6 days in United States Itinerary

6 days in United States Itinerary

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6 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Los Angeles
Fly + Drive:  9 h 45 min
1
Grand Haven
— 1 day
Drive:  2 h 15 min
2
East Lansing
— 1 night
Drive:  2 h
3
Detroit
— 1 night
+3
Fly + Taxi + Bus + Ferry:  5 h 30 min
4
Mackinac Island
— 1 day
Ferry + Bus:  4 h 15 min
5
Traverse City
— 1 night
Fly:  7 h 45 min
End: Los Angeles

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Grand Haven

Grand Haven ©
Grand Haven is a city in the U.S. On the 27th (Mon), find something for the whole family at Michigan's Adventure and then immerse yourself in nature at Grand Haven State Park.

To find out how to plan a trip to Grand Haven, use our trip itinerary maker.

Los Angeles to Grand Haven is an approximately 10-hour flight. You can also drive. Traveling from Los Angeles to Grand Haven, you'll lose 3 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Los Angeles in May, expect Grand Haven to be little chillier, temps between 68°F and 48°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Mon) to allow time to travel to East Lansing.

Things to do in Grand Haven

Theme Parks Parks Nature

Side Trip

Michigan's Adventure
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Grand Haven State Park ©
Grand Haven State Park
Michigan's Adventure ©
Michigan's Adventure

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East Lansing

East Lansing ©
East Lansing is a city in the U.S. Kick off your visit on the 28th (Tue): stroll through Lake Wobegon Trail, then explore and take pictures at Michigan State University, then admire the natural beauty at 4-H Children's Garden, and finally admire the masterpieces at Eli and Edythe Broad Art Museum.

For traveler tips, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our East Lansing tour itinerary site .

Drive from Grand Haven to East Lansing in 2 hours. In May, daytime highs in East Lansing are 70°F, while nighttime lows are 48°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Tue) early enough to travel to Detroit.

Things to do in East Lansing

Parks Outdoors Trails

Side Trip

Lake Wobegon Trail
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4-H Children's Garden ©
4-H Children's Garden
Michigan State University ©
Michigan State University
Eli and Edythe Broad Art Museum ©
Eli and Edythe Broad Art Museum

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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 29th (Wed), examine the collection at Greenfield Village, then examine the collection at The Henry Ford, then explore the world behind art at Detroit Institute of Arts, and finally admire all the interesting features of Comerica Park.

For traveler tips, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Detroit online trip itinerary planner .

You can drive from East Lansing to Detroit in 1.5 hours. May in Detroit sees daily highs of 71°F and lows of 51°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Wed) early enough to travel to Mackinac Island.

Things to do in Detroit

Museums

Side Trip

Dearborn
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The Henry Ford ©
The Henry Ford
Detroit Institute of Arts ©
Detroit Institute of Arts
Comerica Park ©
Comerica Park

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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 30th (Thu): pause for some serene contemplation at Trinity Church, then brush up on your military savvy at Fort Mackinac, then admire the majestic nature at Mackinac Island State Park, and finally explore the striking landscape at Arch Rock.

Before you visit Mackinac Island, use our trip planner to discover what you can do and see there.

You can do a combination of flight, bus, and ferry from Detroit to Mackinac Island in 5.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and ferry; or do a combination of bus and ferry. In May, Mackinac Island is a bit cooler than Detroit - with highs of 58°F and lows of 41°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Thu) early enough to travel to Traverse City.

Things to do in Mackinac Island

Parks Nature Museums
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Arch Rock ©
Arch Rock
Mackinac Island State Park ©
Mackinac Island State Park
Fort Mackinac ©
Fort Mackinac

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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.
Start off your visit on the 31st (Fri): explore the landscape on two wheels at Traverse Area Recreation and Transportation Trails, sample some tasty brews at a beer tour and tasting, and then don't miss a visit to Benjamin Twiggs, legendary cherry products.

To see more things to do, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Traverse City online trip itinerary builder .

Getting from Mackinac Island to Traverse City by combination of ferry and bus takes about 4.5 hours. Traveling from Mackinac Island in May, expect nights in Traverse City to be about the same, around 43°F, while days are a bit warmer, around 67°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Fri) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Traverse City

Outdoors Parks Trails
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Beer Tastings & Tours

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