6 days in Michigan Itinerary

6 days in Michigan Itinerary

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6 days in Michigan Itinerary

Start: Kalamazoo
Drive:  1​h
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Saint Joseph
— 1 day
Drive:  2​h 45​min
2
Ludington
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 45​min
3
Empire
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h
4
Manistique
— 3 nights
Drive:  5​h 15​min
End: Kalamazoo

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Saint Joseph

Saint Joseph ©
St. Kick off your visit on the 21st (Sun): stroll around Silver Beach County Park, walk around Whirlpool Compass Fountain, and then get in on the family fun at Silver Beach Carousel.

For traveler tips, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Saint Joseph online itinerary maker .

Kalamazoo to Saint Joseph is an approximately 1-hour car ride. July in Saint Joseph sees daily highs of 79°F and lows of 60°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sun) so you can drive to Ludington.

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Parks Beaches Outdoors
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Silver Beach County Park ©
Silver Beach County Park
Silver Beach Carousel ©
Silver Beach Carousel
Whirlpool Compass Fountain ©
Whirlpool Compass Fountain

1
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Ludington

Ludington ©
Ludington is a city in the state of Michigan. Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Mon): admire the majestic nature at Ludington State Park, then stroll around Ludington Waterfront Park, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Stearns Park.

To find maps, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Ludington online travel route planner .

Traveling by car from Saint Joseph to Ludington takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and taxi; or do a combination of bus and taxi. July in Ludington sees daily highs of 76°F and lows of 57°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Mon) so you can drive to Empire.

Things to do in Ludington

Parks Beaches Nature
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Ludington Waterfront Park ©
Ludington Waterfront Park

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Empire

Empire ©
Empire is a village in Leelanau County in the U.S. Start off your visit on the 23rd (Tue): stroll through Empire Bluff Trail and then get to know the fascinating history of Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore.

For more things to do, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Empire trip itinerary builder site .

You can drive from Ludington to Empire in 2 hours. July in Empire sees daily highs of 75°F and lows of 57°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Tue) to allow time to travel to Manistique.

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Parks Trails Wildlife
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nights
Manistique

Manistique ©
Manistique, formerly Monistique, is the only incorporated city in and the county seat of Schoolcraft County of the U.S. Get out of town with these interesting Manistique side-trips: Munising (Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore, Miners Castle Rock, & more) and Fayette Historic State Park (in Garden). There's more to do: contemplate the waterfront views at Kitch-Iti-Kipi (The Big Spring) and take in the dramatic natural features at Palms Book State Park.

To find maps, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Manistique visit planner .

Drive from Empire to Manistique in 4.5 hours. In July in Manistique, expect temperatures between 72°F during the day and 53°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Manistique

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

Munising, Fayette Historic State Park
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Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore ©
Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore
Palms Book State Park ©
Palms Book State Park
Kitch-Iti-Kipi (The Big Spring) ©
Kitch-Iti-Kipi (The Big Spring)

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