33 days in Michigan Itinerary

33 days in Michigan Itinerary

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Dearborn
— 3 nights
Drive
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Frankenmuth
— 3 nights
Drive
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Ontonagon
— 3 nights
Drive
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Munising
— 4 nights
Drive
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Paradise
— 1 night
Drive to St Ignace, Ferry to Mackinac Island
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Mackinac Island
— 4 nights
Ferry to Mackinaw, Bus to Petoskey
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Petoskey
— 4 nights
Drive
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Traverse City
— 4 nights
Drive
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Ludington
— 2 nights
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Grand Rapids
— 4 nights
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Dearborn

Dearborn sits as part of the Detroit metropolitan area and was the home of Henry Ford.
Dearborn is known for museums, parks, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: see the interesting displays at The Henry Ford, take an in-depth tour of Holocaust Memorial Center, admire the masterpieces at Detroit Institute of Arts, and steep yourself in history at Motown Museum.

For other places to visit, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, use the Dearborn road trip tool.

Miami to Dearborn is an approximately 5.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Miami in June, expect Dearborn to be a bit cooler, temps between 79°F and 61°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Frankenmuth.

Things to do in Dearborn

Museums · Parks · Historic Sites · Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jun 17 — 20:

3
nights
Frankenmuth

Frankenmuth is a city in Saginaw County in the U.S. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Frankenmuth: Norway Spring (in Norway), Gallery 194 (in Lapeer) and The Huron County Nature Center & Wilderness Arboretum (in Port Austin). And it doesn't end there: look for gifts at Bronner's Christmas Wonderland, brush up on your military savvy at Saginaw Valley Naval Ship Museum, stroll around Wilkommen Park, and whizz through the canopy at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks.

To find photos, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Frankenmuth road trip planning tool.

Traveling by car from Dearborn to Frankenmuth takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of bus and taxi. In June, daytime highs in Frankenmuth are 77°F, while nighttime lows are 57°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Wed) so you can travel to Ontonagon.

Things to do in Frankenmuth

Tours · Outdoors · Shopping · Museums

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jun 20 — 23:

3
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Ontonagon

Explore Ontonagon's surroundings by going to Black River Harbor Recreation Area (in Ironwood), Mineral Museum of Michigan (in Houghton) and Quincy Mine (in Hancock).

To find where to stay, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Ontonagon trip itinerary planner.

Drive from Frankenmuth to Ontonagon in 8 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight. Traveling from Frankenmuth in June, things will get slightly colder in Ontonagon: highs are around 69°F and lows about 49°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Munising.

Things to do in Ontonagon

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Museums

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jun 23 — 26:

4
nights
Munising

Munising is a city on the southern shore of Lake Superior on the Upper Peninsula of the U.S. Get out of town with these interesting Munising side-trips: Manistique (Kitch-Iti-Kipi (The Big Spring) & Palms Book State Park) and Marquette (Sugarloaf Mountain & Lakenenland Sculpture Park). The adventure continues: get interesting insight from Tours, take in the dramatic scenery at Miners Falls, explore the striking landscape at Miners Castle Rock, and explore the wealth of natural beauty at Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore.

To find traveler tips, reviews, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Munising vacation planner.

Getting from Ontonagon to Munising by car takes about 3 hours. In June, plan for daily highs up to 68°F, and evening lows to 49°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Paradise.

Things to do in Munising

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Museums

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jun 26 — 30:

1
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Paradise

Paradise is an unincorporated community in Whitefish Township, Chippewa County in the U.S. Kick off your visit on the 1st (Thu): see the interesting displays at Great Lakes Shipwreck Museum, then explore the activities along Tahquamenon Falls, and then immerse yourself in nature at Tahquamenon Falls State Park.

To find ratings, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, read our Paradise road trip planning site.

Traveling by car from Munising to Paradise takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of shuttle and car. In June in Paradise, expect temperatures between 70°F during the day and 49°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 1st (Thu) so you can travel to Mackinac Island.

Things to do in Paradise

Parks · Nature · Museums
Find places to stay Jun 30 — Jul 1:

4
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Mackinac Island

Mackinac Island is a city in Mackinac County in the U.S. Mackinac Island is known for nature, museums, and wildlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the striking landscape at Arch Rock, discover the deep blue sea with Great Turtle Kayak Tours, make a trip to Is It You Spot From Somewhere in Time Movie!, and brush up on your military savvy at Fort Mackinac.

To see photos, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Mackinac Island online vacation planner.

Do a combination of car and ferry from Paradise to Mackinac Island in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi, bus, and ferry. In July, daily temperatures in Mackinac Island can reach 73°F, while at night they dip to 58°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Petoskey.

Things to do in Mackinac Island

Parks · Historic Sites · Outdoors · Tours
Find places to stay Jul 1 — 5:

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Petoskey

Petoskey is a city and coastal resort community in the U.S. Change things up with these side-trips from Petoskey: Cross In The Woods National Shrine (in Indian River), Sault Ste. Marie (Soo Locks & Saint Marys Falls Hydropower Plant) and Saint Ignace (Museum of Ojibwa Culture, Castle Rock, &more). And it doesn't end there: tour the pleasant surroundings at Little Traverse Wheelway, visit a coastal fixture at McGulpin Point Lighthouse & Historic Site, see the interesting displays at Icebreaker Mackinaw Maritime Museum Inc., and explore the galleries of Old Mackinac Point Lighthouse.

To find more things to do, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Petoskey road trip planner.

You can do a combination of ferry and bus from Mackinac Island to Petoskey in 3 hours. In July, plan for daily highs up to 75°F, and evening lows to 57°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Fri) so you can go by car to Traverse City.

Things to do in Petoskey

Parks · Historic Sites · Museums · Trails

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jul 5 — 9:

4
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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.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Traverse City: Empire (Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore, Empire Bluff Trail, &more). There's much more to do: sample some tasty brews at a beer tour and tasting, grab your bike and head to Traverse Area Recreation and Transportation Trails, make a trip to Benjamin Twiggs, legendary cherry products, and take a stroll through Front Street.

To see photos, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, read Traverse City trip itinerary planner.

You can drive from Petoskey to Traverse City in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 80°F in July, and nighttime lows around 59°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Ludington.

Things to do in Traverse City

Parks · Historic Sites · Outdoors · Nature

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jul 9 — 13:

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Ludington

Ludington is a city in the state of Michigan. On the 14th (Wed), visit a coastal fixture at Little Sable Point Lighthouse, kick back and relax at Silver Lake State Park Pedestrian Dune Access, and then ride a horse along Rainbow Ranch is now Stony Lake Stables. On the 15th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: admire the majestic nature at Ludington State Park, tour the pleasant surroundings at Stearns Park, and then walk around Ludington Waterfront Park.

To see where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Ludington holiday maker.

Traveling by car from Traverse City to Ludington takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and car; or do a combination of bus and taxi. In July, plan for daily highs up to 76°F, and evening lows to 57°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Thu) early enough to drive to Grand Rapids.

Things to do in Ludington

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Trails

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jul 13 — 15:

4
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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.
Venture out of the city with trips to South Haven Lighthouses (in South Haven), Saint Joseph (Whirlpool Compass Fountain & Silver Beach Carousel) and Gilmore Car Museum (in Hickory Corners). There's lots more to do: admire the natural beauty at Frederik Meijer Gardens & Sculpture Park, get in on the family fun at Michigan's Adventure, immerse yourself in nature at Hoffmaster State Park, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Holland State Park Beach.

For maps, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Grand Rapids road trip planning site.

Traveling by car from Ludington to Grand Rapids takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus. While traveling from Ludington, expect somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Grand Rapids, ranging from highs of 82°F to lows of 61°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Mon) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Grand Rapids

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Theme Parks

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jul 15 — 19:

Michigan travel guide

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Specialty Museums · Gift & Specialty Shops · State Parks
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.