3 days in Michigan Itinerary

3 days in Michigan Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Michigan trip maker

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Fly to General Mitchell International Airport, Drive to Hart
Traverse City
— 1 night
Sault Ste. Marie
— 1 night



Hart is a city in the U.S. Kick off your visit on the 14th (Mon): enjoy the sand and surf at Silver Lake State Park Pedestrian Dune Access.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, use the Hart trip website.

Birmingham to Hart is an approximately 11.5-hour combination of flight and car. You can also drive. Traveling from Birmingham to Hart, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from Birmingham in September: high temperatures in Hart hover around 72°F and lows are around 52°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Traverse City.

Things to do in Hart

Outdoors · Beaches · Parks

Traverse City

— 1 night

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 Empire Bluff Trail to your itinerary. Kick off your visit on the 15th (Tue): hike along Empire Bluff Trail and then make a trip to Benjamin Twiggs, legendary cherry products.

For where to stay, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Traverse City trip app.

Getting from Hart to Traverse City by car takes about 2.5 hours. In September, daily temperatures in Traverse City can reach 74°F, while at night they dip to 54°F. You'll have a few hours on the 15th (Tue) to wrap things up before traveling to Charlevoix.

Things to do in Traverse City

Outdoors · Trails · Parks

Side Trip


Charlevoix is a city in the U.S. Castle Farms has been added to your itinerary. Kick off your visit on the 15th (Tue): step into the grandiose world of Castle Farms and then make a trip to Mushroom House Tours of Charlevoix.

For maps, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Charlevoix holiday planner.

Getting from Traverse City to Charlevoix by car takes about 1.5 hours. September in Charlevoix sees daily highs of 70°F and lows of 54°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Tue) so you can travel to Sault Ste. Marie.

Things to do in Charlevoix

Historic Sites

Sault Ste. Marie

— 1 night
Sault Ste. For other places to visit, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Sault Ste. Marie online trip itinerary planner.

Getting from Charlevoix to Sault Ste. Marie by car takes about 2 hours. In September, plan for daily highs up to 70°F, and evening lows to 51°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Wed) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Sault Ste. Marie

Museums · Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Shopping

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.