13 days in Michigan Itinerary

13 days in Michigan Itinerary

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13 days in Michigan Itinerary

Start: New York City
Fly:  6​h 45​min
1
Marquette
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h
2
Munising
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h
3
Sault Ste. Marie
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h
4
Saint Ignace
— 1 night
bus:  1​h
5
Petoskey
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
6
Traverse City
— 3 nights
Fly + bus:  4​h 30​min
End: New York City

1
night
Marquette

Marquette ©
Marquette is a city in the U.S. Kick off your visit on the 14th (Sat): examine the collection at Upper Peninsula Children's Museum.

To see ratings, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Marquette road trip planner.

New York City to Marquette is an approximately 7-hour flight. You can also fly; or drive. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from New York City in September; daily highs in Marquette reach 68°F and lows reach 48°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sun) so you can drive to Munising.

Things to do in Marquette

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trip

Yellow Dog Falls
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Dead River Falls ©
Dead River Falls
Upper Peninsula Children's Museum ©
Upper Peninsula Children's Museum
Iron Ore Heritage Trail ©
Iron Ore Heritage Trail

2
nights
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 16th (Mon): take in the dramatic scenery at Tannery Falls, then admire the sheer force of Chapel Falls, then take in the dramatic scenery at Chapel Falls, and finally contemplate the waterfront views at Chapel Rock and Beach. On the 17th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: admire the sheer force of Laughing Whitefish Falls, then take in the dramatic scenery at Au Train Falls, and then delve into the lush surroundings at Hiawatha National Forest.

For reviews, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, read our Munising travel planner.

Drive from Marquette to Munising in an hour. In September, plan for daily highs up to 71°F, and evening lows to 53°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Tue) so you can go by car to Sault Ste. Marie.

Things to do in Munising

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trip

Chapel Falls
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Chapel Rock and Beach ©
Chapel Rock and Beach
Tannery Falls ©
Tannery Falls
Laughing Whitefish Falls ©
Laughing Whitefish Falls

2
nights
Sault Ste. Marie

Sault Ste. Marie
Sault Ste. Kick off your visit on the 18th (Wed): enjoy some diversion at Rotary Island Park, then take in panoramic vistas at Tower of History, then take an in-depth tour of River of History Museum, and finally gain insight at Lake Superior State University. Here are some ideas for day two: enjoy the sea views from USDA Iroquois Lighthouse, get a taste of local nightlife at Kewadin Casino, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Water Street Historic Block, and finally sample the tasty concoctions at Soo Brewing Company.

To find traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Sault Ste. Marie road trip planning app .

Drive from Munising to Sault Ste. Marie in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and bus; or do a combination of taxi and bus. September in Sault Ste. Marie sees daily highs of 70°F and lows of 51°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Saint Ignace.

Things to do in Sault Ste. Marie

Fun & Games Historic Sites Nightlife
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Point Iroquois Lighthouse
Point Iroquois Lighthouse
Lake Superior State University ©
Lake Superior State University
Soo Brewing Company ©
Soo Brewing Company

1
night
Saint Ignace

Saint Ignace ©
Saint Ignace, usually written as St. Start off your visit on the 20th (Fri): immerse yourself in nature at Cut River Bridge State Roadside Park, look for gifts at Mackinac Fudge Shop, then visit a coastal fixture at Wawatam Lighthouse, and finally take a leisurely stroll along Huron Boardwalk.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, read Saint Ignace trip itinerary maker tool .

Drive from Sault Ste. Marie to Saint Ignace in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In September in Saint Ignace, expect temperatures between 67°F during the day and 54°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Fri) so you can take a bus to Petoskey.

Things to do in Saint Ignace

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trip

Cut River Bridge State Roadside Park
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Cut River Bridge State Roadside Park ©
Wawatam Lighthouse ©
Wawatam Lighthouse
Mackinac Fudge Shop ©
Mackinac Fudge Shop

2
nights
Petoskey

Petoskey ©
Petoskey is a city and coastal resort community in the U.S. On the 21st (Sat), identify plant and animal life at The Oden State Fish Hatchery, then do a tasting at Maple Moon Sugarbush and Winery, then admire the verdant scenery at Bear River Valley Recreation Area, and finally explore the landscape on two wheels at North Western State Trail. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: identify plant and animal life at Thorne Swift Nature Preserve, identify plant and animal life at Avalanche Preserve Recreation Area, and then admire the majestic nature at Otsego Lake County Park.

To find more things to do, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Petoskey online journey builder .

Traveling by bus from Saint Ignace to Petoskey takes an hour. Alternatively, you can drive. In September, daytime highs in Petoskey are 71°F, while nighttime lows are 52°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Mon) to allow time to drive to Traverse City.

Things to do in Petoskey

Parks Wildlife Nature

Side Trips

The Oden State Fish Hatchery, Otsego Lake County Park, Thorne Swift Nature Preserve, Avalanche Preserve Recreation Area
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Bear River Valley Recreation Area ©
Bear River Valley Recreation Area
Otsego Lake County Park
Otsego Lake County Park
Thorne Swift Nature Preserve ©
Thorne Swift Nature Preserve

3
nights
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.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Sleeping Bear Heritage Trail and Newport State Park. There's much more to do: cast your line with a fishing tour, learn about winemaking at Mari Vineyards, contemplate the waterfront views at Grand Traverse Bay, and tee off at Pirate's Cove Adventure Golf.

To see more things to do, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, use the Traverse City tour app .

You can drive from Petoskey to Traverse City in 1.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. In September, daytime highs in Traverse City are 74°F, while nighttime lows are 54°F. On the 26th (Thu), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Traverse City

Outdoors Wildlife Parks

Side Trips

Newport State Park, Sleeping Bear Heritage Trail
Highlights from your plan
Fishing Charters & Tours
Newport State Park ©
Newport State Park
Dennos Museum Center ©
Dennos Museum Center

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