5 days in Michigan Itinerary

5 days in Michigan Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Michigan route planner
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Fly to Pellston, Ferry to Mackinac Island
Mackinac Island
— 1 night
Ferry to Mackinaw, Foot to Mackinaw City, MI, Bus to Newberry, MI, Drive to Munising
— 2 nights
— 1 night


Mackinac Island — 1 night

Mackinac Island is a city in Mackinac County in the U.S. state of Michigan. On the 21st (Thu), identify plant and animal life at The Original Mackinac Island Butterfly House & Insect World and then immerse yourself in nature at Mackinac Island State Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 22nd (Fri): explore the striking landscape at Arch Rock, then learn about all things military at Fort Mackinac, and then see some colorful creatures with Great Turtle Kayak Tours.

Plan trip to Mackinac Island with our itinerary maker to find out where to go and what to do.

New York City to Mackinac Island is an approximately 7-hour combination of flight and ferry. You can also do a combination of bus, car, and ferry; or do a combination of train, bus, car, and ferry. Plan for a bit cooler temperatures traveling from New York City in July, with highs in Mackinac Island at 73°F and lows at 58°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Fri) early enough to travel to Munising.
Parks · Nature · Tours · Wildlife

Munising — 2 nights

Munising is a city on the southern shore of Lake Superior on the Upper Peninsula of the U.S. state of Michigan. Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Sat): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore. Here are some ideas for day two: explore the striking landscape at Miners Castle Rock, then take in the dramatic scenery at Munising Falls, and then get outside with Outdoor Activities.

To find traveler tips, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Munising route planner.

Do a combination of ferry, bus, and car from Mackinac Island to Munising in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry, bus, and taxi. In July, plan for daily highs up to 74°F, and evening lows to 56°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Sun) to allow enough time to fly to Dearborn.
Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Tours

Dearborn — 1 night

Dearborn sits as part of the Detroit metropolitan area and was the home of Henry Ford.
On the 25th (Mon), see the interesting displays at Greenfield Village, examine the collection at The Henry Ford, and then take in the waterfront at Detroit RiverFront.

To find photos, more things to do, and tourist information, read Dearborn driving holiday planner.

You can fly from Munising to Dearborn in 3.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of taxi and flight; or drive. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Munising in July: high temperatures in Dearborn hover around 82°F and lows are around 65°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Mon) early enough to fly back home.
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Michigan travel guide

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.