8 days in Michigan Itinerary

8 days in Michigan Itinerary

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8 days in Michigan Itinerary

Start: Newark
Fly + Drive:  5​h
1
Empire
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
2
Holland
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h
3
Dearborn
— 2 nights
Drive + Fly:  4​h 15​min
End: Newark

2
nights
Empire

Empire ©
Empire is a village in Leelanau County in the U.S. Do some cultural sightseeing at Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore and Ellie Harold Art Studio & Gallery. Get outdoors at Pierce Stocking Scenic Drive and Green Point Dunes Nature Preserve. Explore Empire's surroundings by going to Ludington (Stearns Park & Ludington State Park). The adventure continues: learn about winemaking at St. Ambrose Cellars.

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

Newark to Empire is an approximately 5-hour combination of flight and car. You can also drive. Traveling from Newark in May, expect Empire to be little chillier, temps between 64°F and 43°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Tue) so you can drive to Holland.

Things to do in Empire

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

Ludington, Ellie Harold Art Studio & Gallery, St. Ambrose Cellars, Green Point Dunes Nature Preserve
Highlights from your plan
Ludington State Park ©
Ludington State Park
St. Ambrose Cellars ©
St. Ambrose Cellars

3
nights
Holland

Holland ©
Holland is a city in the western region of the Lower Peninsula of the U.S. Visit Holland State Park Beach and Oval Beach for some beach relaxation. Visiting Silver Lake State Park Pedestrian Dune Access and Upper Macatawa Cycling Trails will get you outdoors. Explore Holland's surroundings by going to Gilmore Car Museum (in Hickory Corners), Pere Marquette Park (in Muskegon) and Saint Joseph (Whirlpool Compass Fountain & Silver Beach County Park).

Take the guesswork out of planning a Holland vacation by using our trip itinerary maker.

You can drive from Empire to Holland in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi, bus, and train; or take a bus. Traveling from Empire in May, expect a bit warmer with lows of 49°F in Holland. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Fri) to allow time to drive to Dearborn.

Things to do in Holland

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Saint Joseph, Oval Beach, Upper Macatawa Cycling Trails, Gilmore Car Museum, Silver Lake State Park Pedestrian Dune Access
Highlights from your plan
Holland State Park Beach ©
Holland State Park Beach
Gilmore Car Museum ©
Gilmore Car Museum

2
nights
Dearborn

Dearborn ©
Dearborn sits as part of the Detroit metropolitan area and was the home of Henry Ford.
On the 23rd (Sat), see the interesting displays at Greenfield Village, examine the collection at The Henry Ford, then admire the masterpieces at Detroit Institute of Arts, then contemplate the long history of Motown Museum, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Florian Catholic Church. Keep things going the next day: steep yourself in history at The Ford Piquette Avenue Plant, explore the landscape on two wheels at Island Lake State Recreation Area, and then partake in some friendly competition at Decode Ann Arbor.

To see photos, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Dearborn route tool .

Traveling by car from Holland to Dearborn takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of bus and flight. In May in Dearborn, expect temperatures between 71°F during the day and 51°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Dearborn

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trips

Detroit, Decode Ann Arbor, St. Florian Catholic Church, Island Lake State Recreation Area
Highlights from your plan
Greenfield Village ©
Greenfield Village
The Henry Ford ©
The Henry Ford
Detroit Institute of Arts ©
Detroit Institute of Arts

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