4 days in Michigan Itinerary

4 days in Michigan Itinerary

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4 days in Michigan Itinerary

Start: New York City
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Bus + Fly + Taxi + Bus:  8​h
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Mackinaw City
— 1 night
Ferry:  30​min
2
Mackinac Island
— 1 night
Ferry + Bus:  4​h 15​min
3
Traverse City
— 1 night
Fly + Bus:  4​h 30​min
End: New York City

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Mackinaw City

Mackinaw City ©
Mackinaw City is a village in Emmet and Cheboygan counties in the U.S. On the 19th (Mon), take an in-depth tour of Mackinaw Bridge Museum, get engrossed in the history at Museum of Ojibwa Culture, then take a tour of Shepler's Lighthouse Cruises, and finally examine the collection at Icebreaker Mackinaw Maritime Museum Inc..

To find maps, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Mackinaw City trip planner .

New York City to Mackinaw City is an approximately 8-hour combination of bus and flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. Traveling from New York City in August, things will get slightly colder in Mackinaw City: highs are around 72°F and lows about 59°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Mon) so you can catch the ferry to Mackinac Island.

Things to do in Mackinaw City

Museums Historic Sites

Side Trip

Museum of Ojibwa Culture
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Mackinaw Bridge Museum ©
Mackinaw Bridge Museum
Museum of Ojibwa Culture ©
Museum of Ojibwa Culture

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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 20th (Tue): contemplate the long history of Fort Holmes, steep yourself in history at Biddle House, then pause for some serene contemplation at St Anne's Catholic Church, and finally trot along with a tour on horseback.

To see reviews, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, use the Mackinac Island trip builder .

Mackinac Island is just a short distance from Mackinaw City. In August, daily temperatures in Mackinac Island can reach 72°F, while at night they dip to 59°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Tue) early enough to travel to Traverse City.

Things to do in Mackinac Island

Tours Historic Sites Outdoors
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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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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 21st (Wed), learn about winemaking at Chateau Grand Traverse Winery, do a tasting at Brys Estate Vineyard & Winery, and then kick back and relax at Clinch Park.

To find maps, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Traverse City trip itinerary maker tool .

Getting from Mackinac Island to Traverse City by combination of ferry and bus takes about 4.5 hours. Traveling from Mackinac Island in August, you will find days in Traverse City are somewhat warmer (79°F), and nights are about the same (60°F). Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Wed) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Traverse City

Wineries Beaches Outdoors
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Chateau Grand Traverse Winery ©
Chateau Grand Traverse Winery
Brys Estate Vineyard & Winery ©
Brys Estate Vineyard & Winery

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