4 days in Michigan Itinerary

4 days in Michigan Itinerary

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4 days in Michigan Itinerary

Start: Indianapolis
Fly:  3​h 45​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:  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), examine the collection at The Henry Ford and then see the interesting displays at Greenfield Village. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 8th (Tue): contemplate the long history of Motown Museum, admire the masterpieces at Detroit Institute of Arts, then take a leisurely stroll along Detroit RiverFront, and finally partake in some friendly competition at Decode Ann Arbor.

To find photos, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Dearborn trip planner .

Indianapolis to Dearborn is an approximately 4-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of bus and flight. In October, daily temperatures in Dearborn can reach 63°F, while at night they dip to 48°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Tue) so you can travel to Mackinac Island.

Things to do in Dearborn

Museums Fun & Games Historic Sites

Side Trips

Detroit, Decode Ann Arbor
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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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Mackinac Island

Mackinac Island ©
Mackinac Island is a city in Mackinac County in the U.S. Start off your visit on the 9th (Wed): 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 reviews, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Mackinac Island trip planner .

Traveling by combination of flight, bus, and ferry from Dearborn to Mackinac Island takes 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 little chillier than Dearborn - with highs of 55°F and lows of 43°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Wed) to allow enough time 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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Empire

Empire ©
Empire is a village in Leelanau County in the U.S. Start off your visit on the 10th (Thu): take a memorable drive along Pierce Stocking Scenic Drive and then appreciate the extensive heritage of Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore.

Inspirock's itinerary builder makes planning a Empire trip simple and quick.

Traveling by combination of ferry and bus from Mackinac Island to Empire takes 5 hours. In October, plan for daily highs up to 59°F, and evening lows to 43°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Thu) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Empire

Parks Scenic Drive Historic Sites
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