11 days in Michigan Itinerary

11 days in Michigan Itinerary

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11 days in Michigan Itinerary

Start: Detroit
drive:  4​h
1
Mackinac Island
— 3 nights
drive:  1​h 30​min
2
Grayling
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
3
Traverse City
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h
4
Hart
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
5
Saint Joseph
— 1 night
Drive:  5​h 30​min
End: Cincinnati

3
nights
Mackinac Island

Mackinac Island ©
Mackinac Island is a city in Mackinac County in the U.S. Your day-by-day itinerary now includes St Anne's Catholic Church. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Mackinac Island: Grayling (Mason Tract Pathway & Kayaking & Canoeing) and Mackinac Bridge (in Saint Ignace). There's lots more to do: admire the majestic nature at Mackinac Island State Park, explore the striking landscape at Arch Rock, steep yourself in history at Biddle House, and don't miss a visit to Fort Holmes.

For photos, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Mackinac Island trip 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 a bit cooler than Detroit - with highs of 73°F and lows of 58°F. You will leave for Grayling on the 9th (Tue).

Things to do in Mackinac Island

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Grayling, Mackinac Bridge
Highlights from your plan
Arch Rock ©
Arch Rock
Mackinac Island State Park ©
Mackinac Island State Park
Mackinac Bridge ©
Mackinac Bridge

2
nights
Grayling

Grayling
Grayling is a city in the U.S. Kick off your visit on the 9th (Tue): immerse yourself in nature at Hartwick Pines State Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: visit a coastal fixture at Old Mackinac Point Lighthouse and then walk around Colonial Michilimackinac.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Grayling trip planner .

The Route module can help you plan travel from Mackinac Island to Grayling. Traveling from Mackinac Island in July, expect nights in Grayling to be little chillier, around 52°F, while days are somewhat warmer, around 79°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Traverse City.

Things to do in Grayling

Parks Historic Sites Nature

Side Trips

Mackinaw City, Castle Rock
Highlights from your plan
Hartwick Pines State Park
Hartwick Pines State Park
Colonial Michilimackinac ©
Colonial Michilimackinac
Castle Rock ©
Castle Rock

2
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.
Start off your visit on the 8th (Mon): play a few rounds at Pirate's Cove Adventure Golf, then sample the fine beverages at Grand Traverse Distillery, and then kick back and relax at Clinch Park. Here are some ideas for day two: get to know the fascinating history of Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore, browse the different shops at The Village at Grand Traverse Commons, and then wander the streets of Front Street.

For photos, reviews, and tourist information, read our Traverse City road trip planning website .

Traveling by combination of ferry and bus from Mackinac Island to Traverse City takes 4.5 hours. When traveling from Mackinac Island in July, plan for a bit warmer days in Traverse City, with highs around 80°F, while nights are about the same with lows around 59°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Grayling.

Things to do in Traverse City

Outdoors Parks Historic Sites

Side Trip

Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore
Highlights from your plan
Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore ©
The Village at Grand Traverse Commons ©
Grand Traverse Distillery ©
Grand Traverse Distillery

2
nights
Hart

Hart ©
Hart is a city in the U.S. On the 14th (Sun), enjoy the sand and surf at Silver Lake State Park Pedestrian Dune Access. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 15th (Mon): visit a coastal fixture at Little Sable Point Lighthouse, then explore and take pictures at Country Dairy, and then admire the majestic nature at Ludington State Park.

For traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, use the Hart trip planner .

You can drive from Grayling to Hart in 3 hours. In July, daytime highs in Hart are 76°F, while nighttime lows are 57°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Mon) early enough to travel to Saint Joseph.

Things to do in Hart

Parks Beaches Nature

Side Trips

Country Dairy, Little Sable Point Lighthouse, Ludington State Park
Highlights from your plan
Little Sable Point Lighthouse ©
Little Sable Point Lighthouse
Country Dairy ©
Country Dairy

1
night
Saint Joseph

Saint Joseph ©
St. Start off your visit on the 16th (Tue): walk around Tiscornia Park, then visit a coastal fixture at St. Joseph Lighthouses, then kick back and relax at Silver Beach County Park, and finally walk around Whirlpool Compass Fountain.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Saint Joseph vacation builder app .

You can drive from Hart to Saint Joseph in 2.5 hours. In July, daily temperatures in Saint Joseph can reach 79°F, while at night they dip to 60°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive back home.

Things to do in Saint Joseph

Parks Beaches Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Silver Beach County Park ©
Silver Beach County Park
Whirlpool Compass Fountain ©
Whirlpool Compass Fountain
Tiscornia Park ©
Tiscornia Park

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