5 days in Michigan Itinerary

5 days in Michigan Itinerary

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Frankenmuth
— 1 day
Drive
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Hart
— 2 nights
Drive
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Empire
— 1 night
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Taxi to Traverse City, MI, Bus to Mackinaw, Ferry to Mackinac Island
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Mackinac Island
— 1 night
Ferry to Mackinaw, Fly to Detroit

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Frankenmuth

— 1 day
Frankenmuth is a city in Saginaw County in the U.S. Start off your visit on the 24th (Wed): steep yourself in history at Crossroads Village & Huckleberry Railroad, then browse the different shops at Frankenmuth River Place Shops, and then stop by Bronner's Christmas Wonderland.

For reviews, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Frankenmuth travel route planner.

Detroit to Frankenmuth is an approximately 2-hour car ride. You can also do a combination of bus and taxi; or fly. Traveling from Detroit in July, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be little chillier in Frankenmuth, with lows of 60°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Wed) so you can travel to Hart.

Things to do in Frankenmuth

Shopping · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Hart

— 2 nights
Hart is a city in the U.S. Kick off your visit on the 25th (Thu): stop by Dublin General Store LTD, then kick back and relax at Stearns Park, and then kick back and relax at Silver Lake State Park Pedestrian Dune Access. On the 26th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: kick back and relax at Pere Marquette Park and then immerse yourself in nature at Ludington State Park.

To find photos and more tourist information, you can read our Hart vacation planning website.

You can drive from Frankenmuth to Hart in 3 hours. In July in Hart, expect temperatures between 76°F during the day and 57°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Fri) early enough to travel to Empire.

Things to do in Hart

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Nature

Side Trips

Empire

— 1 night
Empire is a village in Leelanau County in the U.S. Start off your visit on the 27th (Sat): cruise along Pierce Stocking Scenic Drive, then have a few drinks at Lake Ann Brewing Company, and then explore the striking landscape of Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore.

To find traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Empire trip itinerary tool.

You can drive from Hart to Empire in 2 hours. In July, daily temperatures in Empire can reach 75°F, while at night they dip to 57°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Sat) early enough to travel to Mackinac Island.

Things to do in Empire

Nature · Historic Sites · Scenic Drive · Wildlife

Side Trip

Mackinac Island

— 1 night
Mackinac Island is a city in Mackinac County in the U.S. On the 28th (Sun), admire the majestic nature at Mackinac Island State Park, explore the striking landscape at Arch Rock, and then brush up on your military savvy at Fort Mackinac.

To find reviews, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Mackinac Island journey planner.

You can do a combination of taxi, bus, and ferry from Empire to Mackinac Island in 5.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 73°F in July, and nighttime lows around 58°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Sun) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Mackinac Island

Nature · Parks · Historic Sites · Tours

Michigan travel guide

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Specialty Museums · Gift & Specialty Shops · State Parks
Great Lakes State
A state inextricably tied to its waterways, Michigan does water activities better than almost any other place in the country. Things to do in the state include numerous opportunities to swim, fish, sail, motorboat, and canoe. The country's only state to stretch over two peninsulas, Michigan features a long freshwater coastline. In a land of nearly 65,000 inland lakes and ponds, you can never be too far from a natural water source. Michigan's major claim to fame is its status as the center of the U.S. automotive industry, with the Detroit metropolitan area housing the country's three major car manufacturers. The city is also a major center of culture, the birthplace of the Motown Sound, and the home of several museums and other tourist attractions. Farther from the big urban centers, Michigan offers visitors a world of apple and cherry orchards, rustic villages, and picturesque vineyards.