7 days in Michigan Itinerary

7 days in Michigan Itinerary

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Fly to Pellston, Ferry to Mackinac Island
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Mackinac Island
— 1 night
Ferry
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Saint Ignace
— 2 nights
Drive
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Traverse City
— 1 night
Drive
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Ludington
— 2 nights
Drive

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Mackinac Island — 1 night

Mackinac Island is a city in Mackinac County in the U.S. state of Michigan. Kick off your visit on the 8th (Fri): see the interesting displays at The Richard and Jane Manoogian Mackinac Art Museum, then steep yourself in history at Biddle House, and then see some colorful creatures with Great Turtle Kayak Tours. Here are some ideas for day two: trot along with a tour on horseback, steep yourself in history at Fort Holmes, and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at St Anne's Catholic Church.

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Detroit to Mackinac Island is an approximately 5.5-hour combination of flight and ferry. You can also do a combination of flight and ferry; or do a combination of bus and ferry; or do a combination of bus and ferry. Plan for a bit cooler temperatures traveling from Detroit in July, with highs in Mackinac Island at 73°F and lows at 58°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Sat) so you can ride a ferry to Saint Ignace.
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Saint Ignace — 2 nights

Saint Ignace, usually written as St. On the 10th (Sun), take in the waterfront at Huron Boardwalk, see the interesting displays at Icebreaker Mackinaw Maritime Museum Inc., and then visit a coastal fixture at Shepler's Lighthouse Cruises. Keep things going the next day: admire the natural beauty at Museum of Ojibwa Culture, then admire the landmark architecture of Indian Village, and then take some stellar pictures from Castle Rock.

For more things to do, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Saint Ignace route planning website.

Getting from Mackinac Island to Saint Ignace by ferry takes about an hour. In July, plan for daily highs up to 73°F, and evening lows to 58°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Traverse City.
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Traverse City — 1 night

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 12th (Tue), take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports, then do a tasting at Chateau Chantal Winery & Tasting Room, and then do a tasting at Brys Estate Vineyard & Winery.

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Getting from Saint Ignace to Traverse City by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a bus. When traveling from Saint Ignace in July, plan for somewhat warmer days in Traverse City, with highs around 80°F, while nights are about the same with lows around 59°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Tue) so you can go by car to Ludington.
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Ludington — 2 nights

Ludington is a city in the state of Michigan. Kick off your visit on the 13th (Wed): tour the pleasant surroundings at Nordhouse Dunes Wilderness, then visit a coastal fixture at Big Sable Point Lighthouse, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Stearns Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: enjoy the sea views from Ludington North Breakwater Light and then stroll around Ludington Waterfront Park.

To see maps, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Ludington trip planner.

Getting from Traverse City to Ludington by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and car; or do a combination of bus and taxi. In July in Ludington, expect temperatures between 76°F during the day and 57°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Thu) so you can go by car back home.
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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.
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