4 days in Northwest Michigan Itinerary

4 days in Northwest Michigan Itinerary

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Traverse City
— 2 nights
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Ludington
— 1 night
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Traverse City

Cherry Capital of the World

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.
Explore Traverse City's surroundings by going to Empire (Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore & Pierce Stocking Scenic Drive). Next up on the itinerary: get interesting insight from Tours, browse the different shops at The Village at Grand Traverse Commons, and indulge your taste buds at Food & Drink.

To find maps, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Traverse City trip site.

Detroit to Traverse City is an approximately 5-hour car ride. You can also fly; or take a bus. In August in Traverse City, expect temperatures between 79°F during the day and 60°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Sun) early enough to drive to Ludington.

Things to do in Traverse City

Historic Sites · Parks · Nature · Wildlife

Side Trip

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Ludington

Ludington is a city in the state of Michigan. Start off your visit on the 17th (Mon): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Father Jacques Marquette Shrine, enjoy the sea views from Big Sable Point Lighthouse, then immerse yourself in nature at Ludington State Park, and finally enjoy the sand and surf at Stearns Park.

To find photos, maps, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Ludington itinerary maker website.

Drive from Traverse City to Ludington in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and car; or do a combination of bus and taxi. Expect a daytime high around 76°F in August, and nighttime lows around 57°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Mon) so you can drive back home.

Things to do in Ludington

Parks · Historic Sites · Outdoors · Nature