6 days in Midland, Traverse City & Upper Peninsula Itinerary

6 days in Midland, Traverse City & Upper Peninsula Itinerary

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Midland
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Traverse City
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Mackinac Island
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Saint Ignace
— 1 night
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Munising
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Marquette
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Midland

Midland ©
Midland is a city in the U.S. On the 28th (Wed), contemplate the long history of Alden Dow Home and Studio, explore the world behind art at Marshall M. Fredericks Sculpture Museum, and then see the interesting displays at Ziibiwing Center.

To see where to stay, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Midland online trip itinerary planner.

Detroit to Midland is an approximately 2-hour car ride. Plan for a bit cooler nights when traveling from Detroit in August since evenings lows in Midland dip to 57°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Wed) so you can travel to Traverse City.

Things to do in Midland

Museums · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Highlights from your plan
Marshall M. Fredericks Sculpture Museum ©
Marshall M. Fredericks Sculpture Museum
Alden Dow Home and Studio ©
Alden Dow Home and Studio
Ziibiwing Center ©
Ziibiwing Center

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 29th (Thu): explore the world behind art at Dennos Museum Center, learn about winemaking at Bowers Harbor Vineyards, then learn about winemaking at Chateau Grand Traverse Winery, and finally do a tasting at Mari Vineyards.

For photos, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, read our Traverse City trip app.

Traveling by car from Midland to Traverse City takes 2.5 hours. In August, daily temperatures in Traverse City can reach 79°F, while at night they dip to 60°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Thu) early enough to travel to Mackinac Island.

Things to do in Traverse City

Wineries · Museums
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Dennos Museum Center ©
Dennos Museum Center
Bowers Harbor Vineyards ©
Bowers Harbor Vineyards
Chateau Grand Traverse Winery ©
Chateau Grand Traverse Winery

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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 30th (Fri): stop by Island House Bike Shop, steep yourself in history at Biddle House, make a trip to Is It You Spot From Somewhere in Time Movie!, contemplate the long history of Fort Holmes, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at St Anne's Catholic Church, and finally trot along with a tour on horseback.

To see reviews, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Mackinac Island online visit planner.

Do a combination of bus and ferry from Traverse City to Mackinac Island in 5 hours. While traveling from Traverse City, expect little chillier days and about the same nights in Mackinac Island, ranging from highs of 72°F to lows of 59°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Fri) so you can catch the ferry to Saint Ignace.

Things to do in Mackinac Island

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

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Saint Ignace

Saint Ignace ©
Saint Ignace, usually written as St. Kick off your visit on the 31st (Sat): take an in-depth tour of Museum of Ojibwa Culture, visit a coastal fixture at Wawatam Lighthouse, then immerse yourself in nature at Straits State Park, and finally stroll around Bridge View Park.

Quickly create a custom-made itinerary for Saint Ignace using our trip planner.

Traveling by ferry from Mackinac Island to Saint Ignace takes an hour. In August in Saint Ignace, expect temperatures between 72°F during the day and 59°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Munising.

Things to do in Saint Ignace

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites · Museums
Highlights from your plan
Museum of Ojibwa Culture ©
Museum of Ojibwa Culture
Wawatam Lighthouse ©
Wawatam Lighthouse
Straits State Park ©
Straits State Park

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Munising

Munising ©
Munising is a city on the southern shore of Lake Superior on the Upper Peninsula of the U.S. On the 1st (Sun), look for all kinds of wild species at Chapel Rock and Beach, then enjoy the sand and surf at Sand Point Beach, and then admire the sheer force of Wagner Falls.

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Getting from Saint Ignace to Munising by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and taxi. In August, daytime highs in Munising are 74°F, while nighttime lows are 57°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Marquette.

Things to do in Munising

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Beaches
Highlights from your plan
Chapel Rock and Beach ©
Chapel Rock and Beach
Sand Point Beach ©
Sand Point Beach
Wagner Falls ©
Wagner Falls

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Marquette

Marquette ©
Marquette is a city in the U.S. On the 2nd (Mon), wander the streets of Downtown Marquette, then take in the exciting artwork at Lakenenland Sculpture Park, then relax in the rural setting at Jilbert Dairy, and finally take in the awesome beauty at Sugarloaf Mountain.

To find ratings, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Marquette route builder site.

Getting from Munising to Marquette by car takes about an hour. Traveling from Munising in September, plan for little chillier nights in Marquette, with lows around 48°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Mon) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Marquette

Parks · Nature · Neighborhoods · Shopping
Highlights from your plan
Downtown Marquette ©
Downtown Marquette
Lakenenland Sculpture Park ©
Lakenenland Sculpture Park
Sugarloaf Mountain ©
Sugarloaf Mountain

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