5 days in Michigan Itinerary

5 days in Michigan Itinerary

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Fly to Sault Ste Marie, Taxi to Kinross, MI, Bus to Saint Ignace
Saint Ignace
— 1 night
Mackinac Island
— 2 nights
Ferry to Mackinaw, Bus to Traverse City
Traverse City
— 1 night


Saint Ignace

Saint Ignace, usually written as St. Start off your visit on the 14th (Fri): take an in-depth tour of Museum of Ojibwa Culture, admire the majestic nature at Straits State Park, and then take some stellar pictures from Castle Rock. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: stroll around Bridge View Park, enjoy the sea views from Old Mackinac Point Lighthouse, and then contemplate the long history of McGulpin Point Lighthouse & Historic Site.

To find where to stay, ratings, maps, and tourist information, go to the Saint Ignace trip maker tool.

Minneapolis to Saint Ignace is an approximately 5-hour combination of flight, taxi, and bus. You can also drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Minneapolis to Saint Ignace, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Minneapolis in August, things will get slightly colder in Saint Ignace: highs are around 72°F and lows about 59°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sat) so you can ride a ferry to Mackinac Island.

Things to do in Saint Ignace

Parks · Historic Sites · Nature · Museums

Side Trip

Mackinac Island

Mackinac Island is a city in Mackinac County in the U.S. On the 16th (Sun), make a trip to Is It You Spot From Somewhere in Time Movie!, then steep yourself in history at Fort Holmes, then take a pleasant ride with a tour on horseback, and finally take in the dramatic natural features at Arch Rock. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in the architecture and atmosphere at St Anne's Catholic Church, then examine the collection at The Richard and Jane Manoogian Mackinac Art Museum, then contemplate the long history of Biddle House, and finally see some colorful creatures with Great Turtle Kayak Tours.

For more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Mackinac Island day trip 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. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Mon) so you can travel to Traverse City.

Things to do in Mackinac Island

Historic Sites · Outdoors · Tours · Nature

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.
On the 18th (Tue), contemplate the waterfront views at Grand Traverse Bay, tee off at Pirate's Cove Adventure Golf, and then kick back and relax at Clinch Park.

To see more things to do, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Traverse City tour planner.

You can do a combination of ferry and bus from Mackinac Island to Traverse City in 5 hours. When traveling from Mackinac Island in August, plan for a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Traverse City: temperatures range from 79°F by day to 60°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Traverse City

Outdoors · Parks · Golf · Beaches
Highlights from your trip

Michigan travel guide

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.