5 days in Michigan Itinerary

5 days in Michigan Itinerary

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5 days in Michigan Itinerary

Start: Chicago
Fly:  3​h 30​min
1
Dearborn
— 1 night
Fly + taxi:  3​h 30​min
2
Munising
— 1 night
+2
Drive + bus + ferry:  6​h 15​min
3
Mackinac Island
— 1 day
ferry + bus:  4​h 45​min
4
Empire
— 1 night
Fly:  3​h 30​min
End: Chicago

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Dearborn

Dearborn ©
Dearborn sits as part of the Detroit metropolitan area and was the home of Henry Ford.
On the 17th (Mon), examine the collection at The Henry Ford and then see the interesting displays at Greenfield Village. Here are some ideas for day two: admire nature's wide array of creatures at Detroit Zoo, steep yourself in history at Motown Museum, then admire the masterpieces at Detroit Institute of Arts, and finally explore and take pictures at Comerica Park.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Dearborn sightseeing planner .

Chicago to Dearborn is an approximately 3.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a train. The time zone difference when traveling from Chicago to Dearborn is 1 hour. In June in Dearborn, expect temperatures between 79°F during the day and 61°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Tue) early enough to travel to Munising.

Things to do in Dearborn

Museums Parks Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trips

Detroit, Detroit Zoo
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The Henry Ford ©
The Henry Ford
Motown Museum ©
Motown Museum
Detroit Institute of Arts ©
Detroit Institute of Arts

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Munising

Munising ©
Munising is a city on the southern shore of Lake Superior on the Upper Peninsula of the U.S. Start off your visit on the 19th (Wed): contemplate the waterfront views at Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore.

To see traveler tips, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Munising trip planner.

Do a combination of flight and taxi from Dearborn to Munising in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and car; or drive. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from Dearborn in June, with highs in Munising at 68°F and lows at 49°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Wed) so you can travel to Mackinac Island.

Things to do in Munising

Parks Wildlife Nature
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Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore ©
Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore

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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 20th (Thu): brush up on your military savvy at Fort Mackinac, then admire the majestic nature at Mackinac Island State Park, and then explore the striking landscape at Arch Rock.

To see ratings, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, read Mackinac Island trip itinerary planning site .

Traveling by combination of car, bus, and ferry from Munising to Mackinac Island takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi, bus, and ferry. In June in Mackinac Island, expect temperatures between 67°F during the day and 51°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Thu) so you can 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. On the 21st (Fri), visit a coastal fixture at Point Betsie Lighthouse, then take a memorable drive along Pierce Stocking Scenic Drive, and then explore the wealth of natural beauty at Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore.

For more things to do, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Empire holiday planning site .

Getting from Mackinac Island to Empire by combination of ferry and bus takes about 5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 72°F in June, and nighttime lows around 52°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Empire

Historic Sites Parks Outdoors

Side Trip

Point Betsie Lighthouse
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Point Betsie Lighthouse ©
Point Betsie Lighthouse

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