5 days in United States Itinerary

5 days in United States Itinerary

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5 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Reston
Drive + Fly:  4​h
1
Detroit
— Few hours
Drive:  2​h 45​min
2
Grand Rapids
— 1 day
Drive:  45​min
3
Grand Haven
— 1 day
Drive:  45​min
4
Grand Rapids
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 30​min
5
Traverse City
— 1 day
Drive:  2​h 30​min
6
Grand Rapids
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h
7
Detroit
— Few hours
Fly + Drive:  4​h
End: Reston

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hours
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.
To see where to stay, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Detroit trip tool .

Reston to Detroit is an approximately 4-hour flight. You can also drive. Traveling from Reston in July, expect nights in Detroit to be about the same, around 65°F, while days are little chillier, around 82°F. On the 3rd (Wed), you'll travel to Grand Rapids.

Things to do in Detroit

Parks Nightlife Outdoors

1
day
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 see maps, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Grand Rapids online itinerary planner .

You can drive from Detroit to Grand Rapids in 3 hours. Other options are to fly; or take a bus. In July, daily temperatures in Grand Rapids can reach 82°F, while at night they dip to 61°F. You'll set off for Grand Haven on the 4th (Thu).

Things to do in Grand Rapids

Parks Outdoors Museums

1
day
Grand Haven

Grand Haven ©
Grand Haven is a city in the U.S. Grand Haven Lighthouse and Pier has been added to your itinerary. On the 4th (Thu), get some thrills on the water with a speed boat tour, look for gifts at Blueberry Haven, then admire the majestic nature at Grand Haven State Park, and finally take a leisurely stroll along Grand Haven Lighthouse and Pier.

To see photos, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Grand Haven holiday planning app .

Traveling by car from Grand Rapids to Grand Haven takes an hour. In July, daytime highs in Grand Haven are 80°F, while nighttime lows are 61°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Thu) early enough to drive to Grand Rapids.

Things to do in Grand Haven

Parks Nature Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Grand Haven State Park ©
Grand Haven State Park
Grand Haven Lighthouse and Pier ©
Grand Haven Lighthouse and Pier
Blueberry Haven ©
Blueberry Haven

1
night
Grand Rapids

Grand Rapids
For photos, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Grand Rapids trip planner .

You can drive from Grand Haven to Grand Rapids in an hour. You will leave for Traverse City on the 5th (Fri).

Things to do in Grand Rapids

Parks Outdoors Museums

1
day
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.
Kick off your visit on the 5th (Fri): enjoy the sea views from Old Mission Lighthouse, do a tasting at Chateau Chantal Winery & Tasting Room, then explore the landscape on two wheels at Traverse Area Recreation and Transportation Trails, and finally go for a walk through Boardman River Boardwalk.

To find other places to visit, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Traverse City trip planner .

Getting from Grand Rapids to Traverse City by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or fly. In July in Traverse City, expect temperatures between 80°F during the day and 59°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Grand Rapids.

Things to do in Traverse City

Trails Parks Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Mission Point Lighthouse ©
Mission Point Lighthouse
Boardman River Boardwalk ©
Boardman River Boardwalk

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nights
Grand Rapids

Grand Rapids ©
You've now added GR Paddling, LLC to your itinerary. Kick off your visit on the 5th (Fri): appreciate the history behind Leonardo da Vinci's Horse.

For more things to do, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Grand Rapids trip planner .

Drive from Traverse City to Grand Rapids in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. You will have some time to spend on the 7th (Sun) before leaving for Detroit.

Things to do in Grand Rapids

Outdoors Parks Winter Sports

Side Trips

Boulder Ridge Wild Animal Park, Fallasburg Covered Bridge, Cannonsburg Ski & Ride Area, Rockford Dam Overlook
Highlights from your plan
GR Paddling, LLC ©
GR Paddling, LLC
Boulder Ridge Wild Animal Park ©
Boulder Ridge Wild Animal Park
Fallasburg Covered Bridge ©
Fallasburg Covered Bridge

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Detroit

Detroit
To find maps, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Detroit road trip site .

Getting from Grand Rapids to Detroit by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: fly; or take a bus. You will leave for home on the 7th (Sun).

Things to do in Detroit

Parks Nightlife Outdoors

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