10 days in Michigan Itinerary

10 days in Michigan Itinerary

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10 days in Michigan Itinerary

Start: Detroit
+3
Fly + taxi + bus + ferry:  5​h 30​min
1
Mackinac Island
— 1 night
+2
ferry + bus + Drive:  6​h 15​min
2
Munising
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 15​min
3
Ontonagon
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h 45​min
4
Empire
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 45​min
5
Ludington
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
6
Holland
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 15​min
End: Detroit

1
night
Mackinac Island

Mackinac Island ©
Mackinac Island is a city in Mackinac County in the U.S. On the 15th (Mon), take in the architecture and atmosphere at Trinity Church, then steep yourself in history at Biddle House, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at St Anne's Catholic Church, and finally explore the striking landscape at Arch Rock.

For photos, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Mackinac Island vacation planner.

Detroit to Mackinac Island is an approximately 5.5-hour combination of flight, bus, and ferry. You can also do a combination of flight and ferry; or do a combination of bus and ferry. In July, Mackinac Island is slightly colder than Detroit - with highs of 73°F and lows of 58°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Munising.

Things to do in Mackinac Island

Parks Nature Wildlife
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Arch Rock ©
Arch Rock
Mackinac Island State Park ©
Mackinac Island State Park

1
night
Munising

Munising ©
Munising is a city on the southern shore of Lake Superior on the Upper Peninsula of the U.S. Kick off your visit on the 17th (Wed): explore the striking landscape of Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 18th (Thu): take in the dramatic natural features at Miners Castle Rock, then admire the sheer force of Munising Falls, and then kick back and relax at Sand Point Beach.

For where to stay, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Munising journey planner.

You can do a combination of ferry, bus, and car from Mackinac Island to Munising in 6.5 hours. Another option is to do a combination of ferry, bus, and taxi. In July in Munising, expect temperatures between 74°F during the day and 56°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Ontonagon.

Things to do in Munising

Parks Nature Wildlife
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Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore ©
Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore
Munising Falls ©
Munising Falls
Sand Point Beach ©
Sand Point Beach

2
nights
Ontonagon

Ontonagon ©
Ontonagon is a village in the U.S. On the 19th (Fri), get to know the fascinating history of Main Overlook, then contemplate the waterfront views at Lake of the Clouds, and then take a peaceful walk through Porcupine Mountains State Park. Keep things going the next day: take in the dramatic scenery at Bond Falls.

To see reviews, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Ontonagon trip builder website .

You can drive from Munising to Ontonagon in 3 hours. In July, plan for daily highs up to 75°F, and evening lows to 55°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Sat) so you can travel to Empire.

Things to do in Ontonagon

Parks Nature Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Bond Falls ©
Bond Falls
Porcupine Mountains State Park ©
Porcupine Mountains State Park
Lake of the Clouds ©
Lake of the Clouds

1
night
Empire

Empire ©
Empire is a village in Leelanau County in the U.S. On the 21st (Sun), get to know the fascinating history of Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore, enjoy the sea views from Point Betsie Lighthouse, and then take a memorable drive along Pierce Stocking Scenic Drive.

To find maps, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Empire tour site .

Traveling by car from Ontonagon to Empire takes 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. July in Empire sees daily highs of 75°F and lows of 57°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Sun) early enough to drive to Ludington.

Things to do in Empire

Historic Sites Parks Scenic Drive

Side Trip

Point Betsie Lighthouse
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Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore ©
Point Betsie Lighthouse ©
Point Betsie Lighthouse

2
nights
Ludington

Ludington ©
Ludington is a city in the state of Michigan. Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Mon): enjoy the sea views from Big Sable Point Lighthouse, immerse yourself in nature at Ludington State Park, and then kick back and relax at Stearns Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 23rd (Tue): tour the pleasant surroundings at First Street Beach, tour the pleasant surroundings at Silver Lake State Park, and then look for gifts at The Jam Farm.

For more things to do, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, read Ludington online trip planner .

Traveling by car from Empire to Ludington takes 2 hours. In July, daily temperatures in Ludington can reach 76°F, while at night they dip to 57°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Tue) to allow time to drive to Holland.

Things to do in Ludington

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

First Street Beach, Silver Lake State Park Pedestrian Dune Access
Highlights from your plan
Ludington State Park ©
Ludington State Park
Big Sable Point Lighthouse ©
Big Sable Point Lighthouse

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Holland

Holland ©
Holland is a city in the western region of the Lower Peninsula of the U.S. Kick off your visit on the 24th (Wed): enjoy the sand and surf at Holland State Park Beach, then enjoy the sea views from Grand Haven Lighthouse and Pier, and then kick back and relax at Oval Beach.

For other places to visit, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Holland trip planner .

Getting from Ludington to Holland by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: do a combination of taxi, bus, and train. July in Holland sees daily highs of 81°F and lows of 61°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Wed) so you can go by car back home.

Things to do in Holland

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Grand Haven Lighthouse and Pier, Oval Beach
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Holland State Park Beach ©
Holland State Park Beach
Oval Beach ©
Oval Beach
Grand Haven Lighthouse and Pier ©
Grand Haven Lighthouse and Pier

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