8 days in Michigan Itinerary

8 days in Michigan Itinerary

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Fly
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Frankenmuth
— 1 day
Drive
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Saugatuck
— 2 nights
Drive
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Boyne City
— 1 night
Drive
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Munising
— 2 nights
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Drive to Newberry, MI, Bus to Mackinaw, Ferry to Mackinac Island
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Mackinac Island
— 2 nights
Ferry to Mackinaw, Fly to Houston

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Frankenmuth

Frankenmuth is a city in Saginaw County in the U.S. Start off your visit on the 7th (Fri): stroll around Wilkommen Park, then look for gifts at Bronner's Christmas Wonderland, and then get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports.

For traveler tips, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Frankenmuth trip itinerary website.

Houston to Frankenmuth is an approximately 8-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of bus, train, and taxi. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Houston to Frankenmuth. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from Houston in August: high temperatures in Frankenmuth hover around 78°F and lows are around 58°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Saugatuck.

Things to do in Frankenmuth

Shopping · Outdoors · Tours · Parks

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Saugatuck

Saugatuck is a city in Allegan County in the U.S. Start off your visit on the 8th (Sat): zoom along the surf with Saugatuck HydroBikes, then stroll through Oval Beach, and then head off-road at Saugatuck Dune Rides. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 9th (Sun): kick back and relax at Silver Beach County Park, walk around Whirlpool Compass Fountain, then get in on the family fun at Silver Beach Carousel, and finally enjoy some diversion at Kids' Corner playground.

To find traveler tips and tourist information, go to the Saugatuck route tool.

Getting from Frankenmuth to Saugatuck by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: do a combination of taxi, train, and car; or do a combination of taxi and bus. August in Saugatuck sees daily highs of 80°F and lows of 60°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Sun) so you can travel to Boyne City.

Things to do in Saugatuck

Outdoors · Parks · Adventure · Beaches

Side Trips

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Boyne City

Boyne City is a city in Charlevoix County in the U.S. Kick off your visit on the 10th (Mon): immerse yourself in nature at Young State Park, kick your exploration up a notch at Wildwood Rush Zip Line Canopy Tour, then identify plant and animal life at Avalanche Preserve Recreation Area, and finally pick up some local products at Boyne City Farmer's Market.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Boyne City trip planning tool.

You can drive from Saugatuck to Boyne City in 3.5 hours. Another option is to do a combination of car and flight. Expect slightly colder weather when traveling from Saugatuck in August: highs in Boyne City hover around 75°F, while lows dip to 60°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Mon) early enough to travel to Munising.

Things to do in Boyne City

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Adventure

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Munising

Munising is a city on the southern shore of Lake Superior on the Upper Peninsula of the U.S. On the 11th (Tue), get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports, stop by UP-Scale Art, then explore the striking landscape at Miners Castle Rock, and finally admire the sheer force of Miners Falls. On the 12th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore the wealth of natural beauty at Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore.

To see ratings, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Munising road trip website.

Getting from Boyne City to Munising by car takes about 3.5 hours. August in Munising sees daily highs of 74°F and lows of 57°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Wed) so you can travel to Mackinac Island.

Things to do in Munising

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Outdoors

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Mackinac Island

Mackinac Island is a city in Mackinac County in the U.S. Start off your visit on the 13th (Thu): immerse yourself in nature at Mackinac Island State Park, take in the dramatic natural features at Arch Rock, then learn about all things military at Fort Mackinac, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Trinity Church. Keep things going the next day: identify plant and animal life at The Original Mackinac Island Butterfly House & Insect World, look for gifts at Little Luxuries of Mackinac Island, and then discover the deep blue sea with Great Turtle Kayak Tours.

For maps, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Mackinac Island trip itinerary builder site.

Traveling by combination of car, bus, and ferry from Munising to Mackinac Island takes 7 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi, bus, and ferry. In August, daytime highs in Mackinac Island are 72°F, while nighttime lows are 59°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 14th (Fri) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Mackinac Island

Parks · Nature · Tours · Wildlife

Michigan travel guide

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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.