6 days in Michigan Itinerary

6 days in Michigan Itinerary

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6 days in Michigan Itinerary

Start: Peoria
Fly:  5​h 15​min
1
Traverse City
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
2
Mackinaw City
— 1 night
ferry:  30​min
3
Mackinac Island
— 1 night
Fly:  10​h 15​min
End: Peoria

2
nights
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.
Kick off your visit on the 19th (Fri): shop like a local with Michigan Artists Gallery and then learn about winemaking at Left Foot Charley Winery. On your second day here, do a tasting at Leelanau Wine Cellars, then visit a coastal fixture at Grand Traverse Lighthouse Museum, and then hike along Pyramid Point Trail.

To find ratings, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Traverse City road trip planning tool .

Peoria to Traverse City is an approximately 5.5-hour flight. You can also drive. The time zone changes from Central Standard Time to Eastern Standard Time, which is usually a 1 hour difference. Expect slightly colder weather when traveling from Peoria in October: highs in Traverse City hover around 60°F, while lows dip to 44°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sun) so you can drive to Mackinaw City.

Things to do in Traverse City

#Parks, #Museums, #Historic Sites

Side Trips

Empire, Leelanau Wine Cellars, Grand Traverse Lighthouse Museum, Music House Museum
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Grand Traverse Lighthouse Museum ©
Grand Traverse Lighthouse Museum
Music House Museum ©
Music House Museum

1
night
Mackinaw City

Mackinaw City ©
Mackinaw City is a village in Emmet and Cheboygan counties in the U.S. On the 22nd (Mon), contemplate the long history of Historic Mill Creek Discovery Park, then see the interesting displays at Fort de Baude Museum, then visit a coastal fixture at Shepler's Lighthouse Cruises, and finally let little ones run wild at Animal Tracks.

To see reviews, maps, and other tourist information, use the Mackinaw City online trip itinerary maker .

Drive from Traverse City to Mackinaw City in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from Traverse City in October, expect nights in Mackinaw City to be about the same, around 43°F, while days are a bit cooler, around 55°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Mon) to allow time to ride a ferry to Mackinac Island.

Things to do in Mackinaw City

#Historic Sites, #Museums, #Parks

Side Trip

Fort de Baude Museum
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Historic Mill Creek Discovery Park ©
Historic Mill Creek Discovery Park
Fort de Baude Museum ©
Fort de Baude Museum
Animal Tracks ©
Animal Tracks

1
night
Mackinac Island

Mackinac Island ©
Mackinac Island is a city in Mackinac County in the U.S. Start off your visit on the 23rd (Tue): look for gifts at Murdick's Fudge, steep yourself in history at Biddle House, examine the collection at The Richard and Jane Manoogian Mackinac Art Museum, then contemplate the long history of Fort Holmes, then look for all kinds of wild species at Wings of Mackinac Butterfly Conservatory, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at St Anne's Catholic Church.

To find maps, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Mackinac Island journey maker app .

Mackinac Island is very close to Mackinaw City. Expect a daytime high around 55°F in October, and nighttime lows around 43°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Tue) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Mackinac Island

#Historic Sites, #Wildlife, #Parks
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Fort Holmes ©
Fort Holmes
St Anne's Catholic Church ©
St Anne's Catholic Church

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