3 days in Michigan Itinerary

3 days in Michigan Itinerary

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Traverse City
— 2 nights


Traverse City

— 2 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've now added Mac Wood's Dune Rides to your itinerary. Start off your visit on the 27th (Wed): sample some tasty brews at a beer tour and tasting and then catch all the local highlights with Mac Wood's Dune Rides. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: explore the striking landscape of Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Sleeping Bear Heritage Trail.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Traverse City online route planner.

Detroit to Traverse City is an approximately 3-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. In October, daily temperatures in Traverse City can reach 60°F, while at night they dip to 44°F. You'll have a few hours on the 29th (Fri) to wrap things up before traveling home.

Things to do in Traverse City

Tours · Parks · Breweries & Distilleries · 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.