7 days in Michigan Itinerary

7 days in Michigan Itinerary

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Detroit
— 1 day
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Brighton
— 1 night
3
Grand Rapids
— 2 nights
4
Munising
— 2 nights
5
Mackinac Island
— 1 night

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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.
Start off your visit on the 8th (Sat): admire the masterpieces at Detroit Institute of Arts, then examine the collection at The Henry Ford, and then contemplate the long history of Motown Museum.

For where to stay, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Detroit road trip planning website.

The Route module shows you travel options from your home to Detroit. Expect a daytime high around 81°F in August, and nighttime lows around 64°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Brighton.

Things to do in Detroit

Museums · Historic Sites

Side Trip

The Henry Ford
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The Henry Ford ©
The Henry Ford
Detroit Institute of Arts ©
Detroit Institute of Arts
Motown Museum ©
Motown Museum

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Brighton

Brighton ©
Brighton is a suburb in metro Detroit located in the southeast portion of Livingston County in the U.S. Kick off your visit on the 9th (Sun): play a few rounds at The Preserve Golf Club, walk around Kensington Metropark, then stroll the grounds of Michigan War Dog Memorial, and finally contemplate the waterfront views at Island Lake State Recreation Area.

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Getting from Detroit to Brighton by car takes about an hour. Expect little chillier evenings in Brighton when traveling from Detroit in August, with lows around 59°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Grand Rapids.

Things to do in Brighton

Parks · Outdoors · Golf

Side Trips

The Preserve Golf Club, Michigan War Dog Memorial, Kensington Metropark
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Island Lake State Recreation Area ©
Island Lake State Recreation Area
The Preserve Golf Club ©
The Preserve Golf Club
Michigan War Dog Memorial ©
Michigan War Dog Memorial

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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): enjoy the sand and surf at Oval Beach, stroll through Saugatuck Dune Rides, and then kick back and relax at Holland State Park Beach. Here are some ideas for day two: identify plant and animal life at Cascade Peace Park, learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Boulder Ridge Wild Animal Park, and then take in nature's colorful creations at Frederik Meijer Gardens & Sculpture Park.

Take the guesswork out of planning a Grand Rapids vacation by using our trip itinerary maker.

You can drive from Brighton to Grand Rapids in 2 hours. August in Grand Rapids sees daily highs of 81°F and lows of 61°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Tue) so you can travel to Munising.

Things to do in Grand Rapids

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches

Side Trips

Saugatuck, Boulder Ridge Wild Animal Park, Cascade Peace Park, Holland State Park Beach
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Saugatuck Dune Rides ©
Saugatuck Dune Rides
Boulder Ridge Wild Animal Park ©
Boulder Ridge Wild Animal Park
Holland State Park Beach ©
Holland State Park Beach

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Munising

Munising is a city on the southern shore of Lake Superior on the Upper Peninsula of the U.S. Start off your visit on the 12th (Wed): take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports, then stop by UP-Scale Art, then explore the striking landscape at Miners Castle Rock, and finally take in the dramatic scenery at Miners Falls. On the 13th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore the striking landscape of Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore.

To see other places to visit, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Munising road trip tool.

Fly from Grand Rapids to Munising in 7 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and taxi. When traveling from Grand Rapids in August, plan for a bit cooler days in Munising, with highs around 74°F, while nights are about the same with lows around 57°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Thu) so you can travel to Mackinac Island.

Things to do in Munising

Nature · Parks · Wildlife
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Boat Tours & Water Sports
Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore ©
Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore
Miners Falls ©
Miners Falls

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Mackinac Island

Mackinac Island ©
Mackinac Island is a city in Mackinac County in the U.S. Start off your visit on the 14th (Fri): explore the galleries of Liberty Lego Display, discover the deep blue sea with Great Turtle Kayak Tours, look for gifts at Little Luxuries of Mackinac Island, then brush up on your military savvy at Fort Mackinac, then explore the striking landscape at Arch Rock, and finally steep yourself in history at Trinity Church.

For traveler tips, maps, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Mackinac Island trip website.

Traveling by combination of car, bus, and ferry from Munising to Mackinac Island takes 7 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi, bus, and ferry. In August, daily temperatures in Mackinac Island can reach 72°F, while at night they dip to 59°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Mackinac Island

Museums · Outdoors · Adventure
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Great Turtle Kayak Tours ©
Great Turtle Kayak Tours
Arch Rock ©
Arch Rock
Fort Mackinac ©
Fort Mackinac

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