7 days in Michigan Itinerary

7 days in Michigan Itinerary

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Traverse City
— 1 night
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Petoskey
— 2 nights
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Munising
— 3 nights

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Traverse City

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.
Kick off your visit on the 24th (Sat): learn about winemaking at Bowers Harbor Vineyards, then do a tasting at Brys Estate Vineyard & Winery, then learn about winemaking at Chateau Chantal Winery & Tasting Room, and finally do a tasting at Peninsula Cellars. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 25th (Sun): learn about winemaking at Chateau Grand Traverse Winery, then learn about winemaking at Blustone Vineyards, then do a tasting at Leelanau Wine Cellars, and finally do a tasting at Black Star Farms.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Traverse City travel planning site.

Chicago to Traverse City is an approximately 5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Chicago to Traverse City is 1 hour. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from Chicago in October; daily highs in Traverse City reach 60°F and lows reach 44°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Petoskey.

Things to do in Traverse City

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Winery / Vineyard
Bowers Harbor Vineyards
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Petoskey

Petoskey ©
Petoskey is a city and coastal resort community in the U.S. Kick off your visit on the 26th (Mon): admire the landmark architecture of Mushroom House Tours of Charlevoix, explore the landscape on two wheels at Little Traverse Wheelway, then wander the streets of Historic Gaslight District, and finally admire the verdant scenery at Bear River Valley Recreation Area. Keep things going the next day: kick your exploration up a notch at Wildwood Rush Zip Line Canopy Tour, look for all kinds of wild species at Thorne Swift Nature Preserve, then look for gifts at Good Hart General Store, and finally immerse yourself in nature at Petoskey State Park.

Use Inspirock's suggestions to plan your Petoskey trip and find the best activities and attractions for your vacation.

You can drive from Traverse City to Petoskey in 1.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. In October in Petoskey, expect temperatures between 57°F during the day and 42°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Tue) early enough to drive to Munising.

Things to do in Petoskey

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Trails

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Munising

Munising ©
Munising is a city on the southern shore of Lake Superior on the Upper Peninsula of the U.S. Explore hidden gems such as Palms Book State Park and Downtown Marquette. Get outdoors at Sand Point Beach and Alger Falls. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Munising: Sugarloaf Mountain (in Marquette), Seney National Wildlife Refuge (in Seney) and Kitch-Iti-Kipi (The Big Spring) (in Manistique). There's more to do: take in the dramatic scenery at Wagner Falls.

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You can drive from Petoskey to Munising in 4 hours. Another option is to do a combination of bus and taxi. In October, plan for daily highs up to 57°F, and evening lows to 42°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Munising

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Neighborhoods

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Sand Point Beach
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