7 days in United States Itinerary

7 days in United States Itinerary

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7 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Norfolk
Fly:  6​h 15​min
1
Grand Rapids
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 30​min
2
Traverse City
— 1 night
Drive:  45​min
3
Leland
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 45​min
4
Mackinaw City
— 1 night
ferry:  30​min
5
Mackinac Island
— 2 nights
+3
ferry + bus + taxi + Fly:  7​h
End: Norfolk

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night
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 4th (Wed): view the masterpieces at Urban Institute for Contemporary Arts (UICA).

To see reviews, photos, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Grand Rapids trip itinerary builder website .

Norfolk to Grand Rapids is an approximately 6.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. Traveling from Norfolk in September, expect Grand Rapids to be slightly colder, temps between 76°F and 54°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Thu) so you can drive to Traverse City.

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Gerald R. Ford Museum ©
Gerald R. Ford Museum

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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.
Start off your visit on the 6th (Fri): don't miss a visit to Old Mission Lighthouse, then take a stroll through Front Street, then stop by American Spoon, and finally savor the flavors at Food & Drink.

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You can drive from Grand Rapids to Traverse City in 2.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or fly. In September, daily temperatures in Traverse City can reach 74°F, while at night they dip to 54°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Fri) early enough to drive to Leland.

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Old Mission Lighthouse ©
Old Mission Lighthouse

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Leland

Leland ©
Leland is an unincorporated community in the U.S. Start off your visit on the 7th (Sat): head off the coast to South Manitou Island, then do a tasting at Chateau Fontaine, and then contemplate the long history of Fishtown.

For reviews, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Leland travel itinerary planner.

You can drive from Traverse City to Leland in an hour. In September, daytime highs in Leland are 74°F, while nighttime lows are 54°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Sat) so you can travel to Mackinaw City.

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South Manitou Island ©
South Manitou Island
Fishtown ©
Fishtown
Chateau Fontaine ©
Chateau Fontaine

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Mackinaw City

Mackinaw City ©
Mackinaw City is a village in Emmet and Cheboygan counties in the U.S. Kick off your visit on the 8th (Sun): enjoy the sea views from McGulpin Point Lighthouse & Historic Site, walk around Colonial Michilimackinac, then visit a coastal fixture at Old Mackinac Point Lighthouse, and finally look for gifts at JoAnn's Fudge.

For maps, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Mackinaw City vacation site .

You can drive from Leland to Mackinaw City in 3 hours. Traveling from Leland in September, you will find days in Mackinaw City are little chillier (67°F), and nights are about the same (54°F). Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Sun) to allow enough time to ride a ferry to Mackinac Island.

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

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nights
Mackinac Island

Mackinac Island ©
Mackinac Island is a city in Mackinac County in the U.S. Kick off your visit on the 9th (Mon): contemplate the long history of Biddle House, then learn about all things 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. Here are some ideas for day two: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Trinity Church, then trot along with a tour on horseback, 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.

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Mackinac Island is very close to Mackinaw City. In September in Mackinac Island, expect temperatures between 67°F during the day and 54°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Tue) early enough to travel back home.

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Arch Rock ©
Arch Rock
Mackinac Island State Park ©
Mackinac Island State Park
Fort Mackinac ©
Fort Mackinac

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