8 days in Michigan Itinerary

8 days in Michigan Itinerary

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Traverse City
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Frankenmuth
— 1 night
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Dearborn
— 1 night
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Mackinac Island
— 2 nights
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Munising
— 2 nights

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Traverse City

Cherry Capital of the World

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.
Kick off your visit on the 27th (Sat): appreciate the extensive heritage of Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore. On the 28th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: get interesting insight from Tours and then sample some tasty brews at a beer tour and tasting.

To see other places to visit and other tourist information, you can read our Traverse City trip app.

Minneapolis to Traverse City is an approximately 6.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference moving from Central Standard Time (CST) to Eastern Standard Time (EST) is 1 hour. Traveling from Minneapolis in June, expect a bit cooler with lows of 54°F in Traverse City. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Sun) so you can go by car to Frankenmuth.

Things to do in Traverse City

Tours · Breweries & Distilleries · Historic Sites · Outdoors

Side Trip

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Beer Tastings & Tours
Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore ©
Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore
Boat Tours & Water Sports

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Frankenmuth

Frankenmuth ©
Frankenmuth is a city in Saginaw County in the U.S. Kick off your visit on the 29th (Mon): walk around Wilkommen Park, take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports, admire nature's extreme beauty at Zak And Macs Chocolate Haus, then stop by Bronner's Christmas Wonderland, and finally browse the different shops at Frankenmuth River Place Shops.

Quickly create a custom-made itinerary for Frankenmuth using our trip planner.

Getting from Traverse City to Frankenmuth by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: fly; or do a combination of bus and taxi. In June, daily temperatures in Frankenmuth can reach 77°F, while at night they dip to 57°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 29th (Mon) so you can go by car to Dearborn.

Things to do in Frankenmuth

Shopping · Outdoors · Tours · Parks
Highlights from your plan
Bronner's Christmas Wonderland ©
Bronner's Christmas Wonderland
Boat Tours & Water Sports
Frankenmuth River Place Shops ©
Frankenmuth River Place Shops

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Dearborn

Dearborn ©
Dearborn sits as part of the Detroit metropolitan area and was the home of Henry Ford.
On the 30th (Tue), steep yourself in history at Motown Museum, then admire the masterpieces at Detroit Institute of Arts, then see the interesting displays at The Henry Ford, and finally see the interesting displays at Greenfield Village.

To see ratings, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, read our Dearborn online road trip planner.

You can drive from Frankenmuth to Dearborn in 2 hours. Other options are to fly; or do a combination of taxi and bus. Expect a daytime high around 79°F in June, and nighttime lows around 61°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Tue) early enough to travel to Mackinac Island.

Things to do in Dearborn

Museums · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Highlights from your plan
The Henry Ford ©
The Henry Ford
Greenfield Village ©
Greenfield Village
Detroit Institute of Arts ©
Detroit Institute of Arts

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Mackinac Island

Mackinac Island ©
Mackinac Island is a city in Mackinac County in the U.S. On the 1st (Wed), take in the architecture and atmosphere at Trinity Church, then take an in-depth tour of Fort Mackinac, then admire the majestic nature at Mackinac Island State Park, and finally take in the dramatic natural features at Arch Rock. On the next day, contemplate the long history of Fort Holmes, get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports, then pause for some serene contemplation 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 see photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Mackinac Island trip itinerary planning site.

You can do a combination of flight and ferry from Dearborn to Mackinac Island in 6 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus and ferry; or do a combination of bus and ferry. Traveling from Dearborn in June, expect Mackinac Island to be little chillier, temps between 67°F and 51°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Thu) so you can travel to Munising.

Things to do in Mackinac Island

Parks · Historic Sites · Nature · Tours
Highlights from your plan
Arch Rock ©
Arch Rock
Mackinac Island State Park ©
Mackinac Island State Park
Fort Mackinac ©
Fort Mackinac

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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 3rd (Fri): take in the dramatic scenery at Miners Falls, take in the dramatic natural features at Miners Castle Rock, then putt your heart out at Miners Falls Mini Golf, and finally get interesting insight from Tours. On the 4th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in the dramatic scenery at Munising Falls and then contemplate the waterfront views at Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore.

Use Inspirock's suggestions to plan your Munising trip and find the best activities and attractions for your vacation.

Traveling by combination of ferry, bus, and car from Mackinac Island to Munising takes 7 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. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Sat) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Munising

Nature · Parks · Wildlife · Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Boat Tours & Water Sports
Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore ©
Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore
Munising Falls ©
Munising Falls

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