4 days in Michigan Itinerary

4 days in Michigan Itinerary

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4 days in Michigan Itinerary

Start: Chicago
Drive:  7​h 15​min
1
Marquette
— Few hours
Drive:  3​h 30​min
2
Mackinaw City
— 1 night
ferry:  30​min
3
Mackinac Island
— 1 night
ferry + bus:  4​h 15​min
4
Traverse City
— 1 night
Drive:  5​h 30​min
End: Chicago

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Marquette

Marquette ©
Marquette is a city in the U.S. Start off your visit on the 20th (Mon): take a stroll through Downtown Marquette, see the interesting displays at Marquette Regional History Center, and then take in the exciting artwork at Lakenenland Sculpture Park.

To find more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Marquette journey maker tool .

Chicago to Marquette is an approximately 3.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of flight and bus. The time zone difference moving from Central Standard Time to Eastern Standard Time is 1 hour. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from Chicago in May; daily highs in Marquette reach 60°F and lows reach 38°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Mackinaw City.

Things to do in Marquette

Museums Neighborhoods Shopping
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Marquette Regional History Center ©
Marquette Regional History Center

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Mackinaw City

Mackinaw City ©
Mackinaw City is a village in Emmet and Cheboygan counties in the U.S. Kick off your visit on the 21st (Tue): examine the collection at Icebreaker Mackinaw Maritime Museum Inc., then get engrossed in the history at Mackinaw Bridge Museum, then take an in-depth tour of Museum of Ojibwa Culture, and finally contemplate the long history of Historic Mill Creek Discovery Park.

For ratings, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Mackinaw City trip itinerary maker app .

Traveling by car from Marquette to Mackinaw City takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. May in Mackinaw City sees daily highs of 58°F and lows of 41°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Tue) so you can ride a ferry to Mackinac Island.

Things to do in Mackinaw City

Museums Historic Sites

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Museum of Ojibwa Culture
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Historic Mill Creek Discovery Park ©
Museum of Ojibwa Culture ©
Museum of Ojibwa Culture
Mackinaw Bridge Museum ©
Mackinaw Bridge Museum

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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 22nd (Wed): don't miss a visit to Is it you spot from Somewhere in Time movie!, steep yourself in history at Biddle House, learn about all things military at Fort Mackinac, then examine the collection at The Richard and Jane Manoogian Mackinac Art Museum, then contemplate the long history of Fort Holmes, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at St Anne's Catholic Church.

To find more things to do, maps, photos, and more tourist information, use the Mackinac Island itinerary planning website .

Mackinac Island is very close to Mackinaw City. May in Mackinac Island sees daily highs of 58°F and lows of 41°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Wed) early enough to travel to Traverse City.

Things to do in Mackinac Island

Museums Historic Sites
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St Anne's Catholic Church ©
St Anne's Catholic Church
Fort Holmes
Fort Holmes

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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 23rd (Thu): stroll through Clinch Park, then learn about winemaking at Brys Estate Vineyard & Winery, and then learn about winemaking at Bowers Harbor Vineyards.

To find other places to visit, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Traverse City holiday builder .

Getting from Mackinac Island to Traverse City by combination of ferry and bus takes about 4.5 hours. Traveling from Mackinac Island in May, you will find days in Traverse City are a bit warmer (67°F), and nights are about the same (43°F). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Thu) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Traverse City

Wineries Parks Outdoors
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Brys Estate Vineyard & Winery ©
Brys Estate Vineyard & Winery
Bowers Harbor Vineyards ©
Bowers Harbor Vineyards

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