7 days in United States Itinerary

7 days in United States Itinerary

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7 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Oxford
Drive:  4​h
1
Traverse City
— 1 night
Drive:  30​min
2
Suttons Bay
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h
3
Saint Ignace
— 1 night
Ferry:  15​min
4
Mackinac Island
— 2 nights
+2
Drive + Fly + Drive:  4​h 45​min
End: Oxford

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night
Traverse City

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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore. Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Fri): hunt for treasures at Gallaghers Farm Market, look for all kinds of wild species at Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore, and then do a tasting at Left Foot Charley.

To find photos, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, use the Traverse City vacation builder.

Oxford to Traverse City is an approximately 4-hour car ride. In September, daily temperatures in Traverse City can reach 71°F, while at night they dip to 51°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Suttons Bay.

Things to do in Traverse City

Historic Sites Parks Wildlife

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Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore
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Left Foot Charley Winery ©
Left Foot Charley Winery
Gallaghers Farm Market ©
Gallaghers Farm Market

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nights
Suttons Bay

Suttons Bay ©
Suttons Bay is a village in Leelanau County in the U.S. Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Carlson's Fishery. On the 23rd (Sat), steep yourself in history at Fishtown, do a tasting at Verterra Winery, look for all kinds of wild species at Carlson's Fishery, then do a tasting at Blustone Vineyards, and finally do a tasting at Shady Lane Cellars. On your second day here, do a tasting at Silver Leaf Vineyard & Winery and then stop by Cherry Republic.

For where to stay, ratings, maps, and tourist information, read Suttons Bay online itinerary creator.

Suttons Bay is just a short distance from Traverse City. In September, daily temperatures in Suttons Bay can reach 71°F, while at night they dip to 51°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Mon) early enough to travel to Saint Ignace.

Things to do in Suttons Bay

Wineries Parks Wildlife

Side Trips

Leland, Blustone Vineyards, Cherry Republic
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Shady Lane Cellars ©
Shady Lane Cellars
Carlson's Fishery ©
Carlson's Fishery
Verterra Winery ©
Verterra Winery

1
night
Saint Ignace

Saint Ignace ©
Saint Ignace, usually written as St. Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Tunnel of Trees - M119 as well as Icebreaker Mackinaw Maritime Museum Inc.. Kick off your visit on the 25th (Mon): see the top attractions with Icebreaker Mackinaw Maritime Museum Inc., get engrossed in the history at Heritage Village at Mackinaw, and then cruise along Tunnel of Trees - M119.

For traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Saint Ignace trip planner.

Traveling by car from Suttons Bay to Saint Ignace takes 3 hours. While traveling from Suttons Bay, expect a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Saint Ignace, ranging from highs of 66°F to lows of 53°F. You will have some time to spend on the 26th (Tue) before leaving for home.

Things to do in Saint Ignace

Museums Scenic Drive Outdoors

Side Trips

Mackinaw City, Tunnel of Trees - M119
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Heritage Village at Mackinaw ©
Heritage Village at Mackinaw
Wawatam Lighthouse
Wawatam Lighthouse

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nights
Mackinac Island

Mackinac Island ©
Mackinac Island is a city in Mackinac County in the U.S. Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Mackinac Island Bike Shop. On the 26th (Tue), look for gifts at Murdick's Fudge, see the interesting displays at The Richard and Jane Manoogian Mackinac Art Museum, glide peacefully along the water with some of the best stand-up paddleboarding in the area, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at St Anne's Catholic Church, and finally stop by Mackinac Island Bike Shop. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 27th (Wed): contemplate the long history of Fort Mackinac, stop by Ryba's Fudge Shops, stop by Caddywampus, then make a trip to Is it you spot from Somewhere in Time movie!, then contemplate the long history of Biddle House, and finally explore and take pictures at Fort Holmes.

For other places to visit, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Mackinac Island trip itinerary planner.

Mackinac Island is just a short distance from Saint Ignace. In September, plan for daily highs up to 65°F, and evening lows to 51°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Thu) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Mackinac Island

Parks Wildlife Shopping
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St Anne's Catholic Church ©
St Anne's Catholic Church
Fort Holmes
Fort Holmes

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