7 days in Michigan Itinerary

7 days in Michigan Itinerary

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7 days in Michigan Itinerary

Start: Cincinnati
Drive:  4​h 30​min
1
Detroit
— Few hours
Drive:  4​h
2
Empire
— 1 night
bus + ferry:  4​h 45​min
3
Mackinac Island
— 2 nights
+2
ferry + bus + Drive:  6​h 15​min
4
Munising
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h
5
Marquette
— 1 night
Fly:  5​h 30​min
End: Cincinnati

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Detroit

Detroit
Founded in 1701 by a French explorer and adventurer, Detroit exerted a profound impact on the world for most of the 20th century.
To find maps, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Detroit road trip planning site .

Cincinnati to Detroit is an approximately 4.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Cincinnati in September, expect nights in Detroit to be about the same, around 58°F, while days are slightly colder, around 75°F. You will leave for Empire on the 12th (Thu).

Things to do in Detroit

Parks Nightlife Outdoors

1
night
Empire

Empire ©
Empire is a village in Leelanau County in the U.S. Start off your visit on the 13th (Fri): enjoy the sea views from Point Betsie Lighthouse, then explore and take pictures at Pierce Stocking Scenic Drive, and then get to know the fascinating history of Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore.

For more things to do, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Empire trip itinerary maker tool .

Traveling by flight from Detroit to Empire takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Detroit in September, plan for little chillier nights in Empire, with lows around 53°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Fri) so you can travel to Mackinac Island.

Things to do in Empire

Historic Sites Nature Wildlife

Side Trip

Point Betsie Lighthouse
Highlights from your plan
Point Betsie Lighthouse ©
Point Betsie Lighthouse

2
nights
Mackinac Island

Mackinac Island ©
Mackinac Island is a city in Mackinac County in the U.S. On the 14th (Sat), take in the architecture and atmosphere at Trinity Church, then learn about all things military at Fort Mackinac, then immerse yourself in nature at Mackinac Island State Park, and finally explore the striking landscape at Arch Rock. On the 15th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: contemplate the long history of Biddle House, take a pleasant ride with a tour on horseback, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at St Anne's Catholic Church, and finally look for all kinds of wild species at The Original Mackinac Island Butterfly House & Insect World.

To find more things to do, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, read Mackinac Island journey maker website .

Do a combination of bus and ferry from Empire to Mackinac Island in 5 hours. In September, plan for daily highs up to 67°F, and evening lows to 54°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Munising.

Things to do in Mackinac Island

Parks Nature Tours
Highlights from your plan
Arch Rock ©
Arch Rock
Mackinac Island State Park ©
Mackinac Island State Park

2
nights
Munising

Munising ©
Munising is a city on the southern shore of Lake Superior on the Upper Peninsula of the U.S. Kick off your visit on the 16th (Mon): take in the dramatic scenery at Munising Falls and then explore the striking landscape of Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore. Keep things going the next day: take in the dramatic scenery at Miners Falls, then take in the dramatic natural features at Miners Castle Rock, then admire the sheer force of Wagner Falls, and finally go for a walk through Autrain Falls.

For maps, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, read Munising trip itinerary planning website .

Traveling by combination of ferry, bus, and car from Mackinac Island to Munising takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry, bus, and taxi. In September in Munising, expect temperatures between 71°F during the day and 53°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Tue) so you can drive to Marquette.

Things to do in Munising

Nature Parks Wildlife

Side Trip

Autrain Falls
Highlights from your plan
Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore ©
Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore
Munising Falls ©
Munising Falls
Miners Falls ©
Miners Falls

1
night
Marquette

Marquette ©
Marquette is a city in the U.S. Kick off your visit on the 18th (Wed): get a taste of the local shopping with Lakenenland Sculpture Park, then take in the awesome beauty at Sugarloaf Mountain, and then admire the majestic nature at Presque Isle Park.

For more things to do, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, read our Marquette online tour itinerary planner .

You can drive from Munising to Marquette in an hour. Traveling from Munising in September, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be slightly colder in Marquette, with lows of 48°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Marquette

Parks Nature Wildlife
Highlights from your plan
Presque Isle Park ©
Presque Isle Park
Sugarloaf Mountain ©
Sugarloaf Mountain

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