5 days in Michigan Itinerary

5 days in Michigan Itinerary

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Detroit
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Lansing
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Battle Creek
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Grand Rapids
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Mackinac Island
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Detroit

Detroit ©

The Motor City

Founded in 1701 by a French explorer and adventurer, Detroit exerted a profound impact on the world for most of the 20th century.
On the 12th (Fri), examine the collection at Motown Museum, examine the collection at The Henry Ford, and then explore the world behind art at Detroit Institute of Arts.

For photos, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Detroit online road trip planner.

The Route module shows you travel options from your home to Detroit. In June, daytime highs in Detroit are 79°F, while nighttime lows are 61°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Lansing.

Things to do in Detroit

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The Henry Ford ©
The Henry Ford
Detroit Institute of Arts ©
Detroit Institute of Arts
Motown Museum ©
Motown Museum

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Lansing

Lansing ©
Lansing is the capital of the US state of Michigan. On the 13th (Sat), don't miss a visit to 9-11-2001 Remembrance Memorial, ponder the world of politics at Michigan State Capitol, then take in nature's colorful creations at 4-H Children's Garden, and finally gain insight at Michigan State University.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, read Lansing trip builder.

Traveling by car from Detroit to Lansing takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. In June in Lansing, expect temperatures between 79°F during the day and 58°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Sat) so you can go by car to Battle Creek.

Things to do in Lansing

Parks

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4-H Children's Garden ©
4-H Children's Garden
Michigan State University ©
Michigan State University
Michigan State Capitol ©
Michigan State Capitol

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Battle Creek

Battle Creek ©
Battle Creek is a city in the U.S. Start off your visit on the 14th (Sun): learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Binder Park Zoo, then see the interesting displays at Air Zoo, and then examine the collection at Gilmore Car Museum.

To find photos, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Battle Creek road trip planning tool.

You can drive from Lansing to Battle Creek in an hour. In June, plan for daily highs up to 79°F, and evening lows to 59°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Grand Rapids.

Things to do in Battle Creek

Museums · Parks · Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trips

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Gilmore Car Museum ©
Gilmore Car Museum
Binder Park Zoo ©
Binder Park Zoo
 Air Zoo ©
Air Zoo

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Grand Rapids

Grand Rapids ©

Furniture City

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.
Start off your visit on the 15th (Mon): get to know the resident critters at Boulder Ridge Wild Animal Park and then take in nature's colorful creations at Frederik Meijer Gardens & Sculpture Park.

For other places to visit, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, read Grand Rapids trip site.

You can drive from Battle Creek to Grand Rapids in 1.5 hours. In June in Grand Rapids, expect temperatures between 79°F during the day and 59°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Mackinac Island.

Things to do in Grand Rapids

Parks · Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trip

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Frederik Meijer Gardens & Sculpture Park ©
Frederik Meijer Gardens & Sculpture Park
Boulder Ridge Wild Animal Park ©
Boulder Ridge Wild Animal Park

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Mackinac Island

Mackinac Island ©
Mackinac Island is a city in Mackinac County in the U.S. Start off your visit on the 16th (Tue): learn about all things military at Fort Mackinac, admire the majestic nature at Mackinac Island State Park, and then explore the striking landscape at Arch Rock.

For ratings, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Mackinac Island trip itinerary planning website.

Traveling by combination of flight and ferry from Grand Rapids to Mackinac Island takes 8 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and ferry; or do a combination of bus and ferry. In June, Mackinac Island is little chillier than Grand Rapids - with highs of 67°F and lows of 51°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Tue) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Mackinac Island

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

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