8 days in Michigan Itinerary

8 days in Michigan Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Michigan journey planner

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Bus to Civic Center Station, Fly to Pellston, Ferry to Mackinac Island
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Mackinac Island
— 3 nights
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Ferry to Mackinaw, Bus to Newberry, MI, Drive to Munising
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Munising
— 2 nights
Drive
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Hart
— 1 night
Drive
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Empire
— 1 night
Fly

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Mackinac Island

— 3 nights
Mackinac Island is a city in Mackinac County in the U.S. On the 16th (Thu), admire the majestic nature at Mackinac Island State Park, take in the dramatic natural features at Arch Rock, look for all kinds of wild species at The Original Mackinac Island Butterfly House & Insect World, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Mission Church, and finally step off the mainland to explore Eagle Point Cave. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 17th (Fri): play a few rounds at Wawashkamo Golf Club, steep yourself in history at Fort Holmes, then play a few rounds at Jewel Golf Course, then pause for some serene contemplation at St Anne's Catholic Church, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Trinity Church.

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Montgomery to Mackinac Island is an approximately 12-hour combination of bus, flight, and ferry. You can also do a combination of bus and ferry; or do a combination of bus and ferry. The time zone difference when traveling from Montgomery to Mackinac Island is 1 hour. Traveling from Montgomery in July, things will get little chillier in Mackinac Island: highs are around 73°F and lows about 58°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 18th (Sat) to allow time for travel to Munising.

Things to do in Mackinac Island

Parks · Historic Sites · Nature · Outdoors

Munising

— 2 nights
Munising is a city on the southern shore of Lake Superior on the Upper Peninsula of the U.S. Kick off your visit on the 19th (Sun): take in the dramatic scenery at Munising Falls, then admire the sheer force of Miners Falls, then explore the striking landscape at Miners Castle Rock, and finally take in the dramatic scenery at Bridal Veil Falls. On the 20th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: enjoy the sand and surf at Sand Point Beach, then admire the sheer force of Wagner Falls, and then take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports.

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Do a combination of ferry, bus, and car from Mackinac Island to Munising in 7 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry, bus, and taxi. In July, plan for daily highs up to 74°F, and evening lows to 56°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Hart.

Things to do in Munising

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Tours

Hart

— 1 night
Hart is a city in the U.S. Kick off your visit on the 21st (Tue): visit a coastal fixture at Little Sable Point Lighthouse, then enjoy the sand and surf at Silver Lake State Park Pedestrian Dune Access, and then get interesting insight from Tours.

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You can drive from Munising to Hart in 6 hours. In July, daytime highs in Hart are 76°F, while nighttime lows are 57°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Tue) to allow time to travel to Empire.

Things to do in Hart

Outdoors · Tours · Parks · Beaches

Side Trip

Empire

— 1 night
Empire is a village in Leelanau County in the U.S. Start off your visit on the 22nd (Wed): trek along Empire Bluff Trail, then hike along Sleeping Bear Heritage Trail, and then stop by Cherry Republic of Glen Arbor.

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Getting from Hart to Empire by car takes about 2 hours. In July in Empire, expect temperatures between 75°F during the day and 57°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Wed) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Empire

Parks · Trails · Outdoors · Shopping

Side Trip

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.