12 days in Michigan Itinerary

12 days in Michigan Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Traverse City
— 3 nights
2
Mackinac Island
— 2 nights
3
Frankenmuth
— 1 night
4
Dearborn
— Few hours
5
Holland
— 2 nights
6
Detroit
— 3 nights

3
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Traverse City

Traverse City might be well known for its huge cherry industry, but its position along Grand Traverse Bay in Lake Michigan endows it with fine scenery and a wealth of outdoor attractions.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Traverse City: Empire (Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore & Pierce Stocking Scenic Drive). There's lots more to do: sample some tasty brews at a beer tour and tasting, steep yourself in history at The Village at Grand Traverse Commons, take a stroll through Front Street, and hike along Traverse Area Recreation and Transportation Trails.

To find photos, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Traverse City trip planner.

Boston to Traverse City is an approximately 6-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Boston in June, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be slightly colder in Traverse City, with lows of °F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Fri) early enough to travel to Mackinac Island.

Things to do in Traverse City

Historic Sites Parks Wildlife

Side Trip

Empire
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Beer Tastings & Tours
Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore ©
Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore
Mission Point Lighthouse ©
Mission Point Lighthouse

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Mackinac Island

Mackinac Island ©
Mackinac Island is a city in Mackinac County in the U.S. On the 6th (Sat), take in the architecture and atmosphere at Trinity Church, learn about all things military at Fort Mackinac, thenexplore the striking landscape at Arch Rock, and finally immerse yourself in nature at Mackinac Island State Park.

To see more things to do, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Mackinac Island online trip builder.

Traveling by bus from Traverse City to Mackinac Island takes 5 hours. Expect a bit cooler weather when traveling from Traverse City in June: highs in Mackinac Island hover around °F, while lows dip to °F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 7th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Frankenmuth.

Things to do in Mackinac Island

Parks Nature Museums
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Mackinac Island State Park ©
Mackinac Island State Park
Arch Rock ©
Arch Rock
Fort Mackinac ©
Fort Mackinac

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night
Frankenmuth

Frankenmuth ©
Frankenmuth is a city in Saginaw County in the U.S. On the 8th (Mon), explore the fascinating landscape at Zak And Macs Chocolate Haus and then buy something for everyone on your list at Frankenmuth River Place Shops.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Frankenmuth trip planner.

You can fly from Mackinac Island to Frankenmuth in 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi; or do a combination of bus and taxi. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Mackinac Island in June; daily highs in Frankenmuth reach °F and lows reach °F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 8th (Mon) to allow time for the car ride to Dearborn.

Things to do in Frankenmuth

Shopping Nature Parks
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Frankenmuth River Place Shops ©
Frankenmuth River Place Shops
Zak And Macs Chocolate Haus ©
Zak And Macs Chocolate Haus

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hours
Dearborn

Dearborn ©
Dearborn sits as part of the Detroit metropolitan area and was the home of Henry Ford.
On the 8th (Mon), see the interesting displays at Greenfield Village.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Dearborn day trip tool.

Drive from Frankenmuth to Dearborn in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of taxi and bus. In June, daily temperatures in Dearborn can reach °F, while at night they dip to °F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Holland.

Things to do in Dearborn

Museums
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Greenfield Village ©
Greenfield Village

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Holland

Holland ©
Holland is a city in the western region of the Lower Peninsula of the U.S. On the 9th (Tue), get in on the family fun at Nelis' Dutch Village and then don't miss a visit to Windmill Island Gardens. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: glide through natural beauty at Saugatuck Dunes State Park and then enjoy the sand and surf at Holland State Park Beach.

Plan trip to Holland with our itinerary maker to find out where to go and what to do.

Traveling by car from Dearborn to Holland takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. In June, daytime highs in Holland are °F, while nighttime lows are °F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Detroit.

Things to do in Holland

Parks Theme Parks Outdoors
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Holland State Park Beach ©
Holland State Park Beach
Windmill Island Gardens ©
Windmill Island Gardens
Nelis' Dutch Village ©
Nelis' Dutch Village

3
nights
Detroit

Detroit ©
Founded in 1701 by a French explorer and adventurer, Detroit exerted a profound impact on the world for most of the 20th century.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Detroit: Port Huron (Hulett Farms "The Corn Man" & Blue Water Bridge) and Great Lakes Crossing Outlets (in Auburn Hills). There's still lots to do: explore the world behind art at Detroit Institute of Arts, step off the mainland to explore Belle Isle Park, take a leisurely stroll along Detroit RiverFront, and learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Detroit Zoo.

To see photos, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Detroit itinerary planner.

You can drive from Holland to Detroit in 3.5 hours. Other options are to fly; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around °F in June, and nighttime lows around °F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Detroit

Parks Museums Historic Sites

Side Trips

Port Huron, Detroit Zoo, Great Lakes Crossing Outlets
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Belle Isle Park ©
Belle Isle Park
Detroit Institute of Arts ©
Detroit Institute of Arts
Motown Museum ©
Motown Museum

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