7 days in Michigan Itinerary

7 days in Michigan Itinerary

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7 days in Michigan Itinerary

Start: Dayton
Taxi + Fly:  2​h 30​min
1
Dearborn
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 15​min
2
Saugatuck
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
3
Hart
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h
4
Empire
— 1 night
Fly + Taxi:  4​h 15​min
End: Dayton

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 1st (Mon): see the interesting displays at Greenfield Village, then examine the collection at The Henry Ford, and then stop by Block’s Stand & Greenhouse. On the 2nd (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: admire nature's wide array of creatures at Detroit Zoo, then see the interesting displays at Motown Museum, then explore the world behind art at Detroit Institute of Arts, and finally admire all the interesting features of Comerica Park.

For maps, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, read Dearborn day trip website .

Dayton to Dearborn is an approximately 2.5-hour combination of taxi and flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. July in Dearborn sees daily highs of 82°F and lows of 65°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Tue) so you can go by car to Saugatuck.

Things to do in Dearborn

Museums Zoos & Aquariums Parks

Side Trips

Detroit, Detroit Zoo, Block’s Stand & Greenhouse
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Greenfield Village ©
Greenfield Village
The Henry Ford ©
The Henry Ford
Detroit Institute of Arts ©
Detroit Institute of Arts

3
nights
Saugatuck

Saugatuck ©
Saugatuck is a city in Allegan County in the U.S. Kids will enjoy Oval Beach and Silver Beach County Park. Escape the urban bustle at Holland State Park Beach and Pere Marquette Park. Get out of town with these interesting Saugatuck side-trips: Gilmore Car Museum (in Hickory Corners) and Saint Joseph (Whirlpool Compass Fountain & Silver Beach Carousel). The adventure continues: indulge your taste buds at Holland Farmers Market and view the masterpieces at J. Petter Galleries.

To find photos, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Saugatuck vacation builder .

You can drive from Dearborn to Saugatuck in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and taxi; or do a combination of train and taxi. In July in Saugatuck, expect temperatures between 81°F during the day and 61°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Fri) early enough to travel to Hart.

Things to do in Saugatuck

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Saint Joseph, Holland, Gilmore Car Museum, J. Petter Galleries, Pere Marquette Park
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Oval Beach ©
Oval Beach
Holland State Park Beach ©
Holland State Park Beach
Gilmore Car Museum ©
Gilmore Car Museum

1
night
Hart

Hart ©
Hart is a city in the U.S. Kick off your visit on the 6th (Sat): visit a coastal fixture at Little Sable Point Lighthouse, then stroll around Silver Lake State Park Pedestrian Dune Access, and then immerse yourself in nature at Silver Lake State Park.

For ratings, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Hart trip planning site .

Drive from Saugatuck to Hart in 1.5 hours. Expect a bit cooler weather when traveling from Saugatuck in July: highs in Hart hover around 76°F, while lows dip to 57°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Sat) so you can travel to Empire.

Things to do in Hart

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trip

Mears
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Little Sable Point Lighthouse ©
Little Sable Point Lighthouse
Silver Lake State Park ©
Silver Lake State Park

1
night
Empire

Empire ©
Empire is a village in Leelanau County in the U.S. Start off your visit on the 7th (Sun): get to know the fascinating history of Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore, then enjoy the sea views from Point Betsie Lighthouse, and then take a memorable drive along Pierce Stocking Scenic Drive.

To find traveler tips, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Empire trip itinerary maker site .

You can drive from Hart to Empire in 2 hours. In July in Empire, expect temperatures between 75°F during the day and 57°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Empire

Historic Sites Scenic Drive Outdoors

Side Trip

Point Betsie Lighthouse
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Point Betsie Lighthouse ©
Point Betsie Lighthouse

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