8 days in Michigan Itinerary

8 days in Michigan Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Michigan planner

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Make it your trip
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Marquette
— 1 night
Drive
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Munising
— 2 nights
Drive
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Paradise
— 1 night
Drive to St Ignace, Ferry to Mackinac Island
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Mackinac Island
— 1 night
Ferry
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Mackinaw City
— 1 night
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Traverse City
— 1 night
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Marquette

— 1 night
Marquette is a city in the U.S. Kick off your visit on the 20th (Sat): have fun and explore at Upper Peninsula Children's Museum and then wander the streets of Downtown Marquette. On the next day, take in the awesome beauty at Hogback Mountain, then trek along Iron Ore Heritage Trail, and then take in the dramatic natural features at Upper Peninsula.

To see where to stay, maps, reviews, and tourist information, read our Marquette online trip itinerary maker.

Lansing to Marquette is an approximately 6.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from Lansing in June, with highs in Marquette at 70°F and lows at 49°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Sun) early enough to drive to Munising.

Things to do in Marquette

Parks · Nature · Trails · Outdoors

Side Trip

Munising

— 2 nights
Munising is a city on the southern shore of Lake Superior on the Upper Peninsula of the U.S. On the 22nd (Mon), take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports, get engrossed in the history at Pictured Rocks Interpretive Center, then admire the sheer force of Au Train Falls, and finally take in the dramatic scenery at Wagner Falls. On your second day here, kick back and relax at Miner's Beach, then admire the sheer force of Bridal Veil Falls, then explore the striking landscape at Miners Castle Rock, and finally admire the sheer force of Miners Falls.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, read our Munising trip maker tool.

You can drive from Marquette to Munising in 1.5 hours. In June, plan for daily highs up to 68°F, and evening lows to 49°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Tue) so you can go by car to Paradise.

Things to do in Munising

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Tours

Side Trip

Paradise

— 1 night
Paradise is an unincorporated community in Whitefish Township, Chippewa County in the U.S. Start off your visit on the 24th (Wed): look for all kinds of wild species at Whitefish Point Bird Observatory, then admire the majestic nature at Tahquamenon Falls State Park, and then explore the activities along Tahquamenon Falls.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, read Paradise day trip planning app.

You can drive from Munising to Paradise in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of shuttle and car. In June, daily temperatures in Paradise can reach 70°F, while at night they dip to 49°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Wed) so you can travel to Mackinac Island.

Things to do in Paradise

Parks · Nature · Childrens Museums · Wildlife

Mackinac Island

— 1 night
Mackinac Island is a city in Mackinac County in the U.S. On the 25th (Thu), tee off at Jewel Golf Course, get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports, then make a trip to Fort Holmes, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at St Anne's Catholic Church, and finally contemplate the long history of Biddle House.

For other places to visit, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Mackinac Island trip maker site.

You can do a combination of car and ferry from Paradise to Mackinac Island in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi, bus, and ferry. June in Mackinac Island sees daily highs of 67°F and lows of 51°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Thu) early enough to catch the ferry to Mackinaw City.

Things to do in Mackinac Island

Historic Sites · Outdoors · Tours · Golf

Mackinaw City

— 1 night
Mackinaw City is a village in Emmet and Cheboygan counties in the U.S. Kick off your visit on the 26th (Fri): stroll around Conkling Heritage Park, visit a coastal fixture at Old Mackinac Point Lighthouse, then walk around Nancy Dagwell Campbell Park, then visit a coastal fixture at Shepler's Lighthouse Cruises, and finally do a tasting at Mackinac Island Winery.

For maps, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Mackinaw City tour itinerary planner.

Traveling by ferry from Mackinac Island to Mackinaw City takes an hour. Expect a daytime high around 67°F in June, and nighttime lows around 51°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Traverse City.

Things to do in Mackinaw City

Historic Sites · Parks · Museums · Outdoors

Traverse City

— 1 night

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.
Kick off your visit on the 27th (Sat): kick back and relax at Clinch Park, play a few rounds at Pirate's Cove Adventure Golf, then brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Grand Traverse Distillery, and finally tour the pleasant surroundings at Haserot Beach.

To see photos, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Traverse City trip tool.

Traveling by car from Mackinaw City to Traverse City takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. When traveling from Mackinaw City in June, plan for a bit warmer days in Traverse City, with highs around 76°F, while nights are about the same with lows around 54°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Sat) to allow time to drive back home.

Things to do in Traverse City

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Golf

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.