22 days in Michigan, Wisconsin & Minnesota Itinerary

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Traverse City
— 4 nights
Mackinaw City
— 3 nights
Mackinac Island
— 2 nights
Fly to Chippewa County International Airport, Drive to Manistique
— 3 nights
Wisconsin Dells
— 3 nights
— 3 nights
Grand Marais
— 3 nights
Drive to Duluth International Airport, Fly to London


Traverse City — 4 nights

Cherry Capital of the World

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 explore and learn at Grand Traverse Lighthouse Museum and Music House Museum. Fishtown and Manistee North Pierhead Lighthouse will appeal to history buffs. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Traverse City: Point Betsie Lighthouse (in Frankfort) and Pierce Stocking Scenic Drive (in Empire). The adventure continues: take a stroll through Front Street, tee off at Pirate's Cove Adventure Golf, learn about winemaking at Bowers Harbor Vineyards, and cast your line with a fishing tour.

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London, UK to Traverse City is an approximately 13-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from London to Traverse City is minus 5 hours. Traveling from London in June, you will find days in Traverse City are somewhat warmer (28°C), and nights are about the same (14°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Mackinaw City.
Outdoors · Historic Sites · Museums · Tours
Side Trips

Mackinaw City — 3 nights

Mackinaw City is a village in Emmet and Cheboygan counties in the U.S. state of Michigan. Do some cultural sightseeing at Old Mackinac Point Lighthouse and Icebreaker Mackinaw Maritime Museum Inc.. Popular historic sites such as McGulpin Point Lighthouse & Historic Site and Historic Mill Creek Discovery Park are in your itinerary. Change things up with these side-trips from Mackinaw City: Petoskey (Little Traverse Wheelway & Historic Gaslight District). There's still lots to do: get great views at Castle Rock and have fun and explore at House of Glass.

To find other places to visit, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Mackinaw City online day trip planner.

Drive from Traverse City to Mackinaw City in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. When traveling from Traverse City in June, plan for a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Mackinaw City: temperatures range from 22°C by day to 12°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Mon) to allow time to ride a ferry to Mackinac Island.
Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Neighborhoods
Side Trips

Mackinac Island — 2 nights

Mackinac Island is a city in Mackinac County in the U.S. state of Michigan. On the 13th (Tue), pause for some serene contemplation at Mission Church, look for all kinds of wild species at The Original Mackinac Island Butterfly House & Insect World, then contemplate the long history of Biddle House, then see some colorful creatures with Great Turtle Kayak Tours, and finally see the interesting displays at Liberty Lego Display. Keep things going the next day: tee off at Jewel Golf Course, contemplate the long history of Fort Holmes, then trot along with a tour on horseback, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at St Anne's Catholic Church.

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Ride a ferry from Mackinaw City to Mackinac Island in an hour. June in Mackinac Island sees daily highs of 22°C and lows of 12°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Wed) early enough to travel to Manistique.
Historic Sites · Outdoors · Wildlife · Tours

Manistique — 3 nights

Manistique, formerly Monistique, is the only incorporated city in and the county seat of Schoolcraft County of the U.S. state of Michigan's Upper Peninsula. Get outdoors at Kitch-Iti-Kipi (The Big Spring) and The Manistique Boardwalk and River Walk. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Munising Falls and Bridal Veil Falls. Get out of town with these interesting Manistique side-trips: Wagner Falls (in Munising) and Seney National Wildlife Refuge (in Seney). There's still lots to do: take in the dramatic natural features at Palms Book State Park and look for gifts at Treasure City.

For maps, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Manistique day trip planning website.

Explore your travel options from Mackinac Island to Manistique with the Route module. June in Manistique sees daily highs of 22°C and lows of 9°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Wisconsin Dells.
Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Trails
Side Trips

Wisconsin Dells — 3 nights

Waterpark Capital of the World

Named after a nearby scenic gorge famous for its steep sandstone formations, Wisconsin Dells features more than 20 water parks, making it one of the most popular vacation areas in this region.
National Mustard Museum and Tommy Bartlett Exploratory will appeal to museum buffs. Visiting Pirate's Cove Adventure Golf and Witches Gulch will get you outdoors. Step out of Wisconsin Dells with an excursion to Wollersheim Winery & Distillery in Prairie du Sac--about 34 minutes away. And it doesn't end there: race across the water with a speed boat tour, steep yourself in history at H.H. Bennett Studio & Museum, and examine the collection at Mid-Continent Railway Museum.

For other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Wisconsin Dells trip itinerary planning website.

Drive from Manistique to Wisconsin Dells in 5.5 hours. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Manistique to Wisconsin Dells due to the time zone difference. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Manistique in June: high temperatures in Wisconsin Dells hover around 29°C and lows are around 16°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Tue) to allow enough time to fly to Ely.
Museums · Outdoors · Breweries & Distilleries · Golf
Side Trips

Ely — 3 nights

Ely is a city in Saint Louis County, Minnesota, United States. Get some cultural insight at North American Bear Center and International Wolf Center. Step off the beaten path and head to Tettegouche State Park and Dorothy Molter Museum. Go for a jaunt from Ely to Two Harbors to see Split Rock Lighthouse State Park about 1h 15 min away. And it doesn't end there: stroll through Soudan Underground Mine, hike along Kawishiwi Falls Trail, and stop by Piragis Northwoods Company.

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Fly from Wisconsin Dells to Ely in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and flight. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from Wisconsin Dells in June; daily highs in Ely reach 25°C and lows reach 10°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Grand Marais.
Parks · Museums · Nature · Wildlife
Side Trips

Grand Marais — 3 nights

Grand Marais is a city in Cook County, Minnesota, United States. On the 24th (Sat), admire the majestic nature at Judge C.R. Magney State Park, see the interesting displays at Grand Portage National Monument, and then stop by Joynes Department Store & Ben Franklin. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 25th (Sun): make a trip to Beaver House, admire the majestic nature at Cascade River State Park, and then visit a coastal fixture at Grand Marais Lighthouse.

To find maps, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Grand Marais trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Ely to Grand Marais takes 2.5 hours. When traveling from Ely in June, plan for slightly colder days in Grand Marais, with highs around 19°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel back home.
Parks · Nature · Museums · Historic Sites
Side Trips

Michigan travel guide

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.

Wisconsin travel guide

Specialty Museums · Water Parks · Zoos
The Badger State
Wisconsin is known as "America's Dairyland" because of its status as the nation's most famous producer of milk and cheese. A growing favorite with foreign tourists, the state is a perfect holiday destination for nature lovers, offering year-round outdoor activities like fishing, boating, kayaking, and hiking. Dotted with thousands of inland lakes and waterways alongside apple and cherry orchards, Wisconsin also offers numerous urban tourist attractions, its cities hosting renowned beer and art festivals each year.

Minnesota travel guide

Room Escape Games · Shopping Malls · Entertainment Centers
The Land of 10,000 Lakes
Deriving its name from the Dakota word for "land of sky-tinted water," Minnesota is a land of pristine lakes, pockets of dense green forests, and sprawling prairieland. Spend your vacation exploring the state's diverse landscape for endless outdoor activity and a chance to see some of the area's national monuments, or take a trip to the bustling St. Paul-Minneapolis area, a network of commerce and cultural attractions, including the famous Mall of America.