9 days in Michigan Itinerary

9 days in Michigan Itinerary

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9 days in Michigan Itinerary

Start: Cleveland
Drive:  3​h
1
Ann Arbor
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
2
Frankenmuth
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h
3
Mears
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 45​min
4
Mackinaw City
— 1 night
ferry:  30​min
5
Mackinac Island
— 2 nights
+3
ferry + bus + taxi + Fly:  7​h
End: Cleveland

2
nights
Ann Arbor

Ann Arbor ©
Ann Arbor is a city in the U.S. Popular historic sites such as The 577 Foundation and Fort Meigs Ohio's War of 1812 Battlefield are in your itinerary. You'll discover tucked-away gems like National Museum of the Great Lakes and University of Michigan Museum of Art. Change things up with these side-trips from Ann Arbor: Dearborn (Greenfield Village & The Henry Ford) and Ciolinos (in Temperance).

To find other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Ann Arbor route planner .

Cleveland to Ann Arbor is an approximately 3-hour car ride. You can also fly; or do a combination of train and bus. Traveling from Cleveland in June, plan for a bit cooler nights in Ann Arbor, with lows around 55°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Frankenmuth.

Things to do in Ann Arbor

Museums Historic Sites Wildlife

Side Trips

Dearborn, Perrysburg, Ciolinos, National Museum of the Great Lakes
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University of Michigan Museum of Art ©
National Museum of the Great Lakes ©

1
night
Frankenmuth

Frankenmuth ©
Frankenmuth is a city in Saginaw County in the U.S. Start off your visit on the 18th (Tue): get engrossed in the history at Frankenmuth Historical Museum, look for gifts at Frankenmuth Cheese Haus, admire nature's extreme beauty at Zak And Macs Chocolate Haus, then brush up on your military savvy at Michigan Heroes Museum, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Lorenz Lutheran Church.

For maps, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Frankenmuth holiday planning site .

Traveling by car from Ann Arbor to Frankenmuth takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, flight, and taxi; or take a bus. In June, plan for daily highs up to 77°F, and evening lows to 57°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Mears.

Things to do in Frankenmuth

Museums Shopping Historic Sites
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Michigan Heroes Museum ©
Michigan Heroes Museum
St. Lorenz Lutheran Church ©
St. Lorenz Lutheran Church
Frankenmuth Historical Museum ©
Frankenmuth Historical Museum

2
nights
Mears

Mears ©
Golden Township is a civil township of Oceana County in the U.S. Kick off your visit on the 19th (Wed): visit a coastal fixture at Ludington North Breakwater Light, then enjoy the sea views from Big Sable Point Lighthouse, and then kick back and relax at Stearns Park. Keep things going the next day: enjoy the sand and surf at Silver Lake State Park, then enjoy the sea views from Little Sable Point Lighthouse, and then enjoy the sea views from Manistee North Pierhead Lighthouse.

To find reviews, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, read Mears trip itinerary builder .

Traveling by car from Frankenmuth to Mears takes 3.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 73°F in June, and nighttime lows around 53°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Thu) so you can travel to Mackinaw City.

Things to do in Mears

Historic Sites Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Ludington, Manistee North Pierhead Lighthouse, Silver Lake State Park Pedestrian Dune Access
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Big Sable Point Lighthouse ©
Big Sable Point Lighthouse
Little Sable Point Lighthouse ©
Little Sable Point Lighthouse

1
night
Mackinaw City

Mackinaw City ©
Mackinaw City is a village in Emmet and Cheboygan counties in the U.S. Kick off your visit on the 21st (Fri): steep yourself in history at Historic Mill Creek Discovery Park, snap pictures at Mackinac Bridge, then take an in-depth tour of Museum of Ojibwa Culture, and finally examine the collection at Icebreaker Mackinaw Maritime Museum Inc..

To find out how to plan a trip to Mackinaw City, use our trip itinerary maker.

Traveling by car from Mears to Mackinaw City takes 4 hours. Traveling from Mears in June, expect nights in Mackinaw City to be about the same, around 51°F, while days are little chillier, around 67°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Fri) to allow enough time to ride a ferry to Mackinac Island.

Things to do in Mackinaw City

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trip

Saint Ignace
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Historic Mill Creek Discovery Park ©
Historic Mill Creek Discovery Park
Museum of Ojibwa Culture ©
Museum of Ojibwa Culture
Mackinac Bridge ©
Mackinac Bridge

2
nights
Mackinac Island

Mackinac Island
Mackinac Island is a city in Mackinac County in the U.S. Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Sat): visit a coastal fixture at Round Island Lighthouse, see the interesting displays at Liberty Lego Display, contemplate the long history of Fort Holmes, then contemplate the long history of Biddle House, then pause for some serene contemplation at St Anne's Catholic Church, and finally stop by Island House Bike Shop. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: learn about all things military at Fort Mackinac, examine the collection at The Richard and Jane Manoogian Mackinac Art Museum, and then make a trip to Is it you spot from Somewhere in Time movie!.

To find other places to visit, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Mackinac Island day trip planner.

Mackinac Island is just a stone's throw from Mackinaw City. June in Mackinac Island sees daily highs of 67°F and lows of 51°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Mackinac Island

Museums Historic Sites Shopping
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Fort Holmes
Fort Holmes
St Anne's Catholic Church ©
St Anne's Catholic Church

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