12 days in Michigan Itinerary

12 days in Michigan Itinerary

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Mackinaw City
— 1 night
Ferry
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Mackinac Island
— 1 day
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Ferry to Mackinaw, Bus to Newberry, MI, Drive to Munising
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Munising
— 1 night
Drive
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Hancock
— 2 nights
Drive
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Copper Harbor
— 2 nights
Drive
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Ontonagon
— 2 nights
Drive
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Escanaba
— 1 night
Drive
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Mount Pleasant
— 2 nights

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Mackinaw City

— 1 night
Mackinaw City is a village in Emmet and Cheboygan counties in the U.S. Your day by day itinerary now includes Colonial Michilimackinac as well as Wilderness State Park. On the 23rd (Mon), take an in-depth tour of Museum of Ojibwa Culture, then delve into the distant past with Colonial Michilimackinac, and then admire the majestic nature at Wilderness State Park.

For photos, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Mackinaw City itinerary builder tool.

Use the Route module to see travel options from your home to Mackinaw City. In August in Mackinaw City, expect temperatures between 72°F during the day and 59°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Tue) so you can catch the ferry to Mackinac Island.

Things to do in Mackinaw City

Parks · Museums · Tours · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Mackinac Island

— 1 day
Mackinac Island is a city in Mackinac County in the U.S. Your day by day itinerary now includes Fort Mackinac, Mission Church and St Anne's Catholic Church. Kick off your visit on the 24th (Tue): learn about all things military at Fort Mackinac, pause for some serene contemplation at Mission Church, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at St Anne's Catholic Church, then explore the striking landscape at Arch Rock, and finally stop by Little Luxuries of Mackinac Island.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, use the Mackinac Island travel planner.

Getting from Mackinaw City to Mackinac Island by ferry takes about an hour. In August in Mackinac Island, expect temperatures between 72°F during the day and 59°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Munising.

Things to do in Mackinac Island

Historic Sites · Museums · Tours · Parks

Munising

— 1 night
Munising is a city on the southern shore of Lake Superior on the Upper Peninsula of the U.S. Glass Bottom Shipwreck Tours has been added to your itinerary. Kick off your visit on the 25th (Wed): take a memorable tour with Glass Bottom Shipwreck Tours.

For reviews, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Munising vacation planner.

Traveling by combination of ferry, bus, and car from Mackinac Island to Munising takes 7 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry, bus, and taxi. In August, daytime highs in Munising are 74°F, while nighttime lows are 57°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 25th (Wed) to allow time for travel to Hancock.

Things to do in Munising

Outdoors · Tours
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Hancock

— 2 nights
Hancock is a city in Houghton County, Michigan, United States and is located on Copper Island, which is part of the Keweenaw Peninsula, on the Keweenaw Waterway directly opposite Houghton, Michigan. On the 26th (Thu), steep yourself in history at Quincy Mine, admire the majestic nature at McLain State Park, then don't miss a visit to Italian Hall Site, and finally examine the collection at Coppertown USA Mining Museum.

To find ratings, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Hancock trip planner.

Getting from Munising to Hancock by car takes about 3 hours. In August, plan for daily highs up to 73°F, and evening lows to 55°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 27th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Copper Harbor.

Things to do in Hancock

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trips

Copper Harbor

— 2 nights
Copper Harbor is an unincorporated community and census-designated place in northeastern Keweenaw County in the U.S. Start off your visit on the 27th (Fri): take a peaceful walk through Horseshoe Harbor and then immerse yourself in nature at Fort Wilkins State Park. Here are some ideas for day two: see the interesting displays at Eagle Harbor Lighthouse and Museums, then stop by The Jampot, then admire the sheer force of Silver River Falls, and finally take a memorable drive along Brockway Mountain Drive.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, read Copper Harbor day trip app.

Drive from Hancock to Copper Harbor in 1.5 hours. In August, plan for daily highs up to 71°F, and evening lows to 58°F. On the 29th (Sun), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Ontonagon.

Things to do in Copper Harbor

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites · Outdoors

Side Trip

Ontonagon

— 2 nights
On the 29th (Sun), discover the riches below the earth's surface at Adventure Mining Company and then take in the dramatic scenery at Bond Falls. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 30th (Mon): take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Summit Peak, immerse yourself in nature at Porcupine Mountains State Park, and then get to know the fascinating history of Main Overlook.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Ontonagon trip itinerary builder.

Getting from Copper Harbor to Ontonagon by car takes about 2 hours. In August, plan for daily highs up to 73°F, and evening lows to 55°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 31st (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Escanaba.

Things to do in Ontonagon

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Escanaba

— 1 night
Escanaba is a port city in Delta County in the U.S. For maps, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Escanaba road trip planning site.

Traveling by car from Ontonagon to Escanaba takes 3.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 74°F in August, and nighttime lows around 55°F. You will leave for Mount Pleasant on the 1st (Wed).

Things to do in Escanaba

Outdoors · Parks · Trails · Historic Sites

Mount Pleasant

— 2 nights
Mount Pleasant is a city in the U.S. Start off your visit on the 1st (Wed): relax in the rural setting at Uncle John's Cider Mill and then try to win big at Soaring Eagle Casino. On the next day, admire the natural beauty at Dahlia Hill, then steep yourself in history at Alden Dow Home and Studio, then admire the natural beauty at Dow Gardens, and finally make a splash at Soaring Eagle Waterpark.

To see other places to visit, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, read Mount Pleasant trip planner.

You can drive from Escanaba to Mount Pleasant in 5 hours. Another option is to do a combination of car and flight. In September, plan for daily highs up to 74°F, and evening lows to 52°F.

Things to do in Mount Pleasant

Parks · Theme Parks · Casinos · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Michigan travel guide

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Specialty Museums · Gift & Specialty Shops · State Parks
Great Lakes State
A state inextricably tied to its waterways, Michigan does water activities better than almost any other place in the country. Things to do in the state include numerous opportunities to swim, fish, sail, motorboat, and canoe. The country's only state to stretch over two peninsulas, Michigan features a long freshwater coastline. In a land of nearly 65,000 inland lakes and ponds, you can never be too far from a natural water source. Michigan's major claim to fame is its status as the center of the U.S. automotive industry, with the Detroit metropolitan area housing the country's three major car manufacturers. The city is also a major center of culture, the birthplace of the Motown Sound, and the home of several museums and other tourist attractions. Farther from the big urban centers, Michigan offers visitors a world of apple and cherry orchards, rustic villages, and picturesque vineyards.