6 days in United States Itinerary

6 days in United States Itinerary

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6 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Detroit
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Detroit
— Few hours
Drive:  2​h 30​min
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Mount Pleasant
— 1 night
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Drive + Fly + Drive:  10​h 30​min
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Mackinac Island
— Few hours
ferry + bus:  4​h 15​min
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Traverse City
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 15​min
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Bear Lake
— Few hours
Drive:  2​h 30​min
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Grand Rapids
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 15​min
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Lansing
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h
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Battle Creek
— Few hours
Drive:  2​h
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Detroit
— 1 night
End: Detroit

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Detroit

Detroit ©
Founded in 1701 by a French explorer and adventurer, Detroit exerted a profound impact on the world for most of the 20th century.
On the 23rd (Wed), see the interesting displays at Greenfield Village.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Detroit tour itinerary planner .

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from your home destination to Detroit. October in Detroit sees daily highs of 63°F and lows of 48°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 23rd (Wed) to allow time for travel to Midland.

Things to do in Detroit

Museums

Side Trip

Greenfield Village
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Greenfield Village ©
Greenfield Village

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Mount Pleasant

Mount Pleasant
Mount Pleasant is a city in the U.S. To see more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Mount Pleasant trip itinerary builder tool .

Getting from Detroit to Mount Pleasant by car takes about 2.5 hours. Traveling from Detroit in October, Mount Pleasant is slightly colder at night with lows of 42°F. You will leave for Mackinac Island on the 24th (Thu).

Things to do in Mount Pleasant

Parks Outdoors Nightlife

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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 24th (Thu): steep yourself in history at Biddle House.

To see reviews, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Mackinac Island online itinerary maker .

You can do a combination of bus and ferry from Midland to Mackinac Island in 5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight, bus, and ferry; or do a combination of flight and ferry. Traveling from Midland in October, you will find days in Mackinac Island are little chillier (55°F), and nights are about the same (43°F). You will have some time to spend on the 24th (Thu) before leaving for Acme.

Things to do in Mackinac Island

Outdoors Tours Shopping

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Traverse City

Traverse City
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.
To find more things to do, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Traverse City road trip planning app .

You can do a combination of ferry and bus from Mackinac Island to Traverse City in 4.5 hours. In October, daytime highs in Traverse City are 60°F, while nighttime lows are 44°F. You'll set off for Bear Lake on the 25th (Fri).

Things to do in Traverse City

Outdoors Parks Tours

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Bear Lake

Bear Lake ©
Bear Lake is a village in Manistee County of the U.S. Kick off your visit on the 25th (Fri): don't miss a visit to The Frankfort Light and then learn about winemaking at St. Ambrose Cellars.

To find other places to visit, maps, reviews, and tourist information, read Bear Lake trip planner .

You can drive from Traverse City to Bear Lake in 1.5 hours. In October, daytime highs in Bear Lake are 59°F, while nighttime lows are 41°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 25th (Fri) to allow time for travel to Grand Rapids.

Things to do in Bear Lake

Wineries

Side Trips

The Frankfort Light, St. Ambrose Cellars
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St. Ambrose Cellars ©
St. Ambrose Cellars
The Frankfort Light ©
The Frankfort Light

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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.
On the 25th (Fri), test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms.

For traveler tips, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Grand Rapids trip itinerary app .

You can drive from Bear Lake to Grand Rapids in 2.5 hours. In October, plan for daily highs up to 63°F, and evening lows to 44°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Sat) so you can go by car to Lansing.

Things to do in Grand Rapids

Fun & Games
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Room Escape Games

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Lansing

Lansing ©
Lansing is the capital of the US state of Michigan. Start off your visit on the 26th (Sat): get a sense of history and politics at Michigan State Capitol, then make a trip to Lansing's First Capital Building, and then gain insight at Michigan State University.

To find maps, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, go to the Lansing road trip site .

Traveling by car from Grand Rapids to Lansing takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In October in Lansing, expect temperatures between 63°F during the day and 43°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Sun) early enough to drive to Battle Creek.
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Michigan State University ©
Michigan State University
Michigan State Capitol ©
Michigan State Capitol

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Battle Creek

Battle Creek
Battle Creek is a city in the U.S. To find photos, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Battle Creek trip builder app .

Traveling by car from Lansing to Battle Creek takes an hour. Expect a daytime high around 63°F in October, and nighttime lows around 44°F. On the 27th (Sun), you'll travel to Detroit.

Things to do in Battle Creek

Parks Outdoors Museums

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Detroit

Detroit ©
Kick off your visit on the 27th (Sun): take a leisurely stroll along Detroit RiverFront.

To find traveler tips, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Detroit trip builder site .

Getting from Battle Creek to Detroit by car takes about 2 hours. You'll have a few hours on the 28th (Mon) to wrap things up before traveling home.

Things to do in Detroit

Historic Sites
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Old St. Mary's Church ©
Old St. Mary's Church
Detroit RiverFront ©
Detroit RiverFront

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