19 days in Michigan Itinerary

19 days in Michigan Itinerary

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19 days in Michigan Itinerary

London
Fly:  19​h
Munising
— 3 nights
Drive + bus + ferry:  4​h 45​min
Mackinac Island
— 2 nights
ferry:  30​min
Mackinaw City
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
Empire
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
Ludington
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 45​min
Grand Rapids
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
Dearborn
— 3 nights
Fly:  12​h
London

2
days
Munising

Munising is a city on the southern shore of Lake Superior on the Upper Peninsula of the U.S. On the 14th (Mon), identify plant and animal life at Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore. Keep things going the next day: take in the dramatic scenery at Alger Falls, take in the dramatic scenery at Munising Falls, and then explore the striking landscape at Miners Castle Rock.

To find photos, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Munising tour planner.

London, UK to Munising is an approximately 19-hour flight. You'll gain 5 hours traveling from London to Munising due to the time zone difference. In August, daytime highs in Munising are 28°C, while nighttime lows are 16°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Wed) early enough to travel to Mackinac Island.

Things to do in Munising

Nature Parks Wildlife
Highlights from your plan
Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore
Miners Castle Rock
Munising Falls

2
days
Mackinac Island

Mackinac Island is a city in Mackinac County in the U.S. On the 16th (Wed), pause for some serene contemplation at St Anne's Catholic Church and then take in the dramatic natural features at Arch Rock. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: surround yourself with nature on Mackinac Revealed, then look for all kinds of wild species at The Original Mackinac Island Butterfly House & Insect World, then steep yourself in history at Fort Mackinac, and finally immerse yourself in nature at Mackinac Island State Park.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Mackinac Island travel itinerary creator.

Traveling by combination of car, bus, and ferry from Munising to Mackinac Island takes 5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 26°C in August, and nighttime lows around 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Fri) early enough to ride a ferry to Mackinaw City.

Things to do in Mackinac Island

Parks Nature Wildlife
Highlights from your plan
Arch Rock
Fort Mackinac
St Anne's Catholic Church

3
days
Mackinaw City

Mackinaw City is a village in Emmet and Cheboygan counties in the U.S. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Mackinaw City: Petoskey (Petoskey State Park & Little Traverse Wheelway), Soo Locks (in Sault Ste. Marie) and Tahquamenon Falls State Park (in Paradise). There's much more to do: take in the views from Mackinac Bridge, contemplate the long history of Colonial Michilimackinac, and get engrossed in the history at Old Mackinac Point Lighthouse.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Mackinaw City vacation planner.

Mackinaw City is just a short distance from Mackinac Island. August in Mackinaw City sees daily highs of 26°C and lows of 17°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Mon) so you can travel to Empire.

Things to do in Mackinaw City

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Petoskey, Tahquamenon Falls State Park, Soo Locks
Highlights from your plan
Tahquamenon Falls State Park
Soo Locks
Colonial Michilimackinac

2
days
Empire

Empire is a village in Leelanau County in the U.S. Kick off your visit on the 21st (Mon): admire all the interesting features of Pierce Stocking Scenic Drive and then stroll through Sleeping Bear Heritage Trail. On the 22nd (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: trek along Empire Bluff Trail and then explore the striking landscape of Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore.

For more things to do, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Empire trip generator.

You can drive from Mackinaw City to Empire in 3 hours. August in Empire sees daily highs of 28°C and lows of 17°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Wed) early enough to go by car to Ludington.

Things to do in Empire

Parks Outdoors Trails

Side Trip

Sleeping Bear Heritage Trail
Highlights from your plan
Sleeping Bear Heritage Trail
Pierce Stocking Scenic Drive

2
days
Ludington

Ludington is a city in the state of Michigan. Start off your visit on the 23rd (Wed): enjoy the sea views from Big Sable Point Lighthouse and then admire the majestic nature at Ludington State Park. Keep things going the next day: enjoy the sea views from Little Sable Point Lighthouse and then enjoy the sand and surf at Stearns Park.

For where to stay, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, read our Ludington itinerary builder.

Drive from Empire to Ludington in 2.5 hours. In August in Ludington, expect temperatures between 28°C during the day and 16°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Thu) early enough to drive to Grand Rapids.

Things to do in Ludington

Parks Nature Beaches

Side Trip

Little Sable Point Lighthouse
Highlights from your plan
Stearns Park
Little Sable Point Lighthouse
Big Sable Point Lighthouse

3
days
Grand Rapids

The second largest city in Michigan and a hub of furniture manufacturing, Grand Rapids bears the nickname "Furniture City." However, the destination's original name came from the rapids of the Grand River that once ran through the downtown area.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Grand Rapids: Gilmore Car Museum (in Hickory Corners), Holland State Park Beach (in Holland) and Oval Beach (in Saugatuck). There's lots more to do: admire the natural beauty at Frederik Meijer Gardens, see the interesting displays at Gerald R. Ford Museum, contemplate the long history of Meyer May House, and tour the pleasant surroundings at John Ball Zoo.

For where to stay, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Grand Rapids vacation planner.

You can drive from Ludington to Grand Rapids in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus. In August, plan for daily highs up to 32°C, and evening lows to 18°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Sun) early enough to drive to Dearborn.

Things to do in Grand Rapids

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Gilmore Car Museum, Holland State Park Beach, Oval Beach
Highlights from your plan
Frederik Meijer Gardens
Holland State Park Beach
Oval Beach

3
days
Dearborn

Dearborn sits as part of the Detroit metropolitan area and was the home of Henry Ford.
Dearborn is known for museums, nightlife, and classes. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: examine the collection at The Henry Ford, head off the coast to Belle Isle Park, explore and take pictures at Comerica Park, and browse the exhibits of Motown Museum.

To see reviews, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Dearborn travel planner.

Drive from Grand Rapids to Dearborn in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of flight and bus. Expect a daytime high around 32°C in August, and nighttime lows around 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Dearborn

Parks Museums Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trips

Detroit, Detroit Zoo, Polish Art Center
Highlights from your plan
Detroit Zoo
The Henry Ford
Comerica Park

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