7 days in Michigan Itinerary

7 days in Michigan Itinerary

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Drive
1
South Haven
— 1 day
Drive
2
Traverse City
— 2 nights
Bus to Mackinaw, Ferry to Mackinac Island
3
Mackinac Island
— 2 nights
Ferry
4
Mackinaw City
— 2 nights
Drive

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South Haven

South Haven is a city in the U.S. Kick off your visit on the 17th (Wed): enjoy the sea views from South Haven Lighthouses, then trek along Kal Haven Trail, and then take a memorable tour with Tours.

For ratings, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our South Haven trip app.

Kalamazoo to South Haven is an approximately 1-hour car ride. In June, daily temperatures in South Haven can reach 76°F, while at night they dip to 57°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Traverse City.

Things to do in South Haven

Outdoors · Tours · Trails · Parks

2
nights
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.
Start off your visit on the 18th (Thu): explore the striking landscape of Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore and then do a tasting at Bowers Harbor Vineyards. On the 19th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: enjoy the sea views from Point Betsie Lighthouse, hike along Empire Bluff Trail, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Clinch Park.

For more things to do, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Traverse City day trip planning website.

Getting from South Haven to Traverse City by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or do a combination of bus and flight. In June, daytime highs in Traverse City are 76°F, while nighttime lows are 54°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Fri) early enough to travel to Mackinac Island.

Things to do in Traverse City

Parks · Historic Sites · Wildlife · Nature

Side Trips

2
nights
Mackinac Island

Mackinac Island is a city in Mackinac County in the U.S. On the 20th (Sat), steep yourself in history at Biddle House, make a trip to Fort Holmes, take a memorable tour with Tours, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at St Anne's Catholic Church, and finally take a pleasant ride with a tour on horseback. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: don't miss a visit to Trinity Church, then take in the dramatic natural features at Arch Rock, then admire the majestic nature at Mackinac Island State Park, and finally tee off at Jewel Golf Course.

For reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Mackinac Island trip tool.

Traveling by combination of bus and ferry from Traverse City to Mackinac Island takes 5 hours. Traveling from Traverse City in June, expect nights in Mackinac Island to be about the same, around 51°F, while days are little chillier, around 67°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sun) to allow enough time to ride a ferry to Mackinaw City.

Things to do in Mackinac Island

Outdoors · Parks · Nature · Historic Sites

2
nights
Mackinaw City

Mackinaw City is a village in Emmet and Cheboygan counties in the U.S. Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Mon): visit a coastal fixture at McGulpin Point Lighthouse & Historic Site, visit a coastal fixture at Old Mackinac Point Lighthouse, then contemplate the long history of Historic Mill Creek Discovery Park, and finally stroll through Nancy Dagwell Campbell Park. Keep things going the next day: wander the streets of Historic Gaslight District, then grab your bike and head to Little Traverse Wheelway, and then admire the majestic nature at Petoskey State Park.

To find traveler tips, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Mackinaw City online travel route planner.

Traveling by ferry from Mackinac Island to Mackinaw City takes an hour. In June in Mackinaw City, expect temperatures between 67°F during the day and 51°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Tue) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Mackinaw City

Historic Sites · Parks · Outdoors · Nature

Side Trip

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.