6 days in Michigan Itinerary

6 days in Michigan Itinerary

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6 days in Michigan Itinerary

Start: Boston
+3
Fly + Taxi + Bus + Ferry:  8​h 15​min
1
Mackinac Island
— 1 night
Ferry:  30​min
2
Mackinaw City
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h 15​min
3
Ludington
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h 15​min
4
Dearborn
— 1 night
Fly:  4​h 30​min
End: Boston

1
night
Mackinac Island

Mackinac Island ©
Mackinac Island is a city in Mackinac County in the U.S. Kick off your visit on the 6th (Sun): brush up on your military savvy at Fort Mackinac, steep yourself in history at Biddle House, then steep yourself in history at Fort Holmes, then pause for some serene contemplation at St Anne's Catholic Church, and finally examine the collection at The Richard and Jane Manoogian Mackinac Art Museum.

To find where to stay, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, read Mackinac Island trip itinerary builder app .

Boston to Mackinac Island is an approximately 8.5-hour combination of flight, bus, and ferry. You can also do a combination of flight and ferry; or do a combination of flight, car, bus, and ferry. Traveling from Boston in October, expect Mackinac Island to be a bit cooler, temps between 55°F and 43°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Sun) to allow time to ride a ferry to Mackinaw City.

Things to do in Mackinac Island

Museums Historic Sites
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St Anne's Catholic Church ©
St Anne's Catholic Church
Fort Holmes
Fort Holmes

2
nights
Mackinaw City

Mackinaw City ©
Mackinaw City is a village in Emmet and Cheboygan counties in the U.S. Kick off your visit on the 7th (Mon): take in the spiritual surroundings of Cross In The Woods National Shrine, then take in the views from Mackinac Bridge, then take an in-depth tour of Museum of Ojibwa Culture, and finally get engrossed in the history at Mackinaw Bridge Museum. On your second day here, examine the collection at Icebreaker Mackinaw Maritime Museum Inc., then step aboard Shepler's Lighthouse Cruises, and then contemplate the long history of Historic Mill Creek Discovery Park.

To find maps, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Mackinaw City driving holiday tool .

Mackinaw City is just a short distance from Mackinac Island. Expect a daytime high around 55°F in October, and nighttime lows around 43°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Tue) so you can go by car to Ludington.

Things to do in Mackinaw City

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trips

Saint Ignace, Cross In The Woods National Shrine
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Cross In The Woods National Shrine ©
Historic Mill Creek Discovery Park ©
Museum of Ojibwa Culture ©
Museum of Ojibwa Culture

1
night
Ludington

Ludington ©
Ludington is a city in the state of Michigan. On the 9th (Wed), enjoy the sea views from Ludington North Breakwater Light, visit a coastal fixture at Big Sable Point Lighthouse, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Stearns Park.

For ratings, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, read Ludington online tour itinerary planner .

Traveling by car from Mackinaw City to Ludington takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and car; or do a combination of bus and taxi. In October, daytime highs in Ludington are 59°F, while nighttime lows are 43°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Dearborn.

Things to do in Ludington

Historic Sites Beaches Outdoors
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Big Sable Point Lighthouse ©
Big Sable Point Lighthouse

1
night
Dearborn

Dearborn ©
Dearborn sits as part of the Detroit metropolitan area and was the home of Henry Ford.
On the 10th (Thu), steep yourself in history at The Ford Piquette Avenue Plant, contemplate the long history of Motown Museum, then see the interesting displays at The Henry Ford, and finally see the interesting displays at Greenfield Village.

For ratings, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Dearborn trip planner .

Drive from Ludington to Dearborn in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight; or do a combination of taxi, bus, and flight. In October, daily temperatures in Dearborn can reach 63°F, while at night they dip to 48°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Thu) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Dearborn

Museums Historic Sites

Side Trip

Detroit
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The Ford Piquette Avenue Plant ©
The Ford Piquette Avenue Plant
The Henry Ford ©
The Henry Ford
Greenfield Village ©
Greenfield Village

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