5 days in Michigan Itinerary

5 days in Michigan Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Traverse City
— 1 day
2
Mackinac Island
— 1 night
3
Munising
— 2 nights
4
Dearborn
— 1 night

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day
Traverse City

Traverse City might be well known for its huge cherry industry, but its position along Grand Traverse Bay in Lake Michigan endows it with fine scenery and a wealth of outdoor attractions.
On the 1st (Sat), learn the secrets of beer at a beer tour and tasting and then take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Traverse City trip planner.

Washington DC to Traverse City is an approximately 5.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Washington DC in August, things will get little chillier in Traverse City: highs are around °F and lows about °F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Mackinac Island.

Things to do in Traverse City

Tours Breweries & Distilleries Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Beer Tastings & Tours
Boat Tours & Water Sports

1
night
Mackinac Island

Mackinac Island ©
Mackinac Island is a city in Mackinac County in the U.S. On the 2nd (Sun), discover the deep blue sea with Great Turtle Kayak Tours, brush up on your military savvy at Fort Mackinac, and then take in the dramatic natural features at Arch Rock.

To find photos, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Mackinac Island trip planner.

Take a bus from Traverse City to Mackinac Island in 5 hours. Expect a bit cooler weather when traveling from Traverse City in August: highs in Mackinac Island hover around °F, while lows dip to °F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Sun) to allow time to travel to Munising.

Things to do in Mackinac Island

Museums Outdoors Wildlife
Highlights from your plan
Great Turtle Kayak Tours ©
Great Turtle Kayak Tours
Arch Rock ©
Arch Rock
Fort Mackinac ©
Fort Mackinac

2
nights
Munising

Munising is a city on the southern shore of Lake Superior on the Upper Peninsula of the U.S. Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Mon): take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports, take in the dramatic natural features at Miners Castle Rock, and then admire the sheer force of Miners Falls. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: contemplate the waterfront views at Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore.

To find maps and more tourist information, go to the Munising route tool.

Do a combination of bus and car from Mackinac Island to Munising in 7 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi. In August in Munising, expect temperatures between °F during the day and °F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Tue) early enough to travel to Dearborn.

Things to do in Munising

Nature Parks Wildlife
Highlights from your plan
Boat Tours & Water Sports
Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore ©
Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore
Miners Falls ©
Miners Falls

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night
Dearborn

Dearborn ©
Dearborn sits as part of the Detroit metropolitan area and was the home of Henry Ford.
Start off your visit on the 5th (Wed): admire the masterpieces at Detroit Institute of Arts, examine the collection at The Henry Ford, and then contemplate the long history of Motown Museum.

To see traveler tips, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Dearborn trip itinerary planning tool.

Fly from Munising to Dearborn in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi and bus. Traveling from Munising in August, expect Dearborn to be somewhat warmer, temps between °F and °F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Wed) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Dearborn

Museums Historic Sites

Side Trip

Detroit
Highlights from your plan
The Henry Ford ©
The Henry Ford
Detroit Institute of Arts ©
Detroit Institute of Arts
Motown Museum ©
Motown Museum

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