10 days in Michigan Itinerary

10 days in Michigan Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Michigan trip planner

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Fly to Pellston, Ferry to Mackinac Island
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Mackinac Island
— 1 night
Ferry
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Saint Ignace
— 1 night
Drive
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Munising
— 2 nights
Drive
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Empire
— 2 nights
Drive
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Mears
— 3 nights
Drive

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Mackinac Island

— 1 night
Mackinac Island is a city in Mackinac County in the U.S. state of Michigan. On the 5th (Fri), discover the deep blue sea with Great Turtle Kayak Tours, get all the equipment you need at Mackinac Cycle, and then tee off at Jewel Golf Course. On the 6th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore the striking landscape at Arch Rock, then trot along with a tour on horseback, and then pause for some serene contemplation at St Anne's Catholic Church.

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Detroit to Mackinac Island is an approximately 3.5-hour combination of flight and ferry. You can also do a combination of bus and ferry; or do a combination of bus and ferry. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from Detroit in August; daily highs in Mackinac Island reach 72°F and lows reach 59°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Sat) to allow time to ride a ferry to Saint Ignace.

Things to do in Mackinac Island

Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife · Historic Sites

Saint Ignace

— 1 night
Saint Ignace, usually written as St. Start off your visit on the 7th (Sun): take in the waterfront at Huron Boardwalk, then immerse yourself in nature at Straits State Park, and then walk around Bridge View Park.

To see photos, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Saint Ignace trip planner.

Traveling by ferry from Mackinac Island to Saint Ignace takes an hour. In August, daily temperatures in Saint Ignace can reach 72°F, while at night they dip to 59°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Sun) so you can drive to Munising.

Things to do in Saint Ignace

Parks · Nature

Munising

— 2 nights
Munising is a city on the southern shore of Lake Superior on the Upper Peninsula of the U.S. state of Michigan. On the 8th (Mon), admire the sheer force of Alger Falls, admire the sheer force of Wagner Falls, and then take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports. On the 9th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: kick back and relax at Sand Point Beach and then take in the dramatic scenery at Tannery Falls.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Munising trip planner.

Getting from Saint Ignace to Munising by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and taxi. In August, daytime highs in Munising are 74°F, while nighttime lows are 57°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Tue) so you can drive to Empire.

Things to do in Munising

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Tours

Empire

— 2 nights
Empire is a village in Leelanau County in the U.S. state of Michigan. On the 10th (Wed), kick back and relax at Lake Michigan Beach Park and then trek along Empire Bluff Trail. Here are some ideas for day two: hike along Sleeping Bear Heritage Trail, then add some adventure to your tour with a kayaking and canoeing tour, and then trek along Dunes Trail.

To find photos, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Empire itinerary planner.

Getting from Munising to Empire by car takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of taxi and bus. In August, daily temperatures in Empire can reach 75°F, while at night they dip to 58°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Thu) so you can travel to Mears.

Things to do in Empire

Outdoors · Parks · Trails · Beaches

Side Trip

Mears

— 3 nights
Golden Township is a civil township of Oceana County in the U.S. state of Michigan. Kids will enjoy Silver Lake State Park Pedestrian Dune Access and Stony Lake Stables. Visiting Silver Lake State Park and Off-Road Tours will get you outdoors. Next up on the itinerary: relax in the rural setting at Lewis Adventure Farm & Zoo and visit a coastal fixture at Little Sable Point Lighthouse.

To find maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Mears itinerary planner.

Getting from Empire to Mears by car takes about 2 hours. In August, daytime highs in Mears are 76°F, while nighttime lows are 57°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive back home.

Things to do in Mears

Outdoors · Parks · Trails · Tours

Side Trips

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.