9 days in Michigan Itinerary

9 days in Michigan Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Michigan trip builder

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— 1 night
— 1 night
Traverse City
— 2 nights
Mackinac Island
Bus to Newberry, MI, Drive to Munising
— 4 nights



— 1 night
Holland is a city in the western region of the Lower Peninsula of the U.S. For more things to do, photos, maps, and other tourist information, use the Holland trip itinerary builder website.

Saint Louis to Holland is an approximately 6-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference moving from Central Standard Time (CST) to Eastern Standard Time (EST) is 1 hour. Traveling from Saint Louis in August, things will get little chillier in Holland: highs are around 80°F and lows about 60°F. On the 16th (Sun), you'll travel to Ludington.

Things to do in Holland

Parks · Outdoors · Tours · Shopping


— 1 night
Ludington is a city in the state of Michigan. Kick off your visit on the 16th (Sun): don't miss a visit to Manistee North Pierhead Lighthouse and then identify plant and animal life at Lake Bluff Bird Sanctuary. Keep things going the next day: tour the pleasant surroundings at Stearns Park and then explore the activities along Pere Marquette River.

For more things to do, photos, maps, and tourist information, read our Ludington trip itinerary site.

You can drive from Holland to Ludington in 2 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of bus and taxi; or do a combination of train, bus, and taxi. In August in Ludington, expect temperatures between 76°F during the day and 57°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Mon) so you can go by car to Traverse City.

Things to do in Ludington

Parks · Nature · Beaches · Outdoors

Side Trip

Traverse City

— 2 nights

Cherry Capital of the World

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.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore. Start off your visit on the 18th (Tue): explore the striking landscape of Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore, then contemplate the waterfront views at Long Lake, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Clinch Park, and finally stroll through Empire Bluff Trail.

To find other places to visit, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Traverse City trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Ludington to Traverse City takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of car and bus; or do a combination of taxi and bus. Expect a daytime high around 79°F in August, and nighttime lows around 60°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Mackinac Island.

Things to do in Traverse City

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Mackinac Island

Mackinac Island is a city in Mackinac County in the U.S. Kick off your visit on the 19th (Wed): step off the mainland to explore Eagle Point Cave.

For reviews, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Mackinac Island day trip app.

Getting from Traverse City to Mackinac Island by bus takes about 5 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and ferry. Expect little chillier weather when traveling from Traverse City in August: highs in Mackinac Island hover around 72°F, while lows dip to 59°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Wed) early enough to travel to Munising.

Things to do in Mackinac Island

Nature · Parks
Highlights from your trip


— 4 nights
Munising is a city on the southern shore of Lake Superior on the Upper Peninsula of the U.S. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Tannery Falls and Miner's Beach. Get outdoors at Boat Tours & Water Sports and Au Train Falls. And it doesn't end there: explore the striking landscape at Miners Castle Rock, stop by Upper Peninsula Inspired, take in the dramatic scenery at Bridal Veil Falls, and get engrossed in the history at Pictured Rocks Interpretive Center.

To see reviews, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Munising tour itinerary maker site.

Traveling by combination of bus and car from Mackinac Island to Munising takes 7 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry, bus, and car; or do a combination of ferry, bus, and taxi. August in Munising sees daily highs of 74°F and lows of 57°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Sun) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Munising

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Winter Sports

Side Trip

Michigan travel guide

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.