7 days in Michigan Itinerary

7 days in Michigan Itinerary

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Drive
1
Dearborn
— 1 day
Fly
2
Munising
— 3 nights
Drive
3
Paradise
— 1 night
Drive
4
Empire
— 1 night
Drive
5
Grand Rapids
— 1 night
Drive

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Dearborn

Dearborn sits as part of the Detroit metropolitan area and was the home of Henry Ford.
Kick off your visit on the 11th (Sun): examine the collection at The Henry Ford, explore the world behind art at Detroit Institute of Arts, and then examine the collection at Motown Museum.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, use the Dearborn route planning site.

Flint to Dearborn is an approximately 1.5-hour car ride. In October, daytime highs in Dearborn are 63°F, while nighttime lows are 48°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Munising.

Things to do in Dearborn

Museums · Historic Sites

Side Trip

3
nights
Munising

Munising is a city on the southern shore of Lake Superior on the Upper Peninsula of the U.S. Kids will enjoy Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore and Miners Castle Rock. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Munising: Marquette (Presque Isle Park & Sugarloaf Mountain). There's much more to do: take a memorable tour with Tours, stop by UP-Scale Art, and admire the sheer force of Wagner Falls.

For ratings, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Munising trip itinerary planning site.

You can fly from Dearborn to Munising in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train, bus, and car. Traveling from Dearborn in October, expect Munising to be little chillier, temps between 57°F and 42°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Paradise.

Things to do in Munising

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Outdoors

Side Trip

1
night
Paradise

Paradise is an unincorporated community in Whitefish Township, Chippewa County in the U.S. Kick off your visit on the 15th (Thu): see the interesting displays at Great Lakes Shipwreck Museum, then contemplate the waterfront views at Tahquamenon Falls, and then immerse yourself in nature at Tahquamenon Falls State Park.

For photos, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Paradise online trip itinerary planner.

You can drive from Munising to Paradise in 2.5 hours. Another option is to do a combination of shuttle and car. In October in Paradise, expect temperatures between 53°F during the day and 38°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Empire.

Things to do in Paradise

Parks · Nature · Museums

1
night
Empire

Empire is a village in Leelanau County in the U.S. Kick off your visit on the 16th (Fri): explore the striking landscape of Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Empire travel itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Paradise to Empire takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus. When traveling from Paradise in October, plan for a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Empire: temperatures range from 59°F by day to 43°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Fri) so you can drive to Grand Rapids.

Things to do in Empire

Parks · Historic Sites · Nature · Wildlife

1
night
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 17th (Sat): examine the collection at Gerald R. Ford Museum, admire the natural beauty at Frederik Meijer Gardens & Sculpture Park, then appreciate the history behind Leonardo da Vinci's Horse, and finally take in the pleasant sights at Rockford Dam Overlook.

To find ratings, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Grand Rapids trip maker tool.

Traveling by car from Empire to Grand Rapids takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus. In October, plan for daily highs up to 63°F, and evening lows to 44°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Grand Rapids

Parks · Museums

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.