8 days in Kent & Michigan Itinerary

8 days in Kent & Michigan Itinerary

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8 days in Kent & Michigan Itinerary

Start: Seattle
Drive:  30​min
1
Kent
— 1 night
+2
Drive + Fly + Drive:  6​h 45​min
2
Dearborn
— 1 day
Fly:  3​h 30​min
3
Empire
— 1 night
bus + ferry:  4​h 45​min
4
Mackinac Island
— 1 night
+2
ferry + bus + Drive:  6​h 15​min
5
Munising
— 2 nights
taxi + Fly:  9​h 15​min
End: Seattle

1
night
Kent

Kent ©
Kent is a city located in King County, Washington, United States. On the 4th (Sun), meet the residents at Point Defiance Park, tour the pleasant surroundings at Point Defiance Zoo & Aquarium, and then see the interesting displays at Washington State History Museum. On your second day here, get your game on at iFLY Indoor Skydiving - Seattle, enjoy the sand and surf at Seahurst Beach Park, and then stroll the grounds of Tahoma National Cemetery.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Kent attractions app .

Seattle to Kent is an approximately half hour car ride. In August, daytime highs in Kent are 80°F, while nighttime lows are 59°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Dearborn.

Things to do in Kent

Parks Zoos & Aquariums Beaches

Side Trips

Tacoma, iFLY Indoor Skydiving - Seattle, Seahurst Beach Park
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Tahoma National Cemetery ©
Tahoma National Cemetery
Point Defiance Zoo & Aquarium
Point Defiance Zoo & Aquarium
Point Defiance Park ©
Point Defiance Park

1
day
Dearborn

Dearborn ©
Dearborn sits as part of the Detroit metropolitan area and was the home of Henry Ford.
Kick off your visit on the 6th (Tue): examine the collection at Greenfield Village, examine the collection at The Henry Ford, then admire the masterpieces at Detroit Institute of Arts, and finally explore and take pictures at Comerica Park.

To see maps, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Dearborn online travel planner .

Explore your travel options from Kent to Dearborn with the Route module. The time zone changes from Pacific Standard Time (PST) to Eastern Standard Time (EST), which is usually a 3 hour difference. In August, daily temperatures in Dearborn can reach 81°F, while at night they dip to 64°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Tue) so you can travel to Empire.

Things to do in Dearborn

Museums

Side Trip

Detroit
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The Henry Ford ©
The Henry Ford
Greenfield Village ©
Greenfield Village
Detroit Institute of Arts ©
Detroit Institute of Arts

1
night
Empire

Empire ©
Empire is a village in Leelanau County in the U.S. On the 7th (Wed), visit a coastal fixture at Point Betsie Lighthouse, then cruise along Pierce Stocking Scenic Drive, and then get to know the fascinating history of Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore.

For ratings, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Empire holiday planner .

Getting from Dearborn to Empire by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from Dearborn in August; daily highs in Empire reach 75°F and lows reach 58°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Mackinac Island.

Things to do in Empire

Historic Sites Parks Outdoors

Side Trip

Point Betsie Lighthouse
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Point Betsie Lighthouse ©
Point Betsie Lighthouse

1
night
Mackinac Island

Mackinac Island ©
Mackinac Island is a city in Mackinac County in the U.S. On the 8th (Thu), learn about all things military at Fort Mackinac, admire the majestic nature at Mackinac Island State Park, and then explore the striking landscape at Arch Rock.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Mackinac Island trip planner .

Traveling by combination of bus and ferry from Empire to Mackinac Island takes 5 hours. In August in Mackinac Island, expect temperatures between 72°F during the day and 59°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Munising.

Things to do in Mackinac Island

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

2
nights
Munising

Munising ©
Munising is a city on the southern shore of Lake Superior on the Upper Peninsula of the U.S. Attractions like Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore and Palms Book State Park make great kid-friendly stops. There's lots more to do: take in the dramatic natural features at Miners Castle Rock, take in the dramatic scenery at Miners Falls, and try for a hole-in-one at Miners Falls Mini Golf.

To see traveler tips, ratings, photos, and tourist information, read Munising trip itinerary planner.

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. August in Munising sees daily highs of 74°F and lows of 57°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sun) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Munising

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trip

Palms Book State Park
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Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore ©
Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore
Munising Falls ©
Munising Falls
Miners Falls ©
Miners Falls

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