9 days in United States Itinerary

9 days in United States Itinerary

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9 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Detroit
+2
Fly + taxi + bus:  4​h 45​min
1
Mackinaw City
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h 30​min
2
Calumet
— 2 nights
Drive:  30​min
3
Houghton
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h
4
Marquette
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h
End: Detroit

2
nights
Mackinaw City

Mackinaw City ©
Mackinaw City is a village in Emmet and Cheboygan counties in the U.S. Museum-lovers will get to explore Mackinaw Bridge Museum and Heritage Village at Mackinaw. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Shepler's Lighthouse Cruises and Thorne Swift Nature Preserve. Change things up with these side-trips from Mackinaw City: Grand Traverse Lighthouse Museum (in Northport), Seul Choix Point Lighthouse (in Gulliver) and Cross In The Woods National Shrine (in Indian River). There's still lots to do: see the interesting displays at Great Lake Light House Keepers, get your game on at Spy Quest Laser Maze, and stop by JoAnn's Fudge.

To find where to stay, photos, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Mackinaw City trip itinerary planning tool .

Detroit to Mackinaw City is an approximately 5-hour combination of flight and bus. You can also drive; or fly. Traveling from Detroit in June, things will get a bit cooler in Mackinaw City: highs are around 67°F and lows about 51°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 1st (Mon) early enough to travel to Calumet.

Things to do in Mackinaw City

Historic Sites Museums Shopping

Side Trips

Grand Traverse Lighthouse Museum, Seul Choix Point Lighthouse, Cross In The Woods National Shrine, Thorne Swift Nature Preserve
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Thorne Swift Nature Preserve ©
Thorne Swift Nature Preserve
Seul Choix Point Lighthouse ©
Seul Choix Point Lighthouse
Cross In The Woods National Shrine ©

2
nights
Calumet

Calumet ©
Calumet is a village in Calumet Township, Houghton County, in the U.S. Start off your visit on the 2nd (Tue): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Keweenaw National Historical Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: contemplate the long history of Quincy Mine, then tour the pleasant surroundings at McLain State Park, then admire the sheer force of Haven Waterfalls and Park, and finally enjoy the sea views from Fort Wilkins State Park.

To see photos, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Calumet day trip planning tool .

Traveling by car from Mackinaw City to Calumet takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. In July, plan for daily highs up to 75°F, and evening lows to 55°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Wed) so you can drive to Houghton.

Things to do in Calumet

Historic Sites Nature Parks

Side Trips

Hancock, Fort Wilkins State Park, Haven Waterfalls and Park
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Keweenaw National Historical Park ©
Keweenaw National Historical Park
Quincy Mine ©
Quincy Mine
Fort Wilkins State Park ©
Fort Wilkins State Park

2
nights
Houghton

Houghton ©
Houghton is a city in the U.S. On the 4th (Thu), see the interesting displays at Mineral Museum of Michigan, then take an in-depth tour of Carnegie Museum, and then admire all the interesting features of Adventure Mining Company. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 5th (Fri): go deep underground at Quincy Mine, get engrossed in the history at Quincy Smelter, and then identify plant and animal life at Nara Nature Park.

For photos, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Houghton trip app .

Houghton is very close to Calumet. In July, daytime highs in Houghton are 75°F, while nighttime lows are 55°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Fri) so you can drive to Marquette.

Things to do in Houghton

Museums Wildlife Parks

Side Trips

Hancock, Adventure Mining Company
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Mineral Museum of Michigan ©
Mineral Museum of Michigan
Quincy Mine ©
Quincy Mine
Adventure Mining Company ©
Adventure Mining Company

2
nights
Marquette

Marquette ©
Marquette is a city in the U.S. On the 6th (Sat), wander the streets of Downtown Marquette, then see the interesting displays at Marquette Regional History Center, and then hike along Iron Ore Heritage Trail. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 7th (Sun): admire the majestic nature at Presque Isle Park, examine the collection at Marquette Maritime Museum, and then indulge your thirst for a good beer at Blackrocks Brewery.

For ratings, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, read Marquette day trip planning website .

You can drive from Houghton to Marquette in 2 hours. In July in Marquette, expect temperatures between 75°F during the day and 53°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Sun) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Marquette

Parks Museums Trails
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Marquette Regional History Center ©
Marquette Regional History Center
Iron Ore Heritage Trail ©
Iron Ore Heritage Trail
Marquette Maritime Museum ©
Marquette Maritime Museum

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