11 days in Michigan Itinerary

11 days in Michigan Itinerary

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11 days in Michigan Itinerary

Start: Newark
Fly + Drive:  4​h 15​min
1
Dearborn
— 1 night
+3
Fly + taxi + bus + ferry:  5​h
2
Mackinac Island
— 1 night
ferry + Drive:  2​h
3
Paradise
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 30​min
4
Munising
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h
5
Marquette
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h 30​min
6
Ontonagon
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h 45​min
7
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.
Start off your visit on the 8th (Thu): see the interesting displays at The Henry Ford and then browse for treasures at The Town Peddler Craft and Antique Mall. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: stroll around Kellogg Park, put a fun spin on your tour with Decode Ann Arbor, then explore the galleries of Motown Museum, then admire the masterpieces at Detroit Institute of Arts, and finally see the interesting displays at Greenfield Village.

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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. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Fri) early enough to travel to Mackinac Island.

Things to do in Dearborn

Museums Fun & Games Parks

Side Trips

Detroit, Kellogg Park, The Town Peddler Craft and Antique Mall, Decode Ann Arbor
Highlights from your plan
The Henry Ford ©
The Henry Ford
Greenfield Village ©
Greenfield Village
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. Kick off your visit on the 10th (Sat): don't miss a visit to Trinity Church, brush up on your military savvy at Fort Mackinac, then immerse yourself in nature at Mackinac Island State Park, and finally take in the dramatic natural features at Arch Rock.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Mackinac Island online travel route planner .

You can do a combination of flight, bus, and ferry from Dearborn to Mackinac Island in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and ferry; or do a combination of bus and ferry. Traveling from Dearborn in August, expect Mackinac Island to be slightly colder, temps between 72°F and 59°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Paradise.

Things to do in Mackinac Island

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

1
night
Paradise

Paradise ©
Paradise is an unincorporated community in Whitefish Township, Chippewa County in the U.S. Start off your visit on the 11th (Sun): examine the collection at Great Lakes Shipwreck Museum, then explore the activities along Tahquamenon Falls, and then immerse yourself in nature at Tahquamenon Falls State Park.

For where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Paradise trip itinerary maker tool .

Getting from Mackinac Island to Paradise by combination of ferry and car takes about 2 hours. Other options: do a combination of ferry and bus. Traveling from Mackinac Island in August, plan for a bit cooler nights in Paradise, with lows around 53°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Munising.

Things to do in Paradise

Parks Nature Museums
Highlights from your plan
Tahquamenon Falls State Park ©
Tahquamenon Falls State Park
Tahquamenon Falls ©
Tahquamenon Falls
Great Lakes Shipwreck Museum ©
Great Lakes Shipwreck Museum

2
nights
Munising

Munising ©
Munising is a city on the southern shore of Lake Superior on the Upper Peninsula of the U.S. On the 12th (Mon), admire the sheer force of Munising Falls and then explore the striking landscape of Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore. Keep things going the next day: explore the striking landscape at Miners Castle Rock, then admire the sheer force of Spray Falls, and then contemplate the waterfront views at Kitch-Iti-Kipi (The Big Spring).

For reviews, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Munising day trip site .

You can drive from Paradise to Munising in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and shuttle. In August, plan for daily highs up to 74°F, and evening lows to 57°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Tue) so you can drive to Marquette.

Things to do in Munising

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trip

Kitch-Iti-Kipi (The Big Spring)
Highlights from your plan
Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore ©
Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore
Kitch-Iti-Kipi (The Big Spring) ©
Kitch-Iti-Kipi (The Big Spring)
Munising Falls ©
Munising Falls

1
night
Marquette

Marquette ©
Marquette is a city in the U.S. Kick off your visit on the 14th (Wed): take in the exciting artwork at Lakenenland Sculpture Park, then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Sugarloaf Mountain, and then immerse yourself in nature at Presque Isle Park.

To see maps, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Marquette trip maker .

Traveling by car from Munising to Marquette takes an hour. In August, plan for daily highs up to 73°F, and evening lows to 53°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Wed) so you can travel to Ontonagon.

Things to do in Marquette

Parks Nature Wildlife
Highlights from your plan
Presque Isle Park ©
Presque Isle Park
Sugarloaf Mountain ©
Sugarloaf Mountain

2
nights
Ontonagon

Ontonagon ©
Ontonagon is a village in the U.S. On the 15th (Thu), get to know the fascinating history of Main Overlook, then explore the activities along Lake of the Clouds, and then take a peaceful walk through Porcupine Mountains State Park. Here are some ideas for day two: explore the wealth of natural beauty at Bond Falls and then discover the riches below the earth's surface at Adventure Mining Company.

To see where to stay, ratings, maps, and tourist information, read Ontonagon route planning website .

Drive from Marquette to Ontonagon in 2.5 hours. In August, plan for daily highs up to 73°F, and evening lows to 55°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Empire.

Things to do in Ontonagon

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trip

Adventure Mining Company
Highlights from your plan
Bond Falls ©
Bond Falls
Porcupine Mountains State Park ©
Porcupine Mountains State Park
Lake of the Clouds ©
Lake of the Clouds

2
nights
Empire

Empire ©
Empire is a village in Leelanau County in the U.S. Kick off your visit on the 17th (Sat): visit a coastal fixture at Point Betsie Lighthouse, tour the pleasant surroundings at Lake Michigan Beach Park, and then look for all kinds of wild species at Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 18th (Sun): shop like a local with Ellie Harold Art Studio & Gallery, take a memorable drive along Pierce Stocking Scenic Drive, and then hike along Empire Bluff Trail.

Plan my day in Empire using traveler tips and tourist information provided by Inspirock.

Getting from Ontonagon to Empire by car takes about 7.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of car and flight. In August, plan for daily highs up to 75°F, and evening lows to 58°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sun) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Empire

Parks Outdoors Historic Sites

Side Trip

Frankfort
Highlights from your plan
Point Betsie Lighthouse ©
Point Betsie Lighthouse

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