4 days in Michigan Itinerary

4 days in Michigan Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Michigan trip planner

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Traverse City
— 1 night
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Bellaire
— 1 night
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Charlevoix
Drive
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Petoskey
— 1 night
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Traverse City

— 1 night

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 23rd (Wed), learn the secrets of beer at a beer tour and tasting, then do a tasting at Bowers Harbor Vineyards, and then do a tasting at Brys Estate Vineyard & Winery. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: cast your line with a fishing tour, then learn about winemaking at Left Foot Charley Winery, and then contemplate the waterfront views at Grand Traverse Bay.

To find reviews, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Traverse City road trip app.

Wyoming to Traverse City is an approximately 2.5-hour car ride. In September in Traverse City, expect temperatures between 74°F during the day and 54°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Thu) so you can drive to Bellaire.

Things to do in Traverse City

Tours · Breweries & Distilleries · Wineries · Wildlife

Bellaire

— 1 night
Bellaire is a village in the U.S. state of Michigan. Start off your visit on the 24th (Thu): learn about winemaking at Torch Lake Cellars.

For photos, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Bellaire travel route planner.

You can drive from Traverse City to Bellaire in an hour. Another option is to drive. Traveling from Traverse City in September, Bellaire is little chillier at night with lows of 49°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 25th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Charlevoix.

Things to do in Bellaire

Parks · Wildlife · Wineries

Side Trip

Charlevoix

Charlevoix is a city in the U.S. state of Michigan. Kick off your visit on the 25th (Fri): enjoy the sea views from Charlevoix South Pier Light Station.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Charlevoix trip itinerary planner.

Getting from Bellaire to Charlevoix by car takes about an hour. Other options: drive. Expect a daytime high around 70°F in September, and nighttime lows around 54°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Fri) so you can go by car to Petoskey.

Things to do in Charlevoix

Historic Sites
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Petoskey

— 1 night
Petoskey is a city and coastal resort community in the U.S. state of Michigan. Kick off your visit on the 26th (Sat): appreciate the views at Bear River Valley Recreation Area, then learn about winemaking at Walloon Lake Winery, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Little Traverse Wheelway, and finally take a stroll through Historic Gaslight District.

To find ratings, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Petoskey road trip tool.

Petoskey is just a stone's throw from Charlevoix. In September, plan for daily highs up to 71°F, and evening lows to 52°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Petoskey

Parks · Trails · Neighborhoods · Nature

Michigan travel guide

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Specialty Museums · Gift & Specialty Shops · State Parks
Great Lakes State
A state inextricably tied to its waterways, Michigan does water activities better than almost any other place in the country. Things to do in the state include numerous opportunities to swim, fish, sail, motorboat, and canoe. The country's only state to stretch over two peninsulas, Michigan features a long freshwater coastline. In a land of nearly 65,000 inland lakes and ponds, you can never be too far from a natural water source. Michigan's major claim to fame is its status as the center of the U.S. automotive industry, with the Detroit metropolitan area housing the country's three major car manufacturers. The city is also a major center of culture, the birthplace of the Motown Sound, and the home of several museums and other tourist attractions. Farther from the big urban centers, Michigan offers visitors a world of apple and cherry orchards, rustic villages, and picturesque vineyards.