6 days in Traverse City & New Buffalo Itinerary

6 days in Traverse City & New Buffalo Itinerary

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6 days in Traverse City & New Buffalo Itinerary

Start: Chicago
Drive:  6​h
1
Traverse City
— 3 nights
Drive:  4​h 45​min
2
New Buffalo
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
End: Chicago

3
nights
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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Parasailing & Paragliding as well as Brys Estate Vineyard & Winery. You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at First Street Beach and Clinch Park. Get some cultural insight at Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore and Fishtown. And it doesn't end there: wander the streets of Front Street, learn about winemaking at Inn at Black Star Farms, and shop like a local with The Village at Grand Traverse Commons.

For ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Traverse City itinerary planner.

Chicago to Traverse City is an approximately 3-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Chicago to Traverse City is 1 hour. Traveling from Chicago in August, things will get a bit cooler in Traverse City: highs are around 79°F and lows about 59°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 30th (Wed) to allow time for travel to New Buffalo.

Things to do in Traverse City

Parks Historic Sites Outdoors

Side Trips

Fishtown, Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore, First Street Beach, Black Star Farms Winery
Highlights from your plan
The Village at Grand Traverse Commons ©
Black Star Farms Winery ©
Black Star Farms Winery

2
nights
New Buffalo

New Buffalo ©
New Buffalo is a city in Berrien County in the U.S. Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Oval Beach. Start off your visit on the 30th (Wed): take in the architecture and design of University of Notre Dame.

To find maps, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, use the New Buffalo custom trip planner.

Traveling by car from Traverse City to New Buffalo takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. In August, plan for daily highs up to 79°F, and evening lows to 59°F. On the 1st (Fri), you'll travel back home.

Things to do in New Buffalo

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

University of Notre Dame, Oval Beach, Silver Beach County Park
Highlights from your plan
Silver Beach County Park ©
Silver Beach County Park
Oval Beach ©
Oval Beach
University of Notre Dame ©
University of Notre Dame

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