9 days in Michigan Itinerary

9 days in Michigan Itinerary

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Drive
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Holland
— 1 night
Drive
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Wakefield
— 1 night
Drive
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Munising
— 2 nights
Drive
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Paradise
— 1 night
Drive to St Ignace, Ferry to Mackinac Island
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Mackinac Island
— 1 night
Ferry
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Mackinaw City
— 1 night
Drive
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Empire
— 1 night
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Holland

Holland is a city in the western region of the Lower Peninsula of the U.S. On the 22nd (Mon), enjoy the sand and surf at Holland State Park Beach, get a taste of the local shopping with Holland Farmers Market, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Oval Beach. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: find something for the whole family at Michigan's Adventure and then kick back and relax at Pere Marquette Park.

To see reviews, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Holland online day trip planner.

Kalamazoo to Holland is an approximately 1.5-hour car ride. July in Holland sees daily highs of 81°F and lows of 61°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Tue) early enough to travel to Wakefield.

Things to do in Holland

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Theme Parks

Side Trips

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Wakefield

Wakefield is a city in Gogebic County, Michigan, United States. Kick off your visit on the 24th (Wed): hit the slopes at Big Snow Resort.

To find reviews, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Wakefield trip itinerary planner.

Drive from Holland to Wakefield in 9 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Central Standard Time (CST), which is usually a -1 hour difference. Traveling from Holland in July, expect Wakefield to be a bit cooler, temps between 75°F and 55°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Wed) early enough to travel to Munising.

Things to do in Wakefield

Parks · Outdoors · Winter Sports
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Munising

Munising is a city on the southern shore of Lake Superior on the Upper Peninsula of the U.S. On the 25th (Thu), explore the striking landscape of Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in the dramatic natural features at Miners Castle Rock, then take in the dramatic scenery at Munising Falls, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Sand Point Beach.

For other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, read Munising travel route builder app.

Traveling by car from Wakefield to Munising takes 3.5 hours. The time zone difference moving from Central Standard Time to Eastern Standard Time is 1 hour. In July, plan for daily highs up to 74°F, and evening lows to 56°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Paradise.

Things to do in Munising

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Outdoors

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Paradise

Paradise is an unincorporated community in Whitefish Township, Chippewa County in the U.S. On the 27th (Sat), see the interesting displays at Great Lakes Shipwreck Museum, then explore the activities along Tahquamenon Falls, and then take in the dramatic scenery at Tahquamenon Falls State Park.

To find ratings, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Paradise day trip site.

Getting from Munising to Paradise by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of shuttle and car. In July, daytime highs in Paradise are 74°F, while nighttime lows are 53°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Sat) early enough to travel to Mackinac Island.

Things to do in Paradise

Parks · Nature · Museums

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Mackinac Island

Mackinac Island is a city in Mackinac County in the U.S. On the 28th (Sun), admire the majestic nature at Mackinac Island State Park, then take in the dramatic natural features at Arch Rock, and then learn about all things military at Fort Mackinac.

Take the guesswork out of planning a Mackinac Island vacation by using our trip itinerary maker.

Traveling by combination of car and ferry from Paradise to Mackinac Island takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi, bus, and ferry. Expect a daytime high around 73°F in July, and nighttime lows around 58°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Sun) to allow time to ride a ferry to Mackinaw City.

Things to do in Mackinac Island

Parks · Nature · Museums · Tours

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Mackinaw City

Mackinaw City is a village in Emmet and Cheboygan counties in the U.S. Kick off your visit on the 29th (Mon): take an in-depth tour of Museum of Ojibwa Culture, then stroll through Colonial Michilimackinac, then take in the views from Mackinac Bridge, and finally contemplate the long history of Historic Mill Creek Discovery Park.

For maps, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, use the Mackinaw City vacation tool.

Getting from Mackinac Island to Mackinaw City by ferry takes about an hour. In July, daily temperatures in Mackinaw City can reach 73°F, while at night they dip to 58°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Mon) so you can drive to Empire.

Things to do in Mackinaw City

Historic Sites · Museums · Tours · Parks

Side Trip

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Empire

Empire is a village in Leelanau County in the U.S. Start off your visit on the 30th (Tue): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore, cruise along Pierce Stocking Scenic Drive, and then have a few drinks at Lake Ann Brewing Company.

For more things to do, maps, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Empire trip itinerary builder app.

Drive from Mackinaw City to Empire in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi. July in Empire sees daily highs of 75°F and lows of 57°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Tue) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Empire

Wildlife · Scenic Drive · Parks · Nature

Side Trip

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.