9 days in Michigan Itinerary

9 days in Michigan Itinerary

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9 days in Michigan Itinerary

Start: New York City
Bus + Fly:  4​h 30​min
1
Traverse City
— 2 nights
Bus + Ferry:  4​h 15​min
2
Mackinac Island
— 2 nights
Ferry:  30​min
3
Mackinaw City
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h 15​min
4
Ludington
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
5
Holland
— 1 night
Fly + Bus:  7​h 15​min
End: New York City

2
nights
Traverse City

Traverse City ©
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.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Chateau Grand Traverse Winery and Brys Estate Vineyard & Winery. Explore hidden gems such as Pirate's Cove Adventure Golf and Clinch Park. There's lots more to do: grab your bike and head to Traverse Area Recreation and Transportation Trails, look for gifts at Cherry Republic, and do a tasting at Bowers Harbor Vineyards.

To find reviews, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, read Traverse City trip itinerary website .

New York City to Traverse City is an approximately 4.5-hour combination of bus and flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. Traveling from New York City in July, expect Traverse City to be slightly colder, temps between 80°F and 59°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Mackinac Island.

Things to do in Traverse City

Outdoors Wineries Parks
Highlights from your plan
Chateau Grand Traverse Winery ©
Chateau Grand Traverse Winery
Bowers Harbor Vineyards ©
Bowers Harbor Vineyards
Brys Estate Vineyard & Winery ©
Brys Estate Vineyard & Winery

2
nights
Mackinac Island

Mackinac Island
Mackinac Island is a city in Mackinac County in the U.S. Kick off your visit on the 14th (Tue): stop by Island House Bike Shop, take in the dramatic natural features at Arch Rock, then steep yourself in history at Fort Holmes, then pause for some serene contemplation at St Anne's Catholic Church, and finally take a pleasant ride with a tour on horseback. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: make a trip to Is it you spot from Somewhere in Time movie!, tee off at Jewel Golf Course, and then admire the majestic nature at Mackinac Island State Park.

To see maps, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Mackinac Island trip planner .

You can do a combination of bus and ferry from Traverse City to Mackinac Island in 4.5 hours. When traveling from Traverse City in July, plan for little chillier days in Mackinac Island, with highs around 73°F, while nights are about the same with lows around 58°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Wed) so you can ride a ferry to Mackinaw City.

Things to do in Mackinac Island

Outdoors Parks Nature
Highlights from your plan
Fort Holmes
Fort Holmes
Jewel Golf Course ©
Jewel Golf Course
St Anne's Catholic Church ©
St Anne's Catholic Church

1
night
Mackinaw City

Mackinaw City
Mackinaw City is a village in Emmet and Cheboygan counties in the U.S. On the 16th (Thu), immerse yourself in nature at Straits State Park, take an in-depth tour of Museum of Ojibwa Culture, then contemplate the long history of Historic Mill Creek Discovery Park, and finally snap pictures at Mackinac Bridge.

To see maps, photos, reviews, and tourist information, use the Mackinaw City online trip itinerary builder .

Mackinaw City is very close to Mackinac Island. In July, daily temperatures in Mackinaw City can reach 73°F, while at night they dip to 58°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Ludington.

Things to do in Mackinaw City

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trip

Saint Ignace
Highlights from your plan
Straits State Park
Straits State Park
Historic Mill Creek Discovery Park ©
Museum of Ojibwa Culture ©
Museum of Ojibwa Culture

2
nights
Ludington

Ludington ©
Ludington is a city in the state of Michigan. On the 17th (Fri), relax in the rural setting at Country Dairy, kick back and relax at Silver Lake State Park, and then visit a coastal fixture at Little Sable Point Lighthouse. On the next day, make a trip to Manistee North Pierhead Lighthouse, then stroll through First Street Beach, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Stearns Park.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Ludington route site .

You can drive from Mackinaw City to Ludington in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and car; or do a combination of bus and taxi. July in Ludington sees daily highs of 76°F and lows of 57°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Holland.

Things to do in Ludington

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Manistee, Little Sable Point Lighthouse, Country Dairy, Silver Lake State Park Pedestrian Dune Access
Highlights from your plan
Little Sable Point Lighthouse ©
Little Sable Point Lighthouse
Country Dairy ©
Country Dairy

1
night
Holland

Holland ©
Holland is a city in the western region of the Lower Peninsula of the U.S. Start off your visit on the 19th (Sun): ski along the peaceful trails at Saugatuck Dunes State Park and then learn about winemaking at Fenn Valley Vineyards.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Holland trip itinerary site .

Traveling by car from Ludington to Holland takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi, bus, and train. In July, daytime highs in Holland are 81°F, while nighttime lows are 61°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Sun) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Holland

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trip

Fenn Valley Vineyards
Highlights from your plan
Saugatuck Dunes State Park ©
Saugatuck Dunes State Park
Fenn Valley Vineyards ©
Fenn Valley Vineyards

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