10 days in Michigan Itinerary

10 days in Michigan Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Michigan vacation planner

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Make it your trip
Fly
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Muskegon
— 4 nights
Drive
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Standish
— 1 night
Drive
3
Traverse City
— 2 nights
Bus to Mackinaw, Ferry to Mackinac Island
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Mackinac Island
— 2 nights
Ferry to Mackinaw, Fly to Lafayette

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Muskegon

— 4 nights
Muskegon is a city in the U.S. state of Michigan, and is the largest populated city on the eastern shores of Lake Michigan. Get out of town with these interesting Muskegon side-trips: Ludington (The Jam Farm, Ludington State Park, &more), Oval Beach (in Saugatuck) and Holland State Park Beach (in Holland). Next up on the itinerary: get in on the family fun at Michigan's Adventure, immerse yourself in nature at Hoffmaster State Park, take in the waterfront at Grand Haven Lighthouse and Pier, and contemplate the long history of Hackley and Hume Historic Site.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Muskegon day trip planner.

Lafayette to Muskegon is an approximately 7-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of bus, train, and ferry. Traveling from Lafayette to Muskegon, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from Lafayette in July; daily highs in Muskegon reach 80°F and lows reach 61°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 5th (Mon) to allow time for travel to Standish.

Things to do in Muskegon

Parks · Beaches · Outdoors · Nature

Side Trips

Standish

— 1 night
Standish is a city in the U.S. state of Michigan. Start off your visit on the 5th (Mon): walk around Au Gres City Park.

To find more things to do and tourist information, use the Standish trip site.

You can drive from Muskegon to Standish in 3.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 81°F in July, and nighttime lows around 57°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Traverse City.

Things to do in Standish

Parks · Fun & Games · Shopping · Casinos

Side Trips

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.
To find reviews, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Traverse City travel site.

Traveling by car from Standish to Traverse City takes 2.5 hours. In July, plan for daily highs up to 80°F, and evening lows to 59°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Mackinac Island.

Things to do in Traverse City

Tours · Breweries & Distilleries · Outdoors

Mackinac Island

— 2 nights
Mackinac Island is a city in Mackinac County in the U.S. state of Michigan. Kick off your visit on the 8th (Thu): look for gifts at Little Luxuries of Mackinac Island, explore the galleries of Fort Mackinac, then take in the dramatic natural features at Arch Rock, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Trinity Church. On the 9th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: pause for some serene contemplation at St Anne's Catholic Church, immerse yourself in nature at Mackinac Island State Park, and then paddle through the water with Great Turtle Kayak Tours.

To see more things to do, maps, reviews, and tourist information, use the Mackinac Island trip planner.

You can do a combination of bus and ferry from Traverse City to Mackinac Island in 5 hours. Traveling from Traverse City in July, expect nights in Mackinac Island to be about the same, around 58°F, while days are little chillier, around 73°F. You'll have a few hours on the 10th (Sat) to wrap things up before traveling home.

Things to do in Mackinac Island

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites · Tours

Michigan travel guide

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Specialty Museums · Gift & Specialty Shops · State Parks
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.