4 days in Michigan Itinerary

4 days in Michigan Itinerary

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4 days in Michigan Itinerary

Start: Indianapolis
+3
Fly + taxi + bus + ferry:  7​h 30​min
1
Mackinac Island
— 1 night
ferry + bus:  4​h 45​min
2
Empire
— 2 nights
Fly:  6​h
End: Indianapolis

1
night
Mackinac Island

Mackinac Island ©
Mackinac Island is a city in Mackinac County in the U.S. Start off your visit on the 15th (Tue): contemplate the long history of Biddle House, explore the striking landscape at Arch Rock, don't miss a visit to Fort Holmes, then take a pleasant ride with a tour on horseback, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at St Anne's Catholic Church.

For photos, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, read Mackinac Island trip itinerary maker tool .

Indianapolis to Mackinac Island is an approximately 7.5-hour combination of flight, bus, and ferry. You can also do a combination of flight and ferry; or do a combination of bus and ferry. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from Indianapolis in October: high temperatures in Mackinac Island hover around 55°F and lows are around 43°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Tue) early enough to travel to Empire.

Things to do in Mackinac Island

Tours Historic Sites Outdoors
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St Anne's Catholic Church ©
St Anne's Catholic Church
Fort Holmes
Fort Holmes
Arch Rock ©
Arch Rock

2
nights
Empire

Empire ©
Empire is a village in Leelanau County in the U.S. On the 16th (Wed), enjoy the sea views from Point Betsie Lighthouse, explore and take pictures at Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore, and then trek along Empire Bluff Trail. Keep things going the next day: tour the pleasant surroundings at Pyramid Point Trail, contemplate the long history of Fishtown, and then look for gifts at Cherry Republic of Glen Arbor.

For reviews, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Empire trip planner .

Traveling by combination of ferry and bus from Mackinac Island to Empire takes 5 hours. In October, daily temperatures in Empire can reach 59°F, while at night they dip to 43°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Empire

Parks Historic Sites Trails

Side Trips

Point Betsie Lighthouse, Fishtown, Cherry Republic of Glen Arbor
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Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore ©
Point Betsie Lighthouse ©
Point Betsie Lighthouse
Cherry Republic of Glen Arbor
Cherry Republic of Glen Arbor

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