5 days in Northwest Michigan Itinerary

5 days in Northwest Michigan Itinerary

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Boyne City
— 1 day
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Traverse City
— 3 nights
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Manistee
— 1 night

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Boyne City

Boyne City
Boyne City is a city in Charlevoix County in the U.S. On the 17th (Mon), admire the majestic nature at Young State Park, kick your exploration up a notch at Wildwood Rush Zip Line Canopy Tour, and then identify plant and animal life at Avalanche Preserve Recreation Area.

To find maps, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Boyne City trip builder.

South Bend to Boyne City is an approximately 5-hour car ride. You can also do a combination of flight and car. Expect a bit cooler weather when traveling from South Bend in August: highs in Boyne City hover around 75°F, while lows dip to 60°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Mon) so you can drive to Traverse City.

Things to do in Boyne City

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Adventure
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Young State Park
Young State Park
Wildwood Rush Zip Line Canopy Tour ©
Wildwood Rush Zip Line Canopy Tour

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Traverse City

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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Brys Estate Vineyard & Winery and Black Star Farms. Visiting Boat Tours & Water Sports and Traverse Area Recreation and Transportation Trails will get you outdoors. The adventure continues: do a tasting at Mari Vineyards, sample the fine beverages at Grand Traverse Distillery, kick back and relax at Clinch Park, and tee off at Pirate's Cove Adventure Golf.

To find reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Traverse City trip tool.

Drive from Boyne City to Traverse City in 1.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 79°F in August, and nighttime lows around 60°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Thu) so you can drive to Manistee.

Things to do in Traverse City

Wineries · Outdoors · Parks · Trails

Side Trip

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Bowers Harbor Vineyards ©
Bowers Harbor Vineyards
Brys Estate Vineyard & Winery ©
Brys Estate Vineyard & Winery

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Manistee

Manistee ©
Manistee is a city in the U.S. Kick off your visit on the 21st (Fri): take in the waterfront at Manistee Riverwalk, steep yourself in history at S.S. City of Milwaukee/ USCGC Acacia, then enjoy the sand and surf at First Street Beach, and finally don't miss a visit to Manistee North Pierhead Lighthouse.

To find ratings, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Manistee trip planner.

You can drive from Traverse City to Manistee in 1.5 hours. In August, daily temperatures in Manistee can reach 76°F, while at night they dip to 56°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Fri) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Manistee

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Manistee Riverwalk ©
Manistee Riverwalk
S.S. City of Milwaukee/ USCGC Acacia ©
S.S. City of Milwaukee/ USCGC Acacia

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