7 days in United States Itinerary

7 days in United States Itinerary

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7 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Chicago
subway + Fly:  3​h
1
Traverse City
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 30​min
2
Petoskey
— 1 night
bus + ferry:  2​h 15​min
3
Mackinac Island
— 1 night
ferry:  15​min
4
Saint Ignace
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 30​min
5
Charlevoix
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 30​min
6
Munising
— 1 night
taxi + Fly:  4​h 15​min
End: Chicago

1
night
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.
Kick off your visit on the 1st (Sun): savor the flavors at Food & Drink. Here are some ideas for day two: take a memorable drive along Pierce Stocking Scenic Drive, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore, and then learn about winemaking at Rove Estate Tasting Room and Vineyard.

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Chicago to Traverse City is an approximately 3-hour combination of subway and flight. You can also do a combination of flight and car; or drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Chicago to Traverse City. Plan for a bit cooler nights when traveling from Chicago in September since evenings lows in Traverse City dip to 54°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Mon) so you can go by car to Petoskey.

Things to do in Traverse City

Tours Outdoors Nature

Side Trip

Empire
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Beer Tastings & Tours

1
night
Petoskey

Petoskey ©
Petoskey is a city and coastal resort community in the U.S. On the 3rd (Tue), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cross In The Woods National Shrine, then immerse yourself in nature at Petoskey State Park, then grab your bike and head to North Western State Trail, and finally tour the pleasant surroundings at Little Traverse Wheelway.

For maps, where to stay, and tourist information, read Petoskey day trip planning tool .

Traveling by car from Traverse City to Petoskey takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 71°F in September, and nighttime lows around 52°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Mackinac Island.

Things to do in Petoskey

Parks Trails Outdoors

Side Trip

Cross In The Woods National Shrine
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Little Traverse Wheelway ©
Little Traverse Wheelway
Cross In The Woods National Shrine ©
Petoskey State Park
Petoskey State Park

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night
Mackinac Island

Mackinac Island ©
Mackinac Island is a city in Mackinac County in the U.S. On the 4th (Wed), steep yourself in history at Biddle House, brush up on your military savvy at Fort Mackinac, then explore the striking landscape at Arch Rock, and finally immerse yourself in nature at Mackinac Island State Park.

For traveler tips, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, read our Mackinac Island holiday builder website .

Do a combination of bus and ferry from Petoskey to Mackinac Island in 2.5 hours. In September, plan for daily highs up to 67°F, and evening lows to 54°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Wed) to allow enough time to ride a ferry to Saint Ignace.

Things to do in Mackinac Island

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

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night
Saint Ignace

Saint Ignace ©
Saint Ignace, usually written as St. Kick off your visit on the 5th (Thu): enjoy the sea views from McGulpin Point Lighthouse & Historic Site, stroll around Colonial Michilimackinac, then snap pictures at Mackinac Bridge, and finally take an in-depth tour of Old Mackinac Point Lighthouse.

To find more things to do, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Saint Ignace travel app .

Saint Ignace is just a stone's throw from Mackinac Island. In September, daily temperatures in Saint Ignace can reach 67°F, while at night they dip to 54°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Charlevoix.

Things to do in Saint Ignace

Historic Sites Parks Museums

Side Trip

Mackinaw City
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Old Mackinac Point Lighthouse ©
Old Mackinac Point Lighthouse
Mackinac Bridge ©
Mackinac Bridge
Colonial Michilimackinac ©
Colonial Michilimackinac

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Charlevoix

Charlevoix ©
Charlevoix is a city in the U.S. On the 6th (Fri), admire the landmark architecture of Mushroom House Tours of Charlevoix, then step into the grandiose world of Castle Farms, then immerse yourself in nature at Jordan River Valley, and finally look for gifts at Bier Gallery.

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You can drive from Saint Ignace to Charlevoix in 1.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 70°F in September, and nighttime lows around 54°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Munising.

Things to do in Charlevoix

Nature Parks Historic Sites

Side Trip

Jordan River Valley
Highlights from your plan
Castle Farms ©
Castle Farms
Mushroom House Tours of Charlevoix ©
Bier Gallery ©
Bier Gallery

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night
Munising

Munising ©
Munising is a city on the southern shore of Lake Superior on the Upper Peninsula of the U.S. Kick off your visit on the 7th (Sat): admire the sheer force of Munising Falls and then look for all kinds of wild species at Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore.

For more things to do, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Munising sightseeing website .

Getting from Charlevoix to Munising by car takes about 3.5 hours. In September in Munising, expect temperatures between 71°F during the day and 53°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Munising

Nature Parks Wildlife
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Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore ©
Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore
Munising Falls ©
Munising Falls

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