5 days in Cleveland, Upper Peninsula & Petoskey Itinerary

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— 2 nights
Fly to Pellston, Ferry to Mackinac Island
Mackinac Island
— 1 night
Ferry to Mackinaw, Bus to Petoskey
— 1 night
Taxi to Pellston, Fly to Cleveland


Cleveland — 2 nights

Forest City

Get out of town with these interesting Cleveland side-trips: Lorain Lighthouse (in Lorain) and Sandusky (Eleutheros Cooke House and Garden & Cedar Point). The adventure continues: examine the collection at Rock & Roll Hall of Fame, don't miss a visit to A Christmas Story House, hunt for treasures at West Side Market, and admire the masterpieces at The Cleveland Museum of Art.

For ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Cleveland road trip planning app.

Use the Route module to find travel options from your starting location to Cleveland. Expect a daytime high around 77°F in June, and nighttime lows around 64°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Tue) so you can travel to Mackinac Island.
Side Trips
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Mackinac Island — 1 night

Kick off your visit on the 14th (Wed): paddle through the water with Great Turtle Kayak Tours, then steep yourself in history at Fort Mackinac, then take in the dramatic natural features at Arch Rock, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Trinity Church.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Mackinac Island trip planner.

Traveling by combination of flight and ferry from Cleveland to Mackinac Island takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train, bus, and ferry; or do a combination of bus and ferry. Prepare for a bit cooler weather when traveling from Cleveland in June: high temperatures in Mackinac Island hover around 67°F and lows are around 51°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Wed) so you can travel to Petoskey.
Historic Sites · Adventure · Wildlife · Tours
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Petoskey — 1 night

Kick off your visit on the 15th (Thu): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cross In The Woods National Shrine, identify plant and animal life at The Oden State Fish Hatchery, and then stroll through Little Traverse Wheelway.

For maps, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Petoskey road trip website.

Getting from Mackinac Island to Petoskey by combination of ferry and bus takes about 3.5 hours. In June in Petoskey, expect temperatures between 71°F during the day and 51°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Thu) to allow time to travel back home.
Parks · Historic Sites · Trails · Wildlife
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Upper Peninsula travel guide

Waterfalls · State Parks · Geologic Formations
Natural attractions steal the show on an Upper Peninsula vacation. Michigan's sparsely populated northern region is famous for its extensive shoreline along the Great Lakes and thick swathes of protected forest. Many of the region's waterways feature dramatic cascades, and a history of volcanic activity has created a wealth of interesting rock formations and colorful mineral deposits. Wildlife spotting remains a top reason to take a trip to Upper Peninsula, with deer, bears, wolves, and porcupines all easily seen in the area's pristine wilderness.