11 days in Michigan Itinerary

11 days in Michigan Itinerary

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11 days in Michigan Itinerary

Start: Kalamazoo
Drive:  1​h 15​min
1
Holland
— 1 day
Drive:  3​h
2
Traverse City
— 3 nights
Bus + Ferry:  4​h 15​min
3
Mackinac Island
— 2 nights
Ferry:  30​min
4
Mackinaw City
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
5
Munising
— 2 nights
Taxi + Fly:  3​h 30​min
6
Dearborn
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 15​min
End: Kalamazoo

1
day
Holland

Holland ©
Holland is a city in the western region of the Lower Peninsula of the U.S. Kick off your visit on the 1st (Wed): indulge your taste buds at Holland Farmers Market, then do a tasting at Fenn Valley Vineyards, and then glide through natural beauty at Saugatuck Dunes State Park.

To see where to stay, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Holland vacation maker tool .

Kalamazoo to Holland is an approximately 1.5-hour car ride. In July in Holland, expect temperatures between 81°F during the day and 61°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Traverse City.

Things to do in Holland

Nature Parks Winter Sports

Side Trip

Fenn Valley Vineyards
Highlights from your plan
Fenn Valley Vineyards ©
Fenn Valley Vineyards
Saugatuck Dunes State Park ©
Saugatuck Dunes State Park
Holland Farmers Market ©
Holland Farmers Market

3
nights
Traverse City

Traverse City ©
Traverse City might be well known for its huge cherry industry, but its position along Grand Traverse Bay in Lake Michigan endows it with fine scenery and a wealth of outdoor attractions.
Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore and Fishtown will appeal to history buffs. Escape the urban bustle at Clinch Park and Sleeping Bear Heritage Trail. Explore Traverse City's surroundings by going to Blustone Vineyards (in Lake Leelanau), Point Betsie Lighthouse (in Frankfort) and Cherry Republic of Glen Arbor (in Glen Arbor). The adventure continues: learn about winemaking at Bowers Harbor Vineyards, brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Grand Traverse Distillery, and see the interesting displays at Music House Museum.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, read Traverse City trip maker tool .

Traveling by car from Holland to Traverse City takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. In July, plan for daily highs up to 80°F, and evening lows to 59°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Sat) so you can travel to Mackinac Island.

Things to do in Traverse City

Parks Historic Sites Outdoors

Side Trips

Glen Arbor, Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore, Blustone Vineyards, Fishtown, Music House Museum
Highlights from your plan
Point Betsie Lighthouse ©
Point Betsie Lighthouse
Music House Museum ©
Music House Museum

2
nights
Mackinac Island

Mackinac Island ©
Mackinac Island is a city in Mackinac County in the U.S. On the 5th (Sun), explore the striking landscape at Arch Rock, see the interesting displays at The Richard and Jane Manoogian Mackinac Art Museum, steep yourself in history at 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. Here are some ideas for day two: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Trinity Church, stop by Island House Bike Shop, then steep yourself in history at Biddle House, then learn about all things military at Fort Mackinac, and finally admire the majestic nature at Mackinac Island State Park.

To find where to stay, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, read our Mackinac Island trip itinerary maker site .

You can do a combination of bus and ferry from Traverse City to Mackinac Island in 4.5 hours. When traveling from Traverse City in July, plan for slightly colder days in Mackinac Island, with highs around 73°F, while nights are about the same with lows around 58°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Mon) early enough to catch the ferry to Mackinaw City.

Things to do in Mackinac Island

Nature Parks Museums
Highlights from your plan
St Anne's Catholic Church ©
St Anne's Catholic Church
Fort Holmes
Fort Holmes

2
nights
Mackinaw City

Mackinaw City ©
Mackinaw City is a village in Emmet and Cheboygan counties in the U.S. Kick off your visit on the 7th (Tue): examine the collection at Icebreaker Mackinaw Maritime Museum Inc., then take an in-depth tour of Museum of Ojibwa Culture, then contemplate the long history of Historic Mill Creek Discovery Park, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Cross In The Woods National Shrine. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in the exciting artwork at Fort de Baude Museum, explore the wealth of natural beauty at Headlands International Dark Sky Park, and then get engrossed in the history at Mackinaw Bridge Museum.

To find photos, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, use the Mackinaw City trip itinerary builder site .

Mackinaw City is just a stone's throw from Mackinac Island. In July, daytime highs in Mackinaw City are 73°F, while nighttime lows are 58°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Wed) early enough to drive to Munising.

Things to do in Mackinaw City

Nature Parks Museums

Side Trips

Saint Ignace, Cross In The Woods National Shrine
Highlights from your plan
Museum of Ojibwa Culture ©
Museum of Ojibwa Culture
Cross In The Woods National Shrine ©
Historic Mill Creek Discovery Park ©

2
nights
Munising

Munising ©
Munising is a city on the southern shore of Lake Superior on the Upper Peninsula of the U.S. On the 9th (Thu), take in the dramatic scenery at Tannery Falls, identify plant and animal life at Seney National Wildlife Refuge, and then take in the dramatic scenery at Mosquito Falls. On the next day, contemplate the waterfront views at Chapel Rock and Beach, enjoy the sand and surf at Sand Point Beach, and then admire the sheer force of Wagner Falls.

To see photos, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Munising day trip planning site .

Getting from Mackinaw City to Munising by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and taxi. Expect a daytime high around 74°F in July, and nighttime lows around 56°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Fri) early enough to travel to Dearborn.

Things to do in Munising

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trip

Seney National Wildlife Refuge
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Tannery Falls ©
Tannery Falls
Seney National Wildlife Refuge ©
Seney National Wildlife Refuge
Sand Point Beach ©
Sand Point Beach

1
night
Dearborn

Dearborn ©
Dearborn sits as part of the Detroit metropolitan area and was the home of Henry Ford.
On the 11th (Sat), steep yourself in history at The Ford Piquette Avenue Plant, then admire the masterpieces at Detroit Institute of Arts, then see the interesting displays at The Henry Ford, and finally examine the collection at Greenfield Village.

To find where to stay, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Dearborn trip itinerary planner .

You can do a combination of taxi and flight from Munising to Dearborn in 3.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of car and flight; or drive. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Munising in July; daily highs in Dearborn reach 82°F and lows reach 65°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Dearborn

Museums Historic Sites

Side Trip

Detroit
Highlights from your plan
The Ford Piquette Avenue Plant ©
The Ford Piquette Avenue Plant
The Henry Ford ©
The Henry Ford
Greenfield Village ©
Greenfield Village

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