5 days in Michigan Itinerary

5 days in Michigan Itinerary

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

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South Haven

South Haven ©
South Haven is a city in the U.S. Kick off your visit on the 17th (Fri): stroll through Kal Haven Trail, then examine the collection at Michigan Maritime Museum, and then get interesting insight from Tours.

For photos, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, read our South Haven online travel route builder.

Kalamazoo to South Haven is an approximately 1-hour car ride. Expect a daytime high around 78°F in July, and nighttime lows around 60°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Fri) so you can drive to Traverse City.

Things to do in South Haven

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

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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.
Start off your visit on the 18th (Sat): stop by Cherry Republic of Traverse City, then do a tasting at Bowers Harbor Vineyards, then do a tasting at Brys Estate Vineyard & Winery, and finally kick back and relax at Clinch Park.

For maps, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Traverse City tour builder site.

You can drive from South Haven to Traverse City in 3.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or do a combination of bus and flight. In July in Traverse City, expect temperatures between 80°F during the day and 59°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Sat) early enough to travel to Mackinac Island.

Things to do in Traverse City

Wineries · Parks · 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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Mackinac Island

Mackinac Island is a city in Mackinac County in the U.S. On the 19th (Sun), look for gifts at Island House Bike Shop, get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports, steep yourself in history at Fort Holmes, then pause for some serene contemplation at St Anne's Catholic Church, and finally play a few rounds at Jewel Golf Course. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 20th (Mon): make a trip to Is It You Spot From Somewhere in Time Movie!, take a pleasant ride with a tour on horseback, see the interesting displays at The Richard and Jane Manoogian Mackinac Art Museum, then steep yourself in history at Biddle House, and finally identify plant and animal life at Wings of Mackinac Butterfly Conservatory.

To find where to stay, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Mackinac Island tour planner.

You can do a combination of bus and ferry from Traverse City to Mackinac Island in 5 hours. When traveling from Traverse City in July, plan for slightly colder days in Mackinac Island, with highs around 73°F, while nights are about the same with lows around 58°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Mon) to allow time to ride a ferry to Mackinaw City.

Things to do in Mackinac Island

Outdoors · Historic Sites · Tours
Highlights from your plan
Boat Tours & Water Sports
Fort Holmes ©
Fort Holmes
St Anne's Catholic Church ©
St Anne's Catholic Church

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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 21st (Tue): immerse yourself in nature at Straits State Park, then get engrossed in the history at Museum of Ojibwa Culture, then take some stellar pictures from Castle Rock, and finally see the interesting displays at Icebreaker Mackinaw Maritime Museum Inc..

To see ratings, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Mackinaw City online travel route planner.

Ride a ferry from Mackinac Island to Mackinaw City in an hour. In July, daily temperatures in Mackinaw City can reach 73°F, while at night they dip to 58°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Tue) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Mackinaw City

Museums · Parks · Nature

Side Trip

Saint Ignace
Highlights from your plan
Straits State Park ©
Straits State Park
Museum of Ojibwa Culture ©
Museum of Ojibwa Culture
Icebreaker Mackinaw Maritime Museum Inc. ©
Icebreaker Mackinaw Maritime Museum Inc.

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