7 days in Michigan Itinerary

7 days in Michigan Itinerary

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Route & dates

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Traverse City
— 2 nights
2
Petoskey
— 2 nights
3
Mackinaw City
— 2 nights

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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.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Wilson Antiques, Traverse Area Recreation and Transportation Trails and Secret Garden at Brys Estate. Start off your visit on the 24th (Mon): trek along Traverse Area Recreation and Transportation Trails, pick up a one of a kind souvenir at Wilson Antiques, then learn about winemaking at Blustone Vineyards, and finally do a tasting at 45 North Vineyard & Winery. Keep things going the next day: take in nature's colorful creations at Secret Garden at Brys Estate and then enjoy the sand and surf at Clinch Park.

For more things to do, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Traverse City trip itinerary builder app.

Rochester to Traverse City is an approximately 4-hour car ride. You can also do a combination of car and flight. In August, daily temperatures in Traverse City can reach 79°F, while at night they dip to 60°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Petoskey.

Things to do in Traverse City

Parks · Outdoors · Trails

Side Trip

Lake Leelanau
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45 North Vineyard & Winery ©
45 North Vineyard & Winery
Blustone Vineyards ©
Blustone Vineyards

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Petoskey

Petoskey ©
Petoskey is a city and coastal resort community in the U.S. Start off your visit on the 26th (Wed): learn about winemaking at Resort Pike Cidery and Winery, then do a tasting at Walloon Lake Winery, then grab your bike and head to Little Traverse Wheelway, and finally play a few rounds at Crooked Tree Golf Club. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: grab your bike and head to North Western State Trail, examine the collection at Little Traverse History Museum, look for all kinds of wild species at Thorne Swift Nature Preserve, then learn about winemaking at Petoskey Farms Vineyard & Winery, and finally learn about winemaking at Maple Moon Sugarbush and Winery.

To see reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Petoskey road trip app.

Drive from Traverse City to Petoskey in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In August, daytime highs in Petoskey are 75°F, while nighttime lows are 58°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Fri) so you can go by car to Mackinaw City.

Things to do in Petoskey

Wineries · Outdoors · Parks

Side Trip

Thorne Swift Nature Preserve
Highlights from your plan
Little Traverse Wheelway ©
Little Traverse Wheelway
Thorne Swift Nature Preserve ©
Thorne Swift Nature Preserve
Maple Moon Sugarbush and Winery ©
Maple Moon Sugarbush and Winery

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Mackinaw City

Mackinaw City ©
Mackinaw City is a village in Emmet and Cheboygan counties in the U.S. Start off your visit on the 28th (Fri): see the interesting displays at Icebreaker Mackinaw Maritime Museum Inc., then take a tour of Shepler's Lighthouse Cruises, then take an in-depth tour of Heritage Village at Mackinaw, and finally enjoy the sea views from McGulpin Point Lighthouse & Historic Site. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: see the interesting displays at Museum of Ojibwa Culture, see the interesting displays at Fort de Baude Museum, visit a coastal fixture at Wawatam Lighthouse, explore the galleries of Old Mackinac Point Lighthouse, then see the interesting displays at Great Lake Light House Keepers, and finally kick back and relax at Nancy Dagwell Campbell Park.

To find ratings, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, read Mackinaw City online trip itinerary maker.

You can drive from Petoskey to Mackinaw City in an hour. Another option is to take a bus. In August in Mackinaw City, expect temperatures between 72°F during the day and 59°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Sun) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Mackinaw City

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks

Side Trip

Saint Ignace
Highlights from your plan
Icebreaker Mackinaw Maritime Museum Inc. ©
Icebreaker Mackinaw Maritime Museum Inc.
Museum of Ojibwa Culture ©
Museum of Ojibwa Culture
Heritage Village at Mackinaw ©
Heritage Village at Mackinaw

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