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.
Kick off your visit on the 13th (Fri): steep yourself in history at Motown Museum, then examine the collection at Greenfield Village, then see the interesting displays at The Henry Ford, and finally explore the world behind art at Detroit Institute of Arts.

To see traveler tips, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Detroit visit planning tool .

The Route module can give you travel options from your home to Detroit. September in Detroit sees daily highs of 75°F and lows of 58°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Fri) to allow time to 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 14th (Sat): visit a coastal fixture at Point Betsie Lighthouse, then take a memorable drive along Pierce Stocking Scenic Drive, and then get to know the fascinating history of Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore.

For other places to visit, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Empire visit planner.

You can fly from Detroit to Empire in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect little chillier evenings in Empire when traveling from Detroit in September, with lows around 53°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sat) so you can travel to Mackinac Island.

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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Mackinac Island

Mackinac Island ©
Mackinac Island is a city in Mackinac County in the U.S. On the 15th (Sun), 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.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, read Mackinac Island trip maker tool .

You can do a combination of bus and ferry from Empire to Mackinac Island in 5 hours. In September, daily temperatures in Mackinac Island can reach 67°F, while at night they dip to 54°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (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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