5 days in Michigan Itinerary

5 days in Michigan Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Michigan trip planner

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Make it your trip
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Big Rapids
— 1 day
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Munising
— 1 night
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Greenland
— 1 night
Drive
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Frankfort
— 1 night
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Traverse City
— 1 night
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Big Rapids

— 1 day
Big Rapids is a city in the U.S. state of Michigan. On the 20th (Thu), see the interesting displays at Jim Crow Museum at Ferris State University, then walk around Big Rapids Riverwalk, and then look for gifts at Kilwins Chocolates.

To find photos, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Big Rapids driving holiday planner.

Kalamazoo to Big Rapids is an approximately 2-hour car ride. In August in Big Rapids, expect temperatures between 77°F during the day and 56°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Thu) so you can travel to Munising.

Things to do in Big Rapids

Parks · Museums · Shopping

Munising

— 1 night
Munising is a city on the southern shore of Lake Superior on the Upper Peninsula of the U.S. state of Michigan. Start off your visit on the 21st (Fri): get interesting insight from Tours, then take in the dramatic natural features at Miners Castle Rock, and then take in the dramatic scenery at Miners Falls.

To find maps, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Munising vacation maker.

Traveling by car from Big Rapids to Munising takes 5 hours. In August, plan for daily highs up to 74°F, and evening lows to 57°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Fri) early enough to travel to Greenland.

Things to do in Munising

Nature · Parks · Tours · Outdoors

Greenland

— 1 night
On the 22nd (Sat), experience rural life at Algomah Acres Honey Farm & Honey House and then discover the riches below the earth's surface at Adventure Mining Company.

To see ratings, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Greenland trip itinerary planning app.

You can drive from Munising to Greenland in 3 hours. In August, plan for daily highs up to 73°F, and evening lows to 55°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sat) early enough to travel to Frankfort.

Frankfort

— 1 night
Frankfort is a city in Benzie County in the U.S. state of Michigan. Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Sun): trek along Empire Bluff Trail, then explore and take pictures at Pierce Stocking Scenic Drive, and then hike along Betsie Valley Trail.

For reviews, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Frankfort holiday planner.

Getting from Greenland to Frankfort by car takes about 7.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of car and flight. August in Frankfort sees daily highs of 75°F and lows of 58°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Sun) early enough to drive to Traverse City.

Things to do in Frankfort

Outdoors · Parks · Trails · Scenic Drive

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Traverse City

— 1 night

Cherry Capital of the World

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.
Kick off your visit on the 24th (Mon): learn the secrets of beer at a beer tour and tasting, see the world from above with TC Helicopters Tours, and then take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports.

To see maps, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Traverse City road trip website.

You can drive from Frankfort to Traverse City in an hour. In August, plan for daily highs up to 79°F, and evening lows to 60°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Traverse City

Tours · Breweries & Distilleries · Outdoors

Michigan travel guide

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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.