5 days in Northwest Michigan Itinerary

5 days in Northwest Michigan Itinerary

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Traverse City
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Harbor Springs
— 1 night
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Ludington
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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.
Get outdoors at Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore and Empire Bluff Trail. Go for a jaunt from Traverse City to Glen Arbor to see Sleeping Bear Heritage Trail about 42 minutes away. The adventure continues: indulge your taste buds at Food & Drink, don't miss a visit to Benjamin Twiggs, legendary cherry products, and buy something for everyone on your list at The Village at Grand Traverse Commons.

For reviews, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Traverse City online trip maker.

Charleston to Traverse City is an approximately 8-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from Charleston in October, with highs in Traverse City at 60°F and lows at 44°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Wed) early enough to drive to Harbor Springs.

Things to do in Traverse City

Parks · Historic Sites · Wildlife · Nature

Side Trips

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Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore ©
Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore
Beer Tastings & Tours
The Village at Grand Traverse Commons ©
The Village at Grand Traverse Commons

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Harbor Springs

Harbor Springs ©
Harbor Springs is a city and resort community in Emmet County in the U.S. Start off your visit on the 8th (Thu): look for all kinds of wild species at The Oden State Fish Hatchery, whizz through the canopy at Wildwood Rush Zip Line Canopy Tour, then explore and take pictures at Tunnel of Trees - M119, and finally look for all kinds of wild species at Thorne Swift Nature Preserve.

To see other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, use the Harbor Springs trip builder.

Traveling by car from Traverse City to Harbor Springs takes 2 hours. Expect a daytime high around 57°F in October, and nighttime lows around 42°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Thu) early enough to travel to Ludington.

Things to do in Harbor Springs

Outdoors · Wildlife · Parks · Scenic Drive

Side Trips

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Wildwood Rush Zip Line Canopy Tour ©
Wildwood Rush Zip Line Canopy Tour
Thorne Swift Nature Preserve ©
Thorne Swift Nature Preserve
Tunnel of Trees - M119 ©
Tunnel of Trees - M119

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Ludington

Ludington ©
Ludington is a city in the state of Michigan. Start off your visit on the 9th (Fri): kick back and relax at Stearns Park and then admire the majestic nature at Ludington State Park.

To find ratings, photos, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Ludington holiday maker website.

Traveling by car from Harbor Springs to Ludington takes 3.5 hours. In October in Ludington, expect temperatures between 59°F during the day and 43°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Ludington

Parks · Beaches · Nature · Outdoors
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Ludington State Park ©
Ludington State Park

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