6 days in Michigan Itinerary

6 days in Michigan Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Michigan planner

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Dearborn
— 1 day
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Ontonagon
— 2 nights
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Grand Rapids
— 2 nights
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Dearborn

— 1 day
Dearborn sits as part of the Detroit metropolitan area and was the home of Henry Ford.
Kick off your visit on the 11th (Sun): take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Florian Catholic Church, then admire the masterpieces at Detroit Institute of Arts, then see the interesting displays at The Henry Ford, and finally examine the collection at Greenfield Village.

For maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Dearborn trip planner.

Detroit to Dearborn is an approximately half hour car ride. You can also take a bus. In August, daytime highs in Dearborn are 81°F, while nighttime lows are 64°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Ontonagon.

Things to do in Dearborn

Museums · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Ontonagon

— 2 nights
Kick off your visit on the 12th (Mon): go deep underground at Adventure Mining Company and then take in the dramatic scenery at Bond Falls. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 13th (Tue): appreciate the extensive heritage of Main Overlook, then explore the activities along Lake of the Clouds, and then take a peaceful walk through Porcupine Mountains State Park.

To find other places to visit, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Ontonagon day trip planning website.

Drive from Dearborn to Ontonagon in 9 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from Dearborn in August: high temperatures in Ontonagon hover around 73°F and lows are around 55°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Tue) so you can travel to Grand Rapids.

Things to do in Ontonagon

Parks · Nature · Trails · Outdoors

Side Trip

Grand Rapids

— 2 nights

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.
Kids will appreciate attractions like Frederik Meijer Gardens & Sculpture Park and Holland State Park Beach. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Grand Rapids: Holland Farmers Market (in Holland), Little Sable Point Lighthouse (in Mears) and Oval Beach (in Saugatuck). Next up on the itinerary: get in on the family fun at Silver Beach Carousel, explore the engaging exhibits at Curious Kids' Museum, and walk around Whirlpool Compass Fountain.

To see reviews, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Grand Rapids trip itinerary planning website.

You can drive from Ontonagon to Grand Rapids in 8.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight. Traveling from Ontonagon in August, expect Grand Rapids to be somewhat warmer, temps between 81°F and 61°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Fri) so you can drive back home.

Things to do in Grand Rapids

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Childrens Museums

Side Trips

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.