7 days in Michigan Itinerary

7 days in Michigan Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Michigan tour itinerary planner

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Drive
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Ludington
— 1 night
Drive
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Empire
— 1 night
Drive
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Munising
— 2 nights
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Drive to Newberry, MI, Bus to Mackinaw, Ferry to Mackinac Island
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Mackinac Island
— 2 nights
Ferry to Mackinaw, Fly to Detroit

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Ludington

— 1 night
Ludington is a city in the state of Michigan. On the 4th (Sun), kick back and relax at Stearns Park, then admire the majestic nature at Ludington State Park, and then walk around Ludington Waterfront Park. Here are some ideas for day two: kick back and relax at Silver Lake State Park Pedestrian Dune Access, then explore by horseback at Rainbow Ranch is now Stony Lake Stables, and then get outside with Outdoor Activities.

For other places to visit, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Ludington trip planner.

Detroit to Ludington is an approximately 4-hour car ride. You can also do a combination of flight and car; or do a combination of bus and taxi. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from Detroit in July: high temperatures in Ludington hover around 76°F and lows are around 57°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Mon) so you can drive to Empire.

Things to do in Ludington

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Tours

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jul 4 — 5:

Empire

— 1 night
Empire is a village in Leelanau County in the U.S. state of Michigan. Kick off your visit on the 6th (Tue): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore.

To see more things to do, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Empire trip planner.

Traveling by car from Ludington to Empire takes 2 hours. In July, daytime highs in Empire are 75°F, while nighttime lows are 57°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Munising.

Things to do in Empire

Historic Sites · Nature · Wildlife · Parks
Find places to stay Jul 5 — 6:
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Munising

— 2 nights
Munising is a city on the southern shore of Lake Superior on the Upper Peninsula of the U.S. state of Michigan. On the 7th (Wed), admire the sheer force of Miners Falls, take in the dramatic natural features at Miners Castle Rock, then get engrossed in the history at Pictured Rocks Interpretive Center, and finally head outdoors with Outdoor Activities. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: contemplate the waterfront views at Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore.

For where to stay, maps, and tourist information, read our Munising road trip tool.

You can drive from Empire to Munising in 4.5 hours. Another option is to do a combination of taxi and bus. Expect a daytime high around 74°F in July, and nighttime lows around 56°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Thu) early enough to travel to Mackinac Island.

Things to do in Munising

Nature · Parks · Wildlife · Tours
Find places to stay Jul 6 — 8:

Mackinac Island

— 2 nights
Mackinac Island is a city in Mackinac County in the U.S. state of Michigan. Kick off your visit on the 9th (Fri): get a new perspective on things with Great Turtle Kayak Tours, look for gifts at Little Luxuries of Mackinac Island, learn about all things military at Fort Mackinac, then tour the pleasant surroundings at The Original Mackinac Island Butterfly House & Insect World, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at St Anne's Catholic Church. Here are some ideas for day two: trot along with a tour on horseback, explore the striking landscape at Arch Rock, and then immerse yourself in nature at Mackinac Island State Park.

Take the guesswork out of planning a Mackinac Island vacation by using our trip itinerary maker.

Do a combination of car, bus, and ferry from Munising to Mackinac Island in 7 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi, bus, and ferry. In July in Mackinac Island, expect temperatures between 73°F during the day and 58°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Mackinac Island

Parks · Tours · Nature · Historic Sites
Find places to stay Jul 8 — 10:

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.