7 days in Michigan Itinerary

7 days in Michigan Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Michigan tour itinerary planner

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Paradise
— 1 night
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Grand Marais
— 1 night
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Munising
— 1 night
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Marquette
— 1 night
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Copper Harbor
— 1 night
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Manistique
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Mackinaw City
— 1 night
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Paradise

— 1 night
Paradise is an unincorporated community in Whitefish Township, Chippewa County in the U.S. On the 30th (Sun), explore the activities along Tahquamenon Falls and then admire the sheer force of Tahquamenon Falls State Park.

To see traveler tips, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, read Paradise planning website.

Grand Rapids to Paradise is an approximately 6-hour car ride. You can also do a combination of flight and car; or do a combination of bus and car. Plan for little chillier temperatures traveling from Grand Rapids in August, with highs in Paradise at 73°F and lows at 53°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 31st (Mon) early enough to go by car to Grand Marais.

Things to do in Paradise

Nature · Museums · Parks

Grand Marais

— 1 night
Grand Marais is an unincorporated community in Burt Township, Alger County in the U.S. Kick off your visit on the 31st (Mon): walk around Bayshore Park.

For ratings and more tourist information, read our Grand Marais trip planner.

You can drive from Paradise to Grand Marais in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In August, plan for daily highs up to 73°F, and evening lows to 53°F. You'll set off for Munising on the 1st (Tue).

Things to do in Grand Marais

Parks
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Munising

— 1 night
Munising is a city on the southern shore of Lake Superior on the Upper Peninsula of the U.S. Start off your visit on the 1st (Tue): admire the sheer force of Munising Falls, stop by UP-Scale Art, then get engrossed in the history at Pictured Rocks Interpretive Center, and finally get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports.

To find other places to visit, reviews, photos, and tourist information, read Munising online attractions planner.

You can drive from Grand Marais to Munising in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In September, daily temperatures in Munising can reach 71°F, while at night they dip to 53°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Marquette.

Things to do in Munising

Nature · Parks · Tours · Outdoors

Marquette

— 1 night
Marquette is a city in the U.S. Start off your visit on the 2nd (Wed): shop like a local with Lakenenland Sculpture Park, then experience rural life at Jilbert Dairy, then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Sugarloaf Mountain, and finally immerse yourself in nature at Presque Isle Park.

To see photos, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Marquette tour itinerary maker tool.

Getting from Munising to Marquette by car takes about an hour. Other options: drive. Expect little chillier evenings in Marquette when traveling from Munising in September, with lows around 48°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Thu) early enough to go by car to Copper Harbor.

Things to do in Marquette

Parks · Nature · Shopping · Museums

Copper Harbor

— 1 night
Copper Harbor is an unincorporated community and census-designated place in northeastern Keweenaw County in the U.S. Start off your visit on the 3rd (Thu): take in the dramatic scenery at Silver River Falls, take a memorable drive along Brockway Mountain Drive, then take in the dramatic scenery at Manganese Falls, and finally enjoy the sea views from Fort Wilkins State Park.

For maps, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Copper Harbor day trip planner.

You can travel from Marquette to Copper Harbor in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Traveling from Marquette in September, plan for a bit warmer nights in Copper Harbor, with lows around 54°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Manistique.

Things to do in Copper Harbor

Nature · Parks · Historic Sites · Scenic Drive

Side Trip

Manistique

Manistique, formerly Monistique, is the only incorporated city in and the county seat of Schoolcraft County of the U.S. Start off your visit on the 4th (Fri): explore the activities along Kitch-Iti-Kipi (The Big Spring) and then take in the dramatic natural features at Palms Book State Park.

For other places to visit, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Manistique holiday builder tool.

You can drive from Copper Harbor to Manistique in 4.5 hours. Expect little chillier evenings in Manistique when traveling from Copper Harbor in September, with lows around 49°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Fri) early enough to travel to Mackinaw City.

Things to do in Manistique

Nature · Parks · Wildlife

Mackinaw City

— 1 night
Mackinaw City is a village in Emmet and Cheboygan counties in the U.S. On the 5th (Sat), visit a coastal fixture at Old Mackinac Point Lighthouse and then snap pictures at Mackinac Bridge.

To find reviews, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Mackinaw City trip itinerary planner.

Getting from Manistique to Mackinaw City by car takes about 2 hours. In September, daytime highs in Mackinaw City are 67°F, while nighttime lows are 54°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sat) so you can go by car back home.

Things to do in Mackinaw City

Museums · Historic Sites

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.