7 days in Michigan Itinerary

7 days in Michigan Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Michigan trip planner

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Fly to Houghton County Memorial Airport, Drive to Ishpeming
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Ishpeming
Drive
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Hancock
— 1 night
Drive
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Copper Harbor
— 1 night
Drive
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Big Bay
— 1 night
Drive
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Marquette
— 1 night
Fly
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Dearborn
— 1 night
Drive
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Grand Rapids
— 1 night
Fly

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Ishpeming

Ishpeming is a city in Marquette County in the Upper Peninsula of the U.S. state of Michigan. To see where to stay, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Ishpeming trip itinerary builder.

Dallas to Ishpeming is an approximately 9-hour combination of flight and car. You can also drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Dallas to Ishpeming is 1 hour. Plan for colder temperatures traveling from Dallas in February, with highs in Ishpeming at 22°F and lows at 5°F. You'll set off for Hancock on the 24th (Sun).

Things to do in Ishpeming

Museums · Wildlife · Parks · Breweries & Distilleries

Hancock

— 1 night
Hancock is a city in Houghton County, Michigan, United States and is located on Copper Island, which is part of the Keweenaw Peninsula, on the Keweenaw Waterway directly opposite Houghton, Michigan. Start off your visit on the 25th (Mon): get engrossed in the history at Quincy Smelter and then glide through natural beauty at Swedetown Ski Trails.

To find where to stay, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Hancock online road trip planner.

You can drive from Ishpeming to Hancock in 2 hours. In February in Hancock, expect temperatures between 21°F during the day and 8°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Copper Harbor.

Things to do in Hancock

Winter Sports · Outdoors · Museums

Side Trip

Copper Harbor

— 1 night
Copper Harbor is an unincorporated community and census-designated place in northeastern Keweenaw County in the U.S. state of Michigan. Kick off your visit on the 26th (Tue): see the interesting displays at Eagle Harbor Lighthouse and Museums, then raise your glass at Brickside Brewery, and then take a memorable drive along High Rock Bay.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Copper Harbor trip builder website.

Traveling by car from Hancock to Copper Harbor takes 1.5 hours. February in Copper Harbor sees daily highs of 24°F and lows of 13°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Tue) so you can drive to Big Bay.

Things to do in Copper Harbor

Nightlife · Breweries & Distilleries · Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trip

Highlights from your trip

Big Bay

— 1 night
Big Bay is an unincorporated community in Marquette County of the U.S. state of Michigan. Start off your visit on the 27th (Wed): make a trip to Thomas Rock Scenic Overlook and then stroll around Perkins County Park.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Big Bay day trip planner.

Traveling by car from Copper Harbor to Big Bay takes 3.5 hours. Traveling from Copper Harbor in February, Big Bay is a bit cooler at night with lows of 5°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Marquette.

Things to do in Big Bay

Wildlife · Parks
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Marquette

— 1 night
Marquette is a city in the U.S. state of Michigan and the county seat of Marquette County. Start off your visit on the 28th (Thu): take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Sugarloaf Mountain, immerse yourself in nature at Presque Isle Park, and then sample the tasty concoctions at Blackrocks Brewery.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Marquette online trip itinerary builder.

Traveling by car from Big Bay to Marquette takes an hour. Expect a daytime high around 22°F in February, and nighttime lows around 5°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Thu) early enough to travel to Dearborn.

Things to do in Marquette

Nature · Parks · Wildlife · Breweries & Distilleries

Dearborn

— 1 night
Dearborn sits as part of the Detroit metropolitan area and was the home of Henry Ford.
Kick off your visit on the 1st (Fri): see the interesting displays at Greenfield Village, see the interesting displays at The Henry Ford, then explore the world behind art at Detroit Institute of Arts, and finally see where the action happens at Comerica Park.

To find ratings, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Dearborn vacation website.

You can fly from Marquette to Dearborn in 4 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Traveling from Marquette in February, expect Dearborn to be somewhat warmer, temps between 34°F and 20°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Grand Rapids.

Things to do in Dearborn

Museums

Side Trip

Grand Rapids

— 1 night

Furniture City

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 2nd (Sat): examine the collection at Gerald R. Ford Museum, test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms, then admire the natural beauty at Frederik Meijer Gardens & Sculpture Park, and finally pause for some photo ops at Leonardo da Vinci's Horse.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Grand Rapids journey planner.

Getting from Dearborn to Grand Rapids by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: fly; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 42°F in March, and nighttime lows around 24°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Sat) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Grand Rapids

Parks · Fun & Games · Museums

Michigan travel guide

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Specialty Museums · Gift & Specialty Shops · State Parks
Great Lakes State
A state inextricably tied to its waterways, Michigan does water activities better than almost any other place in the country. Things to do in the state include numerous opportunities to swim, fish, sail, motorboat, and canoe. The country's only state to stretch over two peninsulas, Michigan features a long freshwater coastline. In a land of nearly 65,000 inland lakes and ponds, you can never be too far from a natural water source. Michigan's major claim to fame is its status as the center of the U.S. automotive industry, with the Detroit metropolitan area housing the country's three major car manufacturers. The city is also a major center of culture, the birthplace of the Motown Sound, and the home of several museums and other tourist attractions. Farther from the big urban centers, Michigan offers visitors a world of apple and cherry orchards, rustic villages, and picturesque vineyards.