13 days in Michigan Itinerary

13 days in Michigan Itinerary

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13 days in Michigan Itinerary

Start: Grand Rapids
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Grand Rapids
— Few hours
Drive:  3​h 30​min
2
Empire
— 3 nights
Drive:  4​h 30​min
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Sault Ste. Marie
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 30​min
4
Paradise
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 30​min
5
Munising
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
6
Saint Ignace
— Few hours
ferry:  30​min
7
Mackinac Island
— 2 nights
ferry:  30​min
8
Saint Ignace
— Few hours
bus:  1​h
9
Mackinaw City
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 30​min
10
Traverse City
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 30​min
11
Grand Rapids
— Few hours
End: Grand Rapids

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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 find where to stay, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, use the Grand Rapids online travel planner .

The Route module shows you all the different ways you can get to Grand Rapids. Expect a daytime high around 82°F in July, and nighttime lows around 61°F. On the 10th (Wed), you'll travel to Empire.

Things to do in Grand Rapids

Parks Outdoors Museums

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Empire

Empire ©
Empire is a village in Leelanau County in the U.S. Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Pierce Stocking Scenic Drive. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: trek along Empire Bluff Trail.

To see photos, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, use the Empire road trip website .

Drive from Grand Rapids to Empire in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi. Expect a bit cooler weather when traveling from Grand Rapids in July: highs in Empire hover around 75°F, while lows dip to 57°F. You'll have a few hours on the 13th (Sat) to wrap things up before traveling to Sault Ste. Marie.

Things to do in Empire

Outdoors Parks Trails
Highlights from your plan

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Sault Ste. Marie

Sault Ste. Marie ©
Sault Ste. Start off your visit on the 13th (Sat): enjoy the sea views from USDA Iroquois Lighthouse and then make a trip to Soo Locks.

For photos, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Sault Ste. Marie holiday website .

You can drive from Empire to Sault Ste. Marie in 4.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or fly. In July, daytime highs in Sault Ste. Marie are 76°F, while nighttime lows are 55°F. You will have some time to spend on the 14th (Sun) before leaving for Paradise.

Things to do in Sault Ste. Marie

Museums Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
River of History Museum ©
River of History Museum
Soo Locks ©
Soo Locks
Point Iroquois Lighthouse
Point Iroquois Lighthouse

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Paradise

Paradise ©
Paradise is an unincorporated community in Whitefish Township, Chippewa County in the U.S. You've now added Tahquamenon Falls to your itinerary. Kick off your visit on the 14th (Sun): contemplate the waterfront views at Tahquamenon Falls and then see the interesting displays at Great Lakes Shipwreck Museum.

To see maps, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Paradise online travel planner .

Traveling by car from Sault Ste. Marie to Paradise takes 1.5 hours. In July, plan for daily highs up to 74°F, and evening lows to 53°F. On the 15th (Mon), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Munising.

Things to do in Paradise

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

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Munising

Munising ©
Munising is a city on the southern shore of Lake Superior on the Upper Peninsula of the U.S. Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Pictured Rocks Cruises as well as Kitch-Iti-Kipi (The Big Spring). The adventure continues: explore the wealth of natural beauty at Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore, admire the sheer force of Miners Falls, and explore the striking landscape at Miners Castle Rock.

For other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Munising trip builder .

Drive from Paradise to Munising in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and shuttle. In July, daytime highs in Munising are 74°F, while nighttime lows are 56°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 18th (Thu) to allow time for the car ride to Saint Ignace.

Things to do in Munising

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trip

Kitch-Iti-Kipi (The Big Spring)
Highlights from your plan
Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore ©
Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore
Pictured Rocks Cruises ©
Pictured Rocks Cruises
Kitch-Iti-Kipi (The Big Spring) ©
Kitch-Iti-Kipi (The Big Spring)

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Saint Ignace

Saint Ignace
Saint Ignace, usually written as St. To see photos, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Saint Ignace trip planner.

Getting from Munising to Saint Ignace by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of taxi and bus. Expect a daytime high around 73°F in July, and nighttime lows around 58°F. On the 18th (Thu), you'll travel to Mackinac Island.

Things to do in Saint Ignace

Parks Outdoors Nature

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Mackinac Island

Mackinac Island ©
Mackinac Island is a city in Mackinac County in the U.S. Mackinac Island Carriage Tours has been added to your itinerary. On the 19th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: see the top attractions with Mackinac Island Carriage Tours, immerse yourself in nature at Mackinac Island State Park, and then learn about all things military at Fort Mackinac.

For reviews, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Mackinac Island trip maker tool .

Mackinac Island is just a short distance from Saint Ignace. Expect a daytime high around 73°F in July, and nighttime lows around 58°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Sat) to allow time to ride a ferry to Saint Ignace.

Things to do in Mackinac Island

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

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Saint Ignace

Saint Ignace ©
To find other places to visit, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, use the Saint Ignace planning tool .

Saint Ignace is just a stone's throw from Mackinac Island. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Mackinaw City.

Things to do in Saint Ignace

Museums Historic Sites

Side Trip

Old Mackinac Point Lighthouse
Highlights from your plan
Old Mackinac Point Lighthouse ©
Old Mackinac Point Lighthouse
Mackinac Bridge ©
Mackinac Bridge

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Mackinaw City

Mackinaw City
Mackinaw City is a village in Emmet and Cheboygan counties in the U.S. For traveler tips, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Mackinaw City trip itinerary builder app .

Mackinaw City is just a short distance from Saint Ignace. In July, daytime highs in Mackinaw City are 73°F, while nighttime lows are 58°F. You'll have a few hours on the 21st (Sun) to wrap things up before traveling to Traverse City.

Things to do in Mackinaw City

Parks Outdoors Nature

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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.
For traveler tips, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Traverse City tour planner .

You can drive from Mackinaw City to Traverse City in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. While traveling from Mackinaw City, expect a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Traverse City, ranging from highs of 80°F to lows of 59°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 22nd (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Grand Rapids.

Things to do in Traverse City

Outdoors Parks Tours

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Grand Rapids

Grand Rapids
To find where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Grand Rapids online attractions planner .

You can drive from Traverse City to Grand Rapids in 2.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or fly. You will leave for home on the 22nd (Mon).

Things to do in Grand Rapids

Parks Outdoors Museums

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