8 days in Michigan Itinerary

8 days in Michigan Itinerary

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Fly to Pellston, Ferry to Mackinac Island
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Mackinac Island
— 2 nights
Ferry
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Mackinaw City
— 2 nights
Drive
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Traverse City
— 3 nights
Fly

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Mackinac Island

Mackinac Island is a city in Mackinac County in the U.S. Kick off your visit on the 28th (Sun): take in the architecture and atmosphere at St Anne's Catholic Church, then steep yourself in history at Fort Holmes, then take a pleasant ride with a tour on horseback, and finally tee off at Jewel Golf Course. On the next day, make a trip to Is It You Spot From Somewhere in Time Movie!, then get interesting insight from Tours, then see the interesting displays at The Richard and Jane Manoogian Mackinac Art Museum, and finally steep yourself in history at Biddle House.

To find photos, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Mackinac Island trip maker site.

Cleveland to Mackinac Island is an approximately 7.5-hour combination of flight and ferry. You can also do a combination of bus and ferry; or do a combination of bus and ferry. Plan for little chillier temperatures traveling from Cleveland in June, with highs in Mackinac Island at 67°F and lows at 51°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Mon) so you can ride a ferry to Mackinaw City.

Things to do in Mackinac Island

Outdoors · Historic Sites · Tours · Golf

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Mackinaw City

Mackinaw City is a village in Emmet and Cheboygan counties in the U.S. On the 30th (Tue), enjoy the sea views from Old Mackinac Point Lighthouse, then enjoy the sea views from McGulpin Point Lighthouse & Historic Site, and then see the interesting displays at Icebreaker Mackinaw Maritime Museum Inc.. On the 1st (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: view the masterpieces at Fort de Baude Museum, examine the collection at Museum of Ojibwa Culture, then get great views at Castle Rock, and finally walk around Bridge View Park.

To see more things to do, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Mackinaw City trip itinerary app.

You can ride a ferry from Mackinac Island to Mackinaw City in an hour. In June, plan for daily highs up to 67°F, and evening lows to 51°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Traverse City.

Things to do in Mackinaw City

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Shopping

Side Trip

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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.
Step out of the city life by going to Empire Bluff Trail and Clinch Park. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Pirate's Cove Adventure Golf and Fishing Charters & Tours. When in Traverse City, make a side trip to see Lake Michigan Beach Park in Empire, approximately Empire away. It doesn't end there: do a tasting at Left Foot Charley Winery and brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Grand Traverse Distillery.

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You can drive from Mackinaw City to Traverse City in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from Mackinaw City in July, expect nights in Traverse City to be about the same, around 59°F, while days are somewhat warmer, around 80°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Traverse City

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Wineries

Side Trips

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.