12 days in Traverse City, Mackinac Island & Montreal Itinerary

12 days in Traverse City, Mackinac Island & Montreal Itinerary

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12 days in Traverse City, Mackinac Island & Montreal Itinerary

Orlando, United States
Fly:  6​h 45​min
Traverse City, United States
— 5 nights
bus + ferry:  4​h 30​min
Mackinac Island, United States
— 2 nights
+4
ferry + foot + bus + Drive + bus:  19​h 30​min
Montreal, Canada
— 4 nights
Fly:  6​h 30​min
Orlando, United States

4
days
Traverse City, United States

Traverse City
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.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore and Front Street. Visiting Stearns Park and Ludington State Park will get you outdoors. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Traverse City: Point Betsie Lighthouse (in Frankfort), Pierce Stocking Scenic Drive (in Empire) and Arcadia Bluffs Golf Club (in Arcadia). There's still lots to do: grab your bike and head to Little Traverse Wheelway, look for all kinds of wild species at Grass River Natural Area, enjoy the sea views from Manistee North Pierhead Lighthouse, and sample the tasty concoctions at Brewery Ferment.

To find ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Traverse City online travel route planner .

Orlando to Traverse City is an approximately 7-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from Orlando in June: high temperatures in Traverse City hover around 76°F and lows are around 54°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Mackinac Island.

Things to do in Traverse City

Parks Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trips

Empire, Ludington, Little Traverse Wheelway, Arcadia Bluffs Golf Club, Grass River Natural Area
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Stearns Park
Stearns Park
Pierce Stocking Scenic Drive ©
Pierce Stocking Scenic Drive
Grass River Natural Area
Grass River Natural Area

2
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Mackinac Island, United States

Mackinac Island
Mackinac Island is a city in Mackinac County in the U.S. On the 4th (Wed), immerse yourself in nature at Mackinac Island State Park and then take in the dramatic natural features at Arch Rock. Here are some ideas for day two: take a pleasant ride with a tour on horseback, pause for some serene contemplation at St Anne's Catholic Church, identify plant and animal life at The Original Mackinac Island Butterfly House & Insect World, then look for all kinds of wild species at Mackinac Revealed, and finally brush up on your military savvy at Fort Mackinac.

To find traveler tips, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Mackinac Island holiday planner .

You can do a combination of bus and ferry from Traverse City to Mackinac Island in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and ferry. Expect little chillier weather when traveling from Traverse City in July: highs in Mackinac Island hover around 74°F, while lows dip to 59°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Fri) so you can travel to Montreal.

Things to do in Mackinac Island

Parks Nature Outdoors
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Arch Rock
Arch Rock
Fort Mackinac ©
Fort Mackinac
Mackinac Revealed
Mackinac Revealed

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Montreal, Canada

Montreal ©
Quebec's economic and cultural capital, Montreal serves as the province's major point of entry, known for its rich history and high standard of living.
Step out of the city life by going to Mont Royal - Mount Royal and Old Port of Montreal. Visit Notre Dame Basilica and Notre-Dame-de-Bon-Secours Chapel for their historical value. There's much more to do: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Saint Joseph's Oratory of Mount Royal, examine the collection at Pointe-a-Calliere Museum, take in the architecture and atmosphere at St Mark's Church, and learn more about the world around you at Biodome de Montreal.

For traveler tips and tourist information, go to the Montreal vacation planning app .

Do a combination of ferry, bus, and car from Mackinac Island to Montreal in 19.5 hours. July in Montreal sees daily highs of 79°F and lows of 64°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Montreal

Parks Museums Historic Sites

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St Mark's Church
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Mont Royal - Mount Royal ©
Mont Royal - Mount Royal
Notre Dame Basilica ©
Notre Dame Basilica

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