5 days in Michigan Itinerary

5 days in Michigan Itinerary

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5 days in Michigan Itinerary

Start: Fort Wayne
Fly:  3​h
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 night
ferry + bus:  4​h 45​min
4
Empire
— 1 night
Fly:  4​h 15​min
End: Fort Wayne

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Dearborn

Dearborn ©
Dearborn sits as part of the Detroit metropolitan area and was the home of Henry Ford.
Kick off your visit on the 12th (Sat): examine the collection at The Henry Ford and then examine the collection at Greenfield Village. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 13th (Sun): explore the world behind art at Detroit Institute of Arts, then take a leisurely stroll along Detroit RiverFront, and then test your problem-solving skills at Decode Ann Arbor.

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Fort Wayne to Dearborn is an approximately 3-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. In October, daily temperatures in Dearborn can reach 63°F, while at night they dip to 48°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Munising.

Things to do in Dearborn

Museums Fun & Games

Side Trips

Detroit, Decode Ann Arbor
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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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Munising

Munising ©
Munising is a city on the southern shore of Lake Superior on the Upper Peninsula of the U.S. On the 14th (Mon), explore the activities along Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore.

To see traveler tips, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Munising day trip planning app .

Getting from Dearborn to Munising by combination of flight and taxi takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and car; or drive. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from Dearborn in October; daily highs in Munising reach 57°F and lows reach 42°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Mon) 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. On the 15th (Tue), immerse yourself in nature at Mackinac Island State Park, take in the dramatic natural features at Arch Rock, and then pause for some serene contemplation at St Anne's Catholic Church.

For traveler tips, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Mackinac Island day trip 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 October, daytime highs in Mackinac Island are 55°F, while nighttime lows are 43°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Tue) so you can travel to Empire.

Things to do in Mackinac Island

Parks Nature Historic Sites
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Arch Rock ©
Arch Rock
Mackinac Island State Park ©
Mackinac Island State Park
St Anne's Catholic Church ©
St Anne's Catholic Church

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Empire

Empire ©
Empire is a village in Leelanau County in the U.S. Kick off your visit on the 16th (Wed): cruise along Pierce Stocking Scenic Drive and then appreciate the extensive heritage of Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore.

For maps, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Empire road trip planning site .

Do a combination of ferry and bus from Mackinac Island to Empire in 5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 59°F in October, and nighttime lows around 43°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Wed) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Empire

Wildlife Parks Scenic Drive
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