5 days in Michigan Itinerary

5 days in Michigan Itinerary

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5 days in Michigan Itinerary

Chicago
subway + Fly:  3​h
Traverse City
— Few hours
Drive:  1​h 30​min
Harbor Springs
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
Manistique
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 15​min
Munising
— 1 night
taxi + Fly:  4​h 15​min
Chicago

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Traverse City

Traverse City ©
Traverse City might be well known for its huge cherry industry, but its position along Grand Traverse Bay in Lake Michigan endows it with fine scenery and a wealth of outdoor attractions.
To find where to stay, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Traverse City trip planning tool .

Chicago to Traverse City is an approximately 3-hour combination of subway and flight. You can also do a combination of flight and car; or drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Chicago to Traverse City. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from Chicago in March, with highs in Traverse City at 40°F and lows at 22°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Sat) so you can travel to Harbor Springs.

Things to do in Traverse City

#Outdoors, #Breweries
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Light of Day Organics ©
Light of Day Organics
Grand Traverse Distillery ©
Grand Traverse Distillery

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Harbor Springs

Harbor Springs ©
Harbor Springs is a city and resort community in Emmet County in the U.S. Start off your visit on the 25th (Sun): explore the striking landscape at Boyne Highlands and then fly down the slopes at Nub's Nob. Keep things going the next day: look for all kinds of wild species at Thorne Swift Nature Preserve and then stroll through Boyne Mountain Ski Area.

To see ratings, maps, and tourist information, read our Harbor Springs trip itinerary maker .

Traveling by car from Traverse City to Harbor Springs takes 2 hours. Expect a daytime high around 38°F in March, and nighttime lows around 22°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Mon) so you can travel to Manistique.

Things to do in Harbor Springs

#Parks, #Winter Sports, #Outdoors

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Boyne Mountain Ski Area
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Boyne Highlands ©
Boyne Highlands
Thorne Swift Nature Preserve ©
Thorne Swift Nature Preserve

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Manistique

Manistique ©
Manistique, formerly Monistique, is the only incorporated city in and the county seat of Schoolcraft County of the U.S. Kick off your visit on the 27th (Tue): stroll through The Manistique Boardwalk and River Walk and then take in the dramatic natural features at Palms Book State Park.

To find reviews, photos, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Manistique trip maker website .

Drive from Harbor Springs to Manistique in 2.5 hours. In March, daily temperatures in Manistique can reach 34°F, while at night they dip to 19°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Munising.

Things to do in Manistique

#Parks, #Nature, #Trails
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Palms Book State Park ©
Palms Book State Park

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Munising

Munising ©
Munising is a city on the southern shore of Lake Superior on the Upper Peninsula of the U.S. Kick off your visit on the 28th (Wed): glide through natural beauty at Valley Spur, take in the dramatic scenery at Spray Falls, and then contemplate the waterfront views at Chapel Rock and Beach.

To find where to stay, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Munising tour itinerary planning website .

Traveling by car from Manistique to Munising takes 1.5 hours. March in Munising sees daily highs of 36°F and lows of 20°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Munising

#Winter Sports, #Outdoors, #Nature
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Valley Spur ©
Valley Spur
Chapel Rock and Beach ©
Chapel Rock and Beach
Spray Falls ©
Spray Falls

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