7 days in Michigan Itinerary

7 days in Michigan Itinerary

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7 days in Michigan Itinerary

Start: Minneapolis
Fly + Taxi:  3​h 45​min
1
Munising
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h
2
Manistique
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
3
Mackinaw City
— 1 night
Ferry:  30​min
4
Mackinac Island
— 1 night
+3
Ferry + Bus + Taxi + Fly:  6​h 30​min
End: Minneapolis

2
nights
Munising

Munising ©
Munising is a city on the southern shore of Lake Superior on the Upper Peninsula of the U.S. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Eben Ice Caves and Canyon Falls & Gorge and Au Train Falls. Visiting Laughing Whitefish Falls and Miners Castle Rock will get you outdoors. There's still lots to do: admire the sheer force of Spray Falls, try for a hole-in-one at Miners Falls Mini Golf, get engrossed in the history at Pictured Rocks Interpretive Center, and look for all kinds of wild species at Hiawatha National Forest.

To see reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Munising trip builder website .

Minneapolis to Munising is an approximately 4-hour combination of flight and taxi. You can also do a combination of flight, bus, and car; or drive. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Minneapolis to Munising due to the time zone difference. In October, daytime highs in Munising are 57°F, while nighttime lows are 42°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Sat) early enough to drive to Manistique.

Things to do in Munising

Nature Parks Wildlife

Side Trip

Eben Ice Caves and Canyon Falls & Gorge
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Spray Falls ©
Spray Falls
Laughing Whitefish Falls ©
Laughing Whitefish Falls

2
nights
Manistique

Manistique
Manistique, formerly Monistique, is the only incorporated city in and the county seat of Schoolcraft County of the U.S. Start off your visit on the 20th (Sun): experience rural life at Thompson State Fish Hatchery, contemplate the waterfront views at Kitch-Iti-Kipi (The Big Spring), then take in the dramatic natural features at Palms Book State Park, and finally stop by The Mustard Seed. On the 21st (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: admire the majestic nature at Fayette Historic State Park, steep yourself in history at Historical Village Fayette Park, and then explore the activities along Indian Lake.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Manistique day trip planner.

Traveling by car from Munising to Manistique takes an hour. October in Manistique sees daily highs of 55°F and lows of 38°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Mon) so you can travel to Mackinaw City.

Things to do in Manistique

Nature Parks Historic Sites

Side Trip

Garden
Highlights from your plan
Palms Book State Park
Palms Book State Park
Fayette Historic State Park ©
Fayette Historic State Park
Historical Village Fayette Park ©
Historical Village Fayette Park

1
night
Mackinaw City

Mackinaw City ©
Mackinaw City is a village in Emmet and Cheboygan counties in the U.S. Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Tue): visit a coastal fixture at McGulpin Point Lighthouse & Historic Site, get engrossed in the history at Heritage Village at Mackinaw, visit a coastal fixture at Old Mackinac Point Lighthouse, then see the interesting displays at Great Lake Light House Keepers, and finally visit a coastal fixture at Shepler's Lighthouse Cruises.

For ratings, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Mackinaw City trip planner.

Traveling by car from Manistique to Mackinaw City takes 2 hours. In October in Mackinaw City, expect temperatures between 55°F during the day and 43°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Tue) so you can catch the ferry to Mackinac Island.

Things to do in Mackinaw City

Historic Sites Museums
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Old Mackinac Point Lighthouse ©
Old Mackinac Point Lighthouse
Heritage Village at Mackinaw ©
Heritage Village at Mackinaw

1
night
Mackinac Island

Mackinac Island ©
Mackinac Island is a city in Mackinac County in the U.S. Start off your visit on the 23rd (Wed): explore the striking landscape at Arch Rock, then admire the majestic nature at Mackinac Island State Park, then steep yourself in history at Fort Holmes, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at St Anne's Catholic Church.

For more things to do, ratings, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Mackinac Island tour site .

Mackinac Island is very close to Mackinaw City. In October, plan for daily highs up to 55°F, and evening lows to 43°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Wed) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Mackinac Island

Nature Parks Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
St Anne's Catholic Church ©
St Anne's Catholic Church
Fort Holmes
Fort Holmes
Mackinac Island State Park ©
Mackinac Island State Park

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