7 days in Michigan Itinerary

7 days in Michigan Itinerary

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7 days in Michigan Itinerary

Start: Indianapolis
Drive:  10​h 15​min
1
Munising
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 45​min
2
Mackinaw City
— 1 night
ferry:  30​min
3
Mackinac Island
— 2 nights
ferry + bus:  4​h 15​min
4
Traverse City
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 30​min
5
Grand Rapids
— 1 night
Drive:  5​h
End: Indianapolis

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night
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 31st (Fri): look for gifts at Upper Peninsula Inspired, then admire the sheer force of Miners Falls, and then explore the striking landscape at Miners Castle Rock.

For reviews, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, read Munising trip planner.

Indianapolis to Munising is an approximately 6.5-hour combination of flight and taxi. You can also do a combination of flight and car; or drive. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from Indianapolis in May: high temperatures in Munising hover around 59°F and lows are around 40°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Sat) early enough to drive to Mackinaw City.

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Miners Falls ©
Miners Falls
Munising Falls ©
Munising Falls
Wagner Falls ©
Wagner Falls

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Mackinaw City

Mackinaw City ©
Mackinaw City is a village in Emmet and Cheboygan counties in the U.S. On the 2nd (Sun), enjoy the sea views from Old Mackinac Point Lighthouse, stroll through Colonial Michilimackinac, then snap pictures at Mackinac Bridge, and finally enjoy the sea views from McGulpin Point Lighthouse & Historic Site.

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You can drive from Munising to Mackinaw City in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus. In June, plan for daily highs up to 67°F, and evening lows to 51°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Sun) early enough to ride a ferry to Mackinac Island.

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Old Mackinac Point Lighthouse ©
Old Mackinac Point Lighthouse
Mackinac Bridge ©
Mackinac Bridge
Colonial Michilimackinac ©
Colonial Michilimackinac

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Mackinac Island

Mackinac Island ©
Mackinac Island is a city in Mackinac County in the U.S. Start off your visit on the 3rd (Mon): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Trinity Church, then expand your understanding of the military at Fort Mackinac, then immerse yourself in nature at Mackinac Island State Park, and finally take in the dramatic natural features at Arch Rock. On the 4th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: steep yourself in history at Biddle House, contemplate the long history of Fort Holmes, play a few rounds at Jewel Golf Course, then pause for some serene contemplation at St Anne's Catholic Church, and finally identify plant and animal life at The Original Mackinac Island Butterfly House & Insect World.

To see ratings, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Mackinac Island day trip planner.

Mackinac Island is just a short distance from Mackinaw City. In June, daily temperatures in Mackinac Island can reach 67°F, while at night they dip to 51°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Tue) so you can travel to Traverse City.

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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 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.
Kick off your visit on the 5th (Wed): enjoy the sea views from Old Mission Lighthouse, then savor the flavors at Food & Drink, then take a stroll through Front Street, and finally get a taste of the local shopping with Higher Art Gallery.

To see maps, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Traverse City trip builder .

You can do a combination of ferry and bus from Mackinac Island to Traverse City in 4.5 hours. Traveling from Mackinac Island in June, expect nights in Traverse City to be about the same, around 54°F, while days are a bit warmer, around 76°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Grand Rapids.

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Mission Point Lighthouse ©
Mission Point Lighthouse
Higher Art Gallery ©
Higher Art Gallery

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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 6th (Thu): steep yourself in history at Meyer May House, then test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms, then take in nature's colorful creations at Frederik Meijer Gardens & Sculpture Park, and finally appreciate the history behind Leonardo da Vinci's Horse.

To find maps, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Grand Rapids trip itinerary app .

Getting from Traverse City to Grand Rapids by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or fly. In June, plan for daily highs up to 79°F, and evening lows to 59°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Detroit.

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Meyer May House ©
Meyer May House

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