7 days in Michigan Itinerary

7 days in Michigan Itinerary

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7 days in Michigan Itinerary

Start: Belleville
Drive:  9​h 15​min
1
Empire
— 1 night
bus + ferry:  4​h 45​min
2
Mackinac Island
— 2 nights
+2
ferry + bus + Drive:  6​h 15​min
3
Munising
— 1 night
taxi + Fly:  3​h 30​min
4
Dearborn
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 15​min
5
Kalamazoo
— 1 night
Drive:  6​h 45​min
End: Belleville

1
night
Empire

Empire ©
Empire is a village in Leelanau County in the U.S. Kick off your visit on the 24th (Tue): shop like a local with Ellie Harold Art Studio & Gallery, then admire all the interesting features of Pierce Stocking Scenic Drive, and then appreciate the extensive heritage of Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore.

To find reviews, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Empire trip planner .

Belleville to Empire is an approximately 9.5-hour car ride. You can also do a combination of flight and car. The time zone difference moving from Central Standard Time to Eastern Standard Time is 1 hour. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from Belleville in September; daily highs in Empire reach 71°F and lows reach 53°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Tue) early enough to travel to Mackinac Island.

Things to do in Empire

Outdoors Nature Scenic Drive

Side Trip

Ellie Harold Art Studio & Gallery
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2
nights
Mackinac Island

Mackinac Island ©
Mackinac Island is a city in Mackinac County in the U.S. On the 25th (Wed), take in the architecture and atmosphere at Trinity Church, then admire the majestic nature at Mackinac Island State Park, then deepen your knowledge of military history at Fort Mackinac, and finally take in the dramatic natural features at Arch Rock. Here are some ideas for day two: look for all kinds of wild species at Wings of Mackinac Butterfly Conservatory, don't miss a visit to Fort Holmes, then pause for some serene contemplation at St Anne's Catholic Church, and finally identify plant and animal life at The Original Mackinac Island Butterfly House & Insect World.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, read Mackinac Island trip planning tool .

Traveling by combination of bus and ferry from Empire to Mackinac Island takes 5 hours. In September, daily temperatures in Mackinac Island can reach 67°F, while at night they dip to 54°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Munising.

Things to do in Mackinac Island

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

1
night
Munising

Munising ©
Munising is a city on the southern shore of Lake Superior on the Upper Peninsula of the U.S. On the 27th (Fri), take in the dramatic scenery at Munising Falls and then contemplate the waterfront views at Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore.

To see more things to do, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Munising travel route tool .

Do a combination of ferry, bus, and car from Mackinac Island to Munising in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry, bus, and taxi. September in Munising sees daily highs of 71°F and lows of 53°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Fri) so you can travel to Dearborn.

Things to do in Munising

Nature Parks Wildlife
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Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore ©
Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore
Munising Falls ©
Munising Falls

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night
Dearborn

Dearborn ©
Dearborn sits as part of the Detroit metropolitan area and was the home of Henry Ford.
Start off your visit on the 28th (Sat): take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Florian Catholic Church, steep yourself in history at Motown Museum, admire the masterpieces at Detroit Institute of Arts, then examine the collection at The Henry Ford, and finally examine the collection at Greenfield Village.

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Getting from Munising to Dearborn by combination of taxi and flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of car and flight; or drive. In September, daytime highs in Dearborn are 75°F, while nighttime lows are 58°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Sat) early enough to travel to Kalamazoo.

Things to do in Dearborn

Museums Historic Sites

Side Trips

Detroit, St. Florian Catholic Church
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The Henry Ford ©
The Henry Ford
Greenfield Village ©
Greenfield Village
Detroit Institute of Arts ©
Detroit Institute of Arts

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night
Kalamazoo

Kalamazoo ©
Kalamazoo is a city in the southwest region of the U.S. Start off your visit on the 29th (Sun): see the interesting displays at Gilmore Car Museum, identify plant and animal life at Wolf Lake State Fish Hatchery, and then examine the collection at Air Zoo.

For photos, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Kalamazoo trip itinerary planner.

Getting from Dearborn to Kalamazoo by car takes about 2.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 77°F in September, and nighttime lows around 54°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sun) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Kalamazoo

Museums Parks Wildlife

Side Trips

Gilmore Car Museum, Wolf Lake State Fish Hatchery, Air Zoo
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Gilmore Car Museum ©
Gilmore Car Museum
 Air Zoo ©
Air Zoo
Wolf Lake State Fish Hatchery ©
Wolf Lake State Fish Hatchery

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