8 days in Michigan Itinerary

8 days in Michigan Itinerary

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Fly to Detroit Metropolitan Wayne County Airport, Drive to Dearborn
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Dearborn
— 1 day
Fly to Pellston, Ferry to Mackinac Island
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Mackinac Island
— 3 nights
Ferry
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Mackinaw City
— 1 night
Drive
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Munising
— 3 nights
Drive

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Dearborn

— 1 day
Dearborn sits as part of the Detroit metropolitan area and was the home of Henry Ford.
Start off your visit on the 2nd (Thu): pause for some serene contemplation at The Cathedral Church of St. Paul, contemplate the long history of Motown Museum, and then examine the collection at The Henry Ford.

To see more things to do, photos, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Dearborn trip maker.

Moline to Dearborn is an approximately 4-hour combination of flight and car. You can also drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Moline to Dearborn is 1 hour. While traveling from Moline, expect little chillier days and about the same nights in Dearborn, ranging from highs of 75°F to lows of 58°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Thu) early enough to travel to Mackinac Island.

Things to do in Dearborn

Museums · Historic Sites

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Mackinac Island

— 3 nights
Mackinac Island is a city in Mackinac County in the U.S. state of Michigan. You'll discover tucked-away gems like St Anne's Catholic Church and The Richard and Jane Manoogian Mackinac Art Museum. There's lots more to do: take in the dramatic natural features at Arch Rock, take a pleasant ride with a tour on horseback, brush up on your military savvy at Fort Mackinac, and make a trip to Is It You Spot From Somewhere in Time Movie!.

For reviews, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Mackinac Island trip itinerary builder app.

You can do a combination of flight and ferry from Dearborn to Mackinac Island in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and ferry; or do a combination of bus and ferry. When traveling from Dearborn in September, plan for slightly colder days in Mackinac Island, with highs around 67°F, while nights are about the same with lows around 54°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Sun) early enough to ride a ferry to Mackinaw City.

Things to do in Mackinac Island

Parks · Historic Sites · Nature · Tours
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Mackinaw City

— 1 night
Mackinaw City is a village in Emmet and Cheboygan counties in the U.S. state of Michigan. Kick off your visit on the 6th (Mon): walk around Bridge View Park, then admire the natural beauty at Museum of Ojibwa Culture, then get great views at Castle Rock, and finally steep yourself in history at McGulpin Point Lighthouse & Historic Site.

To find photos, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, read Mackinaw City online attractions planner.

You can ride a ferry from Mackinac Island to Mackinaw City in an hour. In September, plan for daily highs up to 67°F, and evening lows to 54°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Munising.

Things to do in Mackinaw City

Parks · Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping

Side Trip

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Munising

— 3 nights
Munising is a city on the southern shore of Lake Superior on the Upper Peninsula of the U.S. state of Michigan. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Sugarloaf Mountain and Miners Falls. Get out of town with these interesting Munising side-trips: Marquette (Downtown Marquette & Lakenenland Sculpture Park) and Manistique (Palms Book State Park & Kitch-Iti-Kipi (The Big Spring)). Next up on the itinerary: admire the sheer force of Wagner Falls, look for gifts at UP-Scale Art, and get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports.

To see where to stay, maps, and tourist information, read Munising driving holiday planner.

Getting from Mackinaw City to Munising by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and taxi. In September, daily temperatures in Munising can reach 71°F, while at night they dip to 53°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Thu) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Munising

Parks · Nature · Shopping · Neighborhoods

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Michigan travel guide

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Great Lakes State
A state inextricably tied to its waterways, Michigan does water activities better than almost any other place in the country. Things to do in the state include numerous opportunities to swim, fish, sail, motorboat, and canoe. The country's only state to stretch over two peninsulas, Michigan features a long freshwater coastline. In a land of nearly 65,000 inland lakes and ponds, you can never be too far from a natural water source. Michigan's major claim to fame is its status as the center of the U.S. automotive industry, with the Detroit metropolitan area housing the country's three major car manufacturers. The city is also a major center of culture, the birthplace of the Motown Sound, and the home of several museums and other tourist attractions. Farther from the big urban centers, Michigan offers visitors a world of apple and cherry orchards, rustic villages, and picturesque vineyards.