6 days in Traverse City, Mackinaw City & Mackinac Island Itinerary

6 days in Traverse City, Mackinaw City & Mackinac Island Itinerary

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Make it your trip
Drive
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Traverse City
— 2 nights
Drive
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Mackinaw City
— 1 night
Ferry
3
Mackinac Island
— 1 night
Fly to John Glenn Columbus International Airport, Drive to Westerville

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Traverse City

— 2 nights

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.
Michigan Legacy Art Park and Benzie Area Historical Society & Museum will appeal to museum buffs. Kids will enjoy Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore and Michigan Artists Gallery. The adventure continues: get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports, admire the masterpieces at Dennos Museum Center, tour the pleasant surroundings at Traverse Area Recreation and Transportation Trails, and walk around Sunset Park.

To see other places to visit, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Traverse City travel route planner.

Westerville to Traverse City is an approximately 7-hour car ride. You can also drive; or do a combination of car and flight. Traveling from Westerville in July, plan for little chillier nights in Traverse City, with lows around 59°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Wed) early enough to drive to Mackinaw City.

Things to do in Traverse City

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites · Wildlife

Side Trips

Mackinaw City

— 1 night
Mackinaw City is a village in Emmet and Cheboygan counties in the U.S. On the 30th (Thu), see the interesting displays at Icebreaker Mackinaw Maritime Museum Inc., explore the activities along Nancy Dagwell Campbell Park, then explore the galleries of Old Mackinac Point Lighthouse, and finally enjoy the sea views from McGulpin Point Lighthouse & Historic Site.

For other places to visit, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Mackinaw City vacation planner.

You can drive from Traverse City to Mackinaw City in 2.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. When traveling from Traverse City in July, plan for a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Mackinaw City: temperatures range from 73°F by day to 58°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Thu) so you can ride a ferry to Mackinac Island.

Things to do in Mackinaw City

Historic Sites · Museums · Nature · Outdoors

Mackinac Island

— 1 night
Mackinac Island is a city in Mackinac County in the U.S. Start off your visit on the 31st (Fri): brush up on your military savvy at Fort Mackinac, take in the dramatic natural features at Arch Rock, and then pause for some serene contemplation at St Anne's Catholic Church.

To see ratings, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Mackinac Island trip planner.

Getting from Mackinaw City to Mackinac Island by ferry takes about an hour. In July, daytime highs in Mackinac Island are 73°F, while nighttime lows are 58°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Mackinac Island

Historic Sites · Tours · Museums · Nature