7 days in Michigan Itinerary

7 days in Michigan Itinerary

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7 days in Michigan Itinerary

Start: Newark
Fly:  8​h
1
Mackinac Island
— 1 night
ferry + bus:  5​h
2
Empire
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h
3
Hart
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h
4
Saugatuck
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 30​min
5
Dearborn
— 1 night
Fly:  4​h 30​min
End: Newark

1
night
Mackinac Island

Mackinac Island ©
Mackinac Island is a city in Mackinac County in the U.S. On the 11th (Thu), take in the architecture and atmosphere at St Anne's Catholic Church.

For reviews, maps, and other tourist information, read our Mackinac Island route maker site .

Newark to Mackinac Island is an approximately 8-hour flight. In July, Mackinac Island is slightly colder than Newark - with highs of 73°F and lows of 58°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Empire.

Things to do in Mackinac Island

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

1
night
Empire

Empire ©
Empire is a village in Leelanau County in the U.S. Kick off your visit on the 13th (Sat): kick back and relax at Lake Michigan Beach Park, then indulge your thirst for a good beer at Lake Ann Brewing Company, and then look for all kinds of wild species at Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore.

To find traveler tips, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Empire trip itinerary maker app .

Traveling by combination of ferry and bus from Mackinac Island to Empire takes 5 hours. In July, daytime highs in Empire are 75°F, while nighttime lows are 57°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Sat) early enough to travel to Hart.

Things to do in Empire

Parks Historic Sites Beaches

Side Trip

Lake Ann Brewing Company
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Lake Ann Brewing Company ©
Lake Ann Brewing Company

2
nights
Hart

Hart ©
Hart is a city in the U.S. Kick off your visit on the 14th (Sun): stroll through Stearns Park and then admire the majestic nature at Ludington State Park. On the 15th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: enjoy the sand and surf at Silver Lake State Park and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Pere Marquette Park.

For reviews, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Hart road trip tool .

Getting from Empire to Hart by car takes about 2 hours. Expect a daytime high around 76°F in July, and nighttime lows around 57°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Mon) early enough to travel to Saugatuck.

Things to do in Hart

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Ludington, Pere Marquette Park
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Silver Lake State Park ©
Silver Lake State Park

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Saugatuck

Saugatuck ©
Saugatuck is a city in Allegan County in the U.S. Kick off your visit on the 16th (Tue): kick back and relax at Holland State Park Beach, then learn about winemaking at Fenn Valley Vineyards, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Oval Beach.

For where to stay, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, read our Saugatuck online trip planner .

Traveling by car from Hart to Saugatuck takes 1.5 hours. July in Saugatuck sees daily highs of 81°F and lows of 61°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Tue) so you can go by car to Dearborn.

Things to do in Saugatuck

Beaches Outdoors Parks

Side Trips

Holland State Park Beach, Fenn Valley Vineyards
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Oval Beach ©
Oval Beach
Holland State Park Beach ©
Holland State Park Beach
Fenn Valley Vineyards ©
Fenn Valley Vineyards

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Dearborn

Dearborn ©
Dearborn sits as part of the Detroit metropolitan area and was the home of Henry Ford.
On the 17th (Wed), examine the collection at Greenfield Village, examine the collection at The Henry Ford, then explore the world behind art at Detroit Institute of Arts, and finally admire all the interesting features of Comerica Park.

For other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Dearborn trip builder .

Drive from Saugatuck to Dearborn in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and flight; or do a combination of taxi and train. In July, plan for daily highs up to 82°F, and evening lows to 65°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Dearborn

Museums

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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