6 days in Michigan Itinerary

6 days in Michigan Itinerary

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6 days in Michigan Itinerary

Start: New York City
bus + Fly:  4​h 30​min
1
Traverse City
— 1 night
bus + ferry:  4​h 15​min
2
Mackinac Island
— 1 night
+2
Drive + Fly + Drive:  8​h 30​min
3
Three Rivers
— 1 day
Drive:  1​h 30​min
4
Holland
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h
5
Benton Harbor
— 1 night
+2
Drive + Fly + Drive:  6​h 15​min
End: New York City

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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 1st (Mon): make a trip to Old Mission Lighthouse. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 2nd (Tue): explore and take pictures at Pierce Stocking Scenic Drive and then get to know the fascinating history of Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore.

For reviews, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Traverse City day trip site .

New York City to Traverse City is an approximately 4.5-hour combination of bus and flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from New York City in July: high temperatures in Traverse City hover around 80°F and lows are around 59°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Mackinac Island.

Things to do in Traverse City

Historic Sites Parks Wildlife

Side Trip

Empire
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Mission Point Lighthouse ©
Mission Point Lighthouse

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Mackinac Island

Mackinac Island ©
Mackinac Island is a city in Mackinac County in the U.S. Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Wed): brush up on your military savvy at Fort Mackinac, then immerse yourself in nature at Mackinac Island State Park, and then take in the dramatic natural features at Arch Rock.

To find ratings, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Mackinac Island trip itinerary maker website .

You can do a combination of bus and ferry from Traverse City to Mackinac Island in 4.5 hours. Traveling from Traverse City in July, expect nights in Mackinac Island to be about the same, around 58°F, while days are a bit cooler, around 73°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Three Rivers.

Things to do in Mackinac Island

Parks Nature Museums
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Mackinac Island State Park ©
Mackinac Island State Park
Arch Rock ©
Arch Rock
Fort Mackinac ©
Fort Mackinac

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Three Rivers

Three Rivers ©
Three Rivers is a city in St. On the 4th (Thu), tee off at Island Hills Golf Club.

For photos, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Three Rivers trip builder site .

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Mackinac Island to Three Rivers. While traveling from Mackinac Island, expect a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Three Rivers, ranging from highs of 80°F to lows of 60°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Thu) early enough to travel to Holland.

Things to do in Three Rivers

Golf Outdoors

Side Trip

Island Hills Golf Club
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Island Hills Golf Club ©
Island Hills Golf Club

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Holland

Holland ©
Holland is a city in the western region of the Lower Peninsula of the U.S. Kick off your visit on the 5th (Fri): tour the pleasant surroundings at Oval Beach, then enjoy the sea views from Grand Haven Lighthouse and Pier, and then kick back and relax at Holland State Park Beach.

To find more things to do, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Holland vacation planner .

Getting from Three Rivers to Holland by car takes about 1.5 hours. In July, daily temperatures in Holland can reach 81°F, while at night they dip to 61°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Fri) so you can go by car to Benton Harbor.

Things to do in Holland

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Grand Haven Lighthouse and Pier, Oval Beach
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Holland State Park Beach ©
Holland State Park Beach
Oval Beach ©
Oval Beach
Grand Haven Lighthouse and Pier ©
Grand Haven Lighthouse and Pier

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Benton Harbor

Benton Harbor ©
Benton Harbor is a city in Berrien County in the U.S. Kick off your visit on the 6th (Sat): identify plant and animal life at Sarett Nature Center, walk around Whirlpool Compass Fountain, and then find something for the whole family at Silver Beach Carousel.

Plan my day in Benton Harbor using traveler tips and tourist information provided by Inspirock.

You can drive from Holland to Benton Harbor in an hour. July in Benton Harbor sees daily highs of 79°F and lows of 60°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Benton Harbor

Parks Wildlife Theme Parks

Side Trip

Saint Joseph
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Sarett Nature Center ©
Sarett Nature Center
Silver Beach Carousel ©
Silver Beach Carousel
Whirlpool Compass Fountain ©
Whirlpool Compass Fountain

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