7 days in Michigan Itinerary

7 days in Michigan Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Michigan visit planner

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Make it your trip
Fly
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Muskegon
— 1 night
Drive
2
Lansing
— 1 night
Drive
3
Traverse City
— 2 nights
Bus to Mackinaw, Ferry to Mackinac Island
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Mackinac Island
— 2 nights
Ferry to Mackinaw, 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. Start off your visit on the 4th (Sun): steep yourself in history at USS LST 393 and then enjoy the sand and surf at Pere Marquette Park.

For reviews, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Muskegon trip itinerary maker app.

Lafayette to Muskegon is an approximately 7-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of bus, train, and ferry. Traveling from Lafayette to Muskegon, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. In July, Muskegon is slightly colder than Lafayette - with highs of 80°F and lows of 61°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Lansing.

Things to do in Muskegon

Parks · Beaches · Outdoors · Historic Sites

Lansing

— 1 night
Lansing is the capital of the US state of Michigan. To find reviews, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, read Lansing trip planner.

You can drive from Muskegon to Lansing in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In July, daily temperatures in Lansing can reach 82°F, while at night they dip to 61°F. You will leave for Traverse City on the 6th (Tue).

Things to do in Lansing

Parks · Outdoors · Nightlife · Museums

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 your second day here, steep yourself in history at Fishtown, then trek along Sleeping Bear Heritage Trail, and then get interesting insight from Tours.

To find where to stay, maps, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Traverse City online holiday builder.

Traveling by car from Lansing to Traverse City takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. In July, daytime highs in Traverse City are 80°F, while nighttime lows are 59°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Thu) so you can travel to Mackinac Island.

Things to do in Traverse City

Outdoors · Parks · Trails · Beaches

Side Trips

Mackinac Island

— 2 nights
Mackinac Island is a city in Mackinac County in the U.S. state of Michigan. Start off your visit on the 9th (Fri): contemplate the long history of Fort Holmes, explore the striking landscape at Arch Rock, then examine the collection at The Richard and Jane Manoogian Mackinac Art Museum, and finally see some colorful creatures with Great Turtle Kayak Tours.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Mackinac Island attractions planner.

You can do a combination of bus and ferry from Traverse City to Mackinac Island in 5 hours. Expect slightly colder weather when traveling from Traverse City in July: highs in Mackinac Island hover around 73°F, while lows dip to 58°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 10th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Mackinac Island

Historic Sites · Parks · Nature · 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.