12 days in Michigan Itinerary

12 days in Michigan Itinerary

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Saginaw
— 1 night
2
Harbor Springs
— 3 nights
3
Traverse City
— 2 nights
4
Pentwater
— 2 nights
5
Muskegon
— 2 nights

1
night
Saginaw

Saginaw ©
Saginaw is a city in the State of Michigan and the seat of Saginaw County. Start off your visit on the 4th (Thu): do a tasting at St. Julians Winery.

To find out how to plan a trip to Saginaw, use our trip itinerary maker.

Cleveland to Saginaw is an approximately 4-hour car ride. Traveling from Cleveland in July, Saginaw is little chillier at night with lows of °F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Fri) so you can travel to Harbor Springs.

Things to do in Saginaw

Wineries

Side Trip

St. Julians Winery
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St. Julians Winery ©
St. Julians Winery

3
nights
Harbor Springs

Harbor Springs ©
Harbor Springs is a city and resort community in Emmet County in the U.S. Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Pond Hill Farm Winery, Odawa Casino and Petoskey State Park. Old Mackinac Point Lighthouse and Historic Gaslight District are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Cross In The Woods National Shrine and McGulpin Point Lighthouse & Historic Site. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Harbor Springs: Charlevoix (Michigan Beach Park & Depot Beach). Next up on the itinerary: grab your bike and head to Little Traverse Wheelway, look for all kinds of wild species at Thorne Swift Nature Preserve, relax in the rural setting at Pond Hill Farm, and cruise along Tunnel of Trees - M119.

To find reviews, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Harbor Springs trip planner.

You can drive from Saginaw to Harbor Springs in 3 hours. While traveling from Saginaw, expect little chillier days and about the same nights in Harbor Springs, ranging from highs of °F to lows of °F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Traverse City.

Things to do in Harbor Springs

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Petoskey, Charlevoix, Mackinaw City, Cross In The Woods National Shrine
Highlights from your plan
Old Mackinac Point Lighthouse ©
Old Mackinac Point Lighthouse
Little Traverse Wheelway ©
Little Traverse Wheelway
Cross In The Woods National Shrine ©
Cross In The Woods National Shrine

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.
Your list of things to see and do now includes Dunes Trail, Michigan Artists Gallery, Sleeping Bear Heritage Trail, and other attractions. Visit Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore and Grand Traverse Lighthouse Museum for their historical value. Relax by the water at Clinch Park and Lake Michigan Beach Park. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Traverse City: Silver Leaf Vineyard & Winery (in Suttons Bay), Ellie Harold Art Studio & Gallery (in Frankfort) and Pierce Stocking Scenic Drive (in Empire). There's much more to do: take a stroll through Front Street, admire the masterpieces at Dennos Museum Center, enjoy the sea views from Mission Point Lighthouse, and stop by American Spoon.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Traverse City road trip site.

Traveling by car from Harbor Springs to Traverse City takes 2 hours. In July, plan for daily highs up to °F, and evening lows to °F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Wed) so you can travel to Pentwater.

Things to do in Traverse City

Outdoors Parks Tours

Side Trips

Empire, Sleeping Bear Heritage Trail, Silver Leaf Vineyard & Winery, Ellie Harold Art Studio & Gallery, Grand Traverse Lighthouse Museum
Highlights from your plan
Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore ©
Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore
Mission Point Lighthouse ©
Mission Point Lighthouse
Kayaking & Canoeing

2
nights
Pentwater

Pentwater ©
Pentwater is a village in Oceana County in the U.S. Kick off your visit on the 11th (Thu): enjoy the sand and surf at Stearns Park, visit a coastal fixture at Big Sable Point Lighthouse, and then admire the majestic nature at Ludington State Park. Keep things going the next day: immerse yourself in nature at Charles Mears State Park, thenvisit a coastal fixture at Little Sable Point Lighthouse, and then kick back and relax at Silver Lake State Park Pedestrian Dune Access.

To find other places to visit, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Pentwater road trip planning website.

Traveling by car from Traverse City to Pentwater takes 2 hours. In July in Pentwater, expect temperatures between °F during the day and °F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Muskegon.

Things to do in Pentwater

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Ludington, Little Sable Point Lighthouse, Silver Lake State Park Pedestrian Dune Access
Highlights from your plan
Silver Lake State Park Pedestrian Dune Access ©
Ludington State Park ©
Ludington State Park
Big Sable Point Lighthouse ©
Big Sable Point Lighthouse

2
nights
Muskegon

Muskegon ©
Muskegon is a city in the U.S. You've added Outdoor Discovery Center, Oval Beach, Saugatuck Dune Rides, and other attractions to your itinerary. Kick off your visit on the 13th (Sat): immerse yourself in nature at Hoffmaster State Park, kick back and relax at Oval Beach, look for all kinds of wild species at Outdoor Discovery Center, head off-road at Saugatuck Dune Rides, thenenjoy the sand and surf at Holland State Park Beach, and finally examine the collection at Fire Barn Museum. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: contemplate the long history of USS LST 393, see the interesting displays at USS Silversides Submarine Museum, and then find something for the whole family at Michigan's Adventure.

To see where to stay, maps, photos, and more tourist information, read our Muskegon travel route builder.

Getting from Pentwater to Muskegon by car takes about an hour. In July, daily temperatures in Muskegon can reach °F, while at night they dip to °F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Sun) early enough to go by car back home.

Things to do in Muskegon

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Saugatuck, Holland
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Saugatuck Dune Rides ©
Saugatuck Dune Rides
Holland State Park Beach ©
Holland State Park Beach
Oval Beach ©
Oval Beach

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