14 days in Michigan Itinerary

14 days in Michigan Itinerary

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14 days in Michigan Itinerary

Start: Macomb
+2
Drive + Fly + Drive:  7 h
1
Mackinac Island
— 2 nights
Ferry + Drive:  2 h
2
Paradise
— 2 nights
Drive:  2 h 30 min
3
Munising
— 2 nights
Drive:  1 h
4
Manistique
— 2 nights
Drive:  2 h 45 min
5
Charlevoix
— 2 nights
Drive:  1 h 15 min
6
Traverse City
— 2 nights
Drive:  2 h 30 min
7
Ludington
— 1 night
Drive:  4 h 15 min
End: Macomb

2
nights
Mackinac Island

Mackinac Island ©
Mackinac Island is a city in Mackinac County in the U.S. Start off your visit on the 19th (Sun): pause for some serene contemplation at Trinity Church, then learn about all things military at Fort Mackinac, then explore the striking landscape at Arch Rock, and finally admire the majestic nature at Mackinac Island State Park. Here are some ideas for day two: get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at St Anne's Catholic Church, then take a pleasant ride with a tour on horseback, and finally look for all kinds of wild species at The Original Mackinac Island Butterfly House & Insect World.

To find where to stay, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Mackinac Island journey planner.

Macomb to Mackinac Island is an approximately 7- hour combination of car and flight. Traveling from Macomb in July, you will find days in Mackinac Island are slightly colder (73°F), and nights are about the same (58°F). On the 21st (Tue), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Paradise.

Things to do in Mackinac Island

Parks Nature Historic Sites
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Arch Rock ©
Arch Rock
Mackinac Island State Park ©
Mackinac Island State Park
Fort Mackinac ©
Fort Mackinac

2
nights
Paradise

Paradise ©
Paradise is an unincorporated community in Whitefish Township, Chippewa County in the U.S. On the 21st (Tue), see the sky in a new way at Whitefish Point Bird Observatory. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take an in-depth tour of Whitefish Point Light, examine the collection at Great Lakes Shipwreck Museum, and then visit a coastal fixture at Point Iroquois Lighthouse.

To find photos, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Paradise trip planning website.

Do a combination of ferry and car from Mackinac Island to Paradise in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and bus. Traveling from Mackinac Island in July, Paradise is a bit cooler at night with lows of 53°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Thu) so you can go by car to Munising.

Things to do in Paradise

Parks Museums Nature

Side Trip

Point Iroquois Lighthouse
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Tahquamenon Falls State Park ©
Tahquamenon Falls State Park
Great Lakes Shipwreck Museum ©
Great Lakes Shipwreck Museum
Tahquamenon Falls ©
Tahquamenon Falls

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nights
Munising

Munising is a city on the southern shore of Lake Superior on the Upper Peninsula of the U.S. Start off your visit on the 24th (Fri): admire the sheer force of Miners Falls, then take in the dramatic natural features at Miners Castle Rock, then take an in-depth tour of Pictured Rocks Interpretive Center, and finally take a memorable tour with Tours.

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Traveling by car from Paradise to Munising takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and shuttle. July in Munising sees daily highs of 74°F and lows of 56°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Manistique.

Things to do in Munising

Parks Nature Outdoors
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Boat Tours & Water Sports
Miners Falls ©
Miners Falls
Pictured Rocks Interpretive Center ©
Pictured Rocks Interpretive Center

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nights
Manistique

Manistique ©
Manistique, formerly Monistique, is the only incorporated city in and the county seat of Schoolcraft County of the U.S. Start off your visit on the 25th (Sat): immerse yourself in nature at Palms Book State Park, explore the activities along Kitch-Iti-Kipi (The Big Spring), and then immerse yourself in nature at Fayette Historic State Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: trek along The Manistique Boardwalk and River Walk, then do a tasting at Garden Bay Winery, then relax in the rural setting at Thompson State Fish Hatchery, and finally get to know the resident critters at GarLyn Zoological Park.

To see reviews, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Manistique trip itinerary maker website.

You can drive from Munising to Manistique in an hour. In July, plan for daily highs up to 72°F, and evening lows to 53°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Charlevoix.

Things to do in Manistique

Parks Nature Trails

Side Trips

Fayette Historic State Park, Garden Bay Winery, GarLyn Zoological Park
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Fayette Historic State Park ©
Fayette Historic State Park
Kitch-Iti-Kipi (The Big Spring) ©
Kitch-Iti-Kipi (The Big Spring)
Palms Book State Park
Palms Book State Park

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Charlevoix

Charlevoix ©
Charlevoix is a city in the U.S. On the 27th (Mon), admire the striking features of Mushroom House Tours of Charlevoix, then steep yourself in history at Castle Farms, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Michigan Beach Park, and finally kick back and relax at Depot Beach. Here are some ideas for day two: grab your bike and head to Little Traverse Wheelway, then immerse yourself in nature at Petoskey State Park, and then contemplate the long history of McGulpin Point Lighthouse & Historic Site.

For photos, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Charlevoix visit site.

You can drive from Manistique to Charlevoix in 3 hours. Traveling from Manistique in July, plan for somewhat warmer nights in Charlevoix, with lows around 59°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Traverse City.

Things to do in Charlevoix

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Petoskey, McGulpin Point Lighthouse & Historic Site
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Little Traverse Wheelway ©
Little Traverse Wheelway
Petoskey State Park ©
Petoskey State Park

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nights
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.
Start off your visit on the 29th (Wed): visit a coastal fixture at Mission Point Lighthouse and then explore the wealth of natural beauty at Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: sample some tasty brews at a beer tour and tasting, then take a memorable tour with Tours, and then take in the waterfront at Boardman River Boardwalk.

To see reviews, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Traverse City day trip planner.

Drive from Charlevoix to Traverse City in 1.5 hours. In July, daytime highs in Traverse City are 80°F, while nighttime lows are 59°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Fri) to allow time to drive to Ludington.

Things to do in Traverse City

Historic Sites Tours Wildlife

Side Trip

Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore
Highlights from your plan
Beer Tastings & Tours
Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore ©
Boat Tours & Water Sports

1
night
Ludington

Ludington ©
Ludington is a city in the state of Michigan. Kick off your visit on the 31st (Fri): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Father Jacques Marquette Shrine, walk around Ludington State Park, then stroll around Stearns Park, and finally walk around Ludington Waterfront Park.

To find reviews, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Ludington online trip maker.

You can drive from Traverse City to Ludington in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi. Expect a daytime high around 76°F in July, and nighttime lows around 57°F. On the 1st (Sat), you'll have the morning to explore before heading back home.

Things to do in Ludington

Parks Outdoors Beaches
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Ludington State Park ©
Ludington State Park
Ludington Waterfront Park ©
Ludington Waterfront Park

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