22 days in Bullhead City & Michigan Itinerary

22 days in Bullhead City & Michigan Itinerary

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22 days in Bullhead City & Michigan Itinerary

Start: San Diego
Fly + Drive:  4​h 45​min
1
Bullhead City
— 1 night
Drive + Fly:  8​h
2
Detroit
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
3
Grand Rapids
— 4 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
4
Traverse City
— 4 nights
bus + ferry:  4​h 15​min
5
Mackinac Island
— 3 nights
ferry + Drive:  2​h
6
Paradise
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 30​min
7
Munising
— 4 nights
taxi + Fly:  9​h
End: San Diego

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night
Bullhead City

Bullhead City ©
Bullhead City is a city located on the Colorado River in Mohave County, Arizona, United States, roughly 90mi south of Las Vegas, Nevada, and directly across the Colorado River from Laughlin, Nevada, whose casinos and ancillary services supply much of the employment for Bullhead City. Start off your visit on the 26th (Wed): see the interesting displays at Don Laughlin's Classic Car Collection and then go for a walk through Riverwalk. Keep things going the next day: try your luck at Harrah's Laughlin, get engrossed in the history at Colorado River Museum, and then admire all the interesting features of Sitgreaves Pass.

For more things to do, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Bullhead City holiday site .

San Diego to Bullhead City is an approximately 5-hour flight. You can also drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from San Diego to Bullhead City. Expect warmer weather when traveling from San Diego in June: highs in Bullhead City hover around 107°F, while lows dip to 80°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Thu) early enough to travel to Detroit.

Things to do in Bullhead City

Museums Fun & Games Casinos

Side Trips

Laughlin, Sitgreaves Pass
Highlights from your plan
Colorado River Museum ©
Colorado River Museum
Don Laughlin's Classic Car Collection ©
Riverwalk ©
Riverwalk

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Detroit

Detroit ©
Founded in 1701 by a French explorer and adventurer, Detroit exerted a profound impact on the world for most of the 20th century.
Get out of town with these interesting Detroit side-trips: Bronner's Christmas Wonderland (in Frankenmuth), Kellogg Park (in Plymouth) and Decode Ann Arbor (in Ann Arbor). There's lots more to do: see the interesting displays at The Henry Ford, have some family-friendly fun at BATL - The Backyard Axe Throwing League, admire the masterpieces at Detroit Institute of Arts, and admire the landmark architecture of The Guardian Building.

To find reviews, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Detroit trip maker website .

Explore your travel options from Bullhead City to Detroit with the Route module. You'll lose 2 hours traveling from Bullhead City to Detroit due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Bullhead City in June, you will find days in Detroit are much colder (79°F), and nights are a bit cooler (61°F). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Mon) to allow time to drive to Grand Rapids.

Things to do in Detroit

Parks Museums Fun & Games

Side Trips

Royal Oak, Dearborn, Decode Ann Arbor, Bronner's Christmas Wonderland, BATL - The Backyard Axe Throwing League
Highlights from your plan
The Henry Ford ©
The Henry Ford
Detroit Institute of Arts ©
Detroit Institute of Arts
Comerica Park ©
Comerica Park

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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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Grand Rapids: Holland (Holland State Park Beach, Holland Farmers Market, & more), Oval Beach (in Saugatuck) and Gilmore Car Museum (in Hickory Corners). There's still lots to do: admire the natural beauty at Frederik Meijer Gardens & Sculpture Park, find something for the whole family at Silver Beach Carousel, stroll through Cascade Peace Park, and stop by Biddy Murphy.

To see maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Grand Rapids attractions planner.

Getting from Detroit to Grand Rapids by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: fly; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 82°F in July, and nighttime lows around 61°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Fri) so you can go by car to Traverse City.

Things to do in Grand Rapids

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Holland, Saint Joseph, Oval Beach, Gilmore Car Museum, Biddy Murphy
Highlights from your plan
Room Escape Games
Gilmore Car Museum ©
Gilmore Car Museum

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nights
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.
Explore Traverse City's surroundings by going to Saint Ignace (Museum of Ojibwa Culture & Mackinac Bridge), Little Traverse Wheelway (in Petoskey) and Empire (Pierce Stocking Scenic Drive, Empire Bluff Trail, & more). There's much more to do: learn the secrets of beer at a beer tour and tasting, join in the after-dark buzz at Lake Ann Brewing Company, immerse yourself in nature at Ludington State Park, and stroll around Ludington Waterfront Park.

For reviews, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Traverse City travel route planner .

Getting from Grand Rapids to Traverse City by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or fly. In July, daytime highs in Traverse City are 80°F, while nighttime lows are 59°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Tue) early enough to travel to Mackinac Island.

Things to do in Traverse City

Parks Outdoors Trails

Side Trips

Empire, Ludington, Saint Ignace, Little Traverse Wheelway, Lake Ann Brewing Company
Highlights from your plan
Beer Tastings & Tours
Mackinac Bridge ©
Mackinac Bridge

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nights
Mackinac Island

Mackinac Island ©
Mackinac Island is a city in Mackinac County in the U.S. Mackinac Island is known for nature, museums, wildlife, historic sites, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the striking landscape at Arch Rock, take a pleasant ride with a tour on horseback, identify plant and animal life at The Original Mackinac Island Butterfly House & Insect World, and look for gifts at Caddywampus.

To see more things to do, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Mackinac Island trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by combination of bus and ferry from Traverse City to Mackinac Island takes 4.5 hours. When traveling from Traverse City in July, plan for a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Mackinac Island: temperatures range from 73°F by day to 58°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Fri) so you can travel to Paradise.

Things to do in Mackinac Island

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

1
night
Paradise

Paradise ©
Paradise is an unincorporated community in Whitefish Township, Chippewa County in the U.S. Start off your visit on the 13th (Sat): see the interesting displays at Great Lakes Shipwreck Museum, then explore the activities along Tahquamenon Falls, and then admire the majestic nature at Tahquamenon Falls State Park.

To find ratings, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, read Paradise online visit planner .

Traveling by combination of ferry and car from Mackinac Island to Paradise takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and bus. Plan for little chillier nights when traveling from Mackinac Island in July since evenings lows in Paradise dip to 53°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Sat) so you can go by car to Munising.

Things to do in Paradise

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

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nights
Munising

Munising ©
Munising is a city on the southern shore of Lake Superior on the Upper Peninsula of the U.S. Get out of town with these interesting Munising side-trips: Manistique (Lake Effect Art Gallery, Kitch-Iti-Kipi (The Big Spring), & more) and Fayette Historic State Park (in Garden). Spend the 14th (Sun) exploring nature at Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore. There's much more to do: explore the striking landscape at Miners Castle Rock, take in the dramatic scenery at Munising Falls, go for a walk through Autrain Falls, and putt your heart out at Miners Falls Mini Golf.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, read Munising travel website .

Traveling by car from Paradise to Munising takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and shuttle. In July, plan for daily highs up to 74°F, and evening lows to 56°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Wed) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Munising

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

Manistique, Fayette Historic State Park, Autrain Falls
Highlights from your plan
Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore ©
Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore
Munising Falls ©
Munising Falls
Kitch-Iti-Kipi (The Big Spring) ©
Kitch-Iti-Kipi (The Big Spring)

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