6 days in Michigan Itinerary

6 days in Michigan Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Michigan holiday planner

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Make it your trip
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Empire
— 1 night
Drive
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Hart
— 1 night
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Mackinac Island
— 2 nights
Ferry to Mackinaw, Fly to Frankenmuth
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Frankenmuth
— 1 night
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Empire

— 1 night
Empire is a village in Leelanau County in the U.S. state of Michigan. Kick off your visit on the 5th (Thu): explore and take pictures at Pierce Stocking Scenic Drive and then trek along Empire Bluff Trail. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 6th (Fri): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore.

For photos, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Empire online trip itinerary maker.

Dallas to Empire is an approximately 4.5-hour flight. You can also fly; or drive; or do a combination of train, bus, and taxi. Traveling from Dallas to Empire, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Expect colder temperatures when traveling from Dallas in August; daily highs in Empire reach 75°F and lows reach 58°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Hart.

Things to do in Empire

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites · Wildlife
Highlights from your trip

Hart

— 1 night
Hart is a city in the U.S. state of Michigan. Kick off your visit on the 7th (Sat): explore by horseback at Stony Lake Stables and then stroll through Silver Lake State Park Pedestrian Dune Access.

To find reviews, maps, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Hart trip maker.

Traveling by car from Empire to Hart takes 2 hours. In August, plan for daily highs up to 76°F, and evening lows to 57°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Sat) so you can travel to Mackinac Island.

Things to do in Hart

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Trails

Side Trip

Mackinac Island

— 2 nights
Mackinac Island is a city in Mackinac County in the U.S. state of Michigan. On the 8th (Sun), admire the majestic nature at Mackinac Island State Park, then explore the striking landscape at Arch Rock, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at The Original Mackinac Island Butterfly House & Insect World. On the 9th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: pause for some serene contemplation at St Anne's Catholic Church, learn about all things military at Fort Mackinac, and then see some colorful creatures with Great Turtle Kayak Tours.

For photos, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Mackinac Island trip itinerary maker app.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Hart to Mackinac Island. In August, daily temperatures in Mackinac Island can reach 72°F, while at night they dip to 59°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Mon) so you can travel to Frankenmuth.

Things to do in Mackinac Island

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites · Wildlife

Frankenmuth

— 1 night
Frankenmuth is a city in Saginaw County in the U.S. state of Michigan. On the 10th (Tue), brush up on your military savvy at Saginaw Valley Naval Ship Museum, then take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports, and then stop by Bronner's Christmas Wonderland.

For where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Frankenmuth day trip tool.

Getting from Mackinac Island to Frankenmuth by combination of ferry and flight takes about 6 hours. Other options: do a combination of ferry, bus, and taxi; or do a combination of ferry, bus, and taxi. While traveling from Mackinac Island, expect a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Frankenmuth, ranging from highs of 78°F to lows of 58°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Tue) to allow enough time to fly back home.

Things to do in Frankenmuth

Shopping · Outdoors · Museums · Tours

Side Trip

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.