7 days in Great Lakes Bay Region Itinerary

7 days in Great Lakes Bay Region Itinerary

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7 days in Great Lakes Bay Region Itinerary

Start: Sioux City
Drive:  11​h
Bay City
— 5 nights
Drive:  11​h
End: Sioux City

Bay City

Bay City ©
Bay City is a city in Bay County, Michigan, located near the base of the Saginaw Bay on Lake Huron. Get out of town with these interesting Bay City side-trips: Birch Run Premium Outlets (in Birch Run) and Frankenmuth (Frankenmuth River Place Shops, Rau's Country Store, & more). The adventure continues: take in nature's colorful creations at Dow Gardens, look for all kinds of wild species at Bay City State Recreation Area, snap pictures at The Tridge, and admire all the interesting features of Dow Diamond.

To see maps, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Bay City day trip site .

Sioux City to Bay City is an approximately 12.5-hour car ride. You can also fly. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Sioux City to Bay City. In August, daytime highs in Bay City are 80°F, while nighttime lows are 60°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 18th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Bay City

#Parks, #Outdoors, #Wildlife

Side Trips

Frankenmuth, Midland, Children's Zoo at Celebration Square, Birch Run Premium Outlets
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Frankenmuth Cheese Haus ©
Frankenmuth Cheese Haus
Frankenmuth River Place Shops ©
Frankenmuth River Place Shops
Dow Gardens ©
Dow Gardens