6 days in Michigan Itinerary

6 days in Michigan Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Michigan trip itinerary planner

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Fly
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Empire
— 1 day
Drive
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Munising
— 2 nights
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Drive to Newberry, MI, Bus to Mackinaw, Ferry to Mackinac Island
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Mackinac Island
— 2 nights
Ferry to Mackinaw, Fly to Dearborn
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Dearborn
— 1 night
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Empire

— 1 day
Empire is a village in Leelanau County in the U.S. state of Michigan. Start off your visit on the 6th (Sun): get to know the fascinating history of Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore.

To see maps, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Empire journey planning tool.

New York City to Empire is an approximately 5-hour flight. You can also fly; or drive; or do a combination of bus and taxi. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from New York City in June; daily highs in Empire reach 72°F and lows reach 52°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Munising.

Things to do in Empire

Historic Sites · Nature · Wildlife · Parks

Munising

— 2 nights
Munising is a city on the southern shore of Lake Superior on the Upper Peninsula of the U.S. state of Michigan. Start off your visit on the 7th (Mon): explore the striking landscape at Miners Castle Rock, then admire the sheer force of Wagner Falls, and then get interesting insight from Tours. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: explore the wealth of natural beauty at Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore.

For maps, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Munising trip maker.

Drive from Empire to Munising in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus. In June in Munising, expect temperatures between 68°F during the day and 49°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Mackinac Island.

Things to do in Munising

Nature · Parks · Wildlife · Outdoors

Mackinac Island

— 2 nights
Mackinac Island is a city in Mackinac County in the U.S. state of Michigan. On the 9th (Wed), immerse yourself in nature at Mackinac Island State Park, learn about all things military at Fort Mackinac, then pause for some serene contemplation at Trinity Church, and finally take in the dramatic natural features at Arch Rock. Here are some ideas for day two: contemplate the long history of Fort Holmes, look for all kinds of wild species at The Original Mackinac Island Butterfly House & Insect World, then trot along with a tour on horseback, and finally discover the deep blue sea with Great Turtle Kayak Tours.

To see ratings, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Mackinac Island trip planner.

Traveling by combination of car, bus, and ferry from Munising to Mackinac Island takes 7 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi, bus, and ferry. Expect a daytime high around 67°F in June, and nighttime lows around 51°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Thu) so you can travel to Dearborn.

Things to do in Mackinac Island

Parks · Tours · Nature · Historic Sites

Dearborn

— 1 night
Dearborn sits as part of the Detroit metropolitan area and was the home of Henry Ford.
On the 11th (Fri), examine the collection at The Henry Ford, then admire the masterpieces at Detroit Institute of Arts, and then contemplate the long history of Motown Museum.

To find maps, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, read Dearborn sightseeing planning app.

Do a combination of ferry and flight from Mackinac Island to Dearborn in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and bus; or do a combination of ferry and bus. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Mackinac Island in June, with highs in Dearborn at 79°F and lows at 61°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Fri) so you can fly back home.

Things to do in Dearborn

Museums · Historic Sites

Side Trip

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.