8 days in United States Itinerary

8 days in United States Itinerary

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8 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Indianapolis
+3
Fly + taxi + bus + ferry:  7​h 30​min
1
Mackinac Island
— 1 night
ferry + bus:  2​h 15​min
2
Petoskey
— 1 night
Drive:  30​min
3
Harbor Springs
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 45​min
4
Traverse City
— 1 night
Drive:  45​min
5
Glen Arbor
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 45​min
6
Muskegon
— 2 nights
Drive:  5​h 15​min
End: Indianapolis

1
night
Mackinac Island

Mackinac Island ©
Mackinac Island is a city in Mackinac County in the U.S. Kick off your visit on the 10th (Mon): contemplate the long history of Biddle House and then stop by Island House Bike Shop.

To find other places to visit, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Mackinac Island trip itinerary builder .

Indianapolis to Mackinac Island is an approximately 7.5-hour combination of flight, bus, and ferry. You can also do a combination of flight and ferry; or do a combination of bus and ferry. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from Indianapolis in June; daily highs in Mackinac Island reach 67°F and lows reach 51°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Petoskey.

Things to do in Mackinac Island

Nature Parks Museums
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Mackinac Island State Park ©
Mackinac Island State Park
Arch Rock ©
Arch Rock
Fort Mackinac ©
Fort Mackinac

1
night
Petoskey

Petoskey ©
Petoskey is a city and coastal resort community in the U.S. Kick off your visit on the 12th (Wed): savor the flavors at Boyne City Farmer's Market, look for gifts at Kilwins Chocolate Kitchen, then wander the streets of Historic Gaslight District, and finally tour the pleasant surroundings at Little Traverse Wheelway.

For photos, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Petoskey trip itinerary planning website .

You can do a combination of ferry and bus from Mackinac Island to Petoskey in 2.5 hours. In June in Petoskey, expect temperatures between 71°F during the day and 51°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Wed) so you can drive to Harbor Springs.

Things to do in Petoskey

Outdoors Parks Trails

Side Trip

Boyne City Farmer's Market
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Little Traverse Wheelway ©
Little Traverse Wheelway
Kilwins Chocolate Kitchen ©
Kilwins Chocolate Kitchen
Boyne City Farmer's Market ©
Boyne City Farmer's Market

1
night
Harbor Springs

Harbor Springs ©
Harbor Springs is a city and resort community in Emmet County in the U.S. Kick off your visit on the 13th (Thu): look for all kinds of wild species at The Oden State Fish Hatchery, then explore and take pictures at Tunnel of Trees - M119, then look for gifts at Good Hart General Store, and finally look for all kinds of wild species at Thorne Swift Nature Preserve.

For ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Harbor Springs road trip app .

Harbor Springs is very close to Petoskey. In June in Harbor Springs, expect temperatures between 71°F during the day and 51°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Traverse City.

Things to do in Harbor Springs

Wildlife Parks Scenic Drive

Side Trips

Good Hart General Store, The Oden State Fish Hatchery
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Thorne Swift Nature Preserve ©
Thorne Swift Nature Preserve
Good Hart General Store ©
Good Hart General Store

1
night
Traverse City

Traverse City ©
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.
Start off your visit on the 14th (Fri): indulge your taste buds at Food & Drink, get a taste of the local shopping with The Village at Grand Traverse Commons, then stop by American Spoon, and finally wander the streets of Front Street.

To see other places to visit, maps, photos, and other tourist information, read our Traverse City online attractions planner .

Traveling by car from Harbor Springs to Traverse City takes 2 hours. June in Traverse City sees daily highs of 76°F and lows of 54°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Glen Arbor.

Things to do in Traverse City

Shopping Tours Historic Sites
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The Village at Grand Traverse Commons ©
Beer Tastings & Tours

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night
Glen Arbor

Glen Arbor ©
Glen Arbor Township is a civil township of Leelanau County in the U.S. Kick off your visit on the 15th (Sat): take a memorable drive along Pierce Stocking Scenic Drive, then look for gifts at Cherry Republic of Glen Arbor, and then explore and take pictures at Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore.

To see reviews, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, read Glen Arbor online trip planner .

Traveling by car from Traverse City to Glen Arbor takes an hour. June in Glen Arbor sees daily highs of 72°F and lows of 52°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sat) so you can travel to Muskegon.

Things to do in Glen Arbor

Wildlife Scenic Drive Outdoors

Side Trip

Empire
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Cherry Republic of Glen Arbor
Cherry Republic of Glen Arbor

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nights
Muskegon

Muskegon ©
Muskegon is a city in the U.S. Start off your visit on the 16th (Sun): browse the fresh offerings at Bowerman Blueberries Farm Market, stroll through Holland State Park Beach, and then stroll through Oval Beach. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 17th (Mon): examine the collection at Fire Barn Museum, kick back and relax at Silver Lake State Park Pedestrian Dune Access, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Pere Marquette Park.

To see ratings, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Muskegon journey planning site .

Drive from Glen Arbor to Muskegon in 3 hours. Expect a daytime high around 77°F in June, and nighttime lows around 57°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Mon) early enough to go by car back home.

Things to do in Muskegon

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Holland, Silver Lake State Park Pedestrian Dune Access, Oval Beach
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Holland State Park Beach ©
Holland State Park Beach
Oval Beach ©
Oval Beach

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