10 days in Michigan Itinerary

10 days in Michigan Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Michigan itinerary planner

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Drive
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Dearborn
— 1 day
Fly to Pellston, Ferry to Mackinac Island
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Mackinac Island
— 1 night
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Ferry to Mackinaw, Bus to Newberry, MI, Drive to Munising
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Munising
— 1 night
Drive
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Ontonagon
— 2 nights
Drive
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Empire
— 1 night
Drive
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Hart
— 1 night
Drive
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Saugatuck
— 2 nights
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Dearborn

— 1 day
Dearborn sits as part of the Detroit metropolitan area and was the home of Henry Ford.
Start off your visit on the 19th (Fri): see the interesting displays at Greenfield Village, see the interesting displays at The Henry Ford, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Islamic Center of America, catch a live event at Comerica Park, then explore the world behind art at Detroit Institute of Arts, and finally steep yourself in history at Motown Museum.

To find other places to visit, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Dearborn route builder.

Detroit to Dearborn is an approximately half hour car ride. You can also take a bus. July in Dearborn sees daily highs of 82°F and lows of 65°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Fri) so you can travel to Mackinac Island.

Things to do in Dearborn

Museums · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Mackinac Island

— 1 night
Mackinac Island is a city in Mackinac County in the U.S. Kick off your visit on the 20th (Sat): pause for some serene contemplation at Trinity Church, pause for some serene contemplation at St Anne's Catholic Church, look for all kinds of wild species at The Original Mackinac Island Butterfly House & Insect World, immerse yourself in nature at Mackinac Island State Park, then contemplate the long history of Fort Mackinac, and finally explore the striking landscape at Arch Rock.

For maps, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Mackinac Island journey tool.

Traveling by combination of flight and ferry from Dearborn to Mackinac Island takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and ferry; or do a combination of bus and ferry. In July, Mackinac Island is a bit cooler than Dearborn - with highs of 73°F and lows of 58°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Munising.

Things to do in Mackinac Island

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites · Tours

Munising

— 1 night
Munising is a city on the southern shore of Lake Superior on the Upper Peninsula of the U.S. Kick off your visit on the 21st (Sun): explore the striking landscape of Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore. Keep things going the next day: admire the sheer force of Wagner Falls, take in the dramatic scenery at Alger Falls, kick back and relax at Sand Point Beach, then take in the dramatic scenery at Munising Falls, and finally explore the striking landscape at Miners Castle Rock.

To see other places to visit, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Munising road trip tool.

You can do a combination of ferry, bus, and car from Mackinac Island to Munising in 7 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry, bus, and taxi. In July, daily temperatures in Munising can reach 74°F, while at night they dip to 56°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Ontonagon.

Things to do in Munising

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Outdoors

Ontonagon

— 2 nights
Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Tue): take in the dramatic scenery at Bond Falls. Keep things going the next day: trek along Porcupine Mountains State Park, then hike along Little Carp River Trail, and then explore the activities along Lake of the Clouds.

To find reviews, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Ontonagon trip itinerary builder tool.

You can drive from Munising to Ontonagon in 3 hours. July in Ontonagon sees daily highs of 75°F and lows of 55°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Wed) so you can travel to Empire.

Things to do in Ontonagon

Parks · Nature · Trails · Outdoors

Empire

— 1 night
Empire is a village in Leelanau County in the U.S. Start off your visit on the 25th (Thu): cruise along Pierce Stocking Scenic Drive, enjoy the sea views from Point Betsie Lighthouse, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Lake Michigan Beach Park, and finally stroll through Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Empire itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Ontonagon to Empire takes 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight. In July, plan for daily highs up to 75°F, and evening lows to 57°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Hart.

Things to do in Empire

Parks · Outdoors · Historic Sites · Scenic Drive

Side Trip

Hart

— 1 night
Hart is a city in the U.S. Kick off your visit on the 26th (Fri): visit a coastal fixture at Little Sable Point Lighthouse, then stroll around Silver Lake State Park Pedestrian Dune Access, then do a tasting at The Fox Barn Winery, and finally tee off at Golden Sands Golf Course.

To find photos, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Hart tour itinerary maker.

You can drive from Empire to Hart in 2 hours. Expect a daytime high around 76°F in July, and nighttime lows around 57°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Fri) so you can travel to Saugatuck.

Things to do in Hart

Outdoors · Golf · Parks · Beaches

Side Trips

Saugatuck

— 2 nights
Saugatuck is a city in Allegan County in the U.S. On the 27th (Sat), tour the pleasant surroundings at Saugatuck Dunes State Park, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Holland State Park Beach, then get a taste of the local shopping with Water Street Gallery, and finally tour the pleasant surroundings at Oval Beach. Keep things going the next day: do a tasting at St. Julian Winery, visit a coastal fixture at South Haven Lighthouses, enjoy the sand and surf at North Beach, then learn about winemaking at Fenn Valley Vineyards - Saugatuck Tasting Room, and finally do a tasting at Fenn Valley Vineyards.

For traveler tips, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Saugatuck trip planner.

Getting from Hart to Saugatuck by car takes about 1.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 81°F in July, and nighttime lows around 61°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive back home.

Things to do in Saugatuck

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Nature

Side Trips

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.