5 days in Michigan Itinerary

5 days in Michigan Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Michigan vacation planner

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Make it your trip
Drive
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Traverse City
Drive
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Charlevoix
— 1 night
Drive to MBS International Airport, Fly to Chippewa County International Airport
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Mackinac Island
— 1 night
Unknown
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Harbor Springs
— 1 night
Drive
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Munising
— 1 night
Taxi to Marquette, Fly to Detroit

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Traverse City

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.
Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Wed): hike along Boardman River Nature Center and then take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports.

To see maps, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Traverse City trip itinerary planning tool.

Detroit to Traverse City is an approximately 4-hour car ride. You can also fly; or take a bus. Traveling from Detroit in July, plan for a bit cooler nights in Traverse City, with lows around 59°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Wed) early enough to go by car to Charlevoix.

Things to do in Traverse City

Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife · Parks

Charlevoix

— 1 night
Charlevoix is a city in the U.S. state of Michigan. On the 23rd (Thu), admire the striking features of Mushroom House Tours of Charlevoix, then explore the landscape on two wheels at Little Traverse Wheelway, then identify plant and animal life at Avalanche Preserve Recreation Area, and finally immerse yourself in nature at Jordan River Valley.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, read Charlevoix holiday planner.

Getting from Traverse City to Charlevoix by car takes about 1.5 hours. Expect little chillier weather when traveling from Traverse City in July: highs in Charlevoix hover around 75°F, while lows dip to 59°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Thu) early enough to travel to Mackinac Island.

Things to do in Charlevoix

Parks · Wildlife · Nature · Trails

Side Trips

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 24th (Fri): explore the galleries of Fort Mackinac, explore the striking landscape at Arch Rock, and then admire the majestic nature at Mackinac Island State Park.

To see reviews, ratings, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Mackinac Island attractions planning tool.

Explore your travel options from Charlevoix to Mackinac Island with the Route module. In July in Mackinac Island, expect temperatures between 73°F during the day and 58°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Fri) so you can travel to Harbor Springs.

Things to do in Mackinac Island

Nature · Parks · Tours · Historic Sites

Harbor Springs

— 1 night
Harbor Springs is a city and resort community in Emmet County in the U.S. state of Michigan. Start off your visit on the 25th (Sat): identify plant and animal life at The Oden State Fish Hatchery, appreciate the views at Bear River Valley Recreation Area, then admire the majestic nature at Petoskey State Park, and finally look for all kinds of wild species at Thorne Swift Nature Preserve.

To find reviews and more tourist information, read our Harbor Springs trip itinerary builder site.

Explore your travel options from Mackinac Island to Harbor Springs with the Route module. In July, plan for daily highs up to 75°F, and evening lows to 57°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Munising.

Things to do in Harbor Springs

Parks · Nature · Wildlife

Side Trips

Munising

— 1 night
Munising is a city on the southern shore of Lake Superior on the Upper Peninsula of the U.S. state of Michigan. Start off your visit on the 26th (Sun): take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports, admire the sheer force of Munising Falls, and then explore the striking landscape at Miners Castle Rock.

To find where to stay, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Munising trip planner.

Getting from Harbor Springs to Munising by car takes about 3 hours. July in Munising sees daily highs of 74°F and lows of 56°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Sun) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Munising

Nature · Parks · Outdoors · Tours

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.