5 days in Michigan Itinerary

5 days in Michigan Itinerary

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Drive
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Marquette
— 1 day
Drive
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Munising
— 1 night
Drive
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Mackinaw City
— 1 night
Ferry
4
Mackinac Island
— 2 nights
Ferry to Mackinaw, Fly to Green Bay

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Marquette

Marquette is a city in the U.S. Start off your visit on the 7th (Wed): take in the exciting artwork at Lakenenland Sculpture Park, wander the streets of Downtown Marquette, and then take in the awesome beauty at Sugarloaf Mountain.

To see photos, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, read Marquette trip maker website.

Green Bay to Marquette is an approximately 4-hour car ride. You can also take a bus; or fly. The time zone changes from Central Standard Time (CST) to Eastern Standard Time (EST), which is usually a 1 hour difference. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from Green Bay in October; daily highs in Marquette reach 53°F and lows reach 37°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Munising.

Things to do in Marquette

Parks · Neighborhoods · Shopping · Nature

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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 8th (Thu): admire the sheer force of Miners Falls, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Sand Point Beach, and then take in the dramatic scenery at Wagner Falls.

For reviews, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, read our Munising tour planning tool.

You can drive from Marquette to Munising in 1.5 hours. In October, daytime highs in Munising are 57°F, while nighttime lows are 42°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Mackinaw City.

Things to do in Munising

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Beaches

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Mackinaw City

Mackinaw City is a village in Emmet and Cheboygan counties in the U.S. On the 9th (Fri), enjoy the sea views from McGulpin Point Lighthouse & Historic Site, get great views at Castle Rock, then take an in-depth tour of Museum of Ojibwa Culture, and finally take an in-depth tour of Mackinaw Bridge Museum.

To see photos, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Mackinaw City holiday builder website.

Traveling by car from Munising to Mackinaw City takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus. In October, daytime highs in Mackinaw City are 55°F, while nighttime lows are 43°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Fri) early enough to catch the ferry to Mackinac Island.

Things to do in Mackinaw City

Museums · Historic Sites

Side Trip

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Mackinac Island

Mackinac Island is a city in Mackinac County in the U.S. Start off your visit on the 10th (Sat): learn about all things military at Fort Mackinac, take in the architecture and atmosphere at St Anne's Catholic Church, then tee off at Jewel Golf Course, and finally take a memorable tour with Great Turtle Kayak Tours. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 11th (Sun): stop by Island House Bike Shop, then contemplate the long history of Fort Holmes, then trot along with a tour on horseback, and finally take in the dramatic natural features at Arch Rock.

To see photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Mackinac Island attractions planning site.

You can ride a ferry from Mackinaw City to Mackinac Island in an hour. In October, daily temperatures in Mackinac Island can reach 55°F, while at night they dip to 43°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Mackinac Island

Tours · Outdoors · Historic Sites · Museums

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.