4 days in Leland & Traverse City Itinerary

4 days in Leland & Traverse City Itinerary

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4 days in Leland & Traverse City Itinerary

Start: Leland
— 1 night
Drive:  45​min
Traverse City
— 2 nights
Drive:  45​min
End: Leland


Leland ©
Leland is an unincorporated community in the U.S. Start off your visit on the 18th (Fri): steep yourself in history at Fishtown, then look for gifts at The Cottage Book Shop, and then explore the striking landscape of Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: identify plant and animal life at Carlson's Fishery, do a tasting at Chateau Fontaine, and then take a memorable drive along Pierce Stocking Scenic Drive.

For ratings, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Leland visit planner.

Use the Route module to find travel options from your starting location to Leland. In October, plan for daily highs up to 60°F, and evening lows to 44°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Sat) so you can go by car to Traverse City.

Things to do in Leland

Parks Wildlife Historic Sites

Side Trips

Empire, The Cottage Book Shop
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Carlson's Fishery ©
Carlson's Fishery
Chateau Fontaine ©
Chateau Fontaine

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.
Blue Lakes By the Bay Transportation has been added to your itinerary. Start off your visit on the 20th (Sun): visit a coastal fixture at Mission Point Lighthouse, then do a tasting at Brys Estate Vineyard & Winery, and then sample some tasty brews at Blue Lakes By the Bay Transportation. Keep things going the next day: wander the streets of Front Street, contemplate the long history of The Village at Grand Traverse Commons, and then hike along Empire Bluff Trail.

To find where to stay, photos, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Traverse City itinerary site .

You can drive from Leland to Traverse City in an hour. In October, daily temperatures in Traverse City can reach 60°F, while at night they dip to 44°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Mon) early enough to go by car back home.

Things to do in Traverse City

Tours Shopping Transportation

Side Trip

Empire Bluff Trail
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The Village at Grand Traverse Commons ©
Mission Point Lighthouse ©
Mission Point Lighthouse
Brys Estate Vineyard & Winery ©
Brys Estate Vineyard & Winery