8 days in Michigan Itinerary

8 days in Michigan Itinerary

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8 days in Michigan Itinerary

Start: Philadelphia
Fly + Taxi:  7 h 15 min
1
Munising
— 2 nights
+2
Drive + Bus + Ferry:  6 h 15 min
2
Mackinac Island
— 1 night
Ferry + Bus:  4 h 15 min
3
Traverse City
— 2 nights
Drive:  3 h 15 min
4
Frankenmuth
— 1 night
Drive:  1 h 45 min
5
Dearborn
— 1 night
Fly:  4 h 15 min
End: Philadelphia

2
nights
Munising

Munising is a city on the southern shore of Lake Superior on the Upper Peninsula of the U.S. Start off your visit on the 24th (Wed): take in the dramatic natural features at Miners Castle Rock, take in the dramatic scenery at Munising Falls, and then get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports. Here are some ideas for day two: explore the activities along Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore.

For more things to do, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, read Munising day trip website.

Philadelphia to Munising is an approximately 7.5- hour combination of flight and taxi. You can also do a combination of flight and car; or drive. Plan for little chillier temperatures traveling from Philadelphia in June, with highs in Munising at 68°F and lows at 49°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Thu) so you can travel to Mackinac Island.

Things to do in Munising

Nature Parks Wildlife
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Boat Tours & Water Sports
Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore ©
Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore
Munising Falls ©
Munising Falls

1
night
Mackinac Island

Mackinac Island ©
Mackinac Island is a city in Mackinac County in the U.S. Start off your visit on the 26th (Fri): steep yourself in history at Trinity Church, deepen your knowledge of military history at Fort Mackinac, then immerse yourself in nature at Mackinac Island State Park, and finally take in the dramatic natural features at Arch Rock.

To find maps, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, read Mackinac Island trip planner.

You can do a combination of car, bus, and ferry from Munising to Mackinac Island in 6.5 hours. Another option is to do a combination of taxi, bus, and ferry. In June in Mackinac Island, expect temperatures between 67°F during the day and 51°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Fri) early enough to travel to Traverse City.

Things to do in Mackinac Island

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

2
nights
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.
Start off your visit on the 27th (Sat): look for gifts at Cherry Republic of Glen Arbor and then explore the striking landscape of Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore. Keep things going the next day: take in the waterfront at Boardman River Boardwalk, indulge your taste buds at Food & Drink, and then take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports.

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You can do a combination of ferry and bus from Mackinac Island to Traverse City in 4.5 hours. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from Mackinac Island in June: highs in Traverse City hover around 76°F, while lows dip to 54°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Sun) so you can go by car to Frankenmuth.

Things to do in Traverse City

Tours Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

Cherry Republic of Glen Arbor, Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore
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Beer Tastings & Tours
Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore ©
Boat Tours & Water Sports

1
night
Frankenmuth

Frankenmuth ©
Frankenmuth is a city in Saginaw County in the U.S. On the 29th (Mon), buy something for everyone on your list at Frankenmuth River Place Shops, stop by Bronner's Christmas Wonderland, then admire nature's extreme beauty at Zak And Macs Chocolate Haus, then take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports, and finally walk around Wilkommen Park.

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Traveling by car from Traverse City to Frankenmuth takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and taxi; or do a combination of bus and taxi. Expect a daytime high around 77°F in June, and nighttime lows around 57°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Dearborn.

Things to do in Frankenmuth

Shopping Tours Outdoors
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Bronner's Christmas Wonderland ©
Bronner's Christmas Wonderland
Boat Tours & Water Sports
Frankenmuth River Place Shops ©
Frankenmuth River Place Shops

1
night
Dearborn

Dearborn ©
Dearborn sits as part of the Detroit metropolitan area and was the home of Henry Ford.
Start off your visit on the 30th (Tue): examine the collection at Motown Museum, then explore the world behind art at Detroit Institute of Arts, then examine the collection at The Henry Ford, and finally examine the collection at Greenfield Village.

To see photos, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Dearborn trip itinerary planner.

You can drive from Frankenmuth to Dearborn in 2 hours. Other options are to fly; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 79°F in June, and nighttime lows around 61°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Tue) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Dearborn

Museums Historic Sites

Side Trip

Detroit
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The Henry Ford ©
The Henry Ford
Detroit Institute of Arts ©
Detroit Institute of Arts
Greenfield Village ©
Greenfield Village

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