8 days in Michigan Itinerary

8 days in Michigan Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Michigan travel planner

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Fly to Chicago Midway, Train to Saint Joseph
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Saint Joseph
— 1 day
Drive
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Mears
— 1 night
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Mackinac Island
— 1 night
Ferry
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Saint Ignace
— 1 night
Drive
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Munising
— 3 nights
Drive
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Marquette
— 1 night
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Saint Joseph

— 1 day
St. Kick off your visit on the 25th (Fri): have fun and explore at Curious Kids' Museum, visit a coastal fixture at St. Joseph Lighthouses, then get in on the family fun at Silver Beach Carousel, and finally stroll around Whirlpool Compass Fountain.

To see more things to do, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Saint Joseph trip maker.

Cincinnati to Saint Joseph is an approximately 5.5-hour combination of flight and train. You can also drive; or do a combination of bus and train. While traveling from Cincinnati, expect a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Saint Joseph, ranging from highs of 78°F to lows of 58°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Mears.

Things to do in Saint Joseph

Historic Sites · Childrens Museums · Museums · Theme Parks
Find places to stay Jun 25 — 26:

Mears

— 1 night
Golden Township is a civil township of Oceana County in the U.S. state of Michigan. Start off your visit on the 26th (Sat): stroll around Silver Lake State Park Pedestrian Dune Access, then enjoy the sea views from Little Sable Point Lighthouse, and then see Off-Road Tours.

To see where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Mears day trip planning site.

You can drive from Saint Joseph to Mears in 2.5 hours. Prepare for a bit cooler weather when traveling from Saint Joseph in June: high temperatures in Mears hover around 73°F and lows are around 53°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Mackinac Island.

Things to do in Mears

Outdoors · Historic Sites · Parks · Tours

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jun 25 — 26:

Mackinac Island

— 1 night
Mackinac Island is a city in Mackinac County in the U.S. state of Michigan. Start off your visit on the 27th (Sun): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Trinity Church, steep yourself in history at Fort Holmes, pause for some serene contemplation at St Anne's Catholic Church, trot along with a tour on horseback, then stop by Little Luxuries of Mackinac Island, and finally discover the deep blue sea with Great Turtle Kayak Tours.

To see more things to do, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Mackinac Island trip planner.

Explore your travel options from Mears to Mackinac Island with the Route module. When traveling from Mears in June, plan for a bit cooler days in Mackinac Island, with highs around 67°F, while nights are about the same with lows around 51°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Sun) so you can catch the ferry to Saint Ignace.

Things to do in Mackinac Island

Historic Sites · Tours · Outdoors · Wildlife
Find places to stay Jun 26 — 27:

Saint Ignace

— 1 night
Saint Ignace, usually written as St. Kick off your visit on the 28th (Mon): take in nature's colorful creations at Museum of Ojibwa Culture, then get great views at Castle Rock, then walk around Bridge View Park, and finally contemplate the long history of McGulpin Point Lighthouse & Historic Site.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Saint Ignace travel route app.

Traveling by ferry from Mackinac Island to Saint Ignace takes an hour. In June, daytime highs in Saint Ignace are 67°F, while nighttime lows are 51°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Munising.

Things to do in Saint Ignace

Parks · Historic Sites · Tours · Museums

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jun 27 — 28:

Munising

— 3 nights
Munising is a city on the southern shore of Lake Superior on the Upper Peninsula of the U.S. state of Michigan. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Palms Book State Park and Bridal Veil Falls. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Munising: Manistique (The Manistique Boardwalk and River Walk & Kitch-Iti-Kipi (The Big Spring)). There's much more to do: kick back and relax at Sand Point Beach, explore the activities along Chapel Rock and Beach, admire the sheer force of Miners Falls, and explore the striking landscape at Miners Castle Rock.

For traveler tips, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Munising trip itinerary builder site.

Getting from Saint Ignace to Munising by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and taxi. In June in Munising, expect temperatures between 68°F during the day and 49°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 1st (Thu) so you can go by car to Marquette.

Things to do in Munising

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Wildlife

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jun 28 — Jul 1:

Marquette

— 1 night
Marquette is a city in the U.S. state of Michigan and the county seat of Marquette County. Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Fri): view the masterpieces at Lakenenland Sculpture Park, visit Downtown Marquette, and then take in the awesome beauty at Sugarloaf Mountain.

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

Drive from Munising to Marquette in 1.5 hours. In July, daily temperatures in Marquette can reach 75°F, while at night they dip to 53°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Fri) to allow time to fly back home.

Things to do in Marquette

Parks · Museums · Neighborhoods · Shopping
Find places to stay Jul 1 — 2:

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.