8 days in Michigan Itinerary

8 days in Michigan Itinerary

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Traverse City
— 2 nights
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Petoskey
— 1 night
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Munising
— 3 nights
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Marquette
— 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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Brys Estate Vineyard & Winery and Dunes Trail. Take a break from the city and head to Clinch Park and Sleeping Bear Heritage Trail. Step out of Traverse City to go to Empire and see Lake Michigan Beach Park, which is approximately 38 minutes away. There's lots more to do: get interesting insight from Tours, learn about winemaking at Bowers Harbor Vineyards, look for gifts at Cherry Republic of Traverse City, and play a few rounds at Pirate's Cove Adventure Golf.

To see maps and tourist information, go to the Traverse City trip planning tool.

Detroit to Traverse City is an approximately 3.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Detroit in July, plan for little chillier nights in Traverse City, with lows around 59°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Mon) so you can drive to Petoskey.

Things to do in Traverse City

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Trails

Side Trips

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Fishing Charters & Tours
Bowers Harbor Vineyards ©
Bowers Harbor Vineyards
Brys Estate Vineyard & Winery ©
Brys Estate Vineyard & Winery

1
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Petoskey

Petoskey ©
Petoskey is a city and coastal resort community in the U.S. Start off your visit on the 28th (Tue): grab your bike and head to Little Traverse Wheelway, admire the striking features of Mushroom House Tours of Charlevoix, then take a stroll through Historic Gaslight District, and finally admire the majestic nature at Petoskey State Park.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Petoskey day trip app.

Traveling by car from Traverse City to Petoskey takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from Traverse City in July, expect nights in Petoskey to be about the same, around 57°F, while days are a bit cooler, around 75°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Tue) so you can drive to Munising.

Things to do in Petoskey

Parks · Neighborhoods · Nature · Outdoors

Side Trip

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Little Traverse Wheelway ©
Little Traverse Wheelway
Historic Gaslight District ©
Historic Gaslight District
Petoskey State Park ©
Petoskey State Park

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Munising

Munising ©
Munising is a city on the southern shore of Lake Superior on the Upper Peninsula of the U.S. Step off the beaten path and head to Palms Book State Park and Tannery Falls. Visiting Boat Tours & Water Sports and Sand Point Beach will get you outdoors. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Munising: Sable Falls (in Grand Marais) and Kitch-Iti-Kipi (The Big Spring) (in Manistique). There's still lots to do: look for all kinds of wild species at Chapel Rock and Beach and take in the dramatic scenery at Wagner Falls.

For reviews, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Munising travel website.

You can drive from Petoskey to Munising in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi. In July, daily temperatures in Munising can reach 74°F, while at night they dip to 56°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 31st (Fri) so you can go by car to Marquette.

Things to do in Munising

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Wildlife

Side Trips

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Tannery Falls ©
Tannery Falls
Palms Book State Park
Palms Book State Park
Sand Point Beach ©
Sand Point Beach

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Marquette

Marquette ©
Marquette is a city in the U.S. Start off your visit on the 1st (Sat): take in the exciting artwork at Lakenenland Sculpture Park, relax in the rural setting at Jilbert Dairy, then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Sugarloaf Mountain, and finally wander the streets of Downtown Marquette.

To find more things to do, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Marquette road trip planning tool.

You can drive from Munising to Marquette in an hour. In July, daily temperatures in Marquette can reach 75°F, while at night they dip to 53°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Marquette

Parks · Neighborhoods · Nature · Museums
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Downtown Marquette ©
Downtown Marquette
Sugarloaf Mountain ©
Sugarloaf Mountain
Lakenenland Sculpture Park ©
Lakenenland Sculpture Park

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