36 days in Harbor Springs & Traverse City Itinerary

36 days in Harbor Springs & Traverse City Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Michigan journey planner

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Harbor Springs
— 14 nights
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Traverse City
— 21 nights
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Harbor Springs

— 14 nights
Harbor Springs is a city and resort community in Emmet County in the U.S. state of Michigan. Discover out-of-the-way places like Tunnel of Trees - M119 and Pond Hill Farm. We've included these beaches for you: Michigan Beach Park and Lewiston Beach. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Harbor Springs: Charlevoix (John Cross Fisheries, Mushroom House Tours, &more), Garden (Historical Village Fayette Park & Fayette Historic State Park) and Garden Bay Winery (in Cooks). There's lots more to do: admire the verdant scenery at Bear River Valley Recreation Area, tee off at Thunder Bay Resort Golf Course, immerse yourself in nature at Palms Book State Park, and fly down the slopes at Boyne Highlands.

To find other places to visit and more tourist information, use the Harbor Springs road trip planning app.

Detroit to Harbor Springs is an approximately 4.5-hour car ride. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from Detroit in July; daily highs in Harbor Springs reach 75°F and lows reach 57°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Traverse City.

Things to do in Harbor Springs

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Golf

Side Trips

Traverse City

— 21 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.
Visit Silver Lake State Park Pedestrian Dune Access and Frankfort Beach for some beach relaxation. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Bowers Harbor Vineyards and Empire Bluff Trail. Explore Traverse City's surroundings by going to Lake Leelanau (Blustone Vineyards & Good Harbor Vineyards), Mackinaw City (Headlands International Dark Sky Park, Maritime Park, &more) and Tandem Cider (in Suttons Bay). The adventure continues: kick back and relax at Clinch Park, indulge your thirst for a good beer at Right Brain Brewery, learn about winemaking at Hawthorne Vineyards, and stroll around Bryant Park.

Inspirock's itinerary builder makes planning a Traverse City trip simple and quick.

Getting from Harbor Springs to Traverse City by car takes about 2 hours. In July, daily temperatures in Traverse City can reach 80°F, while at night they dip to 59°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Wed) so you can fly back home.

Things to do in Traverse City

Parks · Outdoors · Wineries · Nature

Side Trips