14 days in Michigan Itinerary

14 days in Michigan Itinerary

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Drive
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Dearborn
— 2 nights
Fly to Pellston, Ferry to Mackinac Island
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Mackinac Island
— 2 nights
Ferry
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Mackinaw City
— 3 nights
Drive
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Copper Harbor
— 3 nights
Drive
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Ludington
— 2 nights
Drive

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Dearborn

— 2 nights
Dearborn sits as part of the Detroit metropolitan area and was the home of Henry Ford.
Visit The Ford Piquette Avenue Plant and Edsel & Eleanor Ford House for their historical value. Museum-lovers will appreciate The Henry Ford and Motown Museum. Venture out of the city with trips to Crossroads Village & Huckleberry Railroad (in Flint) and Fort Gratiot Lighthouse (in Port Huron). There's lots more to do: examine the collection at Greenfield Village, explore the world behind art at Detroit Institute of Arts, browse the different shops at Somerset Collection, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Old St. Mary's Church.

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Detroit to Dearborn is an approximately half hour car ride. You can also take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 79°F in June, and nighttime lows around 61°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Wed) early enough to travel to Mackinac Island.

Things to do in Dearborn

Museums · Historic Sites · Shopping · Parks

Side Trips

Mackinac Island

— 2 nights
Mackinac Island is a city in Mackinac County in the U.S. Kick off your visit on the 20th (Thu): steep yourself in history at Biddle House, explore the striking landscape at Arch Rock, stop by Island House Bike Shop, learn about all things military at Fort Mackinac, then steep yourself in history at Fort Holmes, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at St Anne's Catholic Church. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 21st (Fri): pause for some serene contemplation at Trinity Church, admire the majestic nature at Mackinac Island State Park, then trot along with a tour on horseback, and finally examine the collection at The Richard and Jane Manoogian Mackinac Art Museum.

To find photos, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Mackinac Island holiday planner.

You can do a combination of flight and ferry from Dearborn to Mackinac Island in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and ferry; or do a combination of bus and ferry. Traveling from Dearborn in June, expect Mackinac Island to be slightly colder, temps between 67°F and 51°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Fri) so you can ride a ferry to Mackinaw City.

Things to do in Mackinac Island

Historic Sites · Nature · Parks · Tours

Mackinaw City

— 3 nights
Mackinaw City is a village in Emmet and Cheboygan counties in the U.S. Get some historical perspective at Point Iroquois Lighthouse and Seul Choix Point Lighthouse. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Historic Mill Creek Discovery Park and Icebreaker Mackinaw Maritime Museum Inc.. Get out of town with these interesting Mackinaw City side-trips: Cross In The Woods National Shrine (in Indian River) and Grand Traverse Lighthouse Museum (in Northport). There's still lots to do: get engrossed in the history at Mackinaw Bridge Museum, stroll around Bridge View Park, and see the interesting displays at Museum of Ojibwa Culture.

To see where to stay, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, use the Mackinaw City day trip planning app.

Getting from Mackinac Island to Mackinaw City by ferry takes about an hour. In June, daily temperatures in Mackinaw City can reach 67°F, while at night they dip to 51°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Mon) early enough to travel to Copper Harbor.

Things to do in Mackinaw City

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks

Side Trips

Copper Harbor

— 3 nights
Copper Harbor is an unincorporated community and census-designated place in northeastern Keweenaw County in the U.S. Your inner history buff will appreciate Quincy Mine and Keweenaw National Historical Park. Let the collections at Mineral Museum of Michigan and Eagle Harbor Lighthouse and Museums capture your imagination. Go for a jaunt from Copper Harbor to Eagle Harbor to see The Jampot about 34 minutes away. There's lots more to do: enjoy the sea views from Fort Wilkins State Park, discover the riches below the earth's surface at Delaware Copper MineTours, and identify plant and animal life at Estivant Pines Nature Sanctuary.

To find ratings, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Copper Harbor planner.

You can drive from Mackinaw City to Copper Harbor in 6 hours. June in Copper Harbor sees daily highs of 65°F and lows of 48°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Thu) early enough to travel to Ludington.

Things to do in Copper Harbor

Historic Sites · Parks · Nature · Museums

Side Trips

Ludington

— 2 nights
Ludington is a city in the state of Michigan. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Little Sable Point Lighthouse and Ludington North Breakwater Light. Point Betsie Lighthouse and Hackley and Hume Historic Site will appeal to history buffs. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Ludington: Muskegon (USS Silversides Submarine Museum & USS LST 393), Manistee North Pierhead Lighthouse (in Manistee) and White River Light Station Museum (in Whitehall). There's more to do: enjoy the sea views from Big Sable Point Lighthouse and look for gifts at The Jam Farm.

To see reviews, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Ludington tour planning site.

Traveling by car from Copper Harbor to Ludington takes 9.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight. Traveling from Copper Harbor in June, you will find days in Ludington are a bit warmer (73°F), and nights are about the same (53°F). Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Sun) so you can drive back home.

Things to do in Ludington

Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping

Side Trips

Michigan travel guide

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Specialty Museums · Gift & Specialty Shops · State Parks
Great Lakes State
A state inextricably tied to its waterways, Michigan does water activities better than almost any other place in the country. Things to do in the state include numerous opportunities to swim, fish, sail, motorboat, and canoe. The country's only state to stretch over two peninsulas, Michigan features a long freshwater coastline. In a land of nearly 65,000 inland lakes and ponds, you can never be too far from a natural water source. Michigan's major claim to fame is its status as the center of the U.S. automotive industry, with the Detroit metropolitan area housing the country's three major car manufacturers. The city is also a major center of culture, the birthplace of the Motown Sound, and the home of several museums and other tourist attractions. Farther from the big urban centers, Michigan offers visitors a world of apple and cherry orchards, rustic villages, and picturesque vineyards.