5 days in United States Itinerary

5 days in United States Itinerary

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5 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Detroit
Fly:  5​h
1
Saint Ignace
— 1 night
Ferry:  15​min
2
Mackinac Island
— 2 nights
Travel:  4​h
3
Suttons Bay
— 1 night
Drive:  30​min
4
Traverse City
— 1 day
Fly + Bus:  4​h
End: Detroit

1
night
Saint Ignace

Saint Ignace ©
Saint Ignace, usually written as St. Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Fri): see the interesting displays at Fort Debuade Museum and then enjoy the sea views from Wawatam Lighthouse.

To find traveler tips, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Saint Ignace trip builder.

Detroit to Saint Ignace is an approximately 5-hour car ride. You can also do a combination of bus and flight; or take a bus. When traveling from Detroit in September, plan for a bit cooler days in Saint Ignace, with highs around 66°F, while nights are about the same with lows around 53°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Sat) early enough to ride a ferry to Mackinac Island.

Things to do in Saint Ignace

Shopping Museums Historic Sites
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Fort de Baude Museum ©
Fort de Baude Museum
Wawatam Lighthouse
Wawatam Lighthouse

2
nights
Mackinac Island

Mackinac Island
Mackinac Island is a city in Mackinac County in the U.S. Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Sat): admire all the interesting features of Fort Holmes, examine the collection at The Richard and Jane Manoogian Mackinac Art Museum, stop by Mackinac Island Bike Shop, then identify plant and animal life at Wildlife Areas, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at St Anne's Catholic Church. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: stop by Caddywampus, look for gifts at Ryba's Fudge Shops, don't miss a visit to Is it you spot from Somewhere in Time movie!, then contemplate the long history of Biddle House, then look for gifts at Murdick's Fudge, and finally look for all kinds of wild species at Wings of Mackinac Butterfly Conservatory.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Mackinac Island trip planner.

Mackinac Island is very close to Saint Ignace. In September, daytime highs in Mackinac Island are 65°F, while nighttime lows are 51°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Mon) early enough to travel to Suttons Bay.

Things to do in Mackinac Island

Historic Sites Shopping Parks
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Fort Holmes
Fort Holmes
St Anne's Catholic Church ©
St Anne's Catholic Church

1
night
Suttons Bay

Suttons Bay ©
Suttons Bay is a village in Leelanau County in the U.S. Start off your visit on the 25th (Mon): learn about winemaking at Silver Leaf Vineyard & Winery, then look for all kinds of wild species at Carlson's Fishery, and then steep yourself in history at Fishtown.

To see maps, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Suttons Bay trip planner.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Mackinac Island to Suttons Bay. When traveling from Mackinac Island in September, plan for a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Suttons Bay: temperatures range from 71°F by day to 51°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Traverse City.

Things to do in Suttons Bay

Parks Wildlife Historic Sites

Side Trip

Leland
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Carlson's Fishery ©
Carlson's Fishery
Silver Leaf Vineyard & Winery ©
Silver Leaf Vineyard & Winery

1
day
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.
Kick off your visit on the 26th (Tue): enjoy the sea views from Old Mission Lighthouse, do a tasting at Peninsula Cellars, see the interesting displays at Music House Museum, then look for gifts at Fustini's Oils & Vinegars, and finally do a tasting at Left Foot Charley.

To see traveler tips, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Traverse City vacation builder.

Traverse City is just a stone's throw from Suttons Bay. In September, daytime highs in Traverse City are 71°F, while nighttime lows are 51°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Tue) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Traverse City

Wineries Historic Sites Museums

Side Trip

Music House Museum
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Music House Museum ©
Music House Museum
Fustini's Oils & Vinegars ©
Fustini's Oils & Vinegars
Peninsula Cellars ©
Peninsula Cellars

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