9 days in Michigan Itinerary

9 days in Michigan Itinerary

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9 days in Michigan Itinerary

Start: Detroit
Drive:  4​h
1
East Tawas
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 15​min
2
Alpena
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 45​min
3
Bellaire
— 6 nights
Drive:  5​h 45​min
End: Detroit

1
night
East Tawas

East Tawas ©
East Tawas is a city in Iosco County in the U.S. On the 26th (Fri), visit a coastal fixture at Tawas Point Lighthouse.

For where to stay, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, go to the East Tawas vacation builder site .

Detroit to East Tawas is an approximately 3-hour car ride. Traveling from Detroit in July, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit cooler in East Tawas, with lows of 57°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Alpena.

Things to do in East Tawas

Historic Sites
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Tawas Point Lighthouse ©
Tawas Point Lighthouse

1
night
Alpena

Alpena ©
Alpena is a city in the U.S. On the 27th (Sat), tour the pleasant surroundings at Starlite Beach, identify plant and animal life at Island Park & Wildlife Sanctuary, and then enjoy the sea views from Old Presque Isle Lighthouse.

Find out how to plan Alpena trip without stress by asking Inspirock to help create an itinerary.

You can drive from East Tawas to Alpena in 1.5 hours. In July, daytime highs in Alpena are 80°F, while nighttime lows are 55°F. You will leave for Bellaire on the 28th (Sun).

Things to do in Alpena

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trip

Old Presque Isle Lighthouse
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Starlite Beach ©
Starlite Beach
Old Presque Isle Lighthouse ©
Old Presque Isle Lighthouse

6
nights
Bellaire

Bellaire ©
Bellaire is a village in the U.S. Take a break from the city and head to Grass River Natural Area and Glacial Hills Pathway and Natural Area. Discover out-of-the-way places like Grand Traverse Lighthouse Museum and Cherry Street Market. Change things up with these side-trips from Bellaire: Sledheads of Frederic (in Frederic), Otsego Lake County Park (in Gaylord) and Twisted Fish Gallery (in Elk Rapids). The adventure continues: hike along Mason Tract Pathway, see the interesting displays at Grayling Fish Hatchery Museum Project, and learn about winemaking at Torch Lake Cellars.

To see maps, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Bellaire trip planner .

You can drive from Alpena to Bellaire in 2 hours. In July, daytime highs in Bellaire are 78°F, while nighttime lows are 54°F. On the 3rd (Sat), you'll travel back home.

Things to do in Bellaire

Parks Outdoors Trails

Side Trips

Grayling, Grand Traverse Lighthouse Museum, Sledheads of Frederic, Cherry Street Market, Otsego Lake County Park
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Cherry Street Market ©
Cherry Street Market
Grand Traverse Lighthouse Museum ©
Grass River Natural Area ©
Grass River Natural Area

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