13 days in Michigan Itinerary

13 days in Michigan Itinerary

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Muskegon
— 1 night
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Ludington
— 1 night
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Traverse City
— 3 nights
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Mackinac Island
— 2 nights
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Mackinaw City
— 2 nights
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Munising
— 3 nights

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Muskegon

Muskegon ©
Muskegon is a city in the U.S. Kick off your visit on the 8th (Tue): examine the collection at USS Silversides Submarine Museum, enjoy the sand and surf at Pere Marquette Park, and then immerse yourself in nature at Hoffmaster State Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 9th (Wed): enjoy the sea views from Little Sable Point Lighthouse, then stroll around Silver Lake State Park Pedestrian Dune Access, and then ride a horse along Rainbow Ranch is now Stony Lake Stables.

For maps, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Muskegon day trip app.

Detroit to Muskegon is an approximately 3.5-hour car ride. You can also fly; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 75°F in September, and nighttime lows around 55°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Ludington.

Things to do in Muskegon

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Nature

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Ludington

Ludington ©
Ludington is a city in the state of Michigan. Start off your visit on the 10th (Thu): admire the majestic nature at Charles Mears State Park, look for gifts at The Jam Farm, then enjoy the sea views from Big Sable Point Lighthouse, and finally kick back and relax at Stearns Park.

To see photos, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Ludington trip itinerary builder site.

Drive from Muskegon to Ludington in an hour. In September, daytime highs in Ludington are 72°F, while nighttime lows are 52°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Traverse City.

Things to do in Ludington

Parks · Nature · Beaches · Historic Sites

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Gift & Specialty Shop
The Jam Farm
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Traverse City

Traverse City ©

Cherry Capital of the World

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.
Escape the urban bustle at Empire Bluff Trail and Clinch Park. Get a sense of the local culture at Chateau Chantal Winery & Tasting Room and Brys Estate Vineyard & Winery. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Traverse City: Leelanau Wine Cellars (in Omena) and Fishtown (in Leland). And it doesn't end there: do a tasting at Bowers Harbor Vineyards, examine the collection at Music House Museum, and sample the fine beverages at Northern Latitudes Distillery.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, read our Traverse City trip planning app.

You can drive from Ludington to Traverse City in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and bus; or do a combination of taxi and bus. In September, daily temperatures in Traverse City can reach 74°F, while at night they dip to 54°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Sun) so you can travel to Mackinac Island.

Things to do in Traverse City

Wineries · Outdoors · Parks · Beaches

Side Trips

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Mackinac Island

Mackinac Island ©
Mackinac Island is a city in Mackinac County in the U.S. On the 14th (Mon), make a trip to Trinity Church, make a trip to Fort Holmes, see the interesting displays at The Richard and Jane Manoogian Mackinac Art Museum, then get interesting insight from Tours, then pause for some serene contemplation at St Anne's Catholic Church, and finally tee off at Jewel Golf Course. On the next day, look for gifts at Little Luxuries of Mackinac Island, take in the dramatic natural features at Arch Rock, get the lay of the land with Fort Mackinac, then trot along with a tour on horseback, and finally don't miss a visit to Is It You Spot From Somewhere in Time Movie!.

To see ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Mackinac Island day trip planning website.

You can do a combination of bus and ferry from Traverse City to Mackinac Island in 5 hours. When traveling from Traverse City in September, plan for slightly colder days in Mackinac Island, with highs around 67°F, while nights are about the same with lows around 54°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Tue) to allow enough time to ride a ferry to Mackinaw City.

Things to do in Mackinac Island

Historic Sites · Tours · Outdoors · Museums
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Mackinaw City

Mackinaw City ©
Mackinaw City is a village in Emmet and Cheboygan counties in the U.S. Start off your visit on the 16th (Wed): visit a coastal fixture at McGulpin Point Lighthouse & Historic Site, see the interesting displays at Icebreaker Mackinaw Maritime Museum Inc., then get engrossed in the history at Museum of Ojibwa Culture, and finally admire the majestic nature at Straits State Park. Here are some ideas for day two: admire the majestic nature at Petoskey State Park, take a stroll through Historic Gaslight District, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Little Traverse Wheelway.

To see ratings, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Mackinaw City holiday planner.

Traveling by ferry from Mackinac Island to Mackinaw City takes an hour. In September, plan for daily highs up to 67°F, and evening lows to 54°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Munising.

Things to do in Mackinaw City

Parks · Nature · Museums · Trails

Side Trips

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Munising

Munising
Munising is a city on the southern shore of Lake Superior on the Upper Peninsula of the U.S. Get in touch with nature at Kitch-Iti-Kipi (The Big Spring) and Sand Point Beach. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Lakenenland Sculpture Park and Tannery Falls. Change things up with these side-trips from Munising: Palms Book State Park (in Manistique) and Marquette (Downtown Marquette & Sugarloaf Mountain). Next up on the itinerary: take in the dramatic scenery at Wagner Falls.

To find photos, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Munising online tour itinerary planner.

Getting from Mackinaw City to Munising by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and taxi. September in Munising sees daily highs of 71°F and lows of 53°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Munising

Parks · Nature · Beaches · Museums

Side Trips

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Must see
Sand Point Beach
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