4 days in Traverse City & Suttons Bay Itinerary

4 days in Traverse City & Suttons Bay Itinerary

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4 days in Traverse City & Suttons Bay Itinerary

Start: Detroit
bus + Fly:  3​h
1
Traverse City
— 2 nights
Drive:  30​min
2
Suttons Bay
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h 30​min
End: Detroit

2
nights
Traverse City

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.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Traverse City: Empire (Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore & Pierce Stocking Scenic Drive). And it doesn't end there: savor the flavors at Food & Drink, do a tasting at Brys Estate Vineyard & Winery, take a stroll through Front Street, and sample the fine beverages at Grand Traverse Distillery.

To see maps, reviews, photos, and tourist information, use the Traverse City driving holiday planner .

Detroit to Traverse City is an approximately 3-hour combination of bus and flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. In September, plan for daily highs up to 74°F, and evening lows to 54°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Sun) so you can go by car to Suttons Bay.

Things to do in Traverse City

Historic Sites Tours Shopping

Side Trip

Empire
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Beer Tastings & Tours
Mission Point Lighthouse ©
Mission Point Lighthouse

1
night
Suttons Bay

Suttons Bay ©
Suttons Bay is a village in Leelanau County in the U.S. Start off your visit on the 9th (Mon): learn about winemaking at Black Star Farms Winery, then do a tasting at MAWBY Sparkling Wine, then steep yourself in history at Fishtown, and finally experience rural life at Tandem Cider.

For other places to visit, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Suttons Bay online travel route planner .

Suttons Bay is just a short distance from Traverse City. September in Suttons Bay sees daily highs of 74°F and lows of 54°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Mon) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Suttons Bay

Wineries Historic Sites

Side Trip

Fishtown
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Black Star Farms Winery ©
Black Star Farms Winery
Tandem Cider ©
Tandem Cider

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