8 days in Michigan Itinerary

8 days in Michigan Itinerary

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Mackinac Island
— 1 night
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Petoskey
— 2 nights
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Traverse City
— 2 nights
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South Haven
— 2 nights

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Mackinac Island

Mackinac Island ©
Mackinac Island is a city in Mackinac County in the U.S. On the 18th (Fri), tee off at Jewel Golf Course and then see some colorful creatures with Great Turtle Kayak Tours. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 19th (Sat): explore the striking landscape at Arch Rock, pause for some serene contemplation at St Anne's Catholic Church, steep yourself in history at Fort Holmes, then trot along with a tour on horseback, and finally contemplate the long history of Biddle House.

For ratings, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Mackinac Island trip builder app.

Indianapolis to Mackinac Island is an approximately 8-hour combination of flight and ferry. You can also do a combination of bus and ferry; or do a combination of train, bus, and ferry. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from Indianapolis in June; daily highs in Mackinac Island reach 67°F and lows reach 51°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Sat) early enough to travel to Petoskey.

Things to do in Mackinac Island

Outdoors · Historic Sites · Tours · Wildlife
Highlights from your plan
Jewel Golf Course ©
Jewel Golf Course
Fort Holmes ©
Fort Holmes
Great Turtle Kayak Tours ©
Great Turtle Kayak Tours

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Petoskey

Petoskey ©
Petoskey is a city and coastal resort community in the U.S. On the 20th (Sun), kick your exploration up a notch at Wildwood Rush Zip Line Canopy Tour, visit a coastal fixture at McGulpin Point Lighthouse & Historic Site, and then steep yourself in history at Historic Mill Creek Discovery Park. On your second day here, immerse yourself in nature at Petoskey State Park, wander the streets of Historic Gaslight District, then admire the striking features of Mushroom House Tours of Charlevoix, and finally grab your bike and head to Little Traverse Wheelway.

For reviews, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Petoskey trip planning tool.

Getting from Mackinac Island to Petoskey by combination of ferry and bus takes about 3 hours. Expect a daytime high around 71°F in June, and nighttime lows around 51°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Traverse City.

Things to do in Petoskey

Historic Sites · Parks · Outdoors · Nature

Side Trips

Highlights from your plan
Historic Mill Creek Discovery Park ©
Historic Mill Creek Discovery Park
Little Traverse Wheelway ©
Little Traverse Wheelway
Wildwood Rush Zip Line Canopy Tour ©
Wildwood Rush Zip Line Canopy Tour

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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 22nd (Tue), stroll through Clinch Park, see what you can catch with a fishing tour, then do a tasting at Black Star Farms, and finally sample the fine beverages at Northern Latitudes Distillery. On your second day here, play a few rounds at Pirate's Cove Adventure Golf, brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Grand Traverse Distillery, then do a tasting at Mari Vineyards, then do a tasting at Bowers Harbor Vineyards, and finally do a tasting at Peninsula Cellars.

To see where to stay, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Traverse City trip site.

Traveling by car from Petoskey to Traverse City takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In June, daily temperatures in Traverse City can reach 76°F, while at night they dip to 54°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Wed) to allow time to drive to South Haven.

Things to do in Traverse City

Outdoors · Wineries · Wildlife · Tours

Side Trips

Highlights from your plan
Fishing Charters & Tours
Bowers Harbor Vineyards ©
Bowers Harbor Vineyards
Black Star Farms ©
Black Star Farms

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South Haven

South Haven is a city in the U.S. Start off your visit on the 24th (Thu): get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports, then hike along Kal Haven Trail, and then enjoy the sea views from South Haven Lighthouses. On your second day here, head off-road at Saugatuck Dune Rides, then glide through natural beauty at Saugatuck Dunes State Park, and then kick back and relax at North Beach.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the South Haven trip itinerary maker tool.

Traveling by car from Traverse City to South Haven takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of flight and bus. In June, plan for daily highs up to 76°F, and evening lows to 57°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Fri) to allow time to drive back home.

Things to do in South Haven

Outdoors · Parks · Nature · Tours

Side Trips

Highlights from your plan
Boat Tours & Water Sports
Saugatuck Dunes State Park ©
Saugatuck Dunes State Park
Saugatuck Dune Rides ©
Saugatuck Dune Rides

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