9 days in Michigan Itinerary

9 days in Michigan Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: New York City
Fly:  6 h 45 min
1
Marquette
— 1 night
Drive:  3 h 30 min
2
Mackinaw City
— 2 nights
Ferry:  30 min
3
Mackinac Island
— 1 night
Bus + Drive:  7 h
4
Ludington
— 2 nights
Drive:  1 h 45 min
5
Grand Rapids
— 2 nights
Fly + Bus:  5 h 45 min
End: New York City

1
night
Marquette

Marquette ©
Marquette is a city in the U.S. To find more things to do, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Marquette road trip site.

New York City to Marquette is an approximately 7- hour flight. You can also fly; or drive. Prepare for a bit cooler weather when traveling from New York City in May: high temperatures in Marquette hover around 60°F and lows are around 38°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 31st (Sun) so you can go by car to Mackinaw City.

Things to do in Marquette

Parks Museums Shopping

Side Trip

Munising
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Lakenenland Sculpture Park ©
Lakenenland Sculpture Park
Sand Point Beach ©
Sand Point Beach
Downtown Marquette ©
Downtown Marquette

2
nights
Mackinaw City

Mackinaw City ©
Mackinaw City is a village in Emmet and Cheboygan counties in the U.S. On the 1st (Mon), examine the collection at Great Lake Light House Keepers, browse the exhibits of Old Mackinac Point Lighthouse, then contemplate the long history of Historic Mill Creek Discovery Park, and finally see the interesting displays at Icebreaker Mackinaw Maritime Museum Inc.. Keep things going the next day: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cross In The Woods National Shrine, view the masterpieces at Fort de Baude Museum, then get engrossed in the history at Museum of Ojibwa Culture, and finally enjoy the sea views from McGulpin Point Lighthouse & Historic Site.

To find maps, ratings, photos, and tourist information, read our Mackinaw City trip planner.

You can drive from Marquette to Mackinaw City in 3.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. In May, plan for daily highs up to 58°F, and evening lows to 41°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Tue) so you can ride a ferry to Mackinac Island.

Things to do in Mackinaw City

Historic Sites Museums Shopping

Side Trips

Saint Ignace, Cross In The Woods National Shrine
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Historic Mill Creek Discovery Park ©
Historic Mill Creek Discovery Park
Cross In The Woods National Shrine ©
Cross In The Woods National Shrine
Icebreaker Mackinaw Maritime Museum Inc. ©
Icebreaker Mackinaw Maritime Museum Inc.

1
night
Mackinac Island

Mackinac Island ©
Mackinac Island is a city in Mackinac County in the U.S. On the 3rd (Wed), look for gifts at Island House Bike Shop, steep yourself in history at Biddle House, steep yourself in history at Fort Holmes, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at St Anne's Catholic Church, and finally see the interesting displays at The Richard and Jane Manoogian Mackinac Art Museum.

Use Inspirock's suggestions to plan your Mackinac Island trip and find the best activities and attractions for your vacation.

Mackinac Island is very close to Mackinaw City. In June, plan for daily highs up to 67°F, and evening lows to 51°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Wed) so you can travel to Ludington.

Things to do in Mackinac Island

Historic Sites Shopping Museums
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Fort Holmes ©
Fort Holmes
St Anne's Catholic Church ©
St Anne's Catholic Church

2
nights
Ludington

Ludington ©
Ludington is a city in the state of Michigan. Start off your visit on the 4th (Thu): stroll around Stearns Park, visit a coastal fixture at Big Sable Point Lighthouse, then stop by The Jam Farm, and finally enjoy the sea views from Ludington North Breakwater Light. On the 5th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: experience rural life at Country Dairy, then visit a coastal fixture at Little Sable Point Lighthouse, and then stroll through Silver Lake State Park Pedestrian Dune Access.

To find maps, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Ludington trip planner.

Getting from Mackinac Island to Ludington by combination of bus and car takes about 7 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and taxi; or do a combination of bus, taxi, flight, and car. While traveling from Mackinac Island, expect somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Ludington, ranging from highs of 73°F to lows of 53°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Fri) early enough to drive to Grand Rapids.

Things to do in Ludington

Historic Sites Parks Outdoors

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

2
nights
Grand Rapids

Grand Rapids ©
The second largest city in Michigan and a hub of furniture manufacturing, Grand Rapids bears the nickname "Furniture City." However, the destination's original name came from the rapids of the Grand River that once ran through the downtown area.
Kick off your visit on the 6th (Sat): steep yourself in history at USS LST 393, then kick back and relax at Pere Marquette Park, and then enjoy the sea views from Grand Haven Lighthouse and Pier. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 7th (Sun): look and learn at Grand Rapids Public Museum, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Cathedral of Saint Andrew, and then see the interesting displays at Gilmore Car Museum.

For more things to do, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, read Grand Rapids vacation planning website.

Getting from Ludington to Grand Rapids by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: do a combination of taxi and bus. In June, Grand Rapids is somewhat warmer than Ludington - with highs of 79°F and lows of 59°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Grand Rapids

Museums Historic Sites Childrens Museums

Side Trips

Muskegon, Grand Haven Lighthouse and Pier, Gilmore Car Museum
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Gilmore Car Museum ©
Gilmore Car Museum
USS LST 393 ©
USS LST 393
Grand Haven Lighthouse and Pier ©
Grand Haven Lighthouse and Pier

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