8 days in Michigan Itinerary

8 days in Michigan Itinerary

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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
— 3 nights
Drive
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Saint Joseph
— 1 night
Train to Chicago Union Station, Fly to Atlanta

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Mackinac Island

— 1 night
Mackinac Island is a city in Mackinac County in the U.S. state of Michigan. Start off your visit on the 17th (Sat): admire the majestic nature at Mackinac Island State Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 18th (Sun): discover the deep blue sea with Great Turtle Kayak Tours, take a pleasant ride with a tour on horseback, then pause for some serene contemplation at St Anne's Catholic Church, and finally take in the dramatic natural features at Arch Rock.

To see reviews, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Mackinac Island planner.

Atlanta to Mackinac Island is an approximately 8-hour combination of flight and ferry. You can also do a combination of bus and ferry; or do a combination of bus and ferry. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from Atlanta in July; daily highs in Mackinac Island reach 73°F and lows reach 58°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Sun) early enough to ride a ferry to Saint Ignace.

Things to do in Mackinac Island

Parks · Nature · Tours · Outdoors

Saint Ignace

— 1 night
Saint Ignace, usually written as St. On the 19th (Mon), get engrossed in the history at Museum of Ojibwa Culture, get great views at Castle Rock, then stroll around Bridge View Park, and finally wander the wide-open spaces of Deer Ranch.

For ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Saint Ignace sightseeing website.

You can ride a ferry from Mackinac Island to Saint Ignace in an hour. Expect a daytime high around 73°F in July, and nighttime lows around 58°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Mon) so you can drive to Munising.

Things to do in Saint Ignace

Parks · Museums

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. On the 20th (Tue), admire the sheer force of Miners Falls, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Sand Point Beach, and then admire the sheer force of Wagner Falls.

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You can drive from Saint Ignace to Munising in 2.5 hours. Another option is to do a combination of bus and taxi. July in Munising sees daily highs of 74°F and lows of 56°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Tue) so you can travel to Ludington.

Things to do in Munising

Parks · Nature · Beaches · Outdoors

Ludington

— 3 nights
Ludington is a city in the state of Michigan. Step off the beaten path and head to Little Sable Point Lighthouse and Off-Road Tours. Attractions like Silver Lake State Park Pedestrian Dune Access and Stearns Park make great kid-friendly stops. Get out of town with these interesting Ludington side-trips: New Era (Country Dairy & Rainbow Ranch is now Stony Lake Stables) and Silver Lake State Park (in Mears). Next up on the itinerary: wander the wide-open spaces of Amber Elk Ranch, look for gifts at The Jam Farm, and visit a coastal fixture at Big Sable Point Lighthouse.

To see ratings, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Ludington online tour itinerary planner.

Getting from Munising to Ludington by car takes about 5.5 hours. In July, daytime highs in Ludington are 76°F, while nighttime lows are 57°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Fri) so you can drive to Saint Joseph.

Things to do in Ludington

Outdoors · Parks · Trails · Beaches

Side Trips

Saint Joseph

— 1 night
St. Kick off your visit on the 24th (Sat): explore the engaging exhibits at Curious Kids' Museum, get in on the family fun at Silver Beach Carousel, and then walk around Whirlpool Compass Fountain.

To see more things to do, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Saint Joseph trip builder website.

Getting from Ludington to Saint Joseph by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: do a combination of taxi and bus; or do a combination of taxi, bus, and train. In July, daytime highs in Saint Joseph are 79°F, while nighttime lows are 60°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Sat) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Saint Joseph

Childrens Museums · Museums · Theme Parks · Parks

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.