10 days in Michigan Itinerary

10 days in Michigan Itinerary

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10 days in Michigan Itinerary

Start: New York City
+3
Fly + Taxi + Bus + Ferry:  9​h
1
Mackinac Island
— 2 nights
Ferry + Bus:  2​h 15​min
2
Petoskey
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 45​min
3
Munising
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
4
Manistique
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
5
Empire
— 2 nights
Fly + Foot:  5​h 15​min
End: New York City

2
nights
Mackinac Island

Mackinac Island
Mackinac Island is a city in Mackinac County in the U.S. On the 14th (Fri), steep yourself in history at Biddle House. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 15th (Sat): look for gifts at Island House Bike Shop, explore the striking landscape at Arch Rock, then don't miss a visit to Fort Holmes, then pause for some serene contemplation at St Anne's Catholic Church, and finally take a pleasant ride with a tour on horseback.

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

New York City to Mackinac Island is an approximately 9-hour flight. In June, Mackinac Island is slightly colder than New York City - with highs of 67°F and lows of 51°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Sun) early enough to travel to Petoskey.

Things to do in Mackinac Island

Outdoors Nature Parks
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Fort Holmes
Fort Holmes
St Anne's Catholic Church ©
St Anne's Catholic Church
Jewel Golf Course ©
Jewel Golf Course

1
night
Petoskey

Petoskey ©
Petoskey is a city and coastal resort community in the U.S. Start off your visit on the 17th (Mon): step into the grandiose world of Castle Farms, explore the landscape on two wheels at Little Traverse Wheelway, and then wander the streets of Historic Gaslight District.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, read Petoskey online trip itinerary maker .

You can do a combination of ferry and bus from Mackinac Island to Petoskey in 2.5 hours. June in Petoskey sees daily highs of 71°F and lows of 51°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Munising.

Things to do in Petoskey

Outdoors Parks Trails

Side Trip

Castle Farms
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Little Traverse Wheelway ©
Little Traverse Wheelway
Castle Farms ©
Castle Farms

2
nights
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 18th (Tue): explore the striking landscape of Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore. Keep things going the next day: take in the dramatic scenery at Tannery Falls, then enjoy the sand and surf at Sand Point Beach, and then take in the dramatic scenery at Wagner Falls.

To see ratings, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Munising trip site .

Traveling by car from Petoskey to Munising takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi. In June, plan for daily highs up to 68°F, and evening lows to 49°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Manistique.

Things to do in Munising

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

2
nights
Manistique

Manistique
Manistique, formerly Monistique, is the only incorporated city in and the county seat of Schoolcraft County of the U.S. Start off your visit on the 20th (Thu): look for gifts at The Mustard Seed, then shop like a local with Lake Effect Art Gallery, then explore the striking landscape at Palms Book State Park, and finally contemplate the waterfront views at Kitch-Iti-Kipi (The Big Spring). Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 21st (Fri): hike along The Manistique Boardwalk and River Walk, then admire the majestic nature at Fayette Historic State Park, and then steep yourself in history at Historical Village Fayette Park.

For where to stay, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Manistique travel itinerary planner .

Getting from Munising to Manistique by car takes about 1.5 hours. In June, daily temperatures in Manistique can reach 67°F, while at night they dip to 47°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Fri) to allow time to travel to Empire.

Things to do in Manistique

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trip

Garden
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Palms Book State Park
Palms Book State Park
Fayette Historic State Park ©
Fayette Historic State Park
Historical Village Fayette Park ©
Historical Village Fayette Park

2
nights
Empire

Empire ©
Empire is a village in Leelanau County in the U.S. On the 22nd (Sat), steep yourself in history at Fishtown, then stroll through Sleeping Bear Heritage Trail, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Empire Bluff Trail. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: stop by Cherry Republic - Glen Arbor, then admire all the interesting features of Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore, and then visit a coastal fixture at Point Betsie Lighthouse.

To see ratings, maps, reviews, and tourist information, read Empire trip planner .

Traveling by car from Manistique to Empire takes 4.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 72°F in June, and nighttime lows around 52°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Sun) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Empire

Parks Historic Sites Outdoors

Side Trips

Glen Arbor, Point Betsie Lighthouse, Fishtown
Highlights from your plan
Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore ©
Point Betsie Lighthouse ©
Point Betsie Lighthouse
Cherry Republic of Glen Arbor
Cherry Republic of Glen Arbor

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