6 days in Michigan Itinerary

6 days in Michigan Itinerary

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Grand Rapids
— 3 nights
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Dearborn
— 1 night
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Presque Isle
— 1 night
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Grand Rapids

— 3 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 enjoy Frederik Meijer Gardens & Sculpture Park and Silver Lake State Park Pedestrian Dune Access. Explore Grand Rapids' surroundings by going to Holland (Holland State Park Beach & Bowerman Blueberries Farm Market), Little Sable Point Lighthouse (in Mears) and Saint Joseph (Whirlpool Compass Fountain, Silver Beach Carousel, &more). There's more to do: test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms and tour the pleasant surroundings at Oval Beach.

For more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, read our Grand Rapids online holiday planner.

Detroit to Grand Rapids is an approximately 3-hour car ride. You can also fly; or take a bus. In August, daytime highs in Grand Rapids are 81°F, while nighttime lows are 61°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Dearborn.

Things to do in Grand Rapids

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Fun & Games

Side Trips

Dearborn

— 1 night
Dearborn sits as part of the Detroit metropolitan area and was the home of Henry Ford.
On the 15th (Thu), see the interesting displays at Greenfield Village, then examine the collection at The Henry Ford, then explore the world behind art at Detroit Institute of Arts, and finally contemplate the long history of Motown Museum.

To find traveler tips, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Dearborn journey builder.

Getting from Grand Rapids to Dearborn by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: fly; or take a bus. In August, daily temperatures in Dearborn can reach 81°F, while at night they dip to 64°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Presque Isle.

Things to do in Dearborn

Museums · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Presque Isle

— 1 night
Presque Isle Township is a civil township of Presque Isle County in the U.S. Start off your visit on the 16th (Fri): enjoy the sea views from Old Presque Isle Lighthouse and then admire the sheer force of Ocqueoc Falls.

Quickly create a custom-made itinerary for Presque Isle using our trip planner.

Traveling by car from Dearborn to Presque Isle takes 4.5 hours. Traveling from Dearborn in August, plan for a bit cooler nights in Presque Isle, with lows around 55°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Fri) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Presque Isle

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites

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.