12 days in Michigan & Bora Bora Itinerary

12 days in Michigan & Bora Bora Itinerary

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Route & dates

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Grand Rapids, United States
— 2 nights
2
Jackson, United States
— 1 night
3
Detroit, United States
— 2 nights
4
Bora Bora, French Polynesia
— 4 nights

2
nights
Grand Rapids, United States

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.
Kick off your visit on the 1st (Mon): hike along Cascade Peace Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: contemplate the long history of Meyer May House, get engrossed in the history at Grand Rapids Public Museum, and then take in nature's colorful creations at Frederik Meijer Gardens & Sculpture Park.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, use the Grand Rapids itinerary planning tool.

New York City to Grand Rapids is an approximately 6-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. In March, Grand Rapids is slightly colder than New York City - with highs of 42°F and lows of 24°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Jackson.

Things to do in Grand Rapids

Parks · Childrens Museums · Outdoors

Side Trips

Holland, Cascade Peace Park
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Frederik Meijer Gardens & Sculpture Park ©
Holland State Park Beach ©
Holland State Park Beach
Windmill Island Gardens ©
Windmill Island Gardens

1
night
Jackson, United States

Jackson ©
Jackson is a city located along Interstate 94 in the south central area of the U.S. Start off your visit on the 4th (Thu): explore the activities along McCourtie Park, grab your bike and head to Falling Waters Trail, then examine the collection at Ye Ole Carriage Shop, and finally get your game on at EpIQ Escapes.

To see traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, read Jackson route builder site.

Traveling by car from Grand Rapids to Jackson takes 2 hours. Expect a daytime high around 42°F in March, and nighttime lows around 24°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Detroit.

Things to do in Jackson

Parks · Outdoors · Trails

Side Trips

Ye Ole Carriage Shop, McCourtie Park
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McCourtie Park ©
McCourtie Park
Ye Ole Carriage Shop ©
Ye Ole Carriage Shop

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Detroit, United States

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 5th (Fri): take in the architecture and atmosphere at The Cathedral Church of St. Paul, then explore the world behind art at Detroit Institute of Arts, then see the interesting displays at The Henry Ford, and finally examine the collection at Greenfield Village. Keep things going the next day: have fun and explore at Ann Arbor Hands-On Museum, partake in some friendly competition at Decode Ann Arbor, then have some family-friendly fun at BATL - The Backyard Axe Throwing League, and finally browse the exhibits of Motown Museum.

For more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Detroit road trip planning tool.

Traveling by car from Jackson to Detroit takes 1.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 42°F in March, and nighttime lows around 27°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Bora Bora.

Things to do in Detroit

Museums · Fun & Games · Childrens Museums

Side Trips

Dearborn, Ann Arbor, BATL - The Backyard Axe Throwing League
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The Henry Ford ©
The Henry Ford
Decode Ann Arbor ©
Decode Ann Arbor
BATL - The Backyard Axe Throwing League ©
BATL - The Backyard Axe Throwing League

4
nights
Bora Bora, French Polynesia

Bora Bora ©
There's a reason why many consider Bora Bora the most romantic island in the world.
Bora Bora is known for wildlife, shopping, and beaches. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: kick back and relax at Matira Beach, see Off-Road Tours, take in the awesome beauty at Mount Otemanu, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Paroisse Saint Pierre-Celestin Church.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Bora Bora trip planner.

Explore your travel options from Detroit to Bora Bora with the Route module. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 5 hours traveling from Detroit to Bora Bora. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Thu) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Bora Bora

Parks · Outdoors · Wildlife
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Matira Beach ©
Matira Beach
Scuba & Snorkeling
Mount Otemanu ©
Mount Otemanu

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