8 days in Michigan Itinerary

8 days in Michigan Itinerary

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8 days in Michigan Itinerary

Start: Dayton
+2
taxi + Fly + taxi:  5​h
1
Munising
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 30​min
2
Saint Ignace
— 1 night
ferry:  15​min
3
Mackinac Island
— 1 night
ferry + bus:  4​h 15​min
4
Traverse City
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
5
Ludington
— 2 nights
+2
Drive + Fly + taxi:  6​h
End: Dayton

1
night
Munising

Munising ©
Munising is a city on the southern shore of Lake Superior on the Upper Peninsula of the U.S. On the 27th (Sat), take in the dramatic scenery at Wagner Falls. Here are some ideas for day two: explore the activities along Chapel Rock and Beach, take in the dramatic scenery at Tannery Falls, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Sand Point Beach.

For more things to do, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Munising trip itinerary planner .

Dayton to Munising is an approximately 5-hour combination of taxi and flight. You can also do a combination of taxi, flight, and car; or drive. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from Dayton in July; daily highs in Munising reach 74°F and lows reach 56°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Saint Ignace.

Things to do in Munising

Parks Nature Outdoors
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Chapel Rock and Beach ©
Chapel Rock and Beach
Sand Point Beach ©
Sand Point Beach
Tannery Falls ©
Tannery Falls

1
night
Saint Ignace

Saint Ignace ©
Saint Ignace, usually written as St. Start off your visit on the 29th (Mon): examine the collection at Museum of Ojibwa Culture, then immerse yourself in nature at Straits State Park, then examine the collection at Icebreaker Mackinaw Maritime Museum Inc., and finally walk around Bridge View Park.

To see ratings, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, read our Saint Ignace online road trip planner .

You can drive from Munising to Saint Ignace in 2.5 hours. Another option is to do a combination of taxi and bus. July in Saint Ignace sees daily highs of 73°F and lows of 58°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Mon) to allow enough time to ride a ferry to Mackinac Island.

Things to do in Saint Ignace

Parks Nature Museums

Side Trip

Icebreaker Mackinaw Maritime Museum Inc.
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Straits State Park ©
Straits State Park
Museum of Ojibwa Culture ©
Museum of Ojibwa Culture
Bridge View Park ©
Bridge View Park

1
night
Mackinac Island

Mackinac Island
Mackinac Island is a city in Mackinac County in the U.S. Start off your visit on the 30th (Tue): tee off at Jewel Golf Course, then steep yourself in history at Fort Holmes, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at St Anne's Catholic Church, and finally trot along with a tour on horseback.

To see more things to do, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Mackinac Island trip itinerary site .

Mackinac Island is just a stone's throw from Saint Ignace. In July, daily temperatures in Mackinac Island can reach 73°F, while at night they dip to 58°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Tue) early enough to travel to Traverse City.

Things to do in Mackinac Island

Outdoors Golf Tours
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Fort Holmes
Fort Holmes
St Anne's Catholic Church ©
St Anne's Catholic Church
Jewel Golf Course ©
Jewel Golf Course

2
nights
Traverse City

Traverse City ©
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.
Start off your visit on the 31st (Wed): enjoy the sea views from Point Betsie Lighthouse, hike along Sleeping Bear Heritage Trail, and then steep yourself in history at Fishtown. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 1st (Thu): kick back and relax at Clinch Park, then learn about winemaking at Brys Estate Vineyard & Winery, and then explore the landscape on two wheels at Traverse Area Recreation and Transportation Trails.

For photos, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Traverse City online tour itinerary builder .

You can do a combination of ferry and bus from Mackinac Island to Traverse City in 4.5 hours. Traveling from Mackinac Island in July, you will find days in Traverse City are a bit warmer (80°F), and nights are about the same (59°F). Cap off your sightseeing on the 1st (Thu) early enough to go by car to Ludington.

Things to do in Traverse City

Outdoors Parks Trails

Side Trips

Sleeping Bear Heritage Trail, Point Betsie Lighthouse, Fishtown
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Point Betsie Lighthouse ©
Point Betsie Lighthouse
Brys Estate Vineyard & Winery ©
Brys Estate Vineyard & Winery

2
nights
Ludington

Ludington ©
Ludington is a city in the state of Michigan. Start off your visit on the 2nd (Fri): visit a coastal fixture at Little Sable Point Lighthouse, enjoy the sand and surf at Silver Lake State Park Pedestrian Dune Access, then look for gifts at The Jam Farm, and finally visit a coastal fixture at Ludington North Breakwater Light. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: stroll around Ludington Waterfront Park, then enjoy the sea views from Big Sable Point Lighthouse, and then kick back and relax at Stearns Park.

To see reviews, maps, ratings, and tourist information, use the Ludington online vacation planner .

Drive from Traverse City to Ludington in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi. August in Ludington sees daily highs of 76°F and lows of 57°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Ludington

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Silver Lake State Park Pedestrian Dune Access, Little Sable Point Lighthouse
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Big Sable Point Lighthouse ©
Big Sable Point Lighthouse
Little Sable Point Lighthouse ©
Little Sable Point Lighthouse

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