5 days in Northwest Michigan Itinerary

5 days in Northwest Michigan Itinerary

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Ludington
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Traverse City
— 3 nights

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Ludington

Ludington ©
Ludington is a city in the state of Michigan. Kick off your visit on the 25th (Fri): immerse yourself in nature at Ludington State Park and then enjoy the sand and surf at Stearns Park. Here are some ideas for day two: enjoy the sea views from Big Sable Point Lighthouse, then stop by The Jam Farm, then enjoy the sea views from Ludington North Breakwater Light, and finally stroll around Ludington Waterfront Park.

For other places to visit, photos, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Ludington holiday tool.

New York City to Ludington is an approximately 7-hour combination of flight and car. You can also drive; or do a combination of bus and taxi. Traveling from New York City in September, expect Ludington to be little chillier, temps between 72°F and 52°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Sat) early enough to drive to Traverse City.

Things to do in Ludington

Parks · Historic Sites · Nature · Beaches
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Ludington State Park ©
Ludington State Park
Ludington Waterfront Park ©
Ludington Waterfront Park
Big Sable Point Lighthouse ©
Big Sable Point Lighthouse

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Traverse City

Traverse City ©

Cherry Capital of the World

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.
When in Traverse City, make a side trip to see Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore in Empire, approximately Empire away. And it doesn't end there: learn the secrets of beer at a beer tour and tasting, enjoy the sea views from Mission Point Lighthouse, browse the different shops at The Village at Grand Traverse Commons, and get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports.

For maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Traverse City online travel route planner.

Drive from Ludington to Traverse City in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and bus; or do a combination of taxi and bus. In September, plan for daily highs up to 74°F, and evening lows to 54°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Tue) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Traverse City

Historic Sites · Wildlife · Nature · Parks

Side Trip

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Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore ©
Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore
Beer Tastings & Tours
Boat Tours & Water Sports

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