11 days in Michigan Itinerary

11 days in Michigan Itinerary

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11 days in Michigan Itinerary

Start: Macomb
Drive:  6​h 15​min
1
Munising
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
2
Paradise
— 2 nights
Drive + ferry:  2​h
3
Mackinac Island
— 3 nights
car:  13​h 30​min
4
Manistique
— 3 nights
Drive:  5​h 30​min
End: Macomb

2
nights
Munising

Munising ©
Munising is a city on the southern shore of Lake Superior on the Upper Peninsula of the U.S. Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Pictured Rocks Cruises as well as Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore. Start off your visit on the 8th (Thu): explore the striking landscape of Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore and then get a new perspective on things with Pictured Rocks Cruises. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 9th (Fri): enjoy the sand and surf at Sand Point Beach, then admire the sheer force of Munising Falls, and then take in the dramatic natural features at Miners Castle Rock.

To find more things to do, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Munising tour itinerary maker .

Macomb to Munising is an approximately 5.5-hour flight. You can also drive. When traveling from Macomb in August, plan for little chillier days and about the same nights in Munising: temperatures range from 74°F by day to 57°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Paradise.

Things to do in Munising

Parks Nature Wildlife
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Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore ©
Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore
Pictured Rocks Cruises ©
Pictured Rocks Cruises
Munising Falls ©
Munising Falls

2
nights
Paradise

Paradise ©
Paradise is an unincorporated community in Whitefish Township, Chippewa County in the U.S. Tahquamenon Falls State Park has been added to your itinerary. Start off your visit on the 10th (Sat): contemplate the waterfront views at Tahquamenon Falls and then admire the sheer force of Tahquamenon Falls State Park. Here are some ideas for day two: take an in-depth tour of Whitefish Point Light, see the interesting displays at Great Lakes Shipwreck Museum, and then look and learn at Whitefish Point Bird Observatory.

To see more things to do, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Paradise trip planner .

Drive from Munising to Paradise in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of shuttle and car. In August, plan for daily highs up to 73°F, and evening lows to 53°F. On the 12th (Mon), you'll travel to Mackinac Island.

Things to do in Paradise

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Tahquamenon Falls State Park ©
Tahquamenon Falls State Park
Tahquamenon Falls ©
Tahquamenon Falls
Great Lakes Shipwreck Museum ©
Great Lakes Shipwreck Museum

3
nights
Mackinac Island

Mackinac Island ©
Mackinac Island is a city in Mackinac County in the U.S. Escape the urban bustle at Mackinac Island State Park and Wawashkamo Golf Club. The adventure continues: explore the striking landscape at Arch Rock, identify plant and animal life at Wings of Mackinac Butterfly Conservatory, tee off at Jewel Golf Course, and steep yourself in history at Biddle House.

For more things to do, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Mackinac Island road trip planning app .

You can do a combination of car and ferry from Paradise to Mackinac Island in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and ferry. Plan for somewhat warmer nights when traveling from Paradise in August since evenings lows in Mackinac Island dip to 59°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Thu) early enough to travel to Manistique.

Things to do in Mackinac Island

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Arch Rock ©
Arch Rock
Mackinac Island State Park ©
Mackinac Island State Park

3
nights
Manistique

Manistique ©
Manistique, formerly Monistique, is the only incorporated city in and the county seat of Schoolcraft County of the U.S. Kitch-Iti-Kipi (The Big Spring) has been added to your itinerary. Kick off your visit on the 19th (Mon): do a tasting at Mackinaw Trail Winery, then contemplate the waterfront views at Kitch-Iti-Kipi (The Big Spring), and then immerse yourself in nature at Palms Book State Park. On the next day, take in the exciting artwork at Lake Effect Art Gallery, then immerse yourself in nature at Fayette Historic State Park, and then contemplate the waterfront views at Indian Lake.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Manistique online trip maker .

You can drive from Empire to Manistique in 4.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 72°F in August, and nighttime lows around 54°F. On the 21st (Wed), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Manistique

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Side Trip

Fayette Historic State Park
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Kitch-Iti-Kipi (The Big Spring) ©
Kitch-Iti-Kipi (The Big Spring)
Palms Book State Park
Palms Book State Park
Fayette Historic State Park ©
Fayette Historic State Park

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