13 days in Michigan Itinerary

13 days in Michigan Itinerary

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13 days in Michigan Itinerary

Start: Newark
Fly + Drive:  8​h
1
Mackinac Island
— 2 nights
ferry + bus:  2​h 15​min
2
Petoskey
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 45​min
3
Manistique
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
4
Munising
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h 30​min
5
Mears
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h
6
Traverse City
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h 30​min
End: Newark

2
nights
Mackinac Island

Mackinac Island ©
Mackinac Island is a city in Mackinac County in the U.S. Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Sun): steep yourself in history at Biddle House and then pause for some serene contemplation at St Anne's Catholic Church. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: pause for some serene contemplation at Trinity Church, then play a few rounds at Jewel Golf Course, then steep yourself in history at Fort Holmes, and finally take a pleasant ride with a tour on horseback.

To see maps, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Mackinac Island online trip builder .

Newark to Mackinac Island is an approximately 8-hour flight. In June, Mackinac Island is a bit cooler than Newark - with highs of 67°F and lows of 51°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Tue) early enough to travel to Petoskey.

Things to do in Mackinac Island

Outdoors Golf Historic Sites
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St Anne's Catholic Church ©
St Anne's Catholic Church
Jewel Golf Course ©
Jewel Golf Course
Fort Holmes ©
Fort Holmes

1
night
Petoskey

Petoskey ©
Petoskey is a city and coastal resort community in the U.S. Start off your visit on the 26th (Wed): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cross In The Woods National Shrine, wander the streets of Historic Gaslight District, then admire the landmark architecture of Mushroom Houses of Charlevoix, then contemplate the long history of Castle Farms, and finally stroll through North Western State Trail.

To see traveler tips, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Petoskey trip planner .

Getting from Mackinac Island to Petoskey by combination of ferry and bus takes about 2.5 hours. In June, plan for daily highs up to 71°F, and evening lows to 51°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Wed) so you can travel to Manistique.

Things to do in Petoskey

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Trails

Side Trips

Charlevoix, Cross In The Woods National Shrine
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Cross In The Woods National Shrine ©
Cross In The Woods National Shrine
Castle Farms ©
Castle Farms
Mushroom House Tours of Charlevoix ©

2
nights
Manistique

Manistique ©
Manistique, formerly Monistique, is the only incorporated city in and the county seat of Schoolcraft County of the U.S. On the 27th (Thu), look for all kinds of wild species at Palms Book State Park, explore the activities along Kitch-Iti-Kipi (The Big Spring), and then do a tasting at Mackinaw Trail Winery. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 28th (Fri): stroll through The Manistique Boardwalk and River Walk, contemplate the long history of Fayette Historic State Park, and then steep yourself in history at Historical Village Fayette Park.

To find other places to visit, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Manistique trip builder site .

Drive from Petoskey to Manistique in 2.5 hours. June in Manistique sees daily highs of 67°F and lows of 47°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Munising.

Things to do in Manistique

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trip

Garden
Find places to stay Jun 26 — 28:
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Palms Book State Park ©
Palms Book State Park
Fayette Historic State Park ©
Fayette Historic State Park
Historical Village Fayette Park ©
Historical Village Fayette Park

2
nights
Munising

Munising ©
Munising is a city on the southern shore of Lake Superior on the Upper Peninsula of the U.S. On the 29th (Sat), admire the sheer force of Tannery Falls, tour the pleasant surroundings at Sand Point Beach, and then take in the dramatic scenery at Wagner Falls. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 30th (Sun): take in the dramatic natural features at Miners Castle Rock, step off the mainland to explore Grand Island, and then explore the activities along Chapel Rock and Beach.

For more things to do, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Munising trip itinerary app .

You can drive from Manistique to Munising in 1.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 68°F in June, and nighttime lows around 49°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Sun) so you can travel to Mears.

Things to do in Munising

Parks Nature Outdoors
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Tannery Falls ©
Tannery Falls
Sand Point Beach ©
Sand Point Beach
Chapel Rock and Beach ©
Chapel Rock and Beach

2
nights
Mears

Mears ©
Golden Township is a civil township of Oceana County in the U.S. Start off your visit on the 1st (Mon): enjoy the sand and surf at Silver Lake State Park, visit a coastal fixture at Little Sable Point Lighthouse, and then admire the majestic nature at Silver Lake State Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 2nd (Tue): admire the majestic nature at Charles Mears State Park, admire all the interesting features of Country Dairy, and then explore by horseback at Rainbow Ranch.

To find photos, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Mears trip tool .

Getting from Munising to Mears by car takes about 6 hours. Other options: fly. June in Mears sees daily highs of 73°F and lows of 53°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Tue) early enough to travel to Traverse City.

Things to do in Mears

Parks Outdoors Trails

Side Trips

New Era, Silver Lake State Park Pedestrian Dune Access, Charles Mears State Park
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Silver Lake State Park ©
Silver Lake State Park
Rainbow Ranch ©
Rainbow Ranch

3
nights
Traverse City

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.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Pirate's Cove Adventure Golf and Black Star Farms Winery. Get in touch with nature at Clinch Park and Haserot Beach. Step out of Traverse City with an excursion to Fishtown in Leland--about 40 minutes away. The adventure continues: do a tasting at Brys Estate Vineyard & Winery and indulge your thirst for a good beer at Right Brain Brewery.

To see traveler tips, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, read Traverse City road trip site .

Getting from Mears to Traverse City by car takes about 2.5 hours. July in Traverse City sees daily highs of 80°F and lows of 59°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Traverse City

Outdoors Wineries Parks

Side Trips

Fishtown, Black Star Farms Winery
Find places to stay Jul 2 — 5:
Highlights from your plan
Brys Estate Vineyard & Winery ©
Brys Estate Vineyard & Winery
Bowers Harbor Vineyards ©
Bowers Harbor Vineyards
Chateau Grand Traverse Winery ©
Chateau Grand Traverse Winery

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