6 days in Northwest Michigan Itinerary

6 days in Northwest Michigan Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Northwest Michigan itinerary planner

©
Plan created by another user. Make it yours
1
Ludington
— 1 night
2
Traverse City
— 4 nights

S M T W T F S
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
13
14
15
16
17
18
19

1
night
Ludington

Ludington ©
Ludington is a city in the state of Michigan. Start off your visit on the 12th (Sat): stroll around Ludington Waterfront Park, visit a coastal fixture at Ludington North Breakwater Light, and then look for gifts at Dublin General Store LTD. Keep things going the next day: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Father Jacques Marquette Shrine, then visit a coastal fixture at Big Sable Point Lighthouse, then immerse yourself in nature at Ludington State Park, and finally stroll around Stearns Park.

Plan my Ludington trip by asking Inpirock to come up with tips and suggestions.

Detroit to Ludington is an approximately 4.5-hour car ride. You can also do a combination of flight and car; or do a combination of bus and taxi. Traveling from Detroit in September, Ludington is slightly colder at night with lows of 52°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Sun) so you can go by car to Traverse City.

Things to do in Ludington

Parks · Historic Sites · Outdoors · Nature

Side Trip

Highlights from your plan
Ludington State Park ©
Ludington State Park
Ludington Waterfront Park ©
Ludington Waterfront Park
Big Sable Point Lighthouse ©
Big Sable Point Lighthouse

4
nights
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.
Get out of town with these interesting Traverse City side-trips: Sleeping Bear Heritage Trail (in Glen Arbor), Empire (Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore, Empire Bluff Trail, &more) and Eyaawing Museum & Cultural Center (in Suttons Bay). There's much more to do: learn the secrets of beer at a beer tour and tasting, visit a coastal fixture at Mission Point Lighthouse, make a trip to Front Street, and buy something for everyone on your list at The Village at Grand Traverse Commons.

To see ratings, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Traverse City vacation planner.

Traveling by car from Ludington to Traverse City takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and bus; or do a combination of taxi and bus. In September, daily temperatures in Traverse City can reach 74°F, while at night they dip to 54°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Thu) early enough to drive back home.

Things to do in Traverse City

Parks · Historic Sites · Outdoors · Wildlife

Side Trips

Highlights from your plan
Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore ©
Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore
Beer Tastings & Tours
Boat Tours & Water Sports

Similar plans

4 days in Northwest Michigan BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES August, culture, outdoors, relaxing, museums, shopping, wildlife, popular & hidden gems Preferences: August, culture, outdoors, relaxing, museums, shopping, wildlife Attraction style: Popular & hidden gems Pace: Medium 5 days in Oregon & Northwest Michigan BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES August, kids, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, wildlife, slow & easy, hidden gems Preferences: August, kids, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, wildlife Attraction style: Hidden gems Pace: Slow & easy 5 days in Northwest Michigan BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES August, culture, outdoors, romantic, beaches, wildlife, popular & hidden gems Preferences: August, culture, outdoors, romantic, beaches, wildlife Attraction style: Popular & hidden gems Pace: Medium 10 days in Northwest Michigan BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES July, kids, popular sights Preferences: July, kids Attraction style: Popular sights Pace: Medium 4 days in Northwest Michigan, Petoskey & Sault Ste. Marie BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES October, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, historic sites, shopping, wildlife, slow & easy, popular sights Preferences: October, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, historic sites, shopping, wildlife Attraction style: Popular sights Pace: Slow & easy 8 days in Northwest Michigan BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES August, popular sights Preferences: August Attraction style: Popular sights Pace: Medium 8 days in Northwest Michigan BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES September, popular sights Preferences: September Attraction style: Popular sights Pace: Medium 5 days in Northwest Michigan BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES October, outdoors, popular sights Preferences: October, outdoors Attraction style: Popular sights Pace: Medium 4 days in Northwest Michigan & Hannibal BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES July, teens, kids, popular sights Preferences: July, teens, kids Attraction style: Popular sights Pace: Medium 5 days in Northwest Michigan BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES August, popular sights Preferences: August Attraction style: Popular sights Pace: Medium 5 days in Northwest Michigan BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES August, popular sights Preferences: August Attraction style: Popular sights Pace: Medium 5 days in Northwest Michigan BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES September, popular sights Preferences: September Attraction style: Popular sights Pace: Medium
See more plans