6 days in United States Itinerary

6 days in United States Itinerary

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6 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Denver
+2
Fly + Taxi + Bus:  8​h 15​min
1
Mackinaw City
— 1 night
Ferry:  30​min
2
Mackinac Island
— 1 night
+3
Ferry + Bus + Taxi + Fly:  5​h 30​min
3
Detroit
— 2 nights
Train:  1​h
4
Ann Arbor
— 1 night
Fly:  5​h 30​min
End: Denver

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Mackinaw City

Mackinaw City ©
Mackinaw City is a village in Emmet and Cheboygan counties in the U.S. On the 8th (Wed), take an in-depth tour of Old Mackinac Point Lighthouse, then take in the views from Mackinac Bridge, then walk around Colonial Michilimackinac, and finally enjoy the sand and surf at Nancy Dagwell Campbell Park.

To find reviews, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Mackinaw City trip itinerary planner.

Denver to Mackinaw City is an approximately 8.5-hour combination of flight and bus. You can also fly; or drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 2 hours traveling from Denver to Mackinaw City. Expect slightly colder weather when traveling from Denver in July: highs in Mackinaw City hover around 73°F, while lows dip to 58°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Wed) early enough to catch the ferry to Mackinac Island.

Things to do in Mackinaw City

Parks Museums Historic Sites

Side Trip

Mackinac Bridge
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Colonial Michilimackinac ©
Colonial Michilimackinac
Mackinac Bridge ©
Mackinac Bridge
Old Mackinac Point Lighthouse ©
Old Mackinac Point Lighthouse

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Mackinac Island

Mackinac Island ©
Mackinac Island is a city in Mackinac County in the U.S. On the 9th (Thu), learn about all things military at Fort Mackinac, then immerse yourself in nature at Mackinac Island State Park, and then take in the dramatic natural features at Arch Rock.

Inspirock's itinerary builder makes planning a Mackinac Island trip simple and quick.

Mackinac Island is just a stone's throw from Mackinaw City. July in Mackinac Island sees daily highs of 73°F and lows of 58°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Thu) early enough to travel to Detroit.

Things to do in Mackinac Island

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

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Detroit

Detroit ©
Founded in 1701 by a French explorer and adventurer, Detroit exerted a profound impact on the world for most of the 20th century.
On the 10th (Fri), see the interesting displays at Greenfield Village, then see the interesting displays at The Henry Ford, then see the interesting displays at Motown Museum, and finally explore the world behind art at Detroit Institute of Arts. On the next day, head off the coast to Belle Isle Park, don't miss a visit to James Scott Memorial Fountain, then contemplate the long history of The Ford Piquette Avenue Plant, and finally take a leisurely stroll along Detroit RiverFront.

To find where to stay, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, read our Detroit sightseeing planner .

Getting from Mackinac Island to Detroit by combination of ferry, bus, and flight takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of ferry and flight; or do a combination of ferry and bus. In July, Detroit is somewhat warmer than Mackinac Island - with highs of 82°F and lows of 65°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sat) so you can catch the train to Ann Arbor.

Things to do in Detroit

Museums Historic Sites Nature

Side Trip

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

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Ann Arbor

Ann Arbor ©
Ann Arbor is a city in the U.S. Start off your visit on the 12th (Sun): admire the natural beauty at Matthaei Botanical Gardens, put a fun spin on your tour with Decode Ann Arbor, then explore the engaging exhibits at Ann Arbor Hands-On Museum, and finally don't miss a visit to Nickels Arcade.

To see more things to do, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, read Ann Arbor online day trip planner .

Traveling by train from Detroit to Ann Arbor takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or drive. Traveling from Detroit in July, expect a bit cooler with lows of 58°F in Ann Arbor. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Ann Arbor

Museums Childrens Museums Parks
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Ann Arbor Hands-On Museum ©
Ann Arbor Hands-On Museum
Matthaei Botanical Gardens ©
Matthaei Botanical Gardens

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