3 days in Michigan Itinerary

3 days in Michigan Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Michigan trip planner
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Grand Rapids
— 1 day
Fly to Pellston, Ferry to Mackinac Island
Mackinac Island
— 1 night
Ferry to Mackinaw, Fly to Dearborn
— 1 night


Grand Rapids — 1 day

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.
Kick off your visit on the 10th (Fri): take in nature's colorful creations at Frederik Meijer Gardens & Sculpture Park and then test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms.

For maps, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Grand Rapids online vacation planner.

Kalamazoo to Grand Rapids is an approximately 1-hour car ride. June in Grand Rapids sees daily highs of 79°F and lows of 59°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Mackinac Island.
Fun & Games · Parks

Mackinac Island — 1 night

Mackinac Island is a city in Mackinac County in the U.S. state of Michigan. On the 11th (Sat), explore the striking landscape at Arch Rock, learn about all things military at Fort Mackinac, and then see some colorful creatures with Great Turtle Kayak Tours.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Mackinac Island day trip planning website.

You can do a combination of flight and ferry from Grand Rapids to Mackinac Island in 6 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus and ferry; or do a combination of bus and ferry. Plan for little chillier temperatures traveling from Grand Rapids in June, with highs in Mackinac Island at 67°F and lows at 51°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Sat) early enough to travel to Dearborn.
Tours · Nature · Museums · Historic Sites

Dearborn — 1 night

Dearborn sits as part of the Detroit metropolitan area and was the home of Henry Ford.
On the 12th (Sun), steep yourself in history at Motown Museum, then see the interesting displays at Greenfield Village, and then examine the collection at The Henry Ford.

To find more things to do, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Dearborn trip planner.

You can do a combination of ferry and flight from Mackinac Island to Dearborn in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and bus; or do a combination of ferry and bus. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Mackinac Island in June, with highs in Dearborn at 79°F and lows at 61°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sun) so you can travel back home.
Museums · Historic Sites
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Michigan travel guide

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.