9 days in Michigan Itinerary

9 days in Michigan Itinerary

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Route & dates

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Munising
— 2 nights
2
Mackinac Island
— 1 night
3
Traverse City
— 1 night
4
Grand Rapids
— 2 nights
5
Frankenmuth
— 1 night
6
Dearborn
— 1 night

2
nights
Munising

Munising is a city on the southern shore of Lake Superior on the Upper Peninsula of the U.S. Explore Munising's surroundings by going to Manistique (Kitch-Iti-Kipi (The Big Spring) & Palms Book State Park). Spend the 24th (Mon) exploring nature at Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore. There's much more to do: take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports, stop by Upper Peninsula Inspired, explore the striking landscape at Miners Castle Rock, and get engrossed in the history at Pictured Rocks Interpretive Center.

To find maps, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Munising day trip website.

Marquette to Munising is an approximately 1-hour car ride. In August in Munising, expect temperatures between °F during the day and °F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Mon) early enough to travel to Mackinac Island.

Things to do in Munising

Nature Parks Wildlife

Side Trip

Manistique
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Boat Tours & Water Sports
Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore ©
Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore
Kitch-Iti-Kipi (The Big Spring) ©
Kitch-Iti-Kipi (The Big Spring)

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night
Mackinac Island

Mackinac Island ©
Mackinac Island is a city in Mackinac County in the U.S. On the 25th (Tue), look for all kinds of wild species at The Original Mackinac Island Butterfly House & Insect World, browse the exhibits of Fort Mackinac, thenexplore the striking landscape at Arch Rock, thenstop by Little Luxuries of Mackinac Island, and finally deepen your appreciation for local ecosystems through Great Turtle Kayak Tours.

To see reviews, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Mackinac Island road trip planner.

Do a combination of car and bus from Munising to Mackinac Island in 7 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus. August in Mackinac Island sees daily highs of °F and lows of °F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Tue) early enough to travel to Traverse City.

Things to do in Mackinac Island

Wildlife Parks Museums
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Great Turtle Kayak Tours ©
Great Turtle Kayak Tours
Arch Rock ©
Arch Rock
Fort Mackinac ©
Fort Mackinac

1
night
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 26th (Wed): learn the secrets of beer at a beer tour and tasting, thensee the top attractions with TC Helicopters Tours, and then take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports.

To see reviews and more tourist information, read Traverse City journey planner.

Getting from Mackinac Island to Traverse City by bus takes about 5 hours. While traveling from Mackinac Island, expect somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Traverse City, ranging from highs of °F to lows of °F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Grand Rapids.

Things to do in Traverse City

Tours Breweries & Distilleries Outdoors
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Beer Tastings & Tours
Boat Tours & Water Sports
TC Helicopters Tours ©
TC Helicopters Tours

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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.
Start off your visit on the 27th (Thu): kick back and relax at Oval Beach, stroll through Saugatuck Dune Rides, and then kick back and relax at Holland State Park Beach. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 28th (Fri): see the interesting displays at Gilmore Car Museum, thenpause for some serene contemplation at Cathedral of Saint Andrew, and then admire the natural beauty at Frederik Meijer Gardens & Sculpture Park.

To see traveler tips, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Grand Rapids trip planner.

Traveling by car from Traverse City to Grand Rapids takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. In August, plan for daily highs up to °F, and evening lows to °F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Frankenmuth.

Things to do in Grand Rapids

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Saugatuck, Gilmore Car Museum, Holland State Park Beach
Highlights from your plan
Saugatuck Dune Rides ©
Saugatuck Dune Rides
Frederik Meijer Gardens & Sculpture Park ©
Frederik Meijer Gardens & Sculpture Park
Gilmore Car Museum ©
Gilmore Car Museum

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Frankenmuth

Frankenmuth ©
Frankenmuth is a city in Saginaw County in the U.S. Kick off your visit on the 29th (Sat): get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports, walk around Wilkommen Park, thenstop by Bronner's Christmas Wonderland, and finally buy something for everyone on your list at Frankenmuth River Place Shops.

To see reviews, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, read Frankenmuth attractions planner.

You can drive from Grand Rapids to Frankenmuth in 2.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus and taxi; or do a combination of bus, train, and taxi. In August, daily temperatures in Frankenmuth can reach °F, while at night they dip to °F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Dearborn.

Things to do in Frankenmuth

Shopping Outdoors Tours
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Bronner's Christmas Wonderland ©
Bronner's Christmas Wonderland
Boat Tours & Water Sports
Frankenmuth River Place Shops ©
Frankenmuth River Place Shops

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Dearborn

Dearborn ©
Dearborn sits as part of the Detroit metropolitan area and was the home of Henry Ford.
On the 30th (Sun), examine the collection at The Henry Ford, thenexplore the world behind art at Detroit Institute of Arts, and then steep yourself in history at Motown Museum.

To see maps, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Dearborn online route planner.

Traveling by car from Frankenmuth to Dearborn takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of taxi and bus. Traveling from Frankenmuth in August, Dearborn is somewhat warmer at night with lows of °F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Dearborn

Museums Historic Sites

Side Trip

Detroit
Highlights from your plan
The Henry Ford ©
The Henry Ford
Detroit Institute of Arts ©
Detroit Institute of Arts
Motown Museum ©
Motown Museum

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