6 days in Michigan Itinerary

6 days in Michigan Itinerary

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6 days in Michigan Itinerary

Start: Kansas City
Fly + taxi:  7​h 30​min
1
Munising
— 1 night
+2
Drive + bus + ferry:  6​h 15​min
2
Mackinac Island
— 1 night
+3
ferry + bus + taxi + Fly:  5​h
3
Dearborn
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h
4
Grand Rapids
— 1 night
Fly:  7​h
End: Kansas City

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Munising

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 21st (Sat): take in the dramatic scenery at Munising Falls and then explore the wealth of natural beauty at Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Munising trip itinerary tool .

Kansas City to Munising is an approximately 7.5-hour combination of flight and taxi. You can also do a combination of flight and car; or drive. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Kansas City to Munising due to the time zone difference. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from Kansas City in December: high temperatures in Munising hover around 30°F and lows are around 19°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Dearborn.

Things to do in Munising

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Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore ©
Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore
Munising Falls ©
Munising Falls

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Mackinac Island

Mackinac Island ©
Mackinac Island is a city in Mackinac County in the U.S. Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Sun): admire the majestic nature at Mackinac Island State Park, explore the galleries of Liberty Lego Display, then enjoy the sea views from Round Island Lighthouse, then stop by Little Luxuries of Mackinac Island, and finally don't miss a visit to Fort Holmes. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 23rd (Mon): make a trip to Trinity Church, contemplate the long history of Biddle House, browse the exhibits of Fort Mackinac, then explore the striking landscape at Arch Rock, and finally make a trip to Is It You Spot From Somewhere in Time Movie!.

To see reviews, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Mackinac Island trip itinerary builder website .

Traveling by combination of car, bus, and ferry from Munising to Mackinac Island takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi, bus, and ferry. In December, daily temperatures in Mackinac Island can reach 31°F, while at night they dip to 21°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Dearborn.

Things to do in Mackinac Island

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Mackinac Island State Park ©
Mackinac Island State Park
Fort Holmes
Fort Holmes
Round Island Lighthouse ©
Round Island Lighthouse

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Dearborn

Dearborn ©
Dearborn sits as part of the Detroit metropolitan area and was the home of Henry Ford.
On the 24th (Tue), steep yourself in history at Motown Museum, explore the world behind art at Detroit Institute of Arts, then see the interesting displays at The Henry Ford, and finally see the interesting displays at Greenfield Village.

To find other places to visit, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Dearborn trip maker .

You can do a combination of ferry, bus, and flight from Mackinac Island to Dearborn in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and flight; or do a combination of ferry and bus. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Mackinac Island in December, with highs in Dearborn at 37°F and lows at 27°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Grand Rapids.

Things to do in Dearborn

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Detroit
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The Henry Ford ©
The Henry Ford
Detroit Institute of Arts ©
Detroit Institute of Arts
Greenfield Village ©
Greenfield Village

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 25th (Wed): see the interesting displays at Gerald R. Ford Museum, then pause for some serene contemplation at Cathedral of Saint Andrew, then test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms, and finally admire the natural beauty at Frederik Meijer Gardens & Sculpture Park.

To find traveler tips and more tourist information, refer to the Grand Rapids day trip site .

You can drive from Dearborn to Grand Rapids in 3 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or fly. December in Grand Rapids sees daily highs of 36°F and lows of 25°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Wed) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Grand Rapids

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Room Escape Games
Gerald R. Ford Museum ©
Gerald R. Ford Museum

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