5 days in Traverse City & Ontonagon Itinerary

5 days in Traverse City & Ontonagon Itinerary

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5 days in Traverse City & Ontonagon Itinerary

Start: Traverse City
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Traverse City
— 1 night
Drive:  5​h
2
Ontonagon
— 3 nights
Drive:  5​h
End: Traverse City

1
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 6th (Sat): experience rural life at Light of Day Organics, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore, and then explore and take pictures at Pierce Stocking Scenic Drive. Keep things going the next day: enjoy the sea views from Old Mission Lighthouse, sample some tasty brews at a beer tour and tasting, and then take a stroll through Front Street.

For photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Traverse City sightseeing planner.

In July, daily temperatures in Traverse City can reach 80°F, while at night they dip to 59°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Sun) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Traverse City

Historic Sites Tours Shopping

Side Trip

Empire
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Beer Tastings & Tours
Mission Point Lighthouse ©
Mission Point Lighthouse

3
nights
Ontonagon

Ontonagon ©
Ontonagon is a village in the U.S. Kick off your visit on the 8th (Mon): appreciate the extensive heritage of Main Overlook, then contemplate the waterfront views at Lake of the Clouds, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Porcupine Mountains State Park. Keep things going the next day: discover the riches below the earth's surface at Adventure Mining Company and then explore the wealth of natural beauty at Bond Falls.

To see photos, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Ontonagon trip itinerary planner.

Getting from Traverse City to Ontonagon by car takes about 7 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and car. When traveling from Traverse City in July, plan for little chillier days in Ontonagon, with highs around 75°F, while nights are about the same with lows around 55°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 10th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Ontonagon

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Adventure Mining Company, Copper Peak
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Bond Falls ©
Bond Falls
Porcupine Mountains State Park ©
Porcupine Mountains State Park
Lake of the Clouds ©
Lake of the Clouds

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