10 days in Michigan Itinerary

10 days in Michigan Itinerary

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Grand Rapids
Drive
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Muskegon
— 4 nights
Drive
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Traverse City
— 2 nights
Drive
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Sault Ste. Marie
— 1 night
Bus to Mackinaw, Ferry to Mackinac Island
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Mackinac Island
— 1 night
Ferry to Mackinaw, Bus to Grand Rapids
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Grand Rapids
— 1 day

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Grand Rapids

Furniture City

The second largest city in Michigan and a hub of furniture manufacturing, Grand Rapids bears the nickname "Furniture City." However, the destination's original name came from the rapids of the Grand River that once ran through the downtown area.
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Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from your home destination to Grand Rapids. Expect a daytime high around 82°F in July, and nighttime lows around 61°F. On the 1st (Thu), you're off to Muskegon.

Things to do in Grand Rapids

Parks · Outdoors · Museums · Nightlife

Muskegon

— 4 nights
Muskegon is a city in the U.S. state of Michigan, and is the largest populated city on the eastern shores of Lake Michigan. Get out of town with these interesting Muskegon side-trips: Ludington (Sandcastles Children's Museum, Ludington State Park, &more), Silver Lake State Park Pedestrian Dune Access (in Hart) and Off-Road Tours (in Mears). The adventure continues: find something for the whole family at Michigan's Adventure, examine the collection at USS Silversides Submarine Museum, kick back and relax at Pere Marquette Park, and immerse yourself in nature at Grand Haven State Park.

For other places to visit, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Muskegon online route planner.

Getting from Grand Rapids to Muskegon by car takes about an hour. Other options: take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 80°F in July, and nighttime lows around 61°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Mon) early enough to drive to Traverse City.

Things to do in Muskegon

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Museums

Side Trips

Traverse City

— 2 nights

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.
Start off your visit on the 5th (Mon): explore the striking landscape of Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore. On the 6th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: learn the secrets of beer at a beer tour and tasting, take a leisurely stroll along Boardman River Boardwalk, and then take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Traverse City journey planner.

Traveling by car from Muskegon to Traverse City takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and bus; or do a combination of taxi and bus. In July, daily temperatures in Traverse City can reach 80°F, while at night they dip to 59°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Sault Ste. Marie.

Things to do in Traverse City

Historic Sites · Parks · Wildlife · Nature

Side Trip

Sault Ste. Marie

— 1 night
Sault Ste. Kick off your visit on the 7th (Wed): try to win big at Kewadin Casino, don't miss a visit to Soo Locks, then observe the fascinating underwater world at Museum Ship Valley Camp, and finally contemplate the long history of Tower of History.

For maps, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Sault Ste. Marie day trip app.

You can drive from Traverse City to Sault Ste. Marie in 3.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or fly. Expect a daytime high around 76°F in July, and nighttime lows around 55°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Mackinac Island.

Things to do in Sault Ste. Marie

Casinos · Fun & Games · Zoos & Aquariums · Museums

Mackinac Island

— 1 night
Mackinac Island is a city in Mackinac County in the U.S. state of Michigan. Kick off your visit on the 8th (Thu): get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports and then immerse yourself in nature at Mackinac Island State Park.

For reviews, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Mackinac Island sightseeing planner.

You can do a combination of bus and ferry from Sault Ste. Marie to Mackinac Island in 4.5 hours. In July, daytime highs in Mackinac Island are 73°F, while nighttime lows are 58°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Grand Rapids.

Things to do in Mackinac Island

Parks · Nature · Tours · Outdoors

Grand Rapids

— 1 day

Furniture City

Kick off your visit on the 10th (Sat): pause for some serene contemplation at Cathedral of Saint Andrew.

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You can do a combination of ferry and flight from Mackinac Island to Grand Rapids in 6 hours. Other options are to do a combination of ferry and bus; or do a combination of ferry and bus. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Mackinac Island in July: highs in Grand Rapids hover around 82°F, while lows dip to 61°F. You'll have a few hours on the 10th (Sat) to wrap things up before traveling home.

Things to do in Grand Rapids

Historic Sites
Highlights from your trip

Michigan travel guide

4.7
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.

Muskegon County travel guide

4.4
Theme Parks · State Parks · Beaches