19 days in Michigan Itinerary

19 days in Michigan Itinerary

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19 days in Michigan Itinerary

Bologna
Fly:  22​h 45​min
Munising
— 3 nights
Drive + bus + ferry:  4​h 45​min
Mackinac Island
— 1 night
ferry:  30​min
Mackinaw City
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
Empire
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
Ludington
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 45​min
Grand Rapids
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
Saint Joseph
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 45​min
Dearborn
— 2 nights
Fly:  14​h 45​min
Bologna

2
days
Munising

Munising
Munising is a city on the southern shore of Lake Superior on the Upper Peninsula of the U.S. On the 28th (Tue), explore the wealth of natural beauty at Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore. On the 29th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in the dramatic scenery at Alger Falls, then admire the sheer force of Munising Falls, and then take in the dramatic natural features at Miners Castle Rock.

To see maps, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Munising travel itinerary planner

Bologna, Italy to Munising is an approximately 23-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Central European Time to Eastern Standard Time is minus 6 hours. In August, Munising is little chillier than Bologna - with highs of 28°C and lows of 16°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Thu) so you can travel to Mackinac Island.

Things to do in Munising

Nature Parks Wildlife
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Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore
Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore
Miners Castle Rock ©
Miners Castle Rock
Munising Falls ©
Munising Falls

1
day
Mackinac Island

Mackinac Island
Mackinac Island is a city in Mackinac County in the U.S. On the 30th (Thu), make a trip to Liberty Lego Display, then deepen your knowledge of military history at Fort Mackinac, and then explore the striking landscape at Arch Rock.

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Traveling by combination of car, bus, and ferry from Munising to Mackinac Island takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi, bus, and ferry. In August, plan for daily highs up to 26°C, and evening lows to 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Fri) early enough to ride a ferry to Mackinaw City.

Things to do in Mackinac Island

Parks Nature Wildlife
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Arch Rock
Arch Rock
Fort Mackinac ©
Fort Mackinac
St Anne's Catholic Church ©
St Anne's Catholic Church

2
days
Mackinaw City

Mackinaw City ©
Mackinaw City is a village in Emmet and Cheboygan counties in the U.S. Start off your visit on the 1st (Sat): look for gifts at Aaron Murdick's Fudge, then take in the views from Mackinac Bridge, then steep yourself in history at Colonial Michilimackinac, and finally steep yourself in history at Historic Mill Creek Discovery Park. On the next day, immerse yourself in nature at Petoskey State Park and then stroll through Little Traverse Wheelway.

To find maps, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Mackinaw City online journey maker

Mackinaw City is very close to Mackinac Island. Expect a daytime high around 26°C in August, and nighttime lows around 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Mon) to allow time to drive to Empire.

Things to do in Mackinaw City

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trip

Petoskey
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Colonial Michilimackinac ©
Colonial Michilimackinac
Historic Mill Creek Discovery Park ©
Petoskey State Park ©
Petoskey State Park

2
days
Empire

Empire ©
Empire is a village in Leelanau County in the U.S. On the 3rd (Mon), enjoy the sea views from Point Betsie Lighthouse and then take a memorable drive along Pierce Stocking Scenic Drive. On the 4th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: get to know the fascinating history of Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore and then stroll through Empire Bluff Trail.

To see other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, use the Empire online trip itinerary planner

You can drive from Mackinaw City to Empire in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi. In September in Empire, expect temperatures between 24°C during the day and 13°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Ludington.

Things to do in Empire

Parks Outdoors Historic Sites

Side Trip

Point Betsie Lighthouse
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Pierce Stocking Scenic Drive ©
Pierce Stocking Scenic Drive
Point Betsie Lighthouse
Point Betsie Lighthouse

2
days
Ludington

Ludington ©
Ludington is a city in the state of Michigan. Start off your visit on the 5th (Wed): enjoy the sea views from Big Sable Point Lighthouse, then immerse yourself in nature at Ludington State Park, and then indulge your taste buds at The Jam Farm. Here are some ideas for day two: enjoy the sea views from Little Sable Point Lighthouse and then kick back and relax at Silver Lake State Park.

To find where to stay, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, use the Ludington trip itinerary planner

Traveling by car from Empire to Ludington takes 2.5 hours. In September in Ludington, expect temperatures between 24°C during the day and 11°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Grand Rapids.

Things to do in Ludington

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Little Sable Point Lighthouse, Silver Lake State Park
Highlights from your plan
Silver Lake State Park ©
Silver Lake State Park
Little Sable Point Lighthouse ©
Little Sable Point Lighthouse
Big Sable Point Lighthouse ©
Big Sable Point Lighthouse

3
days
Grand Rapids

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.
Kids will appreciate attractions like Holland State Park Beach and John Ball Zoo. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Grand Rapids: Oval Beach (in Saugatuck) and Michigan's Adventure (in Muskegon). There's more to do: admire the natural beauty at Frederik Meijer Gardens and examine the collection at Gerald R. Ford Museum.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, read Grand Rapids attractions planner

You can drive from Ludington to Grand Rapids in 2 hours. Another option is to do a combination of taxi and bus. September in Grand Rapids sees daily highs of 27°C and lows of 13°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Sun) so you can go by car to Saint Joseph.

Things to do in Grand Rapids

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Oval Beach, Holland State Park Beach, Michigan's Adventure
Highlights from your plan
Frederik Meijer Gardens ©
Frederik Meijer Gardens
Holland State Park Beach ©
Holland State Park Beach
Michigan's Adventure
Michigan's Adventure

2
days
Saint Joseph

Saint Joseph ©
St. Start off your visit on the 10th (Mon): tour the pleasant surroundings at Whirlpool Compass Fountain, get in on the family fun at Silver Beach Carousel, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Silver Beach County Park. Keep things going the next day: kick back and relax at Grand Mere State Park and then get your game on at Captain Mike's Fun Park.

To find photos, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Saint Joseph day trip planning app

Getting from Grand Rapids to Saint Joseph by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 26°C in September, and nighttime lows around 13°C. On the 11th (Tue), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Dearborn.

Things to do in Saint Joseph

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Grand Mere State Park, Captain Mike's Fun Park
Highlights from your plan
Silver Beach County Park ©
Silver Beach County Park
Silver Beach Carousel ©
Silver Beach Carousel
Grand Mere State Park
Grand Mere State Park

2
days
Dearborn

Dearborn ©
Dearborn sits as part of the Detroit metropolitan area and was the home of Henry Ford.
Start off your visit on the 12th (Wed): explore the world behind art at Detroit Institute of Arts, examine the collection at Greenfield Village, then examine the collection at The Henry Ford, then look for gifts at Polish Art Center, and finally steep yourself in history at Motown Museum. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 13th (Thu): stroll through Detroit Zoo, then take a leisurely stroll along Detroit Riverfront Conservancy, and then admire all the interesting features of Comerica Park.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Dearborn vacation builder app

Traveling by car from Saint Joseph to Dearborn takes 3 hours. September in Dearborn sees daily highs of 27°C and lows of 15°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Dearborn

Museums Outdoors Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trips

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

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