5 days in Michigan Itinerary

5 days in Michigan Itinerary

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South Haven
— Few hours
2
Traverse City
— 1 night
3
Mackinaw City
— 1 night
4
Mackinac Island
— 2 nights

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South Haven

South Haven ©
South Haven is a city in the U.S. Start off your visit on the 30th (Thu): see the interesting displays at Michigan Maritime Museum and then take a memorable tour with Tours.

For maps, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the South Haven online driving holiday planner.

Detroit to South Haven is an approximately 3.5-hour car ride. You can also do a combination of train and taxi; or take a bus. Traveling from Detroit in July, expect slightly colder with lows of 60°F in South Haven. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Thu) so you can go by car to Traverse City.

Things to do in South Haven

Outdoors · Tours · Museums
Highlights from your plan
Michigan Maritime Museum ©
Michigan Maritime Museum
Boat Tours & Water Sports

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Traverse City

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.
Kick off your visit on the 31st (Fri): stop by Cherry Republic of Traverse City, then learn about winemaking at Bowers Harbor Vineyards, then learn about winemaking at Brys Estate Vineyard & Winery, and finally kick back and relax at Clinch Park.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, read Traverse City travel route site.

Traveling by car from South Haven to Traverse City takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and flight. July in Traverse City sees daily highs of 80°F and lows of 59°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Fri) to allow time to drive to Mackinaw City.

Things to do in Traverse City

Wineries · Outdoors · Beaches
Highlights from your plan
Bowers Harbor Vineyards ©
Bowers Harbor Vineyards
Brys Estate Vineyard & Winery ©
Brys Estate Vineyard & Winery
Cherry Republic of Traverse City ©
Cherry Republic of Traverse City

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Mackinaw City

Mackinaw City ©
Mackinaw City is a village in Emmet and Cheboygan counties in the U.S. Start off your visit on the 1st (Sat): see the interesting displays at Icebreaker Mackinaw Maritime Museum Inc., then visit a coastal fixture at Old Mackinac Point Lighthouse, then examine the collection at Museum of Ojibwa Culture, and finally take an in-depth tour of Mackinaw Bridge Museum.

To see traveler tips, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Mackinaw City attractions app.

Traveling by car from Traverse City to Mackinaw City takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect slightly colder weather when traveling from Traverse City in July: highs in Mackinaw City hover around 73°F, while lows dip to 58°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Sat) so you can ride a ferry to Mackinac Island.

Things to do in Mackinaw City

Museums · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Museum of Ojibwa Culture
Highlights from your plan
Icebreaker Mackinaw Maritime Museum Inc. ©
Icebreaker Mackinaw Maritime Museum Inc.
Museum of Ojibwa Culture ©
Museum of Ojibwa Culture
Mackinaw Bridge Museum ©
Mackinaw Bridge Museum

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Mackinac Island

Mackinac Island ©
Mackinac Island is a city in Mackinac County in the U.S. On the 2nd (Sun), stop by Island House Bike Shop, contemplate the long history of Biddle House, take a pleasant ride with a tour on horseback, then pause for some serene contemplation at St Anne's Catholic Church, and finally take in the dramatic natural features at Arch Rock. Here are some ideas for day two: see some colorful creatures with Great Turtle Kayak Tours, examine the collection at The Richard and Jane Manoogian Mackinac Art Museum, then steep yourself in history at Fort Holmes, and finally tee off at Jewel Golf Course.

For other places to visit, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Mackinac Island road trip planner.

Getting from Mackinaw City to Mackinac Island by ferry takes about an hour. In August in Mackinac Island, expect temperatures between 72°F during the day and 59°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Mon) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Mackinac Island

Outdoors · Historic Sites · Tours
Highlights from your plan
Biddle House ©
Biddle House
Great Turtle Kayak Tours ©
Great Turtle Kayak Tours
St Anne's Catholic Church ©
St Anne's Catholic Church

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