5 days in Michigan Itinerary

5 days in Michigan Itinerary

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5 days in Michigan Itinerary

Start: Detroit
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Detroit
— 1 day
Drive:  3​h 15​min
2
Holland
— 1 night
+2
bus + bus + ferry:  10​h 30​min
3
Mackinac Island
— 1 day
+2
ferry + bus + Drive:  6​h 15​min
4
Munising
— 1 night
taxi + Fly:  4​h 30​min
End: Detroit

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Detroit

Detroit ©
Founded in 1701 by a French explorer and adventurer, Detroit exerted a profound impact on the world for most of the 20th century.
Kick off your visit on the 16th (Sun): examine the collection at Greenfield Village, see the interesting displays at The Henry Ford, then explore the world behind art at Detroit Institute of Arts, and finally explore and take pictures at Comerica Park.

To see where to stay, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Detroit trip planner .

The Route module can give you travel options from your home to Detroit. Expect a daytime high around 37°F in December, and nighttime lows around 27°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Sun) early enough to drive to Holland.

Things to do in Detroit

Museums

Side Trip

Dearborn
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Detroit Institute of Arts ©
Detroit Institute of Arts
The Henry Ford ©
The Henry Ford
Greenfield Village ©
Greenfield Village

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Holland

Holland ©
Holland is a city in the western region of the Lower Peninsula of the U.S. On the 17th (Mon), tour the pleasant surroundings at Oval Beach and then kick back and relax at Holland State Park Beach.

To see maps, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Holland route builder website .

You can drive from Detroit to Holland in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of bus and train. Expect a daytime high around 37°F in December, and nighttime lows around 26°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Mackinac Island.

Things to do in Holland

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trip

Oval Beach
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Holland State Park Beach ©
Holland State Park Beach
Oval Beach ©
Oval Beach

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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 18th (Tue): browse the exhibits of Fort Mackinac, then explore the striking landscape at Arch Rock, and then immerse yourself in nature at Mackinac Island State Park.

To see where to stay, maps, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Mackinac Island trip maker site .

Getting from Holland to Mackinac Island by combination of bus and ferry takes about 10.5 hours. Prepare for a bit cooler weather when traveling from Holland in December: high temperatures in Mackinac Island hover around 31°F and lows are around 21°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Munising.

Things to do in Mackinac Island

Nature Parks Museums
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Mackinac Island State Park ©
Mackinac Island State Park
Arch Rock ©
Arch Rock
Fort Mackinac ©
Fort Mackinac

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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): explore the activities along Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore. Keep things going the next day: stop by Open Wings Pottery & Gallery, enjoy the sand and surf at Sand Point Beach, and then explore the striking landscape at Miners Castle Rock.

To find maps, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Munising online driving holiday 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 December, daytime highs in Munising are 30°F, while nighttime lows are 19°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Thu) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Munising

Parks Nature Wildlife
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Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore ©
Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore
Miners Castle Rock ©
Miners Castle Rock
Sand Point Beach ©
Sand Point Beach

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