6 days in Michigan Itinerary

6 days in Michigan Itinerary

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6 days in Michigan Itinerary

Start: Ravenna
Drive:  7​h 15​min
1
Mackinaw City
— 1 night
ferry:  30​min
2
Mackinac Island
— 2 nights
ferry + bus:  4​h 30​min
3
Traverse City
— 1 night
Fly + Drive:  6​h 45​min
End: Ravenna

1
night
Mackinaw City

Mackinaw City ©
Mackinaw City is a village in Emmet and Cheboygan counties in the U.S. Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Ugly Anne Boat Cruises. Kick off your visit on the 30th (Mon): browse the exhibits of Old Mackinac Point Lighthouse.

To see photos, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Mackinaw City trip maker tool .

Ravenna to Mackinaw City is an approximately 7-hour car ride. Traveling from Ravenna in July, expect nights in Mackinaw City to be about the same, around 59°F, while days are slightly colder, around 74°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Tue) to allow time to ride a ferry to Mackinac Island.

Things to do in Mackinaw City

Museums Historic Sites Shopping

Side Trips

Fort de Baude Museum, Thorne Swift Nature Preserve
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Thorne Swift Nature Preserve ©
Thorne Swift Nature Preserve
Heritage Village at Mackinaw ©
Heritage Village at Mackinaw
Fort de Baude Museum ©
Fort de Baude Museum

2
nights
Mackinac Island

Mackinac Island
Mackinac Island is a city in Mackinac County in the U.S. On the 1st (Wed), steep yourself in history at Fort Holmes, identify plant and animal life at Wings of Mackinac Butterfly Conservatory, and then brush up on your military savvy at Fort Mackinac.

To see traveler tips, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Mackinac Island travel planner .

Mackinac Island is very close to Mackinaw City. July in Mackinac Island sees daily highs of 74°F and lows of 59°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 2nd (Thu) early enough to travel to Traverse City.

Things to do in Mackinac Island

Wildlife Parks Museums
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Fort Holmes
Fort Holmes
Fort Mackinac ©
Fort Mackinac

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 2nd (Thu): learn about winemaking at Peninsula Cellars, learn about winemaking at Left Foot Charley Winery, and then do a tasting at Leelanau Wine Cellars. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 3rd (Fri): explore the world behind art at Dennos Museum Center, then learn about winemaking at L. Mawby Vineyards, then learn about winemaking at 45 North Vineyard & Winery, and finally relax in the rural setting at Tandem Cider.

To find maps, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Traverse City trip planner.

Traveling by combination of ferry and bus from Mackinac Island to Traverse City takes 4.5 hours. When traveling from Mackinac Island in August, plan for a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Traverse City: temperatures range from 79°F by day to 59°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Traverse City

Wineries Historic Sites Museums

Side Trips

Suttons Bay, Leelanau Wine Cellars, 45 North Vineyard & Winery
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Leelanau Wine Cellars ©
Leelanau Wine Cellars
Peninsula Cellars ©
Peninsula Cellars
45 North Vineyard & Winery ©
45 North Vineyard & Winery

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