8 days in United States Itinerary

8 days in United States Itinerary

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8 days in United States Itinerary

Start: New York City
+2
Fly + taxi + bus:  7​h
1
Petoskey
— 2 nights
bus + ferry:  2​h 15​min
2
Mackinac Island
— 1 night
ferry:  30​min
3
Mackinaw City
— 2 nights
Drive:  30​min
4
Indian River
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 45​min
5
Traverse City
— 1 night
Fly + bus:  4​h 30​min
End: New York City

2
nights
Petoskey

Petoskey ©
Petoskey is a city and coastal resort community in the U.S. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: don't miss a visit to Mushroom House Tours of Charlevoix, then do a tasting at Walloon Lake Winery, then grab your bike and head to Little Traverse Wheelway, and finally wander the streets of Historic Gaslight District.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Petoskey trip itinerary app .

New York City to Petoskey is an approximately 7-hour combination of flight and bus. You can also drive; or take a bus. Traveling from New York City in August, expect Petoskey to be little chillier, temps between 75°F and 58°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Thu) so you can travel to Mackinac Island.

Things to do in Petoskey

Parks Historic Sites Outdoors

Side Trips

Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore, Fishtown, Mushroom House Tours of Charlevoix
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Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore ©
Little Traverse Wheelway ©
Little Traverse Wheelway
Walloon Lake Winery ©
Walloon Lake Winery

1
night
Mackinac Island

Mackinac Island ©
Mackinac Island is a city in Mackinac County in the U.S. On the 23rd (Fri), take in the architecture and atmosphere at St Anne's Catholic Church, then learn about all things military at Fort Mackinac, and then admire the majestic nature at Mackinac Island State Park.

For reviews, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Mackinac Island day trip website .

Do a combination of bus and ferry from Petoskey to Mackinac Island in 2.5 hours. In August in Mackinac Island, expect temperatures between 72°F during the day and 59°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Fri) so you can catch the ferry to Mackinaw City.

Things to do in Mackinac Island

Parks Nature Museums
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Fort Mackinac ©
Fort Mackinac
St Anne's Catholic Church ©
St Anne's Catholic Church
Mackinac Island State Park ©
Mackinac Island State Park

2
nights
Mackinaw City

Mackinaw City ©
Mackinaw City is a village in Emmet and Cheboygan counties in the U.S. On the 24th (Sat), examine the collection at Museum of Ojibwa Culture, snap pictures at Mackinac Bridge, take an in-depth tour of Old Mackinac Point Lighthouse, then enjoy the sea views from McGulpin Point Lighthouse & Historic Site, and finally get engrossed in the history at Heritage Village at Mackinaw. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 25th (Sun): examine the collection at Icebreaker Mackinaw Maritime Museum Inc., take an in-depth tour of Mackinaw Bridge Museum, and then steep yourself in history at Historic Mill Creek Discovery Park.

To find more things to do, photos, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Mackinaw City day trip planning tool .

Mackinaw City is just a short distance from Mackinac Island. In August, plan for daily highs up to 72°F, and evening lows to 59°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Indian River.

Things to do in Mackinaw City

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trip

Saint Ignace
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Old Mackinac Point Lighthouse ©
Old Mackinac Point Lighthouse
Historic Mill Creek Discovery Park ©

1
night
Indian River

Indian River ©
Indian River is an unincorporated community in Cheboygan County in the U.S. Start off your visit on the 26th (Mon): learn about winemaking at Crooked Vine Vineyard & Winery, get outside with Arts & Adventure at BrassWind Landing, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cross In The Woods National Shrine.

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Indian River is just a stone's throw from Mackinaw City. Traveling from Mackinaw City in August, Indian River is slightly colder at night with lows of 54°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Mon) so you can go by car to Traverse City.

Things to do in Indian River

Outdoors Historic Sites Wineries

Side Trip

Crooked Vine Vineyard & Winery
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Cross In The Woods National Shrine ©
Crooked Vine Vineyard & Winery ©
Crooked Vine Vineyard & Winery

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.
On the 27th (Tue), visit a coastal fixture at Old Mission Lighthouse, then take a stroll through Front Street, then brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Grand Traverse Distillery, and finally browse the different shops at The Village at Grand Traverse Commons.

To find maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Traverse City trip planner .

You can drive from Indian River to Traverse City in 2 hours. Traveling from Indian River in August, Traverse City is somewhat warmer at night with lows of 60°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Tue) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Traverse City

Historic Sites Shopping Neighborhoods
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Mission Point Lighthouse ©
Mission Point Lighthouse
The Village at Grand Traverse Commons ©
Grand Traverse Distillery ©
Grand Traverse Distillery

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