6 days in Michigan Itinerary

6 days in Michigan Itinerary

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Dearborn
— Few hours
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Saint Joseph
— 1 night
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Grand Rapids
— 2 nights
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Mackinaw City
— 1 night
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Traverse City
— 1 night

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Dearborn

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Dearborn sits as part of the Detroit metropolitan area and was the home of Henry Ford.
On the 17th (Sat), examine the collection at The Henry Ford and then explore the galleries of Motown Museum.

To see maps, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Dearborn trip planner.

Des Moines to Dearborn is an approximately 4-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. The time zone changes from Central Standard Time to Eastern Standard Time, which is usually a 1 hour difference. In August in Dearborn, expect temperatures between 81°F during the day and 64°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Sat) so you can go by car to Saint Joseph.

Things to do in Dearborn

Museums · Historic Sites

Side Trip

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Must see
The Henry Ford
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Historic Site
Motown Museum
4.6

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Saint Joseph

Saint Joseph ©
St. Start off your visit on the 18th (Sun): have fun and explore at Curious Kids' Museum, then get in on the family fun at Silver Beach Carousel, then stroll around Whirlpool Compass Fountain, and finally enjoy the sand and surf at Silver Beach County Park.

To see maps, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, read Saint Joseph trip builder app.

You can drive from Dearborn to Saint Joseph in 3 hours. Another option is to take a bus. August in Saint Joseph sees daily highs of 80°F and lows of 60°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Grand Rapids.

Things to do in Saint Joseph

Parks · Beaches · Outdoors · Childrens Museums
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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.
Kick off your visit on the 19th (Mon): stroll through Holland State Park Beach, then admire the natural beauty at Frederik Meijer Gardens & Sculpture Park, and then test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms. Here are some ideas for day two: get to know the resident critters at Boulder Ridge Wild Animal Park, browse the fresh offerings at Bowerman Blueberries Farm Market, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Oval Beach.

To see where to stay, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Grand Rapids route tool.

You can drive from Saint Joseph to Grand Rapids in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. In August, daily temperatures in Grand Rapids can reach 81°F, while at night they dip to 61°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Tue) so you can drive to Mackinaw City.

Things to do in Grand Rapids

Parks · Beaches · Outdoors · Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trips

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Mackinaw City

Mackinaw City ©
Mackinaw City is a village in Emmet and Cheboygan counties in the U.S. Kick off your visit on the 21st (Wed): visit a coastal fixture at Old Mackinac Point Lighthouse, get insight into ancient worlds with Colonial Michilimackinac, then take in the views from Mackinac Bridge, and finally take some stellar pictures from Castle Rock.

For where to stay, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Mackinaw City trip planner.

Getting from Grand Rapids to Mackinaw City by car takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: fly; or take a bus. When traveling from Grand Rapids in August, plan for a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Mackinaw City: temperatures range from 72°F by day to 59°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Traverse City.

Things to do in Mackinaw City

Historic Sites · Museums · Tours · Parks

Side Trip

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Archaeology Tour
Colonial Michilimackinac
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Lookout
Castle Rock
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Traverse City

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 22nd (Thu): play a few rounds at Pirate's Cove Adventure Golf and then savor the flavors at Food & Drink.

To see ratings, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Traverse City trip planner.

You can drive from Mackinaw City to Traverse City in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. While traveling from Mackinaw City, expect a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Traverse City, ranging from highs of 79°F to lows of 60°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Thu) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Traverse City

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Beer Tasting / Tour
Beer Tastings & Tours
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