7 days in Michigan Itinerary

7 days in Michigan Itinerary

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7 days in Michigan Itinerary

Start: Southgate
Drive + Fly:  4​h 15​min
1
Alpena
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 45​min
2
Mackinaw City
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h
3
Sault Ste. Marie
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 30​min
4
Traverse City
— 2 nights
Fly + Drive:  3​h 30​min
End: Southgate

1
night
Alpena

Alpena
Alpena is a city in the U.S. Rockport State Park has been added to your itinerary. Start off your visit on the 6th (Tue): identify plant and animal life at Rockport State Park.

For where to stay, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, read Alpena road trip website .

Southgate to Alpena is an approximately 3.5-hour combination of car and flight. You can also drive. Traveling from Southgate in August, plan for slightly colder nights in Alpena, with lows around 55°F. You will have some time to spend on the 7th (Wed) before leaving for Mackinaw City.

Things to do in Alpena

Outdoors Nature Wildlife

2
nights
Mackinaw City

Mackinaw City ©
Mackinaw City is a village in Emmet and Cheboygan counties in the U.S. You've now added Arch Rock to your itinerary. On the 7th (Wed), take in the dramatic natural features at Arch Rock.

To find ratings, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Mackinaw City trip planner .

Traveling by car from Alpena to Mackinaw City takes 2 hours. Expect a bit cooler weather when traveling from Alpena in August: highs in Mackinaw City hover around 72°F, while lows dip to 59°F. You'll have a few hours on the 9th (Fri) to wrap things up before traveling to Sault Ste. Marie.

Things to do in Mackinaw City

Nature Parks

Side Trip

Arch Rock
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Arch Rock ©
Arch Rock

1
night
Sault Ste. Marie

Sault Ste. Marie
Sault Ste. For maps, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Sault Ste. Marie tour itinerary builder app .

You can drive from Mackinaw City to Sault Ste. Marie in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In August in Sault Ste. Marie, expect temperatures between 75°F during the day and 57°F at night. On the 10th (Sat), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Traverse City.

Things to do in Sault Ste. Marie

Parks Outdoors Nature

2
nights
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 Chateau Chantal Winery & Tasting Room. Kick off your visit on the 10th (Sat): learn about winemaking at Chateau Chantal Winery & Tasting Room.

To see traveler tips, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, read Traverse City trip planner .

Getting from Empire to Traverse City by car takes about an hour. Expect a daytime high around 79°F in August, and nighttime lows around 60°F. You will leave for Muskegon on the 11th (Sun).

Things to do in Traverse City

Wineries
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Chateau Chantal Winery & Tasting Room ©

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