9 days in Michigan Itinerary

9 days in Michigan Itinerary

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Fly
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Traverse City
— 1 night
Bus
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Mackinac Island
— 1 day
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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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Grand Haven
— 1 night
Drive
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Holland
— 3 nights
Drive

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Traverse City

— 1 night

Cherry Capital of the World

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.
Kick off your visit on the 17th (Fri): play a few rounds at Pirate's Cove Adventure Golf, then wander the streets of Front Street, then take a memorable tour with Tours, and finally take in the waterfront at Boardman River Boardwalk.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Traverse City online holiday planner.

Chicago to Traverse City is an approximately 5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Chicago to Traverse City. Traveling from Chicago in July, Traverse City is little chillier at night with lows of 59°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sat) so you can travel to Mackinac Island.

Things to do in Traverse City

Outdoors · Golf · Shopping · Neighborhoods

Mackinac Island

— 1 day
Mackinac Island is a city in Mackinac County in the U.S. Start off your visit on the 18th (Sat): look for gifts at Little Luxuries of Mackinac Island, contemplate the long history of Fort Mackinac, and then immerse yourself in nature at Mackinac Island State Park.

To find maps, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Mackinac Island trip planner.

Getting from Traverse City to Mackinac Island by bus takes about 5 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and ferry. When traveling from Traverse City in July, plan for a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Mackinac Island: temperatures range from 73°F by day to 58°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sat) so you can travel to Munising.

Things to do in Mackinac Island

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites · Tours

Munising

— 2 nights
Munising is a city on the southern shore of Lake Superior on the Upper Peninsula of the U.S. Tahquamenon Falls State Park has been added to your itinerary. Start off your visit on the 19th (Sun): take in the dramatic scenery at Tahquamenon Falls State Park, then take in the dramatic natural features at Miners Castle Rock, then kick back and relax at Sand Point Beach, and finally get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports.

To see other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, read Munising trip itinerary app.

Traveling by combination of ferry, bus, and car from Mackinac Island to Munising takes 7 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry, bus, and taxi. July in Munising sees daily highs of 74°F and lows of 56°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Mon) early enough to travel to Grand Haven.

Things to do in Munising

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Beaches

Side Trip

Grand Haven

— 1 night
Grand Haven is a city in the U.S. Kick off your visit on the 20th (Mon): get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports, then get in on the family fun at Michigan's Adventure, and then see Off-Road Tours. On the 21st (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: get engrossed in the history at Tri-Cities Historical Museum, then enjoy the sea views from Grand Haven Lighthouse and Pier, then immerse yourself in nature at Grand Haven State Park, and finally look for gifts at Blueberry Haven.

For other places to visit, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Grand Haven travel planner.

You can drive from Munising to Grand Haven in 6 hours. When traveling from Munising in July, plan for somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Grand Haven: temperatures range from 80°F by day to 61°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Tue) so you can drive to Holland.

Things to do in Grand Haven

Tours · Outdoors · Historic Sites · Theme Parks

Side Trips

Holland

— 3 nights
Holland is a city in the western region of the Lower Peninsula of the U.S. On the 22nd (Wed), see the interesting displays at Krasl Art Center, then kick back and relax at Silver Beach County Park, then don't miss a visit to Whirlpool Compass Fountain, and finally kick back and relax at Oval Beach. On the 23rd (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: get in on the family fun at Nelis' Dutch Village and then view the masterpieces at Carolyn Stich Studio.

To see maps, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Holland trip planner.

Holland is just a short distance from Grand Haven. In July, daily temperatures in Holland can reach 81°F, while at night they dip to 61°F. On the 24th (Fri), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive back home.

Things to do in Holland

Theme Parks · Parks · Beaches · Outdoors

Side Trips

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.