6 days in Michigan Itinerary

6 days in Michigan Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Michigan trip itinerary planner

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Drive
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Dearborn
— 1 day
Fly to Marquette, Taxi to Munising
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Munising
— 1 night
Drive
3
Ontonagon
— 1 night
Drive
4
Grand Rapids
— 2 nights
Drive

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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): see the interesting displays at Greenfield Village, see the interesting displays at The Henry Ford, then explore the world behind art at Detroit Institute of Arts, and finally take in the waterfront at Detroit RiverFront.

For photos, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Dearborn travel route planning app.

Detroit to Dearborn is an approximately half hour car ride. You can also take a bus. In August in Dearborn, expect temperatures between 81°F during the day and 64°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sun) so you can travel to Munising.

Things to do in Dearborn

Museums

Side Trip

Munising

— 1 night
Munising is a city on the southern shore of Lake Superior on the Upper Peninsula of the U.S. On the 12th (Mon), take in the dramatic scenery at Munising Falls and then explore the striking landscape of Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore.

For other places to visit, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Munising road trip planning website.

Do a combination of flight and taxi from Dearborn to Munising in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from Dearborn in August: high temperatures in Munising hover around 74°F and lows are around 57°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Ontonagon.

Things to do in Munising

Nature · Parks · Wildlife

Ontonagon

— 1 night
Kick off your visit on the 13th (Tue): go deep underground at Adventure Mining Company and then take in the dramatic scenery at Bond Falls.

For other places to visit, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Ontonagon tour itinerary builder website.

You can drive from Munising to Ontonagon in 3 hours. August in Ontonagon sees daily highs of 73°F and lows of 55°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Tue) so you can travel to Grand Rapids.

Things to do in Ontonagon

Nature · Parks

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.
Attractions like Frederik Meijer Gardens & Sculpture Park and Oval Beach make great kid-friendly stops. Change things up with these side-trips from Grand Rapids: Holland (Holland State Park Beach & Holland Farmers Market), Little Sable Point Lighthouse (in Mears) and Saint Joseph (Whirlpool Compass Fountain & Silver Beach Carousel). The adventure continues: appreciate the history behind Leonardo da Vinci's Horse.

To find maps, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Grand Rapids online attractions planner.

Traveling by car from Ontonagon to Grand Rapids takes 8.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight. Traveling from Ontonagon in August, things will get a bit warmer in Grand Rapids: highs are around 81°F and lows about 61°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Fri) early enough to go by car back home.

Things to do in Grand Rapids

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Historic Sites

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.