7 days in Michigan & Mackinaw Itinerary

7 days in Michigan & Mackinaw Itinerary

Created using Inspirock United States trip planner

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Traverse City
Drive
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Petoskey
— 1 night
Drive
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Frankenmuth
— 1 night
Drive
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Hart
— 1 night
Drive
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Holland
— 1 night
Drive
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Saint Joseph
— 1 night
Drive
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Mackinaw
— 1 night
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Drive to General Wayne A. Downing Peoria International Airport, Fly to La Guardia Airport, Drive to New York City

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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.
On the 3rd (Mon), get outside with Outdoor Activities.

Use Inspirock's suggestions to plan your Traverse City trip and find the best activities and attractions for your vacation.

New York City to Traverse City is an approximately 4-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from New York City in August, with highs in Traverse City at 79°F and lows at 60°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Mon) early enough to go by car to Petoskey.

Things to do in Traverse City

Tours · Outdoors
Highlights from your trip

Petoskey

— 1 night
Petoskey is a city and coastal resort community in the U.S. state of Michigan. Start off your visit on the 4th (Tue): enjoy the sand and surf at Depot Beach, shop like a local with John Cross Fisheries, then grab your bike and head to Little Traverse Wheelway, and finally tour the pleasant surroundings at The Oden State Fish Hatchery.

To see traveler tips, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Petoskey travel itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Traverse City to Petoskey takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 75°F in August, and nighttime lows around 58°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Tue) so you can drive to Frankenmuth.

Things to do in Petoskey

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Beaches

Side Trips

Frankenmuth

— 1 night
Frankenmuth is a city in Saginaw County in the U.S. state of Michigan. Kick off your visit on the 5th (Wed): take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports, then stop by Bronner's Christmas Wonderland, then relax in the rural setting at Grandpa Tiny's Farm, and finally browse the different shops at Frankenmuth River Place Shops.

To find maps, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Frankenmuth trip itinerary site.

You can drive from Petoskey to Frankenmuth in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus; or do a combination of taxi and flight. In August in Frankenmuth, expect temperatures between 78°F during the day and 58°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Hart.

Things to do in Frankenmuth

Shopping · Tours · Outdoors

Hart

— 1 night
Hart is a city in the U.S. state of Michigan. Start off your visit on the 6th (Thu): explore by horseback at Stony Lake Stables, then kick back and relax at Silver Lake State Park Pedestrian Dune Access, and then see Off-Road Tours.

To find maps, reviews, and tourist information, use the Hart day trip site.

You can drive from Frankenmuth to Hart in 3 hours. In August in Hart, expect temperatures between 76°F during the day and 57°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Thu) so you can drive to Holland.

Things to do in Hart

Outdoors · Parks · Tours · Trails

Side Trips

Holland

— 1 night
Holland is a city in the western region of the Lower Peninsula of the U.S. state of Michigan. Start off your visit on the 7th (Fri): explore and take pictures at Bowerman Blueberries Farm Market, kick back and relax at Holland State Park Beach, then view the masterpieces at Water Street Gallery, and finally kick back and relax at Oval Beach.

For maps, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Holland trip planner.

Getting from Hart to Holland by car takes about 1.5 hours. In August, daytime highs in Holland are 80°F, while nighttime lows are 60°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Saint Joseph.

Things to do in Holland

Parks · Beaches · Outdoors · Shopping

Side Trips

Saint Joseph

— 1 night
St. Kick off your visit on the 8th (Sat): explore the engaging exhibits at Curious Kids' Museum, then find something for the whole family at Silver Beach Carousel, then stroll around Silver Beach County Park, and finally stroll around Whirlpool Compass Fountain.

To find where to stay, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Saint Joseph trip maker tool.

You can drive from Holland to Saint Joseph in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In August, daily temperatures in Saint Joseph can reach 80°F, while at night they dip to 60°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Mackinaw.

Things to do in Saint Joseph

Parks · Childrens Museums · Beaches · Museums

Mackinaw

— 1 night
Mackinaw is a village in Tazewell County, Illinois, United States, and is part of the Peoria, Illinois Metropolitan Statistical Area. On the 9th (Sun), do a tasting at Mackinaw Valley Vineyard.

For other places to visit, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Mackinaw trip site.

You can drive from Saint Joseph to Mackinaw in 3.5 hours. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Central Standard Time (CST), which is usually a -1 hour difference. In August in Mackinaw, expect temperatures between 84°F during the day and 65°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 9th (Sun) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Mackinaw

Wineries
Highlights from your trip

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.