6 days in United States Itinerary

6 days in United States Itinerary

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6 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Michigan City
Drive:  2​h
1
Saugatuck
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
2
Traverse City
— 1 night
bus + ferry:  4​h 15​min
3
Mackinac Island
— 1 night
+2
ferry + bus + Drive:  6​h 15​min
4
Munising
— 1 night
Drive:  6​h 30​min
End: Michigan City

2
nights
Saugatuck

Saugatuck ©
Saugatuck is a city in Allegan County in the U.S. Start off your visit on the 13th (Sat): look for gifts at The Pink Patio, take in the exciting artwork at Amazwi Contemporary Art, then contemplate the waterfront views at Kalamazoo River, and finally kick back and relax at Oval Beach. Keep things going the next day: walk around Kruse Park, then contemplate the long history of USS LST 393, then contemplate the long history of Hackley and Hume Historic Site, and finally stroll around Coghlin Park.

To find where to stay, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, read our Saugatuck attractions tool .

Michigan City to Saugatuck is an approximately 1.5-hour car ride. The time zone difference when traveling from Michigan City to Saugatuck is 1 hour. In July, daytime highs in Saugatuck are 81°F, while nighttime lows are 61°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Mon) so you can drive to Traverse City.

Things to do in Saugatuck

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trip

Muskegon
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Oval Beach ©
Oval Beach
USS LST 393 ©
USS LST 393
Hackley and Hume Historic Site ©
Hackley and Hume Historic Site

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 15th (Mon), take a stroll through Front Street, look for gifts at American Spoon, then learn about winemaking at Hawthorne Vineyards, then do a tasting at Mari Vineyards, and finally explore the activities along Grand Traverse Bay.

To see reviews, ratings, photos, and tourist information, go to the Traverse City day trip site .

Getting from Saugatuck to Traverse City by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of taxi and flight; or take a bus. In July, daytime highs in Traverse City are 80°F, while nighttime lows are 59°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Tue) early enough to travel to Mackinac Island.

Things to do in Traverse City

Wineries Shopping Parks
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Hawthorne Vineyards ©
Hawthorne Vineyards
Mari Vineyards ©
Mari Vineyards
Grand Traverse Bay ©
Grand Traverse Bay

1
night
Mackinac Island

Mackinac Island ©
Mackinac Island is a city in Mackinac County in the U.S. On the 16th (Tue), immerse yourself in nature at Mackinac Island State Park, contemplate the long history of Biddle House, make a trip to Fort Holmes, then pause for some serene contemplation at St Anne's Catholic Church, and finally explore the striking landscape at Arch Rock.

For other places to visit, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Mackinac Island road trip planning tool .

Traveling by combination of bus and ferry from Traverse City to Mackinac Island takes 4.5 hours. Expect little chillier weather when traveling from Traverse City in July: highs in Mackinac Island hover around 73°F, while lows dip to 58°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Munising.

Things to do in Mackinac Island

Parks Nature Historic Sites
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St Anne's Catholic Church ©
St Anne's Catholic Church
Fort Holmes ©
Fort Holmes
Mackinac Island State Park ©
Mackinac Island State Park

1
night
Munising

Munising ©
Munising is a city on the southern shore of Lake Superior on the Upper Peninsula of the U.S. On the 17th (Wed), delve into the lush surroundings at Hiawatha National Forest, then admire the sheer force of Au Train Falls, and then go for a walk through Autrain Falls.

To see maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Munising day trip site .

You can do a combination of ferry, bus, and car from Mackinac Island to Munising in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry, bus, and taxi. In July, plan for daily highs up to 74°F, and evening lows to 56°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Munising

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

Eben Ice Caves and Canyon Falls & Gorge, Autrain Falls
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Au Train Falls ©
Au Train Falls
Pictured Rocks Interpretive Center ©
Pictured Rocks Interpretive Center
Munising Falls ©
Munising Falls

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