4 days in Michigan Itinerary

4 days in Michigan Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Michigan attractions planner

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Petoskey
— 1 day
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Indian River
— 1 night
Drive
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Cheboygan
— 1 night
Drive
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Alpena
— 1 night
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Petoskey

— 1 day
Petoskey is a city and coastal resort community in the U.S. Start off your visit on the 15th (Thu): kick back and relax at Depot Beach, tour the pleasant surroundings at Little Traverse Wheelway, and then wander the streets of Historic Gaslight District.

For traveler tips, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Petoskey driving holiday planner.

The Route module shows you travel options from your home to Petoskey. In August, plan for daily highs up to 75°F, and evening lows to 58°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Thu) early enough to drive to Indian River.

Things to do in Petoskey

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Trails

Side Trip

Indian River

— 1 night
Indian River is an unincorporated community in Cheboygan County in the U.S. Start off your visit on the 16th (Fri): learn about winemaking at Crooked Vine Vineyard & Winery, look for gifts at Chillermania!, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Cross In The Woods National Shrine, and finally play a few rounds at Indian River Golf Club.

For where to stay, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Indian River trip itinerary builder site.

Traveling by car from Petoskey to Indian River takes an hour. In August, plan for daily highs up to 77°F, and evening lows to 54°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Fri) so you can go by car to Cheboygan.

Things to do in Indian River

Golf · Outdoors · Shopping · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Cheboygan

— 1 night
Cheboygan is a city in the U.S. Start off your visit on the 17th (Sat): enjoy the sea views from Old Mackinac Point Lighthouse, indulge your thirst for a good beer at Cheboygan Brewing Company, and then stroll through Cheboygan State Park.

For other places to visit, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Cheboygan trip itinerary maker.

Cheboygan is just a short distance from Indian River. Expect a daytime high around 75°F in August, and nighttime lows around 55°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Sat) so you can drive to Alpena.

Things to do in Cheboygan

Beaches · Nature · Outdoors · Parks

Side Trip

Alpena

— 1 night
Alpena is a city in the U.S. Start off your visit on the 18th (Sun): do a tasting at Thunder Bay Winery, look for all kinds of wild species at Thunder Bay National Marine Sanctuary, and then kick back and relax at Starlite Beach.

For traveler tips, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Alpena trip website.

Getting from Cheboygan to Alpena by car takes about 1.5 hours. In August, daily temperatures in Alpena can reach 79°F, while at night they dip to 55°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Alpena

Parks · Beaches · Outdoors · Wildlife

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.