6 days in Traverse City & Mackinac Island Itinerary

6 days in Traverse City & Mackinac Island Itinerary

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Traverse City
— 4 nights
Bus to Mackinaw, Ferry to Mackinac Island
Mackinac Island
— 1 night
Fly to Cleveland Hopkins International Airport, Drive to Uniontown


Traverse City

— 4 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.
Bring the kids along to Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore and Boat Tours & Water Sports. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Traverse City: Pierce Stocking Scenic Drive (in Empire) and Sleeping Bear Heritage Trail (in Glen Arbor). There's lots more to do: visit a coastal fixture at Mission Point Lighthouse, shop like a local with Front Street, buy something for everyone on your list at The Village at Grand Traverse Commons, and make a trip to Benjamin Twiggs, legendary cherry products.

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Uniontown to Traverse City is an approximately 7-hour car ride. You can also do a combination of car and flight. Traveling from Uniontown in June, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit cooler in Traverse City, with lows of 54°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Fri) early enough to travel to Mackinac Island.

Things to do in Traverse City

Parks · Historic Sites · Outdoors · Wildlife

Side Trips

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Mackinac Island

— 1 night
Mackinac Island is a city in Mackinac County in the U.S. state of Michigan. On the 18th (Fri), take in the architecture and atmosphere at Mission Church, then take in the local highlights with Fort Mackinac, then explore the striking landscape at Arch Rock, and finally look for gifts at Little Luxuries of Mackinac Island.

For traveler tips, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Mackinac Island trip planner.

Traveling by combination of bus and ferry from Traverse City to Mackinac Island takes 5 hours. Traveling from Traverse City in June, you will find days in Mackinac Island are little chillier (67°F), and nights are about the same (51°F). On the 19th (Sat), you'll have the morning to explore before heading back home.

Things to do in Mackinac Island

Historic Sites · Museums · Tours · Parks
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