15 days in Michigan Itinerary

15 days in Michigan Itinerary

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South Haven
— 2 nights
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Traverse City
— 3 nights
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Mackinac Island
— 2 nights
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Saint Ignace
— 2 nights
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Munising
— 2 nights
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Marquette
— 2 nights

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South Haven

South Haven is a city in the U.S. Start off your visit on the 17th (Thu): browse the fresh offerings at Holland Farmers Market, walk around Pier Cove Park, then get interesting insight from Tours, and finally enjoy the sea views from South Haven Lighthouses. Here are some ideas for day two: trek along Kal Haven Trail, then examine the collection at Michigan Maritime Museum, and then kick back and relax at North Beach.

To find maps, photos, and more tourist information, go to the South Haven trip planning site.

Johannesburg, South Africa to South Haven is an approximately 29-hour combination of flight and car. You'll gain 7 hours traveling from Johannesburg to South Haven due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Johannesburg in September, you will find days in South Haven are a bit cooler (27°C), and nights are about the same (15°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Fri) early enough to drive to Traverse City.

Things to do in South Haven

Outdoors · Parks · Tours · Trails

Side Trips

Highlights from your plan
Boat Tours & Water Sports
Michigan Maritime Museum ©
Michigan Maritime Museum
Holland Farmers Market ©
Holland Farmers Market

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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 Clinch Park and Carlson's Fishery. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Brys Estate Vineyard & Winery and Black Star Farms. Change things up with a short trip to Fishtown in Leland (about 38 minutes away). Next up on the itinerary: examine the collection at Music House Museum, learn about winemaking at Chateau Chantal Winery & Tasting Room, and brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Grand Traverse Distillery.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Traverse City trip planner.

Drive from South Haven to Traverse City in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and flight. In September, daytime highs in Traverse City are 27°C, while nighttime lows are 14°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Mackinac Island.

Things to do in Traverse City

Wineries · Parks · Wildlife · Beaches

Side Trips

Highlights from your plan
Music House Museum ©
Music House Museum
Bowers Harbor Vineyards ©
Bowers Harbor Vineyards
Brys Estate Vineyard & Winery ©
Brys Estate Vineyard & Winery

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Mackinac Island

Mackinac Island ©
Mackinac Island is a city in Mackinac County in the U.S. Start off your visit on the 22nd (Tue): make a trip to Is It You Spot From Somewhere in Time Movie!, then examine the collection at The Richard and Jane Manoogian Mackinac Art Museum, then contemplate the long history of Fort Holmes, 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: stop by Island House Bike Shop, get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports, then trot along with a tour on horseback, and finally tee off at Jewel Golf Course.

For more things to do, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Mackinac Island trip itinerary planning tool.

Traveling by combination of bus and ferry from Traverse City to Mackinac Island takes 5 hours. When traveling from Traverse City in September, plan for little chillier days and about the same nights in Mackinac Island: temperatures range from 22°C by day to 14°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Wed) so you can catch the ferry to Saint Ignace.

Things to do in Mackinac Island

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

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Saint Ignace

Saint Ignace ©
Saint Ignace, usually written as St. On the 24th (Thu), do a tasting at Mackinac Island Winery, then examine the collection at Icebreaker Mackinaw Maritime Museum Inc., and then contemplate the long history of McGulpin Point Lighthouse & Historic Site. Keep things going the next day: get engrossed in the history at Museum of Ojibwa Culture, see the interesting displays at Fort de Baude Museum, then step aboard Shepler's Lighthouse Cruises, and finally walk around Bridge View Park.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Saint Ignace trip builder tool.

Getting from Mackinac Island to Saint Ignace by ferry takes about an hour. In September, plan for daily highs up to 22°C, and evening lows to 14°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Munising.

Things to do in Saint Ignace

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Wineries

Side Trip

Highlights from your plan
Icebreaker Mackinaw Maritime Museum Inc. ©
Icebreaker Mackinaw Maritime Museum Inc.
Museum of Ojibwa Culture ©
Museum of Ojibwa Culture
Fort de Baude Museum ©
Fort de Baude Museum

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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 26th (Sat): paddle through the water with Pictured Rocks Kayaking, take in the dramatic scenery at Bridal Veil Falls, and then take in the dramatic scenery at Miners Falls. On the next day, tour the pleasant surroundings at Sand Point Beach, then take in the dramatic scenery at Alger Falls, and then admire the sheer force of Wagner Falls.

Discover how to plan a Munising trip in just a few steps with Inspirock's itinerary builder.

Traveling by car from Saint Ignace to Munising takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi. September in Munising sees daily highs of 25°C and lows of 13°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Sun) early enough to drive to Marquette.

Things to do in Munising

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Tours
Highlights from your plan
Sand Point Beach ©
Sand Point Beach
Pictured Rocks Kayaking ©
Pictured Rocks Kayaking
Alger Falls ©
Alger Falls

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Marquette

Marquette ©
Marquette is a city in the U.S. Kick off your visit on the 28th (Mon): get a taste of the local shopping with Lakenenland Sculpture Park, take in the awesome beauty at Sugarloaf Mountain, and then take a stroll through Downtown Marquette.

For where to stay, reviews, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Marquette holiday maker app.

You can drive from Munising to Marquette in 1.5 hours. Plan for slightly colder nights when traveling from Munising in September since evenings lows in Marquette dip to 10°C. On the 29th (Tue), you'll travel back home.

Things to do in Marquette

Parks · Nature · Museums · Neighborhoods
Highlights from your plan
Downtown Marquette ©
Downtown Marquette
Lakenenland Sculpture Park ©
Lakenenland Sculpture Park
Sugarloaf Mountain ©
Sugarloaf Mountain

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