10 days in Michigan Itinerary

10 days in Michigan Itinerary

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Fly to Marquette, Taxi to Munising
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Munising
— 1 night
Drive
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Mackinaw City
— 1 night
Ferry
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Mackinac Island
— 2 nights
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Ferry to Mackinaw, Bus to Traverse City, MI, Taxi to Empire
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Empire
— 2 nights
Drive
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Ludington
— 1 night
Drive
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Muskegon
— 2 nights
Drive

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Munising

— 1 night
Munising is a city on the southern shore of Lake Superior on the Upper Peninsula of the U.S. state of Michigan. Kick off your visit on the 26th (Fri): take in the dramatic scenery at Wagner Falls.

For ratings, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Munising trip app.

Indianapolis to Munising is an approximately 6.5-hour combination of flight and taxi. You can also drive; or do a combination of bus, train, and car. Prepare for a bit cooler weather when traveling from Indianapolis in July: high temperatures in Munising hover around 74°F and lows are around 56°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Mackinaw City.

Things to do in Munising

Parks · Nature · Beaches · Outdoors

Mackinaw City

— 1 night
Mackinaw City is a village in Emmet and Cheboygan counties in the U.S. state of Michigan. On the 28th (Sun), examine the collection at Icebreaker Mackinaw Maritime Museum Inc., get engrossed in the history at Mackinaw Bridge Museum, then take an in-depth tour of Museum of Ojibwa Culture, and finally steep yourself in history at Historic Mill Creek Discovery Park.

To see reviews, photos, and other tourist information, read our Mackinaw City route site.

Traveling by car from Munising to Mackinaw City takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus. In July in Mackinaw City, expect temperatures between 73°F during the day and 58°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Sun) early enough to catch the ferry to Mackinac Island.

Things to do in Mackinaw City

Museums · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Mackinac Island

— 2 nights
Mackinac Island is a city in Mackinac County in the U.S. state of Michigan. On the 29th (Mon), see the interesting displays at The Richard and Jane Manoogian Mackinac Art Museum, take in the dramatic natural features at Arch Rock, then contemplate the long history of Fort Holmes, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at St Anne's Catholic Church, and finally take a pleasant ride with a tour on horseback. Keep things going the next day: pause for some serene contemplation at Trinity Church, make a trip to Is It You Spot From Somewhere in Time Movie!, contemplate the long history of Biddle House, then learn about all things military at Fort Mackinac, and finally admire the majestic nature at Mackinac Island State Park.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Mackinac Island trip planner.

You can ride a ferry from Mackinaw City to Mackinac Island in an hour. In July, plan for daily highs up to 73°F, and evening lows to 58°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Tue) early enough to travel to Empire.

Things to do in Mackinac Island

Nature · Parks · Historic Sites · Tours

Empire

— 2 nights
Empire is a village in Leelanau County in the U.S. state of Michigan. On the 31st (Wed), visit a coastal fixture at Point Betsie Lighthouse, then hike along Empire Bluff Trail, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Lake Michigan Beach Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 1st (Thu): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore, then trek along Pyramid Point Trail, and then have a few drinks at Lake Ann Brewing Company.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Empire trip planner.

You can do a combination of ferry, bus, and taxi from Mackinac Island to Empire in 5.5 hours. July in Empire sees daily highs of 75°F and lows of 57°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Ludington.

Things to do in Empire

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Ludington

— 1 night
Ludington is a city in the state of Michigan. Start off your visit on the 2nd (Fri): kick back and relax at Stearns Park, then visit a coastal fixture at Big Sable Point Lighthouse, then stop by The Jam Farm, and finally enjoy the sea views from Ludington North Breakwater Light.

To find where to stay, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Ludington online day trip planner.

You can drive from Empire to Ludington in 2 hours. In August, daily temperatures in Ludington can reach 76°F, while at night they dip to 57°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 2nd (Fri) early enough to go by car to Muskegon.

Things to do in Ludington

Historic Sites · Beaches · Parks · Outdoors

Muskegon

— 2 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. Start off your visit on the 3rd (Sat): see the interesting displays at USS Silversides Submarine Museum, then stroll through Pere Marquette Park, and then admire the majestic nature at Grand Haven State Park. Keep things going the next day: contemplate the long history of USS LST 393, then visit a coastal fixture at Little Sable Point Lighthouse, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Silver Lake State Park Pedestrian Dune Access.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Muskegon trip planner.

Getting from Ludington to Muskegon by car takes about an hour. In August, daytime highs in Muskegon are 79°F, while nighttime lows are 61°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Sun) so you can go by car back home.

Things to do in Muskegon

Parks · Beaches · Outdoors · Historic Sites

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.