8 days in Michigan Itinerary

8 days in Michigan Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Michigan travel route planner

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Make it your trip
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Ann Arbor
— 1 night
Drive
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Kalamazoo
— 1 night
Drive
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Traverse City
— 1 night
Drive
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Charlevoix
— 1 night
Drive
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Sault Ste. Marie
— 1 night
Drive
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Marquette
— 2 nights
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Ann Arbor

— 1 night
Ann Arbor is a city in the U.S. state of Michigan and the county seat of Washtenaw County. Kick off your visit on the 15th (Tue): wander the streets of Kerrytown, get to know the fascinating history of Nickels Arcade, then take a stroll through Main Street, and finally make a trip to University of Michigan.

To find maps, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Ann Arbor tour itinerary maker.

Nashville to Ann Arbor is an approximately 4.5-hour flight. You can also fly; or drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Nashville to Ann Arbor is 1 hour. Traveling from Nashville in September, things will get slightly colder in Ann Arbor: highs are around 76°F and lows about 50°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Wed) early enough to travel to Kalamazoo.

Things to do in Ann Arbor

Neighborhoods · Historic Sites

Kalamazoo

— 1 night
Kalamazoo is a city in the southwest region of the U.S. state of Michigan. On the 16th (Wed), engage your brain at Kalamazoo Valley Museum, then see the interesting displays at Gilmore Car Museum, then see the interesting displays at Air Zoo, and finally stop by Confections with Convictions.

For ratings, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Kalamazoo travel planning site.

Traveling by car from Ann Arbor to Kalamazoo takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Expect a daytime high around 77°F in September, and nighttime lows around 54°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Traverse City.

Things to do in Kalamazoo

Museums · Childrens Museums · Shopping

Side Trips

Traverse City

— 1 night

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 17th (Thu): take a memorable tour with Tours, don't miss a visit to Benjamin Twiggs, legendary cherry products, and then learn the secrets of beer at a beer tour and tasting.

For more things to do, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Traverse City road trip site.

Traveling by car from Kalamazoo to Traverse City takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Expect a daytime high around 74°F in September, and nighttime lows around 54°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Fri) early enough to drive to Charlevoix.

Things to do in Traverse City

Tours · Breweries & Distilleries · Outdoors

Charlevoix

— 1 night
Charlevoix is a city in the U.S. state of Michigan. Start off your visit on the 18th (Fri): admire the striking features of Mushroom House Tours of Charlevoix, then explore the historical opulence of Castle Farms, then explore the landscape on two wheels at Little Traverse Wheelway, and finally wander the streets of Historic Gaslight District.

For more things to do, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Charlevoix online tour planner.

Getting from Traverse City to Charlevoix by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: drive. Expect a daytime high around 70°F in September, and nighttime lows around 54°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Sat) early enough to travel to Sault Ste. Marie.

Things to do in Charlevoix

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Trails · Parks

Side Trip

Sault Ste. Marie

— 1 night
Sault Ste. Start off your visit on the 19th (Sat): try to win big at Kewadin Casino, admire nature's wide array of creatures at Museum Ship Valley Camp, then steep yourself in history at Tower of History, and finally don't miss a visit to Soo Locks.

To find other places to visit, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Sault Ste. Marie trip planner.

Traveling by car from Charlevoix to Sault Ste. Marie takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In September in Sault Ste. Marie, expect temperatures between 70°F during the day and 51°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Marquette.

Things to do in Sault Ste. Marie

Fun & Games · Casinos · Zoos & Aquariums · Museums

Marquette

— 2 nights
Marquette is a city in the U.S. state of Michigan and the county seat of Marquette County. Get out of town with these interesting Marquette side-trips: Munising (Munising Falls, Wagner Falls, &more). And it doesn't end there: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Sugarloaf Mountain, experience rural life at Jilbert Dairy, wander the streets of Downtown Marquette, and sample the tasty concoctions at Blackrocks Brewery.

Use Inspirock's suggestions to plan your Marquette trip and find the best activities and attractions for your vacation.

Traveling by car from Sault Ste. Marie to Marquette takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. In September, daily temperatures in Marquette can reach 68°F, while at night they dip to 48°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 22nd (Tue) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Marquette

Parks · Nature · Neighborhoods · Tours

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.