8 days in Michigan Itinerary

8 days in Michigan Itinerary

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8 days in Michigan Itinerary

Start: Columbus
Fly:  3​h 30​min
1
Dearborn
— Few hours
Fly + Taxi:  3​h 30​min
2
Munising
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
3
Mackinaw City
— 1 night
Ferry:  30​min
4
Mackinac Island
— 2 nights
Ferry + Bus:  4​h 15​min
5
Traverse City
— 2 nights
Fly:  5​h
End: Columbus

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Dearborn

Dearborn ©
Dearborn sits as part of the Detroit metropolitan area and was the home of Henry Ford.
On the 1st (Sat), see the interesting displays at Greenfield Village, then examine the collection at The Henry Ford, and then steep yourself in history at Motown Museum.

To see more things to do, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Dearborn visit planner .

Columbus to Dearborn is an approximately 3.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of bus, taxi, and flight. June in Dearborn sees daily highs of 79°F and lows of 61°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 1st (Sat) so you can travel to Munising.

Things to do in Dearborn

Museums Historic Sites

Side Trip

Motown Museum
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The Henry Ford ©
The Henry Ford
Greenfield Village ©
Greenfield Village
Motown Museum ©
Motown Museum

2
nights
Munising

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 2nd (Sun): explore the striking landscape of Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore. Here are some ideas for day two: take in the dramatic scenery at Tannery Falls, enjoy the sand and surf at Sand Point Beach, and then take in the dramatic scenery at Wagner Falls.

To find traveler tips, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Munising road trip planning website .

You can do a combination of flight and taxi from Dearborn to Munising in 3.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and car; or drive. Traveling from Dearborn in June, things will get slightly colder in Munising: highs are around 68°F and lows about 49°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Mon) early enough to go by car to Mackinaw City.

Things to do in Munising

Parks Nature Wildlife
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Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore ©
Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore
Wagner Falls ©
Wagner Falls
Sand Point Beach ©
Sand Point Beach

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night
Mackinaw City

Mackinaw City ©
Mackinaw City is a village in Emmet and Cheboygan counties in the U.S. On the 4th (Tue), take in the spiritual surroundings of Cross In The Woods National Shrine, see the interesting displays at Great Lake Light House Keepers, see the interesting displays at Museum of Ojibwa Culture, then immerse yourself in nature at Straits State Park, and finally take an in-depth tour of Mackinaw Bridge Museum.

For traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Mackinaw City tour itinerary builder .

Traveling by car from Munising to Mackinaw City takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus. In June in Mackinaw City, expect temperatures between 67°F during the day and 51°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Tue) to allow enough time to ride a ferry to Mackinac Island.

Things to do in Mackinaw City

Museums Parks Nature

Side Trips

Saint Ignace, Cross In The Woods National Shrine
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Cross In The Woods National Shrine ©
Museum of Ojibwa Culture ©
Museum of Ojibwa Culture
Mackinaw Bridge Museum ©
Mackinaw Bridge Museum

2
nights
Mackinac Island

Mackinac Island ©
Mackinac Island is a city in Mackinac County in the U.S. On the 5th (Wed), explore the striking landscape at Arch Rock, see the interesting displays at The Richard and Jane Manoogian Mackinac Art Museum, then make a trip to Fort Holmes, then pause for some serene contemplation at St Anne's Catholic Church, and finally trot along with a tour on horseback. On your second day here, identify plant and animal life at The Original Mackinac Island Butterfly House & Insect World, then brush up on your military savvy at Fort Mackinac, and then immerse yourself in nature at Mackinac Island State Park.

To see photos, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Mackinac Island trip maker app .

Mackinac Island is just a stone's throw from Mackinaw City. In June, daytime highs in Mackinac Island are 67°F, while nighttime lows are 51°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Thu) so you can travel to Traverse City.

Things to do in Mackinac Island

Parks Nature Museums
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St Anne's Catholic Church ©
St Anne's Catholic Church
Fort Holmes
Fort Holmes

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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 7th (Fri): see the interesting displays at Music House Museum, then kick back and relax at Clinch Park, and then explore the landscape on two wheels at Traverse Area Recreation and Transportation Trails. Here are some ideas for day two: tour the pleasant surroundings at Sleeping Bear Heritage Trail, appreciate the extensive heritage of Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore, and then do a tasting at Left Foot Charley Winery.

To find other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, read our Traverse City route builder website .

Getting from Mackinac Island to Traverse City by combination of ferry and bus takes about 4.5 hours. When traveling from Mackinac Island in June, plan for a bit warmer days in Traverse City, with highs around 76°F, while nights are about the same with lows around 54°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Traverse City

Parks Outdoors Trails

Side Trips

Sleeping Bear Heritage Trail, Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore, Music House Museum
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Music House Museum ©
Music House Museum

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