3 days in Michigan Itinerary

3 days in Michigan Itinerary

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3 days in Michigan Itinerary

Start: Columbus
Fly:  5​h
1
Traverse City
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 30​min
2
Petoskey
— 1 night
+2
bus + taxi + Fly:  6​h 30​min
End: Columbus

1
night
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.
On the 16th (Tue), sample the fine beverages at Grand Traverse Distillery and then contemplate the long history of Fishtown. On the next day, explore and take pictures at Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore, enjoy the sea views from Point Betsie Lighthouse, and then sample the tasty concoctions at Right Brain Brewery.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Traverse City sightseeing planning tool .

Columbus to Traverse City is an approximately 5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus, taxi, and flight; or drive. Traveling from Columbus in July, plan for a bit cooler nights in Traverse City, with lows around 59°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Wed) so you can go by car to Petoskey.

Things to do in Traverse City

Historic Sites Wildlife Parks

Side Trips

Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore, Fishtown, Point Betsie Lighthouse
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Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore ©
Fishtown ©
Fishtown
Point Betsie Lighthouse ©
Point Betsie Lighthouse

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night
Petoskey

Petoskey ©
Petoskey is a city and coastal resort community in the U.S. Kick off your visit on the 18th (Thu): step into the grandiose world of Castle Farms, wander the streets of Historic Gaslight District, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cross In The Woods National Shrine.

For more things to do, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, read our Petoskey online road trip planner .

Drive from Traverse City to Petoskey in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. When traveling from Traverse City in July, plan for little chillier days and about the same nights in Petoskey: temperatures range from 75°F by day to 57°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Thu) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Petoskey

Historic Sites Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Castle Farms, Cross In The Woods National Shrine
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Cross In The Woods National Shrine ©
Castle Farms ©
Castle Farms

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