15 days in Michigan Itinerary

15 days in Michigan Itinerary

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15 days in Michigan Itinerary

Start: Dublin
Fly + Drive:  17​h 30​min
1
Munising
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
2
Mackinaw City
— 2 nights
ferry:  30​min
3
Mackinac Island
— 2 nights
ferry + bus:  4​h 45​min
4
Empire
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
5
Ludington
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
6
Holland
— 3 nights
Fly:  15​h 15​min
End: Dublin

3
nights
Munising

Munising ©
Munising is a city on the southern shore of Lake Superior on the Upper Peninsula of the U.S. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Sand Point Beach and Chapel Rock and Beach. Take a break from the city and head to Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore and Alger Falls. Change things up with a short trip to Seney National Wildlife Refuge in Seney (about 1 hour away). There's more to do: take in the dramatic scenery at Spray Falls and take in the pleasant sights at Autrain Falls.

To see other places to visit and tourist information, refer to the Munising day trip site .

Dublin, Ireland to Munising is an approximately 17.5-hour combination of flight and car. Traveling from Dublin to Munising, you'll gain 5 hours due to the time zone difference. In June, daily temperatures in Munising can reach 23°C, while at night they dip to 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Mackinaw City.

Things to do in Munising

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

Autrain Falls, Seney National Wildlife Refuge
Highlights from your plan
Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore ©
Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore
Seney National Wildlife Refuge ©
Seney National Wildlife Refuge
Sand Point Beach ©
Sand Point Beach

2
nights
Mackinaw City

Mackinaw City ©
Mackinaw City is a village in Emmet and Cheboygan counties in the U.S. Kick off your visit on the 17th (Wed): admire the majestic nature at Straits State Park, get engrossed in the history at Museum of Ojibwa Culture, then contemplate the long history of Indian Village, and finally steep yourself in history at Historic Mill Creek Discovery Park. On your second day here, take in the spiritual surroundings of Cross In The Woods National Shrine and then explore the wealth of natural beauty at Headlands International Dark Sky Park.

For ratings, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Mackinaw City trip planner .

Traveling by car from Munising to Mackinaw City takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus. In June, plan for daily highs up to 22°C, and evening lows to 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Thu) to allow time to ride a ferry to Mackinac Island.

Things to do in Mackinaw City

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Saint Ignace, Cross In The Woods National Shrine
Highlights from your plan
Historic Mill Creek Discovery Park ©
Headlands International Dark Sky Park ©
Cross In The Woods National Shrine ©
Cross In The Woods National Shrine

2
nights
Mackinac Island

Mackinac Island ©
Mackinac Island is a city in Mackinac County in the U.S. On the 19th (Fri), head off the coast to Eagle Point Cave, take a pleasant ride with a tour on horseback, steep yourself in history at Biddle House, take in the architecture and atmosphere at St Anne's Catholic Church, then make a trip to Fort Holmes, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Trinity Church. Here are some ideas for day two: immerse yourself in nature at Mackinac Island State Park, explore the striking landscape at Arch Rock, and then look for gifts at Murdick's Fudge.

To see photos, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Mackinac Island travel planner.

Mackinac Island is just a stone's throw from Mackinaw City. In June in Mackinac Island, expect temperatures between 22°C during the day and 12°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Sat) so you can travel to Empire.

Things to do in Mackinac Island

Parks Nature Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
St Anne's Catholic Church ©
St Anne's Catholic Church
Fort Holmes
Fort Holmes
Mackinac Island State Park ©
Mackinac Island State Park

2
nights
Empire

Empire ©
Empire is a village in Leelanau County in the U.S. Kick off your visit on the 21st (Sun): explore and take pictures at Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore, then steep yourself in history at Fishtown, and then brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Northern Latitudes Distillery. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 22nd (Mon): trek along Empire Bluff Trail, then visit a coastal fixture at Point Betsie Lighthouse, then learn about winemaking at St. Ambrose Cellars, and finally enjoy the sea views from South Manitou Island Lighthouse.

To see maps, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Empire vacation planner .

Traveling by combination of ferry and bus from Mackinac Island to Empire takes 5 hours. In June in Empire, expect temperatures between 26°C during the day and 13°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Mon) so you can drive to Ludington.

Things to do in Empire

Historic Sites Parks Wildlife

Side Trips

Northern Latitudes Distillery, South Manitou Island Lighthouse, Fishtown, Point Betsie Lighthouse, St. Ambrose Cellars
Highlights from your plan
Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore ©
Point Betsie Lighthouse ©
Point Betsie Lighthouse
South Manitou Island Lighthouse ©
South Manitou Island Lighthouse

2
nights
Ludington

Ludington ©
Ludington is a city in the state of Michigan. Start off your visit on the 23rd (Tue): kick back and relax at Silver Lake State Park Pedestrian Dune Access, then enjoy the sea views from Little Sable Point Lighthouse, and then stop by The Jam Farm. Here are some ideas for day two: enjoy the sand and surf at Stearns Park, enjoy the sea views from Big Sable Point Lighthouse, and then visit a coastal fixture at Ludington North Breakwater Light.

To see reviews, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Ludington trip website .

Traveling by car from Empire to Ludington takes 2 hours. In June, daytime highs in Ludington are 26°C, while nighttime lows are 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Holland.

Things to do in Ludington

Beaches Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

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

3
nights
Holland

Holland ©
Holland is a city in the western region of the Lower Peninsula of the U.S. Start off your visit on the 25th (Thu): admire the majestic nature at Grand Haven State Park and then stroll through Pere Marquette Park. Here are some ideas for day two: hike along Kal Haven Trail and then glide through natural beauty at Saugatuck Dunes State Park.

For more things to do, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Holland trip itinerary site .

Traveling by car from Ludington to Holland takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi, bus, and train. Plan for a bit warmer nights when traveling from Ludington in June since evenings lows in Holland dip to 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Holland

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

Kal Haven Trail, Pere Marquette Park, Grand Haven State Park
Highlights from your plan
Saugatuck Dunes State Park ©
Saugatuck Dunes State Park
Grand Haven State Park ©
Grand Haven State Park

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