59 days in Northwest Michigan Itinerary

59 days in Northwest Michigan Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Northwest Michigan vacation planner

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Empire
— 14 nights
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Charlevoix
— 15 nights
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Cadillac
— 14 nights
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Ludington
— 15 nights
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Empire

— 14 nights
Empire is a village in Leelanau County in the U.S. state of Michigan. Change things up with these side-trips from Empire: Leelanau State Park (in Northport), Lake Leelanau (Blustone Vineyards & Good Harbor Vineyards) and Leland (Carlson's Fishery, Fishtown, &more). There's much more to do: explore the striking landscape of Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore, take in the exciting artwork at Ellie Harold Art Studio & Gallery, trek along Dunes Trail, and stroll through Pyramid Point Trail.

Make your Empire itinerary with Inspirock to find out what to see and where to go.

Knoxville to Empire is an approximately 6-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of bus and taxi. Traveling from Knoxville in May, things will get slightly colder in Empire: highs are around 64°F and lows about 43°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Charlevoix.

Things to do in Empire

Outdoors · Parks · Trails · Wildlife

Side Trips

Charlevoix

— 15 nights
Charlevoix is a city in the U.S. state of Michigan. Get out of town with these interesting Charlevoix side-trips: Harbor Springs (Thorne Swift Nature Preserve, Pleasantview Vineyards & Winery, &more), Bellaire (Shanty Creek Resort, Bee Well Mead & Cider, &more) and Boyne Falls (Boyne Mountain & Avalanche Bay Indoor Waterpark). There's much more to do: admire the landmark architecture of Mushroom House Tours of Charlevoix, stroll through North Point Nature Preserve, kick back and relax at Depot Beach, and make a trip to Charlevoix Circle of Arts.

To see ratings, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, read Charlevoix day trip tool.

Traveling by car from Empire to Charlevoix takes 1.5 hours. In May, daily temperatures in Charlevoix can reach 62°F, while at night they dip to 43°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Mon) to allow time to travel to Cadillac.

Things to do in Charlevoix

Outdoors · Parks · Golf · Winter Sports

Side Trips

Cadillac

— 14 nights
Cadillac is a city in the U.S. state of Michigan and is the county seat of Wexford County. Change things up with these side-trips from Cadillac: Traverse City (Traverse Area District Library, Beer Tastings & Tours, &more), Harrison (Wilson State Park, Hidden Hill Family Campground, &more) and Acme (Music House Museum, True Blue Charters, &more). There's much more to do: walk around City Park - Cadillac Commons, relax in the rural setting at Tandem Cider, do a tasting at Suttons Bay Ciders, and pause for some photo ops at Michigan's Petroleum Industry Historical Marker.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, use the Cadillac trip planner.

You can drive from Charlevoix to Cadillac in 2 hours. In June, plan for daily highs up to 75°F, and evening lows to 51°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Ludington.

Things to do in Cadillac

Outdoors · Wineries · Parks · Shopping

Side Trips

Ludington

— 15 nights
Ludington is a city in the state of Michigan. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Ludington: Shrine of the Pines (in Baldwin) and Manistee (Manistee Historical Museum, Magoon Creek Park, &more). There's lots more to do: immerse yourself in nature at Ludington State Park, get engrossed in the history at Port of Ludington Maritime Museum, walk around Buttersville Park, and kick back and relax at Stearns Park.

To find photos, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, read our Ludington driving holiday app.

Traveling by car from Cadillac to Ludington takes 1.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 73°F in June, and nighttime lows around 53°F. On the 30th (Tue), you'll travel back home.

Things to do in Ludington

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Museums

Side Trips