6 days in Michigan Itinerary

6 days in Michigan Itinerary

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Traverse City
— 2 nights
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Petoskey
— 2 nights
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Mackinac Island
— 1 night

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Traverse City

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.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Brys Estate Vineyard & Winery and Dennos Museum Center. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Cherry Republic of Glen Arbor and Traverse Area Recreation and Transportation Trails. When in Traverse City, make a side trip to see Fishtown in Leland, approximately Leland away. There's lots more to do: stroll through Clinch Park, learn about winemaking at Mari Vineyards, and contemplate the waterfront views at Grand Traverse Bay.

For maps, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, read Traverse City attractions planner.

Detroit to Traverse City is an approximately 3.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. In August, plan for daily highs up to 79°F, and evening lows to 60°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Fri) so you can go by car to Petoskey.

Things to do in Traverse City

Parks · Outdoors · Wineries · Trails

Side Trips

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Dennos Museum Center ©
Dennos Museum Center
Brys Estate Vineyard & Winery ©
Brys Estate Vineyard & Winery

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Petoskey

Petoskey ©
Petoskey is a city and coastal resort community in the U.S. On the 31st (Sat), admire the landmark architecture of Mushroom House Tours of Charlevoix, explore the landscape on two wheels at Little Traverse Wheelway, then take a stroll through Historic Gaslight District, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Cross In The Woods National Shrine. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: walk around Bridge View Park, then get engrossed in the history at Museum of Ojibwa Culture, then get engrossed in the history at Mackinaw Bridge Museum, and finally see the interesting displays at Icebreaker Mackinaw Maritime Museum Inc..

For ratings, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Petoskey online trip builder.

Getting from Traverse City to Petoskey by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. In August, plan for daily highs up to 75°F, and evening lows to 58°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Sun) early enough to travel to Mackinac Island.

Things to do in Petoskey

Parks · Museums · Outdoors · Trails

Side Trips

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Little Traverse Wheelway ©
Little Traverse Wheelway
Historic Gaslight District ©
Historic Gaslight District
Cross In The Woods National Shrine ©
Cross In The Woods National Shrine

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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 2nd (Mon): stop by Island House Bike Shop, make a trip to Is It You Spot From Somewhere in Time Movie!, then don't miss a visit to Fort Holmes, then pause for some serene contemplation at St Anne's Catholic Church, and finally trot along with a tour on horseback.

Start your trip to Mackinac Island by creating a personalized itinerary on Inspirock.

You can do a combination of bus and ferry from Petoskey to Mackinac Island in 3 hours. Expect a daytime high around 67°F in September, and nighttime lows around 54°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Mon) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Mackinac Island

Outdoors · Tours · Historic Sites · Shopping
Highlights from your plan
Fort Holmes ©
Fort Holmes
St Anne's Catholic Church ©
St Anne's Catholic Church
Island House Bike Shop ©
Island House Bike Shop

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