6 days in Michigan Itinerary

6 days in Michigan Itinerary

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6 days in Michigan Itinerary

Start: Houston
Fly:  6​h 45​min
1
Traverse City
— 1 night
Bus + Ferry:  4​h 15​min
2
Mackinac Island
— 2 nights
+3
Ferry + Bus + Taxi + Fly:  6​h 45​min
3
Frankenmuth
— 1 day
Drive:  1​h 45​min
4
Dearborn
— 1 night
Fly:  5​h 45​min
End: Houston

1
night
Traverse City

Traverse City ©
Traverse City might be well known for its huge cherry industry, but its position along Grand Traverse Bay in Lake Michigan endows it with fine scenery and a wealth of outdoor attractions.
On the 9th (Sun), learn about winemaking at Left Foot Charley Winery.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Traverse City trip maker app .

Houston to Traverse City is an approximately 7-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of bus and train. The time zone changes from Central Standard Time (CST) to Eastern Standard Time (EST), which is usually a 1 hour difference. Traveling from Houston in June, you will find days in Traverse City are a bit cooler (76°F), and nights are cooler (54°F). Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Mon) so you can travel to Mackinac Island.

Things to do in Traverse City

Historic Sites Shopping Nature

Side Trip

Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore
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The Village at Grand Traverse Commons ©
Left Foot Charley Winery ©
Left Foot Charley Winery

2
nights
Mackinac Island

Mackinac Island ©
Mackinac Island is a city in Mackinac County in the U.S. Kick off your visit on the 11th (Tue): learn about all things military at Fort Mackinac, immerse yourself in nature at Mackinac Island State Park, and then explore the striking landscape at Arch Rock. On the next day, contemplate the long history of Fort Holmes, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at St Anne's Catholic Church, then tee off at Jewel Golf Course, and finally look for all kinds of wild species at The Original Mackinac Island Butterfly House & Insect World.

Plan trip to Mackinac Island with our itinerary maker to find out where to go and what to do.

Do a combination of bus and ferry from Traverse City to Mackinac Island in 4.5 hours. Traveling from Traverse City in June, you will find days in Mackinac Island are slightly colder (67°F), and nights are about the same (51°F). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Frankenmuth.

Things to do in Mackinac Island

Parks Nature Outdoors
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Mackinac Island State Park ©
Mackinac Island State Park
Arch Rock ©
Arch Rock
Fort Mackinac ©
Fort Mackinac

1
day
Frankenmuth

Frankenmuth ©
Frankenmuth is a city in Saginaw County in the U.S. Start off your visit on the 13th (Thu): do a tasting at St. Julians Winery, browse the different shops at Frankenmuth River Place Shops, then learn about all things military at Michigan Heroes Museum, and finally look for gifts at Bronner's Christmas Wonderland.

To see ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Frankenmuth trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by combination of ferry, bus, and flight from Mackinac Island to Frankenmuth takes 7 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and bus. Traveling from Mackinac Island in June, expect Frankenmuth to be somewhat warmer, temps between 77°F and 57°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Thu) early enough to drive to Dearborn.

Things to do in Frankenmuth

Shopping Wineries Museums
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Bronner's Christmas Wonderland ©
Bronner's Christmas Wonderland
Frankenmuth River Place Shops ©
Frankenmuth River Place Shops
Michigan Heroes Museum ©
Michigan Heroes Museum

1
night
Dearborn

Dearborn ©
Dearborn sits as part of the Detroit metropolitan area and was the home of Henry Ford.
Start off your visit on the 14th (Fri): examine the collection at Greenfield Village, examine the collection at The Henry Ford, then explore the world behind art at Detroit Institute of Arts, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Old St. Mary's Church, and finally contemplate the long history of Motown Museum.

To find other places to visit, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Dearborn online trip builder .

Traveling by car from Frankenmuth to Dearborn takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. In June, daily temperatures in Dearborn can reach 79°F, while at night they dip to 61°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Dearborn

Museums Historic Sites

Side Trip

Detroit
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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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