9 days in Michigan Itinerary

9 days in Michigan Itinerary

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Ludington
— 2 nights
2
Traverse City
— 2 nights
3
Mackinac Island
— 2 nights
4
Mackinaw City
— 2 nights

2
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Ludington

Ludington ©
Ludington is a city in the state of Michigan. Kick off your visit on the 30th (Tue): visit a coastal fixture at Big Sable Point Lighthouse, thenkick back and relax at Silver Lake State Park Pedestrian Dune Access, and then visit a coastal fixture at Little Sable Point Lighthouse. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: relax in the rural setting at Country Dairy, thenkick back and relax at Stearns Park, and then visit a coastal fixture at Ludington North Breakwater Light.

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Tampa to Ludington is an approximately 9-hour combination of flight, bus, and taxi. You can also drive; or do a combination of bus, subway, and taxi. While traveling from Tampa, expect little chillier days and much colder nights in Ludington, ranging from highs of °F to lows of °F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Wed) early enough to drive to Traverse City.

Things to do in Ludington

Outdoors Beaches Parks

Side Trips

Silver Lake State Park Pedestrian Dune Access, Country Dairy, Little Sable Point Lighthouse
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Big Sable Point Lighthouse ©
Big Sable Point Lighthouse
Silver Lake State Park Pedestrian Dune Access ©
Little Sable Point Lighthouse ©
Little Sable Point Lighthouse

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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.
Start off your visit on the 1st (Thu): steep yourself in history at Fishtown, thenlook for gifts at Cherry Republic of Glen Arbor, and then appreciate the extensive heritage of Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 2nd (Fri): enjoy the sea views from Point Betsie Lighthouse, thenhike along Empire Bluff Trail, and then learn about winemaking at Brys Estate Vineyard & Winery.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Traverse City attractions planner.

Drive from Ludington to Traverse City in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus. In July, plan for daily highs up to °F, and evening lows to °F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Mackinac Island.

Things to do in Traverse City

Historic Sites Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Empire, Cherry Republic of Glen Arbor, Fishtown, Point Betsie Lighthouse
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Fishtown ©
Fishtown
Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore ©
Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore
Point Betsie Lighthouse ©
Point Betsie Lighthouse

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Mackinac Island

Mackinac Island ©
Mackinac Island is a city in Mackinac County in the U.S. Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Sat): examine the collection at The Richard and Jane Manoogian Mackinac Art Museum, explore the striking landscape at Arch Rock, don't miss a visit to Fort Holmes, thenpause for some serene contemplation at St Anne's Catholic Church, and finally trot along with a tour on horseback. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: immerse yourself in nature at Mackinac Island State Park, steep yourself in history at Biddle House, brush up on your military savvy at Fort Mackinac, thenlook for gifts at Island House Bike Shop, and finally steep yourself in history at Trinity Church.

For ratings, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, read Mackinac Island trip itinerary planning site.

You can take a bus from Traverse City to Mackinac Island in 5 hours. Traveling from Traverse City in August, expect nights in Mackinac Island to be about the same, around °F, while days are slightly colder, around °F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Sun) to allow enough time to ride a ferry to Mackinaw City.

Things to do in Mackinac Island

Nature Parks Museums
Highlights from your plan
St Anne's Catholic Church ©
St Anne's Catholic Church
Fort Holmes ©
Fort Holmes

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Mackinaw City

Mackinaw City ©
Mackinaw City is a village in Emmet and Cheboygan counties in the U.S. Start off your visit on the 5th (Mon): get engrossed in the history at Mackinaw Bridge Museum, thenget engrossed in the history at Museum of Ojibwa Culture, thenadmire the majestic nature at Straits State Park, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Cross In The Woods National Shrine. Here are some ideas for day two: contemplate the long history of Historic Mill Creek Discovery Park and then examine the collection at Icebreaker Mackinaw Maritime Museum Inc..

For more things to do, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, read Mackinaw City trip planner.

You can ride a ferry from Mackinac Island to Mackinaw City in an hour. August in Mackinaw City sees daily highs of °F and lows of °F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Tue) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Mackinaw City

Museums Historic Sites Nature

Side Trips

Saint Ignace, Cross In The Woods National Shrine
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Mackinaw Bridge Museum ©
Mackinaw Bridge Museum
Cross In The Woods National Shrine ©
Cross In The Woods National Shrine
Historic Mill Creek Discovery Park ©
Historic Mill Creek Discovery Park

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