4 days in Petoskey, Michigan City & Northville Itinerary

4 days in Petoskey, Michigan City & Northville Itinerary

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4 days in Petoskey, Michigan City & Northville Itinerary

Start: Detroit
+2
Fly + taxi + bus:  4​h 30​min
1
Petoskey
— 1 night
Drive:  6​h
2
Michigan City
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h 30​min
3
Northville
— 1 night
Drive:  45​min
End: Detroit


1
night
Petoskey

Petoskey ©
Petoskey is a city and coastal resort community in the U.S. On the 12th (Fri), learn about winemaking at Maple Moon Sugarbush and Winery and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Little Traverse Wheelway. On the 13th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in the views from Mackinac Bridge, then stroll through Colonial Michilimackinac, then enjoy the sea views from McGulpin Point Lighthouse & Historic Site, and finally do a tasting at Crooked Vine Vineyard & Winery.

To find photos, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Petoskey visit planner .

Detroit to Petoskey is an approximately 4.5-hour combination of flight and bus. You can also drive; or take a bus. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from Detroit in October; daily highs in Petoskey reach 57°F and lows reach 42°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Michigan City.

Things to do in Petoskey

Parks Trails Outdoors

Side Trips

Mackinaw City, Crooked Vine Vineyard & Winery
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Colonial Michilimackinac ©
Colonial Michilimackinac
Mackinac Bridge ©
Mackinac Bridge

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Michigan City

Michigan City ©
Michigan City is a city in LaPorte County, Indiana, United States. Kick off your visit on the 14th (Sun): stroll through Washington Park Zoo and then immerse yourself in nature at Indiana Dunes State Park.

For more things to do, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Michigan City day trip site .

Traveling by car from Petoskey to Michigan City takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. Traveling from Petoskey to Michigan City, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. October in Michigan City sees daily highs of 62°F and lows of 44°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Sun) early enough to travel to Northville.

Things to do in Michigan City

Parks Nature

Side Trip

Indiana Dunes State Park
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Indiana Dunes State Park ©
Indiana Dunes State Park
Washington Park Zoo ©
Washington Park Zoo

1
night
Northville

Northville ©
Northville is a city located in and divided by Oakland and Wayne counties in the U.S. Start off your visit on the 15th (Mon): contemplate the long history of Mill Race Historical Village and then enjoy the sand and surf at Island Lake State Recreation Area.

To see photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Northville sightseeing planning tool .

Drive from Michigan City to Northville in 3.5 hours. The time zone changes from Central Standard Time (CST) to Eastern Standard Time (EST), which is usually a 1 hour difference. October in Northville sees daily highs of 67°F and lows of 46°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Mon) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Northville

Nature Beaches Trails

Side Trip

Island Lake State Recreation Area
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Island Lake State Recreation Area ©
Island Lake State Recreation Area
Mill Race Historical Village ©
Mill Race Historical Village

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