7 days in Michigan Itinerary

7 days in Michigan Itinerary

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Fly
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Muskegon
— 1 night
Drive
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Lansing
— 1 night
Bus to Mackinaw, Ferry to Mackinac Island
3
Mackinac Island
— 2 nights
Ferry to Mackinaw, Bus to Traverse City
4
Traverse City
— 2 nights
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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. Start 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 find maps, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, use the Muskegon tour itinerary planner.

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. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from Lafayette in July; daily highs in Muskegon reach 80°F and lows reach 61°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 5th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Lansing.

Things to do in Muskegon

Theme Parks · Beaches · Outdoors · Parks

Lansing

— 1 night
Lansing is the capital of the US state of Michigan. Start off your visit on the 5th (Mon): look for gifts at Horrocks Farm Market.

To find ratings, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Lansing tour planning website.

Traveling by car from Muskegon to Lansing takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In July in Lansing, expect temperatures between 82°F during the day and 61°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Mackinac Island.

Things to do in Lansing

Museums · Shopping · Zoos & Aquariums · Parks

Mackinac Island

— 2 nights
Mackinac Island is a city in Mackinac County in the U.S. state of Michigan. On the 7th (Wed), immerse yourself in nature at Mackinac Island State Park, then learn about all things military at Fort Mackinac, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Trinity Church, and finally take in the dramatic natural features at Arch Rock. On the next day, head off the coast to Eagle Point Cave, take a pleasant ride with a tour on horseback, identify plant and animal life at The Original Mackinac Island Butterfly House & Insect World, then pause for some serene contemplation at St Anne's Catholic Church, then look for gifts at Little Luxuries of Mackinac Island, and finally discover the deep blue sea with Great Turtle Kayak Tours.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Mackinac Island trip itinerary planner.

Getting from Lansing to Mackinac Island by combination of bus and ferry takes about 8.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus, flight, and ferry; or do a combination of bus and ferry. Expect a bit cooler weather when traveling from Lansing in July: highs in Mackinac Island hover around 73°F, while lows dip to 58°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Traverse City.

Things to do in Mackinac Island

Parks · Tours · Nature · Historic Sites

Traverse City

— 2 nights

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 9th (Fri), grab your bike and head to Traverse Area Recreation and Transportation Trails, take a memorable tour with Tours, and then get a taste of the local shopping with Front Street. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: learn the secrets of beer at a beer tour and tasting.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Traverse City trip website.

Do a combination of ferry and bus from Mackinac Island to Traverse City in 5 hours. Traveling from Mackinac Island in July, you will find days in Traverse City are somewhat warmer (80°F), and nights are about the same (59°F). Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 10th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Traverse City

Tours · Outdoors · Breweries & Distilleries · Trails

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.