8 days in Michigan Itinerary

8 days in Michigan Itinerary

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8 days in Michigan Itinerary

Start: Detroit
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Detroit
— 1 day
Drive:  2​h 45​min
2
Grand Rapids
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 15​min
3
Empire
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 45​min
4
Gaylord
— 1 night
Travel:  3​h 30​min
5
Mackinac Island
— 2 nights
+2
ferry + bus + Drive:  6​h 15​min
6
Munising
— 1 night
taxi + Fly:  4​h 30​min
End: Detroit

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 15th (Sat): admire all the interesting features of Comerica Park, then explore the world behind art at Detroit Institute of Arts, then examine the collection at The Henry Ford, and finally examine the collection at Greenfield Village.

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The Route module can give you travel options from your home to Detroit. In June in Detroit, expect temperatures between 79°F during the day and 61°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Grand Rapids.

Things to do in Detroit

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

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Grand Rapids

Grand Rapids ©
The second largest city in Michigan and a hub of furniture manufacturing, Grand Rapids bears the nickname "Furniture City." However, the destination's original name came from the rapids of the Grand River that once ran through the downtown area.
Start off your visit on the 16th (Sun): appreciate the history behind Leonardo da Vinci's Horse, then take in nature's colorful creations at Frederik Meijer Gardens & Sculpture Park, then steep yourself in history at Meyer May House, and finally test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, read Grand Rapids route planner .

Drive from Detroit to Grand Rapids in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 79°F in June, and nighttime lows around 59°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Empire.

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Parks Fun & Games Historic Sites
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Meyer May House ©
Meyer May House

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Empire

Empire ©
Empire is a village in Leelanau County in the U.S. Kick off your visit on the 17th (Mon): enjoy the sea views from Point Betsie Lighthouse, then cruise along Pierce Stocking Scenic Drive, and then appreciate the extensive heritage of Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore.

To see more things to do, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Empire trip planner .

Traveling by car from Grand Rapids to Empire takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi. Plan for a bit cooler temperatures traveling from Grand Rapids in June, with highs in Empire at 72°F and lows at 52°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Mon) so you can travel to Gaylord.

Things to do in Empire

Historic Sites Parks Scenic Drive

Side Trip

Point Betsie Lighthouse
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Point Betsie Lighthouse ©
Point Betsie Lighthouse

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Gaylord

Gaylord ©
Gaylord is a city in and the county seat of Otsego County, Michigan, United States. On the 18th (Tue), play a few rounds at Gaylord Golf Mecca, see the interesting displays at Call of the Wild Museum, and then explore and take pictures at Up North Blueberry Farm.

To find maps, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Gaylord trip planner .

You can drive from Empire to Gaylord in 2 hours. In June in Gaylord, expect temperatures between 74°F during the day and 53°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Tue) early enough to travel to Mackinac Island.

Things to do in Gaylord

Golf Outdoors Museums
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Call of the Wild Museum ©
Call of the Wild Museum
Up North Blueberry Farm ©
Up North Blueberry Farm

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Mackinac Island

Mackinac Island ©
Mackinac Island is a city in Mackinac County in the U.S. On the 19th (Wed), explore the galleries of Fort Mackinac, then admire the majestic nature at Mackinac Island State Park, and then explore the striking landscape at Arch Rock. On the next day, look for gifts at Caddywampus, contemplate the long history of Fort Holmes, trot along 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.

For reviews, photos, and more tourist information, use the Mackinac Island tour planner.

Explore your travel options from Gaylord to Mackinac Island with the Route module. When traveling from Gaylord in June, plan for slightly colder days and about the same nights in Mackinac Island: temperatures range from 67°F by day to 51°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Munising.

Things to do in Mackinac Island

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

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Munising

Munising ©
Munising is a city on the southern shore of Lake Superior on the Upper Peninsula of the U.S. On the 21st (Fri), look for all kinds of wild species at Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore. On the 22nd (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in the dramatic natural features at Miners Castle Rock, then admire the sheer force of Miners Falls, then admire the sheer force of Munising Falls, and finally putt your heart out at Miners Falls Mini Golf.

To see photos, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Munising holiday planning site .

You can do a combination of ferry, bus, and car from Mackinac Island to Munising in 6.5 hours. Another option is to do a combination of ferry, bus, and taxi. In June, daily temperatures in Munising can reach 68°F, while at night they dip to 49°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Munising

Parks Nature Wildlife
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Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore ©
Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore
Munising Falls ©
Munising Falls
Miners Falls ©
Miners Falls

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