9 days in Michigan Itinerary

9 days in Michigan Itinerary

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Mackinac Island
— 3 nights
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Traverse City
— 3 nights
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Holland
— 1 night
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Dearborn
— 1 night

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Mackinac Island

Mackinac Island ©
Mackinac Island is a city in Mackinac County in the U.S. Get some historical perspective at Fort Holmes and St Anne's Catholic Church. Visiting Arch Rock and Wawashkamo Golf Club will get you outdoors. The adventure continues: learn about all things military at Fort Mackinac, enjoy the sea views from Round Island Lighthouse, admire the majestic nature at Mackinac Island State Park, and contemplate the long history of Biddle House.

To see other places to visit and other tourist information, you can read our Mackinac Island road trip planner.

New York City to Mackinac Island is an approximately 8.5-hour combination of flight and ferry. You can also do a combination of bus and ferry; or do a combination of bus and ferry. Traveling from New York City in October, expect Mackinac Island to be a bit cooler, temps between 55°F and 43°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Fri) early enough to travel to Traverse City.

Things to do in Mackinac Island

Historic Sites · Nature · Outdoors · Parks
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Arch Rock ©
Arch Rock
Fort Mackinac ©
Fort Mackinac
Mackinac Island State Park ©
Mackinac Island State Park

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Traverse City

Cherry Capital of the World

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.
Dennos Museum Center and Benzie Area Historical Society & Museum will appeal to museum buffs. Get a sense of the local culture at Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore and The Village at Grand Traverse Commons. Take a break from Traverse City with a short trip to Frankfort Beach in Frankfort, about 50 minutes away. And it doesn't end there: sample some tasty brews at a beer tour and tasting, learn about winemaking at Brys Estate Vineyard & Winery, examine the collection at Music House Museum, and view the masterpieces at Michigan Artists Gallery.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Traverse City trip builder site.

Getting from Mackinac Island to Traverse City by combination of ferry and bus takes about 5 hours. October in Traverse City sees daily highs of 60°F and lows of 44°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Mon) so you can drive to Holland.

Things to do in Traverse City

Parks · Historic Sites · Nature · Wildlife

Side Trips

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Beer Tastings & Tours
Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore ©
Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore
The Village at Grand Traverse Commons ©
The Village at Grand Traverse Commons

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Holland

Holland ©
Holland is a city in the western region of the Lower Peninsula of the U.S. Start off your visit on the 20th (Tue): stroll through Oval Beach, visit a coastal fixture at Grand Haven Lighthouse and Pier, and then stroll through Holland State Park Beach.

To find where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Holland trip builder tool.

Traveling by car from Traverse City to Holland takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. In October, daily temperatures in Holland can reach 63°F, while at night they dip to 45°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Tue) early enough to drive to Dearborn.

Things to do in Holland

Outdoors · Beaches · Parks · Historic Sites

Side Trips

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Holland State Park Beach ©
Holland State Park Beach
Oval Beach ©
Oval Beach
Grand Haven Lighthouse and Pier ©
Grand Haven Lighthouse and Pier

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Dearborn

Dearborn ©
Dearborn sits as part of the Detroit metropolitan area and was the home of Henry Ford.
Start off your visit on the 21st (Wed): stop by Greektown, then explore the galleries of Motown Museum, then explore the world behind art at Detroit Institute of Arts, and finally head off the coast to Belle Isle Park.

To see other places to visit, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Dearborn road trip planner.

You can drive from Holland to Dearborn in 3 hours. Other options are to fly; or take a bus. In October, daytime highs in Dearborn are 63°F, while nighttime lows are 48°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Wed) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Dearborn

Museums · Nature · Neighborhoods · Shopping

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Motown Museum ©
Motown Museum
Detroit Institute of Arts ©
Detroit Institute of Arts
Greektown ©
Greektown

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