8 days in Michigan Itinerary

8 days in Michigan Itinerary

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8 days in Michigan Itinerary

Start: Dallas
Fly + taxi:  8​h
1
Munising
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 45​min
2
Mackinaw City
— 1 night
ferry:  30​min
3
Mackinac Island
— 1 night
ferry + bus:  4​h 15​min
4
Traverse City
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
5
Ludington
— 2 nights
Fly:  7​h
End: Dallas

1
night
Munising

Munising ©
Munising is a city on the southern shore of Lake Superior on the Upper Peninsula of the U.S. To find other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Munising online journey planner .

Dallas to Munising is an approximately 8-hour combination of flight and taxi. You can also do a combination of flight and car; or drive. The time zone difference moving from Central Standard Time to Eastern Standard Time is 1 hour. Traveling from Dallas in August, expect Munising to be colder, temps between 74°F and 57°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Sat) so you can go by car to Mackinaw City.

Things to do in Munising

Parks Nature Beaches
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Sand Point Beach ©
Sand Point Beach
Tannery Falls ©
Tannery Falls
Wagner Falls ©
Wagner Falls

1
night
Mackinaw City

Mackinaw City ©
Mackinaw City is a village in Emmet and Cheboygan counties in the U.S. Start off your visit on the 18th (Sun): see the interesting displays at Great Lake Light House Keepers, take an in-depth tour of Museum of Ojibwa Culture, then admire the majestic nature at Straits State Park, and finally stroll through Bridge View Park.

For reviews, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Mackinaw City tour itinerary builder app .

Traveling by car from Munising to Mackinaw City takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus. Expect a daytime high around 72°F in August, and nighttime lows around 59°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Sun) to allow time to ride a ferry to Mackinac Island.

Things to do in Mackinaw City

Parks Nature Museums

Side Trip

Saint Ignace
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Museum of Ojibwa Culture ©
Museum of Ojibwa Culture
Straits State Park ©
Straits State Park
Great Lake Light House Keepers ©
Great Lake Light House Keepers

1
night
Mackinac Island

Mackinac Island ©
Mackinac Island is a city in Mackinac County in the U.S. Start off your visit on the 19th (Mon): steep yourself in history at Biddle House, look for gifts at Island House Bike Shop, don't miss a visit to Is it you spot from Somewhere in Time movie!, then make a trip to Fort Holmes, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at St Anne's Catholic Church, and finally take a pleasant ride with a tour on horseback.

To find ratings, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Mackinac Island journey planning site .

Mackinac Island is very close to Mackinaw City. In August, plan for daily highs up to 72°F, and evening lows to 59°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Mon) early enough to travel to Traverse City.

Things to do in Mackinac Island

Historic Sites Outdoors Tours
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Fort Holmes ©
Fort Holmes
St Anne's Catholic Church ©
St Anne's Catholic Church
Horseback Riding Tours

2
nights
Traverse City

Traverse City ©
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.
Start off your visit on the 20th (Tue): learn about winemaking at Black Star Farms Winery, learn about winemaking at Brys Estate Vineyard & Winery, then learn about winemaking at Chateau Chantal Winery & Tasting Room, and finally learn about winemaking at Bowers Harbor Vineyards. Keep things going the next day: enjoy the sea views from Point Betsie Lighthouse, then trek along Sleeping Bear Heritage Trail, and then steep yourself in history at Fishtown.

To find ratings, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Traverse City online tour planner .

Getting from Mackinac Island to Traverse City by combination of ferry and bus takes about 4.5 hours. Traveling from Mackinac Island in August, you will find days in Traverse City are somewhat warmer (79°F), and nights are about the same (60°F). Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Wed) so you can drive to Ludington.

Things to do in Traverse City

Wineries Historic Sites Outdoors

Side Trips

Sleeping Bear Heritage Trail, Fishtown, Point Betsie Lighthouse, Black Star Farms Winery
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Black Star Farms Winery ©
Black Star Farms Winery
Sleeping Bear Heritage Trail ©
Sleeping Bear Heritage Trail
Point Betsie Lighthouse ©
Point Betsie Lighthouse

2
nights
Ludington

Ludington ©
Ludington is a city in the state of Michigan. Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Thu): relax in the rural setting at Country Dairy, then stroll through Silver Lake State Park, and then enjoy the sea views from Little Sable Point Lighthouse. On your second day here, kick back and relax at Stearns Park, then enjoy the sea views from Big Sable Point Lighthouse, and then visit a coastal fixture at Ludington North Breakwater Light.

To find ratings, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Ludington trip planning website .

You can drive from Traverse City to Ludington in 2.5 hours. Another option is to do a combination of bus and taxi. In August, plan for daily highs up to 76°F, and evening lows to 57°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Ludington

Beaches Outdoors Parks

Side Trips

Little Sable Point Lighthouse, Country Dairy, Silver Lake State Park
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Silver Lake State Park ©
Silver Lake State Park
Stearns Park ©
Stearns Park
Big Sable Point Lighthouse ©
Big Sable Point Lighthouse

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