8 days in Michigan Itinerary

8 days in Michigan Itinerary

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Traverse City
— 2 nights
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Petoskey
— 1 night
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Munising
— 3 nights
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Marquette
— 1 night

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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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Brys Estate Vineyard & Winery and Pirate's Cove Adventure Golf. Take a break from the city and head to Clinch Park and Dunes Trail. Explore Traverse City's surroundings by going to Sleeping Bear Heritage Trail (in Glen Arbor) and Lake Michigan Beach Park (in Empire). The adventure continues: do a tasting at Bowers Harbor Vineyards, look for gifts at Cherry Republic of Traverse City, and cast your line with a fishing tour.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Traverse City holiday builder site.

Detroit to Traverse City is an approximately 5-hour car ride. You can also fly; or take a bus. Plan for little chillier nights when traveling from Detroit in July since evenings lows in Traverse City dip to 59°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Mon) so you can drive to Petoskey.

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Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Trails

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Petoskey

Petoskey ©
Petoskey is a city and coastal resort community in the U.S. Start off your visit on the 28th (Tue): grab your bike and head to Little Traverse Wheelway, admire the striking features of Mushroom House Tours of Charlevoix, then take a stroll through Historic Gaslight District, and finally admire the majestic nature at Petoskey State Park.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Petoskey day trip app.

Traveling by car from Traverse City to Petoskey takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from Traverse City in July, expect nights in Petoskey to be about the same, around 57°F, while days are a bit cooler, around 75°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Tue) so you can drive to Munising.

Things to do in Petoskey

Parks · Nature · Trails · Neighborhoods

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State Park
Petoskey State Park
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Munising

Munising ©
Munising is a city on the southern shore of Lake Superior on the Upper Peninsula of the U.S. Step off the beaten path and head to Palms Book State Park and Sand Point Beach. Visiting Boat Tours & Water Sports and Kitch-Iti-Kipi (The Big Spring) will get you outdoors. Step out of Munising with an excursion to Sable Falls in Grand Marais--about 1 hour away. There's still lots to do: take in the dramatic scenery at Tannery Falls and explore the activities along Chapel Rock and Beach.

For reviews, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Munising travel website.

You can drive from Petoskey to Munising in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi. In July, daily temperatures in Munising can reach 74°F, while at night they dip to 56°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 31st (Fri) so you can go by car to Marquette.

Things to do in Munising

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Wildlife

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Tannery Falls
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Sand Point Beach
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Marquette

Marquette ©
Marquette is a city in the U.S. Start off your visit on the 1st (Sat): take in the exciting artwork at Lakenenland Sculpture Park, relax in the rural setting at Jilbert Dairy, then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Sugarloaf Mountain, and finally wander the streets of Downtown Marquette.

To find more things to do, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Marquette road trip planning tool.

You can drive from Munising to Marquette in 1.5 hours. In July, daily temperatures in Marquette can reach 75°F, while at night they dip to 53°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Marquette

Parks · Nature · Museums · Neighborhoods
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