7 days in Michigan Itinerary

7 days in Michigan Itinerary

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7 days in Michigan Itinerary

Start: Youngstown
Drive:  3​h 45​min
1
Detroit
— 2 nights
Bus:  15​min
2
Dearborn
— Few hours
+3
Fly + Taxi + Bus + Ferry:  5​h
3
Mackinac Island
— 1 night
Ferry:  30​min
4
Mackinaw City
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h 15​min
5
Ludington
— 1 night
Drive:  7​h
End: Youngstown

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nights
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.
You've now added Motown Museum to your itinerary. Start off your visit on the 9th (Fri): contemplate the long history of Motown Museum, take an in-depth tour of Detroit Historical Museum, and then admire the masterpieces at Detroit Institute of Arts. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 10th (Sat): explore the galleries of Edsel & Eleanor Ford House and then enjoy the sea views from Fort Gratiot Lighthouse.

To find maps, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, read Detroit trip planner.

Youngstown to Detroit is an approximately 3.5-hour car ride. Traveling from Youngstown in August, expect a bit warmer with lows of 64°F in Detroit. You will have some time to spend on the 11th (Sun) before leaving for Dearborn.

Things to do in Detroit

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trips

Fort Gratiot Lighthouse, Edsel & Eleanor Ford House
Highlights from your plan
Detroit Historical Museum ©
Detroit Historical Museum
Edsel & Eleanor Ford House ©
Edsel & Eleanor Ford House
Fort Gratiot Lighthouse ©
Fort Gratiot Lighthouse

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hours
Dearborn

Dearborn ©
Dearborn sits as part of the Detroit metropolitan area and was the home of Henry Ford.
On the 9th (Fri), see the interesting displays at The Henry Ford and then see the interesting displays at Greenfield Village.

For other places to visit, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Dearborn trip planner .

Youngstown to Dearborn is an approximately 3.5-hour car ride. Traveling from Youngstown in August, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be somewhat warmer in Dearborn, with lows of 64°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Fri) early enough to travel to Mackinac Island.

Things to do in Dearborn

Museums
Highlights from your plan
The Henry Ford ©
The Henry Ford
Greenfield Village ©
Greenfield Village

1
night
Mackinac Island

Mackinac Island ©
Mackinac Island is a city in Mackinac County in the U.S. Start off your visit on the 12th (Mon): see the interesting displays at Liberty Lego Display, see the interesting displays at The Richard and Jane Manoogian Mackinac Art Museum, contemplate the long history of Biddle House, contemplate the long history of Fort Holmes, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at St Anne's Catholic Church, and finally learn about all things military at Fort Mackinac.

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Getting from Dearborn to Mackinac Island by combination of flight, bus, and ferry takes about 5 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and ferry; or do a combination of bus and ferry. Traveling from Dearborn in August, things will get little chillier in Mackinac Island: highs are around 72°F and lows about 59°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Mon) so you can catch the ferry to Mackinaw City.

Things to do in Mackinac Island

Museums Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
St Anne's Catholic Church ©
St Anne's Catholic Church
Fort Holmes
Fort Holmes

1
night
Mackinaw City

Mackinaw City ©
Mackinaw City is a village in Emmet and Cheboygan counties in the U.S. Kick off your visit on the 13th (Tue): take a tour of Shepler's Lighthouse Cruises, visit a coastal fixture at Old Mackinac Point Lighthouse, then get engrossed in the history at Heritage Village at Mackinaw, and finally visit a coastal fixture at McGulpin Point Lighthouse & Historic Site.

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Mackinaw City is just a short distance from Mackinac Island. In August in Mackinaw City, expect temperatures between 72°F during the day and 59°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Ludington.

Things to do in Mackinaw City

Historic Sites Museums
Highlights from your plan
Old Mackinac Point Lighthouse ©
Old Mackinac Point Lighthouse
Heritage Village at Mackinaw ©
Heritage Village at Mackinaw

1
night
Ludington

Ludington ©
Ludington is a city in the state of Michigan. On the 14th (Wed), explore the engaging exhibits at Port of Ludington Maritime Museum, enjoy the sea views from Big Sable Point Lighthouse, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Stearns Park.

For traveler tips, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Ludington trip planning website .

Traveling by car from Mackinaw City to Ludington takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and car; or do a combination of bus and taxi. In August in Ludington, expect temperatures between 76°F during the day and 57°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Wed) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Ludington

Parks Outdoors Beaches
Highlights from your plan
Big Sable Point Lighthouse ©
Big Sable Point Lighthouse
Port of Ludington Maritime Museum ©
Port of Ludington Maritime Museum

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