8 days in Michigan Itinerary

8 days in Michigan Itinerary

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8 days in Michigan Itinerary

Start: Saint Louis
Fly:  5​h 15​min
1
Marquette
— 1 night
+2
Bus + Drive + Ferry:  6​h 45​min
2
Mackinac Island
— 1 day
Ferry + Bus:  4​h 15​min
3
Traverse City
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h
4
Holland
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h
5
Dearborn
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h
End: Saint Louis

1
night
Marquette

Marquette ©
Marquette is a city in the U.S. On the 7th (Fri), shop like a local with Lakenenland Sculpture Park.

For more things to do, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Marquette vacation planner.

Saint Louis to Marquette is an approximately 5.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Saint Louis to Marquette. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from Saint Louis in June, with highs in Marquette at 70°F and lows at 49°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Sat) early enough to travel to Mackinac Island.

Things to do in Marquette

Parks Nature Wildlife
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Lakenenland Sculpture Park ©
Lakenenland Sculpture Park
Presque Isle Park ©
Presque Isle Park
Sugarloaf Mountain ©
Sugarloaf Mountain

1
day
Mackinac Island

Mackinac Island ©
Mackinac Island is a city in Mackinac County in the U.S. On the 9th (Sun), immerse yourself in nature at Mackinac Island State Park, look for gifts at Little Luxuries of Mackinac Island, then explore the galleries of Fort Mackinac, and finally explore the striking landscape at Arch Rock.

For ratings, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Mackinac Island online travel route builder .

Traveling by combination of bus, car, and ferry from Marquette to Mackinac Island takes 7 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight, bus, and ferry. In June, plan for daily highs up to 67°F, and evening lows to 51°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Sun) early enough to travel to Traverse City.

Things to do in Mackinac Island

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

2
nights
Traverse City

Traverse City ©
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.
Start off your visit on the 10th (Mon): stop by Cherry Republic - Glen Arbor, appreciate the extensive heritage of Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore, and then buy something for everyone on your list at The Village at Grand Traverse Commons. Keep things going the next day: visit a coastal fixture at Old Mission Lighthouse, then play a few rounds at Pirate's Cove Adventure Golf, and then wander the streets of Front Street.

To see other places to visit, ratings, maps, and tourist information, use the Traverse City trip planner .

You can do a combination of ferry and bus from Mackinac Island to Traverse City in 4.5 hours. When traveling from Mackinac Island in June, plan for somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Traverse City: temperatures range from 76°F by day to 54°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Tue) so you can go by car to Holland.

Things to do in Traverse City

Historic Sites Shopping Golf

Side Trips

Cherry Republic of Glen Arbor, Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore
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Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore ©
The Village at Grand Traverse Commons ©
Mission Point Lighthouse ©
Mission Point Lighthouse

1
night
Holland

Holland ©
Holland is a city in the western region of the Lower Peninsula of the U.S. On the 12th (Wed), kick back and relax at Oval Beach, view the masterpieces at J. Petter Galleries, then enjoy the sand and surf at Holland State Park Beach, and finally pick up some local products at Bowerman Blueberries Farm Market.

For where to stay, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Holland day trip app .

Getting from Traverse City to Holland by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a bus; or do a combination of flight and train. Expect a daytime high around 78°F in June, and nighttime lows around 59°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Dearborn.

Things to do in Holland

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

J. Petter Galleries, Oval Beach
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Holland State Park Beach ©
Holland State Park Beach
Oval Beach ©
Oval Beach
J. Petter Galleries ©
J. Petter Galleries

2
nights
Dearborn

Dearborn ©
Dearborn sits as part of the Detroit metropolitan area and was the home of Henry Ford.
On the 13th (Thu), see the interesting displays at Greenfield Village, examine the collection at The Henry Ford, then explore the world behind art at Detroit Institute of Arts, then take in the exciting artwork at Scarab Club, and finally steep yourself in history at Motown Museum. Here are some ideas for day two: take a stroll through Greektown, shop like a local with Eastern Market, then browse the different shops at Somerset Collection, and finally browse the different shops at Great Lakes Crossing Outlets.

To find reviews, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Dearborn trip itinerary planner .

Getting from Holland to Dearborn by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: do a combination of train, flight, and bus; or do a combination of train, bus, and flight. Expect a daytime high around 79°F in June, and nighttime lows around 61°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Dearborn

Shopping Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Detroit, Somerset Collection, Great Lakes Crossing Outlets
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Greenfield Village ©
Greenfield Village
The Henry Ford ©
The Henry Ford
Detroit Institute of Arts ©
Detroit Institute of Arts

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