7 days in Michigan Itinerary

7 days in Michigan Itinerary

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7 days in Michigan Itinerary

Start: Cincinnati
Drive:  6​h
1
Saugatuck
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 15​min
2
Traverse City
— 2 nights
Bus + Ferry:  4​h 15​min
3
Mackinac Island
— 2 nights
+3
Ferry + Bus + Taxi + Fly:  4​h 30​min
4
Dearborn
— 1 night
Fly:  3​h 45​min
End: Cincinnati

1
night
Saugatuck

Saugatuck ©
Saugatuck is a city in Allegan County in the U.S. Start off your visit on the 24th (Sat): do a tasting at Fenn Valley Vineyards.

For ratings, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Saugatuck itinerary maker website .

Cincinnati to Saugatuck is an approximately 6-hour car ride. You can also do a combination of flight, bus, and taxi; or do a combination of bus, train, and taxi. In August, daytime highs in Saugatuck are 80°F, while nighttime lows are 60°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Sun) early enough to drive to Traverse City.

Things to do in Saugatuck

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Fenn Valley Vineyards, Water Street Gallery, Holland State Park Beach
Highlights from your plan
Holland State Park Beach ©
Holland State Park Beach
Oval Beach ©
Oval Beach
Fenn Valley Vineyards ©
Fenn Valley Vineyards

2
nights
Traverse City

Traverse City ©
Traverse City might be well known for its huge cherry industry, but its position along Grand Traverse Bay in Lake Michigan endows it with fine scenery and a wealth of outdoor attractions.
On the 26th (Mon), wander the streets of Front Street, then take in the exciting artwork at Higher Art Gallery, and then get to know the fascinating history of Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: enjoy the sand and surf at Lake Michigan Beach Park, then browse the different shops at The Village at Grand Traverse Commons, and then look for gifts at The Cheese Lady.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Traverse City trip builder site .

Traveling by car from Saugatuck to Traverse City takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and flight; or do a combination of taxi and bus. In August, daytime highs in Traverse City are 79°F, while nighttime lows are 60°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Tue) so you can travel to Mackinac Island.

Things to do in Traverse City

Parks Shopping Historic Sites

Side Trip

Empire
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The Village at Grand Traverse Commons ©
Higher Art Gallery ©
Higher Art Gallery

2
nights
Mackinac Island

Mackinac Island ©
Mackinac Island is a city in Mackinac County in the U.S. Kick off your visit on the 28th (Wed): take in the architecture and atmosphere at St Anne's Catholic Church, look for gifts at Island House Bike Shop, then deepen your knowledge of military history at Fort Mackinac, and finally take in the dramatic natural features at Arch Rock. On the 29th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: identify plant and animal life at The Original Mackinac Island Butterfly House & Insect World and then admire the majestic nature at Mackinac Island State Park.

To find traveler tips, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Mackinac Island day trip site .

Do a combination of bus and ferry from Traverse City to Mackinac Island in 4.5 hours. Traveling from Traverse City in August, you will find days in Mackinac Island are a bit cooler (72°F), and nights are about the same (59°F). Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Thu) early enough to travel to Dearborn.

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
Dearborn

Dearborn ©
Dearborn sits as part of the Detroit metropolitan area and was the home of Henry Ford.
Start off your visit on the 30th (Fri): examine the collection at Greenfield Village, see the interesting displays at The Henry Ford, then explore the world behind art at Detroit Institute of Arts, and finally contemplate the long history of Motown Museum.

To find photos, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Dearborn holiday maker app .

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Mackinac Island to Dearborn. 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 30th (Fri) to allow time to travel back home.

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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