8 days in Michigan Itinerary

8 days in Michigan Itinerary

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8 days in Michigan Itinerary

Start: Kalamazoo
Drive:  1 h
1
Saint Joseph
— 1 day
Drive:  6 h 45 min
2
Ontonagon
— 1 day
Drive:  3 h 15 min
3
Munising
— 2 nights
+2
Drive + Bus + Ferry:  6 h 15 min
4
Mackinac Island
— 1 day
Ferry:  15 min
5
Saint Ignace
— 1 night
Drive:  3 h 45 min
6
Mears
— 2 nights
Drive:  2 h 30 min
End: Kalamazoo

1
day
Saint Joseph

Saint Joseph ©
St. Start off your visit on the 20th (Sat): immerse yourself in nature at Van Buren State Park, don't miss a visit to Whirlpool Compass Fountain, then find something for the whole family at Silver Beach Carousel, and finally enjoy the sea views from St. Joseph Lighthouses.

To find where to stay, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, read our Saint Joseph online trip itinerary planner .

Kalamazoo to Saint Joseph is an approximately 1-hour car ride. In July, plan for daily highs up to 79°F, and evening lows to 60°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Sat) so you can travel to Ontonagon.

Things to do in Saint Joseph

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trip

Van Buren State Park
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Van Buren State Park ©
Van Buren State Park
Whirlpool Compass Fountain ©
Whirlpool Compass Fountain
St. Joseph Lighthouses ©
St. Joseph Lighthouses

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Ontonagon

Ontonagon ©
Ontonagon is a village in the U.S. Kick off your visit on the 21st (Sun): contemplate the waterfront views at Lake of the Clouds, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Lake Superior Trail, and then explore and take pictures at Adventure Mining Company.

For other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, read Ontonagon trip planner .

You can drive from Saint Joseph to Ontonagon in 8.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. Plan for slightly colder nights when traveling from Saint Joseph in July since evenings lows in Ontonagon dip to 55°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Munising.

Things to do in Ontonagon

Parks Trails Outdoors

Side Trip

Adventure Mining Company
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Adventure Mining Company ©
Adventure Mining Company
Lake of the Clouds ©
Lake of the Clouds

2
nights
Munising

Munising ©
Munising is a city on the southern shore of Lake Superior on the Upper Peninsula of the U.S. On the 22nd (Mon), explore the fascinating underground world of Eben Ice Caves and Canyon Falls & Gorge, then take in the dramatic scenery at Wagner Falls, and then explore the activities along Kitch-Iti-Kipi (The Big Spring). Keep things going the next day: explore the activities along Chapel Rock and Beach, tour the pleasant surroundings at Sand Point Beach, and then take in the dramatic scenery at Tannery Falls.

To see more things to do, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Munising day trip app .

Traveling by car from Ontonagon to Munising takes 3 hours. In July in Munising, expect temperatures between 74°F during the day and 56°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Tue) early enough to travel to Mackinac Island.

Things to do in Munising

Parks Nature Beaches

Side Trips

Eben Ice Caves and Canyon Falls & Gorge, Kitch-Iti-Kipi (The Big Spring)
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Eben Ice Caves and Canyon Falls & Gorge ©
Sand Point Beach ©
Sand Point Beach
Chapel Rock and Beach ©
Chapel Rock and Beach

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Mackinac Island

Mackinac Island ©
Mackinac Island is a city in Mackinac County in the U.S. On the 24th (Wed), play a few rounds at Jewel Golf Course, contemplate the long history of Fort Holmes, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at St Anne's Catholic Church, and finally trot along with a tour on horseback.

Find out how to plan Mackinac Island trip without stress by asking Inspirock to help create an itinerary.

Traveling by combination of car, bus, and ferry from Munising to Mackinac Island takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi, bus, and ferry. In July, daytime highs in Mackinac Island are 73°F, while nighttime lows are 58°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Wed) to allow enough time to ride a ferry to Saint Ignace.

Things to do in Mackinac Island

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

1
night
Saint Ignace

Saint Ignace
Saint Ignace, usually written as St. Start off your visit on the 25th (Thu): take an in-depth tour of Museum of Ojibwa Culture, immerse yourself in nature at Straits State Park, then examine the collection at Icebreaker Mackinaw Maritime Museum Inc., and finally stroll around Bridge View Park.

To see reviews, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Saint Ignace tour website .

Saint Ignace is very close to Mackinac Island. In July, daytime highs in Saint Ignace are 73°F, while nighttime lows are 58°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Thu) early enough to travel to Mears.

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

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nights
Mears

Mears ©
Golden Township is a civil township of Oceana County in the U.S. Start off your visit on the 26th (Fri): stroll through Silver Lake State Park, visit a coastal fixture at Little Sable Point Lighthouse, and then trek along Silver Lake State Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 27th (Sat): stop by The Jam Farm, then visit a coastal fixture at Big Sable Point Lighthouse, then walk around Stearns Park, and finally visit a coastal fixture at Ludington North Breakwater Light.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Mears tour planner .

Drive from Saint Ignace to Mears in 4 hours. July in Mears sees daily highs of 76°F and lows of 57°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Mears

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

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

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