4 days in Michigan Itinerary

4 days in Michigan Itinerary

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4 days in Michigan Itinerary

Start: Portland
Fly + Drive:  9​h 45​min
1
Manistique
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 30​min
2
Petoskey
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 30​min
3
Traverse City
— 1 night
Fly:  7​h 30​min
End: Portland

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Manistique

Manistique
Manistique, formerly Monistique, is the only incorporated city in and the county seat of Schoolcraft County of the U.S. Start off your visit on the 20th (Sun): explore the striking landscape at Palms Book State Park, contemplate the waterfront views at Kitch-Iti-Kipi (The Big Spring), and then trek along The Manistique Boardwalk and River Walk.

For traveler tips, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Manistique trip builder .

Portland to Manistique is an approximately 10-hour combination of flight and car. You can also drive. You'll lose 3 hours traveling from Portland to Manistique due to the time zone difference. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from Portland in October; daily highs in Manistique reach 55°F and lows reach 38°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Petoskey.

Things to do in Manistique

Parks Nature Wildlife
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Palms Book State Park
Palms Book State Park
Kitch-Iti-Kipi (The Big Spring) ©
Kitch-Iti-Kipi (The Big Spring)

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Petoskey

Petoskey ©
Petoskey is a city and coastal resort community in the U.S. Kick off your visit on the 21st (Mon): steep yourself in history at Castle Farms, then admire the landmark architecture of Mushroom House Tours of Charlevoix, then stroll through Little Traverse Wheelway, and finally take a stroll through Historic Gaslight District.

To see ratings, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, read our Petoskey online visit planner .

You can drive from Manistique to Petoskey in 2.5 hours. In October in Petoskey, expect temperatures between 57°F during the day and 42°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Traverse City.

Things to do in Petoskey

Trails Neighborhoods Parks

Side Trip

Charlevoix
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Little Traverse Wheelway ©
Little Traverse Wheelway
Historic Gaslight District ©
Historic Gaslight District
Castle Farms ©
Castle Farms

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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.
On the 22nd (Tue), see the interesting displays at Music House Museum, then do a tasting at Bowers Harbor Vineyards, then do a tasting at Brys Estate Vineyard & Winery, and finally stop by Cherry Republic of Traverse City.

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

Traveling by car from Petoskey to Traverse City takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In October, daytime highs in Traverse City are 60°F, while nighttime lows are 44°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Tue) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Traverse City

Wineries Museums Shopping

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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