5 days in United States Itinerary

5 days in United States Itinerary

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East Tawas
— Few hours
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Traverse City
— 2 nights
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Petoskey
— 1 night
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Mackinac Island
— 1 night

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East Tawas

East Tawas ©
East Tawas is a city in Iosco County in the U.S. On the 14th (Wed), appreciate the history behind Lumberman's Monument and then enjoy the sea views from Tawas Point Lighthouse.

To find other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, you can read our East Tawas tour planner.

Midland to East Tawas is an approximately 1.5-hour car ride. You can also drive. Expect a daytime high around 59°F in October, and nighttime lows around 41°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Wed) so you can travel to Traverse City.

Things to do in East Tawas

Historic Sites

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Tawas Point Lighthouse ©
Tawas Point Lighthouse
Lumberman's Monument ©
Lumberman's Monument

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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 ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 15th (Thu): buy something for everyone on your list at The Village at Grand Traverse Commons, learn about winemaking at Left Foot Charley Winery, and then sample some tasty brews at a beer tour and tasting.

Quickly create a custom-made itinerary for Traverse City using our trip planner.

Traveling by car from East Tawas to Traverse City takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In October, plan for daily highs up to 60°F, and evening lows to 44°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Fri) so you can go by car to Petoskey.

Things to do in Traverse City

Breweries & Distilleries · Tours · Historic Sites · Shopping

Side Trip

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Beer Tastings & Tours
The Village at Grand Traverse Commons ©
The Village at Grand Traverse Commons
Mission Point Lighthouse ©
Mission Point Lighthouse

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Petoskey

Petoskey ©
Petoskey is a city and coastal resort community in the U.S. On the 16th (Fri), tour the pleasant surroundings at North Western State Trail.

For where to stay, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Petoskey route planning site.

Traveling by car from Traverse City to Petoskey takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 57°F in October, and nighttime lows around 42°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Sat) so you can travel to Mackinac Island.

Things to do in Petoskey

Outdoors · Scenic Drive · Adventure · Tours

Side Trips

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Tunnel of Trees - M119 ©
Tunnel of Trees - M119
Wildwood Rush Zip Line Canopy Tour ©
Wildwood Rush Zip Line Canopy Tour
Mushroom House Tours of Charlevoix ©
Mushroom House Tours of Charlevoix

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Mackinac Island

Mackinac Island ©
Mackinac Island is a city in Mackinac County in the U.S. Start off your visit on the 18th (Sun): pause for some serene contemplation at Trinity Church, then immerse yourself in nature at Mackinac Island State Park, then explore the striking landscape at Arch Rock, and finally learn about all things military at Fort Mackinac.

For reviews, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Mackinac Island trip itinerary builder.

You can do a combination of bus and ferry from Petoskey to Mackinac Island in 3 hours. October in Mackinac Island sees daily highs of 55°F and lows of 43°F at night.

Things to do in Mackinac Island

Nature · Parks · Historic Sites · Museums
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Arch Rock ©
Arch Rock
Fort Mackinac ©
Fort Mackinac
Mackinac Island State Park ©
Mackinac Island State Park

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