7 days in Mackinaw City, Glen Arbor & Traverse City Itinerary

7 days in Mackinaw City, Glen Arbor & Traverse City Itinerary

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Mackinaw City
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Glen Arbor
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Traverse City
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Mackinaw City

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Mackinaw City is a village in Emmet and Cheboygan counties in the U.S. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Mackinaw City: Soo Locks (in Sault Ste. Marie) and Tahquamenon Falls State Park (in Paradise). And it doesn't end there: snap pictures at Mackinac Bridge, visit a coastal fixture at McGulpin Point Lighthouse & Historic Site, look for gifts at JoAnn's Fudge, and take an in-depth tour of Museum of Ojibwa Culture.

For other places to visit, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Mackinaw City sightseeing planner.

Norfolk to Mackinaw City is an approximately 8-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from Norfolk in September, with highs in Mackinaw City at 67°F and lows at 54°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Sat) so you can travel to Glen Arbor.

Things to do in Mackinaw City

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Nature

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Archaeology Tour
Colonial Michilimackinac
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Landmark
Soo Locks
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Glen Arbor

Glen Arbor ©
Glen Arbor Township is a civil township of Leelanau County in the U.S. Kick off your visit on the 8th (Sun): look for gifts at Cherry Republic of Glen Arbor, then identify plant and animal life at Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore, and then stroll through Sleeping Bear Heritage Trail.

To see traveler tips, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Glen Arbor trip itinerary maker site.

Getting from Mackinaw City to Glen Arbor by car takes about 3 hours. In September, daytime highs in Glen Arbor are 71°F, while nighttime lows are 53°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Sun) so you can drive to Traverse City.

Things to do in Glen Arbor

Parks · Nature · Trails · Outdoors

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Gift & Specialty Shop
Cherry Republic of Glen Arbor
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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.
Start off your visit on the 9th (Mon): make a trip to Mission Point Lighthouse, then do a tasting at Brys Estate Vineyard & Winery, and then sample some tasty brews at a beer tour and tasting. Here are some ideas for day two: grab your bike and head to Traverse Area Recreation and Transportation Trails, buy something for everyone on your list at The Village at Grand Traverse Commons, and then don't miss a visit to Front Street.

To see ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Traverse City trip planner.

Getting from Glen Arbor to Traverse City by car takes about an hour. In September in Traverse City, expect temperatures between 74°F during the day and 54°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Tue) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Traverse City

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Beer Tasting / Tour
Beer Tastings & Tours
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