7 days in Michigan Itinerary

7 days in Michigan Itinerary

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Fly
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Traverse City
— 2 nights
Drive
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Grayling
— 1 night
Drive
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Petoskey
— 1 night
Bus to Mackinaw, Ferry to Mackinac Island
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Mackinac Island
— 2 nights
Ferry to Mackinaw, Fly to New York La Guardia

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Traverse City

— 2 nights

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 Clinch Park and Traverse Area Recreation and Transportation Trails. There's more to do: cast your line with a fishing tour and learn about winemaking at Hawthorne Vineyards.

To find other places to visit, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, read Traverse City online visit planner.

New York City to Traverse City is an approximately 5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. Traveling from New York City in May, expect a bit cooler with lows of 43°F in Traverse City. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Grayling.

Things to do in Traverse City

Wineries · Outdoors · Parks · Trails

Side Trip

Grayling

— 1 night
Grayling is a city in the U.S. Start off your visit on the 27th (Thu): ski along the peaceful trails at Forbush Corner Cross-Country Skiing, admire the majestic nature at Hartwick Pines State Park, and then add some adventure to your tour with a kayaking and canoeing tour.

For photos, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Grayling driving holiday site.

Drive from Traverse City to Grayling in 1.5 hours. In May, daily temperatures in Grayling can reach 67°F, while at night they dip to 40°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Petoskey.

Things to do in Grayling

Outdoors · Nature · Adventure · Parks

Side Trip

Petoskey

— 1 night
Petoskey is a city and coastal resort community in the U.S. On the 28th (Fri), immerse yourself in nature at Petoskey State Park, explore the landscape on two wheels at Little Traverse Wheelway, then admire the striking features of Mushroom House Tours of Charlevoix, and finally take a stroll through Historic Gaslight District.

To find ratings, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Petoskey journey planner.

Traveling by car from Grayling to Petoskey takes 1.5 hours. While traveling from Grayling, expect little chillier days and about the same nights in Petoskey, ranging from highs of 62°F to lows of 41°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Fri) early enough to travel to Mackinac Island.

Things to do in Petoskey

Parks · Trails · Nature · Outdoors

Side Trip

Mackinac Island

— 2 nights
Mackinac Island is a city in Mackinac County in the U.S. Kick off your visit on the 29th (Sat): see the interesting displays at The Richard and Jane Manoogian Mackinac Art Museum, take in the architecture and atmosphere at St Anne's Catholic Church, explore the striking landscape at Arch Rock, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Trinity Church, and finally discover the deep blue sea with Great Turtle Kayak Tours. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: tee off at Jewel Golf Course, make a trip to Fort Holmes, and then take a pleasant ride with a tour on horseback.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Mackinac Island route builder app.

Traveling by combination of bus and ferry from Petoskey to Mackinac Island takes 3 hours. In May, daytime highs in Mackinac Island are 58°F, while nighttime lows are 41°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Mackinac Island

Outdoors · Historic Sites · Tours · 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.