3 days in Michigan Itinerary

3 days in Michigan Itinerary

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3 days in Michigan Itinerary

Start: Los Angeles
Fly:  7​h 45​min
1
Traverse City
— 1 night
bus + ferry:  4​h 15​min
2
Mackinac Island
— 1 night
+3
ferry + bus + taxi + Fly:  5​h
3
Dearborn
— Few hours
Fly:  7​h
End: Los Angeles

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night
Traverse City

Traverse City ©
Traverse City might be well known for its huge cherry industry, but its position along Grand Traverse Bay in Lake Michigan endows it with fine scenery and a wealth of outdoor attractions.
Kick off your visit on the 14th (Fri): browse the different shops at The Village at Grand Traverse Commons.

For maps, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Traverse City trip planner .

Los Angeles to Traverse City is an approximately 8-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of train and bus. The time zone changes from Pacific Standard Time to Eastern Standard Time, which is usually a 3 hour difference. Traveling from Los Angeles in February, things will get cooler in Traverse City: highs are around 30°F and lows about 15°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 14th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Mackinac Island.

Things to do in Traverse City

Shopping Historic Sites
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The Village at Grand Traverse Commons ©

1
night
Mackinac Island

Mackinac Island ©
Mackinac Island is a city in Mackinac County in the U.S. You've now added Mackinac Island Carriage Tours to your itinerary. Kick off your visit on the 15th (Sat): take in the dramatic natural features at Arch Rock, look for gifts at The Big Store, and then catch all the local highlights with Mackinac Island Carriage Tours.

For traveler tips, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Mackinac Island road trip planning website .

Do a combination of bus and ferry from Traverse City to Mackinac Island in 4.5 hours. Expect slightly colder weather when traveling from Traverse City in February: highs in Mackinac Island hover around 24°F, while lows dip to 11°F. On the 15th (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Dearborn.

Things to do in Mackinac Island

Tours Nature Parks
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Mackinac Island Carriage Tours ©
Mackinac Island Carriage Tours
Arch Rock ©
Arch Rock
The Big Store ©
The Big Store

few
hours
Dearborn

Dearborn
Dearborn sits as part of the Detroit metropolitan area and was the home of Henry Ford.
For traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Dearborn route planning app .

Traveling by combination of ferry, bus, and flight from Mackinac Island to Dearborn takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and flight; or do a combination of ferry and bus. In February, Dearborn is a bit warmer than Mackinac Island - with highs of 34°F and lows of 20°F. On the 15th (Sat), you'll travel back home.

Things to do in Dearborn

Parks Nightlife Outdoors

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