8 days in Michigan Itinerary

8 days in Michigan Itinerary

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Mackinac Island
— 2 nights
Bus to Newberry, MI, Drive to Munising
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Munising
— 1 night
Drive
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Traverse City
— 2 nights
Drive
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Empire
— 1 night
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Mackinac Island

Mackinac Island is a city in Mackinac County in the U.S. Kids will enjoy Arch Rock and Great Turtle Kayak Tours. And it doesn't end there: admire the majestic nature at Mackinac Island State Park, take a pleasant ride with a tour on horseback, don't miss a visit to Is It You Spot From Somewhere in Time Movie!, and steep yourself in history at Trinity Church.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Mackinac Island online road trip planner.

Ann Arbor to Mackinac Island is an approximately 7-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and ferry; or do a combination of bus and ferry; or do a combination of bus and ferry. Expect a bit cooler weather when traveling from Ann Arbor in August: highs in Mackinac Island hover around 72°F, while lows dip to 59°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Wed) so you can travel to Munising.

Things to do in Mackinac Island

Historic Sites · Parks · Tours · Nature

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Munising

Munising is a city on the southern shore of Lake Superior on the Upper Peninsula of the U.S. Start off your visit on the 6th (Thu): stroll around Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore.

To see traveler tips, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Munising trip itinerary planning website.

Traveling by combination of bus and car from Mackinac Island to Munising takes 7 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry, bus, and car; or do a combination of ferry, bus, and taxi. August in Munising sees daily highs of 74°F and lows of 57°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Traverse City.

Things to do in Munising

Nature · Parks · Wildlife
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Traverse City

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.
On the 7th (Fri), tour the pleasant surroundings at Traverse Area Recreation and Transportation Trails, get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports, and then buy something for everyone on your list at The Village at Grand Traverse Commons. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: enjoy the sea views from Mission Point Lighthouse, play a few rounds at Pirate's Cove Adventure Golf, then take an unforgettable tour with TC Helicopters Tours, then make a trip to Front Street, and finally take a leisurely stroll along Boardman River Boardwalk.

For photos, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Traverse City online itinerary maker.

Getting from Munising to Traverse City by car takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of taxi and bus. August in Traverse City sees daily highs of 79°F and lows of 60°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Sat) so you can go by car to Empire.

Things to do in Traverse City

Outdoors · Shopping · Historic Sites · Parks

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Empire

Empire is a village in Leelanau County in the U.S. Start off your visit on the 9th (Sun): take a memorable drive along Pierce Stocking Scenic Drive and then trek along Empire Bluff Trail.

To see reviews, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Empire driving holiday app.

Traveling by car from Traverse City to Empire takes an hour. Alternatively, you can drive. In August, daily temperatures in Empire can reach 75°F, while at night they dip to 58°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Empire

Outdoors · Scenic Drive · Parks · Trails

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.