13 days in Michigan Itinerary

13 days in Michigan Itinerary

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13 days in Michigan Itinerary

Start: Detroit
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Detroit
— 1 day
Fly + taxi:  4​h 30​min
2
Munising
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h 45​min
3
Copper Harbor
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h 30​min
4
Empire
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h 45​min
5
Ontonagon
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
6
Deerton
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
7
Marquette
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h
End: Detroit

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day
Detroit

Detroit ©
Founded in 1701 by a French explorer and adventurer, Detroit exerted a profound impact on the world for most of the 20th century.
Kick off your visit on the 10th (Sat): step off the mainland to explore Belle Isle Park, then explore the world behind art at Detroit Institute of Arts, then steep yourself in history at Motown Museum, and finally enjoy breathtaking views from GM Renaissance Center.

To see photos, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Detroit itinerary website .

The Route module can give you travel options from your home to Detroit. In August, daily temperatures in Detroit can reach 81°F, while at night they dip to 64°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Sat) so you can travel to Munising.

Things to do in Detroit

Nature Parks Museums
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Detroit Institute of Arts ©
Detroit Institute of Arts
Motown Museum ©
Motown Museum
Belle Isle Park ©
Belle Isle Park

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Munising

Munising ©
Munising is a city on the southern shore of Lake Superior on the Upper Peninsula of the U.S. On the 11th (Sun), take in the dramatic scenery at Munising Falls and then stroll around Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Munising route planner.

Getting from Detroit to Munising by combination of flight and taxi takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and car; or drive. Traveling from Detroit in August, things will get little chillier in Munising: highs are around 74°F and lows about 57°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Sun) early enough to drive to Copper Harbor.

Things to do in Munising

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Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore ©
Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore
Munising Falls ©
Munising Falls

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Copper Harbor

Copper Harbor ©
Copper Harbor is an unincorporated community and census-designated place in northeastern Keweenaw County in the U.S. Start off your visit on the 12th (Mon): admire all the interesting features of Fort Wilkins State Park, then admire the sheer force of Manganese Falls, then look for all kinds of wild species at Estivant Pines Nature Sanctuary, and finally admire the sheer force of Eagle River Falls.

For photos, reviews, maps, and tourist information, go to the Copper Harbor road trip tool .

You can drive from Munising to Copper Harbor in 5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 71°F in August, and nighttime lows around 58°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Empire.

Things to do in Copper Harbor

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trip

Eagle River Falls
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Fort Wilkins State Park ©
Fort Wilkins State Park
Eagle River Falls ©
Eagle River Falls
Manganese Falls ©
Manganese Falls

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Empire

Empire ©
Empire is a village in Leelanau County in the U.S. Kick off your visit on the 13th (Tue): hike along Empire Bluff Trail, then explore and take pictures at Pierce Stocking Scenic Drive, and then indulge your thirst for a good beer at Lake Ann Brewing Company.

For photos, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Empire vacation planner.

Traveling by car from Copper Harbor to Empire takes 8.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight. In August, daily temperatures in Empire can reach 75°F, while at night they dip to 58°F. On the 14th (Wed), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Ontonagon.

Things to do in Empire

Outdoors Parks Scenic Drive

Side Trip

Lake Ann Brewing Company
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Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore ©
Lake Ann Brewing Company ©
Lake Ann Brewing Company

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Ontonagon

Ontonagon ©
Ontonagon is a village in the U.S. On the 15th (Thu), contemplate the waterfront views at Lake of the Clouds, delve into the lush surroundings at Porcupine Mountains State Park, and then get to know the fascinating history of Main Overlook. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: go deep underground at Adventure Mining Company and then take in the dramatic scenery at Bond Falls.

To see where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Ontonagon trip maker .

Traveling by car from Empire to Ontonagon takes 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight. In August in Ontonagon, expect temperatures between 73°F during the day and 55°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 17th (Sat) to allow time for travel to Deerton.

Things to do in Ontonagon

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Adventure Mining Company, Copper Peak
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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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Deerton

Deerton ©
Onota Township is a civil township of Alger County in the U.S. You've now added Laughing Whitefish Falls State Park to your itinerary. Keep things going the next day: head outdoors with Kimar's Charters, explore the fascinating underground world of Eben Ice Caves and Canyon Falls & Gorge, and then stroll around Laughing Whitefish Falls State Park.

To see reviews, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Deerton trip itinerary maker tool .

You can drive from Ontonagon to Deerton in 2.5 hours. In August in Deerton, expect temperatures between 73°F during the day and 53°F at night. You will leave for Marquette on the 20th (Tue).

Things to do in Deerton

Nature Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Kimar's Charters, Eben Ice Caves and Canyon Falls & Gorge
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Laughing Whitefish Falls State Park ©
Kimar's Charters ©
Kimar's Charters

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Marquette

Marquette ©
Marquette is a city in the U.S. You've now added Marquette Golf Club to your itinerary. On the 21st (Wed), wander the streets of Downtown Marquette, then play a few rounds at Marquette Golf Club, then walk around Presque Isle Park, and finally take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Sugarloaf Mountain. On your second day here, take in the dramatic natural features at Upper Peninsula, view the masterpieces at Lakenenland Sculpture Park, then experience rural life at Jilbert Dairy, and finally take in the dramatic scenery at Yellow Dog Falls.

For reviews, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Marquette day trip website .

Marquette is just a short distance from Deerton. In August in Marquette, expect temperatures between 73°F during the day and 53°F at night. On the 23rd (Fri), you'll travel back home.

Things to do in Marquette

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Upper Peninsula, Yellow Dog Falls
Highlights from your plan
Presque Isle Park ©
Presque Isle Park
Sugarloaf Mountain ©
Sugarloaf Mountain
Marquette Golf Club ©
Marquette Golf Club

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