8 days in Michigan Itinerary

8 days in Michigan Itinerary

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8 days in Michigan Itinerary

Start: Dayton
+4
taxi + Fly + taxi + bus + ferry:  6​h 30​min
1
Mackinac Island
— 1 night
ferry + bus:  2​h 15​min
2
Petoskey
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 45​min
3
Manistique
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h
4
Traverse City
— 2 nights
Fly + taxi:  3​h 30​min
End: Dayton

1
night
Mackinac Island

Mackinac Island ©
Mackinac Island is a city in Mackinac County in the U.S. Plan my Mackinac Island trip by asking Inpirock to come up with tips and suggestions.

Dayton to Mackinac Island is an approximately 6.5-hour combination of taxi, flight, bus, and ferry. You can also do a combination of taxi, flight, and ferry; or do a combination of bus and ferry. While traveling from Dayton, expect a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Mackinac Island, ranging from highs of 72°F to lows of 59°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Sun) early enough to travel to Petoskey.

Things to do in Mackinac Island

Outdoors Tours Nature
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Arch Rock ©
Arch Rock
Island House Bike Shop ©
Island House Bike Shop
Horseback Riding Tours

1
night
Petoskey

Petoskey ©
Petoskey is a city and coastal resort community in the U.S. On the 19th (Mon), identify plant and animal life at Thorne Swift Nature Preserve, admire the majestic nature at Petoskey State Park, and then grab your bike and head to Little Traverse Wheelway.

To find other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Petoskey travel route planner.

Do a combination of ferry and bus from Mackinac Island to Petoskey in 2.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 75°F in August, and nighttime lows around 58°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Mon) so you can travel to Manistique.

Things to do in Petoskey

Parks Nature Trails

Side Trip

Thorne Swift Nature Preserve
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Little Traverse Wheelway ©
Little Traverse Wheelway
Thorne Swift Nature Preserve ©
Thorne Swift Nature Preserve
Petoskey State Park
Petoskey State Park

3
nights
Manistique

Manistique ©
Manistique, formerly Monistique, is the only incorporated city in and the county seat of Schoolcraft County of the U.S. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Palms Book State Park and Sand Point Beach. Step out of the city life by going to Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore and Spray Falls. When in Manistique, make a side trip to see Wagner Falls in Munising, approximately 1h 05 min away. There's still lots to do: contemplate the waterfront views at Kitch-Iti-Kipi (The Big Spring).

To find reviews, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Manistique holiday maker tool .

Getting from Petoskey to Manistique by car takes about 2.5 hours. In August, daytime highs in Manistique are 72°F, while nighttime lows are 54°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Thu) so you can travel to Traverse City.

Things to do in Manistique

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trip

Munising
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Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore ©
Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore
Palms Book State Park
Palms Book State Park
Sand Point Beach ©
Sand Point Beach

2
nights
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.
Start off your visit on the 23rd (Fri): enjoy the sand and surf at Clinch Park and then kick back and relax at Frankfort Beach. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: kick back and relax at Lake Michigan Beach Park and then hike along Empire Bluff Trail.

To see photos, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Traverse City trip planner .

You can drive from Manistique to Traverse City in 4 hours. Traveling from Manistique in August, expect Traverse City to be somewhat warmer, temps between 79°F and 60°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Traverse City

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Empire, Frankfort Beach

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