6 days in United States Itinerary

6 days in United States Itinerary

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6 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Portland
Fly + Drive:  12​h 45​min
1
Isle Royale National Park
— 1 day
Drive + Fly:  8​h 45​min
2
Detroit
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h
3
Midland
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 30​min
4
Lansing
— Few hours
Drive:  1​h 15​min
5
Grand Rapids
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 30​min
6
Traverse City
— 1 night
Fly:  7​h 30​min
End: Portland

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Isle Royale National Park

Isle Royale National Park ©
Isolated by its location in the northern reaches of Lake Superior, Isle Royale National Park treats its visitors to a wilderness of second-growth forests, clear lakes, and rugged coastline inhabited by moose, wolves, otters, and foxes.
Start off your visit on the 24th (Thu): appreciate the extensive heritage of Scoville Point.

To see reviews, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Isle Royale National Park day trip planning app .

Portland to Isle Royale National Park is an approximately 13-hour combination of flight and car. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 3 hours traveling from Portland to Isle Royale National Park. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from Portland in October, with highs in Isle Royale National Park at 48°F and lows at 31°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 24th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Detroit.

Things to do in Isle Royale National Park

Historic Sites
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Scoville Point ©
Scoville Point

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 25th (Fri): take in the spiritual surroundings of Old St. Mary's Church, explore the world behind art at Detroit Institute of Arts, contemplate the long history of Motown Museum, then see the interesting displays at The Henry Ford, and finally examine the collection at Greenfield Village.

For reviews, photos, maps, and more tourist information, read our Detroit day trip planning tool .

The Route module can help you plan travel from Isle Royale National Park to Detroit. Traveling from Isle Royale National Park in October, things will get a bit warmer in Detroit: highs are around 63°F and lows about 48°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Fri) early enough to travel to Midland.

Things to do in Detroit

Museums Historic Sites

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Dearborn
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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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Midland

Midland ©
Midland is a city in the U.S. Kick off your visit on the 26th (Sat): contemplate the long history of Alden Dow Home and Studio and then take in nature's colorful creations at Dow Gardens.

To see maps, reviews, and more tourist information, read Midland travel route planning tool .

Drive from Detroit to Midland in 2 hours. Expect a bit cooler evenings in Midland when traveling from Detroit in October, with lows around 41°F. On the 26th (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Lansing.

Things to do in Midland

Parks Historic Sites
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Dow Gardens ©
Dow Gardens
Alden Dow Home and Studio ©
Alden Dow Home and Studio

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Lansing

Lansing ©
Lansing is the capital of the US state of Michigan. On the 26th (Sat), look for gifts at Horrocks Farm Market.

To find more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Lansing travel itinerary planner .

Getting from Midland to Lansing by car takes about 1.5 hours. In October, plan for daily highs up to 63°F, and evening lows to 43°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Grand Rapids.

Things to do in Lansing

Shopping
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Horrocks Farm Market ©
Horrocks Farm Market

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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.
On the 27th (Sun), test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Cathedral of Saint Andrew, then admire the natural beauty at Frederik Meijer Gardens & Sculpture Park, and finally see the interesting displays at Gerald R. Ford Museum.

To see photos, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, read our Grand Rapids trip maker app .

Getting from Lansing to Grand Rapids by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. In October, daytime highs in Grand Rapids are 63°F, while nighttime lows are 44°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Traverse City.

Things to do in Grand Rapids

Parks Museums Fun & Games
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Room Escape Games
Gerald R. Ford Museum ©
Gerald R. Ford Museum

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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.
On the 28th (Mon), hike along Traverse Area Recreation and Transportation Trails and then learn the secrets of beer at a beer tour and tasting.

To see ratings, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Traverse City trip planner.

Traveling by car from Grand Rapids to Traverse City takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. In October, daytime highs in Traverse City are 60°F, while nighttime lows are 44°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Traverse City

Tours Outdoors Parks
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Beer Tastings & Tours

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