7 days in Michigan

7 days in Michigan

Sue Rockamann

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Make it your trip
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Saugatuck
— 1 night
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Holland
Drive
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Empire
Drive
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Suttons Bay
— 5 nights
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Saugatuck

— 1 night
Saugatuck is a city in Allegan County in the U.S. state of Michigan. You've added Good Goods, The Pink Patio, The Butler Pantry, and other attractions to your itinerary. Start off your visit on the 24th (Sun): stop by American Spoon, stop by The Pink Patio, then stop by The Butler Pantry, and finally look for gifts at Good Goods.

To see photos, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Saugatuck driving holiday planning website.

Saint Louis to Saugatuck is an approximately 5-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of bus and taxi. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Saint Louis to Saugatuck due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Saint Louis in October, plan for a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Saugatuck: temperatures range from 63°F by day to 45°F at night. You will have some time to spend on the 25th (Mon) before leaving for Holland.

Things to do in Saugatuck

Shopping
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Holland

Holland is a city in the western region of the Lower Peninsula of the U.S. state of Michigan. On the 25th (Mon), walk around Centennial Park.

To see reviews, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, read Holland trip itinerary builder site.

Holland is just a stone's throw from Saugatuck. In October, plan for daily highs up to 63°F, and evening lows to 45°F. You will have some time to spend on the 25th (Mon) before leaving for Empire.

Things to do in Holland

Parks
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Highlights from your trip

Empire

Empire is a village in Leelanau County in the U.S. state of Michigan. Your day by day itinerary now includes Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore as well as Pierce Stocking Scenic Drive. Kick off your visit on the 25th (Mon): take a memorable drive along Pierce Stocking Scenic Drive, get to know the fascinating history of Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore, and then take in the pleasant sights at Glen Haven Historical Village.

For more things to do, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, read Empire tour planner.

Traveling by car from Holland to Empire takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi; or do a combination of train, bus, and taxi. In October, daytime highs in Empire are 59°F, while nighttime lows are 43°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Mon) early enough to drive to Suttons Bay.

Things to do in Empire

Historic Sites · Outdoors · Scenic Drive · Nature
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Highlights from your trip

Suttons Bay

— 5 nights
Suttons Bay is a village in Leelanau County in the U.S. state of Michigan. You've added Chateau Chantal Winery & Tasting Room, Northern Latitudes Distillery, Boathouse Vineyards, and other attractions to your itinerary. Next up on the itinerary: indulge your thirst for a good beer at Hop Lot Brewing Company.

To see more things to do, photos, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Suttons Bay day trip planning website.

You can drive from Empire to Suttons Bay in an hour. Expect a daytime high around 60°F in October, and nighttime lows around 44°F. You will leave for home on the 30th (Sat).

Things to do in Suttons Bay

Wineries · Shopping · Historic Sites · Breweries & Distilleries

Side Trips

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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.