8 days in Michigan Itinerary

8 days in Michigan Itinerary

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8 days in Michigan Itinerary

Start: New York City
+2
Drive + Fly + Drive:  7​h
1
Mears
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
2
Saint Joseph
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 30​min
3
Grand Rapids
— 3 nights
Fly + bus:  5​h 45​min
End: New York City

3
nights
Mears

Mears ©
Golden Township is a civil township of Oceana County in the U.S. Kids will enjoy Michigan's Adventure and Silver Lake State Park Pedestrian Dune Access. Venture out of the city with trips to Stearns Park (in Ludington) and Pere Marquette Park (in Muskegon). And it doesn't end there: enjoy the sea views from Little Sable Point Lighthouse, tour the pleasant surroundings at Silver Lake State Park, relax in the rural setting at Country Dairy, and explore by horseback at Rainbow Ranch.

For maps, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Mears online trip itinerary maker .

New York City to Mears is an approximately 7-hour combination of car and flight. You can also drive. Plan for a bit cooler temperatures traveling from New York City in July, with highs in Mears at 76°F and lows at 57°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Wed) so you can travel to Saint Joseph.

Things to do in Mears

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Muskegon, New Era, Stearns Park, Silver Lake State Park Pedestrian Dune Access
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Michigan's Adventure ©
Michigan's Adventure
Little Sable Point Lighthouse ©
Little Sable Point Lighthouse

1
night
Saint Joseph

Saint Joseph ©
St. Kick off your visit on the 25th (Thu): have fun and explore at Curious Kids' Museum, then kick back and relax at Silver Beach County Park, then walk around Whirlpool Compass Fountain, and finally find something for the whole family at Silver Beach Carousel.

To find maps and more tourist information, read Saint Joseph travel route app .

You can drive from Mears to Saint Joseph in 2.5 hours. In July, daytime highs in Saint Joseph are 79°F, while nighttime lows are 60°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Thu) early enough to drive to Grand Rapids.

Things to do in Saint Joseph

Parks Outdoors Beaches
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Silver Beach County Park ©
Silver Beach County Park
Silver Beach Carousel ©
Silver Beach Carousel
Whirlpool Compass Fountain ©
Whirlpool Compass Fountain

3
nights
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.
Family-friendly places like Oval Beach and Holland State Park Beach will thrill your kids. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Grand Rapids: Holland (Bowerman Blueberries Farm Market & Nelis' Dutch Village), Grand Haven Lighthouse and Pier (in Grand Haven) and Boulder Ridge Wild Animal Park (in Alto). There's more to do: test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms and admire the natural beauty at Frederik Meijer Gardens & Sculpture Park.

To find where to stay, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Grand Rapids trip planner.

Getting from Saint Joseph to Grand Rapids by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. In July, plan for daily highs up to 82°F, and evening lows to 61°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Sun) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Grand Rapids

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Holland, Boulder Ridge Wild Animal Park, Oval Beach, Grand Haven Lighthouse and Pier
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Oval Beach ©
Oval Beach
Holland State Park Beach ©
Holland State Park Beach
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