8 days in Michigan Itinerary

8 days in Michigan Itinerary

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Mackinaw City
— 3 nights
— 4 nights


Mackinaw City

— 3 nights
Mackinaw City is a village in Emmet and Cheboygan counties in the U.S. Your day by day itinerary now includes Round Island Lighthouse as well as Fort Holmes. On the 20th (Sun), visit a coastal fixture at Round Island Lighthouse, take in the views from Mackinac Bridge, then get insight into ancient worlds with Colonial Michilimackinac, then explore the galleries of Old Mackinac Point Lighthouse, and finally tour the pleasant surroundings at Nancy Dagwell Campbell Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: steep yourself in history at Fort Holmes, enjoy the sea views from Shepler's Lighthouse Cruises, then examine the collection at Great Lake Light House Keepers, then take an in-depth tour of Heritage Village at Mackinaw, and finally contemplate the long history of McGulpin Point Lighthouse & Historic Site.

To see photos, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Mackinaw City trip itinerary maker.

Saint Louis to Mackinaw City is an approximately 7-hour combination of flight and bus. You can also drive; or take a bus. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Saint Louis to Mackinaw City due to the time zone difference. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from Saint Louis in September; daily highs in Mackinaw City reach 67°F and lows reach 54°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Tue) early enough to go by car to Holland.

Things to do in Mackinaw City

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Tours

Side Trips


— 4 nights
Holland is a city in the western region of the Lower Peninsula of the U.S. Your inner history buff will appreciate Hackley and Hume Historic Site and Central Avenue Christian Reformed Church. Explore hidden gems such as Rosy Mound Natural Area and Lakeshore Bike Trail. There's much more to do: look for all kinds of wild species at De Graaf Nature Center, pause for some serene contemplation at Ninth Street Christian Reformed Church, indulge your thirst for a good beer at Big Lake Brewing, and enjoy the sand and surf at Holland State Park Beach.

To find traveler tips, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Holland trip itinerary planning app.

You can drive from Mackinaw City to Holland in 4.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or do a combination of bus and flight. Traveling from Mackinaw City in September, expect nights in Holland to be about the same, around 54°F, while days are somewhat warmer, around 76°F. On the 26th (Sat), you're off to home.

Things to do in Holland

Parks · Theme Parks · Outdoors · Trails

Side Trips

Michigan travel guide

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.