8 days in Michigan Itinerary

8 days in Michigan Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Michigan trip planner

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Drive
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Newberry
— 1 night
Drive
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Saint Ignace
— 1 night
Ferry
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Mackinac Island
— 1 night
Ferry to Mackinaw, Bus to Petoskey
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Petoskey
— 1 night
Drive
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Traverse City
— 2 nights
Drive
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Grand Haven
— 1 night
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Newberry

— 1 night
To find reviews, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Newberry trip planning site.

Madison to Newberry is an approximately 6.5-hour car ride. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Madison to Newberry due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Madison in June, expect Newberry to be slightly colder, temps between 70°F and 49°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Tue) so you can go by car to Saint Ignace.

Things to do in Newberry

Parks · Nature · Wildlife

Side Trip

Saint Ignace

— 1 night
Saint Ignace, usually written as St. On the 3rd (Wed), get insight into ancient worlds with Colonial Michilimackinac, take in the views from Mackinac Bridge, and then wander the wide-open spaces of Deer Ranch.

Take the guesswork out of planning a Saint Ignace vacation by using our trip itinerary maker.

Getting from Newberry to Saint Ignace by car takes about 1.5 hours. June in Saint Ignace sees daily highs of 67°F and lows of 51°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Wed) so you can catch the ferry to Mackinac Island.

Things to do in Saint Ignace

Parks · Museums · Historic Sites · Tours

Side Trip

Mackinac Island

— 1 night
Mackinac Island is a city in Mackinac County in the U.S. On the 4th (Thu), don't miss a visit to Trinity Church, explore and take pictures at Fort Mackinac, then immerse yourself in nature at Mackinac Island State Park, and finally take in the dramatic natural features at Arch Rock.

To see where to stay, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Mackinac Island trip planner.

You can ride a ferry from Saint Ignace to Mackinac Island in an hour. June in Mackinac Island sees daily highs of 67°F and lows of 51°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Thu) early enough to travel to Petoskey.

Things to do in Mackinac Island

Nature · Parks · Historic Sites · Museums

Petoskey

— 1 night
Petoskey is a city and coastal resort community in the U.S. Start off your visit on the 5th (Fri): look for all kinds of wild species at The Oden State Fish Hatchery, then admire the majestic nature at Petoskey State Park, then explore the landscape on two wheels at North Western State Trail, and finally grab your bike and head to Little Traverse Wheelway.

For traveler tips and tourist information, go to the Petoskey online driving holiday planner.

Do a combination of ferry and bus from Mackinac Island to Petoskey in 3 hours. Expect a daytime high around 71°F in June, and nighttime lows around 51°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Fri) so you can drive to Traverse City.

Things to do in Petoskey

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Nature

Side Trip

Traverse City

— 2 nights

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.
Kick off your visit on the 6th (Sat): look for gifts at The Cottage Book Shop, explore the striking landscape of Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore, and then take in the waterfront at Boardman River Boardwalk. On the 7th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: hike along Empire Bluff Trail, explore and take pictures at Pierce Stocking Scenic Drive, and then stroll through Lake Michigan Beach Park.

For where to stay, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, read our Traverse City trip planner.

Traveling by car from Petoskey to Traverse City takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In June, daily temperatures in Traverse City can reach 76°F, while at night they dip to 54°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Sun) early enough to travel to Grand Haven.

Things to do in Traverse City

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Grand Haven

— 1 night
Grand Haven is a city in the U.S. On the 8th (Mon), get some thrills on the water with a speed boat tour, find something for the whole family at Michigan's Adventure, and then admire the majestic nature at Grand Haven State Park.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Grand Haven online tour itinerary planner.

You can drive from Traverse City to Grand Haven in 3 hours. In June, daytime highs in Grand Haven are 77°F, while nighttime lows are 57°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Mon) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Grand Haven

Nature · Outdoors · Parks · Tours

Side Trip

Michigan travel guide

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Specialty Museums · Gift & Specialty Shops · State Parks
Great Lakes State
A state inextricably tied to its waterways, Michigan does water activities better than almost any other place in the country. Things to do in the state include numerous opportunities to swim, fish, sail, motorboat, and canoe. The country's only state to stretch over two peninsulas, Michigan features a long freshwater coastline. In a land of nearly 65,000 inland lakes and ponds, you can never be too far from a natural water source. Michigan's major claim to fame is its status as the center of the U.S. automotive industry, with the Detroit metropolitan area housing the country's three major car manufacturers. The city is also a major center of culture, the birthplace of the Motown Sound, and the home of several museums and other tourist attractions. Farther from the big urban centers, Michigan offers visitors a world of apple and cherry orchards, rustic villages, and picturesque vineyards.