6 days in Michigan Itinerary

6 days in Michigan Itinerary

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6 days in Michigan Itinerary

Start: Dallas
Fly:  8​h
1
Holland
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h 45​min
2
Mackinaw City
— 1 night
ferry:  30​min
3
Mackinac Island
— 1 night
ferry + bus:  4​h 15​min
4
Traverse City
— 1 night
Fly:  5​h
End: Dallas

2
nights
Holland

Holland ©
Holland is a city in the western region of the Lower Peninsula of the U.S. On the 27th (Mon), enjoy the sand and surf at Pere Marquette Park, then admire the majestic nature at Hoffmaster State Park, and then admire the majestic nature at Grand Haven State Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 28th (Tue): tour the pleasant surroundings at Kal Haven Trail, then enjoy the sand and surf at North Beach, and then admire the majestic nature at Saugatuck Dunes State Park.

To see where to stay, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Holland travel itinerary planner .

Dallas to Holland is an approximately 8-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Dallas to Holland. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from Dallas in July; daily highs in Holland reach 81°F and lows reach 61°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Mackinaw City.

Things to do in Holland

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

South Haven, Muskegon, Grand Haven State Park
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Hoffmaster State Park ©
Hoffmaster State Park
Saugatuck Dunes State Park ©
Saugatuck Dunes State Park
Grand Haven State Park ©
Grand Haven State Park

1
night
Mackinaw City

Mackinaw City
Mackinaw City is a village in Emmet and Cheboygan counties in the U.S. Kick off your visit on the 29th (Wed): immerse yourself in nature at Wilderness State Park, then steep yourself in history at Historic Mill Creek Discovery Park, and then admire the majestic nature at Straits State Park.

To find photos, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Mackinaw City trip site .

Drive from Holland to Mackinaw City in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or do a combination of bus and flight. Expect little chillier weather when traveling from Holland in July: highs in Mackinaw City hover around 73°F, while lows dip to 58°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Wed) early enough to ride a ferry to Mackinac Island.

Things to do in Mackinaw City

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Straits State Park, Wilderness State Park
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Wilderness State Park
Wilderness State Park
Straits State Park ©
Straits State Park
Historic Mill Creek Discovery Park ©
Historic Mill Creek Discovery Park

1
night
Mackinac Island

Mackinac Island ©
Mackinac Island is a city in Mackinac County in the U.S. Kick off your visit on the 30th (Thu): immerse yourself in nature at Mackinac Island State Park, trot along with a tour on horseback, then take in the dramatic natural features at Arch Rock, and finally steep yourself in history at Biddle House.

To find ratings and tourist information, read Mackinac Island trip tool .

Mackinac Island is just a stone's throw from Mackinaw City. Expect a daytime high around 73°F in July, and nighttime lows around 58°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Thu) early enough to travel to Traverse City.

Things to do in Mackinac Island

Parks Nature Tours
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Mackinac Island State Park ©
Mackinac Island State Park
Arch Rock ©
Arch Rock
Horseback Riding Tours

1
night
Traverse City

Traverse City ©
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.
Start off your visit on the 31st (Fri): play a few rounds at Pirate's Cove Adventure Golf, explore the landscape on two wheels at Traverse Area Recreation and Transportation Trails, and then kick back and relax at Clinch Park.

Plan my day in Traverse City using traveler tips and tourist information provided by Inspirock.

You can do a combination of ferry and bus from Mackinac Island to Traverse City in 4.5 hours. While traveling from Mackinac Island, expect a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Traverse City, ranging from highs of 80°F to lows of 59°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Traverse City

Outdoors Parks Trails
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