10 days in United States Itinerary

10 days in United States Itinerary

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Route & dates

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Grand Rapids
— 1 night
2
Empire
— Few hours
3
Traverse City
— 3 nights
4
Petoskey
— 1 night
5
Mackinac Island
— 3 nights
6
Paradise
— Few hours
7
Saint Ignace
— 1 night

1
night
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.
To see where to stay, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Grand Rapids day trip tool.

Fort Wayne to Grand Rapids is an approximately 3-hour car ride. You can also fly; or take a bus. In July in Grand Rapids, expect temperatures between °F during the day and °F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Empire.

Things to do in Grand Rapids

Parks Outdoors Museums

few
hours
Empire

Empire ©
Empire is a village in Leelanau County in the U.S. You've now added Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore to your itinerary. Kick off your visit on the 20th (Sat): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore.

For maps, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Empire trip maker site.

Traveling by car from Grand Rapids to Empire takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi. Traveling from Grand Rapids in July, expect nights in Empire to be about the same, around °F, while days are slightly colder, around °F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 20th (Sat) to allow time for the car ride to Traverse City.

Things to do in Empire

Nature Wildlife Parks
Highlights from your plan
Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore ©
Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore

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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.
You've added Pirate's Cove Adventure Golf, Front Street, Cherry Republic of Traverse City, and other attractions to your itinerary. Escape the urban bustle at Clinch Park and Sunset Park.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Traverse City trip maker site.

Traveling by car from Empire to Traverse City takes an hour. Expect a daytime high around °F in July, and nighttime lows around °F. You will have some time to spend on the 23rd (Tue) before leaving for Petoskey.

Things to do in Traverse City

Outdoors Shopping Beaches
Highlights from your plan
The Village at Grand Traverse Commons ©
The Village at Grand Traverse Commons
Cherry Republic of Traverse City ©
Cherry Republic of Traverse City

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night
Petoskey

Petoskey ©
Petoskey is a city and coastal resort community in the U.S. Start off your visit on the 23rd (Tue): stop by Kilwins Chocolate Kitchen and then immerse yourself in nature at Petoskey State Park.

To see reviews, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Petoskey day trip planning tool.

Drive from Traverse City to Petoskey in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. When traveling from Traverse City in July, plan for little chillier days in Petoskey, with highs around °F, while nights are about the same with lows around °F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Mackinac Island.

Things to do in Petoskey

Parks Outdoors Nature
Highlights from your plan
Little Traverse Wheelway ©
Little Traverse Wheelway
Historic Gaslight District ©
Historic Gaslight District
Petoskey State Park
Petoskey State Park

3
nights
Mackinac Island

Mackinac Island ©
Mackinac Island is a city in Mackinac County in the U.S. On the 24th (Wed), look for gifts at Little Luxuries of Mackinac Island. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: identify plant and animal life at The Original Mackinac Island Butterfly House & Insect World, learn about all things military at Fort Mackinac, and then immerse yourself in nature at Mackinac Island State Park.

For reviews, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Mackinac Island travel planner.

Getting from Petoskey to Mackinac Island by bus takes about 3 hours. In July in Mackinac Island, expect temperatures between °F during the day and °F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Sat) so you can travel to Paradise.

Things to do in Mackinac Island

Parks Nature Golf
Highlights from your plan
Fort Mackinac ©
Fort Mackinac
Arch Rock ©
Arch Rock
Mackinac Island State Park ©
Mackinac Island State Park

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hours
Paradise

Paradise ©
Paradise is an unincorporated community in Whitefish Township, Chippewa County in the U.S. Start off your visit on the 27th (Sat): see the interesting displays at Great Lakes Shipwreck Museum and then admire the sheer force of Tahquamenon Falls State Park.

For more things to do, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Paradise vacation planner.

Getting from Mackinac Island to Paradise by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and taxi. Traveling from Mackinac Island in July, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be little chillier in Paradise, with lows of °F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Sat) so you can go by car to Saint Ignace.

Things to do in Paradise

Nature Parks Museums
Highlights from your plan
Tahquamenon Falls State Park ©
Tahquamenon Falls State Park
Great Lakes Shipwreck Museum ©
Great Lakes Shipwreck Museum

1
night
Saint Ignace

Saint Ignace ©
Saint Ignace, usually written as St. Kick off your visit on the 27th (Sat): stop by JoAnn's Fudge.

For other places to visit, maps, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Saint Ignace vacation builder tool.

Traveling by car from Paradise to Saint Ignace takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus. July in Saint Ignace sees daily highs of °F and lows of °F at night. You'll have a few hours on the 28th (Sun) to wrap things up before traveling home.

Things to do in Saint Ignace

Shopping

Side Trip

JoAnn's Fudge
Highlights from your plan
JoAnn's Fudge ©
JoAnn's Fudge
Mackinac Bridge ©
Mackinac Bridge

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