9 days in Frankfort & Empire Itinerary

9 days in Frankfort & Empire Itinerary

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9 days in Frankfort & Empire Itinerary

Start: New York City
+2
Drive + Fly + Drive:  9​h
1
Frankfort
— 4 nights
Drive:  30​min
2
Empire
— 4 nights
Fly + Foot:  5​h 15​min
End: New York City

4
nights
Frankfort

Frankfort ©
Frankfort is a city in Benzie County in the U.S. Frankfort is known for historic sites, beaches, nature, trails, and wildlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: enjoy the sea views from Point Betsie Lighthouse, take in the exciting artwork at Ellie Harold Art Studio & Gallery, take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports, and explore the activities along Crystal Lake.

To see photos, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Frankfort vacation maker app .

New York City to Frankfort is an approximately 9-hour combination of car and flight. You can also drive. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from New York City in August; daily highs in Frankfort reach 75°F and lows reach 58°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Wed) to allow time to drive to Empire.

Things to do in Frankfort

Outdoors Parks Winter Sports

Side Trip

Thompsonville
Highlights from your plan
Crystal Mountain ©
Crystal Mountain
Point Betsie Lighthouse ©
Point Betsie Lighthouse
The Frankfort Light ©
The Frankfort Light

4
nights
Empire

Empire ©
Empire is a village in Leelanau County in the U.S. Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore. There's lots more to do: cruise along Pierce Stocking Scenic Drive, trek along Dunes Trail, kick back and relax at Lake Michigan Beach Park, and stroll through Empire Bluff Trail.

To see photos, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Empire trip builder website .

Empire is just a stone's throw from Frankfort. In August, daily temperatures in Empire can reach 75°F, while at night they dip to 58°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Empire

Outdoors Parks Trails

Side Trip

Lake Ann Brewing Company
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Dunes Trail ©
Dunes Trail
Platte Plains Trail ©
Platte Plains Trail