6 days in Michigan Itinerary

6 days in Michigan Itinerary

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

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Ludington

— 1 night
Ludington is a city in the state of Michigan. Start off your visit on the 27th (Mon): kick back and relax at Stearns Park. On the 28th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: admire the majestic nature at Ludington State Park, enjoy the sand and surf at Silver Lake State Park Pedestrian Dune Access, and then see Off-Road Tours.

To find ratings, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Ludington trip maker website.

Chicago to Ludington is an approximately 4.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of bus and taxi. Traveling from Chicago to Ludington, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. In July, Ludington is little chillier than Chicago - with highs of 76°F and lows of 57°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Empire.

Things to do in Ludington

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Nature

Side Trips

Empire

— 2 nights
Empire is a village in Leelanau County in the U.S. On the 29th (Wed), explore the wealth of natural beauty at Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: explore and take pictures at Pierce Stocking Scenic Drive, hike along Empire Bluff Trail, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Sleeping Bear Heritage Trail.

To see where to stay, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Empire visit planner.

Traveling by car from Ludington to Empire takes 2 hours. Expect a daytime high around 75°F in July, and nighttime lows around 57°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Mackinac Island.

Things to do in Empire

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites · Wildlife

Side Trip

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Mackinac Island

— 1 night
Mackinac Island is a city in Mackinac County in the U.S. Start off your visit on the 31st (Fri): admire the majestic nature at Mackinac Island State Park and then explore the striking landscape at Arch Rock.

To see traveler tips, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Mackinac Island online journey planner.

Traveling by combination of taxi, bus, and ferry from Empire to Mackinac Island takes 5.5 hours. In July, plan for daily highs up to 73°F, and evening lows to 58°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 31st (Fri) early enough to travel to Munising.

Things to do in Mackinac Island

Nature · Parks

Munising

— 1 night
Munising is a city on the southern shore of Lake Superior on the Upper Peninsula of the U.S. Kick off your visit on the 1st (Sat): take in the dramatic natural features at Miners Castle Rock, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Sand Point Beach, and then get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Munising road trip tool.

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. In July, daytime highs in Munising are 74°F, while nighttime lows are 56°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 1st (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Munising

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Nature

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.