11 days in Michigan Itinerary

11 days in Michigan Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Michigan Trip Planner

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Indian River
— 1 day
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Good Hart
— 1 night
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Charlevoix
— 2 nights
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Harbor Springs
— 1 night
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Petoskey
— 2 nights
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Alanson
— 4 nights

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Indian River

— 1 day
Indian River is an unincorporated community in Cheboygan County in the U.S. state of Michigan. Start off your visit on the 21st (Fri): immerse yourself in nature at Aloha State Park, walk around Burt Lake State Park, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Cross In The Woods National Shrine.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Indian River journey planning tool.

Alanson to Indian River is an approximately half hour car ride. July in Indian River sees daily highs of 78°F and lows of 53°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Fri) early enough to travel to Good Hart.

Things to do in Indian River

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Good Hart

— 1 night
Readmond Township is a civil township of Emmet County in the U.S. state of Michigan. You've now added Headlands International Dark Sky Park to your itinerary. Start off your visit on the 22nd (Sat): stroll around Headlands International Dark Sky Park.

To see photos, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Good Hart trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Indian River to Good Hart takes an hour. In July, daily temperatures in Good Hart can reach 75°F, while at night they dip to 57°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sat) so you can travel to Charlevoix.

Things to do in Good Hart

Parks · Nature

Side Trip

Charlevoix

— 2 nights
Charlevoix is a city in the U.S. state of Michigan. Your day by day itinerary now includes Mushroom House Tours as well as Sunshine Charters Day Tours. Start off your visit on the 23rd (Sun): visit a coastal fixture at Grand Traverse Lighthouse Museum, learn about winemaking at Silver Leaf Vineyard & Winery, and then get a new perspective on things with Sunshine Charters Day Tours. Keep things going the next day: explore the historical opulence of Castle Farms and then see the top attractions with Mushroom House Tours.

To see where to stay, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Charlevoix online trip itinerary builder.

Traveling by car from Good Hart to Charlevoix takes an hour. July in Charlevoix sees daily highs of 75°F and lows of 59°F at night. On the 24th (Mon), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Harbor Springs.

Things to do in Charlevoix

Tours · Outdoors · Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trips

Harbor Springs

— 1 night
Harbor Springs is a city and resort community in Emmet County in the U.S. state of Michigan. Start off your visit on the 25th (Tue): explore and take pictures at Tunnel of Trees - M119.

Use Inspirock's suggestions to plan your Harbor Springs trip and find the best activities and attractions for your vacation.

Drive from Charlevoix to Harbor Springs in an hour. July in Harbor Springs sees daily highs of 75°F and lows of 57°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Petoskey.

Things to do in Harbor Springs

Outdoors · Scenic Drive
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Petoskey

— 2 nights
Petoskey is a city and coastal resort community in the U.S. state of Michigan. Your day by day itinerary now includes Kilwins, Bear River Valley Recreation Area and Little Traverse Wheelway. On the 26th (Wed), tour the pleasant surroundings at Little Traverse Wheelway, then stop by Kilwins, and then wander the streets of Historic Gaslight District. Keep things going the next day: look for gifts at Kilwins Chocolate Kitchen and then admire the verdant scenery at Bear River Valley Recreation Area.

To see reviews, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Petoskey trip planner.

Petoskey is just a short distance from Harbor Springs. In July in Petoskey, expect temperatures between 75°F during the day and 57°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 27th (Thu) to allow time for the car ride to Alanson.

Things to do in Petoskey

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Nature

Alanson

— 4 nights
Alanson is a village in Emmet County in the U.S. state of Michigan. To find maps, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Alanson trip planner.

Alanson is very close to Petoskey. July in Alanson sees daily highs of 75°F and lows of 57°F at night. You'll set off for home on the 31st (Mon).

Things to do in Alanson

Outdoors · Wineries · Wildlife · Parks

Michigan travel guide

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Specialty Museums · Gift & Specialty Shops · State Parks
Great Lakes State
A state inextricably tied to its waterways, Michigan does water activities better than almost any other place in the country. Things to do in the state include numerous opportunities to swim, fish, sail, motorboat, and canoe. The country's only state to stretch over two peninsulas, Michigan features a long freshwater coastline. In a land of nearly 65,000 inland lakes and ponds, you can never be too far from a natural water source. Michigan's major claim to fame is its status as the center of the U.S. automotive industry, with the Detroit metropolitan area housing the country's three major car manufacturers. The city is also a major center of culture, the birthplace of the Motown Sound, and the home of several museums and other tourist attractions. Farther from the big urban centers, Michigan offers visitors a world of apple and cherry orchards, rustic villages, and picturesque vineyards.