8 days in Michigan Itinerary

8 days in Michigan Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Tampa, Florida
Fly:  5 h 45 min
1
Dearborn
— 1 night
Fly + Taxi:  3 h 30 min
2
Munising
— 2 nights
Drive:  2 h 30 min
3
Paradise
— 1 night
Drive + Ferry:  2 h
4
Mackinac Island
— 1 night
Ferry + Bus:  4 h 45 min
5
Empire
— 2 nights
Fly:  7 h 30 min
End: Tampa, Florida

1
night
Dearborn

Dearborn ©
Dearborn sits as part of the Detroit metropolitan area and was the home of Henry Ford.
Kick off your visit on the 4th (Sat): walk around Kellogg Park.

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

Tampa to Dearborn is an approximately 6- hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or drive. In July, Dearborn is slightly colder than Tampa - with highs of 82°F and lows of 65°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sun) so you can travel to Munising.

Things to do in Dearborn

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trips

Detroit, Kellogg Park
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The Henry Ford ©
The Henry Ford
Greenfield Village ©
Greenfield Village
Detroit Institute of Arts ©
Detroit Institute of Arts

2
nights
Munising

Munising ©
Munising is a city on the southern shore of Lake Superior on the Upper Peninsula of the U.S. Start off your visit on the 6th (Mon): take in the dramatic scenery at Munising Falls and then explore the wealth of natural beauty at Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore. Keep things going the next day: take in the dramatic scenery at Wagner Falls, explore the striking landscape at Miners Castle Rock, and then admire the sheer force of Miners Falls.

To see reviews, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Munising tour itinerary builder app.

Do a combination of flight and taxi from Dearborn to Munising in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and car; or drive. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from Dearborn in July; daily highs in Munising reach 74°F and lows reach 56°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Tue) so you can drive to Paradise.

Things to do in Munising

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

1
night
Paradise

Paradise ©
Paradise is an unincorporated community in Whitefish Township, Chippewa County in the U.S. Start off your visit on the 8th (Wed): examine the collection at Great Lakes Shipwreck Museum, contemplate the waterfront views at Tahquamenon Falls, and then take in the dramatic scenery at Tahquamenon Falls State Park.

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Drive from Munising to Paradise in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of shuttle and car. In July in Paradise, expect temperatures between 74°F during the day and 53°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Wed) so you can travel to Mackinac Island.

Things to do in Paradise

Nature Parks Museums
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Tahquamenon Falls State Park ©
Tahquamenon Falls State Park
Tahquamenon Falls ©
Tahquamenon Falls
Great Lakes Shipwreck Museum ©
Great Lakes Shipwreck Museum

1
night
Mackinac Island

Mackinac Island ©
Mackinac Island is a city in Mackinac County in the U.S. Kick off your visit on the 9th (Thu): expand your understanding of the military at Fort Mackinac, then immerse yourself in nature at Mackinac Island State Park, and then explore the striking landscape at Arch Rock.

For more things to do, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Mackinac Island trip itinerary site.

You can do a combination of car and ferry from Paradise to Mackinac Island in 2 hours. Another option is to do a combination of taxi, bus, and ferry. In July, daytime highs in Mackinac Island are 73°F, while nighttime lows are 58°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Thu) so you can travel to Empire.

Things to do in Mackinac Island

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

2
nights
Empire

Empire ©
Empire is a village in Leelanau County in the U.S. On the 10th (Fri), stroll through Sleeping Bear Heritage Trail and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore. On your second day here, trek along Empire Bluff Trail and then take a memorable drive along Pierce Stocking Scenic Drive.

To see photos, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Empire journey planner.

Traveling by combination of ferry and bus from Mackinac Island to Empire takes 5 hours. In July, daily temperatures in Empire can reach 75°F, while at night they dip to 57°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Empire

Parks Outdoors Historic Sites

Side Trip

Sleeping Bear Heritage Trail
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Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore ©
Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore

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