7 days in Michigan Itinerary

7 days in Michigan Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Newark
Fly:  4 h
1
Traverse City
— Few hours
Drive:  2 h 30 min
2
Ludington
— 1 night
Drive:  5 h
3
Manistique
— 1 night
Drive:  1 h 45 min
4
Mackinaw City
— 2 nights
Ferry:  30 min
5
Mackinac Island
— 2 nights
+3
Ferry + Bus + Taxi + Fly:  7 h 30 min
End: Newark

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 9th (Sun): learn about winemaking at Left Foot Charley Winery and then enjoy the sand and surf at Clinch Park.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Traverse City visit site.

Newark to Traverse City is an approximately 4- hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Traveling from Newark in August, things will get slightly colder in Traverse City: highs are around 79°F and lows about 60°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Sun) so you can drive to Ludington.

Things to do in Traverse City

Beaches Outdoors Parks
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Left Foot Charley Winery ©
Left Foot Charley Winery

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night
Ludington

Ludington ©
Ludington is a city in the state of Michigan. Kick off your visit on the 10th (Mon): enjoy the sand and surf at Stearns Park, visit a coastal fixture at Big Sable Point Lighthouse, and then enjoy the sea views from Ludington North Breakwater Light.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Ludington online trip maker.

Getting from Traverse City to Ludington by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and taxi. In August, daily temperatures in Ludington can reach 76°F, while at night they dip to 57°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Mon) early enough to travel to Manistique.

Things to do in Ludington

Historic Sites Beaches Outdoors
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Big Sable Point Lighthouse ©
Big Sable Point Lighthouse

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Manistique

Manistique
Manistique, formerly Monistique, is the only incorporated city in and the county seat of Schoolcraft County of the U.S. On the 11th (Tue), explore the striking landscape at Palms Book State Park, then explore the activities along Kitch-Iti-Kipi (The Big Spring), and then tour the pleasant surroundings at The Manistique Boardwalk and River Walk.

Quickly create a custom-made itinerary for Manistique using our trip planner.

Getting from Ludington to Manistique by car takes about 5.5 hours. August in Manistique sees daily highs of 72°F and lows of 54°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Tue) so you can travel to Mackinaw City.

Things to do in Manistique

Parks Nature Trails
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Palms Book State Park
Palms Book State Park
Kitch-Iti-Kipi (The Big Spring) ©
Kitch-Iti-Kipi (The Big Spring)

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Mackinaw City

Mackinaw City ©
Mackinaw City is a village in Emmet and Cheboygan counties in the U.S. On the 12th (Wed), visit a coastal fixture at Old Mackinac Point Lighthouse, then get engrossed in the history at Museum of Ojibwa Culture, then contemplate the long history of Historic Mill Creek Discovery Park, and finally examine the collection at Icebreaker Mackinaw Maritime Museum Inc.. Here are some ideas for day two: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cross In The Woods National Shrine, immerse yourself in nature at Petoskey State Park, and then stroll through Little Traverse Wheelway.

To see reviews, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Mackinaw City trip itinerary planner.

Getting from Manistique to Mackinaw City by car takes about 2 hours. In August, daily temperatures in Mackinaw City can reach 72°F, while at night they dip to 59°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Thu) to allow enough time to ride a ferry to Mackinac Island.

Things to do in Mackinaw City

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Petoskey, Cross In The Woods National Shrine, Museum of Ojibwa Culture
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Historic Mill Creek Discovery Park ©
Historic Mill Creek Discovery Park
Cross In The Woods National Shrine ©
Cross In The Woods National Shrine
Little Traverse Wheelway ©
Little Traverse Wheelway

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nights
Mackinac Island

Mackinac Island ©
Mackinac Island is a city in Mackinac County in the U.S. On the 14th (Fri), contemplate the long history of Biddle House, trot along with a tour on horseback, then don't miss a visit to Fort Holmes, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at St Anne's Catholic Church, and finally take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: head off the coast to Eagle Point Cave, contemplate the long history of Trinity Church, then look for all kinds of wild species at Wings of Mackinac Butterfly Conservatory, then explore the striking landscape at Arch Rock, and finally examine the collection at The Richard and Jane Manoogian Mackinac Art Museum.

To find maps, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Mackinac Island trip maker.

Mackinac Island is just a short distance from Mackinaw City. In August in Mackinac Island, expect temperatures between 72°F during the day and 59°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Mackinac Island

Historic Sites Parks Tours
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Fort Holmes ©
Fort Holmes
St Anne's Catholic Church ©
St Anne's Catholic Church
Biddle House ©
Biddle House

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