8 days in Michigan Itinerary

8 days in Michigan Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Michigan tour planner
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Mackinaw City
— 1 night
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Petoskey
— 2 nights
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Traverse City
— 3 nights
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Holland
— 1 night
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Mackinaw City — 1 night

Mackinaw City is a village in Emmet and Cheboygan counties in the U.S. state of Michigan. To find other places to visit, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, read Mackinaw City travel planning site.

Chesterfield to Mackinaw City is an approximately 10.5-hour car ride. When traveling from Chesterfield in October, plan for a bit cooler days in Mackinaw City, with highs around 55°F, while nights are about the same with lows around 43°F. You'll set off for Petoskey on the 9th (Sun).
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Petoskey — 2 nights

Petoskey is a city and coastal resort community in the U.S. state of Michigan. To find reviews, photos, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Petoskey day trip planner.

You can drive from Mackinaw City to Petoskey in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In October in Petoskey, expect temperatures between 57°F during the day and 42°F at night. You will have some time to spend on the 11th (Tue) before leaving for Traverse City.
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Traverse City — 3 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.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Grand Traverse Distillery, Chateau Chantal Winery & Tasting Room and Fishtown.

Quickly create a custom-made itinerary for Traverse City using our trip planner.

Traveling by car from Petoskey to Traverse City takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In October, daily temperatures in Traverse City can reach 60°F, while at night they dip to 44°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Holland.
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Holland — 1 night

Holland is a city in the western region of the Lower Peninsula of the U.S. state of Michigan. On the 15th (Sat), find something for the whole family at Nelis' Dutch Village.

To find photos, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Holland trip planner.

You can drive from Traverse City to Holland in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. In October, daytime highs in Holland are 63°F, while nighttime lows are 45°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sat) so you can drive back home.
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Michigan travel guide

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Great Lakes State
A state inextricably tied to its waterways, Michigan does water activities better than almost any other place in the country. Things to do in the state include numerous opportunities to swim, fish, sail, motorboat, and canoe. The country's only state to stretch over two peninsulas, Michigan features a long freshwater coastline. In a land of nearly 65,000 inland lakes and ponds, you can never be too far from a natural water source. Michigan's major claim to fame is its status as the center of the U.S. automotive industry, with the Detroit metropolitan area housing the country's three major car manufacturers. The city is also a major center of culture, the birthplace of the Motown Sound, and the home of several museums and other tourist attractions. Farther from the big urban centers, Michigan offers visitors a world of apple and cherry orchards, rustic villages, and picturesque vineyards.
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