19 days in Michigan Itinerary

19 days in Michigan Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Michigan holiday planner

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Make it your trip
Fly
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Detroit
— 2 nights
Drive
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Empire
— 2 nights
Drive
3
Mackinaw City
— 1 night
Ferry
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Mackinac Island
— 1 night
Ferry to Mackinaw, Bus to Sault Ste. Marie, MI
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Sault Ste. Marie
— 1 day
Drive
6
Paradise
— 2 nights
Drive
7
Munising
— 4 nights
Drive
8
Ontonagon
— 2 nights
Drive
9
Copper Harbor
— 1 night
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Drive to Houghton County Memorial Airport, Fly to Duluth International Airport, Drive to Isle Royale National Park
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Isle Royale National Park
— 1 night
Drive to Duluth International Airport, Fly to Raleigh Durham International Airport

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Detroit

— 2 nights

The Motor City

Founded in 1701 by a French explorer and adventurer, Detroit exerted a profound impact on the world for most of the 20th century.
On the 13th (Tue), see the interesting displays at The Henry Ford and then head off the coast to Belle Isle Park.

For maps, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Detroit trip app.

Durham to Detroit is an approximately 5.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. Plan for a bit cooler temperatures traveling from Durham in July, with highs in Detroit at 82°F and lows at 65°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Wed) early enough to travel to Empire.

Things to do in Detroit

Museums · Nature · Parks

Side Trip

Empire

— 2 nights
Empire is a village in Leelanau County in the U.S. Pierce Stocking Scenic Drive has been added to your itinerary. Start off your visit on the 14th (Wed): explore the striking landscape of Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore. On the 15th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: trek along Sleeping Bear Heritage Trail, kick back and relax at Lake Michigan Beach Park, and then hike along Empire Bluff Trail.

To see ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Empire road trip tool.

Traveling by flight from Detroit to Empire takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and taxi. Traveling from Detroit in July, expect Empire to be little chillier, temps between 75°F and 57°F. You will have some time to spend on the 16th (Fri) before leaving for Mackinaw City.

Things to do in Empire

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Highlights from your trip

Mackinaw City

— 1 night
Mackinaw City is a village in Emmet and Cheboygan counties in the U.S. Kick off your visit on the 16th (Fri): enjoy the sea views from Old Mackinac Point Lighthouse and then enjoy the sand and surf at Nancy Dagwell Campbell Park.

Plan my day in Mackinaw City using traveler tips and tourist information provided by Inspirock.

You can drive from Empire to Mackinaw City in 3 hours. Another option is to do a combination of taxi and bus. In July in Mackinaw City, expect temperatures between 73°F during the day and 58°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Sat) early enough to ride a ferry to Mackinac Island.

Things to do in Mackinaw City

Historic Sites · Museums · Nature · Outdoors
Highlights from your trip

Mackinac Island

— 1 night
Mackinac Island is a city in Mackinac County in the U.S. Start off your visit on the 17th (Sat): explore the striking landscape at Arch Rock, then admire the majestic nature at Mackinac Island State Park, and then see some colorful creatures with Great Turtle Kayak Tours.

To find reviews, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Mackinac Island journey maker.

You can ride a ferry from Mackinaw City to Mackinac Island in an hour. July in Mackinac Island sees daily highs of 73°F and lows of 58°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Sault Ste. Marie.

Things to do in Mackinac Island

Nature · Parks · Adventure · Tours

Sault Ste. Marie

— 1 day
Sault Ste. Start off your visit on the 18th (Sun): take in the views from Sault Ste Marie International Bridge, don't miss a visit to Soo Locks, then get to know the fascinating history of Water Street Historic Block, and finally enjoy the sea views from Point Iroquois Lighthouse.

Start your trip to Sault Ste. Marie by creating a personalized itinerary on Inspirock.

Getting from Mackinac Island to Sault Ste. Marie by combination of ferry and bus takes about 5 hours. In July, daytime highs in Sault Ste. Marie are 76°F, while nighttime lows are 55°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Paradise.

Things to do in Sault Ste. Marie

Historic Sites

Side Trip

Paradise

— 2 nights
Paradise is an unincorporated community in Whitefish Township, Chippewa County in the U.S. Kick off your visit on the 19th (Mon): get engrossed in the history at Whitefish Point Light, then look and learn at Whitefish Point Bird Observatory, and then examine the collection at Great Lakes Shipwreck Museum. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: admire the sheer force of Tahquamenon Falls State Park.

To see other places to visit, photos, maps, and other tourist information, use the Paradise vacation planner.

Traveling by car from Sault Ste. Marie to Paradise takes 1.5 hours. In July, plan for daily highs up to 74°F, and evening lows to 53°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 20th (Tue) to allow time for the car ride to Munising.

Things to do in Paradise

Museums · Parks · Nature · Childrens Museums

Munising

— 4 nights
Munising is a city on the southern shore of Lake Superior on the Upper Peninsula of the U.S. Your day by day itinerary now includes Pictured Rocks Cruises. Take a break from the city and head to Miners Castle Rock and Miners Falls. The adventure continues: take in the dramatic scenery at Munising Falls.

For maps, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, read Munising trip tool.

Getting from Paradise to Munising by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of car and shuttle. Expect a daytime high around 74°F in July, and nighttime lows around 56°F. You'll set off for Ontonagon on the 24th (Sat).

Things to do in Munising

Nature · Parks · Tours · Outdoors

Ontonagon

— 2 nights
Kick off your visit on the 25th (Sun): get engrossed in the history at Ontonagon County Historical Museum, explore the activities along Presque Isle River, and then hike along Porcupine Mountains State Park. Keep things going the next day: get to know the fascinating history of Main Overlook, then go deep underground at Adventure Mining Company, and then admire the sheer force of Bond Falls.

Before you visit Ontonagon, use our trip planner to discover what you can do and see there.

You can drive from Munising to Ontonagon in 3 hours. Expect a daytime high around 75°F in July, and nighttime lows around 55°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Copper Harbor.

Things to do in Ontonagon

Nature · Parks · Historic Sites · Trails

Side Trip

Copper Harbor

— 1 night
Copper Harbor is an unincorporated community and census-designated place in northeastern Keweenaw County in the U.S. Kick off your visit on the 27th (Tue): examine the collection at Eagle Harbor Lighthouse and Museums and then admire the majestic nature at Fort Wilkins State Park.

To see maps, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Copper Harbor itinerary tool.

You can drive from Ontonagon to Copper Harbor in 2 hours. In July, plan for daily highs up to 72°F, and evening lows to 56°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Tue) early enough to drive to Isle Royale National Park.

Things to do in Copper Harbor

Historic Sites · Nature · Museums · Parks

Side Trip

Isle Royale National Park

— 1 night
Isolated by its location in the northern reaches of Lake Superior, Isle Royale National Park treats its visitors to a wilderness of second-growth forests, clear lakes, and rugged coastline inhabited by moose, wolves, otters, and foxes.
On the 28th (Wed), trek along Mount Ojibway Trail, appreciate the extensive heritage of Scoville Point, and then visit Rock Harbor. On the 29th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: hike along Greenstone Ridge Trail, then learn more about the world around you at Pete Edisen Fishery, and then enjoy the sea views from Rock Island Lighthouse.

To see reviews, maps, photos, and other tourist information, read our Isle Royale National Park tour planning tool.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Copper Harbor to Isle Royale National Park. Traveling from Copper Harbor in July, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit cooler in Isle Royale National Park, with lows of 50°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Thu) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Isle Royale National Park

Parks · Historic Sites · Trails · Wildlife

Michigan travel guide

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Specialty Museums · Gift & Specialty Shops · State Parks
Great Lakes State
A state inextricably tied to its waterways, Michigan does water activities better than almost any other place in the country. Things to do in the state include numerous opportunities to swim, fish, sail, motorboat, and canoe. The country's only state to stretch over two peninsulas, Michigan features a long freshwater coastline. In a land of nearly 65,000 inland lakes and ponds, you can never be too far from a natural water source. Michigan's major claim to fame is its status as the center of the U.S. automotive industry, with the Detroit metropolitan area housing the country's three major car manufacturers. The city is also a major center of culture, the birthplace of the Motown Sound, and the home of several museums and other tourist attractions. Farther from the big urban centers, Michigan offers visitors a world of apple and cherry orchards, rustic villages, and picturesque vineyards.