4 days in Michigan Itinerary

4 days in Michigan Itinerary

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Make it your trip
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Detroit
— 1 day
Fly to Pellston, Ferry to Mackinac Island
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Mackinac Island
— 1 night
Ferry
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Saint Ignace
— 1 night
Drive
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Munising
— 1 night
Taxi to Marquette, Fly to Detroit

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Detroit

— 1 day

The Motor City

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 30th (Fri): browse the exhibits of Motown Museum, see the interesting displays at Greenfield Village, then examine the collection at The Henry Ford, and finally admire the masterpieces at Detroit Institute of Arts.

For ratings, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Detroit travel route builder.

The Route module can give you travel options from your home to Detroit. In August, plan for daily highs up to 81°F, and evening lows to 64°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Fri) early enough to travel to Mackinac Island.

Things to do in Detroit

Museums · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Mackinac Island

— 1 night
Mackinac Island is a city in Mackinac County in the U.S. On the 31st (Sat), admire the majestic nature at Mackinac Island State Park, then take in the dramatic natural features at Arch Rock, and then brush up on your military savvy at Fort Mackinac.

To see where to stay, maps, reviews, and tourist information, use the Mackinac Island trip maker site.

You can do a combination of flight and ferry from Detroit to Mackinac Island in 6 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus and ferry; or do a combination of bus and ferry. Traveling from Detroit in August, things will get a bit cooler in Mackinac Island: highs are around 72°F and lows about 59°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Sat) to allow time to ride a ferry to Saint Ignace.

Things to do in Mackinac Island

Parks · Nature · Museums · Tours

Saint Ignace

— 1 night
Saint Ignace, usually written as St. Start off your visit on the 1st (Sun): explore the galleries of Old Mackinac Point Lighthouse, then delve into the distant past with Colonial Michilimackinac, then snap pictures at Mackinac Bridge, and finally take some stellar pictures from Castle Rock.

Plan my day in Saint Ignace using traveler tips and tourist information provided by Inspirock.

Getting from Mackinac Island to Saint Ignace by ferry takes about an hour. August in Saint Ignace sees daily highs of 72°F and lows of 59°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Sun) so you can drive to Munising.

Things to do in Saint Ignace

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Tours

Side Trip

Munising

— 1 night
Munising is a city on the southern shore of Lake Superior on the Upper Peninsula of the U.S. On the 2nd (Mon), admire the sheer force of Munising Falls and then explore the striking landscape of Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore.

For more things to do, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Munising trip planner.

You can drive from Saint Ignace to Munising in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi. In September, daily temperatures in Munising can reach 71°F, while at night they dip to 53°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Mon) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Munising

Parks · Nature · Wildlife

Michigan travel guide

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Specialty Museums · Gift & Specialty Shops · State Parks
Great Lakes State
A state inextricably tied to its waterways, Michigan does water activities better than almost any other place in the country. Things to do in the state include numerous opportunities to swim, fish, sail, motorboat, and canoe. The country's only state to stretch over two peninsulas, Michigan features a long freshwater coastline. In a land of nearly 65,000 inland lakes and ponds, you can never be too far from a natural water source. Michigan's major claim to fame is its status as the center of the U.S. automotive industry, with the Detroit metropolitan area housing the country's three major car manufacturers. The city is also a major center of culture, the birthplace of the Motown Sound, and the home of several museums and other tourist attractions. Farther from the big urban centers, Michigan offers visitors a world of apple and cherry orchards, rustic villages, and picturesque vineyards.