6 days in Michigan Itinerary

6 days in Michigan Itinerary

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Traverse City
— 1 night
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Saint Ignace
— 1 night
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Iron Mountain
— 1 night
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Munising
— 2 nights
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Traverse City

— 1 night

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 2nd (Thu): take a stroll through Front Street and then take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports. On your second day here, look for all kinds of wild species at Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore.

For reviews, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Traverse City trip planner.

Flint to Traverse City is an approximately 3.5-hour car ride. July in Traverse City sees daily highs of 80°F and lows of 59°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Fri) early enough to drive to Saint Ignace.

Things to do in Traverse City

Parks · Historic Sites · Nature · Wildlife

Side Trip

Saint Ignace

— 1 night
Saint Ignace, usually written as St. On the 4th (Sat), enjoy the sand and surf at Nancy Dagwell Campbell Park, delve into the distant past with Colonial Michilimackinac, then take in the views from Mackinac Bridge, then admire the majestic nature at Straits State Park, and finally get great views at Castle Rock.

For reviews, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Saint Ignace trip itinerary app.

Getting from Traverse City to Saint Ignace by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a bus. Expect a bit cooler weather when traveling from Traverse City in July: highs in Saint Ignace hover around 73°F, while lows dip to 58°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Sat) so you can travel to Iron Mountain.

Things to do in Saint Ignace

Parks · Tours · Historic Sites · Nature

Side Trip

Iron Mountain

— 1 night
Iron Mountain is a city in the U.S. Start off your visit on the 5th (Sun): get outside with Millie Mine Bat Viewing, stroll through Pine Mountain, tour the pleasant surroundings at Fumee Lake Natural Area, then discover the riches below the earth's surface at Iron Mountain Iron Mine, and finally hike along Piers Gorge Trail.

To see traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Iron Mountain trip itinerary builder.

Traveling by car from Saint Ignace to Iron Mountain takes 3.5 hours. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Saint Ignace to Iron Mountain due to the time zone difference. While traveling from Saint Ignace, expect a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Iron Mountain, ranging from highs of 80°F to lows of 55°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Munising.

Things to do in Iron Mountain

Outdoors · Parks · Trails · Winter Sports

Side Trips

Munising

— 2 nights
Munising is a city on the southern shore of Lake Superior on the Upper Peninsula of the U.S. Start off your visit on the 6th (Mon): take in the dramatic scenery at Bridal Veil Falls, take in the dramatic natural features at Miners Castle Rock, take in the dramatic scenery at Miners Falls, then take in the dramatic scenery at Munising Falls, and finally get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports. On the next day, explore the wealth of natural beauty at Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore.

To find ratings, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Munising road trip planner.

Drive from Iron Mountain to Munising in 2.5 hours. The time zone difference when traveling from Iron Mountain to Munising is 1 hour. Expect little chillier weather when traveling from Iron Mountain in July: highs in Munising hover around 74°F, while lows dip to 56°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Tue) early enough to go by car back home.

Things to do in Munising

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Outdoors

Michigan travel guide

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Specialty Museums · Gift & Specialty Shops · State Parks
Great Lakes State
A state inextricably tied to its waterways, Michigan does water activities better than almost any other place in the country. Things to do in the state include numerous opportunities to swim, fish, sail, motorboat, and canoe. The country's only state to stretch over two peninsulas, Michigan features a long freshwater coastline. In a land of nearly 65,000 inland lakes and ponds, you can never be too far from a natural water source. Michigan's major claim to fame is its status as the center of the U.S. automotive industry, with the Detroit metropolitan area housing the country's three major car manufacturers. The city is also a major center of culture, the birthplace of the Motown Sound, and the home of several museums and other tourist attractions. Farther from the big urban centers, Michigan offers visitors a world of apple and cherry orchards, rustic villages, and picturesque vineyards.