9 days in Michigan Itinerary

9 days in Michigan Itinerary

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Empire
— 1 night
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Mackinac Island
— 1 night
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Paradise
— 1 night
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Munising
— 2 nights
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Ontonagon
— 1 night
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Dearborn
— 2 nights

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Empire

Empire ©
Empire is a village in Leelanau County in the U.S. Kick off your visit on the 8th (Sat): trek along Old Indian Trail and then take a memorable drive along Pierce Stocking Scenic Drive. On your second day here, explore the striking landscape of Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore.

For reviews, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, use the Empire attractions planner.

Kalamazoo to Empire is an approximately 3.5-hour car ride. Expect slightly colder weather when traveling from Kalamazoo in August: highs in Empire hover around 75°F, while lows dip to 58°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Sun) early enough to travel to Mackinac Island.

Things to do in Empire

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites · Wildlife
Highlights from your plan
Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore ©
Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore
Old Indian Trail ©
Old Indian Trail

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Mackinac Island

Mackinac Island ©
Mackinac Island is a city in Mackinac County in the U.S. Start off your visit on the 10th (Mon): pause for some serene contemplation at Trinity Church, then explore the galleries of Fort Mackinac, then admire the majestic nature at Mackinac Island State Park, and finally take in the dramatic natural features at Arch Rock.

For maps, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Mackinac Island online road trip planner.

Traveling by combination of taxi, bus, and ferry from Empire to Mackinac Island takes 5.5 hours. In August in Mackinac Island, expect temperatures between 72°F during the day and 59°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Mon) early enough to travel to Paradise.

Things to do in Mackinac Island

Nature · Parks · Museums · Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Arch Rock ©
Arch Rock
Mackinac Island State Park ©
Mackinac Island State Park
Fort Mackinac ©
Fort Mackinac

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Paradise

Paradise ©
Paradise is an unincorporated community in Whitefish Township, Chippewa County in the U.S. Kick off your visit on the 11th (Tue): see the interesting displays at Great Lakes Shipwreck Museum, get engrossed in the history at Whitefish Point Light, and then admire the sheer force of Tahquamenon Falls State Park.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Paradise route planner.

You can do a combination of ferry and car from Mackinac Island to Paradise in 3 hours. Another option is to do a combination of ferry, bus, and taxi. Plan for a bit cooler nights when traveling from Mackinac Island in August since evenings lows in Paradise dip to 53°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Tue) so you can go by car to Munising.

Things to do in Paradise

Museums · Nature · Parks
Highlights from your plan
Great Lakes Shipwreck Museum ©
Great Lakes Shipwreck Museum
Tahquamenon Falls State Park ©
Tahquamenon Falls State Park
Whitefish Point Light ©
Whitefish Point Light

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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 12th (Wed): take a memorable tour with Tours, take an in-depth tour of Pictured Rocks Interpretive Center, then take in the dramatic natural features at Miners Castle Rock, and finally take in the dramatic scenery at Miners Falls. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 13th (Thu): walk around Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore and then admire the sheer force of Spray Falls.

For other places to visit, ratings, maps, and tourist information, read our Munising trip itinerary builder.

Drive from Paradise to Munising in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and shuttle. In August, daytime highs in Munising are 74°F, while nighttime lows are 57°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Thu) so you can travel to Ontonagon.

Things to do in Munising

Nature · Parks · Wildlife · Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Boat Tours & Water Sports
Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore ©
Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore
Miners Falls ©
Miners Falls

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Ontonagon

Ontonagon ©
Kick off your visit on the 14th (Fri): take in the dramatic scenery at Bond Falls.

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Drive from Munising to Ontonagon in 3 hours. In August, plan for daily highs up to 73°F, and evening lows to 55°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Dearborn.

Things to do in Ontonagon

Nature · Parks
Highlights from your plan
Bond Falls ©
Bond Falls

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Dearborn

Dearborn ©
Dearborn sits as part of the Detroit metropolitan area and was the home of Henry Ford.
On the 15th (Sat), see the interesting displays at The Henry Ford, then admire the masterpieces at Detroit Institute of Arts, and then contemplate the long history of Motown Museum. On the 16th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: pause for some serene contemplation at The Cathedral Church of St. Paul, see the interesting displays at The Ford Piquette Avenue Plant, and then examine the collection at Greenfield Village.

For traveler tips, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Dearborn trip itinerary website.

Traveling by car from Ontonagon to Dearborn takes 9 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Ontonagon in August, with highs in Dearborn at 81°F and lows at 64°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Sun) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Dearborn

Museums · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Highlights from your plan
The Henry Ford ©
The Henry Ford
Greenfield Village ©
Greenfield Village
Detroit Institute of Arts ©
Detroit Institute of Arts

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