9 days in Michigan Itinerary

9 days in Michigan Itinerary

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9 days in Michigan Itinerary

Start: Marysville
Drive:  15​min
1
Port Huron
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h 45​min
2
Cheboygan
— 1 night
Travel:  2​h 30​min
3
Mackinac Island
— 1 night
Ferry + Drive:  2​h
4
Paradise
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 15​min
5
Sault Ste. Marie
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h
6
Munising
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h 45​min
7
Copper Harbor
— 1 night
+2
Drive + Fly + Drive:  6​h 45​min
End: Marysville

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night
Port Huron

Port Huron ©
Port Huron is a city in the U.S. Start off your visit on the 3rd (Sat): enjoy the sand and surf at Lakeside Park, visit a coastal fixture at Fort Gratiot Lighthouse, and then admire all the interesting features of Blue Water River Walk.

To find where to stay, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Port Huron online trip builder .

You can drive from Dearborn to Port Huron in 1.5 hours. Expect little chillier evenings in Port Huron when traveling from Dearborn in August, with lows around 56°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Sat) so you can travel to Frankenmuth.

Things to do in Port Huron

Outdoors Parks Beaches
Highlights from your plan
Blue Water River Walk ©
Blue Water River Walk
Fort Gratiot Lighthouse ©
Fort Gratiot Lighthouse

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Cheboygan

Cheboygan ©
Cheboygan is a city in the U.S. On the 4th (Sun), stroll around Colonial Michilimackinac, then visit a coastal fixture at Old Mackinac Point Lighthouse, and then steep yourself in history at Historic Mill Creek Discovery Park.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Cheboygan trip planner .

Getting from Port Huron to Cheboygan by car takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of car and flight. In August, plan for daily highs up to 75°F, and evening lows to 55°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Sun) early enough to travel to Mackinac Island.

Things to do in Cheboygan

Historic Sites Parks Museums

Side Trip

Mackinaw City
Highlights from your plan
Historic Mill Creek Discovery Park ©
Old Mackinac Point Lighthouse ©
Old Mackinac Point Lighthouse
Colonial Michilimackinac ©
Colonial Michilimackinac

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Mackinac Island

Mackinac Island ©
Mackinac Island is a city in Mackinac County in the U.S. On the 5th (Mon), immerse yourself in nature at Mackinac Island State Park, then explore the striking landscape at Arch Rock, then learn about all things military at Fort Mackinac, and finally contemplate the long history of Biddle House.

For ratings, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Mackinac Island online holiday planner .

The Route module can help you plan travel from Cheboygan to Mackinac Island. In August, daily temperatures in Mackinac Island can reach 72°F, while at night they dip to 59°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Mon) early enough to travel to Paradise.

Things to do in Mackinac Island

Parks Nature Museums
Highlights from your plan
Arch Rock ©
Arch Rock
Mackinac Island State Park ©
Mackinac Island State Park
Fort Mackinac ©
Fort Mackinac

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Paradise

Paradise ©
Paradise is an unincorporated community in Whitefish Township, Chippewa County in the U.S. Kick off your visit on the 6th (Tue): examine the collection at Great Lakes Shipwreck Museum, then take an in-depth tour of Whitefish Point Light, and then take in the dramatic scenery at Tahquamenon Falls State Park.

For where to stay, maps, photos, and tourist information, read our Paradise trip planner.

Getting from Mackinac Island to Paradise by combination of ferry and car takes about 2 hours. Other options: do a combination of ferry and bus. Traveling from Mackinac Island in August, expect a bit cooler with lows of 53°F in Paradise. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Tue) so you can drive to Sault Ste. Marie.

Things to do in Paradise

Museums Parks Nature
Highlights from your plan
Great Lakes Shipwreck Museum ©
Great Lakes Shipwreck Museum
Tahquamenon Falls State Park ©
Tahquamenon Falls State Park
Whitefish Point Light ©
Whitefish Point Light

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Sault Ste. Marie

Sault Ste. Marie ©
Sault Ste. On the 7th (Wed), enjoy the sea views from USDA Iroquois Lighthouse, then make a trip to Soo Locks, then stop by Kewadin Casino, and finally get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Museum Ship Valley Camp.

To find photos, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Sault Ste. Marie planning website .

Traveling by car from Paradise to Sault Ste. Marie takes 1.5 hours. In August, daytime highs in Sault Ste. Marie are 75°F, while nighttime lows are 57°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Munising.

Things to do in Sault Ste. Marie

Casinos Shopping Fun & Games

Side Trip

Point Iroquois Lighthouse
Highlights from your plan
Kewadin Casino ©
Kewadin Casino
Point Iroquois Lighthouse
Point Iroquois Lighthouse
Museum Ship Valley Camp ©
Museum Ship Valley Camp

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Munising

Munising ©
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 8th (Thu): walk around Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore.

For ratings, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Munising route builder .

Getting from Sault Ste. Marie to Munising by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and car; or do a combination of bus and taxi. August in Munising sees daily highs of 74°F and lows of 57°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Thu) early enough to drive to Copper Harbor.

Things to do in Munising

Parks Nature Wildlife
Highlights from your plan
Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore ©
Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore

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Copper Harbor

Copper Harbor ©
Copper Harbor is an unincorporated community and census-designated place in northeastern Keweenaw County in the U.S. On the 9th (Fri), see the interesting displays at Eagle Harbor Lighthouse and Museums, take a memorable drive along Brockway Mountain Drive, then explore and take pictures at Fort Wilkins State Park, and finally admire the sheer force of Manganese Falls.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Copper Harbor trip itinerary builder tool .

You can drive from Munising to Copper Harbor in 5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 71°F in August, and nighttime lows around 58°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Copper Harbor

Historic Sites Parks Outdoors

Side Trip

Eagle Harbor Lighthouse and Museums
Highlights from your plan
Fort Wilkins State Park ©
Fort Wilkins State Park
Manganese Falls ©
Manganese Falls

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