10 days in Michigan Itinerary

10 days in Michigan Itinerary

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10 days in Michigan Itinerary

Start: Columbia
Fly:  7​h 30​min
1
Holland
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 45​min
2
Ludington
— 4 nights
+2
Drive + Bus + Ferry:  7​h
3
Mackinac Island
— 1 night
+3
Ferry + Bus + Taxi + Fly:  5​h 30​min
4
Detroit
— 3 nights
Fly:  5​h 45​min
End: Columbia

1
night
Holland

Holland ©
Holland is a city in the western region of the Lower Peninsula of the U.S. Kick off your visit on the 27th (Thu): stroll through Oval Beach, grab your bike and head to Upper Macatawa Cycling Trails, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Holland State Park Beach.

To see where to stay, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Holland trip planning website .

Columbia to Holland is an approximately 7.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from Columbia in June, with highs in Holland at 78°F and lows at 59°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Thu) so you can go by car to Ludington.

Things to do in Holland

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Oval Beach, Upper Macatawa Cycling Trails
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Oval Beach ©
Oval Beach
Holland State Park Beach ©
Holland State Park Beach

4
nights
Ludington

Ludington ©
Ludington is a city in the state of Michigan. Discover out-of-the-way places like Stearns Park and Empire Bluff Trail. Visiting Silver Lake State Park Pedestrian Dune Access and Ludington State Park will get you outdoors. Get out of town with these interesting Ludington side-trips: Sturgeon Bay (The Farm & Cave Point County Park) and Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore (in Empire). There's more to do: grab your bike and head to William Field Memorial Hart-Montague Trail.

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You can drive from Holland to Ludington in 2 hours. Another option is to do a combination of train, bus, and taxi. Traveling from Holland in June, things will get slightly colder in Ludington: highs are around 73°F and lows about 53°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Mackinac Island.

Things to do in Ludington

Parks Outdoors Trails

Side Trips

Empire, Sturgeon Bay, Hart
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The Farm ©
The Farm

1
night
Mackinac Island

Mackinac Island ©
Mackinac Island is a city in Mackinac County in the U.S. Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Tue): immerse yourself in nature at Mackinac Island State Park, then take in the dramatic natural features at Arch Rock, and then learn about all things military at Fort Mackinac.

For maps, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Mackinac Island road trip planning app .

You can do a combination of car, bus, and ferry from Ludington to Mackinac Island in 7 hours. Other options are to do a combination of taxi, bus, and ferry; or do a combination of car, flight, bus, and ferry. In July in Mackinac Island, expect temperatures between 73°F during the day and 58°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Detroit.

Things to do in Mackinac Island

Parks Nature Museums
Highlights from your plan
Arch Rock ©
Arch Rock
Mackinac Island State Park ©
Mackinac Island State Park
Fort Mackinac ©
Fort Mackinac

3
nights
Detroit

Detroit ©
Founded in 1701 by a French explorer and adventurer, Detroit exerted a profound impact on the world for most of the 20th century.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Ottawa National Wildlife Refuge and Maumee Bay State Park. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like The Henry Ford and Greenfield Village. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Detroit: Toledo Museum of Art (in Toledo) and Magee Marsh Wildlife Area (in Oak Harbor). Next up on the itinerary: admire the masterpieces at Detroit Institute of Arts and browse the exhibits of Motown Museum.

To see maps, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Detroit tour itinerary builder site .

You can do a combination of ferry, bus, and flight from Mackinac Island to Detroit in 5.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of ferry and flight; or do a combination of ferry and bus. In July, Detroit is somewhat warmer than Mackinac Island - with highs of 82°F and lows of 65°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Detroit

Parks Museums Wildlife

Side Trips

Oak Harbor, Dearborn, Toledo Museum of Art, Maumee Bay State Park
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Magee Marsh Wildlife Area ©
Magee Marsh Wildlife Area
Maumee Bay State Park ©
Maumee Bay State Park
The Henry Ford ©
The Henry Ford

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