7 days in Michigan Itinerary

7 days in Michigan Itinerary

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Traverse City
— 1 night
2
Mackinac Island
— 1 night
3
Empire
— 2 nights
4
Mears
— 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.
Kick off your visit on the 1st (Thu): trek along Traverse Area Recreation and Transportation Trails and then take in the pleasant sights at Boardman River Boardwalk. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: enjoy the sand and surf at Clinch Park, thensee what you can catch with a fishing tour, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Sunset Park.

To find maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Traverse City journey planner.

New York City to Traverse City is an approximately 5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. In August, Traverse City is little chillier than New York City - with highs of °F and lows of °F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Fri) early enough to travel to Mackinac Island.

Things to do in Traverse City

Outdoors Parks Wildlife
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Fishing Charters & Tours
Boardman River Boardwalk ©
Boardman River Boardwalk

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Mackinac Island

Mackinac Island ©
Mackinac Island is a city in Mackinac County in the U.S. Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Sat): pause for some serene contemplation at Trinity Church, head off the coast to Eagle Point Cave, contemplate the long history of Biddle House, explore the striking landscape at Arch Rock, thentake a pleasant ride with a tour on horseback, and finally steep yourself in history at Fort Holmes.

For maps, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Mackinac Island trip itinerary planner.

You can take a bus from Traverse City to Mackinac Island in 5 hours. While traveling from Traverse City, expect a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Mackinac Island, ranging from highs of °F to lows of °F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Sat) early enough to travel to Empire.

Things to do in Mackinac Island

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

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Empire

Empire ©
Empire is a village in Leelanau County in the U.S. On the 4th (Sun), explore the striking landscape of Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore and then hike along Pyramid Point Trail. Keep things going the next day: enjoy the sea views from Point Betsie Lighthouse, thenhike along Empire Bluff Trail, and then stroll through Lake Michigan Beach Park.

To find ratings, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Empire driving holiday website.

You can do a combination of bus and taxi from Mackinac Island to Empire in 5.5 hours. In August, daytime highs in Empire are °F, while nighttime lows are °F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Mears.

Things to do in Empire

Parks Outdoors Trails

Side Trip

Point Betsie Lighthouse
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Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore ©
Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore
Point Betsie Lighthouse ©
Point Betsie Lighthouse

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Mears

Mears ©
Golden Township is a civil township of Oceana County in the U.S. On the 6th (Tue), admire the majestic nature at Silver Lake State Park, thenvisit a coastal fixture at Little Sable Point Lighthouse, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Silver Lake State Park Pedestrian Dune Access. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 7th (Wed): kick back and relax at Stearns Park, enjoy the sea views from Big Sable Point Lighthouse, and then look for gifts at The Jam Farm.

To see ratings, reviews, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Mears trip planner.

You can drive from Empire to Mears in 2 hours. August in Mears sees daily highs of °F and lows of °F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Wed) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Mears

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Ludington, Silver Lake State Park Pedestrian Dune Access
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Silver Lake State Park ©
Silver Lake State Park
Big Sable Point Lighthouse ©
Big Sable Point Lighthouse

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