3 days in Michigan Itinerary

3 days in Michigan Itinerary

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3 days in Michigan Itinerary

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

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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 23rd (Fri): contemplate the long history of Motown Museum, then examine the collection at Greenfield Village, then see the interesting displays at The Henry Ford, and finally admire the masterpieces at Detroit Institute of Arts.

For maps, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Detroit attractions planner.

Use the Route module to see travel options from your home to Detroit. In August, daytime highs in Detroit are 81°F, while nighttime lows are 64°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Fri) so you can travel to Empire.

Things to do in Detroit

Museums Historic Sites

Side Trip

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

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Empire

Empire ©
Empire is a village in Leelanau County in the U.S. Kick off your visit on the 24th (Sat): enjoy the sea views from Point Betsie Lighthouse, cruise along Pierce Stocking Scenic Drive, and then look for all kinds of wild species at Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore.

To find other places to visit, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, read Empire road trip tool .

You can fly from Detroit to Empire in 4 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from Detroit in August: high temperatures in Empire hover around 75°F and lows are around 58°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Mackinac Island.

Things to do in Empire

Historic Sites Wildlife Parks

Side Trip

Point Betsie Lighthouse
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Point Betsie Lighthouse ©
Point Betsie Lighthouse

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Mackinac Island

Mackinac Island ©
Mackinac Island is a city in Mackinac County in the U.S. Kick off your visit on the 25th (Sun): learn about all things military at Fort Mackinac, admire the majestic nature at Mackinac Island State Park, and then take in the dramatic natural features at Arch Rock.

To find reviews, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, use the Mackinac Island road trip planning app .

Traveling by combination of bus and ferry from Empire to Mackinac Island takes 5 hours. In August, daytime highs in Mackinac Island are 72°F, while nighttime lows are 59°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

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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