3 days in Michigan Itinerary

3 days in Michigan Itinerary

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3 days in Michigan Itinerary

Start: Flint
Drive:  1​h 15​min
1
Dearborn
— 1 day
+3
Fly + taxi + bus + ferry:  5​h
2
Mackinac Island
— 1 night
ferry + bus:  4​h 45​min
3
Empire
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 30​min
End: Flint

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Dearborn

Dearborn ©
Dearborn sits as part of the Detroit metropolitan area and was the home of Henry Ford.
Start off your visit on the 30th (Fri): examine the collection at Greenfield Village, then see the interesting displays at The Henry Ford, then explore the world behind art at Detroit Institute of Arts, and finally examine the collection at Motown Museum.

To see photos, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Dearborn travel planning site .

Flint to Dearborn is an approximately 1.5-hour car ride. In August, plan for daily highs up to 81°F, and evening lows to 64°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Fri) so you can travel to Mackinac Island.

Things to do in Dearborn

Museums Historic Sites

Side Trip

Detroit
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The Henry Ford ©
The Henry Ford
Greenfield Village ©
Greenfield Village
Detroit Institute of Arts ©
Detroit Institute of Arts

1
night
Mackinac Island

Mackinac Island ©
Mackinac Island is a city in Mackinac County in the U.S. Start off your visit on the 31st (Sat): brush up on your military savvy at Fort Mackinac, admire the majestic nature at Mackinac Island State Park, and then explore the striking landscape at Arch Rock.

Plan trip to Mackinac Island with our itinerary maker to find out where to go and what to do.

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 a bit cooler weather when traveling from Dearborn in August: high temperatures in Mackinac Island hover around 72°F and lows are around 59°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 31st (Sat) early enough to travel to Empire.

Things to do in Mackinac Island

Parks Nature Museums
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Arch Rock ©
Arch Rock
Mackinac Island State Park ©
Mackinac Island State Park
Fort Mackinac ©
Fort Mackinac

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Empire

Empire ©
Empire is a village in Leelanau County in the U.S. Kick off your visit on the 1st (Sun): get to know the fascinating history of Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore, then visit a coastal fixture at Point Betsie Lighthouse, and then explore and take pictures at Pierce Stocking Scenic Drive.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Empire trip planner .

Traveling by combination of ferry and bus from Mackinac Island to Empire takes 5 hours. In August, daily temperatures in Empire can reach 75°F, while at night they dip to 58°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Empire

Historic Sites Parks Outdoors

Side Trip

Point Betsie Lighthouse
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Point Betsie Lighthouse ©
Point Betsie Lighthouse

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