10 days in Michigan Itinerary

10 days in Michigan Itinerary

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Hart
— 1 day
Drive
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Empire
— 1 night
Drive
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Bellaire
— 3 nights
Drive to MBS International Airport, Fly to Chippewa County International Airport
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Mackinac Island
— 2 nights
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Ferry to Mackinaw, Bus to Newberry, MI, Drive to Munising
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Munising
— 3 nights
Taxi to Marquette, Fly to Detroit

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Hart

— 1 day
Hart is a city in the U.S. On the 24th (Fri), visit a coastal fixture at Little Sable Point Lighthouse, enjoy the sand and surf at Silver Lake State Park Pedestrian Dune Access, and then see Off-Road Tours.

For where to stay, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, read our Hart online travel planner.

Detroit to Hart is an approximately 3.5-hour car ride. You can also do a combination of flight and car. Prepare for a bit cooler weather when traveling from Detroit in July: high temperatures in Hart hover around 76°F and lows are around 57°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Fri) so you can travel to Empire.

Things to do in Hart

Outdoors · Tours · Beaches · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Empire

— 1 night
Empire is a village in Leelanau County in the U.S. Kick off your visit on the 25th (Sat): enjoy the sea views from South Manitou Island Lighthouse, then trek along Sleeping Bear Heritage Trail, then stroll through Dunes Trail, and finally hike along Empire Bluff Trail.

For reviews, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Empire trip planner.

Getting from Hart to Empire by car takes about 2 hours. Expect a daytime high around 75°F in July, and nighttime lows around 57°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Bellaire.

Things to do in Empire

Outdoors · Trails · Parks · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Bellaire

— 3 nights
Bellaire is a village in the U.S. Visiting Little Traverse Wheelway and Grass River Natural Area will get you outdoors. Explore Bellaire's surroundings by going to Michigan Beach Park (in Charlevoix), Boyne Highlands (in Harbor Springs) and Petoskey (Historic Gaslight District, Petoskey State Park, &more). The adventure continues: trek along Glacial Hills Pathway and Natural Area and fly down the slopes at Shanty Creek Resorts.

Plan a Bellaire trip in moments using our itinerary builder.

Getting from Empire to Bellaire by car takes about 1.5 hours. July in Bellaire sees daily highs of 78°F and lows of 54°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Tue) early enough to travel to Mackinac Island.

Things to do in Bellaire

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Winter Sports

Side Trips

Mackinac Island

— 2 nights
Mackinac Island is a city in Mackinac County in the U.S. Start off your visit on the 29th (Wed): look for gifts at Little Luxuries of Mackinac Island, immerse yourself in nature at Mackinac Island State Park, then explore the striking landscape at Arch Rock, then tee off at Jewel Golf Course, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Trinity Church. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: identify plant and animal life at The Original Mackinac Island Butterfly House & Insect World, learn about all things military at Fort Mackinac, and then steep yourself in history at Fort Holmes.

To see photos, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Mackinac Island trip planner.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Bellaire to Mackinac Island. Expect little chillier weather when traveling from Bellaire in July: highs in Mackinac Island hover around 73°F, while lows dip to 58°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Munising.

Things to do in Mackinac Island

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites · Museums

Munising

— 3 nights
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 31st (Fri): kick back and relax at Sand Point Beach, then take an in-depth tour of Pictured Rocks Interpretive Center, then get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports, and finally take in the dramatic scenery at Wagner Falls. On your second day here, admire the sheer force of Bridal Veil Falls, then explore the striking landscape at Miners Castle Rock, then admire the sheer force of Miners Falls, and finally take in the dramatic scenery at Munising Falls.

To see traveler tips, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Munising road trip planner.

You can do a combination of ferry, bus, and car from Mackinac Island to Munising in 7 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry, bus, and taxi. In July, daily temperatures in Munising can reach 74°F, while at night they dip to 56°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 2nd (Sun) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Munising

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Beaches

Side Trip

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.