8 days in Michigan Itinerary

8 days in Michigan Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Michigan trip itinerary planner

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Ferry to Billy Bishop Toronto City, Fly to Windsor, Bus to Detroit
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Detroit
— 2 nights
Drive
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Saint Joseph
Drive
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Holland
— 2 nights
Drive
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Traverse City
— 1 night
Drive
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Good Hart
— 2 nights
Drive

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Detroit

— 2 nights

The Motor City

Founded in 1701 by a French explorer and adventurer, Detroit exerted a profound impact on the world for most of the 20th century.
Kick off your visit on the 21st (Sat): explore the world behind art at Detroit Institute of Arts and then buy something for everyone on your list at Great Lakes Crossing Outlets. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 22nd (Sun): examine the collection at Greenfield Village, see the interesting displays at The Henry Ford, then look for gifts at Polish Art Center, and finally see where the action happens at Comerica Park.

For other places to visit, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Detroit travel route planner.

Toronto, Canada to Detroit is an approximately 4-hour combination of ferry, flight, and bus. You can also drive; or take a train. In July, daily temperatures in Detroit can reach 32°C, while at night they dip to 21°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Mon) so you can drive to Saint Joseph.

Things to do in Detroit

Museums · Shopping

Side Trips

Saint Joseph

St. Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Mon): enjoy the sand and surf at Silver Beach County Park.

For ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Saint Joseph trip itinerary site.

Traveling by car from Detroit to Saint Joseph takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. Traveling from Detroit in July, expect slightly colder with lows of 18°C in Saint Joseph. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Mon) early enough to drive to Holland.

Things to do in Saint Joseph

Parks · Beaches · Outdoors
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Holland

— 2 nights
Holland is a city in the western region of the Lower Peninsula of the U.S. state of Michigan. Kick off your visit on the 24th (Tue): kick back and relax at Holland State Park Beach, then stop by Blue Star Antique Pavilion, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Oval Beach.

To find more things to do, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Holland road trip planner.

Traveling by car from Saint Joseph to Holland takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In July, daytime highs in Holland are 32°C, while nighttime lows are 19°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Traverse City.

Things to do in Holland

Parks · Beaches · Outdoors · Shopping

Side Trips

Traverse City

— 1 night

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.
Start off your visit on the 25th (Wed): don't miss a visit to Front Street, then look for gifts at Cherry Republic of Traverse City, and then look for gifts at Fustini's Oils & Vinegars. Keep things going the next day: stroll through Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore and then get a taste of the local shopping with The Village at Grand Traverse Commons.

To see maps, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Traverse City sightseeing tool.

Traveling by car from Holland to Traverse City takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 31°C in July, and nighttime lows around 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Good Hart.

Things to do in Traverse City

Shopping · Historic Sites · Nature · Parks

Side Trip

Good Hart

— 2 nights
Readmond Township is a civil township of Emmet County in the U.S. state of Michigan. Kick off your visit on the 27th (Fri): stop by Good Hart General Store, explore and take pictures at Tunnel of Trees - M119, and then stroll through Little Traverse Wheelway. Keep things going the next day: take in the views from Mackinac Bridge.

For ratings, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Good Hart trip planner.

Getting from Traverse City to Good Hart by car takes about 2 hours. When traveling from Traverse City in July, plan for slightly colder days in Good Hart, with highs around 28°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 16°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 28th (Sat) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Good Hart

Outdoors · Trails · Parks · Scenic Drive

Side Trips

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.