3 days in Michigan Itinerary

3 days in Michigan Itinerary

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3 days in Michigan Itinerary

Start: Indianapolis
Fly:  3​h 45​min
1
Dearborn
— Few hours
+3
Fly + taxi + bus + ferry:  5​h
2
Mackinac Island
— 1 night
ferry + bus:  4​h 45​min
3
Empire
— 1 night
Fly:  6​h
End: Indianapolis

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Dearborn

Dearborn ©
Dearborn sits as part of the Detroit metropolitan area and was the home of Henry Ford.
On the 7th (Mon), see the interesting displays at The Henry Ford and then see the interesting displays at Greenfield Village.

To find photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Dearborn day trip planning tool .

Indianapolis to Dearborn is an approximately 4-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of bus and flight. In October, plan for daily highs up to 63°F, and evening lows to 48°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Mon) early enough to travel to Mackinac Island.

Things to do in Dearborn

Museums
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The Henry Ford ©
The Henry Ford
Greenfield Village ©
Greenfield Village

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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 8th (Tue): learn about all things military at Fort Mackinac, then admire the majestic nature at Mackinac Island State Park, and then take in the dramatic natural features at Arch Rock.

For where to stay, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Mackinac Island trip itinerary website .

Do a combination of flight, bus, and ferry from Dearborn to Mackinac Island in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and ferry; or do a combination of bus and ferry. In October, Mackinac Island is a bit cooler than Dearborn - with highs of 55°F and lows of 43°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Tue) 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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night
Empire

Empire ©
Empire is a village in Leelanau County in the U.S. Kick off your visit on the 9th (Wed): take a memorable drive along Pierce Stocking Scenic Drive and then appreciate the extensive heritage of Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore.

To find photos, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Empire trip itinerary maker tool .

Do a combination of ferry and bus from Mackinac Island to Empire in 5 hours. In October, daily temperatures in Empire can reach 59°F, while at night they dip to 43°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Wed) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Empire

Scenic Drive Wildlife Historic Sites
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