8 days in Michigan Itinerary

8 days in Michigan Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Michigan vacation planner

Make it your trip
— 1 night
Saint Ignace
— 4 nights
Mackinac Island
— 2 nights
Fly to Rickenbacker International Airport, Drive to Chillicothe



— 1 night
Ludington is a city in the state of Michigan. Start off your visit on the 8th (Thu): walk around Buttersville Park, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Father Jacques Marquette Shrine, and then contemplate the waterfront views at Pere Marquette River. On the next day, look for all kinds of wild species at Lake Bluff Bird Sanctuary, contemplate the long history of S.S. City of Milwaukee/ USCGC Acacia, then walk around Magoon Creek Park, and finally tee off at Hemlock Golf Club.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Ludington day trip planner.

Chillicothe to Ludington is an approximately 7.5-hour car ride. You can also do a combination of car and flight. In July, Ludington is a bit cooler than Chillicothe - with highs of 76°F and lows of 57°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Fri) so you can go by car to Saint Ignace.

Things to do in Ludington

Parks · Golf · Outdoors · Nature

Side Trip

Saint Ignace

— 4 nights
Saint Ignace, usually written as St. Step off the beaten path and head to Little Traverse Wheelway and Cross In The Woods National Shrine. Get out of town with these interesting Saint Ignace side-trips: The Oden State Fish Hatchery (in Alanson), Burt Lake State Park (in Indian River) and Thorne Swift Nature Preserve (in Harbor Springs). Next up on the itinerary: admire the majestic nature at Straits State Park, look for gifts at Fort de Baude Museum, get engrossed in the history at Mackinaw Bridge Museum, and visit a coastal fixture at Wawatam Lighthouse.

To see other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Saint Ignace tour planner.

Traveling by car from Ludington to Saint Ignace takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and bus; or do a combination of taxi and bus. In July, plan for daily highs up to 73°F, and evening lows to 58°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Tue) to allow enough time to ride a ferry to Mackinac Island.

Things to do in Saint Ignace

Parks · Historic Sites · Nature · Museums

Side Trips

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 14th (Wed): see the interesting displays at Liberty Lego Display, visit a coastal fixture at Round Island Lighthouse, pause for some serene contemplation at Trinity Church, then step off the mainland to explore Eagle Point Cave, then make a trip to Fort Holmes, and finally see the interesting displays at The Richard and Jane Manoogian Mackinac Art Museum.

For photos, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Mackinac Island travel route planner.

Ride a ferry from Saint Ignace to Mackinac Island in an hour. July in Mackinac Island sees daily highs of 73°F and lows of 58°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Thu) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Mackinac Island

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Shopping

Michigan travel guide

Specialty Museums · Gift & Specialty Shops · State Parks
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.