8 days in Michigan Itinerary

8 days in Michigan Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Michigan tour planner

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Grand Haven
— 1 night
Drive
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Bear Lake
— 1 night
Drive
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Harbor Springs
— 3 nights
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Mackinac Island
— 1 night
Fly to Kalamazoo Battle Creek International Airport, Drive to Grand Haven

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Grand Haven

— 1 night
Grand Haven is a city in the U.S. Start off your visit on the 27th (Sat): admire the majestic nature at Grand Haven State Park and then enjoy the sea views from Grand Haven Lighthouse and Pier.

To see maps, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Grand Haven trip itinerary planning tool.

The Route module can give you travel options from your home to Grand Haven. July in Grand Haven sees daily highs of 80°F and lows of 61°F at night. On the 28th (Sun), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Bear Lake.

Things to do in Grand Haven

Nature · Parks · Historic Sites · Outdoors

Bear Lake

— 1 night
Bear Lake is a village in Manistee County of the U.S. You've now added Cherry Bowl Drive-In Theatre to your itinerary. Kick off your visit on the 28th (Sun): watch a film at Cherry Bowl Drive-In Theatre.

For more things to do, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Bear Lake trip itinerary planning site.

You can drive from Grand Haven to Bear Lake in 2 hours. Expect little chillier evenings in Bear Lake when traveling from Grand Haven in July, with lows around 55°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Harbor Springs.

Things to do in Bear Lake

Nightlife · Fun & Games

Side Trip

Highlights from your trip

Harbor Springs

— 3 nights
Harbor Springs is a city and resort community in Emmet County in the U.S. Change things up with these side-trips from Harbor Springs: Mackinac Bridge (in Saint Ignace), Iron Fish Distillery (in Thompsonville) and Mushroom House Tours of Charlevoix (in Charlevoix). There's still lots to do: delve into the distant past with Colonial Michilimackinac, look for all kinds of wild species at Thorne Swift Nature Preserve, take a memorable drive along Tunnel of Trees - M119, and relax in the rural setting at Pond Hill Farm.

To find maps, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Harbor Springs driving holiday planner.

Drive from Bear Lake to Harbor Springs in 3 hours. In July, daytime highs in Harbor Springs are 75°F, while nighttime lows are 57°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Thu) early enough to travel to Mackinac Island.

Things to do in Harbor Springs

Parks · Scenic Drive · Outdoors · Museums

Side Trips

Mackinac Island

— 1 night
Mackinac Island is a city in Mackinac County in the U.S. Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Fri): contemplate the long history of Biddle House, then brush up on your military savvy at Fort Mackinac, then take in the dramatic natural features at Arch Rock, and finally admire the majestic nature at Mackinac Island State Park.

For other places to visit, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, read Mackinac Island online trip planner.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Harbor Springs to Mackinac Island. In August, daytime highs in Mackinac Island are 72°F, while nighttime lows are 59°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Mackinac Island

Nature · Parks · Historic Sites · Museums

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.