6 days in Lansing, Traverse City & Upper Peninsula Itinerary

6 days in Lansing, Traverse City & Upper Peninsula Itinerary

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Lansing
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Traverse City
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Mackinac Island
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Paradise
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Munising
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Marquette
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Lansing

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Lansing is the capital of the US state of Michigan. Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Thu): look for gifts at Horrocks Farm Market, then tee off at Hawk Hollow Golf Course, and then look for all kinds of wild species at Carl G. Fenner Nature Center.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Lansing online trip itinerary planner.

Kalamazoo to Lansing is an approximately 1.5-hour car ride. In July in Lansing, expect temperatures between 82°F during the day and 61°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Thu) so you can go by car to Traverse City.

Things to do in Lansing

Shopping · Outdoors · Golf · Wildlife

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Gift & Specialty Shop
Horrocks Farm Market
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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.
Start off your visit on the 3rd (Fri): grab your bike and head to Traverse Area Recreation and Transportation Trails, then take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports, and then take a stroll through Front Street.

For more things to do, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Traverse City online vacation builder.

Drive from Lansing to Traverse City in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. In July, daytime highs in Traverse City are 80°F, while nighttime lows are 59°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Fri) so you can travel to Mackinac Island.

Things to do in Traverse City

Outdoors · Parks · Trails · Neighborhoods
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Mackinac Island

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Mackinac Island is a city in Mackinac County in the U.S. Kick off your visit on the 4th (Sat): immerse yourself in nature at Mackinac Island State Park, get the lay of the land with Fort Mackinac, then take in the dramatic natural features at Arch Rock, and finally stop by Little Luxuries of Mackinac Island.

To find more things to do, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, read Mackinac Island trip maker app.

You can do a combination of bus and ferry from Traverse City to Mackinac Island in 5 hours. When traveling from Traverse City in July, plan for little chillier days in Mackinac Island, with highs around 73°F, while nights are about the same with lows around 58°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Paradise.

Things to do in Mackinac Island

Nature · Parks · Historic Sites · Museums
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Arch Rock
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Fort Mackinac
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Paradise

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Paradise is an unincorporated community in Whitefish Township, Chippewa County in the U.S. On the 5th (Sun), examine the collection at Great Lakes Shipwreck Museum, get engrossed in the history at Whitefish Point Light, and then take in the dramatic scenery at Tahquamenon Falls State Park.

To see maps, photos, reviews, and tourist information, use the Paradise tour planning site.

Do a combination of ferry and car from Mackinac Island to Paradise in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry, bus, and taxi. Traveling from Mackinac Island in July, expect slightly colder with lows of 53°F in Paradise. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Munising.

Things to do in Paradise

Museums · Nature · Parks
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Specialty Museum
Great Lakes Shipwreck Museum
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History Museum
Whitefish Point Light
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Munising

Munising is a city on the southern shore of Lake Superior on the Upper Peninsula of the U.S. Start off your visit on the 6th (Mon): stroll through Sand Point Beach, explore the striking landscape at Miners Castle Rock, then take an in-depth tour of Pictured Rocks Interpretive Center, and finally take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports.

For traveler tips, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Munising online journey builder.

Traveling by car from Paradise to Munising takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and shuttle. In July, daytime highs in Munising are 74°F, while nighttime lows are 56°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Marquette.

Things to do in Munising

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Nature
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Marquette

Marquette ©
Marquette is a city in the U.S. On the 7th (Tue), take in the exciting artwork at Lakenenland Sculpture Park, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Sugarloaf Mountain, and then immerse yourself in nature at Presque Isle Park.

To see other places to visit, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Marquette holiday planner.

Getting from Munising to Marquette by car takes about 1.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 75°F in July, and nighttime lows around 53°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Tue) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Marquette

Parks · Nature · Shopping · Wildlife
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State Park
Presque Isle Park
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