15 days in Michigan Itinerary

15 days in Michigan Itinerary

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South Haven
— 1 day
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Muskegon
— 2 nights
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Ludington
— 2 nights
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Traverse City
— 3 nights
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Mackinac Island
— 2 nights
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Mackinaw City
— 3 nights
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Munising
— 2 nights

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South Haven

South Haven ©
South Haven is a city in the U.S. On the 14th (Mon), see the interesting displays at Michigan Maritime Museum, stroll through Kal Haven Trail, and then visit a coastal fixture at South Haven Lighthouses.

To see ratings, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the South Haven trip maker app.

Chicago to South Haven is an approximately 2.5-hour car ride. You can also take a train; or take a bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Chicago to South Haven is 1 hour. Traveling from Chicago in September, expect little chillier with lows of 55°F in South Haven. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Mon) so you can drive to Muskegon.

Things to do in South Haven

Trails · Outdoors · Historic Sites · Parks
Highlights from your plan
Michigan Maritime Museum ©
Michigan Maritime Museum
South Haven Lighthouses ©
South Haven Lighthouses

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Muskegon

Muskegon ©
Muskegon is a city in the U.S. On the 15th (Tue), enjoy the sand and surf at Pere Marquette Park, then see the interesting displays at USS Silversides Submarine Museum, then pause for some photo ops at Downtown Muskegon Public Art, and finally admire the majestic nature at Muskegon State Park. On your second day here, admire the majestic nature at Hoffmaster State Park, then visit a coastal fixture at Grand Haven Lighthouse and Pier, and then admire the majestic nature at Grand Haven State Park.

For other places to visit, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, use the Muskegon trip maker.

Getting from South Haven to Muskegon by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. Expect a daytime high around 75°F in September, and nighttime lows around 55°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Wed) so you can drive to Ludington.

Things to do in Muskegon

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Beaches

Side Trip

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USS Silversides Submarine Museum ©
USS Silversides Submarine Museum
Grand Haven State Park ©
Grand Haven State Park
Hoffmaster State Park ©
Hoffmaster State Park

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Ludington

Ludington ©
Ludington is a city in the state of Michigan. Kick off your visit on the 17th (Thu): enjoy the sea views from Little Sable Point Lighthouse, then enjoy the sand and surf at Silver Lake State Park Pedestrian Dune Access, and then get engrossed in the history at Historic White Pine Village. On the next day, walk around Stearns Park, visit a coastal fixture at Big Sable Point Lighthouse, then stop by The Jam Farm, and finally enjoy the sea views from Ludington North Breakwater Light.

To see other places to visit, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Ludington travel route planner.

You can drive from Muskegon to Ludington in an hour. In September, plan for daily highs up to 72°F, and evening lows to 52°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Fri) early enough to drive to Traverse City.

Things to do in Ludington

Historic Sites · Outdoors · Beaches · Parks

Side Trips

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

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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.
Fishtown and Point Betsie Lighthouse will appeal to history buffs. Get outdoors at Empire Bluff Trail and Carlson's Fishery. Take a break from Traverse City with a short trip to Pyramid Point Trail in Empire, about 44 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: cast your line with a fishing tour, brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Northern Latitudes Distillery, see the interesting displays at Music House Museum, and do a tasting at Brys Estate Vineyard & Winery.

To see maps, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Traverse City trip itinerary maker.

Getting from Ludington to Traverse City by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: 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. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Mon) to allow time to travel to Mackinac Island.

Things to do in Traverse City

Outdoors · Parks · Wildlife · Trails

Side Trips

Highlights from your plan
Fishing Charters & Tours
Music House Museum ©
Music House Museum
Fishtown ©
Fishtown

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Mackinac Island

Mackinac Island ©
Mackinac Island is a city in Mackinac County in the U.S. On the 22nd (Tue), step off the mainland to explore Eagle Point Cave, take a pleasant ride with a tour on horseback, see the interesting displays at The Richard and Jane Manoogian Mackinac Art Museum, contemplate the long history of Fort Holmes, then take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at St Anne's Catholic Church. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: look for all kinds of wild species at Wings of Mackinac Butterfly Conservatory, stop by Island House Bike Shop, steep yourself in history at Biddle House, then play a few rounds at Jewel Golf Course, and finally make a trip to Is It You Spot From Somewhere in Time Movie!.

To see reviews, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Mackinac Island trip itinerary app.

You can do a combination of bus and ferry from Traverse City to Mackinac Island in 5 hours. Expect slightly colder weather when traveling from Traverse City in September: highs in Mackinac Island hover around 67°F, while lows dip to 54°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Wed) early enough to ride a ferry to Mackinaw City.

Things to do in Mackinac Island

Outdoors · Historic Sites · Tours · Parks
Highlights from your plan
St Anne's Catholic Church ©
St Anne's Catholic Church
Fort Holmes ©
Fort Holmes

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Mackinaw City

Mackinaw City ©
Mackinaw City is a village in Emmet and Cheboygan counties in the U.S. Popular historic sites such as Cross In The Woods National Shrine and McGulpin Point Lighthouse & Historic Site are in your itinerary. Appreciate the collections at Icebreaker Mackinaw Maritime Museum Inc. and Museum of Ojibwa Culture. Explore Mackinaw City's surroundings by going to Petoskey (Petoskey State Park, Historic Gaslight District, &more). Next up on the itinerary: enjoy the sea views from Shepler's Lighthouse Cruises, admire the majestic nature at Straits State Park, and walk around Bridge View Park.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Mackinaw City holiday planning website.

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. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Sat) early enough to drive to Munising.

Things to do in Mackinaw City

Parks · Historic Sites · Nature · Museums

Side Trips

Highlights from your plan
Straits State Park ©
Straits State Park
Icebreaker Mackinaw Maritime Museum Inc. ©
Icebreaker Mackinaw Maritime Museum Inc.
Cross In The Woods National Shrine ©
Cross In The Woods National Shrine

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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. Start off your visit on the 27th (Sun): tour the pleasant surroundings at Sand Point Beach, then admire the sheer force of Wagner Falls, and then explore the activities along Kitch-Iti-Kipi (The Big Spring). Keep things going the next day: take a stroll through Downtown Marquette, shop like a local with Lakenenland Sculpture Park, and then admire the sheer force of Miners Falls.

For photos, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Munising travel itinerary planner.

Drive from Mackinaw City to Munising in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi. In September in Munising, expect temperatures between 71°F during the day and 53°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Mon) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Munising

Parks · Nature · Neighborhoods · Outdoors

Side Trips

Highlights from your plan
Sand Point Beach ©
Sand Point Beach
Wagner Falls ©
Wagner Falls
Lakenenland Sculpture Park ©
Lakenenland Sculpture Park

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