7 days in Michigan Itinerary

7 days in Michigan Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Michigan vacation planner

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Make it your trip
Fly
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Muskegon
— 1 night
Drive
2
Traverse City
— 1 night
Bus to Mackinaw, Ferry to Mackinac Island
3
Mackinac Island
— 2 nights
Ferry to Mackinaw, Bus to Lansing
4
Lansing
— 1 night
Bus to Detroit, Fly to Lafayette

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Muskegon

— 1 night
Muskegon is a city in the U.S. state of Michigan, and is the largest populated city on the eastern shores of Lake Michigan. Kick off your visit on the 4th (Sun): kick back and relax at Pere Marquette Park and then get in on the family fun at Michigan's Adventure.

To see reviews, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Muskegon road trip planning website.

Lafayette to Muskegon is an approximately 7.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of bus, train, and ferry. The time zone difference when traveling from Lafayette to Muskegon is 1 hour. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from Lafayette in July: high temperatures in Muskegon hover around 80°F and lows are around 61°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 5th (Mon) to allow time for the car ride to Traverse City.

Things to do in Muskegon

Theme Parks · Parks · Beaches · Outdoors

Traverse City

— 1 night

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.
On the 5th (Mon), take a leisurely stroll along Boardman River Boardwalk.

For more things to do, photos, maps, and more tourist information, use the Traverse City trip itinerary planner.

You can drive from Muskegon to Traverse City in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and bus; or do a combination of taxi and bus. In July, plan for daily highs up to 80°F, and evening lows to 59°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Tue) early enough to travel to Mackinac Island.

Things to do in Traverse City

Tours · Breweries & Distilleries · Outdoors · Shopping

Mackinac Island

— 2 nights
Mackinac Island is a city in Mackinac County in the U.S. state of Michigan. Kick off your visit on the 7th (Wed): immerse yourself in nature at Mackinac Island State Park, brush up on your military savvy at Fort Mackinac, then pause for some serene contemplation at Trinity Church, and finally explore the striking landscape at Arch Rock. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: Head underground at Eagle Point Cave, look for all kinds of wild species at The Original Mackinac Island Butterfly House & Insect World, pause for some serene contemplation at St Anne's Catholic Church, then look for gifts at Little Luxuries of Mackinac Island, and finally deepen your appreciation for local ecosystems through Great Turtle Kayak Tours.

To find photos, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Mackinac Island tour planner.

Getting from Traverse City to Mackinac Island by combination of bus and ferry takes about 5 hours. While traveling from Traverse City, expect slightly colder days and about the same nights in Mackinac Island, ranging from highs of 73°F to lows of 58°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Lansing.

Things to do in Mackinac Island

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites · Tours

Lansing

— 1 night
Lansing is the capital of the US state of Michigan. On the 9th (Fri), take in the pleasant sights at Brenke Fish Ladder, then steep yourself in history at R.E. Olds Transportation Museum, then don't miss a visit to 9-11-2001 Remembrance Memorial, and finally make a trip to Lansing's First Capital Building. On your second day here, identify plant and animal life at Carl G. Fenner Nature Center and then learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Potter Park Zoo.

For maps, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Lansing itinerary planning app.

You can do a combination of ferry and bus from Mackinac Island to Lansing in 8.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of ferry, flight, and bus; or do a combination of ferry and bus. When traveling from Mackinac Island in July, plan for a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Lansing: temperatures range from 82°F by day to 61°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 10th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Lansing

Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Historic Sites · Museums

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.