6 days in Michigan Itinerary

6 days in Michigan Itinerary

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6 days in Michigan Itinerary

Start: Detroit
Drive:  4​h 45​min
1
Rogers City
— Few hours
Drive:  1​h 15​min
2
Mackinaw City
— 1 night
Drive:  30​min
3
Indian River
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 15​min
4
Frankfort
— 1 night
Drive:  30​min
5
Empire
— 1 night
Drive:  45​min
6
Traverse City
— 1 night
Fly + bus:  3​h
End: Detroit

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Rogers City

Rogers City ©
Rogers City is a city in the U.S. On the 3rd (Wed), immerse yourself in nature at P.H. Hoeft State Park.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Rogers City itinerary planning site .

Detroit to Rogers City is an approximately 4.5-hour car ride. You can also fly. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from Detroit in July; daily highs in Rogers City reach 76°F and lows reach 57°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Mackinaw City.

Things to do in Rogers City

Nature Parks
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P.H. Hoeft State Park ©
P.H. Hoeft State Park

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Mackinaw City

Mackinaw City ©
Mackinaw City is a village in Emmet and Cheboygan counties in the U.S. Start off your visit on the 4th (Thu): visit a coastal fixture at Old Mackinac Point Lighthouse, walk around Colonial Michilimackinac, then snap pictures at Mackinac Bridge, and finally get great views at Castle Rock.

To find out how to plan a trip to Mackinaw City, use our trip itinerary maker.

You can drive from Rogers City to Mackinaw City in 1.5 hours. In July, daily temperatures in Mackinaw City can reach 73°F, while at night they dip to 58°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Thu) so you can go by car to Indian River.

Things to do in Mackinaw City

Parks Museums Historic Sites

Side Trip

Saint Ignace
Highlights from your plan
Colonial Michilimackinac ©
Colonial Michilimackinac
Castle Rock ©
Castle Rock
Mackinac Bridge ©
Mackinac Bridge

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Indian River

Indian River ©
Indian River is an unincorporated community in Cheboygan County in the U.S. Kick off your visit on the 5th (Fri): immerse yourself in nature at Burt Lake State Park, then look for gifts at Chillermania!, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cross In The Woods National Shrine.

To see other places to visit, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Indian River road trip planner .

Indian River is just a stone's throw from Mackinaw City. Traveling from Mackinaw City in July, expect little chillier with lows of 53°F in Indian River. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Fri) early enough to travel to Frankfort.

Things to do in Indian River

Nature Parks Shopping
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Burt Lake State Park ©
Burt Lake State Park
Chillermania! ©
Chillermania!
Cross In The Woods National Shrine ©

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Frankfort

Frankfort ©
Frankfort is a city in Benzie County in the U.S. Kick off your visit on the 6th (Sat): tour the pleasant surroundings at Frankfort Beach, then visit a coastal fixture at Point Betsie Lighthouse, and then trek along Betsie Valley Trail.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, read Frankfort day trip app .

Drive from Indian River to Frankfort in 2.5 hours. In July, plan for daily highs up to 75°F, and evening lows to 57°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Sat) so you can drive to Empire.

Things to do in Frankfort

Parks Outdoors Beaches
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Betsie Valley Trail ©
Betsie Valley Trail
Point Betsie Lighthouse ©
Point Betsie Lighthouse

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Empire

Empire ©
Empire is a village in Leelanau County in the U.S. Kick off your visit on the 7th (Sun): take a memorable drive along Pierce Stocking Scenic Drive and then get to know the fascinating history of Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore.

To find maps, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Empire vacation builder site .

Empire is very close to Frankfort. July in Empire sees daily highs of 75°F and lows of 57°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Sun) so you can drive to Traverse City.

Things to do in Empire

Nature Wildlife Outdoors
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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.
Start off your visit on the 8th (Mon): enjoy the sea views from Old Mission Lighthouse, learn the secrets of beer at a beer tour and tasting, and then don't miss a visit to Front Street.

To find other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, go to the Traverse City trip maker tool .

You can drive from Empire to Traverse City in an hour. In July, daytime highs in Traverse City are 80°F, while nighttime lows are 59°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Mon) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Traverse City

Tours Neighborhoods Shopping
Highlights from your plan
Beer Tastings & Tours
Mission Point Lighthouse ©
Mission Point Lighthouse

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