6 days in Michigan Itinerary

6 days in Michigan Itinerary

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6 days in Michigan Itinerary

Start: New York City
Fly:  4​h 30​min
1
Dearborn
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
2
South Haven
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h
3
Grand Rapids
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 15​min
4
Empire
— 1 night
Fly + foot:  5​h 15​min
End: New York City

2
nights
Dearborn

Dearborn ©
Dearborn sits as part of the Detroit metropolitan area and was the home of Henry Ford.
Explore hidden gems such as Elizabeth Park and Lower Huron Metropark. Shop till you drop at The Rust Belt Market and The Town Peddler Craft and Antique Mall. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Dearborn: Thomas Edison Parkway Boardwalk (in Port Huron) and Macomb Orchard Trail (in Richmond). And it doesn't end there: stroll through Rouge River Gateway Trail, examine the collection at Dearborn Historical Museum, look for gifts at Shinola Bicycles, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Islamic Center of America.

To find other places to visit, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Dearborn day trip tool .

New York City to Dearborn is an approximately 4.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. In June, daily temperatures in Dearborn can reach 79°F, while at night they dip to 61°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sun) so you can go by car to South Haven.

Things to do in Dearborn

Parks Trails Outdoors

Side Trips

The Rust Belt Market, Elizabeth Park, The Town Peddler Craft and Antique Mall, Shinola Bicycles, Lower Huron Metropark
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Elizabeth Park ©
Elizabeth Park
The Rust Belt Market ©
The Rust Belt Market
Lower Huron Metropark ©
Lower Huron Metropark

1
night
South Haven

South Haven ©
South Haven is a city in the U.S. On the 15th (Mon), look for gifts at Decadent Dogs, stroll through North Beach, then learn about winemaking at Cogdal Vineyards, and finally enjoy some diversion at Kids' Corner playground.

To see where to stay, maps, and tourist information, read our South Haven trip tool .

Traveling by car from Dearborn to South Haven takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and taxi; or take a bus. In June in South Haven, expect temperatures between 76°F during the day and 57°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Mon) early enough to drive to Grand Rapids.

Things to do in South Haven

Parks Shopping Beaches
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Kids' Corner playground ©
Kids' Corner playground
Cogdal Vineyards ©
Cogdal Vineyards
Decadent Dogs ©
Decadent Dogs

1
night
Grand Rapids

Grand Rapids ©
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 16th (Tue): identify plant and animal life at Blandford Nature Center, then look for all kinds of wild species at Calvin Ecosystem Preserve & Native Gardens, and then wander the streets of Heritage Hill Historic District.

Take the guesswork out of planning a Grand Rapids vacation by using our trip itinerary maker.

Getting from South Haven to Grand Rapids by car takes about an hour. Other options: take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. In June in Grand Rapids, expect temperatures between 79°F during the day and 59°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Tue) early enough to drive to Empire.

Things to do in Grand Rapids

Parks Wildlife Historic Sites
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Blandford Nature Center ©
Blandford Nature Center
Heritage Hill Historic District ©
Heritage Hill Historic District

1
night
Empire

Empire ©
Empire is a village in Leelanau County in the U.S. On the 17th (Wed), stroll through Lake Michigan Beach Park, get outside with Tubing Platte River, and then hike along Platte Plains Trail.

To find traveler tips, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, read Empire holiday app .

Drive from Grand Rapids to Empire in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi. Plan for a bit cooler temperatures traveling from Grand Rapids in June, with highs in Empire at 72°F and lows at 52°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Empire

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trip

Tubing Platte River
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Platte Plains Trail ©
Platte Plains Trail

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