8 days in Michigan Itinerary

8 days in Michigan Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Michigan travel route planner

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Saint Joseph
— 1 night
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Battle Creek
— 1 night
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South Haven
— 1 night
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Saugatuck
— 1 night
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Holland
— 1 night
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Grand Haven
— 1 night
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Muskegon
— 1 night
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Saint Joseph

— 1 night
St. Start off your visit on the 24th (Sat): visit a coastal fixture at St. Joseph Lighthouses, then get in on the family fun at Silver Beach Carousel, then walk around Whirlpool Compass Fountain, and finally enjoy the sand and surf at Silver Beach County Park. On the 25th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: stroll through New Buffalo Public Beach and then immerse yourself in nature at Warren Dunes State Park.

For photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Saint Joseph trip maker site.

Cedar Rapids to Saint Joseph is an approximately 5.5-hour car ride. You can also do a combination of flight and car. Traveling from Cedar Rapids to Saint Joseph, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. In July, daily temperatures in Saint Joseph can reach 79°F, while at night they dip to 60°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Battle Creek.

Things to do in Saint Joseph

Parks · Beaches · Outdoors · Nature

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Battle Creek

— 1 night
Battle Creek is a city in the U.S. state of Michigan, in northwest Calhoun County, at the confluence of the Kalamazoo and Battle Creek rivers. On the 26th (Mon), learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Binder Park Zoo and then stroll around Historic Bridge Park.

For traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Battle Creek trip itinerary builder.

Drive from Saint Joseph to Battle Creek in 1.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 81°F in July, and nighttime lows around 61°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Mon) so you can go by car to South Haven.

Things to do in Battle Creek

Parks · Zoos & Aquariums
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South Haven

— 1 night
South Haven is a city in the U.S. state of Michigan. Your day by day itinerary now includes Michigan Maritime Museum, Sailing South Haven and Rock 'n' Road Cycle. On the 26th (Mon), see the interesting displays at Michigan Maritime Museum, get a new perspective on things with Sailing South Haven, and then get outside with Rock 'n' Road Cycle.

For where to stay, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read South Haven tour itinerary website.

Traveling by car from Battle Creek to South Haven takes 1.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 78°F in July, and nighttime lows around 60°F. On the 27th (Tue), you're off to Saugatuck.

Things to do in South Haven

Outdoors · Tours · Museums
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Saugatuck

— 1 night
Saugatuck is a city in Allegan County in the U.S. state of Michigan. Kick off your visit on the 27th (Tue): don't miss a visit to Butler Street, stop by American Spoon, then stroll around Mount Baldhead Park, then kick back and relax at Oval Beach, and finally walk around Coghlin Park.

Before you visit Saugatuck, use our trip planner to discover what you can do and see there.

Saugatuck is very close to South Haven. In July, daily temperatures in Saugatuck can reach 81°F, while at night they dip to 61°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Wed) so you can drive to Holland.

Things to do in Saugatuck

Parks · Beaches · Outdoors · Shopping
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Holland

— 1 night
Holland is a city in the western region of the Lower Peninsula of the U.S. state of Michigan. Start off your visit on the 28th (Wed): ski along the peaceful trails at Saugatuck Dunes State Park, then pick up some local products at Bowerman Blueberries Farm Market, then kick back and relax at Holland State Park Beach, and finally stroll around Tunnel Park.

To see where to stay, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Holland trip builder website.

Holland is just a stone's throw from Saugatuck. In July, daily temperatures in Holland can reach 81°F, while at night they dip to 61°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Thu) so you can drive to Grand Haven.

Things to do in Holland

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Beaches
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Grand Haven

— 1 night
Grand Haven is a city in the U.S. state of Michigan and the county seat of Ottawa County. Start off your visit on the 29th (Thu): take an in-depth tour of Tri-Cities Historical Museum, then stop by Blueberry Haven, then take a leisurely stroll along Grand Haven Lighthouse and Pier, and finally hike along Rosy Mound Natural Area. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 30th (Fri): look for all kinds of wild species at Kitchel Lindquist Dunes Preserve, admire the majestic nature at Grand Haven State Park, then take in the waterfront activity at Lighthouse Connector Park, and finally race across the water with a speed boat tour.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, use the Grand Haven attractions planner.

Grand Haven is very close to Holland. Expect a daytime high around 80°F in July, and nighttime lows around 61°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Fri) early enough to drive to Muskegon.

Things to do in Grand Haven

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Wildlife
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Muskegon

— 1 night
Muskegon is a city in the U.S. state of Michigan, and is the largest populated city on the eastern shores of Lake Michigan. On the 31st (Sat), enjoy the sand and surf at Pere Marquette Park and then find something for the whole family at Michigan's Adventure.

For ratings, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Muskegon holiday builder tool.

Muskegon is very close to Grand Haven. In July in Muskegon, expect temperatures between 80°F during the day and 61°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Muskegon

Parks · Beaches · Theme Parks · Outdoors
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Michigan travel guide

4.7
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.