4 days in Michigan Itinerary

4 days in Michigan Itinerary

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4 days in Michigan Itinerary

Start: Indianapolis
+3
Fly + taxi + bus + ferry:  7​h 30​min
1
Mackinac Island
— 1 night
ferry:  30​min
2
Mackinaw City
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 30​min
3
Traverse City
— 1 night
Fly:  5​h 15​min
End: Indianapolis

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Mackinac Island

Mackinac Island ©
Mackinac Island is a city in Mackinac County in the U.S. Kick off your visit on the 14th (Mon): take a pleasant ride with a tour on horseback, then examine the collection at The Richard and Jane Manoogian Mackinac Art Museum, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at St Anne's Catholic Church, and finally steep yourself in history at Fort Holmes.

For maps, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Mackinac Island online vacation maker .

Indianapolis to Mackinac Island is an approximately 7.5-hour combination of flight, bus, and ferry. You can also do a combination of flight and ferry; or do a combination of bus and ferry. In October, Mackinac Island is slightly colder than Indianapolis - with highs of 55°F and lows of 43°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Mon) to allow time to ride a ferry to Mackinaw City.

Things to do in Mackinac Island

Historic Sites Tours Outdoors
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St Anne's Catholic Church ©
St Anne's Catholic Church
Fort Holmes
Fort Holmes

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Mackinaw City

Mackinaw City ©
Mackinaw City is a village in Emmet and Cheboygan counties in the U.S. Start off your visit on the 15th (Tue): take in the exciting artwork at Fort de Baude Museum, get engrossed in the history at Museum of Ojibwa Culture, then stroll around Bridge View Park, and finally examine the collection at Icebreaker Mackinaw Maritime Museum Inc..

To find photos, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Mackinaw City trip planner .

Mackinaw City is just a stone's throw from Mackinac Island. In October, plan for daily highs up to 55°F, and evening lows to 43°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Traverse City.

Things to do in Mackinaw City

Museums Parks Shopping

Side Trip

Saint Ignace
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Museum of Ojibwa Culture ©
Museum of Ojibwa Culture
Fort de Baude Museum ©
Fort de Baude Museum
Bridge View Park ©
Bridge View Park

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 16th (Wed): see the interesting displays at Music House Museum, then learn about winemaking at Brys Estate Vineyard & Winery, and then learn about winemaking at Bowers Harbor Vineyards.

For traveler tips, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Traverse City tour itinerary planner.

Drive from Mackinaw City to Traverse City in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In October in Traverse City, expect temperatures between 60°F during the day and 44°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Wed) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Traverse City

Wineries Museums

Side Trip

Music House Museum
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Music House Museum ©
Music House Museum
Bowers Harbor Vineyards ©
Bowers Harbor Vineyards
Brys Estate Vineyard & Winery ©
Brys Estate Vineyard & Winery

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