6 days in Michigan Itinerary

6 days in Michigan Itinerary

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Dearborn
— 1 day
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Presque Isle
— 1 night
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Ossineke
— 1 night
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Grand Rapids
— 2 nights
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Saint Joseph
— 1 night
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Dearborn

— 1 day
Dearborn sits as part of the Detroit metropolitan area and was the home of Henry Ford.
Start off your visit on the 11th (Sun): observe the fascinating underwater world at Belle Isle Aquarium, explore the world behind art at Detroit Institute of Arts, then examine the collection at The Henry Ford, and finally see the interesting displays at Greenfield Village.

To see ratings, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Dearborn travel itinerary planner.

Detroit to Dearborn is an approximately half hour car ride. You can also take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 81°F in August, and nighttime lows around 64°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sun) so you can travel to Presque Isle.

Things to do in Dearborn

Museums · Zoos & Aquariums · Parks

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 12th (Mon): visit a coastal fixture at Old Presque Isle Lighthouse, then enjoy the sea views from New Presque Isle Lighthouse, and then take in the dramatic scenery at Ocqueoc Falls.

To find where to stay, reviews, photos, and tourist information, use the Presque Isle day trip website.

Drive from Dearborn to Presque Isle in 4.5 hours. Plan for a bit cooler nights when traveling from Dearborn in August since evenings lows in Presque Isle dip to 55°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Mon) early enough to travel to Ossineke.

Things to do in Presque Isle

Historic Sites · Nature · Parks

Ossineke

— 1 night
Ossineke is an unincorporated community in Sanborn Township, Alpena County in the U.S. Start off your visit on the 13th (Tue): appreciate the history behind Paul Bunyan and Babe the Blue Ox and then don't miss a visit to Bailey School.

For ratings, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Ossineke online visit planner.

You can drive from Presque Isle to Ossineke in an hour. Expect a daytime high around 79°F in August, and nighttime lows around 55°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 13th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Grand Rapids.
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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.
Start off your visit on the 14th (Wed): admire the natural beauty at Frederik Meijer Gardens & Sculpture Park, examine the collection at Gilmore Car Museum, and then admire nature's wide array of creatures at Boulder Ridge Wild Animal Park. On the 15th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: browse the fresh offerings at Bowerman Blueberries Farm Market, enjoy the sand and surf at Holland State Park Beach, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Oval Beach.

For other places to visit, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, use the Grand Rapids route builder app.

Drive from Ossineke to Grand Rapids in 4 hours. Traveling from Ossineke in August, Grand Rapids is a bit warmer at night with lows of 61°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Saint Joseph.

Things to do in Grand Rapids

Parks · Beaches · Outdoors · Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trips

Saint Joseph

— 1 night
St. Kick off your visit on the 16th (Fri): explore the engaging exhibits at Curious Kids' Museum, then get in on the family fun at Silver Beach Carousel, then walk around Whirlpool Compass Fountain, and finally stroll through Silver Beach County Park.

For maps, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Saint Joseph trip maker tool.

You can drive from Grand Rapids to Saint Joseph in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or 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 16th (Fri) so you can drive back home.

Things to do in Saint Joseph

Parks · Beaches · Outdoors · Childrens Museums

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.