10 days in Michigan Itinerary

10 days in Michigan Itinerary

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10 days in Michigan Itinerary

Start: Detroit
Drive:  3​h 15​min
1
Holland
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
2
Hart
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h
3
Empire
— 2 nights
Bus + Ferry:  4​h 45​min
4
Mackinac Island
— 2 nights
+3
Ferry + Bus + Taxi + Fly:  5​h
5
Dearborn
— 1 night
Bus:  15​min
End: Detroit

2
nights
Holland

Holland ©
Holland is a city in the western region of the Lower Peninsula of the U.S. You'll get in some beach time at Holland State Park Beach and Kruse Park. Take a break from the city and head to Oval Beach and Silver Beach County Park. Get out of town with these interesting Holland side-trips: Gilmore Car Museum (in Hickory Corners) and Grand Haven Lighthouse and Pier (in Grand Haven). The adventure continues: learn about winemaking at Fenn Valley Vineyards and browse the fresh offerings at Holland Farmers Market.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Holland trip planner .

Detroit to Holland is an approximately 3.5-hour car ride. You can also fly; or take a bus. In June in Holland, expect temperatures between 78°F during the day and 59°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Sun) so you can go by car to Hart.

Things to do in Holland

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Silver Beach County Park, Grand Haven Lighthouse and Pier, Gilmore Car Museum, Kruse Park, Fenn Valley Vineyards
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Holland State Park Beach ©
Holland State Park Beach
Gilmore Car Museum ©
Gilmore Car Museum
Oval Beach ©
Oval Beach

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nights
Hart

Hart ©
Hart is a city in the U.S. Kick off your visit on the 1st (Mon): enjoy the sea views from Little Sable Point Lighthouse, then enjoy the sand and surf at Stearns Park, then visit a coastal fixture at Big Sable Point Lighthouse, and finally stop by The Jam Farm. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 2nd (Tue): enjoy the sea views from Manistee North Pierhead Lighthouse, walk around Ludington State Park, and then stroll around Silver Lake State Park.

For photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Hart route planner .

Getting from Holland to Hart by car takes about 1.5 hours. Traveling from Holland in June, things will get a bit cooler in Hart: highs are around 73°F and lows about 53°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 2nd (Tue) early enough to travel to Empire.

Things to do in Hart

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Ludington, Little Sable Point Lighthouse, Manistee North Pierhead Lighthouse
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Ludington State Park ©
Ludington State Park
Big Sable Point Lighthouse ©
Big Sable Point Lighthouse

2
nights
Empire

Empire ©
Empire is a village in Leelanau County in the U.S. Start off your visit on the 3rd (Wed): visit a coastal fixture at Point Betsie Lighthouse, then explore and take pictures at Pierce Stocking Scenic Drive, and then get to know the fascinating history of Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore. On the 4th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: hike along Pyramid Point Trail, then hike along Empire Bluff Trail, and then sample the tasty concoctions at Lake Ann Brewing Company.

For other places to visit, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Empire holiday builder .

Traveling by car from Hart to Empire takes 2 hours. In July, plan for daily highs up to 75°F, and evening lows to 57°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Thu) so you can travel to Mackinac Island.

Things to do in Empire

Parks Outdoors Trails

Side Trips

Lake Ann Brewing Company, Point Betsie Lighthouse
Highlights from your plan
Point Betsie Lighthouse ©
Point Betsie Lighthouse
Lake Ann Brewing Company ©
Lake Ann Brewing Company

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nights
Mackinac Island

Mackinac Island ©
Mackinac Island is a city in Mackinac County in the U.S. Kick off your visit on the 5th (Fri): immerse yourself in nature at Mackinac Island State Park, then explore the striking landscape at Arch Rock, then learn about all things military at Fort Mackinac, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Trinity Church. On the 6th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take a pleasant ride with a tour on horseback, take in the architecture and atmosphere at St Anne's Catholic Church, then identify plant and animal life at The Original Mackinac Island Butterfly House & Insect World, and finally identify plant and animal life at Wings of Mackinac Butterfly Conservatory.

For reviews, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Mackinac Island trip itinerary planning tool .

Traveling by combination of bus and ferry from Empire to Mackinac Island takes 5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 73°F in July, and nighttime lows around 58°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Sat) early enough to travel to Dearborn.

Things to do in Mackinac Island

Parks Nature Wildlife
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Arch Rock ©
Arch Rock
Fort Mackinac ©
Fort Mackinac
Mackinac Island State Park ©
Mackinac Island State Park

1
night
Dearborn

Dearborn ©
Dearborn sits as part of the Detroit metropolitan area and was the home of Henry Ford.
Kick off your visit on the 7th (Sun): admire all the interesting features of Comerica Park, then explore the world behind art at Detroit Institute of Arts, then see the interesting displays at The Henry Ford, and finally examine the collection at Greenfield Village.

For reviews, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Dearborn travel itinerary planner.

You can do a combination of ferry, bus, and flight from Mackinac Island to Dearborn in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and flight; or do a combination of ferry and bus. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Mackinac Island in July, with highs in Dearborn at 82°F and lows at 65°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Sun) to allow time to take a bus back home.

Things to do in Dearborn

Museums

Side Trip

Detroit
Highlights from your plan
The Henry Ford ©
The Henry Ford
Greenfield Village ©
Greenfield Village
Detroit Institute of Arts ©
Detroit Institute of Arts

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