7 days in Michigan Itinerary

7 days in Michigan Itinerary

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7 days in Michigan Itinerary

Start: Cedar Rapids
Fly + Drive:  6​h 45​min
1
Munising
— 1 night
+2
Drive + bus + ferry:  6​h 15​min
2
Mackinac Island
— 1 night
ferry + bus:  4​h 45​min
3
Empire
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h
4
Hart
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
5
Saugatuck
— 1 night
Drive:  5​h 45​min
End: Cedar Rapids

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night
Munising

Munising ©
Munising is a city on the southern shore of Lake Superior on the Upper Peninsula of the U.S. Start off your visit on the 14th (Sat): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore.

To see ratings, photos, and other tourist information, read Munising online trip maker .

Cedar Rapids to Munising is an approximately 7-hour combination of flight and car. You can also drive. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Cedar Rapids to Munising due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Cedar Rapids in September, expect nights in Munising to be about the same, around 53°F, while days are a bit cooler, around 71°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sat) so you can travel to Mackinac Island.

Things to do in Munising

Parks Nature Wildlife
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Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore ©
Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore

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Mackinac Island

Mackinac Island ©
Mackinac Island is a city in Mackinac County in the U.S. On the 15th (Sun), brush up on your military savvy at Fort Mackinac, then admire the majestic nature at Mackinac Island State Park, and then take in the dramatic natural features at Arch Rock.

Use Inspirock's suggestions to plan your Mackinac Island trip and find the best activities and attractions for your vacation.

You can do a combination of car, bus, and ferry from Munising to Mackinac Island in 6.5 hours. Another option is to do a combination of taxi, bus, and ferry. In September, plan for daily highs up to 67°F, and evening lows to 54°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sun) so you can travel to Empire.

Things to do in Mackinac Island

Parks Nature Museums
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Arch Rock ©
Arch Rock
Mackinac Island State Park ©
Mackinac Island State Park
Fort Mackinac ©
Fort Mackinac

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Empire

Empire ©
Empire is a village in Leelanau County in the U.S. On the 16th (Mon), enjoy the sea views from Point Betsie Lighthouse, cruise along Pierce Stocking Scenic Drive, and then identify plant and animal life at Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore.

Plan trip to Empire with our itinerary maker to find out where to go and what to do.

Getting from Mackinac Island to Empire by combination of ferry and bus takes about 5 hours. In September, plan for daily highs up to 71°F, and evening lows to 53°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Mon) so you can travel to Hart.

Things to do in Empire

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Side Trip

Point Betsie Lighthouse
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Point Betsie Lighthouse ©
Point Betsie Lighthouse

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nights
Hart

Hart ©
Hart is a city in the U.S. On the 17th (Tue), enjoy the sand and surf at Stearns Park and then enjoy the sand and surf at Fifth Avenue Beach. On the 18th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: stroll through Silver Lake State Park Pedestrian Dune Access, enjoy the sand and surf at Pere Marquette Park, and then see the interesting displays at Montague Museum.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Hart online journey planner .

You can drive from Empire to Hart in 2 hours. In September, plan for daily highs up to 72°F, and evening lows to 52°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Wed) so you can travel to Saugatuck.

Things to do in Hart

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Stearns Park, Fifth Avenue Beach, Montague Museum, Pere Marquette Park
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Fifth Avenue Beach ©
Fifth Avenue Beach

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Saugatuck

Saugatuck ©
Saugatuck is a city in Allegan County in the U.S. Kick off your visit on the 19th (Thu): stroll through Oval Beach, then kick back and relax at Holland State Park Beach, and then grab your bike and head to Upper Macatawa Cycling Trails.

For other places to visit, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Saugatuck trip maker site .

Getting from Hart to Saugatuck by car takes about 1.5 hours. In September, plan for daily highs up to 76°F, and evening lows to 54°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Thu) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Saugatuck

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Upper Macatawa Cycling Trails, Holland State Park Beach
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Holland State Park Beach ©
Holland State Park Beach
Oval Beach ©
Oval Beach

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