7 days in Sault Ste. Marie, Marquette & Traverse City Itinerary

7 days in Sault Ste. Marie, Marquette & Traverse City Itinerary

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Sault Ste. Marie
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Marquette
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Traverse City
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Sault Ste. Marie

Sault Ste. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Museum Ship Valley Camp and Water Street Historic Block. The adventure continues: gain insight at Lake Superior State University, make a trip to Saint Marys Falls Hydropower Plant, pause for some serene contemplation at Holy Name of Mary Church, and take a memorable drive along Whitefish Bay National Forest Scenic Byway.

For photos, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Sault Ste. Marie trip itinerary maker tool.

East Lansing to Sault Ste. Marie is an approximately 4.5-hour car ride. While traveling from East Lansing, expect a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Sault Ste. Marie, ranging from highs of 56°F to lows of 41°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Mon) so you can drive to Marquette.

Things to do in Sault Ste. Marie

Historic Sites · Museums · Scenic Drive · Outdoors

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Marquette

Marquette is a city in the U.S. On the 6th (Tue), immerse yourself in nature at Presque Isle Park, take in the awesome beauty at Sugarloaf Mountain, and then explore the activities along Dead River Falls.

For maps, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Marquette trip itinerary site.

You can drive from Sault Ste. Marie to Marquette in 4 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or fly. In October, daytime highs in Marquette are 53°F, while nighttime lows are 37°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 7th (Wed) to allow time for the car ride to Traverse City.

Things to do in Marquette

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Museums

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 8th (Thu): relax in the rural setting at Jacob's Corn Maze, get a taste of the local shopping with Northern Latitudes Distillery, then relax in the rural setting at Harbor View Nursery & Lavender Farm, and finally relax in the rural setting at Rennie Orchards.

To find other places to visit, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, read Traverse City trip planner.

You can drive from Marquette to Traverse City in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Marquette in October: high temperatures in Traverse City hover around 60°F and lows are around 44°F. You'll have a few hours on the 9th (Fri) to wrap things up before traveling home.

Things to do in Traverse City

Breweries & Distilleries · Shopping

Side Trips