10 days in Michigan Itinerary

10 days in Michigan Itinerary

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10 days in Michigan Itinerary

Start: Detroit
bus:  15​min
1
Dearborn
— 1 day
+3
Fly + taxi + bus + ferry:  5​h
2
Mackinac Island
— 1 night
+2
ferry + bus + Drive:  6​h 15​min
3
Munising
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 15​min
4
Ontonagon
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h 45​min
5
Empire
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h
6
Hart
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 45​min
7
Saugatuck
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
End: Detroit

1
day
Dearborn

Dearborn ©
Dearborn sits as part of the Detroit metropolitan area and was the home of Henry Ford.
Kick off your visit on the 19th (Fri): see the interesting displays at Greenfield Village, see the interesting displays at The Henry Ford, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Islamic Center of America, then explore and take pictures at Comerica Park, then explore the world behind art at Detroit Institute of Arts, and finally browse the exhibits of Motown Museum.

To see reviews and tourist information, read our Dearborn journey builder app .

Detroit to Dearborn is an approximately half hour bus ride. You can also drive. In July in Dearborn, expect temperatures between 82°F during the day and 65°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Fri) early enough to travel to Mackinac Island.

Things to do in Dearborn

Museums Historic Sites

Side Trip

Detroit
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Greenfield Village ©
Greenfield Village
The Henry Ford ©
The Henry Ford
Detroit Institute of Arts ©
Detroit Institute of Arts

1
night
Mackinac Island

Mackinac Island ©
Mackinac Island is a city in Mackinac County in the U.S. Start off your visit on the 20th (Sat): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Trinity Church, take in the architecture and atmosphere 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 learn about all things military at Fort Mackinac, and finally explore the striking landscape at Arch Rock.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Mackinac Island road trip planner.

You can do a combination of flight, bus, and ferry from Dearborn to Mackinac Island in 5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and ferry; or do a combination of bus and ferry. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from Dearborn in July, with highs in Mackinac Island at 73°F and lows at 58°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Sat) early enough to travel to Munising.

Things to do in Mackinac Island

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

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night
Munising

Munising ©
Munising is a city on the southern shore of Lake Superior on the Upper Peninsula of the U.S. On the 21st (Sun), look for all kinds of wild species at Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore. Here are some ideas for day two: take in the dramatic scenery at Wagner Falls, take in the dramatic scenery at Alger Falls, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Sand Point Beach, then admire the sheer force of Munising Falls, and finally explore the striking landscape at Miners Castle Rock.

For ratings, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Munising trip planner .

Traveling by combination of ferry, bus, and car from Mackinac Island to Munising takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry, bus, and taxi. In July, plan for daily highs up to 74°F, and evening lows to 56°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Mon) early enough to travel to Ontonagon.

Things to do in Munising

Parks Nature Wildlife
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Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore ©
Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore
Wagner Falls ©
Wagner Falls
Munising Falls ©
Munising Falls

2
nights
Ontonagon

Ontonagon ©
Ontonagon is a village in the U.S. On the 23rd (Tue), explore the striking landscape of Bond Falls. On the 24th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: hike along Porcupine Mountains State Park, then stroll through Little Carp River Trail, and then contemplate the waterfront views at Lake of the Clouds.

To find photos, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Ontonagon attractions planner.

Drive from Munising to Ontonagon in 3 hours. In July, daily temperatures in Ontonagon can reach 75°F, while at night they dip to 55°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Empire.

Things to do in Ontonagon

Parks Nature Trails
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Bond Falls ©
Bond Falls
Porcupine Mountains State Park ©
Porcupine Mountains State Park
Lake of the Clouds ©
Lake of the Clouds

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night
Empire

Empire ©
Empire is a village in Leelanau County in the U.S. Kick off your visit on the 25th (Thu): take a memorable drive along Pierce Stocking Scenic Drive, then visit a coastal fixture at Point Betsie Lighthouse, then enjoy the sand and surf at Lake Michigan Beach Park, and finally explore and take pictures at Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore.

To find other places to visit, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, read Empire trip planning tool .

You can drive from Ontonagon to Empire in 7.5 hours. Another option is to fly. Expect a daytime high around 75°F in July, and nighttime lows around 57°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Hart.

Things to do in Empire

Parks Outdoors Historic Sites

Side Trip

Point Betsie Lighthouse
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Point Betsie Lighthouse ©
Point Betsie Lighthouse

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night
Hart

Hart ©
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, enjoy the sand and surf at Silver Lake State Park, then learn about winemaking at The Fox Barn Winery, and finally play a few rounds at Golden Sands Golf Course.

To find where to stay, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, read Hart trip planner .

Traveling by car from Empire to Hart takes 2 hours. In July in Hart, expect temperatures between 76°F during the day and 57°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Fri) so you can travel to Saugatuck.

Things to do in Hart

Outdoors Golf Parks

Side Trips

Mears, The Fox Barn Winery
Highlights from your plan
Little Sable Point Lighthouse ©
Little Sable Point Lighthouse

2
nights
Saugatuck

Saugatuck ©
Saugatuck is a city in Allegan County in the U.S. Start off your visit on the 27th (Sat): immerse yourself in nature at Saugatuck Dunes State Park, kick back and relax at Holland State Park Beach, then shop like a local 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, explore the activities along North Beach, then learn about winemaking at Fenn Valley Vineyards, and finally learn about winemaking at Fenn Valley Vineyards.

To see traveler tips, maps, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Saugatuck trip itinerary planner .

You can drive from Hart to Saugatuck in 1.5 hours. In July in Saugatuck, expect temperatures between 81°F during the day and 61°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive back home.

Things to do in Saugatuck

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

South Haven, Holland, Fenn Valley Vineyards, St. Julian Winery, Water Street Gallery
Highlights from your plan
Oval Beach ©
Oval Beach
Holland State Park Beach ©
Holland State Park Beach
South Haven Lighthouses ©
South Haven Lighthouses

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