5 days in Michigan Itinerary

5 days in Michigan Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Michigan Trip Planner
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Lowell
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Traverse City
— 1 night
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Saint Ignace
— 2 nights
Ferry
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Mackinac Island
— 1 night
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Lowell

Lowell is a city in Kent County of the U.S. state of Michigan. To see where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Lowell trip itinerary builder site.

Kalamazoo to Lowell is an approximately 1-hour car ride. In July, daily temperatures in Lowell can reach 82°F, while at night they dip to 61°F. On the 29th (Sat), you're off to Traverse City.
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Traverse City — 1 night

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.
Start off your visit on the 30th (Sun): tee off at Pirate's Cove Adventure Golf, then learn about winemaking at Chateau Chantal Winery & Tasting Room, and then do a tasting at Left Foot Charley Winery.

To see reviews, maps, photos, and more tourist information, read our Traverse City itinerary planning app.

Drive from Lowell to Traverse City in 3 hours. In July, daytime highs in Traverse City are 80°F, while nighttime lows are 59°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Sun) so you can go by car to Saint Ignace.
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Golf · Outdoors · Wineries

Saint Ignace — 2 nights

Saint Ignace, usually written as St. Kick off your visit on the 31st (Mon): admire the natural beauty at Museum of Ojibwa Culture, enjoy the sea views from Old Mackinac Point Lighthouse, then contemplate the long history of McGulpin Point Lighthouse & Historic Site, then steep yourself in history at Historic Mill Creek Discovery Park, and finally stroll around Bridge View Park.

To see more things to do, ratings, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Saint Ignace day trip app.

You can drive from Traverse City to Saint Ignace in 2.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. When traveling from Traverse City in July, plan for a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Saint Ignace: temperatures range from 73°F by day to 58°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Tue) early enough to ride a ferry to Mackinac Island.
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Side Trip

Mackinac Island — 1 night

Mackinac Island is a city in Mackinac County in the U.S. state of Michigan. Start off your visit on the 1st (Tue): trot along with a tour on horseback, take in the dramatic natural features at Arch Rock, and then pause for some serene contemplation at St Anne's Catholic Church. On the 2nd (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: identify plant and animal life at Wings of Mackinac Butterfly Conservatory, then steep yourself in history at Fort Holmes, then admire the majestic nature at Mackinac Island State Park, and finally brush up on your military savvy at Fort Mackinac.

To see maps, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Mackinac Island tour itinerary planner.

You can ride a ferry from Saint Ignace to Mackinac Island in an hour. In August, daytime highs in Mackinac Island are 72°F, while nighttime lows are 59°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Wed) early enough to travel back home.
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Michigan travel guide

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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.
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