14 days in Michigan Itinerary

14 days in Michigan Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Mackinac Island
— 2 nights
2
Mackinaw City
— 3 nights
3
Manistique
— 2 nights
4
Empire
— 2 nights
5
Ludington
— 2 nights
6
Muskegon
— 2 nights

2
nights
Mackinac Island

Mackinac Island ©
Mackinac Island is a city in Mackinac County in the U.S. Kick off your visit on the 9th (Fri): see the interesting displays at The Richard and Jane Manoogian Mackinac Art Museum, explore the striking landscape at Arch Rock, steep yourself in history at Fort Holmes, thentake in the architecture and atmosphere at St Anne's Catholic Church, and finally trot along with a tour on horseback. Keep things going the next day: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Trinity Church, make a trip to Is It You Spot From Somewhere in Time Movie!, steep yourself in history at Biddle House, thenimmerse yourself in nature at Mackinac Island State Park, and finally explore the galleries of Fort Mackinac.

To find photos, maps, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Mackinac Island road trip tool.

Charlotte to Mackinac Island is an approximately 8.5-hour combination of flight and bus. You can also take a bus; or take a bus. Traveling from Charlotte in August, expect Mackinac Island to be little chillier, temps between °F and °F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Sat) so you can catch the ferry to Mackinaw City.

Things to do in Mackinac Island

Nature Parks Museums
Highlights from your plan
St Anne's Catholic Church ©
St Anne's Catholic Church
Fort Holmes ©
Fort Holmes

3
nights
Mackinaw City

Mackinaw City ©
Mackinaw City is a village in Emmet and Cheboygan counties in the U.S. Popular historic sites such as Point Iroquois Lighthouse and Grand Traverse Lighthouse Museum are in your itinerary. Museum-lovers will get to explore Museum Ship Valley Camp and Museum of Ojibwa Culture. Change things up with these side-trips from Mackinaw City: Crooked Vine Vineyard & Winery (in Alanson) and Cross In The Woods National Shrine (in Indian River). The adventure continues: take an in-depth tour of Mackinaw Bridge Museum, contemplate the waterfront views at Nancy Dagwell Campbell Park, steep yourself in history at Historic Mill Creek Discovery Park, and take in the views from Mackinac Bridge.

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Traveling by ferry from Mackinac Island to Mackinaw City takes an hour. In August, daily temperatures in Mackinaw City can reach °F, while at night they dip to °F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Manistique.

Things to do in Mackinaw City

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trips

Saint Ignace, Crooked Vine Vineyard & Winery, Museum Ship Valley Camp, Point Iroquois Lighthouse, Cross In The Woods National Shrine
Highlights from your plan
Museum Ship Valley Camp ©
Museum Ship Valley Camp
Point Iroquois Lighthouse ©
Point Iroquois Lighthouse
Cross In The Woods National Shrine ©
Cross In The Woods National Shrine

2
nights
Manistique

Manistique
Manistique, formerly Monistique, is the only incorporated city in and the county seat of Schoolcraft County of the U.S. On the 14th (Wed), take in the exciting artwork at Lake Effect Art Gallery, stop by The Mustard Seed, thentake in the dramatic natural features at Palms Book State Park, and finally explore the activities along Kitch-Iti-Kipi (The Big Spring). Keep things going the next day: hike along The Manistique Boardwalk and River Walk, thenimmerse yourself in nature at Fayette Historic State Park, and then contemplate the long history of Historical Village Fayette Park.

To see maps, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Manistique planning tool.

You can drive from Mackinaw City to Manistique in 2 hours. Plan for little chillier nights when traveling from Mackinaw City in August since evenings lows in Manistique dip to °F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Thu) so you can travel to Empire.

Things to do in Manistique

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trip

Garden
Highlights from your plan
Palms Book State Park
Palms Book State Park
Fayette Historic State Park ©
Fayette Historic State Park
Kitch-Iti-Kipi (The Big Spring) ©
Kitch-Iti-Kipi (The Big Spring)

2
nights
Empire

Empire ©
Empire is a village in Leelanau County in the U.S. On the 16th (Fri), visit a coastal fixture at Point Betsie Lighthouse, thenenjoy the sand and surf at Lake Michigan Beach Park, and then hike along Empire Bluff Trail. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: look for all kinds of wild species at Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore, thentrek along Pyramid Point Trail, and then shop like a local with Ellie Harold Art Studio & Gallery.

To see ratings, maps, and tourist information, read our Empire trip planning site.

Traveling by car from Manistique to Empire takes 4.5 hours. In August, plan for daily highs up to °F, and evening lows to °F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Ludington.

Things to do in Empire

Parks Outdoors Trails

Side Trip

Frankfort
Highlights from your plan
Point Betsie Lighthouse ©
Point Betsie Lighthouse
Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore ©
Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore

2
nights
Ludington

Ludington ©
Ludington is a city in the state of Michigan. Start off your visit on the 18th (Sun): enjoy the sea views from Ludington North Breakwater Light, visit a coastal fixture at Little Sable Point Lighthouse, thenenjoy the sand and surf at Silver Lake State Park Pedestrian Dune Access, and finally look for gifts at The Jam Farm. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 19th (Mon): stroll around Stearns Park, enjoy the sea views from Big Sable Point Lighthouse, and then admire the majestic nature at Charles Mears State Park.

For maps, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Ludington trip builder site.

You can drive from Empire to Ludington in 2 hours. In August, plan for daily highs up to °F, and evening lows to °F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Mon) so you can drive to Muskegon.

Things to do in Ludington

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

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

2
nights
Muskegon

Muskegon ©
Muskegon is a city in the U.S. On the 20th (Tue), see the interesting displays at USS Silversides Submarine Museum, thencontemplate the long history of Hackley and Hume Historic Site, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Saugatuck Dunes State Park. Here are some ideas for day two: enjoy the sand and surf at Pere Marquette Park, thentake in nature's colorful creations at The Monet Garden of Muskegon, and then admire the majestic nature at Grand Haven State Park.

For photos, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Muskegon day trip tool.

You can drive from Ludington to Muskegon in an hour. August in Muskegon sees daily highs of °F and lows of °F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Wed) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Muskegon

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Saugatuck Dunes State Park, Grand Haven State Park
Highlights from your plan
USS Silversides Submarine Museum ©
USS Silversides Submarine Museum
Saugatuck Dunes State Park ©
Saugatuck Dunes State Park
Hackley and Hume Historic Site ©
Hackley and Hume Historic Site

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