9 days in Michigan Itinerary

9 days in Michigan Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Michigan sightseeing planner

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Make it your trip
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Marquette
— 2 nights
Drive
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Munising
— 2 nights
Drive
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Ontonagon
— 2 nights
Drive
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Mackinaw City
— 2 nights
Drive

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Marquette

— 2 nights
Marquette is a city in the U.S. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Downtown Marquette and Marquette Regional History Center. Escape the urban bustle at Upper Peninsula and Iron Ore Heritage Trail. Next up on the itinerary: see the interesting displays at Michigan Iron Industry Museum, play a few rounds at Marquette Golf Club, look for all kinds of wild species at Presque Isle Park, and contemplate the waterfront views at Dead River Falls.

To see ratings, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Marquette driving holiday planning website.

Detroit to Marquette is an approximately 4-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Traveling from Detroit in July, expect Marquette to be a bit cooler, temps between 75°F and 53°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sun) so you can drive to Munising.

Things to do in Marquette

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Golf

Side Trips

Munising

— 2 nights
Munising is a city on the southern shore of Lake Superior on the Upper Peninsula of the U.S. Start off your visit on the 15th (Mon): stroll around Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore. Here are some ideas for day two: take in the dramatic scenery at Au Train Falls, then take in the dramatic scenery at Tannery Falls, and then kick back and relax at Sand Point Beach.

To see reviews, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Munising trip planning site.

You can drive from Marquette to Munising in 1.5 hours. In July, plan for daily highs up to 74°F, and evening lows to 56°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Ontonagon.

Things to do in Munising

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Beaches

Ontonagon

— 2 nights
Start off your visit on the 17th (Wed): go deep underground at Adventure Mining Company, then stroll around Ontonagon Township Park, and then appreciate the extensive heritage of Main Overlook. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take a peaceful walk through Porcupine Mountains State Park, then explore the activities along Lake of the Clouds, and then enjoy the sea views from Ontonagon Lighthouse.

For traveler tips, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, read our Ontonagon day trip planning tool.

Drive from Munising to Ontonagon in 3 hours. Expect a daytime high around 75°F in July, and nighttime lows around 55°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Thu) so you can travel to Mackinaw City.

Things to do in Ontonagon

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Mackinaw City

— 2 nights
Mackinaw City is a village in Emmet and Cheboygan counties in the U.S. On the 19th (Fri), explore the wealth of natural beauty at Headlands International Dark Sky Park. Keep things going the next day: identify plant and animal life at Thorne Swift Nature Preserve, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Cross In The Woods National Shrine, then take an in-depth tour of Mackinaw Bridge Museum, and finally visit a coastal fixture at Shepler's Lighthouse Cruises.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Mackinaw City itinerary website.

Drive from Ontonagon to Mackinaw City in 5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 73°F in July, and nighttime lows around 58°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Sat) so you can go by car back home.

Things to do in Mackinaw City

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trips

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.