6 days in Michigan Itinerary

6 days in Michigan Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Michigan trip itinerary planner

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Detroit
Drive
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Mount Pleasant
— 1 night
Drive to MBS International Airport, Fly to Chippewa County International Airport
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Mackinac Island
Ferry to Mackinaw, Bus to Traverse City
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Traverse City
— 1 night
Drive
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Bear Lake
Drive
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Grand Rapids
— 1 night
Drive
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Lansing
— 1 night
Drive
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Battle Creek
Drive
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Detroit
— 1 night

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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.
Start off your visit on the 23rd (Wed): examine the collection at Greenfield Village.

For traveler tips, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Detroit itinerary website.

The Route module shows you travel options from your home to Detroit. Expect a daytime high around 63°F in October, and nighttime lows around 48°F. On the 23rd (Wed), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Mount Pleasant.

Things to do in Detroit

Museums

Side Trip

Highlights from your trip

Mount Pleasant

— 1 night
Mount Pleasant is a city in the U.S. state of Michigan and the county seat of Isabella County, located in Central Michigan. To find ratings, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Mount Pleasant trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Detroit to Mount Pleasant takes 2.5 hours. Traveling from Detroit in October, expect slightly colder with lows of 42°F in Mount Pleasant. On the 24th (Thu), you're off to Mackinac Island.

Things to do in Mount Pleasant

Parks · Outdoors · Nightlife · Golf

Mackinac Island

Mackinac Island is a city in Mackinac County in the U.S. state of Michigan. For reviews, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Mackinac Island trip planner.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Mount Pleasant to Mackinac Island. While traveling from Mount Pleasant, expect a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Mackinac Island, ranging from highs of 55°F to lows of 43°F. On the 24th (Thu), you'll travel to Traverse City.

Things to do in Mackinac Island

Outdoors · Tours · Shopping · Parks

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.
To see traveler tips, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Traverse City road trip website.

Getting from Mackinac Island to Traverse City by combination of ferry and bus takes about 5 hours. In October in Traverse City, expect temperatures between 60°F during the day and 44°F at night. On the 25th (Fri), you'll travel to Bear Lake.

Things to do in Traverse City

Outdoors · Parks · Tours · Golf

Bear Lake

Bear Lake is a village in Manistee County of the U.S. state of Michigan. Start off your visit on the 25th (Fri): make a trip to The Frankfort Light and then do a tasting at St. Ambrose Cellars.

For ratings, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Bear Lake trip builder website.

Drive from Traverse City to Bear Lake in 1.5 hours. In October in Bear Lake, expect temperatures between 59°F during the day and 41°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 25th (Fri) to allow time for travel to Grand Rapids.

Things to do in Bear Lake

Wineries

Side Trips

Highlights from your trip

Grand Rapids

— 1 night

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.
On the 25th (Fri), test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms.

For photos, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, use the Grand Rapids attractions app.

You can drive from Bear Lake to Grand Rapids in 2.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 63°F in October, and nighttime lows around 44°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Sat) so you can go by car to Lansing.

Things to do in Grand Rapids

Fun & Games
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Lansing

— 1 night
Lansing is the capital of the US state of Michigan. Kick off your visit on the 26th (Sat): get a sense of history and politics at Michigan State Capitol, then don't miss a visit to Lansing's First Capital Building, and then deepen your understanding at Michigan State University.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Lansing day trip planner.

You can drive from Grand Rapids to Lansing in 1.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 63°F in October, and nighttime lows around 43°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Sun) so you can drive to Battle Creek.

Battle Creek

Battle Creek is a city in the U.S. state of Michigan, in northwest Calhoun County, at the confluence of the Kalamazoo and Battle Creek rivers. For other places to visit, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Battle Creek online tour itinerary builder.

Traveling by car from Lansing to Battle Creek takes an hour. In October, daytime highs in Battle Creek are 63°F, while nighttime lows are 44°F. You will leave for Detroit on the 27th (Sun).

Things to do in Battle Creek

Parks · Museums · Outdoors · Nightlife

Detroit

— 1 night

The Motor City

Kick off your visit on the 27th (Sun): take a leisurely stroll along Detroit RiverFront.

To see ratings, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Detroit tour builder website.

Getting from Battle Creek to Detroit by car takes about 2 hours. You'll have a few hours on the 28th (Mon) to wrap things up before traveling home.

Things to do in Detroit

Historic Sites

Michigan travel guide

4.7
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.

Manistee County travel guide

4.4
Golf Courses · Beaches · State Parks