8 days in Northwest Michigan Itinerary

8 days in Northwest Michigan Itinerary

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Traverse City
— 4 nights
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Ludington
— 3 nights

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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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Traverse City: Tubing Platte River (in Honor) and Empire (Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore, Empire Bluff Trail, &more). There's still lots to do: get interesting insight from Tours, learn about winemaking at Left Foot Charley Winery, wander the streets of Front Street, and explore the landscape on two wheels at Traverse Area Recreation and Transportation Trails.

To see where to stay, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Traverse City trip planning site.

New York City to Traverse City is an approximately 5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. In August, Traverse City is little chillier than New York City - with highs of 79°F and lows of 60°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Wed) so you can drive to Ludington.

Things to do in Traverse City

Parks · Outdoors · Historic Sites · Wildlife

Side Trips

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Boat Tours & Water Sports
Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore ©
Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore
Beer Tastings & Tours

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Ludington

Ludington ©
Ludington is a city in the state of Michigan. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Ludington: Manistee (Fifth Avenue Beach & S.S. City of Milwaukee/ USCGC Acacia). There's much more to do: walk around Ludington State Park, take in the spiritual surroundings of Father Jacques Marquette Shrine, enjoy the sea views from Big Sable Point Lighthouse, and contemplate the long history of Historic White Pine Village.

To find photos, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Ludington travel planner.

You can drive from Traverse City to Ludington in 2.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus and car; or do a combination of bus and taxi. In August in Ludington, expect temperatures between 76°F during the day and 57°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Ludington

Parks · Historic Sites · Outdoors · Beaches

Side Trip

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Ludington State Park ©
Ludington State Park
Big Sable Point Lighthouse ©
Big Sable Point Lighthouse
Ludington Waterfront Park ©
Ludington Waterfront Park

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