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Explore Lake Michigan

10 days from £2,595pp

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Itinerary highlights

  • Visit the Motown Museum to learn more about its important legacy.

  • Sample a number of craft beers from local breweries in Detroit.

  • Enjoy sweeping views of Lake Michigan from Pierce Stocking Scenic Drive.

  • Climb the sand dunes in Sleeping Bear and photograph Glen Lake from the top.

  • Take a self-guided tour of historic Fort Mackinac.

  • Explore the walking trails of Mackinac Island to reach hidden caves and arch rock formations.

Price includes

Scheduled international flights
Fully insured vehicle hire
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  • Detroit
  • Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore
  • Mackinaw City
  • Mackinac Island
  • Mackinaw City

Itinerary idea in detail

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With international flights from a choice of airports including London, Birmingham, Manchester, Newcastle, Edinburgh and Glasgow.

Day 1 Detroit

International outbound flight , Detroit

Today you begin your journey by boarding your international outbound flight to Detroit. Upon arrival, make your way to your hotel which is located in the heart of the city. The rest of the evening is yours to enjoy.

Day 2 Detroit


Spend a day exploring 'Motor City' and learning of the industrial and musical heritage that put Detroit on the map. Visit the Ford Plant and take a guided tour of the factory or visit the Detroit Institute of Art. This evening, you may wish to visit one of the city's many craft breweries.

Day 3 Detroit


Enjoy another day in Detroit with tickets to the Motown Museum. Home to plenty of photographs, artifacts and interesting exhibits all about Motowns legacy, the museum offers an extensive history lesson.

Day 4 Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore

Detroit , Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore

Today, you will pick up your hire car from the downtown depot and drive to Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore. Upon arrival, settle into your room and enjoy views of glistening Lake Michigan from your balcony.


Day 5 Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore

Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore

You have a full day to explore the shoreline. Climb dunes and admire the views of Glen Lake from the top, drive the Pierce Stocking Scenic Drive and visit the quaint town of Leland, a historic fishing village on the waterfront.


Day 6 Mackinac Island

Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore , Mackinaw City , Mackinac Island

Leave Sleeping Bear Dunes behind and drive north past Grand Traverse Bay to Mackinaw City. Here, you will drop off your car and take a ferry over to the car-free Mackinac Island where you will spend the next three nights.


Day 7 Mackinac Island

Mackinac Island

Enjoy the sights and sounds of Lake Michigan and Lake Huron during your stay on Mackinac Island. There are no vehicles allowed on the island, so you have to get around on foot or by bicycle – both of which make for easy and pleasant exploring. Enjoy hikes and climbs to Arch Rock, Sugar Loaf and Skulls Cave where you can enjoy the beautiful lakeside scenery of the island.


Day 8 Mackinac Island

Mackinac Island

You have another day to explore Mackinac Island and we suggest taking in the historic sites including Fort Mackinac and the Old Mackinac Point Lighthouse, both of which offer fascinating insights into America's colonial history.


Day 9 International return flight

Mackinac Island , Mackinaw City , International return flight

Heading back to the mainland today, you will catch the passenger ferry to Mackinaw City where you will pick up your car and drive to Traverse City for your onward flight home.

Day 10 International return flight

International return flight

Arrive home today to complete your journey.

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