8 days in Michigan Itinerary

8 days in Michigan Itinerary

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Fly
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Muskegon
— 1 day
Drive
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Ludington
— 2 nights
Drive
3
Traverse City
— 1 night
Drive
4
Mackinaw City
— 2 nights
Ferry
5
Mackinac Island
— 2 nights
Ferry to Mackinaw, Fly to Louisville

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Muskegon — 1 day

Muskegon is a city in the U.S. state of Michigan, and is the largest populated city on the eastern shores of Lake Michigan. On the 3rd (Sat), admire the majestic nature at Grand Haven State Park, immerse yourself in nature at Hoffmaster State Park, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Pere Marquette Park.

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Louisville to Muskegon is an approximately 5-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of bus, train, and ferry. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from Louisville in June: high temperatures in Muskegon hover around 77°F and lows are around 57°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Sat) early enough to drive to Ludington.
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Ludington — 2 nights

Ludington is a city in the state of Michigan. Kick off your visit on the 4th (Sun): enjoy the sea views from Little Sable Point Lighthouse, visit a coastal fixture at Ludington North Breakwater Light, and then stroll through Stearns Park. Here are some ideas for day two: immerse yourself in nature at Silver Lake State Park, enjoy the sand and surf at Silver Lake State Park Pedestrian Dune Access, and then see Off-Road Tours.

To find where to stay, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Ludington trip itinerary maker site.

You can drive from Muskegon to Ludington in an hour. In June in Ludington, expect temperatures between 73°F during the day and 53°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Traverse City.
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Traverse City — 1 night

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.
Start off your visit on the 6th (Tue): kick back and relax at Clinch Park, then do a tasting at Bowers Harbor Vineyards, then brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Grand Traverse Distillery, and finally cast your line with a fishing tour.

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You can drive from Ludington to Traverse City in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and bus; or do a combination of taxi and bus. In June in Traverse City, expect temperatures between 76°F during the day and 54°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Tue) so you can drive to Mackinaw City.
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Mackinaw City — 2 nights

Mackinaw City is a village in Emmet and Cheboygan counties in the U.S. state of Michigan. Kick off your visit on the 7th (Wed): steep yourself in history at Historic Mill Creek Discovery Park, then get engrossed in the history at Mackinaw Bridge Museum, and then examine the collection at Icebreaker Mackinaw Maritime Museum Inc.. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: explore the landscape on two wheels at Little Traverse Wheelway, then wander the streets of Historic Gaslight District, and then admire the majestic nature at Petoskey State Park.

To find traveler tips, photos, reviews, and tourist information, read our Mackinaw City day trip tool.

Traveling by car from Traverse City to Mackinaw City takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from Traverse City in June, expect nights in Mackinaw City to be about the same, around 51°F, while days are little chillier, around 67°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Thu) so you can catch the ferry to Mackinac Island.
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Mackinac Island — 2 nights

Mackinac Island is a city in Mackinac County in the U.S. state of Michigan. Kick off your visit on the 9th (Fri): get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports, trot along with a tour on horseback, examine the collection at The Richard and Jane Manoogian Mackinac Art Museum, then contemplate the long history of Fort Holmes, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at St Anne's Catholic Church. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: make a trip to Is It You Spot From Somewhere in Time Movie!, then steep yourself in history at Biddle House, then tee off at Jewel Golf Course, and finally enjoy the sea views from Round Island Lighthouse.

To find reviews, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Mackinac Island online vacation planner.

Ride a ferry from Mackinaw City to Mackinac Island in an hour. In June in Mackinac Island, expect temperatures between 67°F during the day and 51°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Sat) so you can travel back home.
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Michigan travel guide

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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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