7 days in Michigan Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Michigan sightseeing planner
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Traverse City
— 3 nights
— 2 nights
— 1 night
Taxi to Marquette, Fly to Peoria


Ludington — 1 day

Start off your visit on the 5th (Sun): walk around Ludington Waterfront Park, explore the engaging exhibits at Sandcastles Children's Museum, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Stearns Park.

Plan my day in Ludington using traveler tips and tourist information provided by Inspirock.

Peoria to Ludington is an approximately 6-hour car ride. You can also fly; or do a combination of bus, train, and taxi. The time zone difference moving from Central Standard Time to Eastern Standard Time is 1 hour. Traveling from Peoria in March, expect Ludington to be slightly colder, temps between 38°F and 22°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sun) so you can go by car to Traverse City.
Parks · Beaches · Outdoors · Childrens Museums

Traverse City — 3 nights

Cherry Capital of the World

Escape the urban bustle at Traverse Area Recreation and Transportation Trails and Crystal Mountain. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Caberfae Peaks and Pyramid Point Trail. Venture out of the city with trips to Sleeping Bear Heritage Trail (in Glen Arbor) and Empire Bluff Trail (in Empire). There's lots more to do: see what you can catch with a fishing tour, enjoy the sand and surf at Sunset Park, have fun at Right Brain Brewery, and sample the fine beverages at Grand Traverse Distillery.

For reviews, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Traverse City online holiday planner.

Drive from Ludington to Traverse City in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and bus; or do a combination of taxi and bus. Expect a daytime high around 38°F in March, and nighttime lows around 21°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Petoskey.
Outdoors · Parks · Trails · Golf
Side Trips

Petoskey — 2 nights

Start off your visit on the 9th (Thu): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Headlands International Dark Sky Park. On the 10th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: admire the majestic nature at Petoskey State Park, then hit the slopes at Nub's Nob, and then get a new perspective on things with Nautical North Family Adventures.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Petoskey online itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Traverse City to Petoskey takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In March, daytime highs in Petoskey are 34°F, while nighttime lows are 18°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Munising.
Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Wildlife
Side Trips

Munising — 1 night

Start off your visit on the 11th (Sat): take in the dramatic scenery at Wagner Falls, then explore the fascinating underground world of Eben Ice Caves and Canyon Falls & Gorge, and then take in the dramatic scenery at Au Train Falls.

To find reviews and more tourist information, read Munising day trip planning tool.

You can drive from Petoskey to Munising in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi. Expect a daytime high around 33°F in March, and nighttime lows around 19°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.
Parks · Nature
Side Trip

Michigan travel guide

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.