10 days in Michigan Itinerary

10 days in Michigan Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Michigan journey planner

©
This plan was created by another user.  Make it your plan

Route & dates

10 days in Michigan Itinerary

Start: Newark
Fly + Drive:  4​h 15​min
1
Dearborn
— 1 night
Fly + taxi:  3​h 30​min
2
Munising
— 3 nights
Drive:  4​h 30​min
3
Hart
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
4
Saugatuck
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 45​min
5
Empire
— 2 nights
Drive + Fly:  5​h
End: Newark

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 29th (Thu): examine the collection at The Henry Ford. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 30th (Fri): take in the spiritual surroundings of Old St. Mary's Church, explore the world behind art at Detroit Institute of Arts, see the interesting displays at Motown Museum, then contemplate the long history of The Ford Piquette Avenue Plant, and finally examine the collection at Greenfield Village.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, read our Dearborn trip maker tool .

Newark to Dearborn is an approximately 4.5-hour combination of flight and car. You can also drive. August in Dearborn sees daily highs of 81°F and lows of 64°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Fri) so you can travel to Munising.

Things to do in Dearborn

Museums Historic Sites

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

3
nights
Munising

Munising ©
Munising is a city on the southern shore of Lake Superior on the Upper Peninsula of the U.S. Visiting Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore and Palms Book State Park will get you outdoors. Change things up with a short trip to Fayette Historic State Park in Garden (about 1h 20 min away). And it doesn't end there: explore the striking landscape at Miners Castle Rock, admire the sheer force of Autrain Falls, and kick back and relax at Sand Point Beach.

For photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Munising holiday planner .

You can do a combination of flight and taxi from Dearborn to Munising in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and car; or drive. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from Dearborn in August, with highs in Munising at 74°F and lows at 57°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Mon) so you can travel to Hart.

Things to do in Munising

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

Fayette Historic State Park, Autrain Falls, Palms Book State Park
Highlights from your plan
Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore ©
Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore
Palms Book State Park
Palms Book State Park
Fayette Historic State Park ©
Fayette Historic State Park

2
nights
Hart

Hart ©
Hart is a city in the U.S. Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Tue): don't miss a visit to Manistee North Pierhead Lighthouse, then enjoy the sand and surf at Fifth Avenue Beach, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Stearns Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: kick back and relax at Pere Marquette Park and then enjoy the sand and surf at Silver Lake State Park Pedestrian Dune Access.

To find reviews, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Hart trip itinerary planner .

Traveling by car from Munising to Hart takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight. In September in Hart, expect temperatures between 72°F during the day and 52°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Wed) so you can travel to Saugatuck.

Things to do in Hart

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Manistee, Pere Marquette Park, Stearns Park
Highlights from your plan
Fifth Avenue Beach ©
Fifth Avenue Beach

1
night
Saugatuck

Saugatuck ©
Saugatuck is a city in Allegan County in the U.S. On the 5th (Thu), tour the pleasant surroundings at Oval Beach, then visit a coastal fixture at South Haven Lighthouses, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Holland State Park Beach.

To find ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Saugatuck road trip app .

Traveling by car from Hart to Saugatuck takes 1.5 hours. In September in Saugatuck, expect temperatures between 76°F during the day and 54°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Thu) so you can go by car to Empire.

Things to do in Saugatuck

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

South Haven Lighthouses, Holland State Park Beach
Highlights from your plan
Oval Beach ©
Oval Beach
Holland State Park Beach ©
Holland State Park Beach
South Haven Lighthouses ©
South Haven Lighthouses

2
nights
Empire

Empire ©
Empire is a village in Leelanau County in the U.S. Kick off your visit on the 6th (Fri): explore the striking landscape of Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Empire Bluff Trail, and then sample the tasty concoctions at Lake Ann Brewing Company. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: enjoy the sea views from Point Betsie Lighthouse, explore and take pictures at Pierce Stocking Scenic Drive, and then kick back and relax at Lake Michigan Beach Park.

To find maps, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Empire itinerary planner .

Traveling by car from Saugatuck to Empire takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of train, bus, and taxi. Traveling from Saugatuck in September, you will find days in Empire are slightly colder (71°F), and nights are about the same (53°F). Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Empire

Parks Outdoors Historic Sites

Side Trips

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

Similar Plans

14 days in Michigan BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES July, teens, popular sights PREFERENCES: July, teens ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 13 days in Michigan BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES September, hidden gems PREFERENCES: September ATTRACTION STYLE: Hidden gems PACE: Medium 12 days in Michigan BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES July, kids, beaches, historic sites, museums, popular sights PREFERENCES: July, kids, beaches, historic sites, museums ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 11 days in Michigan BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES September, popular sights PREFERENCES: September ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 13 days in Michigan BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES July, popular sights PREFERENCES: July ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 13 days in Michigan BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES August, popular sights PREFERENCES: August ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 13 days in Michigan BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES October, historic sites, popular sights PREFERENCES: October, historic sites ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 13 days in Michigan BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES August, outdoors, historic sites, popular sights PREFERENCES: August, outdoors, historic sites ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 18 days in Michigan BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES August, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, popular sights PREFERENCES: August, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 12 days in Michigan BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES July, popular sights PREFERENCES: July ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 11 days in Michigan & Maine BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES September, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: September, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 15 days in Michigan BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES July, teens, culture, outdoors, beaches, historic sites, museums, fast-paced, popular sights PREFERENCES: July, teens, culture, outdoors, beaches, historic sites, museums ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Fast-paced
View more plans