11 days in Michigan Itinerary

11 days in Michigan Itinerary

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11 days in Michigan Itinerary

Start: Montreal
Fly + taxi:  6​h
1
Munising
— 2 nights
+2
Drive + ferry + Drive:  6​h 30​min
2
Empire
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
3
Holland
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
4
Frankenmuth
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 45​min
5
Dearborn
— 2 nights
Fly:  5​h 15​min
End: Montreal

2
nights
Munising

Munising ©
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 15th (Thu): look for gifts at Upper Peninsula Inspired. Keep things going the next day: admire the sheer force of Munising Falls and then look for all kinds of wild species at Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore.

To find reviews, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Munising trip itinerary planner .

Montreal, Canada to Munising is an approximately 6-hour combination of flight and taxi. You can also do a combination of train, flight, and taxi; or drive. Traveling from Montreal in August, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit cooler in Munising, with lows of 16°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Sat) early enough to travel to Empire.

Things to do in Munising

Parks Nature Wildlife
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Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore ©
Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore
Munising Falls ©
Munising Falls
Sand Point Beach ©
Sand Point Beach

2
nights
Empire

Empire ©
Empire is a village in Leelanau County in the U.S. Kick off your visit on the 18th (Sun): enjoy the sand and surf at Lake Michigan Beach Park, get to know the fascinating history of Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore, and then stop by Cherry Republic of Glen Arbor. On your second day here, kick back and relax at First Street Beach, stroll through Frankfort Beach, and then view the masterpieces at Ellie Harold Art Studio & Gallery.

For reviews, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Empire holiday builder website .

Traveling by combination of car and ferry from Munising to Empire takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus. In August, daytime highs in Empire are 28°C, while nighttime lows are 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Mon) so you can drive to Holland.

Things to do in Empire

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Frankfort, Cherry Republic of Glen Arbor, First Street Beach
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Cherry Republic of Glen Arbor
Cherry Republic of Glen Arbor

3
nights
Holland

Holland ©
Holland is a city in the western region of the Lower Peninsula of the U.S. Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Holland State Park Beach and Pere Marquette Park. Venture out of the city with trips to Saint Joseph (Whirlpool Compass Fountain & Silver Beach County Park), Gilmore Car Museum (in Hickory Corners) and Silver Lake State Park Pedestrian Dune Access (in Hart). The adventure continues: enjoy the sand and surf at Oval Beach and tour the pleasant surroundings at Upper Macatawa Cycling Trails.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Holland holiday planner.

Drive from Empire to Holland in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi, bus, and train; or take a bus. August in Holland sees daily highs of 31°C and lows of 18°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Thu) to allow time to drive to Frankenmuth.

Things to do in Holland

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Saint Joseph, Silver Lake State Park Pedestrian Dune Access, Gilmore Car Museum, Oval Beach, Pere Marquette Park
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Holland State Park Beach ©
Holland State Park Beach
Gilmore Car Museum ©
Gilmore Car Museum

1
night
Frankenmuth

Frankenmuth ©
Frankenmuth is a city in Saginaw County in the U.S. Start off your visit on the 23rd (Fri): revel in the low prices at Birch Run Premium Outlets, then pause for some serene contemplation at St. Lorenz Lutheran Church, then stop by Bronner's Christmas Wonderland, and finally buy something for everyone on your list at Frankenmuth River Place Shops.

For more things to do, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Frankenmuth online travel route planner .

Getting from Holland to Frankenmuth by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a bus. August in Frankenmuth sees daily highs of 30°C and lows of 17°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Fri) early enough to go by car to Dearborn.

Things to do in Frankenmuth

Shopping Historic Sites

Side Trip

Birch Run Premium Outlets
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Bronner's Christmas Wonderland ©
Bronner's Christmas Wonderland
Frankenmuth River Place Shops ©
Frankenmuth River Place Shops
Birch Run Premium Outlets ©
Birch Run Premium Outlets

2
nights
Dearborn

Dearborn ©
Dearborn sits as part of the Detroit metropolitan area and was the home of Henry Ford.
Start off your visit on the 24th (Sat): look for gifts at Block’s Stand & Greenhouse, examine the collection at Greenfield Village, then see the interesting displays at The Henry Ford, then explore the world behind art at Detroit Institute of Arts, and finally examine the collection at Motown Museum. Keep things going the next day: put a fun spin on your tour with Decode Ann Arbor, then kick back and relax at Island Lake State Recreation Area, and then pick up a one of a kind souvenir at The Town Peddler Craft and Antique Mall.

To see more things to do, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, read Dearborn trip itinerary app .

Traveling by car from Frankenmuth to Dearborn takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. Expect somewhat warmer evenings in Dearborn when traveling from Frankenmuth in August, with lows around 20°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Dearborn

Museums Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Detroit, Island Lake State Recreation Area, The Town Peddler Craft and Antique Mall, Block’s Stand & Greenhouse, Decode Ann Arbor
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The Henry Ford ©
The Henry Ford
Greenfield Village ©
Greenfield Village
Detroit Institute of Arts ©
Detroit Institute of Arts

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