7 days in Michigan Itinerary

7 days in Michigan Itinerary

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Cadillac
— 1 night
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Harbor Springs
— 1 night
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Bessemer
— 1 night
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Ironwood
— 3 nights
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Cadillac

— 1 night
Cadillac is a city in the U.S. state of Michigan and is the county seat of Wexford County. Start off your visit on the 11th (Tue): fly down the slopes at Caberfae Peaks. Here are some ideas for day two: get outside with Mountain Ridge Course, then play a few rounds at Crystal Mountain, and then immerse yourself in nature at Interlochen State Park.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Cadillac trip builder website.

Milwaukee to Cadillac is an approximately 5-hour car ride. Traveling from Milwaukee to Cadillac, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from Milwaukee in February; daily highs in Cadillac reach 27°F and lows reach 10°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Harbor Springs.

Things to do in Cadillac

Parks · Outdoors · Golf · Winter Sports

Side Trips

Harbor Springs

— 1 night
Harbor Springs is a city and resort community in Emmet County in the U.S. state of Michigan. Kick off your visit on the 13th (Thu): explore the landscape on two wheels at North Western State Trail, immerse yourself in nature at Petoskey State Park, then fly down the slopes at Nub's Nob, and finally explore the striking landscape at Boyne Highlands.

For reviews, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Harbor Springs road trip tool.

Getting from Cadillac to Harbor Springs by car takes about 2 hours. In February, plan for daily highs up to 26°F, and evening lows to 11°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Thu) early enough to travel to Bessemer.

Things to do in Harbor Springs

Parks · Outdoors · Winter Sports · Nature

Side Trip

Bessemer

— 1 night
Bessemer is a city in the U.S. state of Michigan. Kick off your visit on the 14th (Fri): fly down the slopes at Big Powderhorn Mountain and then fly down the slopes at Blackjack Ski Area.

To see maps, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Bessemer trip planner.

Traveling by car from Harbor Springs to Bessemer takes 6 hours. The time zone difference when traveling from Harbor Springs to Bessemer is minus 1 hour. Plan for a bit cooler nights when traveling from Harbor Springs in February since evenings lows in Bessemer dip to 6°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Fri) so you can drive to Ironwood.

Things to do in Bessemer

Parks · Outdoors · Winter Sports
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Ironwood

— 3 nights
Ironwood is a city in Gogebic County in the U.S. state of Michigan, about 18mi south of Lake Superior. Escape the urban bustle at Michigan's Iron Belle Trail - Western Gateway Trail and Apostle Islands National Lakeshore. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at WinMan Trails and Big Ravine Trail. Explore Ironwood's surroundings by going to Bayfield (Apostle Islands National Lakeshore Ice Caves, Bayfield Maritime Museum, &more) and Ontonagon (Porcupine Mountains State Park & Summit Peak). There's still lots to do: fly down the slopes at Copper Peak.

To find more things to do, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Ironwood online visit planner.

Ironwood is just a stone's throw from Bessemer. In February, daytime highs in Ironwood are 22°F, while nighttime lows are 6°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Mon) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Ironwood

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Trails

Side Trips

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.