6 days in Michigan Itinerary

6 days in Michigan Itinerary

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Fly
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Empire
— 1 night
Drive
2
Hart
— 1 night
Drive
3
Saugatuck
— 2 nights
Drive
4
Dearborn
— 1 night
Fly

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Empire

Empire is a village in Leelanau County in the U.S. On the 16th (Sun), cruise along Pierce Stocking Scenic Drive and then hike along Empire Bluff Trail. Here are some ideas for day two: explore the striking landscape of Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore.

To find ratings, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Empire route planner.

Dallas to Empire is an approximately 6.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of bus and taxi. The time zone difference moving from Central Standard Time (CST) to Eastern Standard Time (EST) is 1 hour. Traveling from Dallas in August, expect Empire to be colder, temps between 75°F and 58°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Mon) so you can travel to Hart.

Things to do in Empire

Parks · Wildlife · Nature · Historic Sites
Highlights from your trip

1
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Hart

Hart is a city in the U.S. Start off your visit on the 18th (Tue): explore by horseback at Rainbow Ranch is now Stony Lake Stables, kick back and relax at Silver Lake State Park Pedestrian Dune Access, and then explore the landscape on two wheels at William Field Memorial Hart-Montague Trail.

To see more things to do, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Hart trip itinerary site.

Getting from Empire to Hart by car takes about 2 hours. In August, plan for daily highs up to 76°F, and evening lows to 57°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Tue) so you can travel to Saugatuck.

Things to do in Hart

Outdoors · Parks · Trails · Tours

Side Trip

2
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Saugatuck

Saugatuck is a city in Allegan County in the U.S. On the 19th (Wed), tour the pleasant surroundings at Saugatuck Dune Rides, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Oval Beach, and then add some adventure to your tour with Running Rivers Paddle Board and Kayak Rentals-Day Rentals. Keep things going the next day: walk around Whirlpool Compass Fountain, then stroll around Silver Beach County Park, and then enjoy the sea views from South Haven Lighthouses.

To find where to stay, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Saugatuck vacation planning app.

You can drive from Hart to Saugatuck in 1.5 hours. In August, plan for daily highs up to 80°F, and evening lows to 60°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Dearborn.

Things to do in Saugatuck

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Adventure

Side Trips

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Dearborn

Dearborn sits as part of the Detroit metropolitan area and was the home of Henry Ford.
On the 21st (Fri), examine the collection at The Henry Ford and then explore the world behind art at Detroit Institute of Arts.

To see more things to do, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Dearborn road trip tool.

Traveling by car from Saugatuck to Dearborn takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of car and train. Expect a daytime high around 81°F in August, and nighttime lows around 64°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Dearborn

Museums

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.