8 days in Michigan Itinerary

8 days in Michigan Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Michigan trip planner

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Fly to Pellston, Ferry to Mackinac Island
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Mackinac Island
— 1 night
Ferry
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Saint Ignace
— 1 night
Drive
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Munising
— 1 night
Drive
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Ludington
— 2 nights
Drive
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Muskegon
— 2 nights
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Mackinac Island

— 1 night
Mackinac Island is a city in Mackinac County in the U.S. state of Michigan. Kick off your visit on the 21st (Sat): find your balance on the water with Great Turtle Kayak Tours and then take a pleasant ride with a tour on horseback. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 22nd (Sun): steep yourself in history at Fort Holmes, then explore the striking landscape at Arch Rock, and then pause for some serene contemplation at St Anne's Catholic Church.

For other places to visit, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Mackinac Island online travel route planner.

New York City to Mackinac Island is an approximately 6.5-hour combination of flight and ferry. You can also do a combination of bus and ferry; or do a combination of bus and ferry. Plan for little chillier temperatures traveling from New York City in August, with highs in Mackinac Island at 72°F and lows at 59°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sun) so you can catch the ferry to Saint Ignace.

Things to do in Mackinac Island

Outdoors · Historic Sites · Tours · Adventure

Saint Ignace

— 1 night
Saint Ignace, usually written as St. Start off your visit on the 23rd (Mon): take in the waterfront at Huron Boardwalk, then stroll around Bridge View Park, and then get a taste of life in the country at Deer Ranch.

To find traveler tips, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Saint Ignace road trip planner.

Traveling by ferry from Mackinac Island to Saint Ignace takes an hour. Expect a daytime high around 72°F in August, and nighttime lows around 59°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Mon) early enough to go by car to Munising.

Things to do in Saint Ignace

Parks

Munising

— 1 night
Munising is a city on the southern shore of Lake Superior on the Upper Peninsula of the U.S. state of Michigan. Start off your visit on the 24th (Tue): take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports and then stroll through Sand Point Beach.

To find maps, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Munising trip planner.

Drive from Saint Ignace to Munising in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi. Expect a daytime high around 74°F in August, and nighttime lows around 57°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Tue) so you can travel to Ludington.

Things to do in Munising

Outdoors · Beaches · Parks · Tours

Ludington

— 2 nights
Ludington is a city in the state of Michigan. Kick off your visit on the 25th (Wed): stroll around Silver Lake State Park Pedestrian Dune Access and then head outdoors with Outdoor Activities. Here are some ideas for day two: have fun and explore at Sandcastles Children's Museum and then walk around Stearns Park.

To see maps, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Ludington trip itinerary planning tool.

You can drive from Munising to Ludington in 5.5 hours. In August, daily temperatures in Ludington can reach 76°F, while at night they dip to 57°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Muskegon.

Things to do in Ludington

Outdoors · Beaches · Parks · Childrens Museums

Side Trips

Muskegon

— 2 nights
Muskegon is a city in the U.S. state of Michigan, and is the largest populated city on the eastern shores of Lake Michigan. Start off your visit on the 27th (Fri): steep yourself in history at USS LST 393, then relax in the rural setting at Country Dairy, and then experience rural life at Lewis Adventure Farm & Zoo. Here are some ideas for day two: stroll around Pere Marquette Park and then stroll through Stony Lake Stables.

To see maps, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Muskegon day trip planner.

Getting from Ludington to Muskegon by car takes about an hour. In August in Muskegon, expect temperatures between 79°F during the day and 61°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Sat) so you can catch the flight back home.

Things to do in Muskegon

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Historic Sites

Side Trip

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.