11 days in Michigan Itinerary

11 days in Michigan Itinerary

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11 days in Michigan Itinerary

Start: Green Bay
Fly + taxi:  4​h
1
Frankenmuth
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 45​min
2
Dearborn
— 1 night
+3
Fly + taxi + bus + ferry:  5​h
3
Mackinac Island
— 2 nights
ferry + bus:  4​h 45​min
4
Empire
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h
5
Hart
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
6
Holland
— 3 nights
Drive + ferry:  5​h 30​min
End: Green Bay

1
night
Frankenmuth

Frankenmuth ©
Frankenmuth is a city in Saginaw County in the U.S. Start off your visit on the 25th (Thu): learn about winemaking at St. Julians Winery, then explore the fascinating landscape at Zak And Macs Chocolate Haus, and then see the interesting displays at Frankenmuth Lager Mill. On the next day, walk around Wilkommen Park, steep yourself in history at Crossroads Village & Huckleberry Railroad, then stop by Bronner's Christmas Wonderland, then learn about all things military at Michigan Heroes Museum, and finally buy something for everyone on your list at Frankenmuth River Place Shops.

To see photos, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Frankenmuth road trip planner.

Green Bay to Frankenmuth is an approximately 4-hour combination of flight and taxi. You can also fly; or do a combination of ferry and car. The time zone difference when traveling from Green Bay to Frankenmuth is 1 hour. Expect a daytime high around 80°F in July, and nighttime lows around 60°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Dearborn.

Things to do in Frankenmuth

Shopping Museums Historic Sites

Side Trip

Crossroads Village & Huckleberry Railroad
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Bronner's Christmas Wonderland ©
Bronner's Christmas Wonderland
Frankenmuth River Place Shops ©
Frankenmuth River Place Shops

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 27th (Sat): see the interesting displays at Greenfield Village, see the interesting displays at The Henry Ford, then take in the exciting artwork at The Heidelberg Project, then shop like a local with Greektown, and finally steep yourself in history at Motown Museum.

To find photos, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, read Dearborn tour planning app .

Getting from Frankenmuth to Dearborn by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: fly; or take a bus. In July, daily temperatures in Dearborn can reach 82°F, while at night they dip to 65°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Sat) early enough to travel to Mackinac Island.

Things to do in Dearborn

Museums Shopping Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Detroit
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Greenfield Village ©
Greenfield Village
The Henry Ford ©
The Henry Ford
Motown Museum ©
Motown Museum

2
nights
Mackinac Island

Mackinac Island ©
Mackinac Island is a city in Mackinac County in the U.S. Start off your visit on the 28th (Sun): immerse yourself in nature at Mackinac Island State Park, explore the striking landscape at Arch Rock, then deepen your knowledge of military history at Fort Mackinac, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Trinity Church. Here are some ideas for day two: play a few rounds at Jewel Golf Course, steep yourself in history at Fort Holmes, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at St Anne's Catholic Church, then identify plant and animal life at The Original Mackinac Island Butterfly House & Insect World, and finally contemplate the long history of Biddle House.

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Traveling by combination of flight, bus, and ferry from Dearborn to Mackinac Island takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and ferry; or do a combination of bus and ferry. Plan for a bit cooler temperatures traveling from Dearborn in July, with highs in Mackinac Island at 73°F and lows at 58°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 29th (Mon) so you can travel to Empire.

Things to do in Mackinac Island

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

1
night
Empire

Empire ©
Empire is a village in Leelanau County in the U.S. Start off your visit on the 30th (Tue): take in the exciting artwork at Ellie Harold Art Studio & Gallery, cruise along Pierce Stocking Scenic Drive, and then appreciate the extensive heritage of Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore.

For reviews, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Empire route builder .

You can do a combination of ferry and bus from Mackinac Island to Empire in 5 hours. In July, daily temperatures in Empire can reach 75°F, while at night they dip to 57°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Tue) so you can travel to Hart.

Things to do in Empire

Scenic Drive Outdoors Parks

Side Trip

Ellie Harold Art Studio & Gallery
Highlights from your plan

2
nights
Hart

Hart ©
Hart is a city in the U.S. On the 31st (Wed), enjoy the sand and surf at Stearns Park, then walk around Ludington State Park, and then stop by Dublin General Store LTD. On the 1st (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: visit a coastal fixture at Little Sable Point Lighthouse, enjoy the sand and surf at Silver Lake State Park Pedestrian Dune Access, and then visit a coastal fixture at Big Sable Point Lighthouse.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Hart day trip website .

You can drive from Empire to Hart in 2 hours. In July, daytime highs in Hart are 76°F, while nighttime lows are 57°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 1st (Thu) so you can go by car to Holland.

Things to do in Hart

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Ludington, Little Sable Point Lighthouse, Dublin General Store LTD
Highlights from your plan
Ludington State Park ©
Ludington State Park
Little Sable Point Lighthouse ©
Little Sable Point Lighthouse

3
nights
Holland

Holland ©
Holland is a city in the western region of the Lower Peninsula of the U.S. Start off your visit on the 2nd (Fri): kick back and relax at Oval Beach, view the masterpieces at Water Street Gallery, and then cast your line with a fishing tour. Here are some ideas for day two: enjoy the sand and surf at Holland State Park Beach, then explore the landscape on two wheels at Upper Macatawa Cycling Trails, and then see the interesting displays at Gilmore Car Museum.

For maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Holland itinerary maker .

You can drive from Hart to Holland in 1.5 hours. In August, plan for daily highs up to 80°F, and evening lows to 60°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 4th (Sun) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Holland

Outdoors Parks Wildlife

Side Trips

Saugatuck, Water Street Gallery, Upper Macatawa Cycling Trails, Gilmore Car Museum, South Haven Lighthouses
Highlights from your plan
Gilmore Car Museum ©
Gilmore Car Museum
Holland State Park Beach ©
Holland State Park Beach
Oval Beach ©
Oval Beach

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