6 days in Michigan Itinerary

6 days in Michigan Itinerary

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6 days in Michigan Itinerary

Start: Midland
Drive:  2​h 45​min
1
Empire
— 1 night
Bus + Ferry:  4​h 45​min
2
Mackinac Island
— 2 nights
+3
Ferry + Bus + Taxi + Fly:  5​h
3
Dearborn
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h
4
Holland
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 30​min
End: Midland

1
night
Empire

Empire ©
Empire is a village in Leelanau County in the U.S. Start off your visit on the 18th (Sun): stroll through Lake Michigan Beach Park and then hike along Empire Bluff Trail. Here are some ideas for day two: visit a coastal fixture at Point Betsie Lighthouse, then cruise along Pierce Stocking Scenic Drive, and then appreciate the extensive heritage of Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore.

To see photos, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Empire online travel route builder .

Midland to Empire is an approximately 3-hour car ride. Expect a daytime high around 75°F in August, and nighttime lows around 58°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Mon) so you can travel to Mackinac Island.

Things to do in Empire

Outdoors Parks Historic Sites

Side Trip

Point Betsie Lighthouse
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Point Betsie Lighthouse ©
Point Betsie Lighthouse

2
nights
Mackinac Island

Mackinac Island ©
Mackinac Island is a city in Mackinac County in the U.S. Start off your visit on the 20th (Tue): browse the exhibits of Fort Mackinac, immerse yourself in nature at Mackinac Island State Park, and then explore the striking landscape at Arch Rock. Keep things going the next day: contemplate the long history of Fort Holmes, then pause for some serene contemplation at St Anne's Catholic Church, then play a few rounds at Jewel Golf Course, and finally identify plant and animal life at The Original Mackinac Island Butterfly House & Insect World.

For where to stay, photos, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Mackinac Island online trip builder .

Traveling by combination of bus and ferry from Empire to Mackinac Island takes 5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 72°F in August, and nighttime lows around 59°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Wed) so you can travel to Dearborn.

Things to do in Mackinac Island

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

1
night
Dearborn

Dearborn ©
Dearborn sits as part of the Detroit metropolitan area and was the home of Henry Ford.
Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Thu): examine the collection at Greenfield Village, examine the collection at The Henry Ford, then admire the masterpieces 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 see reviews, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Dearborn trip builder app .

Do a combination of ferry, bus, and flight from Mackinac Island to Dearborn in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and flight; or do a combination of ferry and bus. While traveling from Mackinac Island, expect somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Dearborn, ranging from highs of 81°F to lows of 64°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Thu) early enough to drive to Holland.

Things to do in Dearborn

Museums Historic Sites

Side Trip

Detroit
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Greenfield Village ©
Greenfield Village
The Henry Ford ©
The Henry Ford
Detroit Institute of Arts ©
Detroit Institute of Arts

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night
Holland

Holland ©
Holland is a city in the western region of the Lower Peninsula of the U.S. Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Fri): tour the pleasant surroundings at Oval Beach, identify plant and animal life at Upper Macatawa Cycling Trails, and then kick back and relax at Holland State Park Beach.

Plan my day in Holland using traveler tips and tourist information provided by Inspirock.

Traveling by car from Dearborn to Holland takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of flight and bus. In August, daily temperatures in Holland can reach 80°F, while at night they dip to 60°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Holland

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Upper Macatawa Cycling Trails, Oval Beach
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Holland State Park Beach ©
Holland State Park Beach
Oval Beach ©
Oval Beach

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