6 days in Michigan Itinerary

6 days in Michigan Itinerary

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Fly to Marquette, Taxi to Munising
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Munising
— 1 night
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Drive to Newberry, MI, Bus to Mackinaw, Ferry to Mackinac Island
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Mackinac Island
— 1 night
Ferry to Mackinaw, Bus to Traverse City
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Traverse City
— 1 night
Drive
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Grand Rapids
— 2 nights
Fly

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Munising

Munising is a city on the southern shore of Lake Superior on the Upper Peninsula of the U.S. Kick off your visit on the 16th (Sun): admire the sheer force of Miners Falls, then explore the striking landscape at Miners Castle Rock, and then take a memorable tour with Tours. Here are some ideas for day two: explore the striking landscape of Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore.

To find other places to visit, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Munising route maker website.

Minneapolis to Munising is an approximately 4-hour combination of flight and taxi. You can also drive; or do a combination of bus and car. The time zone changes from Central Standard Time to Eastern Standard Time, which is usually a 1 hour difference. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from Minneapolis in August; daily highs in Munising reach 74°F and lows reach 57°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Mon) early enough to travel to Mackinac Island.

Things to do in Munising

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Tours

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Mackinac Island

Mackinac Island is a city in Mackinac County in the U.S. Start off your visit on the 18th (Tue): look for all kinds of wild species at The Original Mackinac Island Butterfly House & Insect World, then explore the striking landscape at Arch Rock, then brush up on your military savvy at Fort Mackinac, and finally see some colorful creatures with Great Turtle Kayak Tours.

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Traveling by combination of car, bus, and ferry from Munising to Mackinac Island takes 7 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi, bus, and ferry. Expect a daytime high around 72°F in August, and nighttime lows around 59°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Tue) early enough to travel to Traverse City.

Things to do in Mackinac Island

Tours · Wildlife · Parks · Museums

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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.
On the 19th (Wed), tee off at Pirate's Cove Adventure Golf, grab your bike and head to Traverse Area Recreation and Transportation Trails, and then get interesting insight from Tours.

For traveler tips, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Traverse City road trip app.

Traveling by combination of ferry and bus from Mackinac Island to Traverse City takes 5 hours. While traveling from Mackinac Island, expect somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Traverse City, ranging from highs of 79°F to lows of 60°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Wed) so you can drive to Grand Rapids.

Things to do in Traverse City

Outdoors · Trails · Parks · Tours

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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.
Start off your visit on the 20th (Thu): tour the pleasant surroundings at Oval Beach, then do some rugged touring at Saugatuck Dune Rides, and then kick back and relax at Holland State Park Beach. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in nature's colorful creations at Frederik Meijer Gardens & Sculpture Park, get interesting insight from TreeRunner Grand Rapids Adventure Park, and then learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Boulder Ridge Wild Animal Park.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, read our Grand Rapids vacation planner.

Traveling by car from Traverse City to Grand Rapids takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In August, plan for daily highs up to 81°F, and evening lows to 61°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Grand Rapids

Parks · Outdoors · Adventure · Beaches

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.