7 days in Michigan Itinerary

7 days in Michigan Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Michigan trip itinerary planner

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Make it your trip
Drive
1
Dearborn
— 1 day
Fly to Pellston, Ferry to Mackinac Island
2
Mackinac Island
— 1 night
Ferry to Mackinaw, Fly to Grand Rapids
3
Grand Rapids
— 3 nights
Drive
4
Saint Joseph
— 1 night
Drive

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Dearborn

— 1 day
Dearborn sits as part of the Detroit metropolitan area and was the home of Henry Ford.
Start off your visit on the 11th (Sun): see the interesting displays at Greenfield Village, then examine the collection at The Henry Ford, then explore the world behind art at Detroit Institute of Arts, and finally take a leisurely stroll along Detroit RiverFront.

For traveler tips, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Dearborn online trip planner.

Detroit to Dearborn is an approximately half hour car ride. You can also take a bus. In August in Dearborn, expect temperatures between 81°F during the day and 64°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Mackinac Island.

Things to do in Dearborn

Museums

Side Trip

Mackinac Island

— 1 night
Mackinac Island is a city in Mackinac County in the U.S. Kick off your visit on the 12th (Mon): immerse yourself in nature at Mackinac Island State Park, then explore the striking landscape at Arch Rock, and then brush up on your military savvy at Fort Mackinac.

To find maps, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, read Mackinac Island online travel planner.

You can do a combination of flight and ferry from Dearborn to Mackinac Island in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and ferry; or do a combination of bus and ferry. Traveling from Dearborn in August, things will get a bit cooler in Mackinac Island: highs are around 72°F and lows about 59°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Grand Rapids.

Things to do in Mackinac Island

Parks · Nature · Museums · Tours

Grand Rapids

— 3 nights

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.
You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Frederik Meijer Gardens & Sculpture Park and Silver Lake State Park Pedestrian Dune Access. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Grand Rapids: Boulder Ridge Wild Animal Park (in Alto), Little Sable Point Lighthouse (in Mears) and Holland (Bowerman Blueberries Farm Market, Holland State Park Beach, &more). Next up on the itinerary: enjoy the sand and surf at Oval Beach and test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Grand Rapids route planner.

Getting from Mackinac Island to Grand Rapids by combination of ferry and flight takes about 8 hours. Other options: do a combination of ferry and bus; or do a combination of ferry and bus. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Mackinac Island in August: highs in Grand Rapids hover around 81°F, while lows dip to 61°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Fri) so you can drive to Saint Joseph.

Things to do in Grand Rapids

Parks · Beaches · Outdoors · Theme Parks

Side Trips

Saint Joseph

— 1 night
St. Kick off your visit on the 17th (Sat): explore the engaging exhibits at Curious Kids' Museum, get in on the family fun at Silver Beach Carousel, then walk around Whirlpool Compass Fountain, and finally enjoy the sand and surf at Silver Beach County Park.

To find more things to do, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, read our Saint Joseph sightseeing planner.

Getting from Grand Rapids to Saint Joseph by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. In August, daily temperatures in Saint Joseph can reach 80°F, while at night they dip to 60°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Sat) early enough to drive back home.

Things to do in Saint Joseph

Parks · Beaches · Outdoors · Childrens 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.