10 days in Michigan Itinerary

10 days in Michigan Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Michigan visit planner

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Make it your trip
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Holland
— 1 day
Drive
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Hart
— 1 night
Drive
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Empire
— 2 nights
Drive
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Munising
— 3 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 Dearborn
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Dearborn
— 1 night
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Holland

— 1 day
Holland is a city in the western region of the Lower Peninsula of the U.S. state of Michigan. On the 13th (Fri), tour the pleasant surroundings at Oval Beach and then stroll through Holland State Park Beach.

To find traveler tips, ratings, photos, and tourist information, read Holland online trip maker.

New York City to Holland is an approximately 3.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. Traveling from New York City in August, expect slightly colder with lows of 60°F in Holland. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Fri) so you can drive to Hart.

Things to do in Holland

Beaches · Outdoors · Parks

Side Trip

Hart

— 1 night
Hart is a city in the U.S. state of Michigan. Kick off your visit on the 14th (Sat): experience rural life at Country Dairy, explore by horseback at Stony Lake Stables, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Silver Lake State Park Pedestrian Dune Access.

To find where to stay, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Hart route planner.

Traveling by car from Holland to Hart takes 1.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 76°F in August, and nighttime lows around 57°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sat) so you can travel to Empire.

Things to do in Hart

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Trails

Side Trip

Empire

— 2 nights
Empire is a village in Leelanau County in the U.S. state of Michigan. Start off your visit on the 15th (Sun): admire all the interesting features of Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take a memorable drive along Pierce Stocking Scenic Drive, paddle through the water with a kayaking and canoeing tour, and then trek along Empire Bluff Trail.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, read Empire online visit planner.

Traveling by car from Hart to Empire takes 2 hours. Expect a daytime high around 75°F in August, and nighttime lows around 58°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Munising.

Things to do in Empire

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites · Wildlife

Side Trip

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. Visiting Boat Tours & Water Sports and Miners Castle Rock will get you outdoors. Step out of Munising to go to Marquette and see Presque Isle Park, which is approximately 58 minutes away. And it doesn't end there: stroll through Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore, enjoy the sand and surf at Miner's Beach, and contemplate the waterfront views at Chapel Rock and Beach.

To find ratings, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Munising planning website.

You can drive from Empire to Munising in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus. In August in Munising, expect temperatures between 74°F during the day and 57°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Thu) early enough to travel to Mackinac Island.

Things to do in Munising

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Outdoors

Side Trips

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 20th (Fri): see some colorful creatures with Great Turtle Kayak Tours, then brush up on your military savvy at Fort Mackinac, and then take in the dramatic natural features at Arch Rock. Keep things going the next day: admire the majestic nature at Mackinac Island State Park and then stroll through The Original Mackinac Island Butterfly House & Insect World.

To see photos, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Mackinac Island vacation builder app.

You can do a combination of car, bus, and ferry from Munising to Mackinac Island in 7 hours. Another option is to do a combination of taxi, bus, and ferry. In August in Mackinac Island, expect temperatures between 72°F during the day and 59°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sat) so you can travel to Dearborn.

Things to do in Mackinac Island

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Tours

Dearborn

— 1 night
Dearborn sits as part of the Detroit metropolitan area and was the home of Henry Ford.
Start off your visit on the 22nd (Sun): examine the collection at Greenfield Village and then see the interesting displays at The Henry Ford.

To find maps, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Dearborn trip itinerary app.

Traveling by combination of ferry and flight from Mackinac Island to Dearborn takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and bus; or do a combination of ferry and bus. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Mackinac Island in August: highs in Dearborn hover around 81°F, while lows dip to 64°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sun) to allow enough time to fly back home.

Things to do in Dearborn

Museums

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.