7 days in Michigan Itinerary

7 days in Michigan Itinerary

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Drive
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Traverse City
— 2 nights
Drive
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Petoskey
— 1 night
Drive
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Mackinaw City
— 1 night
Ferry
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Mackinac Island
— 1 night
Ferry to St Ignace, Drive to Paradise
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Paradise
— 1 night
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Traverse City

Cherry Capital of the World

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.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Bowers Harbor Vineyards and Grand Traverse Distillery. Visiting Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore and Clinch Park will get you outdoors. It doesn't end there: take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports and do a tasting at Black Star Farms.

To see other places to visit, maps, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Traverse City travel route planner.

Lansing to Traverse City is an approximately 3.5-hour car ride. You can also fly; or take a bus. In June, plan for daily highs up to 76°F, and evening lows to 54°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Mon) so you can go by car to Petoskey.

Things to do in Traverse City

Parks · Wineries · Wildlife · Historic Sites

Side Trips

1
night
Petoskey

Petoskey is a city and coastal resort community in the U.S. On the 23rd (Tue), admire the striking features of Mushroom House Tours of Charlevoix, tour the pleasant surroundings at Little Traverse Wheelway, then stop by Historic Gaslight District, and finally immerse yourself in nature at Petoskey State Park.

To find more things to do, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Petoskey itinerary builder website.

You can drive from Traverse City to Petoskey in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. When traveling from Traverse City in June, plan for a bit cooler days in Petoskey, with highs around 71°F, while nights are about the same with lows around 51°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Tue) to allow time to drive to Mackinaw City.

Things to do in Petoskey

Parks · Neighborhoods · Trails · Outdoors

Side Trip

1
night
Mackinaw City

Mackinaw City is a village in Emmet and Cheboygan counties in the U.S. On the 24th (Wed), immerse yourself in nature at Straits State Park and then explore the striking landscape of Headlands International Dark Sky Park.

To find traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, read Mackinaw City holiday planning tool.

Traveling by car from Petoskey to Mackinaw City takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In June, daytime highs in Mackinaw City are 67°F, while nighttime lows are 51°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Wed) so you can catch the ferry to Mackinac Island.

Things to do in Mackinaw City

Parks · Nature

Side Trip

1
night
Mackinac Island

Mackinac Island is a city in Mackinac County in the U.S. On the 25th (Thu), play a few rounds at Jewel Golf Course, examine the collection at The Richard and Jane Manoogian Mackinac Art Museum, get interesting insight from Tours, then take a pleasant ride with a tour on horseback, and finally contemplate the long history of Fort Holmes.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, use the Mackinac Island day trip app.

Ride a ferry from Mackinaw City to Mackinac Island in an hour. June in Mackinac Island sees daily highs of 67°F and lows of 51°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Thu) so you can travel to Paradise.

Things to do in Mackinac Island

Outdoors · Tours · Golf · Historic Sites

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Paradise

Paradise is an unincorporated community in Whitefish Township, Chippewa County in the U.S. Kick off your visit on the 26th (Fri): contemplate the waterfront views at Tahquamenon Falls, then get engrossed in the history at Whitefish Point Light, and then look and learn at Whitefish Point Bird Observatory.

For more things to do, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Paradise trip maker tool.

You can do a combination of ferry and car from Mackinac Island to Paradise in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry, bus, and taxi. Expect a daytime high around 70°F in June, and nighttime lows around 49°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Fri) so you can drive back home.

Things to do in Paradise

Parks · Museums · Childrens Museums · Nature

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.