4 days in Michigan Itinerary

4 days in Michigan Itinerary

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4 days in Michigan Itinerary

Start: Detroit
Drive:  2​h 45​min
1
Port Austin
— Few hours
Drive:  3​h
2
Petoskey
— 2 nights
Bus + Ferry:  2​h 15​min
3
Mackinac Island
— 1 night
+3
Ferry + Bus + Taxi + Fly:  5​h 30​min
End: Detroit

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Port Austin

Port Austin
Port Austin is a village in Huron County in the U.S. Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Sun): shop like a local with White Church Gallery of Grindstone and then enjoy the sea views from Pointe aux Barques Lighthouse.

To see where to stay, ratings, photos, and tourist information, go to the Port Austin trip planner .

Detroit to Port Austin is an approximately 3-hour car ride. In September in Port Austin, expect temperatures between 71°F during the day and 57°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sun) so you can travel to Petoskey.

Things to do in Port Austin

Historic Sites Museums Shopping

Side Trip

Pointe aux Barques Lighthouse
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Pointe aux Barques Lighthouse
Pointe aux Barques Lighthouse
White Church Gallery of Grindstone ©

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Petoskey

Petoskey ©
Petoskey is a city and coastal resort community in the U.S. Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Mon): take a stroll through Historic Gaslight District, then admire the striking features of Mushroom House Tours of Charlevoix, then look for gifts at Kilwins Chocolate Kitchen, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cross In The Woods National Shrine. On the 24th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: see the interesting displays at Icebreaker Mackinaw Maritime Museum Inc., then see the interesting displays at Museum of Ojibwa Culture, and then contemplate the long history of Historic Mill Creek Discovery Park.

For more things to do, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, read our Petoskey trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Port Austin to Petoskey takes 4 hours. Traveling from Port Austin in September, plan for a bit cooler nights in Petoskey, with lows around 52°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Tue) so you can travel to Mackinac Island.

Things to do in Petoskey

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Mackinaw City, Mushroom House Tours of Charlevoix, Cross In The Woods National Shrine, Museum of Ojibwa Culture
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Historic Gaslight District ©
Historic Gaslight District
Cross In The Woods National Shrine ©
Historic Mill Creek Discovery Park ©

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Mackinac Island

Mackinac Island
Mackinac Island is a city in Mackinac County in the U.S. Start off your visit on the 25th (Wed): make a trip to Is it you spot from Somewhere in Time movie!, steep yourself in history at Biddle House, then contemplate the long history of Fort Holmes, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at St Anne's Catholic Church, and finally see the interesting displays at The Richard and Jane Manoogian Mackinac Art Museum.

For traveler tips, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, go to the Mackinac Island trip tool .

Getting from Petoskey to Mackinac Island by combination of bus and ferry takes about 2.5 hours. In September, daily temperatures in Mackinac Island can reach 67°F, while at night they dip to 54°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Wed) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Mackinac Island

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

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