8 days in Michigan Itinerary

8 days in Michigan Itinerary

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8 days in Michigan Itinerary

Start: Dayton
+4
Taxi + Fly + Taxi + Bus + Ferry:  6​h 30​min
1
Mackinac Island
— 1 night
Ferry + Bus:  2​h 15​min
2
Petoskey
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
3
Empire
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
4
Ludington
— 1 night
+2
Drive + Fly + Taxi:  6​h
End: Dayton

1
night
Mackinac Island

Mackinac Island
Mackinac Island is a city in Mackinac County in the U.S. On the 12th (Mon), make a trip to Fort Holmes and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at St Anne's Catholic Church.

To see traveler tips, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Mackinac Island holiday builder .

Dayton to Mackinac Island is an approximately 6.5-hour combination of taxi, flight, bus, and ferry. When traveling from Dayton in August, plan for a bit cooler days in Mackinac Island, with highs around 72°F, while nights are about the same with lows around 59°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Petoskey.

Things to do in Mackinac Island

Nature Parks Historic Sites
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Fort Holmes
Fort Holmes
St Anne's Catholic Church ©
St Anne's Catholic Church
Mackinac Island State Park ©
Mackinac Island State Park

2
nights
Petoskey

Petoskey ©
Petoskey is a city and coastal resort community in the U.S. Kick off your visit on the 14th (Wed): immerse yourself in nature at Young State Park, identify plant and animal life at Avalanche Preserve Recreation Area, and then grab your bike and head to North Western State Trail. Keep things going the next day: admire the verdant scenery at Bear River Valley Recreation Area, identify plant and animal life at The Oden State Fish Hatchery, and then identify plant and animal life at Thorne Swift Nature Preserve.

To see where to stay, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Petoskey tour itinerary maker tool .

You can do a combination of ferry and bus from Mackinac Island to Petoskey in 2.5 hours. August in Petoskey sees daily highs of 75°F and lows of 58°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Empire.

Things to do in Petoskey

Parks Wildlife Nature

Side Trips

Boyne City, The Oden State Fish Hatchery, Thorne Swift Nature Preserve
Highlights from your plan
Thorne Swift Nature Preserve ©
Thorne Swift Nature Preserve
Young State Park
Young State Park
Bear River Valley Recreation Area ©
Bear River Valley Recreation Area

2
nights
Empire

Empire ©
Empire is a village in Leelanau County in the U.S. Kick off your visit on the 16th (Fri): stroll through Empire Bluff Trail and then get outside with Tubing Platte River. Keep things going the next day: appreciate the extensive heritage of Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore, then look for gifts at The Cottage Book Shop, and then get to know the fascinating history of Glen Haven Historical Village.

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Traveling by car from Petoskey to Empire takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi. In August, plan for daily highs up to 75°F, and evening lows to 58°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Sat) early enough to drive to Ludington.

Things to do in Empire

Outdoors Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

Tubing Platte River, The Cottage Book Shop
Highlights from your plan
Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore ©
The Cottage Book Shop ©
The Cottage Book Shop

1
night
Ludington

Ludington ©
Ludington is a city in the state of Michigan. Start off your visit on the 18th (Sun): tour the pleasant surroundings at William Field Memorial Hart-Montague Trail, then stop by The Jam Farm, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Stearns Park.

To see reviews, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, go to the Ludington online sightseeing planner .

You can drive from Empire to Ludington in 2.5 hours. August in Ludington sees daily highs of 76°F and lows of 57°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Sun) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Ludington

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trip

William Field Memorial Hart-Montague Trail
Highlights from your plan
The Jam Farm ©
The Jam Farm

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