS - ST. IGNACE - MACKINAC ISLAND
  • Day 09: MACKINAC ISLAND
  • Day 10: MACKINAC ISLAND - PETOSKEY - TRAVERSE CITY
  • Day 11: TRAVERSE CITY - HOLLAND
  • Day 12: HOLLAND - INDIANA AMISH COUNTRY - NAPPANEE
  • Day 13: Nappanee - Chicago and departure
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day 1

Arrival Chicago

1 Day

After arrival, pick up the rental car and drive to the hotel. Leisure time to explore the city. 

 

day 2

Chicago

1 Day

A full day to discover this impressive city: the highest sky scrapers in the world, wonderful luxurious boutiques along Magnificent Mile, endless parks - such as the Millenium Park - and beaches along Michigan Lake, famous Jazz & Blues bars and many more. 

 

day 3

Chicago - Taliesin - Spring Green

1 Day

300 km

You leave the city and travel north to the state of Wisconsin, to stop at Madison for a quick visit at the State Capitol. As being the capital, Madisons situation is wonderful, between the 4 lakes. Afterwards, travel to Spring Green to visit the famous "House on the Rock" with "The Attraction, the Inn and the Resort", A unique experience and the Taliesin Fellowship, probably the source of inspiration for all of Frank Lloyd Wrights designs. 

 

day 4

Spring Green - Minneapolis

1 Day

465 km

Today, you will reach Minneapolis via the wonderful panoramic route along the Mississippi. This dynamic city offers an impressive amout of theaters, musea, parks, shopping malls and exquisite restaurants. Highlights are definitely: the Institute of Arts, the Sculpture Garden, Nicollet Mall, the Guthrie Theater, the Frederick R. Weisman Art Museum and much more. If you like shopping, make sure to visit Bloomington with the Mall of Americas, one of the worlds biggest shopping malls.

 

day 5

Minneapolis - Duluth

1 Day

255 km

Start the day with a relaxing ride along the "Grand Rounds National Scenic Byway", a range of routes and paths of about 80 km around the city. Afterwards, along the shores of Lake Superior to Duluth. Being one of the biggest inner harbours in America, there is a lot of vibrant life around and on the lake. You can visit the Great Lakes Aquarium, the Marine Museum and take a boat tour or dinner cruise in the harbour. 

 

day 6

DULUTH - APOSTLE ISLAND - ASHLAND

1 Day

180 km

This morning, you discover the area of the 'Apostle Island National Lakeshore'. it's the perfect area to hike, walk, ride a bike, sail, sun and enjoy the wonderful nature. Further to Ashland, a cosy town from where you can visit the picturesque Madeline Island.

 

day 7

Ashland - Keweenaw Peninsula - Marquette

1 Day

555 km

Via the shores of Lake Superior you reach the border with the state of Michigan and the Keweenaw Peninsula. The 'Brockway Mountain Drive' connects the picturesque towns of Copper Harbor and Eagle Harbor and make you enjoy the surrounding forests. Bring a visit to Fort Wilkinds Historic State Park with one of the lighthouses at Lake Superior. Further to Marquette where you can not miss the Presque Isle Park.

 

day 8

MARQUETTE - PICTURED ROCKS - ST. IGNACE - MACKINAC ISLAND

1 Day

395 km

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day 9

MACKINAC ISLAND

1 Day

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day 10

MACKINAC ISLAND - PETOSKEY - TRAVERSE CITY

1 Day

190 km

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day 11

TRAVERSE CITY - HOLLAND

1 Day

305 km

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day 12

HOLLAND - INDIANA AMISH COUNTRY - NAPPANEE

1 Day

190 km

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day 13

Nappanee - Chicago and departure

1 Day

230 km

Travel back to Chicago through the northern region of Indiana. End of the trip. Drop off the rental car at the airport. Individual prolongation possible with supplement. 

 

GREAT LAKES DRIVE 855 (0US00032)
is available starting at 1952 EUR

Prices apply for all departures in the date range. Departure is possible every day.

Rooms 01.07.20 - 17.08.20 18.08.20 - 10.10.20 09.05.21 - 30.06.21 01.07.21 - 17.08.21 18.08.21 - 10.10.21
2X DOUBLE ROOMS + 1 RENTALCAR (K2X2D) 1829 1776 1918 1975 1918
DOUBLE ROOM 1 BED (K21) 2052 1952 2108 2217 2108
QUADRUPLE ROOM 2 BEDS (K42) 1127 1074 1160 1217 1160
TRIPLE ROOM 2 BEDS (K32) 1450 1380 1491 1566 1491
SINGLE ROOM (K11) 4019 3817 4122 4340 4122
Children in parents room (DACHD12) Free Free Free Free Free
Children in parents room 13 - 18 (DACHD18) 166 166 179 179 179
Alamo Suppl. Gold - per car (DALGOLD) 124 124 134 134 134

Included

  • Hotelaccomodation based on lodging + local sales taxes, as per itinerary and as per chosen hotel category.
  • Car rental with GPS, adapted to the number of persons in the car, one driver.  Extra drivers and/or underage drivers can be added with supplement.
    • Single: Economy except if the car is brought back to another city than the one it started from, than Compact.
    • Double/Twin: Compact
    • Triple: Intermediate
    • Quadruple and 2x double rooms: Fullsize.
  • Any other car rental category can be provided with the appropriate price adjustment.
  • Only for selfdrives booked as published: roadbook with description of day by day itinerary. (Only available in Dutch and French)
  • Local roadmap of the State or Province (Canda), or a road atlas if the trip brings you through different states.

Not Included

All services NOT mentioned such as: 

  • International passport and charges for ESTA = USA and or ETA = Canada.
  • Airline tickets, airport taxes, fuel surcharge, security fee, and more.
  • Meals at the hotels except if confirmed differently at time of confirmation.
  • Resort fees, Urban fees, Facility fees and other fees charged by some hotels and to be paid locally.
  • Eventual cost for a (new) Belgian - European drivers licence, if the current one does not state "Drivers Licence" in English.
  • Warrant/Security Deposit/Guarantee cost for rental cars, motorhomes, motorbikes, hotels and more.
  • Fuel for the vehicles and parking costs. 
  • Charges for tollroads en toll bridges
  • Insurances (cancellation insurance, travel and assistance insurance, luggage insurance, etc).
  • Admissions to the national parks, to attractions, extra excursions, etc.
  • All personal expenses (Food & Drinks), souvenirs and more.