8 days in Northeast Michigan Itinerary

8 days in Northeast Michigan Itinerary

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Grayling
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Mackinaw City
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Alpena
— 1 night
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East Tawas
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Grayling

Grayling is a city in the U.S. On the 8th (Sat), immerse yourself in nature at Hartwick Pines State Park, then examine the collection at Grayling Fish Hatchery Museum Project, and then add some adventure to your tour with a kayaking and canoeing tour. Here are some ideas for day two: hit the slopes at Treetop Resort, examine the collection at Call of the Wild Museum, and then stroll around Gaylord's City Elk Park.

To find where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, read Grayling trip itinerary builder app.

Kalamazoo to Grayling is an approximately 3.5-hour car ride. Traveling from Kalamazoo in August, expect little chillier with lows of 52°F in Grayling. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Mackinaw City.

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Parks · Museums · Outdoors · Winter Sports

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Mackinaw City

Mackinaw City is a village in Emmet and Cheboygan counties in the U.S. Family-friendly places like Historic Mill Creek Discovery Park and McGulpin Point Lighthouse & Historic Site will thrill your kids. Get out of town with these interesting Mackinaw City side-trips: Indian River (Cross In The Woods National Shrine, Burt Lake State Park, &more). Spend the 11th (Tue) exploring nature at Headlands International Dark Sky Park. There's lots more to do: get insight into ancient worlds with Colonial Michilimackinac, take an in-depth tour of Mackinaw Bridge Museum, examine the collection at Icebreaker Mackinaw Maritime Museum Inc., and try your luck at Odawa Casino.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, read Mackinaw City online travel planner.

Traveling by car from Grayling to Mackinaw City takes 1.5 hours. Traveling from Grayling in August, expect nights in Mackinaw City to be a bit warmer, around 59°F, while days are a bit cooler, around 72°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Thu) early enough to travel to Alpena.

Things to do in Mackinaw City

Parks · Historic Sites · Nature · Museums

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Alpena

Alpena is a city in the U.S. Kick off your visit on the 14th (Fri): learn about all things military at Great Lakes Maritime Heritage Center, take a tour by water with Alpena Shipwreck Tours, then look for all kinds of wild species at Thunder Bay National Marine Sanctuary, and finally identify plant and animal life at Island Park & Wildlife Sanctuary.

To find reviews, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Alpena planning tool.

You can drive from Mackinaw City to Alpena in 2 hours. When traveling from Mackinaw City in August, plan for somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Alpena: temperatures range from 79°F by day to 55°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Fri) early enough to drive to East Tawas.

Things to do in Alpena

Wildlife · Parks · Museums · Tours
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East Tawas

East Tawas is a city in Iosco County in the U.S. Kick off your visit on the 15th (Sat): appreciate the history behind Lumberman's Monument, visit a coastal fixture at Tawas Point Lighthouse, and then immerse yourself in nature at Tawas Point State Park.

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Traveling by car from Alpena to East Tawas takes 1.5 hours. In August, daily temperatures in East Tawas can reach 77°F, while at night they dip to 56°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in East Tawas

Historic Sites · Nature · Parks

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