4 days in Michigan Itinerary

4 days in Michigan Itinerary

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4 days in Michigan Itinerary

Start: Indianapolis
Fly:  5​h 15​min
1
Traverse City
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 30​min
2
Petoskey
— 1 night
Bus + Ferry:  2​h 15​min
3
Mackinac Island
— 1 night
+3
Ferry + Bus + Taxi + Fly:  7​h 30​min
End: Indianapolis

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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.
Start off your visit on the 30th (Fri): do a tasting at Brys Estate Vineyard & Winery.

To find other places to visit, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Traverse City travel planning app .

Indianapolis to Traverse City is an approximately 5.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from Indianapolis in August, with highs in Traverse City at 79°F and lows at 60°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Sat) early enough to drive to Petoskey.

Things to do in Traverse City

Historic Sites Wineries Nature

Side Trips

Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore, Fishtown
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Brys Estate Vineyard & Winery ©
Brys Estate Vineyard & Winery
Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore ©
Bowers Harbor Vineyards ©
Bowers Harbor Vineyards

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Petoskey

Petoskey ©
Petoskey is a city and coastal resort community in the U.S. On the 1st (Sun), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cross In The Woods National Shrine, admire the majestic nature at Petoskey State Park, then look for all kinds of wild species at Thorne Swift Nature Preserve, and finally wander the streets of Historic Gaslight District.

To find photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Petoskey online trip maker .

You can drive from Traverse City to Petoskey in 1.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. August in Petoskey sees daily highs of 75°F and lows of 58°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Sun) to allow time to travel to Mackinac Island.

Things to do in Petoskey

Parks Nature Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Cross In The Woods National Shrine, Thorne Swift Nature Preserve
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Cross In The Woods National Shrine ©
Thorne Swift Nature Preserve ©
Thorne Swift Nature Preserve
Petoskey State Park
Petoskey State Park

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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 2nd (Mon): steep yourself in history at Biddle House, then contemplate the long history of Fort Holmes, then pause for some serene contemplation at St Anne's Catholic Church, and finally trot along with a tour on horseback.

Use Inspirock's suggestions to plan your Mackinac Island trip and find the best activities and attractions for your vacation.

Traveling by combination of bus and ferry from Petoskey to Mackinac Island takes 2.5 hours. In September in Mackinac Island, expect temperatures between 67°F during the day and 54°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Mon) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Mackinac Island

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

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