10 days in United States Itinerary

10 days in United States Itinerary

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10 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Romulus
Drive:  3​h 15​min
1
Saugatuck
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
2
Traverse City
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
3
Harbor Springs
— 1 night
Travel:  3​h
4
Mackinac Island
— 3 nights
+2
Drive + Fly + Drive:  6​h 15​min
End: Romulus

2
nights
Saugatuck

Saugatuck ©
Saugatuck is a city in Allegan County in the U.S. Step out of Saugatuck to go to Holland and see Holland State Park Beach, which is approximately 30 minutes away. There's much more to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Oval Beach, stop by The Pink Patio, walk around Mount Baldhead Park, and do a tasting at Fenn Valley Vineyards - Saugatuck Tasting Room.

For more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Saugatuck trip itinerary planner.

Romulus to Saugatuck is an approximately 3-hour car ride. Expect a daytime high around 63°F in October, and nighttime lows around 45°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Sun) early enough to drive to Traverse City.

Things to do in Saugatuck

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Holland, South Haven Lighthouses
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Oval Beach ©
Oval Beach
Holland State Park Beach ©
Holland State Park Beach
Windmill Island Gardens ©
Windmill Island Gardens

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.
On the 6th (Sun), admire all the interesting features of Pierce Stocking Scenic Drive. Keep things going the next day: enjoy the sea views from Mission Point Lighthouse, then stop by American Spoon, and then make a trip to Front Street.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Traverse City vacation maker app .

You can drive from Saugatuck to Traverse City in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and flight; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 60°F in October, and nighttime lows around 44°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Harbor Springs.

Things to do in Traverse City

Scenic Drive Outdoors Shopping

Side Trip

Pierce Stocking Scenic Drive
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Mission Point Lighthouse ©
Mission Point Lighthouse

1
night
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 8th (Tue): take in the spiritual surroundings of Cross In The Woods National Shrine, then admire the majestic nature at Petoskey State Park, then identify plant and animal life at Thorne Swift Nature Preserve, and finally explore and take pictures at Tunnel of Trees - M119.

To find more things to do, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Harbor Springs travel planner .

You can drive from Traverse City to Harbor Springs in 2 hours. Expect a daytime high around 57°F in October, and nighttime lows around 42°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Mackinac Island.

Things to do in Harbor Springs

Parks Scenic Drive Nature

Side Trips

Cross In The Woods National Shrine, Petoskey State Park
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Thorne Swift Nature Preserve ©
Thorne Swift Nature Preserve
Cross In The Woods National Shrine ©
Petoskey State Park
Petoskey State Park

3
nights
Mackinac Island

Mackinac Island ©
Mackinac Island is a city in Mackinac County in the U.S. Mackinac Island is known for nature, museums, wildlife, historic sites, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: admire the majestic nature at Mackinac Island State Park, identify plant and animal life at Wings of Mackinac Butterfly Conservatory, contemplate the long history of Fort Holmes, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at St Anne's Catholic Church.

To find reviews, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Mackinac Island driving holiday planning app .

The Route module can help you plan travel from Harbor Springs to Mackinac Island. October in Mackinac Island sees daily highs of 55°F and lows of 43°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Mackinac Island

Parks Outdoors Golf
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Mackinac Island State Park ©
Mackinac Island State Park
Arch Rock ©
Arch Rock
Fort Mackinac ©
Fort Mackinac

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