9 days in Michigan Itinerary

9 days in Michigan Itinerary

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Saint Joseph
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Grand Rapids
— 2 nights
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Hart
— 2 nights
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Munising
— 2 nights
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Ontonagon
— 2 nights
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Saint Joseph

St. On the 8th (Sat), walk around Silver Beach County Park, walk around Whirlpool Compass Fountain, and then find something for the whole family at Silver Beach Carousel.

For ratings, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Saint Joseph trip planner.

Kalamazoo to Saint Joseph is an approximately 1-hour car ride. In August in Saint Joseph, expect temperatures between 80°F during the day and 60°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Sat) so you can drive to Grand Rapids.

Things to do in Saint Joseph

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Theme Parks

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Grand Rapids

Furniture City

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 9th (Sun): admire nature's wide array of creatures at John Ball Zoo, then take in nature's colorful creations at Frederik Meijer Gardens & Sculpture Park, and then learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Boulder Ridge Wild Animal Park. On the 10th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: pick up some local products at Bowerman Blueberries Farm Market, kick back and relax at Holland State Park Beach, and then stroll through Oval Beach.

To find more things to do, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Grand Rapids day trip site.

Drive from Saint Joseph to Grand Rapids in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In August, daytime highs in Grand Rapids are 81°F, while nighttime lows are 61°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Mon) so you can drive to Hart.

Things to do in Grand Rapids

Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Outdoors · Beaches

Side Trips

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Hart

Hart is a city in the U.S. Start off your visit on the 11th (Tue): relax in the rural setting at Country Dairy, then trot along with Rainbow Ranch is now Stony Lake Stables, and then experience rural life at Lewis Adventure Farm & Zoo. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: visit a coastal fixture at Little Sable Point Lighthouse, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Silver Lake State Park Pedestrian Dune Access, and then get interesting insight from Tours.

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Getting from Grand Rapids to Hart by car takes about 1.5 hours. When traveling from Grand Rapids in August, plan for a bit cooler days in Hart, with highs around 76°F, while nights are about the same with lows around 57°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Munising.

Things to do in Hart

Outdoors · Tours · Parks · Trails

Side Trips

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Munising

Munising is a city on the southern shore of Lake Superior on the Upper Peninsula of the U.S. Kick off your visit on the 13th (Thu): admire the sheer force of Miners Falls, then explore the striking landscape at Miners Castle Rock, then look for gifts at Open Wings Pottery & Gallery, and finally get interesting insight from Tours. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 14th (Fri): explore the activities along Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore and then take in the dramatic scenery at Spray Falls.

To see reviews, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Munising day trip planning site.

Traveling by car from Hart to Munising takes 6 hours. In August in Munising, expect temperatures between 74°F during the day and 57°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Fri) so you can travel to Ontonagon.

Things to do in Munising

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Tours

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Ontonagon

Start off your visit on the 15th (Sat): appreciate the extensive heritage of Main Overlook, then discover the riches below the earth's surface at Adventure Mining Company, then enjoy the sea views from Ontonagon Lighthouse, and finally get engrossed in the history at Ontonagon County Historical Museum. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: hike along Little Carp River Trail and then delve into the lush surroundings at Porcupine Mountains State Park.

To see maps, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Ontonagon day trip tool.

You can drive from Munising to Ontonagon in 3 hours. Expect a daytime high around 73°F in August, and nighttime lows around 55°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Ontonagon

Trails · Parks · Outdoors · Historic Sites

Side Trip

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.