4 days in Northwest Michigan, Petoskey & Sault Ste. Marie Itinerary

4 days in Northwest Michigan, Petoskey & Sault Ste. Marie Itinerary

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Empire
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Traverse City
— 1 night
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Charlevoix
— Few hours
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Petoskey
— 1 night
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Sault Ste. Marie
— 1 night

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Empire

Empire
Empire is a village in Leelanau County in the U.S. Pyramid Point Trail has been added to your itinerary. Start off your visit on the 1st (Thu): stroll through Empire Bluff Trail and then hike along Pyramid Point Trail.

For reviews, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, read our Empire route builder site.

Ludington to Empire is an approximately 2-hour car ride. You can also drive. In October, plan for daily highs up to 59°F, and evening lows to 43°F. You will have some time to spend on the 1st (Thu) before leaving for Traverse City.

Things to do in Empire

Outdoors · Parks · Trails

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Traverse City

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.
Your day by day itinerary now includes World's Largest Cherry Pie Pan, Cherry Republic of Traverse City and Fishtown. On the 1st (Thu), contemplate the long history of Fishtown, stop by Cherry Republic of Traverse City, and then make a trip to World's Largest Cherry Pie Pan.

For ratings, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Traverse City itinerary builder.

Getting from Empire to Traverse City by car takes about an hour. Other options: drive. In October, daily temperatures in Traverse City can reach 60°F, while at night they dip to 44°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Charlevoix.

Things to do in Traverse City

Historic Sites · Shopping

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Historic Site
Fishtown
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Gift & Specialty Shop
Cherry Republic of Traverse City
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Charlevoix

Charlevoix ©
Charlevoix is a city in the U.S. Your day by day itinerary now includes Charlevoix South Pier Light Station, Cherry Republic and Mushroom House Tours of Charlevoix. On the 2nd (Fri), stop by Cherry Republic, then visit a coastal fixture at Charlevoix South Pier Light Station, and then admire the landmark architecture of Mushroom House Tours of Charlevoix.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Charlevoix trip itinerary planning site.

Traveling by car from Traverse City to Charlevoix takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In October, daily temperatures in Charlevoix can reach 57°F, while at night they dip to 44°F. On the 2nd (Fri), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Petoskey.

Things to do in Charlevoix

Shopping · Historic Sites
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Gift & Specialty Shop
Cherry Republic
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Architectural Building
Mushroom House Tours of Charlevoix
4.6

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Petoskey

Petoskey ©
Petoskey is a city and coastal resort community in the U.S. Your day by day itinerary now includes Petoskey State Park, Tunnel of Trees - M119, Historic Gaslight District, and other attractions you added. Start off your visit on the 2nd (Fri): cruise along Tunnel of Trees - M119, visit Historic Gaslight District, look for gifts at Kilwins Chocolate Kitchen, then look for gifts at Bier Gallery, then immerse yourself in nature at Fisherman's Island State Park, and finally admire the majestic nature at Petoskey State Park.

For where to stay, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, go to the Petoskey travel planner.

Petoskey is just a stone's throw from Charlevoix. In October, daytime highs in Petoskey are 57°F, while nighttime lows are 42°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Sat) so you can drive to Sault Ste. Marie.

Things to do in Petoskey

Shopping · Scenic Drive · Nature · Outdoors

Side Trips

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Gift & Specialty Shop
Kilwins Chocolate Kitchen
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State Park
Petoskey State Park
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Sault Ste. Marie

Sault Ste. Marie ©
Sault Ste. Your day by day itinerary now includes Soo Locks, Soo Locks Boat Tours and Tower of History. On the 3rd (Sat), get insight into ancient worlds with Colonial Michilimackinac, then don't miss a visit to Soo Locks, then see the top attractions with Soo Locks Boat Tours, and finally take in panoramic vistas at Tower of History.

For traveler tips, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Sault Ste. Marie online tour itinerary planner.

Drive from Petoskey to Sault Ste. Marie in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In October, daily temperatures in Sault Ste. Marie can reach 56°F, while at night they dip to 41°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Sun) early enough to go by car back home.

Things to do in Sault Ste. Marie

Tours · Historic Sites · Outdoors · Museums

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Sightseeing Tour
Soo Locks Boat Tours
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Archaeology Tour
Colonial Michilimackinac
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Observation Deck
Tower of History
3.5

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