10 days in Michigan Itinerary

10 days in Michigan Itinerary

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10 days in Michigan Itinerary

Start: Detroit
bus:  15​min
1
Dearborn
— 1 day
+3
Fly + taxi + bus + ferry:  5​h
2
Mackinac Island
— 1 night
+2
ferry + bus + Drive:  6​h 15​min
3
Munising
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 15​min
4
Ontonagon
— 2 nights
Drive:  5​h
5
Traverse City
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
6
Grand Rapids
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
End: Detroit

1
day
Dearborn

Dearborn ©
Dearborn sits as part of the Detroit metropolitan area and was the home of Henry Ford.
On the 2nd (Fri), examine the collection at Greenfield Village, examine the collection at The Henry Ford, then explore the world behind art at Detroit Institute of Arts, and finally explore and take pictures at Comerica Park.

For reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Dearborn visit site .

Detroit to Dearborn is an approximately half hour bus ride. You can also drive. Expect a daytime high around 81°F in August, and nighttime lows around 64°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 2nd (Fri) early enough to travel to Mackinac Island.

Things to do in Dearborn

Museums

Side Trip

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

1
night
Mackinac Island

Mackinac Island ©
Mackinac Island is a city in Mackinac County in the U.S. Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Sat): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Trinity Church, brush up on your military savvy at Fort Mackinac, then explore the striking landscape at Arch Rock, and finally admire the majestic nature at Mackinac Island State Park.

For where to stay, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Mackinac Island road trip planner .

Getting from Dearborn to Mackinac Island by combination of flight, bus, and ferry takes about 5 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and ferry; or do a combination of bus and ferry. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from Dearborn in August; daily highs in Mackinac Island reach 72°F and lows reach 59°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Sat) so you can travel to Munising.

Things to do in Mackinac Island

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

1
night
Munising

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 4th (Sun): explore the striking landscape of Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore. On your second day here, take in the dramatic natural features at Miners Castle Rock, admire the sheer force of Munising Falls, then take in the dramatic scenery at Wagner Falls, and finally stop by Upper Peninsula Inspired.

To find photos, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Munising journey builder website .

You can do a combination of ferry, bus, and car from Mackinac Island to Munising in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry, bus, and taxi. In August, plan for daily highs up to 74°F, and evening lows to 57°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Ontonagon.

Things to do in Munising

Nature Parks Wildlife
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Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore ©
Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore
Wagner Falls ©
Wagner Falls
Munising Falls ©
Munising Falls

2
nights
Ontonagon

Ontonagon ©
Ontonagon is a village in the U.S. On the 6th (Tue), take in the dramatic scenery at Bond Falls. On your second day here, delve into the lush surroundings at Porcupine Mountains State Park, contemplate the waterfront views at Lake of the Clouds, and then get to know the fascinating history of Main Overlook.

To see photos, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Ontonagon road trip app .

Drive from Munising to Ontonagon in 3 hours. In August, daytime highs in Ontonagon are 73°F, while nighttime lows are 55°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Wed) early enough to travel to Traverse City.

Things to do in Ontonagon

Nature Parks Outdoors
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Bond Falls ©
Bond Falls
Lake of the Clouds ©
Lake of the Clouds
Porcupine Mountains State Park ©
Porcupine Mountains State Park

2
nights
Traverse City

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 8th (Thu): learn the secrets of beer at a beer tour and tasting, then enjoy the sea views from Old Mission Lighthouse, and then shop like a local with Front Street. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: explore and take pictures at Light of Day Organics, then explore the wealth of natural beauty at Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore, and then take a memorable drive along Pierce Stocking Scenic Drive.

For other places to visit, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Traverse City vacation builder site .

Drive from Ontonagon to Traverse City in 7 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. Traveling from Ontonagon in August, expect nights in Traverse City to be about the same, around 60°F, while days are somewhat warmer, around 79°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Grand Rapids.

Things to do in Traverse City

Historic Sites Tours Outdoors

Side Trip

Empire
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Old Mission Lighthouse ©
Old Mission Lighthouse
Light of Day Organics ©
Light of Day Organics

2
nights
Grand Rapids

Grand Rapids ©
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.
Start off your visit on the 10th (Sat): kick back and relax at Holland State Park Beach, admire the natural beauty at Frederik Meijer Gardens & Sculpture Park, and then test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms. Here are some ideas for day two: examine the collection at Gilmore Car Museum, then kick back and relax at Oval Beach, and then pick up some local products at Holland Farmers Market.

To find maps and tourist information, go to the Grand Rapids tour itinerary maker .

Traveling by car from Traverse City to Grand Rapids takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. In August in Grand Rapids, expect temperatures between 81°F during the day and 61°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sun) so you can drive back home.

Things to do in Grand Rapids

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Holland, Oval Beach, Gilmore Car Museum
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Holland State Park Beach ©
Holland State Park Beach
Oval Beach ©
Oval Beach

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