14 days in Michigan Itinerary

14 days in Michigan Itinerary

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Fly
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Traverse City
— 3 nights
Drive
2
Charlevoix
— 1 night
Unknown
3
Mackinac Island
— 4 nights
Ferry
4
Mackinaw City
— 2 nights
Drive
5
Munising
— 3 nights
Taxi to Marquette, Fly to Charlotte

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Traverse City

— 3 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.
We've included these beaches for you: Clinch Park and Frankfort Beach. Get outdoors at Boat Tours & Water Sports and Traverse Area Recreation and Transportation Trails. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Traverse City: Empire (Lake Michigan Beach Park & Empire Bluff Trail) and Point Betsie Lighthouse (in Frankfort). Next up on the itinerary: play a few rounds at Pirate's Cove Adventure Golf, visit a coastal fixture at Mission Point Lighthouse, and look for gifts at Light of Day Organics.

To see maps, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Traverse City journey website.

Charlotte to Traverse City is an approximately 4-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Charlotte in July, things will get little chillier in Traverse City: highs are around 80°F and lows about 59°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Wed) early enough to drive to Charlevoix.

Things to do in Traverse City

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Trails

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jul 31 — Aug 3:

Charlevoix

— 1 night
Charlevoix is a city in the U.S. state of Michigan. Start off your visit on the 4th (Thu): step into the grandiose world of Castle Farms, tour the pleasant surroundings at Michigan Beach Park, and then grab your bike and head to Little Traverse Wheelway.

To see traveler tips, maps, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Charlevoix day trip tool.

You can drive from Traverse City to Charlevoix in 1.5 hours. August in Charlevoix sees daily highs of 75°F and lows of 60°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Mackinac Island.

Things to do in Charlevoix

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Trails

Side Trip

Find places to stay Aug 3 — 4:

Mackinac Island

— 4 nights
Mackinac Island is a city in Mackinac County in the U.S. state of Michigan. Visit Fort Mackinac and St Anne's Catholic Church for their historical value. Take a break from the city and head to Arch Rock and Mackinac Island State Park. And it doesn't end there: examine the collection at The Richard and Jane Manoogian Mackinac Art Museum, steep yourself in history at Biddle House, head outdoors with Mackinac Cycle, and make a trip to Fort Holmes.

To see other places to visit, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, read Mackinac Island trip itinerary maker site.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Charlevoix to Mackinac Island. Expect a daytime high around 72°F in August, and nighttime lows around 59°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Mon) early enough to catch the ferry to Mackinaw City.

Things to do in Mackinac Island

Historic Sites · Tours · Outdoors · Nature
Find places to stay Aug 4 — 8:

Mackinaw City

— 2 nights
Mackinaw City is a village in Emmet and Cheboygan counties in the U.S. state of Michigan. On the 9th (Tue), visit a coastal fixture at Shepler's Lighthouse Cruises and then examine the collection at Icebreaker Mackinaw Maritime Museum Inc.. Keep things going the next day: take an in-depth tour of Mackinaw Bridge Museum, then look for gifts at JoAnn's Fudge, and then steep yourself in history at Historic Mill Creek Discovery Park.

To see ratings, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Mackinaw City planner.

Getting from Mackinac Island to Mackinaw City by ferry takes about an hour. In August, daily temperatures in Mackinaw City can reach 72°F, while at night they dip to 59°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Munising.

Things to do in Mackinaw City

Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping
Find places to stay Aug 8 — 10:

Munising

— 3 nights
Munising is a city on the southern shore of Lake Superior on the Upper Peninsula of the U.S. state of Michigan. Step off the beaten path and head to Sand Point Beach and Tannery Falls. Visiting Boat Tours & Water Sports and Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore will get you outdoors. There's still lots to do: explore the striking landscape at Miners Castle Rock and admire the sheer force of Wagner Falls.

To find ratings, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Munising trip planner.

Traveling by car from Mackinaw City to Munising takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi. In August, daytime highs in Munising are 74°F, while nighttime lows are 57°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Munising

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Beaches
Find places to stay Aug 10 — 13:

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.