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
Bus + Fly:  3​h
2
Traverse City
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 30​min
3
Mackinaw City
— 1 night
+2
Bus + Taxi + Fly:  4​h 45​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 16th (Fri): steep yourself in history at The Ford Piquette Avenue Plant, examine the collection at Greenfield Village, then examine the collection at The Henry Ford, and finally explore the world behind art at Detroit Institute of Arts.

For more things to do, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, use the Detroit road trip planner .

The Route module can give you travel options from your home to Detroit. In August in Detroit, expect temperatures between 81°F during the day and 64°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Fri) early enough to travel to Traverse City.

Things to do in Detroit

Museums Historic Sites

Side Trip

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

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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 17th (Sat): examine the collection at Music House Museum, do a tasting at Bowers Harbor Vineyards, then do a tasting at Brys Estate Vineyard & Winery, and finally stop by Cherry Republic of Traverse City.

For photos, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Traverse City itinerary maker tool .

You can do a combination of bus and flight from Detroit to Traverse City in 3 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. In August, plan for daily highs up to 79°F, and evening lows to 60°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Sat) early enough to drive to Mackinaw City.

Things to do in Traverse City

Wineries Museums Shopping

Side Trip

Music House Museum
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Music House Museum ©
Music House Museum
Bowers Harbor Vineyards ©
Bowers Harbor Vineyards
Brys Estate Vineyard & Winery ©
Brys Estate Vineyard & Winery

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Mackinaw City

Mackinaw City ©
Mackinaw City is a village in Emmet and Cheboygan counties in the U.S. Kick off your visit on the 18th (Sun): steep yourself in history at Historic Mill Creek Discovery Park, take an in-depth tour of Museum of Ojibwa Culture, then take an in-depth tour of Mackinaw Bridge Museum, and finally examine the collection at Icebreaker Mackinaw Maritime Museum Inc..

To find more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Mackinaw City trip planner .

You can drive from Traverse City to Mackinaw City in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from Traverse City in August, expect nights in Mackinaw City to be about the same, around 59°F, while days are a bit cooler, around 72°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Mackinaw City

Museums Historic Sites

Side Trip

Museum of Ojibwa Culture
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Historic Mill Creek Discovery Park ©
Historic Mill Creek Discovery Park
Museum of Ojibwa Culture ©
Museum of Ojibwa Culture
Mackinaw Bridge Museum ©
Mackinaw Bridge Museum

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