8 days in United States Itinerary

8 days in United States Itinerary

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Fly
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Traverse City
— 2 nights
Drive
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Indian River
— 1 night
Drive
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Mackinaw City
— 2 nights
Ferry
4
Mackinac Island
— 1 night
Ferry to Mackinaw, Bus to Petoskey
5
Petoskey
— 1 night
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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.
Get some historical perspective at Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore and Grand Traverse Lighthouse Museum. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at The Village at Grand Traverse Commons and Mission Point Lighthouse. And it doesn't end there: learn the secrets of beer at a beer tour and tasting, wander the streets of Front Street, sample the fine beverages at Grand Traverse Distillery, and learn about winemaking at Brys Estate Vineyard & Winery.

For where to stay, photos, maps, and more tourist information, read our Traverse City driving holiday planning site.

New York City to Traverse City is an approximately 5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from New York City in August, with highs in Traverse City at 79°F and lows at 60°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Thu) so you can drive to Indian River.

Things to do in Traverse City

Historic Sites · Breweries & Distilleries · Tours · Shopping

Side Trips

1
night
Indian River

Indian River is an unincorporated community in Cheboygan County in the U.S. Start off your visit on the 23rd (Fri): get outside with Arts & Adventure at BrassWind Landing, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Cross In The Woods National Shrine, then stop by Chillermania!, and finally learn about winemaking at Crooked Vine Vineyard & Winery.

To see where to stay, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Indian River driving holiday planning website.

Drive from Traverse City to Indian River in 2 hours. Plan for little chillier nights when traveling from Traverse City in August since evenings lows in Indian River dip to 54°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Fri) early enough to go by car to Mackinaw City.

Things to do in Indian River

Outdoors · Historic Sites · Shopping · Wineries

Side Trip

2
nights
Mackinaw City

Mackinaw City is a village in Emmet and Cheboygan counties in the U.S. On the 24th (Sat), get engrossed in the history at Museum of Ojibwa Culture, take in the views from Mackinac Bridge, take an in-depth tour of Old Mackinac Point Lighthouse, then visit a coastal fixture at McGulpin Point Lighthouse & Historic Site, and finally examine the collection at Icebreaker Mackinaw Maritime Museum Inc.. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take an in-depth tour of Colonial Michilimackinac, then look for gifts at JoAnn's Fudge, then take an in-depth tour of Mackinaw Bridge Museum, and finally contemplate the long history of Historic Mill Creek Discovery Park.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Mackinaw City road trip site.

Mackinaw City is just a stone's throw from Indian River. When traveling from Indian River in August, plan for little chillier days in Mackinaw City, with highs around 72°F, while nights are about the same with lows around 59°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Sun) so you can ride a ferry to Mackinac Island.

Things to do in Mackinaw City

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Tours

Side Trip

1
night
Mackinac Island

Mackinac Island is a city in Mackinac County in the U.S. Kick off your visit on the 26th (Mon): contemplate the long history of Biddle House, then explore the striking landscape at Arch Rock, then brush up on your military savvy at Fort Mackinac, and finally admire the majestic nature at Mackinac Island State Park.

To find where to stay, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Mackinac Island holiday website.

Getting from Mackinaw City to Mackinac Island by ferry takes about an hour. In August, daytime highs in Mackinac Island are 72°F, while nighttime lows are 59°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Petoskey.

Things to do in Mackinac Island

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites · Tours

1
night
Petoskey

Petoskey is a city and coastal resort community in the U.S. On the 27th (Tue), take a stroll through Historic Gaslight District, then grab your bike and head to Little Traverse Wheelway, and then admire the striking features of Mushroom House Tours of Charlevoix.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Petoskey vacation planner.

You can do a combination of ferry and bus from Mackinac Island to Petoskey in 3 hours. In August in Petoskey, expect temperatures between 75°F during the day and 58°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Petoskey

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Neighborhoods

Side Trip

United States travel guide

4.5
Specialty Museums · Beaches · Historic Sites
More than the country of car-packed streets seen in TV shows and movies, the United States of America is a complex and diverse home to over 300 million people living in a wide range of landscapes and climates. From its big-city skyscrapers to its sprawling natural parks, the country's ''melting pot'' combines many ethnic groups that share a strong sense of national identity despite their cultural differences. A country of road trips and big blue skies, the United States harbors orderly cities filled with restaurants, parks, museums, and innumerable sightseeing opportunities, as well as pristine natural areas perfect for a holiday in the great outdoors. To see as much as you can of this diverse land quickly, drive over some of the more than 6 million km (4 million mi) of highways leading through deserts, mountain peaks, fertile fields, and giant urban centers.