7 days in Traverse City & Mackinac Island Itinerary

7 days in Traverse City & Mackinac Island Itinerary

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Traverse City
— 2 nights
Bus to Mackinaw, Ferry to Mackinac Island
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Mackinac Island
— 4 nights

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Traverse City

— 2 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.
On the 5th (Thu), get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports, then take in the pleasant sights at Boardman River Boardwalk, and then sample some tasty brews at a beer tour and tasting. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: identify plant and animal life at Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Traverse City vacation app.

Use the Route module to see travel options from your home to Traverse City. In August, daytime highs in Traverse City are 79°F, while nighttime lows are 60°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Sat) so you can travel to Mackinac Island.

Things to do in Traverse City

Wildlife · Parks · Nature · Historic Sites

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Mackinac Island

— 4 nights
Mackinac Island is a city in Mackinac County in the U.S. state of Michigan. Mackinac Island is known for nature, museums, and wildlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the striking landscape at Arch Rock, see the interesting displays at The Richard and Jane Manoogian Mackinac Art Museum, admire the majestic nature at Mackinac Island State Park, and contemplate the long history of Fort Holmes.

To see ratings, maps, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Mackinac Island online day trip planner.

Do a combination of bus and ferry from Traverse City to Mackinac Island in 5 hours. When traveling from Traverse City in August, plan for a bit cooler days in Mackinac Island, with highs around 72°F, while nights are about the same with lows around 59°F.

Things to do in Mackinac Island

Parks · Historic Sites · Outdoors · Nature
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