14 days in Michigan Itinerary

14 days in Michigan Itinerary

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14 days in Michigan Itinerary

Start: Seattle
Fly + Drive:  10​h 30​min
1
Newberry
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h
2
Petoskey
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
3
Traverse City
— 4 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
4
Ludington
— 3 nights
Fly:  9​h 30​min
End: Seattle

3
nights
Newberry

Newberry ©
Newberry is a village in the U.S. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Point Iroquois Lighthouse and Tahquamenon Falls. Explore Newberry's surroundings by going to Munising (Chapel Rock and Beach, Wagner Falls, & more) and Palms Book State Park (in Manistique).

For traveler tips, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Newberry trip itinerary planner.

Seattle to Newberry is an approximately 10.5-hour combination of flight and car. You can also drive. The time zone difference moving from Pacific Standard Time (PST) to Eastern Standard Time (EST) is 3 hours. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from Seattle in July; daily highs in Newberry reach 74°F and lows reach 53°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Mon) early enough to travel to Petoskey.

Things to do in Newberry

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

Munising, Tahquamenon Falls, Palms Book State Park, Point Iroquois Lighthouse
Highlights from your plan
Tahquamenon Falls ©
Tahquamenon Falls
Point Iroquois Lighthouse
Point Iroquois Lighthouse
Sand Point Beach ©
Sand Point Beach

3
nights
Petoskey

Petoskey ©
Petoskey is a city and coastal resort community in the U.S. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Historic Mill Creek Discovery Park and Cross In The Woods National Shrine. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Castle Farms and Indian Village. Venture out of the city with trips to Saint Ignace (Fort de Baude Museum, Museum of Ojibwa Culture, & more). There's still lots to do: take a stroll through Historic Gaslight District, admire the majestic nature at Petoskey State Park, admire the striking features of Mushroom House Tours of Charlevoix, and look for all kinds of wild species at Thorne Swift Nature Preserve.

To see more things to do, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Petoskey trip itinerary tool .

You can drive from Newberry to Petoskey in 2 hours. In July in Petoskey, expect temperatures between 75°F during the day and 57°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Thu) early enough to drive to Traverse City.

Things to do in Petoskey

Historic Sites Parks Nature

Side Trips

Saint Ignace, Charlevoix, Thorne Swift Nature Preserve, Cross In The Woods National Shrine, Historic Mill Creek Discovery Park
Highlights from your plan
Historic Mill Creek Discovery Park ©
Cross In The Woods National Shrine ©
Thorne Swift Nature Preserve ©
Thorne Swift Nature Preserve

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.
Visit Point Betsie Lighthouse and Grand Traverse Lighthouse Museum for their historical value. Discover out-of-the-way places like Brys Estate Vineyard & Winery and Clinch Park. Get out of town with these interesting Traverse City side-trips: St. Ambrose Cellars (in Beulah), Fishtown (in Leland) and Frankfort Beach (in Frankfort). And it doesn't end there: see what you can catch with a fishing tour, learn about winemaking at Mari Vineyards, and sample the fine beverages at Grand Traverse Distillery.

To see reviews, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Traverse City online route planner .

You can drive from Petoskey to Traverse City in 1.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 80°F in July, and nighttime lows around 59°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Mon) so you can go by car to Ludington.

Things to do in Traverse City

Wineries Outdoors Historic Sites

Side Trips

Frankfort, Grand Traverse Lighthouse Museum, St. Ambrose Cellars, Fishtown, Black Star Farms Winery
Highlights from your plan
Grand Traverse Lighthouse Museum ©
Grand Traverse Lighthouse Museum
Black Star Farms Winery ©
Black Star Farms Winery
Bowers Harbor Vineyards ©
Bowers Harbor Vineyards

3
nights
Ludington

Ludington ©
Ludington is a city in the state of Michigan. Popular historic sites such as Ludington North Breakwater Light and Big Sable Point Lighthouse are in your itinerary. Discover out-of-the-way places like Silver Lake State Park Pedestrian Dune Access and Stearns Park. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Ludington: Manistee (Manistee North Pierhead Lighthouse & First Street Beach), Fetch Brewing Company (in Whitehall) and Pere Marquette Park (in Muskegon). Next up on the itinerary: stop by The Jam Farm.

To find where to stay, reviews, maps, and tourist information, use the Ludington trip itinerary planner.

You can drive from Traverse City to Ludington in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi. Expect a daytime high around 76°F in July, and nighttime lows around 57°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Thu) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Ludington

Outdoors Beaches Parks

Side Trips

Manistee, Fetch Brewing Company, Silver Lake State Park Pedestrian Dune Access, Pere Marquette Park
Highlights from your plan
Big Sable Point Lighthouse ©
Big Sable Point Lighthouse
Fetch Brewing Company ©
Fetch Brewing Company

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