3 days in Michigan Itinerary

3 days in Michigan Itinerary

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3 days in Michigan Itinerary

Start: Carol Stream
Drive + Fly:  3​h 30​min
1
Traverse City
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h
2
Holland
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h
End: Carol Stream

1
night
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.
On the 30th (Wed), take a stroll through Front Street and then appreciate the extensive heritage of Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 31st (Thu): tour the pleasant surroundings at Clinch Park, visit a coastal fixture at Mission Point Lighthouse, then brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Grand Traverse Distillery, and finally contemplate the long history of The Village at Grand Traverse Commons.

For photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Traverse City trip maker tool .

Carol Stream to Traverse City is an approximately 3.5-hour combination of car and flight. You can also drive. The time zone changes from Central Standard Time to Eastern Standard Time, which is usually a 1 hour difference. Expect a daytime high around 60°F in October, and nighttime lows around 44°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Holland.

Things to do in Traverse City

Historic Sites Parks Shopping

Side Trip

Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore
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Mission Point Lighthouse ©
Mission Point Lighthouse
The Village at Grand Traverse Commons ©

1
night
Holland

Holland ©
Holland is a city in the western region of the Lower Peninsula of the U.S. Kick off your visit on the 1st (Fri): stroll through Oval Beach, kick back and relax at Holland State Park Beach, and then enjoy the sea views from Grand Haven Lighthouse and Pier.

For photos, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Holland trip maker website .

You can drive from Traverse City to Holland in 3 hours. Other options are to fly; or take a bus. In October in Holland, expect temperatures between 63°F during the day and 45°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Fri) early enough to drive back home.

Things to do in Holland

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Grand Haven Lighthouse and Pier, Oval Beach
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Holland State Park Beach ©
Holland State Park Beach
Oval Beach ©
Oval Beach
Grand Haven Lighthouse and Pier ©
Grand Haven Lighthouse and Pier

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