15 days in Michigan Itinerary

15 days in Michigan Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Detroit
— 2 nights
2
Dearborn
— 1 night
3
Grand Haven
— 2 nights
4
Empire
— 2 nights
5
Mackinac Island
— 2 nights
6
Munising
— 2 nights
7
Hancock
— Few hours
8
Isle Royale National Park
— 2 nights
9
Hancock
— Few hours

2
nights
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.
Start off your visit on the 19th (Fri): examine the collection at Detroit Historical Museum and then admire the natural beauty at Edsel & Eleanor Ford House. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: get advice or help at Charles H. Wright Museum of African American History, explore the galleries of Motown Museum, steep yourself in history at The Ford Piquette Avenue Plant, thenexplore the world behind art at Detroit Institute of Arts, thenstep off the mainland to explore Belle Isle Park, and finally take a leisurely stroll along Detroit RiverFront.

For where to stay, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, use the Detroit day trip planner.

Dubuque to Detroit is an approximately 5.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of bus, subway, and train. The time zone difference when traveling from Dubuque to Detroit is 1 hour. In July, daily temperatures in Detroit can reach °F, while at night they dip to °F. You will have some time to spend on the 21st (Sun) before leaving for Dearborn.

Things to do in Detroit

Museums Parks Historic Sites

Side Trip

Edsel & Eleanor Ford House
Highlights from your plan
Detroit Institute of Arts ©
Detroit Institute of Arts
Motown Museum ©
Motown Museum
The Ford Piquette Avenue Plant ©
The Ford Piquette Avenue Plant

1
night
Dearborn

Dearborn ©
Dearborn sits as part of the Detroit metropolitan area and was the home of Henry Ford.
Start off your visit on the 21st (Sun): browse the different shops at The Town Peddler Craft and Antique Mall, contemplate the long history of Franklin Cider Mill, thenexamine the collection at Automotive Hall of Fame, thensee the interesting displays at The Henry Ford, and finally see the interesting displays at Greenfield Village.

To see traveler tips, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Dearborn road trip app.

Dearborn is very close to Detroit. Expect a daytime high around °F in July, and nighttime lows around °F. On the 22nd (Mon), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Grand Haven.

Things to do in Dearborn

Museums Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

Zap Zone, Franklin Cider Mill, The Town Peddler Craft and Antique Mall, Heritage Park
Highlights from your plan
The Henry Ford ©
The Henry Ford
Greenfield Village ©
Greenfield Village
Franklin Cider Mill ©
Franklin Cider Mill

2
nights
Grand Haven

Grand Haven ©
Grand Haven is a city in the U.S. On the 22nd (Mon), kick back and relax at Oval Beach, thenpause for some serene contemplation at Ninth Street Christian Reformed Church, thenstroll through Holland State Park Beach, and finally enjoy the sea views from Grand Haven Lighthouse and Pier. Keep things going the next day: immerse yourself in nature at Grand Haven State Park, get some thrills on the water with a speed boat tour, thenexamine the collection at USS Silversides Submarine Museum, and finally find something for the whole family at Michigan's Adventure.

To find where to stay, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Grand Haven trip planner.

Traveling by car from Dearborn to Grand Haven takes 3 hours. In July, plan for daily highs up to °F, and evening lows to °F. You'll have a few hours on the 24th (Wed) to wrap things up before traveling to Empire.

Things to do in Grand Haven

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Muskegon, Holland, Oval Beach
Highlights from your plan
Oval Beach ©
Oval Beach
Holland State Park Beach ©
Holland State Park Beach
Grand Haven Lighthouse and Pier ©
Grand Haven Lighthouse and Pier

2
nights
Empire

Empire ©
Empire is a village in Leelanau County in the U.S. Kick off your visit on the 24th (Wed): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore, hike along Empire Bluff Trail, and then kick back and relax at Lake Michigan Beach Park. On the next day, cruise along Pierce Stocking Scenic Drive, kick back and relax at Elberta Beach, shop like a local with Ellie Harold Art Studio & Gallery, thenenjoy the sea views from Point Betsie Lighthouse, and finally get a taste of local nightlife at Lake Ann Brewing Company.

To find reviews, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Empire online tour planner.

Traveling by car from Grand Haven to Empire takes 2.5 hours. Traveling from Grand Haven in July, you will find days in Empire are a bit cooler (°F), and nights are about the same (°F). Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Mackinac Island.

Things to do in Empire

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Frankfort, Elberta Beach, Lake Ann Brewing Company
Highlights from your plan
Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore ©
Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore
Point Betsie Lighthouse ©
Point Betsie Lighthouse
Lake Ann Brewing Company ©
Lake Ann Brewing Company

2
nights
Mackinac Island

Mackinac Island ©
Mackinac Island is a city in Mackinac County in the U.S. Escape the urban bustle at Arch Rock and The Original Mackinac Island Butterfly House & Insect World. Appreciate the collections at Fort Mackinac and The Richard and Jane Manoogian Mackinac Art Museum. There's lots more to do: admire the majestic nature at Mackinac Island State Park, enjoy the sea views from Round Island Lighthouse, don't miss a visit to Fort Holmes, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Trinity Church.

For photos, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Mackinac Island trip itinerary planning website.

Traveling by combination of taxi and bus from Empire to Mackinac Island takes 5.5 hours. In July, daytime highs in Mackinac Island are °F, while nighttime lows are °F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Sun) so you can travel to Munising.

Things to do in Mackinac Island

Parks Outdoors Nature
Highlights from your plan
Fort Mackinac ©
Fort Mackinac
Arch Rock ©
Arch Rock
Mackinac Island State Park ©
Mackinac Island State Park

2
nights
Munising

Munising ©
Munising is a city on the southern shore of Lake Superior on the Upper Peninsula of the U.S. For more things to do, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Munising online tour itinerary maker.

Do a combination of bus and car from Mackinac Island to Munising in 7 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi. July in Munising sees daily highs of °F and lows of °F at night. You'll have a few hours on the 30th (Tue) to wrap things up before traveling to Hancock.

Things to do in Munising

Parks Nature Museums
Highlights from your plan
Miners Falls ©
Miners Falls
Munising Falls ©
Munising Falls
Wagner Falls ©
Wagner Falls

few
hours
Hancock

Hancock ©
Hancock is a city in Houghton County, Michigan, United States and is located on Copper Island, which is part of the Keweenaw Peninsula, on the Keweenaw Waterway directly opposite Houghton, Michigan. Kick off your visit on the 30th (Tue): steep yourself in history at Quincy Mine, immerse yourself in nature at McLain State Park, and then stop by Copper World.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, read Hancock online trip planner.

Drive from Munising to Hancock in 3 hours. In July, daytime highs in Hancock are °F, while nighttime lows are °F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Tue) so you can travel to Isle Royale National Park.

Things to do in Hancock

Historic Sites Parks Nature

Side Trip

Copper World
Highlights from your plan
Quincy Mine ©
Quincy Mine
McLain State Park ©
McLain State Park
Copper World ©
Copper World

2
nights
Isle Royale National Park

Isle Royale National Park ©
Isolated by its location in the northern reaches of Lake Superior, Isle Royale National Park treats its visitors to a wilderness of second-growth forests, clear lakes, and rugged coastline inhabited by moose, wolves, otters, and foxes.
On the 31st (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: hike along Greenstone Ridge Trail, get a new perspective on nature at Pete Edisen Fishery, thenenjoy the sea views from Rock Island Lighthouse, thenget to know the fascinating history of Scoville Point, and finally take a stroll through Rock Harbor.

To see photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Isle Royale National Park visit planning tool.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Hancock to Isle Royale National Park. Traveling from Hancock in July, Isle Royale National Park is little chillier at night with lows of °F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Thu) to allow time to travel to Hancock.

Things to do in Isle Royale National Park

Parks Trails Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Greenstone Ridge Trail ©
Greenstone Ridge Trail
Scoville Point ©
Scoville Point
Rock Island Lighthouse ©
Rock Island Lighthouse

few
hours
Hancock

Hancock
To see reviews, maps, and other tourist information, use the Hancock travel itinerary planner.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Isle Royale National Park to Hancock. Traveling from Isle Royale National Park in August, plan for somewhat warmer nights in Hancock, with lows around °F. On the 1st (Thu), you'll travel back home.

Things to do in Hancock

Parks Historic Sites Nature

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