5 days in Michigan Itinerary

5 days in Michigan Itinerary

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Kalamazoo
— 1 night
2
Grand Rapids
— 1 night
3
Traverse City
— 1 night
4
Detroit
— 1 day

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Kalamazoo

Kalamazoo ©
Kalamazoo is a city in the southwest region of the U.S. Kick off your visit on the 9th (Sun): immerse yourself in nature at Fort Custer Recreation Area, look for all kinds of wild species at Kellogg Bird Sanctuary, then identify plant and animal life at Kalamazoo Nature Center, and finally examine the collection at Gilmore Car Museum.

To find reviews, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Kalamazoo vacation planner.

Little Rock to Kalamazoo is an approximately 7.5-hour flight. You can also drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Little Rock to Kalamazoo. Traveling from Little Rock in August, things will get little chillier in Kalamazoo: highs are around 81°F and lows about 60°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 10th (Mon) to allow time for the car ride to Grand Rapids.

Things to do in Kalamazoo

Parks · Wildlife · Museums

Side Trips

Augusta, Gilmore Car Museum, Air Zoo, Wolf Lake State Fish Hatchery
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Gilmore Car Museum ©
Gilmore Car Museum
 Air Zoo ©
Air Zoo
Wolf Lake State Fish Hatchery ©
Wolf Lake State Fish Hatchery

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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 10th (Mon): examine the collection at Gerald R. Ford Museum and then hike along Cascade Peace Park.

Make your Grand Rapids itinerary with Inspirock to find out what to see and where to go.

You can drive from Kalamazoo to Grand Rapids in an hour. In August in Grand Rapids, expect temperatures between 81°F during the day and 61°F at night. On the 11th (Tue), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Traverse City.

Things to do in Grand Rapids

Parks · Wildlife · Museums

Side Trips

Cascade Peace Park, Millennium Park
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Millennium Park ©
Millennium Park
Gerald R. Ford Museum ©
Gerald R. Ford Museum
Cascade Peace Park ©
Cascade Peace Park

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 11th (Tue): take a memorable tour with Tours and then tee off at Pirate's Cove Adventure Golf.

For photos, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Traverse City route planner.

Traveling by car from Grand Rapids to Traverse City takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. August in Traverse City sees daily highs of 79°F and lows of 60°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Detroit.

Things to do in Traverse City

Outdoors · Tours · Golf
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Boat Tours & Water Sports

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Detroit

Detroit ©
Founded in 1701 by a French explorer and adventurer, Detroit exerted a profound impact on the world for most of the 20th century.
On the 12th (Wed), step off the mainland to explore Belle Isle Park, then steep yourself in history at Motown Museum, and then wander the streets of Greektown.

To see where to stay, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Detroit trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Traverse City to Detroit takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In August, daily temperatures in Detroit can reach 81°F, while at night they dip to 64°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Wed) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Detroit

Nature · Shopping · Parks
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Belle Isle Park ©
Belle Isle Park
Motown Museum ©
Motown Museum
Greektown ©
Greektown

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