7 days in United States Itinerary

7 days in United States Itinerary

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Traverse City
— 2 nights
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Mackinaw City
— 1 night
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Mackinac Island
— 1 night
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Detroit
— 1 night
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South Haven
— 1 night

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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.
On the 12th (Mon), enjoy the sea views from Mission Point Lighthouse, don't miss a visit to Front Street, then stop by American Spoon, then browse the different shops at The Village at Grand Traverse Commons, and finally do a tasting at Left Foot Charley Winery. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: explore the wealth of natural beauty at Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore and then learn about winemaking at Brys Estate Vineyard & Winery.

For where to stay, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, read Traverse City trip planning app.

Eau Claire to Traverse City is an approximately 8-hour combination of car and flight. You can also drive. Traveling from Eau Claire to Traverse City, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. In October in Traverse City, expect temperatures between 60°F during the day and 44°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Mackinaw City.

Things to do in Traverse City

Historic Sites · Nature · Wildlife · Parks

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The Village at Grand Traverse Commons ©
The Village at Grand Traverse Commons
Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore ©
Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore
Mission Point Lighthouse ©
Mission Point Lighthouse

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Mackinaw City

Mackinaw City ©
Mackinaw City is a village in Emmet and Cheboygan counties in the U.S. Kick off your visit on the 14th (Wed): stroll around Maritime Park, enjoy the sand and surf at Nancy Dagwell Campbell Park, then enjoy the sea views from Old Mackinac Point Lighthouse, then take in the views from Mackinac Bridge, and finally enjoy the sea views from McGulpin Point Lighthouse & Historic Site.

For more things to do, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Mackinaw City online itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Traverse City to Mackinaw City takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from Traverse City in October, you will find days in Mackinaw City are slightly colder (55°F), and nights are about the same (43°F). Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Wed) to allow enough time to ride a ferry to Mackinac Island.

Things to do in Mackinaw City

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Beaches

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Old Mackinac Point Lighthouse ©
Old Mackinac Point Lighthouse
McGulpin Point Lighthouse & Historic Site ©
Mackinac Bridge ©
Mackinac Bridge

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Mackinac Island

Mackinac Island ©
Mackinac Island is a city in Mackinac County in the U.S. On the 15th (Thu), brush up on your military savvy at Fort Mackinac, admire the majestic nature at Mackinac Island State Park, and then take in the dramatic natural features at Arch Rock.

For maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Mackinac Island trip planner.

You can ride a ferry from Mackinaw City to Mackinac Island in an hour. In October, plan for daily highs up to 55°F, and evening lows to 43°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Thu) so you can travel to Detroit.

Things to do in Mackinac Island

Nature · Parks · Historic Sites · Museums
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Arch Rock ©
Arch Rock
Fort Mackinac ©
Fort Mackinac
Mackinac Island State Park ©
Mackinac Island State Park

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Detroit

Detroit ©

The Motor City

Founded in 1701 by a French explorer and adventurer, Detroit exerted a profound impact on the world for most of the 20th century.
Start off your visit on the 16th (Fri): see the interesting displays at Greenfield Village, then see the interesting displays at The Henry Ford, then explore the world behind art at Detroit Institute of Arts, and finally steep yourself in history at Motown Museum.

For photos, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Detroit online route planner.

Traveling by combination of ferry and flight from Mackinac Island to Detroit takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and bus; or do a combination of ferry and bus. Traveling from Mackinac Island in October, you will find days in Detroit are somewhat warmer (63°F), and nights are about the same (48°F). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Fri) early enough to drive to South Haven.

Things to do in Detroit

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The Henry Ford ©
The Henry Ford
Greenfield Village ©
Greenfield Village
Detroit Institute of Arts ©
Detroit Institute of Arts

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South Haven

South Haven ©
South Haven is a city in the U.S. Start off your visit on the 17th (Sat): look for gifts at Biddy Murphy, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Oval Beach, then learn about winemaking at Cogdal Vineyards, and finally learn about winemaking at Fenn Valley Vineyards.

For more things to do, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our South Haven trip planning tool.

Getting from Detroit to South Haven by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of train and taxi; or take a bus. October in South Haven sees daily highs of 62°F and lows of 45°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in South Haven

Wineries · Beaches · Outdoors · Parks

Side Trips

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Fenn Valley Vineyards ©
Fenn Valley Vineyards
Oval Beach ©
Oval Beach
Cogdal Vineyards ©
Cogdal Vineyards

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