8 days in Michigan Itinerary

8 days in Michigan Itinerary

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Dearborn
— 1 day
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Munising
— 2 nights
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Empire
— 2 nights
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Holland
— 3 nights
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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 25th (Fri): see the interesting displays at The Henry Ford and then steep yourself in history at Motown Museum.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Dearborn travel route planner.

Cincinnati to Dearborn is an approximately 3-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. In June, plan for daily highs up to 79°F, and evening lows to 61°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Fri) early enough to catch the flight to Munising.

Things to do in Dearborn

Museums · Historic Sites

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Find places to stay Jun 25 — 26:

Munising

— 2 nights
Munising is a city on the southern shore of Lake Superior on the Upper Peninsula of the U.S. state of Michigan. Start off your visit on the 26th (Sat): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore and then take in the dramatic scenery at Spray Falls. Keep things going the next day: take in the dramatic natural features at Miners Castle Rock, then enjoy the sand and surf at Sand Point Beach, and then get outside with Outdoor Activities.

For photos, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Munising day trip planning site.

Traveling by flight from Dearborn to Munising takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and taxi; or drive. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from Dearborn in June; daily highs in Munising reach 68°F and lows reach 49°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Empire.

Things to do in Munising

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Outdoors
Find places to stay Jun 25 — 27:

Empire

— 2 nights
Empire is a village in Leelanau County in the U.S. state of Michigan. Kick off your visit on the 28th (Mon): explore the striking landscape of Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 29th (Tue): stroll through Empire Bluff Trail, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Lake Michigan Beach Park, and then cruise along Pierce Stocking Scenic Drive.

To find more things to do, reviews, maps, and tourist information, read our Empire trip itinerary builder tool.

You can drive from Munising to Empire in 4.5 hours. Another option is to do a combination of taxi and bus. In June, daytime highs in Empire are 72°F, while nighttime lows are 52°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Holland.

Things to do in Empire

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Historic Sites
Find places to stay Jun 27 — 29:

Holland

— 3 nights
Holland is a city in the western region of the Lower Peninsula of the U.S. state of Michigan. Explore Holland's surroundings by going to Muskegon (Pere Marquette Park & The Monet Garden of Muskegon), Saint Joseph (Silver Beach County Park & Whirlpool Compass Fountain) and Rainbow Ranch is now Stony Lake Stables (in New Era). There's still lots to do: kick back and relax at Silver Lake State Park Pedestrian Dune Access, pick up some local products at Holland Farmers Market, and stroll through Oval Beach.

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Traveling by car from Empire to Holland takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus; or do a combination of taxi, bus, and train. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Empire in June, with highs in Holland at 78°F and lows at 59°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Fri) so you can catch the flight back home.

Things to do in Holland

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Tours

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jun 29 — Jul 2:

Michigan travel guide

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Specialty Museums · Gift & Specialty Shops · State Parks
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.