33 days in Michigan Itinerary

33 days in Michigan Itinerary

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33 days in Michigan Itinerary

Start: Kalamazoo
Fly + Taxi:  5​h 45​min
1
Munising
— 6 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
2
Mackinaw City
— 7 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
3
Traverse City
— 8 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
4
Ludington
— 6 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
5
Holland
— 5 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
End: Kalamazoo

6
nights
Munising

Munising ©
Munising is a city on the southern shore of Lake Superior on the Upper Peninsula of the U.S. Explore hidden gems such as Tannery Falls and Chapel Rock and Beach. Escape the urban bustle at Sable Falls and The Manistique Boardwalk and River Walk. Venture out of the city with trips to Seney National Wildlife Refuge (in Seney), Manistique (Kitch-Iti-Kipi (The Big Spring) & Palms Book State Park) and Fayette Historic State Park (in Garden). There's much more to do: take in the pleasant sights at Log Slide Overlook, admire the sheer force of Mosquito Falls, look for gifts at UP-Scale Art, and kick back and relax at Sand Point Beach.

To see photos, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Munising online trip maker .

Kalamazoo to Munising is an approximately 6-hour combination of flight and taxi. You can also do a combination of train, flight, and taxi; or drive. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from Kalamazoo in July; daily highs in Munising reach 74°F and lows reach 56°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Wed) so you can go by car to Mackinaw City.

Things to do in Munising

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

Manistique, Grand Marais, Seney National Wildlife Refuge, Fayette Historic State Park
Highlights from your plan
Sand Point Beach ©
Sand Point Beach
Palms Book State Park
Palms Book State Park
Fayette Historic State Park ©
Fayette Historic State Park

7
nights
Mackinaw City

Mackinaw City
Mackinaw City is a village in Emmet and Cheboygan counties in the U.S. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Straits State Park and Wilderness State Park. Visit Emmet County Beach 1 Mackinaw City and Nancy Dagwell Campbell Park for some beach relaxation. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Mackinaw City: Tahquamenon Falls (in Paradise), Sault Ste. Marie (Museum Ship Valley Camp & USDA Iroquois Lighthouse) and Alpena (Great Lakes Maritime Heritage Center & Thunder Bay National Marine Sanctuary). Next up on the itinerary: contemplate the long history of Historic Mill Creek Discovery Park, explore the striking landscape of Headlands International Dark Sky Park, enjoy the sea views from Crisp Point Lighthouse, and wander the wide-open spaces of Deer Ranch.

For ratings, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, read Mackinaw City day trip planner.

You can drive from Munising to Mackinaw City in 3 hours. Another option is to do a combination of taxi and bus. In July, daily temperatures in Mackinaw City can reach 73°F, while at night they dip to 58°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Wed) to allow time to drive to Traverse City.

Things to do in Mackinaw City

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Saint Ignace, Alpena, Cross In The Woods National Shrine, Tahquamenon Falls, Museum Ship Valley Camp
Highlights from your plan
Straits State Park
Straits State Park
Headlands International Dark Sky Park ©
Thunder Bay National Marine Sanctuary ©

8
nights
Traverse City

Traverse City ©
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.
Get outdoors at Michigan Beach Park and Frankfort Beach. You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Lake Michigan Beach Park and Platte Point Beach. Explore Traverse City's surroundings by going to Empire (Pyramid Point Trail & Empire Bluff Trail), Petoskey (Petoskey State Park, Historic Gaslight District, & more) and Fishtown (in Leland). Next up on the itinerary: learn about winemaking at Bowers Harbor Vineyards, sample the fine beverages at Grand Traverse Distillery, go for a walk through Walk of Art, and kick back and relax at Sunset Park.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Traverse City day trip tool .

Traveling by car from Mackinaw City to Traverse City takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Mackinaw City in July: highs in Traverse City hover around 80°F, while lows dip to 59°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Thu) so you can drive to Ludington.

Things to do in Traverse City

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Petoskey, Empire, Charlevoix, Fishtown, Platte Point Beach
Highlights from your plan
Historic Gaslight District ©
Historic Gaslight District
Little Traverse Wheelway ©
Little Traverse Wheelway
Hartwick Pines State Park
Hartwick Pines State Park

6
nights
Ludington

Ludington ©
Ludington is a city in the state of Michigan. Escape the urban bustle at First Street Beach and Silver Lake State Park. Explore hidden gems such as Rainbow Ranch and Ludington North Breakwater Light. Get out of town with these interesting Ludington side-trips: Little Sable Point Lighthouse (in Mears), Arcadia Bluffs Golf Club (in Arcadia) and Manistee (Lake Bluff Bird Sanctuary, S.S. City of Milwaukee/ USCGC Acacia, & more). There's much more to do: immerse yourself in nature at Charles Mears State Park, relax in the rural setting at Country Dairy, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Father Jacques Marquette Shrine, and enjoy the sand and surf at Stearns Park.

To find where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Ludington route planner.

Traveling by car from Traverse City to Ludington takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi. In August, daytime highs in Ludington are 76°F, while nighttime lows are 57°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Wed) early enough to drive to Holland.

Things to do in Ludington

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Manistee, New Era, Mears, Arcadia Bluffs Golf Club, Charles Mears State Park
Highlights from your plan
Big Sable Point Lighthouse ©
Big Sable Point Lighthouse
Silver Lake State Park ©
Silver Lake State Park

5
nights
Holland

Holland ©
Holland is a city in the western region of the Lower Peninsula of the U.S. Take a break from the city and head to Weko Park and Mount Pisgah. Explore hidden gems such as Kal Haven Trail and Hoffmaster State Park. Change things up with these side-trips from Holland: Saint Joseph (Silver Beach Carousel & Whirlpool Compass Fountain), Grand Haven State Park (in Grand Haven) and Muskegon (Muskegon State Park & Pere Marquette Park). And it doesn't end there: glide through natural beauty at Saugatuck Dunes State Park, pick up some local products at Holland Farmers Market, and make a trip to Butler Street.

To find maps, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Holland visit website .

You can drive from Ludington to Holland in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi, bus, and train. August in Holland sees daily highs of 80°F and lows of 60°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Mon) so you can drive back home.

Things to do in Holland

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Muskegon, Saint Joseph, Grand Haven State Park, Weko Park, Kal Haven Trail
Highlights from your plan
Hoffmaster State Park ©
Hoffmaster State Park
Saugatuck Dunes State Park ©
Saugatuck Dunes State Park
Weko Park ©
Weko Park

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