8 days in Michigan Itinerary

8 days in Michigan Itinerary

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8 days in Michigan Itinerary

Start: Dayton
Drive:  4​h 30​min
1
Frankenmuth
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
2
Holland
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 15​min
3
Hart
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h
4
Empire
— 2 nights
Fly + Taxi:  4​h 15​min
End: Dayton

2
nights
Frankenmuth

Frankenmuth ©
Frankenmuth is a city in Saginaw County in the U.S. Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Miner's Beach and Island Lake State Recreation Area. Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at Bronner's Christmas Wonderland and Great Lakes Crossing Outlets. There's more to do: buy something for everyone on your list at Frankenmuth River Place Shops.

For where to stay, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Frankenmuth online sightseeing planner .

Dayton to Frankenmuth is an approximately 4.5-hour combination of taxi and flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of taxi and flight. Traveling from Dayton in August, plan for a bit cooler nights in Frankenmuth, with lows around 58°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Holland.

Things to do in Frankenmuth

Outdoors Shopping Beaches

Side Trips

Miner's Beach, Great Lakes Crossing Outlets, Island Lake State Recreation Area
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Bronner's Christmas Wonderland ©
Bronner's Christmas Wonderland
Frankenmuth River Place Shops ©
Frankenmuth River Place Shops
Great Lakes Crossing Outlets ©
Great Lakes Crossing Outlets

1
night
Holland

Holland ©
Holland is a city in the western region of the Lower Peninsula of the U.S. Start off your visit on the 20th (Tue): tour the pleasant surroundings at Oval Beach, then pick up some local products at Holland Farmers Market, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Holland State Park Beach.

For ratings, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Holland driving holiday planning app .

Getting from Frankenmuth to Holland by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a bus. August in Holland sees daily highs of 80°F and lows of 60°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Tue) so you can drive to Hart.

Things to do in Holland

Outdoors Beaches Parks

Side Trip

Oval Beach
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Holland State Park Beach ©
Holland State Park Beach
Oval Beach ©
Oval Beach
Holland Farmers Market ©
Holland Farmers Market

2
nights
Hart

Hart ©
Hart is a city in the U.S. Kick off your visit on the 21st (Wed): stroll through Stearns Park, stop by The Jam Farm, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Silver Lake State Park Pedestrian Dune Access. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 22nd (Thu): admire the majestic nature at Ludington State Park and then enjoy the sand and surf at Fifth Avenue Beach.

To see ratings, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Hart day trip tool .

Traveling by car from Holland to Hart takes 1.5 hours. In August, daytime highs in Hart are 76°F, while nighttime lows are 57°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Empire.

Things to do in Hart

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Ludington, Fifth Avenue Beach
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Ludington State Park ©
Ludington State Park
Fifth Avenue Beach ©
Fifth Avenue Beach

2
nights
Empire

Empire ©
Empire is a village in Leelanau County in the U.S. Start off your visit on the 23rd (Fri): trek along Empire Bluff Trail and then appreciate the extensive heritage of Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore. Here are some ideas for day two: take a memorable drive along Pierce Stocking Scenic Drive and then enjoy the sand and surf at Lake Michigan Beach Park.

For where to stay, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Empire trip planning tool .

Getting from Hart to Empire by car takes about 2 hours. In August, daytime highs in Empire are 75°F, while nighttime lows are 58°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Empire

Outdoors Parks Nature
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