5 days in Michigan Itinerary

5 days in Michigan Itinerary

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5 days in Michigan Itinerary

Start: Chicago
Subway + Fly:  3​h
1
Traverse City
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 30​min
2
Petoskey
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 30​min
3
Manistique
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 45​min
4
Marquette
— 1 night
Fly:  3​h 30​min
End: Chicago

1
night
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.
On the 24th (Thu), steep yourself in history at Fishtown and then savor the flavors at Northern Latitudes Distillery. Keep things going the next day: learn about winemaking at Leelanau Wine Cellars, learn about winemaking at Bowers Harbor Vineyards, and then learn about winemaking at Brys Estate Vineyard & Winery.

For ratings, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Traverse City trip planner .

Chicago to Traverse City is an approximately 3-hour combination of subway and flight. You can also do a combination of flight and car; or drive. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Chicago to Traverse City due to the time zone difference. Plan for little chillier temperatures traveling from Chicago in October, with highs in Traverse City at 60°F and lows at 44°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Fri) so you can go by car to Petoskey.

Things to do in Traverse City

Wineries Historic Sites Shopping

Side Trips

Northern Latitudes Distillery, Fishtown, Leelanau Wine Cellars
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Leelanau Wine Cellars ©
Leelanau Wine Cellars
Bowers Harbor Vineyards ©
Bowers Harbor Vineyards
Brys Estate Vineyard & Winery ©
Brys Estate Vineyard & Winery

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Petoskey

Petoskey ©
Petoskey is a city and coastal resort community in the U.S. On the 26th (Sat), take in the spiritual surroundings of Cross In The Woods National Shrine, then step into the grandiose world of Castle Farms, and then take a stroll through Historic Gaslight District.

For other places to visit, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Petoskey online route planner .

Traveling by car from Traverse City to Petoskey takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In October, daytime highs in Petoskey are 57°F, while nighttime lows are 42°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Sat) so you can travel to Manistique.

Things to do in Petoskey

Historic Sites Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Castle Farms, Cross In The Woods National Shrine
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Cross In The Woods National Shrine ©
Cross In The Woods National Shrine
Castle Farms ©
Castle Farms

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night
Manistique

Manistique
Manistique, formerly Monistique, is the only incorporated city in and the county seat of Schoolcraft County of the U.S. Start off your visit on the 27th (Sun): explore the striking landscape at Palms Book State Park and then hike along The Manistique Boardwalk and River Walk.

To find ratings, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Manistique online trip planner .

You can drive from Petoskey to Manistique in 2.5 hours. In October in Manistique, expect temperatures between 55°F during the day and 38°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Marquette.

Things to do in Manistique

Parks Nature Trails
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Palms Book State Park
Palms Book State Park

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Marquette

Marquette ©
Marquette is a city in the U.S. On the 28th (Mon), take in the exciting artwork at Lakenenland Sculpture Park, then take in the awesome beauty at Sugarloaf Mountain, and then take a stroll through Downtown Marquette.

To see reviews, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Marquette trip itinerary builder .

Traveling by car from Manistique to Marquette takes 2 hours. In October, daytime highs in Marquette are 53°F, while nighttime lows are 37°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Mon) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Marquette

Parks Nature Neighborhoods
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Sugarloaf Mountain ©
Sugarloaf Mountain
Lakenenland Sculpture Park ©
Lakenenland Sculpture Park

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