7 days in Michigan Itinerary

7 days in Michigan Itinerary

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7 days in Michigan Itinerary

Start: Indianapolis
Fly:  3​h 45​min
1
Dearborn
— Few hours
bus + Fly:  2​h 15​min
2
Traverse City
— 2 nights
bus + ferry:  4​h 15​min
3
Mackinac Island
— 1 night
+2
ferry + bus + Drive:  6​h 15​min
4
Munising
— 1 day
Drive:  3​h 15​min
5
Houghton
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 15​min
6
Copper Harbor
— 1 night
Drive + Fly:  7​h 45​min
End: Indianapolis

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Dearborn

Dearborn ©
Dearborn sits as part of the Detroit metropolitan area and was the home of Henry Ford.
Kick off your visit on the 15th (Mon): wander the streets of Campus Martius Park and then examine the collection at Marvin's Marvelous Mechanical Museum.

To see ratings, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Dearborn trip itinerary maker .

Indianapolis to Dearborn is an approximately 4-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of bus and flight. Expect a daytime high around 82°F in July, and nighttime lows around 65°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Mon) early enough to travel to Traverse City.

Things to do in Dearborn

Neighborhoods Museums

Side Trips

Campus Martius Park, Marvin's Marvelous Mechanical Museum
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Marvin's Marvelous Mechanical Museum ©

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 16th (Tue), do a tasting at Black Star Farms Winery, then do a tasting at L. Mawby Vineyards, then learn about winemaking at Chateau Chantal Winery & Tasting Room, and finally do a tasting at Brys Estate Vineyard & Winery. On the 17th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: tour the pleasant surroundings at Clinch Park, sample the fine beverages at Grand Traverse Distillery, then do a tasting at Chateau Grand Traverse Winery, and finally learn about winemaking at Bowers Harbor Vineyards.

To find maps, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Traverse City journey maker .

Traveling by combination of bus and flight from Dearborn to Traverse City takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Dearborn in July, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be little chillier in Traverse City, with lows of 59°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Wed) early enough to travel to Mackinac Island.

Things to do in Traverse City

Wineries Parks Outdoors

Side Trip

Suttons Bay
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Black Star Farms Winery ©
Black Star Farms Winery
Bowers Harbor Vineyards ©
Bowers Harbor Vineyards
Brys Estate Vineyard & Winery ©
Brys Estate Vineyard & Winery

1
night
Mackinac Island

Mackinac Island
Mackinac Island is a city in Mackinac County in the U.S. Start off your visit on the 18th (Thu): contemplate the long history of Biddle House, look for gifts at Island House Bike Shop, make a trip to Is it you spot from Somewhere in Time movie!, steep yourself in history at Fort Holmes, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at St Anne's Catholic Church, and finally take a pleasant ride with a tour on horseback.

To find out how to plan a trip to Mackinac Island, use our trip itinerary maker.

Traveling by combination of bus and ferry from Traverse City to Mackinac Island takes 4.5 hours. When traveling from Traverse City in July, plan for little chillier days and about the same nights in Mackinac Island: temperatures range from 73°F by day to 58°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Thu) so you can travel to Munising.

Things to do in Mackinac Island

Tours Historic Sites Outdoors
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Fort Holmes
Fort Holmes
St Anne's Catholic Church ©
St Anne's Catholic Church
Biddle House ©
Biddle House

1
day
Munising

Munising ©
Munising is a city on the southern shore of Lake Superior on the Upper Peninsula of the U.S. On the 19th (Fri), admire the sheer force of Tannery Falls, then enjoy the sand and surf at Sand Point Beach, and then take in the dramatic scenery at Wagner Falls.

To see reviews, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Munising online trip itinerary builder .

You can 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. In July, daily temperatures in Munising can reach 74°F, while at night they dip to 56°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Fri) early enough to travel to Houghton.

Things to do in Munising

Parks Nature Outdoors
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Sand Point Beach ©
Sand Point Beach
Wagner Falls ©
Wagner Falls
Tannery Falls ©
Tannery Falls

1
night
Houghton

Houghton ©
Houghton is a city in the U.S. On the 20th (Sat), identify plant and animal life at Nara Nature Park, then see the interesting displays at Mineral Museum of Michigan, and then contemplate the long history of Quincy Mine.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Houghton trip itinerary planning tool .

You can drive from Munising to Houghton in 3 hours. In July, daily temperatures in Houghton can reach 75°F, while at night they dip to 55°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Sat) early enough to drive to Copper Harbor.

Things to do in Houghton

Parks Wildlife Museums

Side Trip

Quincy Mine
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Mineral Museum of Michigan ©
Mineral Museum of Michigan
Quincy Mine ©
Quincy Mine
Nara Nature Park ©
Nara Nature Park

1
night
Copper Harbor

Copper Harbor ©
Copper Harbor is an unincorporated community and census-designated place in northeastern Keweenaw County in the U.S. Start off your visit on the 21st (Sun): identify plant and animal life at Estivant Pines Nature Sanctuary and then explore and take pictures at Fort Wilkins State Park.

To find out how to plan a trip to Copper Harbor, use our trip itinerary maker.

Traveling by car from Houghton to Copper Harbor takes 1.5 hours. July in Copper Harbor sees daily highs of 72°F and lows of 56°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Copper Harbor

Parks Wildlife Nature
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Fort Wilkins State Park ©
Fort Wilkins State Park

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