3 days in Traverse City & Mackinac Island Itinerary

3 days in Traverse City & Mackinac Island Itinerary

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3 days in Traverse City & Mackinac Island Itinerary

Start: Traverse City
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Traverse City
— 1 night
bus + ferry:  4​h 15​min
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Mackinac Island
— 1 night
ferry + bus:  4​h 15​min
End: Traverse City

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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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Traverse City Wine And Beer Tours as well as Twilight Walking Tours. On the 5th (Mon), learn the secrets of beer at Traverse City Wine And Beer Tours, then wander the streets of Front Street, and then go on a hair-raising tour with Twilight Walking Tours.

To see ratings, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Traverse City day trip planning tool .

In August in Traverse City, expect temperatures between 79°F during the day and 60°F at night. You will leave for home on the 6th (Tue).

Things to do in Traverse City

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Traverse City Wine And Beer Tours ©
Traverse City Wine And Beer Tours

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Mackinac Island

Mackinac Island ©
Mackinac Island is a city in Mackinac County in the U.S. On the 6th (Tue), contemplate the long history of Biddle House, pause for some serene contemplation at St Anne's Catholic Church, identify plant and animal life at The Original Mackinac Island Butterfly House & Insect World, brush up on your military savvy at Fort Mackinac, then explore the striking landscape at Arch Rock, and finally admire the majestic nature at Mackinac Island State Park.

For reviews, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Mackinac Island trip maker app .

You can do a combination of bus and ferry from Traverse City to Mackinac Island in 4.5 hours. When traveling from Traverse City in August, plan for slightly colder days in Mackinac Island, with highs around 72°F, while nights are about the same with lows around 59°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Wed) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Mackinac Island

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Mackinac Island State Park ©
Mackinac Island State Park
Arch Rock ©
Arch Rock
Fort Mackinac ©
Fort Mackinac

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