4 days in Traverse City & Petoskey Itinerary

4 days in Traverse City & Petoskey Itinerary

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Traverse City
— 2 nights
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Petoskey
— 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.
On the 16th (Fri), buy something for everyone on your list at The Village at Grand Traverse Commons, don't miss a visit to Benjamin Twiggs, legendary cherry products, and then sample some tasty brews at a beer tour and tasting. Here are some ideas for day two: stroll through Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore.

To find ratings, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Traverse City road trip planning site.

The Route module shows you all the different ways you can get to Traverse City. In October in Traverse City, expect temperatures between 60°F during the day and 44°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Petoskey.

Things to do in Traverse City

Historic Sites · Nature · Parks · Wildlife

Side Trip

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Petoskey

Petoskey is a city and coastal resort community in the U.S. Start off your visit on the 18th (Sun): try your luck at Odawa Casino, get interesting insight from Wildwood Rush Zip Line Canopy Tour, then cruise along Tunnel of Trees - M119, and finally identify plant and animal life at Thorne Swift Nature Preserve. Keep things going the next day: explore the historical opulence of Castle Farms, then admire the landmark architecture of Mushroom House Tours of Charlevoix, then grab your bike and head to Little Traverse Wheelway, and finally admire the majestic nature at Petoskey State Park.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Petoskey route maker site.

Drive from Traverse City to Petoskey in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. October in Petoskey sees daily highs of 57°F and lows of 42°F at night.

Things to do in Petoskey

Outdoors · Parks · Nature · Historic Sites

Side Trips