9 days in Michigan Itinerary

9 days in Michigan Itinerary

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South Haven
— 1 night
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Traverse City
— 2 nights
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Mackinac Island
— 1 night
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Mackinaw City
— 2 nights
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Munising
— 2 nights

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South Haven

South Haven ©
South Haven is a city in the U.S. Kick off your visit on the 30th (Thu): examine the collection at Michigan Maritime Museum and then enjoy the sea views from South Haven Lighthouses. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: see the interesting displays at Liberty Hyde Bailey Museum, then trek along Kal Haven Trail, then enjoy the sand and surf at North Beach, and finally take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports.

To find more things to do, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our South Haven road trip planning app.

Chicago to South Haven is an approximately 2.5-hour car ride. You can also take a train; or take a bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Chicago to South Haven is 1 hour. Traveling from Chicago in July, expect South Haven to be slightly colder, temps between 78°F and 60°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Fri) to allow time to drive to Traverse City.

Things to do in South Haven

Outdoors · Parks · Tours · Trails
Highlights from your plan
Michigan Maritime Museum ©
Michigan Maritime Museum
Boat Tours & Water Sports
South Haven Lighthouses ©
South Haven Lighthouses

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Traverse City

Traverse City ©

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.
Start off your visit on the 1st (Sat): trek along Empire Bluff Trail, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Lake Michigan Beach Park, and then hike along Sleeping Bear Heritage Trail. On the 2nd (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: stroll through Clinch Park, do a tasting at Brys Estate Vineyard & Winery, then learn about winemaking at Bowers Harbor Vineyards, and finally look for gifts at Cherry Republic of Traverse City.

To see other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, use the Traverse City route builder app.

You can drive from South Haven to Traverse City in 3.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or do a combination of bus and flight. In July, daily temperatures in Traverse City can reach 80°F, while at night they dip to 59°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Mackinac Island.

Things to do in Traverse City

Outdoors · Parks · Trails · Beaches

Side Trips

Highlights from your plan
Cherry Republic of Traverse City ©
Cherry Republic of Traverse City
Brys Estate Vineyard & Winery ©
Brys Estate Vineyard & Winery
Bowers Harbor Vineyards ©
Bowers Harbor Vineyards

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Mackinac Island

Mackinac Island ©
Mackinac Island is a city in Mackinac County in the U.S. Start off your visit on the 3rd (Mon): contemplate the long history of Fort Holmes, examine the collection at The Richard and Jane Manoogian Mackinac Art Museum, take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at St Anne's Catholic Church, and finally trot along with a tour on horseback.

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Traveling by combination of bus and ferry from Traverse City to Mackinac Island takes 5 hours. Traveling from Traverse City in August, you will find days in Mackinac Island are slightly colder (72°F), and nights are about the same (59°F). Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Mon) to allow enough time to ride a ferry to Mackinaw City.

Things to do in Mackinac Island

Tours · Outdoors · Historic Sites · Museums
Highlights from your plan
Fort Holmes ©
Fort Holmes
St Anne's Catholic Church ©
St Anne's Catholic Church
Boat Tours & Water Sports

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Mackinaw City

Mackinaw City ©
Mackinaw City is a village in Emmet and Cheboygan counties in the U.S. Kick off your visit on the 4th (Tue): immerse yourself in nature at Petoskey State Park, take a stroll through Historic Gaslight District, and then grab your bike and head to Little Traverse Wheelway. On the 5th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: see the interesting displays at Icebreaker Mackinaw Maritime Museum Inc., then browse the exhibits of Old Mackinac Point Lighthouse, then get engrossed in the history at Museum of Ojibwa Culture, and finally visit a coastal fixture at McGulpin Point Lighthouse & Historic Site.

To find other places to visit, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Mackinaw City holiday maker app.

Traveling by ferry from Mackinac Island to Mackinaw City takes an hour. In August, daytime highs in Mackinaw City are 72°F, while nighttime lows are 59°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Wed) so you can go by car to Munising.

Things to do in Mackinaw City

Museums · Parks · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Highlights from your plan
Historic Gaslight District ©
Historic Gaslight District
Little Traverse Wheelway ©
Little Traverse Wheelway
Icebreaker Mackinaw Maritime Museum Inc. ©
Icebreaker Mackinaw Maritime Museum Inc.

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Munising

Munising ©
Munising is a city on the southern shore of Lake Superior on the Upper Peninsula of the U.S. Your day by day itinerary now includes Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore. Start off your visit on the 6th (Thu): identify plant and animal life at Chapel Rock and Beach and then explore the wealth of natural beauty at Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore. On the 7th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: admire the sheer force of Wagner Falls, take in the dramatic scenery at Tannery Falls, then admire the sheer force of Miners Falls, and finally admire the sheer force of Bridal Veil Falls.

To see maps, reviews, and more tourist information, read Munising trip site.

Drive from Mackinaw City to Munising in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi. August in Munising sees daily highs of 74°F and lows of 57°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Munising

Nature · Parks · Wildlife
Highlights from your plan
Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore ©
Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore
Chapel Rock and Beach ©
Chapel Rock and Beach
Tannery Falls ©
Tannery Falls

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