6 days in Michigan & Cleveland Itinerary

6 days in Michigan & Cleveland Itinerary

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6 days in Michigan & Cleveland Itinerary

Start: Cleveland
Drive:  3​h
1
Detroit
— 1 day
Drive:  3​h
2
Cleveland
— 1 night
Fly:  7​h 30​min
3
Ontonagon
— 1 day
Drive:  4​h 45​min
4
Empire
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h
5
Hart
— 1 night
Drive:  6​h 15​min
End: Cleveland

1
day
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.
Start off your visit on the 16th (Sun): admire the masterpieces at Detroit Institute of Arts, then examine the collection at The Henry Ford, then browse the different shops at The Rust Belt Market, and finally don't miss a visit to Fisher Building.

For more things to do, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, read Detroit tour 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. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Sun) so you can go by car to Cleveland.

Things to do in Detroit

Museums Shopping

Side Trips

The Henry Ford, The Rust Belt Market
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The Henry Ford ©
The Henry Ford
The Rust Belt Market ©
The Rust Belt Market
Detroit Institute of Arts ©
Detroit Institute of Arts

1
night
Cleveland

Cleveland ©
A culturally diverse city situated on the shores of Lake Erie, Cleveland boasts many places to visit, such as world-class museums, popular amusement parks, and sprawling recreational areas.
Kick off your visit on the 17th (Mon): examine the collection at Rock & Roll Hall of Fame, contemplate the long history of West Side Market, and then try your luck at JACK Cleveland Casino.

To see ratings, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Cleveland road trip planning tool .

You can drive from Detroit to Cleveland in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train; or do a combination of bus and flight. In December in Cleveland, expect temperatures between 42°F during the day and 31°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Mon) so you can travel to Ontonagon.

Things to do in Cleveland

Fun & Games Museums Casinos
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West Side Market ©
West Side Market
JACK Cleveland Casino ©
JACK Cleveland Casino
Rock & Roll Hall of Fame ©
Rock & Roll Hall of Fame

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Ontonagon

Ontonagon ©
Ontonagon is a village in the U.S. On the 18th (Tue), delve into the lush surroundings at Porcupine Mountains State Park and then explore the activities along Lake of the Clouds.

To find ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Ontonagon online trip itinerary maker .

The Route module can help you plan travel from Cleveland to Ontonagon. Traveling from Cleveland in December, things will get a bit cooler in Ontonagon: highs are around 27°F and lows about 16°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Tue) early enough to travel to Empire.

Things to do in Ontonagon

Nature Parks Trails
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Lake of the Clouds ©
Lake of the Clouds
Porcupine Mountains State Park ©
Porcupine Mountains State Park

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night
Empire

Empire ©
Empire is a village in Leelanau County in the U.S. Kick off your visit on the 19th (Wed): trek along Empire Bluff Trail, appreciate the extensive heritage of Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore, and then stop by Cherry Republic - Glen Arbor.

To find ratings, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, read Empire trip planner .

Traveling by car from Ontonagon to Empire takes 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Ontonagon in December; daily highs in Empire reach 34°F and lows reach 24°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Wed) so you can travel to Hart.

Things to do in Empire

Parks Wildlife Nature

Side Trip

Cherry Republic - Glen Arbor
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Empire Bluff Trail ©
Empire Bluff Trail
Cherry Republic - Glen Arbor ©
Cherry Republic - Glen Arbor

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night
Hart

Hart ©
Hart is a city in the U.S. Kick off your visit on the 20th (Thu): admire the majestic nature at Silver Lake State Park and then enjoy the sand and surf at Silver Lake State Park.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Hart trip planning tool .

Traveling by car from Empire to Hart takes 2 hours. In December in Hart, expect temperatures between 34°F during the day and 24°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Thu) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Hart

Outdoors Parks Nature

Side Trip

Silver Lake State Park
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Silver Lake State Park ©
Silver Lake State Park
Silver Lake State Park ©
Silver Lake State Park

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