7 days in Michigan Itinerary

7 days in Michigan Itinerary

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Fly to Pellston, Ferry to Mackinac Island
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Mackinac Island
— 1 night
Ferry to Mackinaw, Bus to Traverse City
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Traverse City
— 1 night
Drive
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Mears
— 1 night
Drive
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Grand Rapids
— 2 nights
Drive
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Saint Joseph
— 1 night
Drive

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Mackinac Island

Mackinac Island is a city in Mackinac County in the U.S. On the 20th (Mon), brush up on your military savvy at Fort Mackinac, explore the striking landscape at Arch Rock, and then immerse yourself in nature at Mackinac Island State Park.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Mackinac Island attractions planner.

Columbus to Mackinac Island is an approximately 7.5-hour combination of flight and ferry. You can also do a combination of bus and ferry; or do a combination of bus and ferry. In July, Mackinac Island is slightly colder than Columbus - with highs of 73°F and lows of 58°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Mon) early enough to travel to Traverse City.

Things to do in Mackinac Island

Nature · Parks · Museums · Tours

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Traverse City

Cherry Capital of the World

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 21st (Tue): savor the flavors at Food & Drink, then sample the fine beverages at Grand Traverse Distillery, and then play a few rounds at Pirate's Cove Adventure Golf.

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Getting from Mackinac Island to Traverse City by combination of ferry and bus takes about 5 hours. When traveling from Mackinac Island in July, plan for a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Traverse City: temperatures range from 80°F by day to 59°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Tue) so you can travel to Mears.

Things to do in Traverse City

Breweries & Distilleries · Tours · Outdoors · Golf

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Mears

Golden Township is a civil township of Oceana County in the U.S. On the 22nd (Wed), stroll through Stearns Park, then get in on the family fun at Michigan's Adventure, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Silver Lake State Park Pedestrian Dune Access.

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Drive from Traverse City to Mears in 2.5 hours. In July in Mears, expect temperatures between 76°F during the day and 57°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Grand Rapids.

Things to do in Mears

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Theme Parks

Side Trips

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Grand Rapids

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 23rd (Thu): learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at John Ball Zoo, then take in nature's colorful creations at Frederik Meijer Gardens & Sculpture Park, and then learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Boulder Ridge Wild Animal Park. On the 24th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: kick back and relax at Oval Beach, then glide through natural beauty at Saugatuck Dunes State Park, and then kick back and relax at Holland State Park Beach.

To see ratings, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Grand Rapids vacation planner.

Getting from Mears to Grand Rapids by car takes about 1.5 hours. Traveling from Mears in July, expect nights in Grand Rapids to be about the same, around 61°F, while days are somewhat warmer, around 82°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Fri) so you can drive to Saint Joseph.

Things to do in Grand Rapids

Parks · Outdoors · Zoos & Aquariums · Beaches

Side Trips

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Saint Joseph

St. Start off your visit on the 25th (Sat): immerse yourself in nature at Warren Dunes State Park, find something for the whole family at Silver Beach Carousel, then stroll around Whirlpool Compass Fountain, and finally kick back and relax at Silver Beach County Park.

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You can drive from Grand Rapids to Saint Joseph in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. July in Saint Joseph sees daily highs of 79°F and lows of 60°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Sat) so you can go by car back home.

Things to do in Saint Joseph

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Beaches

Side Trip

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.