12 days in Michigan Itinerary

12 days in Michigan Itinerary

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Detroit
— 2 nights
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Frankenmuth
— 1 night
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Grand Rapids
— 2 nights
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Munising
— 2 nights
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Mackinac Island
— 1 night
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Traverse City
— 3 nights

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Detroit

Detroit ©

The Motor City

Founded in 1701 by a French explorer and adventurer, Detroit exerted a profound impact on the world for most of the 20th century.
Keep things going the next day: admire the masterpieces at Detroit Institute of Arts, then browse the exhibits of Motown Museum, then examine the collection at The Henry Ford, and finally examine the collection at Greenfield Village.

For photos, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Detroit road trip app.

Brussels, Belgium to Detroit is an approximately 13-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 6 hours traveling from Brussels to Detroit. Traveling from Brussels in May, expect Detroit to be a bit warmer, temps between 25°C and 12°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Thu) so you can go by car to Frankenmuth.

Things to do in Detroit

Museums · Historic Sites · Fun & Games · Parks

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Must see
The Henry Ford
4.8
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Specialty Museum
Greenfield Village
4.7

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Frankenmuth

Frankenmuth is a city in Saginaw County in the U.S. On the 22nd (Fri), whizz through the canopy at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks, then stop by Bronner's Christmas Wonderland, then walk around Wilkommen Park, and finally take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports.

For reviews, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Frankenmuth journey planner.

Traveling by car from Detroit to Frankenmuth takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi; or fly. In May, daytime highs in Frankenmuth are 24°C, while nighttime lows are 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Fri) early enough to drive to Grand Rapids.

Things to do in Frankenmuth

Outdoors · Tours · Adventure · Shopping
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Gift & Specialty Shop
Bronner's Christmas Wonderland
4.6
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Zipline
Zipline
4.8

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Grand Rapids

Grand Rapids ©

Furniture City

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 23rd (Sat): admire the natural beauty at Frederik Meijer Gardens & Sculpture Park, then see the interesting displays at Gerald R. Ford Museum, and then walk around Windmill Island Gardens. Keep things going the next day: examine the collection at Gilmore Car Museum and then admire the landmark architecture of Meyer May House.

For traveler tips, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Grand Rapids itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Frankenmuth to Grand Rapids takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus; or do a combination of taxi, train, and bus. In May, daily temperatures in Grand Rapids can reach 25°C, while at night they dip to 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Munising.

Things to do in Grand Rapids

Parks · Museums · Historic Sites

Side Trips

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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 25th (Mon): take in the dramatic scenery at Munising Falls and then explore the striking landscape of Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore. Keep things going the next day: take a memorable tour with Tours, look for gifts at UP-Scale Art, and then take in the dramatic natural features at Miners Castle Rock.

For traveler tips, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Munising planning app.

You can drive from Grand Rapids to Munising in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of bus and taxi. Plan for little chillier temperatures traveling from Grand Rapids in May, with highs in Munising at 17°C and lows at 5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Mackinac Island.

Things to do in Munising

Nature · Parks · Wildlife · Outdoors
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Waterfall
Munising Falls
4.7

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Mackinac Island

Mackinac Island ©
Mackinac Island is a city in Mackinac County in the U.S. On the 27th (Wed), learn about all things military at Fort Mackinac, then admire the majestic nature at Mackinac Island State Park, and then take in the dramatic natural features at Arch Rock.

For where to stay, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Mackinac Island trip maker app.

You can do a combination of car, bus, and ferry from Munising to Mackinac Island in 7 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi, bus, and ferry. Expect a daytime high around 17°C in May, and nighttime lows around 5°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Wed) so you can travel to Traverse City.

Things to do in Mackinac Island

Nature · Parks · Historic Sites · Museums
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Geologic Formation
Arch Rock
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Military Museum
Fort Mackinac
4.6

3
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Traverse City

Cherry Capital of the World

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.
On the 28th (Thu), look for gifts at Cherry Republic of Glen Arbor and then explore the wealth of natural beauty at Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 29th (Fri): take a memorable tour with Tours, then make a trip to Benjamin Twiggs, legendary cherry products, and then learn the secrets of beer at a beer tour and tasting.

To see photos, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Traverse City route planner.

Getting from Mackinac Island to Traverse City by combination of ferry and bus takes about 5 hours. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from Mackinac Island in May: highs in Traverse City hover around 22°C, while lows dip to 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Sat) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Traverse City

Tours · Nature · Historic Sites · Wildlife

Side Trips

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Beer Tasting / Tour
Beer Tastings & Tours
4.7

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