11 days in Michigan Itinerary

11 days in Michigan Itinerary

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Ludington
— 3 nights
2
Traverse City
— 3 nights
3
Mackinaw City
— 3 nights

3
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Ludington

Ludington ©
Ludington is a city in the state of Michigan. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like USS LST 393 and Manistee North Pierhead Lighthouse. Discover out-of-the-way places like Silver Lake State Park Pedestrian Dune Access and Hackley and Hume Historic Site. Venture out of the city with trips to Fetch Brewing Company (in Whitehall), Silver Lake State Park (in Mears) and Manistee (Fifth Avenue Beach & First Street Beach). There's much more to do: get a taste of life in the country at Amber Elk Ranch, contemplate the long history of Historic White Pine Village, kick back and relax at Stearns Park, and experience rural life at Lewis Adventure Farm & Zoo.

Before you visit Ludington, use our trip planner to discover what you can do and see there.

Detroit to Ludington is an approximately 4.5-hour car ride. You can also do a combination of flight and car; or do a combination of bus and taxi. In July, Ludington is little chillier than Detroit - with highs of °F and lows of °F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Mon) so you can drive to Traverse City.

Things to do in Ludington

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Manistee, Muskegon, Fetch Brewing Company, Silver Lake State Park, Lewis Adventure Farm & Zoo
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Silver Lake State Park ©
Silver Lake State Park
Silver Lake State Park Pedestrian Dune Access ©
Lewis Adventure Farm & Zoo ©
Lewis Adventure Farm & Zoo

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.
Relax by the water at Lake Michigan Beach Park and Haserot Beach. Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore and Mission Point Lighthouse will appeal to history buffs. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Traverse City: Leelanau Wine Cellars (in Omena), Grand Traverse Lighthouse Museum (in Northport) and Glen Haven Historical Village (in Empire). Next up on the itinerary: immerse yourself in nature at Young State Park, do a tasting at Mari Vineyards, take in the pleasant sights at Walk of Art, and wander the streets of Front Street.

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You can drive from Ludington to Traverse City in 2.5 hours. Another option is to do a combination of taxi and bus. In July, plan for daily highs up to °F, and evening lows to °F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Thu) so you can drive to Mackinaw City.

Things to do in Traverse City

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Empire, Young State Park, Walk of Art, Leelanau Wine Cellars, Michigan Beach Park
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Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore ©
Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore
Grand Traverse Lighthouse Museum ©
Grand Traverse Lighthouse Museum
Young State Park
Young State Park

3
nights
Mackinaw City

Mackinaw City ©
Mackinaw City is a village in Emmet and Cheboygan counties in the U.S. Bring the kids along to Historic Mill Creek Discovery Park and Cross In The Woods National Shrine. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Deer Ranch and Seul Choix Point Lighthouse. Spend the 14th (Sun) exploring nature at Headlands International Dark Sky Park. There's still lots to do: visit a coastal fixture at Shepler's Lighthouse Cruises, enjoy the sand and surf at Emmet County Beach 1 Mackinaw City, take an in-depth tour of Old Mackinac Point Lighthouse, and contemplate the long history of McGulpin Point Lighthouse & Historic Site.

To find maps, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Mackinaw City trip planner.

You can drive from Traverse City to Mackinaw City in 2.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. Traveling from Traverse City in July, you will find days in Mackinaw City are slightly colder (°F), and nights are about the same (°F). Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Mackinaw City

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Cross In The Woods National Shrine, Deer Ranch, Seul Choix Point Lighthouse
Highlights from your plan
Historic Mill Creek Discovery Park ©
Historic Mill Creek Discovery Park
Seul Choix Point Lighthouse ©
Seul Choix Point Lighthouse
Cross In The Woods National Shrine ©
Cross In The Woods National Shrine

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