14 days in Michigan Itinerary

14 days in Michigan Itinerary

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14 days in Michigan Itinerary

Start: Salt Lake City
Fly + taxi:  8​h 15​min
1
Munising
— 1 night
+2
Drive + bus + ferry:  6​h 15​min
2
Mackinac Island
— 1 night
ferry + bus:  4​h 45​min
3
Empire
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h
4
Hart
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 15​min
5
Holland
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
6
Frankenmuth
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
7
Dearborn
— 2 nights
Fly:  6​h
End: Salt Lake City

1
night
Munising

Munising ©
Munising is a city on the southern shore of Lake Superior on the Upper Peninsula of the U.S. On the 28th (Sun), explore the striking landscape of Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore. Keep things going the next day: enjoy the sand and surf at Sand Point Beach, then admire the sheer force of Munising Falls, and then take in the dramatic natural features at Miners Castle Rock.

For reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Munising holiday planner .

Salt Lake City to Munising is an approximately 8.5-hour combination of flight and taxi. You can also do a combination of flight and car; or drive. The time zone difference moving from Mountain Standard Time (MST) to Eastern Standard Time (EST) is 2 hours. Expect cooler weather when traveling from Salt Lake City in July: highs in Munising hover around 74°F, while lows dip to 56°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Mon) early enough to travel to Mackinac Island.

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

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night
Mackinac Island

Mackinac Island
Mackinac Island is a city in Mackinac County in the U.S. To find traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Mackinac Island trip tool .

Do a combination of car, bus, and ferry from Munising to Mackinac Island in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi, bus, and ferry. In July in Mackinac Island, expect temperatures between 73°F during the day and 58°F at night. You'll set off for Empire on the 31st (Wed).

Things to do in Mackinac Island

Outdoors Tours Shopping

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nights
Empire

Empire ©
Empire is a village in Leelanau County in the U.S. Start off your visit on the 1st (Thu): visit a coastal fixture at Point Betsie Lighthouse, then take a memorable drive along Pierce Stocking Scenic Drive, and then get to know the fascinating history of Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore. Here are some ideas for day two: enjoy the sand and surf at Lake Michigan Beach Park, then get a taste of the local shopping with Ellie Harold Art Studio & Gallery, and then hike along Empire Bluff Trail.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, read Empire day trip planning site .

You can do a combination of ferry and bus from Mackinac Island to Empire in 5 hours. In July, plan for daily highs up to 75°F, and evening lows to 57°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Fri) so you can travel to Hart.

Things to do in Empire

Parks Outdoors Historic Sites

Side Trip

Frankfort
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Point Betsie Lighthouse ©
Point Betsie Lighthouse

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Hart

Hart ©
Hart is a city in the U.S. Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Sat): visit a coastal fixture at Little Sable Point Lighthouse, kick back and relax at Silver Lake State Park, and then grab your bike and head to William Field Memorial Hart-Montague Trail.

To find more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, use the Hart trip itinerary builder site .

Drive from Empire to Hart in 2 hours. Expect a daytime high around 76°F in August, and nighttime lows around 57°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Sat) to allow time to drive to Holland.

Things to do in Hart

Parks Outdoors Trails

Side Trip

Little Sable Point Lighthouse
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Holland

Holland ©
Holland is a city in the western region of the Lower Peninsula of the U.S. Kick off your visit on the 4th (Sun): kick back and relax at Holland State Park Beach, enjoy the sea views from South Haven Lighthouses, and then kick back and relax at Oval Beach. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 5th (Mon): ski along the peaceful trails at Saugatuck Dunes State Park, browse the fresh offerings at Holland Farmers Market, and then kick back and relax at Pere Marquette Park.

For photos, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Holland vacation builder .

Traveling by car from Hart to Holland takes 1.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 80°F in August, and nighttime lows around 60°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Mon) so you can go by car to Frankenmuth.

Things to do in Holland

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Pere Marquette Park, South Haven Lighthouses, Oval Beach
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Holland State Park Beach ©
Holland State Park Beach
Oval Beach ©
Oval Beach
South Haven Lighthouses ©
South Haven Lighthouses

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nights
Frankenmuth

Frankenmuth ©
Frankenmuth is a city in Saginaw County in the U.S. Start off your visit on the 6th (Tue): brush up on your military savvy at Michigan Heroes Museum and then browse the different shops at Frankenmuth River Place Shops. Here are some ideas for day two: walk around Wilkommen Park, then steep yourself in history at Crossroads Village & Huckleberry Railroad, and then view the masterpieces at Shiawassee Arts Center.

To see reviews, photos, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Frankenmuth holiday planning tool .

Traveling by car from Holland to Frankenmuth takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In August, plan for daily highs up to 78°F, and evening lows to 58°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Dearborn.

Things to do in Frankenmuth

Museums Shopping Historic Sites

Side Trips

Crossroads Village & Huckleberry Railroad, Shiawassee Arts Center
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Shiawassee Arts Center ©
Shiawassee Arts Center
Frankenmuth River Place Shops ©
Frankenmuth River Place Shops

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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 8th (Thu): examine the collection at Greenfield Village, see the interesting displays at The Henry Ford, explore the world behind art at Detroit Institute of Arts, then view the masterpieces at Scarab Club, and finally steep yourself in history at Motown Museum. On the 9th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: contemplate the long history of The Ford Piquette Avenue Plant and then take in panoramic vistas at GM Renaissance Center.

To see other places to visit, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Dearborn trip itinerary tool .

Traveling by car from Frankenmuth to Dearborn takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. Plan for somewhat warmer nights when traveling from Frankenmuth in August since evenings lows in Dearborn dip to 64°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Dearborn

Museums Historic Sites Shopping

Side Trip

Detroit
Highlights from your plan
Greenfield Village ©
Greenfield Village
The Henry Ford ©
The Henry Ford
Detroit Institute of Arts ©
Detroit Institute of Arts

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