5 days in Michigan Itinerary

5 days in Michigan Itinerary

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5 days in Michigan Itinerary

Start: Newark
Fly + Drive:  8​h
1
Mackinac Island
— 1 night
ferry:  30​min
2
Mackinaw City
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 45​min
3
Mears
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h
4
Alpena
— 1 night
Fly:  6​h 45​min
End: Newark

1
night
Mackinac Island

Mackinac Island ©
Mackinac Island is a city in Mackinac County in the U.S. On the 31st (Fri), contemplate the long history of Biddle House and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at St Anne's Catholic Church.

To see more things to do, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Mackinac Island trip itinerary planner.

Newark to Mackinac Island is an approximately 8-hour flight. Traveling from Newark in May, things will get slightly colder in Mackinac Island: highs are around 58°F and lows about 41°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 1st (Sat) early enough to catch the ferry to Mackinaw City.

Things to do in Mackinac Island

Tours Outdoors Historic Sites
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St Anne's Catholic Church ©
St Anne's Catholic Church
Fort Holmes
Fort Holmes

1
night
Mackinaw City

Mackinaw City ©
Mackinaw City is a village in Emmet and Cheboygan counties in the U.S. Start off your visit on the 2nd (Sun): examine the collection at Icebreaker Mackinaw Maritime Museum Inc., then walk around Bridge View Park, then get engrossed in the history at Museum of Ojibwa Culture, and finally steep yourself in history at Historic Mill Creek Discovery Park.

To find other places to visit, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Mackinaw City itinerary planner.

Mackinaw City is just a stone's throw from Mackinac Island. In June, daily temperatures in Mackinaw City can reach 67°F, while at night they dip to 51°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Sun) so you can travel to Mears.

Things to do in Mackinaw City

Historic Sites Parks Museums

Side Trip

Saint Ignace
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Historic Mill Creek Discovery Park ©
Museum of Ojibwa Culture ©
Museum of Ojibwa Culture
Bridge View Park ©
Bridge View Park

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Mears

Mears ©
Golden Township is a civil township of Oceana County in the U.S. On the 3rd (Mon), enjoy the sand and surf at Silver Lake State Park, enjoy the sea views from Little Sable Point Lighthouse, and then kick back and relax at Stearns Park.

To see reviews, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Mears trip planning site .

Getting from Mackinaw City to Mears by car takes about 4 hours. When traveling from Mackinaw City in June, plan for somewhat warmer days in Mears, with highs around 73°F, while nights are about the same with lows around 53°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Mon) early enough to travel to Alpena.

Things to do in Mears

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Stearns Park, Silver Lake State Park Pedestrian Dune Access
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night
Alpena

Alpena ©
Alpena is a city in the U.S. On the 4th (Tue), see the interesting displays at Besser Museum, then learn about all things military at Great Lakes Maritime Heritage Center, and then look for all kinds of wild species at Thunder Bay National Marine Sanctuary.

For photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Alpena sightseeing planner.

Traveling by car from Mears to Alpena takes 4.5 hours. In June in Alpena, expect temperatures between 75°F during the day and 50°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Alpena

Museums Wildlife Parks
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Great Lakes Maritime Heritage Center ©
Besser Museum ©
Besser Museum

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