14 days in Michigan Itinerary

14 days in Michigan Itinerary

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14 days in Michigan Itinerary

Start: Detroit
bus:  15​min
1
Dearborn
— 2 nights
+3
Fly + taxi + bus + ferry:  5​h
2
Mackinac Island
— 2 nights
ferry:  30​min
3
Mackinaw City
— 3 nights
Drive:  4​h 30​min
4
Copper Harbor
— 3 nights
Drive:  5​h 15​min
5
Ludington
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h 15​min
End: Detroit

2
nights
Dearborn

Dearborn ©
Dearborn sits as part of the Detroit metropolitan area and was the home of Henry Ford.
Museum-lovers will get to explore Edsel & Eleanor Ford House and Greenfield Village. Your inner history buff will appreciate The Ford Piquette Avenue Plant and Fort Gratiot Lighthouse. Take a break from Dearborn with a short trip to Crossroads Village & Huckleberry Railroad in Flint, about 1h 25 min away. There's lots more to do: see the interesting displays at The Henry Ford, explore the world behind art at Detroit Institute of Arts, take in the spiritual surroundings of Old St. Mary's Church, and contemplate the long history of Motown Museum.

For traveler tips, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, read Dearborn trip planner .

Detroit to Dearborn is an approximately half hour bus ride. You can also drive. In June, plan for daily highs up to 79°F, and evening lows to 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

Side Trips

Detroit, Fort Gratiot Lighthouse, Edsel & Eleanor Ford House, Somerset Collection, Marvin's Marvelous Mechanical Museum
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The Henry Ford ©
The Henry Ford
Edsel & Eleanor Ford House ©
Edsel & Eleanor Ford House
The Ford Piquette Avenue Plant ©
The Ford Piquette Avenue Plant

2
nights
Mackinac Island

Mackinac Island
Mackinac Island is a city in Mackinac County in the U.S. On the 20th (Thu), steep yourself in history at Biddle House, take in the dramatic natural features at Arch Rock, look for gifts at Island House Bike Shop, browse the exhibits of Fort Mackinac, then contemplate the long history of Fort Holmes, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at St Anne's Catholic Church. Keep things going the next day: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Trinity Church, admire the majestic nature at Mackinac Island State Park, then take a pleasant ride with a tour on horseback, and finally examine the collection at The Richard and Jane Manoogian Mackinac Art Museum.

For other places to visit, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, read Mackinac Island online day trip planner .

Getting from Dearborn to Mackinac Island by combination of flight, bus, and ferry takes about 5 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and ferry; or do a combination of bus and ferry. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from Dearborn in June: high temperatures in Mackinac Island hover around 67°F and lows are around 51°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Fri) to allow time to ride a ferry to Mackinaw City.

Things to do in Mackinac Island

Nature Parks Museums
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Fort Holmes
Fort Holmes
St Anne's Catholic Church ©
St Anne's Catholic Church

3
nights
Mackinaw City

Mackinaw City ©
Mackinaw City is a village in Emmet and Cheboygan counties in the U.S. Museum-lovers will get to explore Mackinaw Bridge Museum and Grand Traverse Lighthouse Museum. Discover out-of-the-way places like Seul Choix Point Lighthouse and Historic Mill Creek Discovery Park. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Mackinaw City: USDA Iroquois Lighthouse (in Sault Ste. Marie) and Cross In The Woods National Shrine (in Indian River). And it doesn't end there: see the interesting displays at Icebreaker Mackinaw Maritime Museum Inc., stroll around Bridge View Park, and take an in-depth tour of Museum of Ojibwa Culture.

For traveler tips, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, go to the Mackinaw City day trip planning app .

Mackinaw City is just a short distance from Mackinac Island. June in Mackinaw City sees daily highs of 67°F and lows of 51°F at night. 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

Saint Ignace, Point Iroquois Lighthouse, Cross In The Woods National Shrine, Grand Traverse Lighthouse Museum, Seul Choix Point Lighthouse
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Historic Mill Creek Discovery Park ©
Historic Mill Creek Discovery Park
Seul Choix Point Lighthouse ©
Seul Choix Point Lighthouse
Cross In The Woods National Shrine ©
Cross In The Woods National Shrine

3
nights
Copper Harbor

Copper Harbor ©
Copper Harbor is an unincorporated community and census-designated place in northeastern Keweenaw County in the U.S. Discover out-of-the-way places like Mineral Museum of Michigan and The Jampot. Fort Wilkins State Park and Quincy Mine will appeal to history buffs. When in Copper Harbor, make a side trip to see Keweenaw National Historical Park in Calumet, approximately 44 minutes away. There's lots more to do: visit a coastal fixture at Eagle Harbor Lighthouse and Museums, identify plant and animal life at Estivant Pines Nature Sanctuary, and explore and take pictures at Delaware Copper MineTours.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Copper Harbor online trip itinerary planner .

You can drive from Mackinaw City to Copper Harbor in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. In June, plan for daily highs up to 65°F, and evening lows to 48°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Ludington.

Things to do in Copper Harbor

Historic Sites Parks Nature

Side Trips

Eagle Harbor, Delaware Copper MineTours, Mineral Museum of Michigan, Keweenaw National Historical Park, Quincy Mine
Highlights from your plan
Mineral Museum of Michigan ©
Mineral Museum of Michigan
Quincy Mine ©
Quincy Mine
Eagle Harbor Lighthouse and Museums ©

2
nights
Ludington

Ludington ©
Ludington is a city in the state of Michigan. You'll explore and learn at USS Silversides Submarine Museum and White River Light Station Museum. Discover out-of-the-way places like Ludington North Breakwater Light and Big Sable Point Lighthouse. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Ludington: Manistee North Pierhead Lighthouse (in Manistee), Little Sable Point Lighthouse (in Mears) and Point Betsie Lighthouse (in Frankfort). It doesn't end there: steep yourself in history at USS LST 393 and look for gifts at The Jam Farm.

To find other places to visit, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Ludington tour planner.

Drive from Copper Harbor to Ludington in 9.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. When traveling from Copper Harbor in June, plan for somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Ludington: temperatures range from 73°F by day to 53°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Sun) to allow time to drive back home.

Things to do in Ludington

Historic Sites Museums Shopping

Side Trips

Muskegon, Manistee North Pierhead Lighthouse, Point Betsie Lighthouse, Little Sable Point Lighthouse, White River Light Station Museum
Highlights from your plan
Point Betsie Lighthouse ©
Point Betsie Lighthouse
White River Light Station Museum ©
White River Light Station Museum
Little Sable Point Lighthouse ©
Little Sable Point Lighthouse

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