9 days in Michigan Itinerary

9 days in Michigan Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Michigan holiday planner

Make it your trip
Fly to Marquette, Taxi to Munising
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Munising
— 3 nights
Drive
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Mackinaw City
— 2 nights
Ferry
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Mackinac Island
— 1 night
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Ferry to Mackinaw, Bus to Traverse City, MI, Taxi to Empire
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Empire
— 2 nights
Fly

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Munising

— 3 nights
Munising is a city on the southern shore of Lake Superior on the Upper Peninsula of the U.S. Get outdoors at Palms Book State Park and Miners Falls. Get some cultural insight at Downtown Marquette and Lakenenland Sculpture Park. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Munising: Sugarloaf Mountain (in Marquette) and Kitch-Iti-Kipi (The Big Spring) (in Manistique). The adventure continues: kick back and relax at Sand Point Beach, explore the activities along Chapel Rock and Beach, and admire the sheer force of Wagner Falls.

To see ratings, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, read Munising online tour planner.

New York City to Munising is an approximately 8-hour combination of flight and taxi. You can also drive; or do a combination of bus and taxi. Traveling from New York City in June, expect Munising to be a bit cooler, temps between 68°F and 49°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Mackinaw City.

Things to do in Munising

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Mackinaw City

— 2 nights
Mackinaw City is a village in Emmet and Cheboygan counties in the U.S. Kick off your visit on the 26th (Fri): see the interesting displays at Museum of Ojibwa Culture, steep yourself in history at Historic Mill Creek Discovery Park, then explore the galleries of Old Mackinac Point Lighthouse, and finally examine the collection at Icebreaker Mackinaw Maritime Museum Inc.. On the next day, wander the streets of Historic Gaslight District, admire the majestic nature at Petoskey State Park, and then contemplate the long history of McGulpin Point Lighthouse & Historic Site.

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

Getting from Munising to Mackinaw City by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of taxi and bus. In June, plan for daily highs up to 67°F, and evening lows to 51°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Sat) early enough to catch the ferry to Mackinac Island.

Things to do in Mackinaw City

Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods · Nature

Side Trips

Mackinac Island

— 1 night
Mackinac Island is a city in Mackinac County in the U.S. On the 28th (Sun), contemplate the long history of Fort Holmes, examine the collection at The Richard and Jane Manoogian Mackinac Art Museum, take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at St Anne's Catholic Church, and finally explore the striking landscape at Arch Rock.

For traveler tips, maps, photos, and tourist information, use the Mackinac Island trip planning website.

Traveling by ferry from Mackinaw City to Mackinac Island takes an hour. In June, plan for daily highs up to 67°F, and evening lows to 51°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Sun) so you can travel to Empire.

Things to do in Mackinac Island

Historic Sites · Nature · Tours · Outdoors

Empire

— 2 nights
Empire is a village in Leelanau County in the U.S. Kick off your visit on the 29th (Mon): visit a coastal fixture at Point Betsie Lighthouse, then kick back and relax at Frankfort Beach, and then stroll through Lake Michigan Beach Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 30th (Tue): get to know the fascinating history of Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Empire Bluff Trail.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, read Empire online journey planner.

You can do a combination of ferry, bus, and taxi from Mackinac Island to Empire in 5.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 72°F in June, and nighttime lows around 52°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Empire

Parks · Historic Sites · Outdoors · Nature

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.