8 days in Traverse City, Munising & Mackinaw Itinerary

8 days in Traverse City, Munising & Mackinaw Itinerary

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Traverse City
— 4 nights
Drive
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Munising
— 2 nights
Drive
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Mackinaw
— 1 night
Drive to General Wayne A. Downing Peoria International Airport, Fly to La Guardia Airport

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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.
Family-friendly places like Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore and Off-Road Tours will thrill your kids. Get out of town with these interesting Traverse City side-trips: Kayaking & Canoeing (in Grayling), Mears (Silver Lake State Park & Little Sable Point Lighthouse) and Silver Lake State Park Pedestrian Dune Access (in Hart). And it doesn't end there: enjoy the sea views from Mission Point Lighthouse, see what you can catch with a fishing tour, play a few rounds at Pirate's Cove Adventure Golf, and go for a walk through Walk of Art.

To see traveler tips, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Traverse City tour itinerary planner.

New York City to Traverse City is an approximately 5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. Plan for a bit cooler temperatures traveling from New York City in July, with highs in Traverse City at 80°F and lows at 59°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Munising.

Things to do in Traverse City

Outdoors · Parks · Historic Sites · Nature

Side Trips

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Munising

Munising is a city on the southern shore of Lake Superior on the Upper Peninsula of the U.S. On the 1st (Sat), explore the wealth of natural beauty at Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore and then admire the sheer force of Munising Falls. On the 2nd (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in the dramatic scenery at Miners Falls, then explore the striking landscape at Miners Castle Rock, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Sand Point Beach.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, read Munising travel route builder website.

Getting from Traverse City to Munising by car takes about 5 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and taxi. Expect slightly colder weather when traveling from Traverse City in July: highs in Munising hover around 74°F, while lows dip to 56°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Sun) so you can travel to Mackinaw.

Things to do in Munising

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Outdoors

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Mackinaw

Mackinaw is a village in Tazewell County, Illinois, United States, and is part of the Peoria, Illinois Metropolitan Statistical Area. Start off your visit on the 3rd (Mon): examine the collection at Ronald Reagan Museum & Peace Garden and then learn about winemaking at Mackinaw Valley Vineyard.

To see photos, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Mackinaw route maker tool.

You can drive from Munising to Mackinaw in 8.5 hours. Another option is to do a combination of car and flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Munising to Mackinaw is minus 1 hour. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Munising in August, with highs in Mackinaw at 84°F and lows at 65°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Mon) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Mackinaw

Museums · Wineries

Side Trip

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