9 days in Michigan Itinerary

9 days in Michigan Itinerary

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9 days in Michigan Itinerary

Start: Charlotte
Fly:  6​h 45​min
1
Holland
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
2
Hart
— 1 night
+2
Drive + Fly + Drive:  9​h 15​min
3
Mackinac Island
— 1 night
Ferry + Bus:  4​h 45​min
4
Empire
— 2 nights
Fly:  6​h
End: Charlotte

3
nights
Holland

Holland ©
Holland is a city in the western region of the Lower Peninsula of the U.S. Kids will enjoy Oval Beach and Holland State Park Beach. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Holland: South Haven Lighthouses (in South Haven), 12 Corners Vineyards (in Benton Harbor) and Saint Joseph (Silver Beach County Park & Whirlpool Compass Fountain). And it doesn't end there: make a trip to Windmill Island Gardens, look for gifts at Good Goods, and pick up some local products at Holland Farmers Market.

To find ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Holland online road trip planner .

Charlotte to Holland is an approximately 7-hour combination of flight and train. You can also drive; or take a bus. In July, Holland is little chillier than Charlotte - with highs of 81°F and lows of 61°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Fri) early enough to travel to Hart.

Things to do in Holland

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Saint Joseph, Saugatuck, South Haven Lighthouses, 12 Corners Vineyards
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Holland State Park Beach ©
Holland State Park Beach
Oval Beach ©
Oval Beach
Silver Beach County Park ©
Silver Beach County Park

1
night
Hart

Hart ©
Hart is a city in the U.S. Kick off your visit on the 27th (Sat): visit a coastal fixture at Little Sable Point Lighthouse and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Silver Lake State Park.

To find other places to visit, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, read Hart day trip planning site .

Traveling by car from Holland to Hart takes 1.5 hours. Expect little chillier weather when traveling from Holland in July: highs in Hart hover around 76°F, while lows dip to 57°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Sat) so you can travel to Mackinac Island.

Things to do in Hart

Beaches Outdoors Parks

Side Trip

Little Sable Point Lighthouse
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Little Sable Point Lighthouse ©
Little Sable Point Lighthouse

1
night
Mackinac Island

Mackinac Island ©
Mackinac Island is a city in Mackinac County in the U.S. On the 28th (Sun), take in the architecture and atmosphere at St Anne's Catholic Church, take in the dramatic natural features at Arch Rock, and then admire the majestic nature at Mackinac Island State Park. On the 29th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: look for all kinds of wild species at The Original Mackinac Island Butterfly House & Insect World, learn about all things military at Fort Mackinac, and then make a trip to Fort Holmes.

To find other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Mackinac Island trip planner .

Explore your travel options from Hart to Mackinac Island with the Route module. In July, daily temperatures in Mackinac Island can reach 73°F, while at night they dip to 58°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Mon) early enough to travel to Empire.

Things to do in Mackinac Island

Parks Nature Wildlife
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Mackinac Island State Park ©
Mackinac Island State Park
St Anne's Catholic Church ©
St Anne's Catholic Church
Fort Holmes
Fort Holmes

2
nights
Empire

Empire ©
Empire is a village in Leelanau County in the U.S. Kick off your visit on the 30th (Tue): take a memorable drive along Pierce Stocking Scenic Drive, enjoy the sea views from South Manitou Island Lighthouse, and then appreciate the extensive heritage of Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 31st (Wed): learn about winemaking at St. Ambrose Cellars and then kick back and relax at Platte Point Beach.

For reviews, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Empire itinerary planner .

Traveling by combination of ferry, bus, and taxi from Mackinac Island to Empire takes 5 hours. In July, daily temperatures in Empire can reach 75°F, while at night they dip to 57°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Wed) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Empire

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

South Manitou Island Lighthouse, St. Ambrose Cellars, Platte Point Beach
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St. Ambrose Cellars ©
St. Ambrose Cellars
South Manitou Island Lighthouse ©
South Manitou Island Lighthouse

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