6 days in Michigan Itinerary

6 days in Michigan Itinerary

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Drive
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Saugatuck
— 1 day
Drive
2
Empire
— 1 night
+2
Taxi to Traverse City, MI, Bus to Mackinaw, Ferry to Mackinac Island
3
Mackinac Island
— 2 nights
+2
Ferry to Mackinaw, Bus to Newberry, MI, Drive to Munising
4
Munising
— 2 nights
Taxi to Marquette, Fly to Chicago O'Hare

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Saugatuck

Saugatuck is a city in Allegan County in the U.S. Kick off your visit on the 1st (Tue): head off-road at Saugatuck Dune Rides, then enjoy the sand and surf at Oval Beach, and then hike along Kal Haven Trail.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, read Saugatuck trip builder.

Chicago to Saugatuck is an approximately 2.5-hour car ride. You can also fly; or do a combination of train and taxi. Traveling from Chicago to Saugatuck, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Chicago in September, Saugatuck is a bit cooler at night with lows of 54°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Empire.

Things to do in Saugatuck

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Adventure

Side Trip

1
night
Empire

Empire is a village in Leelanau County in the U.S. Start off your visit on the 2nd (Wed): look for all kinds of wild species at Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore.

For traveler tips, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Empire sightseeing planner.

You can drive from Saugatuck to Empire in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of taxi and bus. Expect little chillier weather when traveling from Saugatuck in September: highs in Empire hover around 71°F, while lows dip to 53°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Wed) so you can travel to Mackinac Island.

Things to do in Empire

Wildlife · Parks · Historic Sites · Nature
Highlights from your trip

2
nights
Mackinac Island

Mackinac Island is a city in Mackinac County in the U.S. Start off your visit on the 3rd (Thu): admire the majestic nature at Mackinac Island State Park, then explore the striking landscape at Arch Rock, then brush up on your military savvy at Fort Mackinac, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Trinity Church. Keep things going the next day: contemplate the long history of Fort Holmes, take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at St Anne's Catholic Church, and finally look for all kinds of wild species at The Original Mackinac Island Butterfly House & Insect World.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Mackinac Island road trip planner.

You can do a combination of taxi, bus, and ferry from Empire to Mackinac Island in 5.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 67°F in September, and nighttime lows around 54°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Munising.

Things to do in Mackinac Island

Parks · Historic Sites · Nature · Tours

2
nights
Munising

Munising is a city on the southern shore of Lake Superior on the Upper Peninsula of the U.S. On the 5th (Sat), explore the wealth of natural beauty at Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore and then admire the sheer force of Spray Falls. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: identify plant and animal life at Presque Isle Park, take in the dramatic scenery at Wagner Falls, and then take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports.

To see ratings, maps, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Munising trip planner.

Traveling by combination of ferry, bus, and car from Mackinac Island to Munising takes 7 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry, bus, and taxi. September in Munising sees daily highs of 71°F and lows of 53°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Sun) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Munising

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Outdoors

Side Trip

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.