5 days in Michigan Itinerary

5 days in Michigan Itinerary

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5 days in Michigan Itinerary

Start: Detroit
bus:  15​min
1
Dearborn
— 1 day
+3
Fly + taxi + bus + ferry:  5​h
2
Mackinac Island
— 1 night
ferry:  15​min
3
Saint Ignace
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h 30​min
4
Ludington
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h 15​min
End: Detroit

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Dearborn

Dearborn ©
Dearborn sits as part of the Detroit metropolitan area and was the home of Henry Ford.
On the 18th (Sat), see the interesting displays at Greenfield Village, see the interesting displays at The Henry Ford, then admire the masterpieces at Detroit Institute of Arts, and finally explore and take pictures at Comerica Park.

To see maps, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Dearborn trip itinerary app .

Detroit to Dearborn is an approximately half hour bus ride. You can also drive. July in Dearborn sees daily highs of 82°F and lows of 65°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Mackinac Island.

Things to do in Dearborn

Museums

Side Trip

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

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night
Mackinac Island

Mackinac Island ©
Mackinac Island is a city in Mackinac County in the U.S. On the 19th (Sun), contemplate the long history of Biddle House, examine the collection at The Richard and Jane Manoogian Mackinac Art Museum, explore the striking landscape at Arch Rock, learn about all things military at Fort Mackinac, then make a trip to Fort Holmes, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at St Anne's Catholic Church.

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

You can do a combination of flight, bus, and ferry from Dearborn to Mackinac Island in 5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and ferry; or do a combination of bus and ferry. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from Dearborn in July: high temperatures in Mackinac Island hover around 73°F and lows are around 58°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Sun) so you can ride a ferry to Saint Ignace.

Things to do in Mackinac Island

Museums Historic Sites Parks
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St Anne's Catholic Church ©
St Anne's Catholic Church
Fort Holmes ©
Fort Holmes

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Saint Ignace

Saint Ignace ©
Saint Ignace, usually written as St. Kick off your visit on the 20th (Mon): get engrossed in the history at Museum of Ojibwa Culture, take an in-depth tour of Mackinaw Bridge Museum, then see the interesting displays at Icebreaker Mackinaw Maritime Museum Inc., and finally steep yourself in history at Historic Mill Creek Discovery Park.

To find ratings, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, read our Saint Ignace itinerary planner .

Saint Ignace is very close to Mackinac Island. In July, daytime highs in Saint Ignace are 73°F, while nighttime lows are 58°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Mon) early enough to drive to Ludington.

Things to do in Saint Ignace

Museums Historic Sites

Side Trip

Mackinaw City
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Museum of Ojibwa Culture ©
Museum of Ojibwa Culture
Historic Mill Creek Discovery Park ©

2
nights
Ludington

Ludington ©
Ludington is a city in the state of Michigan. Start off your visit on the 21st (Tue): visit a coastal fixture at Ludington North Breakwater Light, enjoy the sand and surf at Silver Lake State Park, and then enjoy the sea views from Little Sable Point Lighthouse. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 22nd (Wed): stroll around Ludington State Park, enjoy the sea views from Big Sable Point Lighthouse, and then stroll through Stearns Park.

For traveler tips, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Ludington trip builder tool .

Drive from Saint Ignace to Ludington in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and car; or do a combination of bus and taxi. In July in Ludington, expect temperatures between 76°F during the day and 57°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Wed) to allow enough time to drive back home.

Things to do in Ludington

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Little Sable Point Lighthouse, Silver Lake State Park Pedestrian Dune Access
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Little Sable Point Lighthouse ©
Little Sable Point Lighthouse
Big Sable Point Lighthouse ©
Big Sable Point Lighthouse

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