7 days in Michigan Itinerary

7 days in Michigan Itinerary

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7 days in Michigan Itinerary

Start: New York City
Bus + Fly:  4​h 30​min
1
Traverse City
— 3 nights
Bus + Ferry:  4​h 15​min
2
Mackinac Island
— 1 night
+4
Ferry + Bus + Taxi + Fly + Drive:  7​h 15​min
3
Saugatuck
— 1 night
Fly + Bus:  10​h 45​min
End: New York City

3
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.
Step out of the city life by going to The Ridges Sanctuary and Ludington State Park. Popular historic sites such as Cana Island Lighthouse and Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore are in your itinerary. Take a break from Traverse City with a short trip to Cave Point County Park in Sturgeon Bay, about 2 hours away. There's more to do: buy something for everyone on your list at The Village at Grand Traverse Commons.

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New York City to Traverse City is an approximately 4.5-hour combination of bus and flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from New York City in July, with highs in Traverse City at 80°F and lows at 59°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Wed) so you can travel to Mackinac Island.

Things to do in Traverse City

Parks Historic Sites Nature

Side Trips

Baileys Harbor, Cave Point County Park, Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore, Ludington State Park
Highlights from your plan
The Ridges Sanctuary ©
The Ridges Sanctuary
Cana Island Lighthouse ©
Cana Island Lighthouse

1
night
Mackinac Island

Mackinac Island ©
Mackinac Island is a city in Mackinac County in the U.S. On the 18th (Thu), immerse yourself in nature at Mackinac Island State Park, explore the striking landscape at Arch Rock, and then explore the galleries of Fort Mackinac.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Mackinac Island trip planner.

Traveling by combination of bus and ferry from Traverse City to Mackinac Island takes 4.5 hours. Expect a bit cooler weather when traveling from Traverse City in July: highs in Mackinac Island hover around 73°F, while lows dip to 58°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Thu) early enough to travel to Saugatuck.

Things to do in Mackinac Island

Nature Parks Museums
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Mackinac Island State Park ©
Mackinac Island State Park
Arch Rock ©
Arch Rock
Fort Mackinac ©
Fort Mackinac

1
night
Saugatuck

Saugatuck ©
Saugatuck is a city in Allegan County in the U.S. Start off your visit on the 19th (Fri): kick back and relax at Holland State Park Beach and then enjoy the sand and surf at Oval Beach.

For reviews, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Saugatuck planning app .

Do a combination of ferry, bus, flight, and car from Mackinac Island to Saugatuck in 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and bus. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Mackinac Island in July: highs in Saugatuck hover around 81°F, while lows dip to 61°F. On the 20th (Sat), you'll travel back home.

Things to do in Saugatuck

Beaches Outdoors Parks

Side Trip

Holland State Park Beach
Highlights from your plan
Holland State Park Beach ©
Holland State Park Beach
Oval Beach ©
Oval Beach

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