7 days in Michigan Itinerary

7 days in Michigan Itinerary

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7 days in Michigan Itinerary

Start: Youngstown
Drive:  4​h
1
Dearborn
— 1 day
Drive:  3​h
2
Holland
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 15​min
3
Hart
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h
4
Empire
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h
5
Mackinaw City
— 3 nights
Drive:  7​h 15​min
End: Youngstown

1
day
Dearborn

Dearborn ©
Dearborn sits as part of the Detroit metropolitan area and was the home of Henry Ford.
Kick off your visit on the 9th (Fri): see the interesting displays at Greenfield Village, see the interesting displays at The Henry Ford, and then browse the exhibits of Motown Museum.

For other places to visit, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Dearborn trip planning website .

Youngstown to Dearborn is an approximately 3.5-hour car ride. Traveling from Youngstown in August, plan for somewhat warmer nights in Dearborn, with lows around 64°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Fri) early enough to drive to Holland.

Things to do in Dearborn

Museums Historic Sites

Side Trip

Motown Museum
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Greenfield Village ©
Greenfield Village
The Henry Ford ©
The Henry Ford
Motown Museum ©
Motown Museum

1
night
Holland

Holland ©
Holland is a city in the western region of the Lower Peninsula of the U.S. Start off your visit on the 10th (Sat): stroll through Oval Beach, enjoy the sea views from Grand Haven Lighthouse and Pier, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Holland State Park Beach.

To find more things to do, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Holland day trip planner.

Drive from Dearborn to Holland in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of flight and bus. In August, daytime highs in Holland are 80°F, while nighttime lows are 60°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Sat) so you can drive to Hart.

Things to do in Holland

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Grand Haven Lighthouse and Pier, Oval Beach
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Holland State Park Beach ©
Holland State Park Beach
Oval Beach ©
Oval Beach
Grand Haven Lighthouse and Pier ©
Grand Haven Lighthouse and Pier

1
night
Hart

Hart ©
Hart is a city in the U.S. Start off your visit on the 11th (Sun): enjoy the sea views from Little Sable Point Lighthouse, then enjoy the sand and surf 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 maps, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Hart day trip website .

Getting from Holland to Hart by car takes about 1.5 hours. In August, daytime highs in Hart are 76°F, while nighttime lows are 57°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sun) so you can travel to Empire.

Things to do in Hart

Parks Outdoors Trails

Side Trip

Little Sable Point Lighthouse
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Little Sable Point Lighthouse ©
Little Sable Point Lighthouse

1
night
Empire

Empire ©
Empire is a village in Leelanau County in the U.S. On the 12th (Mon), view the masterpieces at Ellie Harold Art Studio & Gallery, get to know the fascinating history of Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Lake Michigan Beach Park.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Empire attractions planning website .

Drive from Hart to Empire in 2 hours. In August, plan for daily highs up to 75°F, and evening lows to 58°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Mon) so you can go by car to Mackinaw City.

Things to do in Empire

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trip

Ellie Harold Art Studio & Gallery
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Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore ©

3
nights
Mackinaw City

Mackinaw City ©
Mackinaw City is a village in Emmet and Cheboygan counties in the U.S. On the 13th (Tue), enjoy the sea views from McGulpin Point Lighthouse & Historic Site, then browse the exhibits of Old Mackinac Point Lighthouse, then snap pictures at Mackinac Bridge, and finally steep yourself in history at Historic Mill Creek Discovery Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: identify plant and animal life at Oswald's Bear Ranch and then admire the sheer force of Tahquamenon Falls State Park.

To find other places to visit, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Mackinaw City online trip itinerary planner .

Getting from Empire to Mackinaw City by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a bus. August in Mackinaw City sees daily highs of 72°F and lows of 59°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 15th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Mackinaw City

Historic Sites Parks Museums

Side Trips

Saint Ignace, Oswald's Bear Ranch, Tahquamenon Falls State Park
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Tahquamenon Falls State Park ©
Tahquamenon Falls State Park
Oswald's Bear Ranch ©
Oswald's Bear Ranch

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