15 days in Michigan Itinerary

15 days in Michigan Itinerary

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15 days in Michigan Itinerary

Start: Lansing
Fly + taxi:  5​h
1
Munising
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 30​min
2
Paradise
— 1 night
Drive + ferry:  2​h
3
Mackinac Island
— 2 nights
ferry + bus:  4​h 45​min
4
Empire
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 15​min
5
Ludington
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
6
Holland
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h
7
Saint Joseph
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h
8
Dearborn
— 2 nights
Fly:  15​h 15​min
End: Florence

1
night
Munising

Munising ©
Munising is a city on the southern shore of Lake Superior on the Upper Peninsula of the U.S. On the 1st (Sat), explore the striking landscape of Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore. Keep things going the next day: take in the exciting artwork at Lakenenland Sculpture Park, then stop by Open Wings Pottery & Gallery, then stroll through Sand Point Beach, and finally take in the dramatic natural features at Miners Castle Rock.

For traveler tips, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, read Munising trip planner .

Lansing to Munising is an approximately 5-hour combination of flight and taxi. You can also drive; or do a combination of bus, flight, and taxi. Prepare for a bit cooler weather when traveling from Lansing in June: high temperatures in Munising hover around 23°C and lows are around 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Sun) early enough to drive to Paradise.

Things to do in Munising

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trip

Lakenenland Sculpture Park
Highlights from your plan
Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore ©
Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore
Sand Point Beach ©
Sand Point Beach
Open Wings Pottery & Gallery ©
Open Wings Pottery & Gallery

1
night
Paradise

Paradise ©
Paradise is an unincorporated community in Whitefish Township, Chippewa County in the U.S. Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Mon): see the interesting displays at Great Lakes Shipwreck Museum, get engrossed in the history at Whitefish Point Light, then explore the activities along Tahquamenon Falls, and finally take in the dramatic scenery at Tahquamenon Falls State Park.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Paradise trip itinerary tool .

Drive from Munising to Paradise in 2.5 hours. In June, daily temperatures in Paradise can reach 24°C, while at night they dip to 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Mon) to allow time to travel to Mackinac Island.

Things to do in Paradise

Parks Nature Museums
Highlights from your plan
Tahquamenon Falls State Park ©
Tahquamenon Falls State Park
Great Lakes Shipwreck Museum ©
Great Lakes Shipwreck Museum
Tahquamenon Falls ©
Tahquamenon Falls

2
nights
Mackinac Island

Mackinac Island ©
Mackinac Island is a city in Mackinac County in the U.S. On the 4th (Tue), steep yourself in history at Fort Holmes, take in the architecture and atmosphere at St Anne's Catholic Church, expand your understanding of the military at Fort Mackinac, then take in the dramatic natural features at Arch Rock, and finally immerse yourself in nature at Mackinac Island State Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: visit a coastal fixture at Round Island Lighthouse, look for all kinds of wild species at The Original Mackinac Island Butterfly House & Insect World, steep yourself in history at Biddle House, then make a trip to Is it you spot from Somewhere in Time movie!, then take a pleasant ride with a tour on horseback, and finally head off the coast to Eagle Point Cave.

To see other places to visit, reviews, photos, and tourist information, use the Mackinac Island day trip planner.

Traveling by combination of car and ferry from Paradise to Mackinac Island takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi, bus, and ferry. Expect a daytime high around 22°C in June, and nighttime lows around 12°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Empire.

Things to do in Mackinac Island

Parks Nature Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Arch Rock ©
Arch Rock
Mackinac Island State Park ©
Mackinac Island State Park
Fort Mackinac ©
Fort Mackinac

1
night
Empire

Empire ©
Empire is a village in Leelanau County in the U.S. On the 6th (Thu), explore the wealth of natural beauty at Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Platte Point Beach, and then admire all the interesting features of Pierce Stocking Scenic Drive.

To see more things to do, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Empire attractions planner .

Do a combination of ferry, bus, and taxi from Mackinac Island to Empire in 5 hours. In June, plan for daily highs up to 26°C, and evening lows to 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Thu) so you can drive to Ludington.

Things to do in Empire

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trip

Platte Point Beach
Highlights from your plan

2
nights
Ludington

Ludington ©
Ludington is a city in the state of Michigan. On the 7th (Fri), immerse yourself in nature at Silver Lake State Park, then enjoy the sea views from Little Sable Point Lighthouse, and then kick back and relax at Silver Lake State Park. On your second day here, learn about all things military at Port of Ludington Maritime Museum, then kick back and relax at Stearns Park, then enjoy the sea views from Big Sable Point Lighthouse, and finally admire the majestic nature at Ludington State Park.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Ludington trip itinerary builder site .

Traveling by car from Empire to Ludington takes 2.5 hours. In June, plan for daily highs up to 26°C, and evening lows to 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Sat) so you can drive to Holland.

Things to do in Ludington

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

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

2
nights
Holland

Holland ©
Holland is a city in the western region of the Lower Peninsula of the U.S. On the 9th (Sun), enjoy the sea views from South Haven Lighthouses, then explore the activities along North Beach, and then kick back and relax at Holland State Park Beach. Here are some ideas for day two: identify plant and animal life at De Graaf Nature Center, then look for gifts at Good Goods, and then kick back and relax at Oval Beach.

To see traveler tips, photos, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Holland online route planner .

Traveling by car from Ludington to Holland takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi, bus, and train. Traveling from Ludington in June, Holland is a bit warmer at night with lows of 17°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Saint Joseph.

Things to do in Holland

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

South Haven, Saugatuck
Highlights from your plan
Holland State Park Beach ©
Holland State Park Beach
Oval Beach ©
Oval Beach
South Haven Lighthouses ©
South Haven Lighthouses

1
night
Saint Joseph

Saint Joseph ©
St. Kick off your visit on the 11th (Tue): admire the majestic nature at Grand Mere State Park, immerse yourself in nature at Warren Dunes State Park, then kick back and relax at Silver Beach County Park, and finally don't miss a visit to Whirlpool Compass Fountain.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Saint Joseph driving holiday planner .

Traveling by car from Holland to Saint Joseph takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In June, plan for daily highs up to 30°C, and evening lows to 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Dearborn.

Things to do in Saint Joseph

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Warren Dunes State Park, Grand Mere State Park
Highlights from your plan
Silver Beach County Park ©
Silver Beach County Park
Warren Dunes State Park ©
Warren Dunes State Park
Whirlpool Compass Fountain ©
Whirlpool Compass Fountain

2
nights
Dearborn

Dearborn ©
Dearborn sits as part of the Detroit metropolitan area and was the home of Henry Ford.
Start off your visit on the 12th (Wed): examine the collection at Greenfield Village, then examine the collection at The Henry Ford, then admire the majestic nature at Island Lake State Recreation Area, and finally explore and take pictures at Comerica Park.

To see photos, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, read Dearborn day trip site .

You can drive from Saint Joseph to Dearborn in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 30°C in June, and nighttime lows around 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 13th (Thu) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Dearborn

Museums Outdoors Parks

Side Trips

Detroit, Island Lake State Recreation Area
Highlights from your plan
The Henry Ford ©
The Henry Ford
Greenfield Village ©
Greenfield Village
Detroit Institute of Arts ©
Detroit Institute of Arts

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