11 days in Michigan Itinerary

11 days in Michigan Itinerary

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11 days in Michigan Itinerary

Start: Steubenville
Drive + Fly:  6​h
1
Traverse City
— 4 nights
Drive:  2​h
2
Manistique
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h
3
Petoskey
— 1 night
bus + ferry:  2​h 30​min
4
Mackinac Island
— 3 nights
+2
Drive + Fly + Drive:  8​h
End: Steubenville

4
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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Big Kahuna Charters as well as 7 Monks Taproom. For shopping fun, head to Northern Latitudes Distillery or Front Street. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Chateau Fontaine and Suttons Bay Ciders. There's still lots to do: do a tasting at Shady Lane Cellars and visit a coastal fixture at Old Mission Lighthouse.

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Steubenville to Traverse City is an approximately 6-hour flight. You can also drive. July in Traverse City sees daily highs of 80°F and lows of 59°F at night. On the 31st (Wed), you're off toManistique.

Things to do in Traverse City

Wineries Tours Wildlife

Side Trips

Suttons Bay, Northern Latitudes Distillery, Chateau Fontaine
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Suttons Bay Ciders ©
Suttons Bay Ciders
Chateau Fontaine ©
Chateau Fontaine
Shady Lane Cellars ©
Shady Lane Cellars

2
nights
Manistique

Manistique
Manistique, formerly Monistique, is the only incorporated city in and the county seat of Schoolcraft County of the U.S. On the 1st (Thu), contemplate the waterfront views at Kitch-Iti-Kipi (The Big Spring), then explore the striking landscape at Palms Book State Park, and then look for gifts at The Mustard Seed. Keep things going the next day: trek along The Manistique Boardwalk and River Walk, then immerse yourself in nature at Fayette Historic State Park, and then steep yourself in history at Historical Village Fayette Park.

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Traveling by car from Traverse City to Manistique takes 4 hours. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from Traverse City in July: high temperatures in Manistique hover around 72°F and lows are around 53°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Petoskey.

Things to do in Manistique

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trip

Garden
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Palms Book State Park
Palms Book State Park
Fayette Historic State Park ©
Fayette Historic State Park
Historical Village Fayette Park ©
Historical Village Fayette Park

1
night
Petoskey

Petoskey ©
Petoskey is a city and coastal resort community in the U.S. On the 28th (Sun), look for all kinds of wild species at Thorne Swift Nature Preserve, do a tasting at Resort Pike Cidery and Winery, learn about winemaking at Walloon Lake Winery, then stroll through Little Traverse Wheelway, and finally stroll through North Western State Trail.

To see reviews, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Petoskey trip planner .

Getting from Manistique to Petoskey by car takes about 2.5 hours. In July, daily temperatures in Petoskey can reach 75°F, while at night they dip to 57°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Mackinac Island.

Things to do in Petoskey

Parks Trails Outdoors

Side Trip

Thorne Swift Nature Preserve
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Thorne Swift Nature Preserve ©
Thorne Swift Nature Preserve
Little Traverse Wheelway ©
Little Traverse Wheelway
Walloon Lake Winery ©
Walloon Lake Winery

3
nights
Mackinac Island

Mackinac Island
Mackinac Island is a city in Mackinac County in the U.S. Kick off your visit on the 29th (Mon): look for all kinds of wild species at Wings of Mackinac Butterfly Conservatory, then steep yourself in history at Fort Holmes, then pause for some serene contemplation at St Anne's Catholic Church, and finally admire the majestic nature at Mackinac Island State Park. On your second day here, don't miss a visit to Trinity Church, learn about all things military at Fort Mackinac, then contemplate the long history of Biddle House, then take in the dramatic natural features at Arch Rock, and finally tee off at Jewel Golf Course.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Mackinac Island online trip planner .

You can do a combination of bus and ferry from Petoskey to Mackinac Island in 2.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 73°F in July, and nighttime lows around 58°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 31st (Wed) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Mackinac Island

Parks Nature Historic Sites
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Fort Holmes
Fort Holmes
St Anne's Catholic Church ©
St Anne's Catholic Church

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