8 days in Michigan Itinerary

8 days in Michigan Itinerary

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Traverse City
— 1 day
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Saint Ignace
— 1 night
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Midland
— 2 nights
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Dearborn
— 3 nights
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Portage
— 1 night
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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.
On the 1st (Sun), buy something for everyone on your list at The Village at Grand Traverse Commons and then learn the secrets of beer at a beer tour and tasting.

To see photos, ratings, maps, and tourist information, use the Traverse City trip planner.

Kalamazoo to Traverse City is an approximately 3-hour car ride. In November, plan for daily highs up to 46°F, and evening lows to 32°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Saint Ignace.

Things to do in Traverse City

Breweries & Distilleries · Tours · Shopping · Historic Sites
Highlights from your trip

1
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Saint Ignace

Saint Ignace, usually written as St. On the 2nd (Mon), visit a coastal fixture at Old Mackinac Point Lighthouse, snap pictures at Mackinac Bridge, then stop by JoAnn's Fudge, and finally stroll around Bridge View Park.

For reviews, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Saint Ignace online visit planner.

Getting from Traverse City to Saint Ignace by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 42°F in November, and nighttime lows around 32°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Mon) so you can drive to Midland.

Things to do in Saint Ignace

Parks · Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping

Side Trip

Highlights from your trip
Mackinac Bridge ©
Must see
Mackinac Bridge
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2
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Midland

Midland is a city in the U.S. Start off your visit on the 3rd (Tue): explore the fascinating landscape at Zak And Macs Chocolate Haus, then stop by Bronner's Christmas Wonderland, then brush up on your military savvy at Michigan Heroes Museum, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Lorenz Lutheran Church. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 4th (Wed): admire the natural beauty at Dow Gardens, contemplate the long history of Alden Dow Home and Studio, and then trek along Chippewa Nature Center.

To find maps, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Midland trip planning app.

Traveling by car from Saint Ignace to Midland takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi; or fly. In November, plan for daily highs up to 47°F, and evening lows to 30°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Dearborn.

Things to do in Midland

Parks · Historic Sites · Wildlife · Trails

Side Trip

Highlights from your trip
Dow Gardens ©
Garden
Dow Gardens
4.8

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Dearborn

Dearborn sits as part of the Detroit metropolitan area and was the home of Henry Ford.
Change things up with a short trip to Decode Ypsilanti in Ypsilanti (about 30 minutes away). There's lots more to do: see the interesting displays at The Henry Ford, pause for some serene contemplation at The Cathedral Church of St. Paul, take an in-depth tour of Detroit Historical Museum, and take in the local highlights with Feet On The Street Tours.

To see more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Dearborn online travel route planner.

Getting from Midland to Dearborn by car takes about 2 hours. In November, daily temperatures in Dearborn can reach 48°F, while at night they dip to 34°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Sat) early enough to travel to Portage.

Things to do in Dearborn

Museums · Historic Sites · Tours · Fun & Games

Side Trips

Highlights from your trip
The Henry Ford ©
Must see
The Henry Ford
4.8

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Portage

Portage is a city in Kalamazoo County in the U.S. Kick off your visit on the 8th (Sun): stroll through Bishop’s Bog Preserve Trail, stop by The Pantry On Tap Oil and Vinegar, then examine the collection at Air Zoo, and finally test your team's savvy at Escapology.

For ratings and more tourist information, read our Portage travel planner.

You can drive from Dearborn to Portage in 2.5 hours. In November in Portage, expect temperatures between 48°F during the day and 32°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Sun) to allow time to drive back home.

Things to do in Portage

Parks · Museums · Trails · Outdoors
Highlights from your trip
Escapology ©
Room Escape Game
Escapology
4.6
 Air Zoo ©
Specialty Museum
Air Zoo
4.7

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