4 days in Michigan Itinerary

4 days in Michigan Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Michigan trip itinerary maker

©
This plan was created by another user.  Make it your plan

Route & dates

4 days in Michigan Itinerary

Start: New York City
Fly:  4​h 30​min
1
Dearborn
— 1 night
+3
Fly + taxi + bus + ferry:  5​h
2
Mackinac Island
— 1 night
ferry + bus:  4​h 45​min
3
Empire
— 1 night
Fly + foot:  5​h 15​min
End: New York City

1
night
Dearborn

Dearborn ©
Dearborn sits as part of the Detroit metropolitan area and was the home of Henry Ford.
Kick off your visit on the 20th (Fri): partake in some friendly competition at Decode Ann Arbor. On the 21st (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: examine the collection at Greenfield Village, then examine the collection at The Henry Ford, then admire the masterpieces at Detroit Institute of Arts, and finally contemplate the long history of Motown Museum.

To see photos, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Dearborn travel planner .

New York City to Dearborn is an approximately 4.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. Plan for a bit cooler temperatures traveling from New York City in September, with highs in Dearborn at 75°F and lows at 58°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sat) so you can travel to Mackinac Island.

Things to do in Dearborn

Museums Fun & Games Historic Sites

Side Trips

Detroit, Decode Ann Arbor
Highlights from your plan
The Henry Ford ©
The Henry Ford
Greenfield Village ©
Greenfield Village
Detroit Institute of Arts ©
Detroit Institute of Arts

1
night
Mackinac Island

Mackinac Island ©
Mackinac Island is a city in Mackinac County in the U.S. Kick off your visit on the 22nd (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.

Ask Inspirock to suggest an itinerary and make planning a trip to Mackinac Island fast, fun, and easy.

You can do a combination of flight, bus, and ferry from Dearborn to Mackinac Island in 5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and ferry; or do a combination of bus and ferry. Traveling from Dearborn in September, you will find days in Mackinac Island are slightly colder (67°F), and nights are about the same (54°F). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sun) early enough to travel to Empire.

Things to do in Mackinac Island

Nature Parks Museums
Highlights from your plan
Arch Rock ©
Arch Rock
Mackinac Island State Park ©
Mackinac Island State Park
Fort Mackinac ©
Fort Mackinac

1
night
Empire

Empire ©
Empire is a village in Leelanau County in the U.S. On the 23rd (Mon), visit a coastal fixture at Point Betsie Lighthouse, admire all the interesting features of Pierce Stocking Scenic Drive, and then look for all kinds of wild species at Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore.

Quickly create a custom-made itinerary for Empire using our trip planner.

Getting from Mackinac Island to Empire by combination of ferry and bus takes about 5 hours. In September, plan for daily highs up to 71°F, and evening lows to 53°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Mon) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Empire

Historic Sites Nature Wildlife

Side Trip

Point Betsie Lighthouse
Highlights from your plan
Point Betsie Lighthouse ©
Point Betsie Lighthouse

Similar Plans

6 days in Michigan BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES August, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife, hidden gems PREFERENCES: August, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Hidden gems PACE: Medium 7 days in Milwaukee & Michigan BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES August, teens, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife, popular sights PREFERENCES: August, teens, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 6 days in Michigan BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES October, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife, hidden gems PREFERENCES: October, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Hidden gems PACE: Medium 7 days in Michigan BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES August, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, hidden gems PREFERENCES: August, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites ATTRACTION STYLE: Hidden gems PACE: Medium 3 days in Michigan BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES August, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife, fast-paced, popular sights PREFERENCES: August, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Fast-paced 7 days in Michigan BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES September, outdoors, historic sites, museums, slow & easy, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: September, outdoors, historic sites, museums ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Slow & easy 6 days in Michigan BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES August, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: August, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 5 days in Michigan BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES August, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, shopping, popular sights PREFERENCES: August, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, shopping ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 5 days in Michigan BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES August, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, wildlife, popular sights PREFERENCES: August, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 9 days in Michigan BY A USER FROM CANADA August, teens, kids, culture, outdoors, beaches, shopping, wildlife, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: August, teens, kids, culture, outdoors, beaches, shopping, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 15 days in Michigan BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES August, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, museums, wildlife, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: August, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, museums, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 6 days in Michigan BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES August, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, wildlife, popular sights PREFERENCES: August, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium
View more plans