5 days in Michigan Itinerary

5 days in Michigan Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Michigan itinerary planner

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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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Mackinaw City
— 1 night
Drive
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Munising
— 2 nights
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.
Start off your visit on the 25th (Sun): admire the masterpieces at Detroit Institute of Arts and then see the interesting displays at The Henry Ford.

To find other places to visit, photos, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Detroit itinerary planner.

Use the Route module to see travel options from your home to Detroit. Expect a daytime high around 82°F in July, and nighttime lows around 65°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Sun) so you can travel to Mackinac Island.

Things to do in Detroit

Museums

Side Trip

Mackinac Island

— 1 night
Mackinac Island is a city in Mackinac County in the U.S. state of Michigan. Start off your visit on the 26th (Mon): explore the striking landscape at Arch Rock, then admire the majestic nature at Mackinac Island State Park, and then see some colorful creatures with Great Turtle Kayak Tours.

For ratings, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, read Mackinac Island day trip planning app.

Traveling by combination of flight and ferry from Detroit to Mackinac Island takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and ferry; or do a combination of bus and ferry. Traveling from Detroit in July, things will get little chillier in Mackinac Island: highs are around 73°F and lows about 58°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Mon) so you can ride a ferry to Mackinaw City.

Things to do in Mackinac Island

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Outdoors

Mackinaw City

— 1 night
Mackinaw City is a village in Emmet and Cheboygan counties in the U.S. state of Michigan. Maritime Park has been added to your itinerary. Start off your visit on the 27th (Tue): examine the collection at Icebreaker Mackinaw Maritime Museum Inc., take in the views from Mackinac Bridge, then enjoy the sea views from Old Mackinac Point Lighthouse, then walk around Maritime Park, and finally enjoy the sand and surf at Nancy Dagwell Campbell Park.

For photos, maps, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Mackinaw City trip itinerary builder site.

Getting from Mackinac Island to Mackinaw City by ferry takes about an hour. Expect a daytime high around 73°F in July, and nighttime lows around 58°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Tue) so you can go by car to Munising.

Things to do in Mackinaw City

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Beaches

Side Trip

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. Start off your visit on the 28th (Wed): get interesting insight from Tours, then take an in-depth tour of Pictured Rocks Interpretive Center, then explore the striking landscape at Miners Castle Rock, and finally take in the dramatic scenery at Miners Falls. Here are some ideas for day two: identify plant and animal life at Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore and then take in the dramatic scenery at Spray Falls.

For where to stay, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, read Munising route planner.

Traveling by car from Mackinaw City to Munising takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi. In July, daily temperatures in Munising can reach 74°F, while at night they dip to 56°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Thu) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Munising

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Outdoors

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.