36 days in Michigan Itinerary

36 days in Michigan Itinerary

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Fly
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Dearborn
— 3 nights
Drive
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Frankenmuth
— 3 nights
Drive
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Grand Rapids
— 5 nights
Drive
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Ludington
— 4 nights
Drive
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Traverse City
— 5 nights
Bus to Mackinaw, Ferry to Mackinac Island
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Mackinac Island
— 4 nights
Ferry to St Ignace, Drive to Paradise
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Paradise
— 1 night
Drive
8
Sault Ste. Marie
— 3 nights
Drive
9
Ontonagon
— 2 nights
Drive
10
Munising
— 5 nights
Taxi to Marquette, Fly to Miami

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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: examine the collection at The Henry Ford, take a leisurely stroll along Detroit RiverFront, step off the mainland to explore Belle Isle Park, and learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Detroit Zoo.

To find maps, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Dearborn online trip maker.

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 little chillier, temps between 79°F and 61°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Mon) to allow time to drive to Frankenmuth.

Things to do in Dearborn

Museums · Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Outdoors

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jun 18 — 21:

3
nights
Frankenmuth

Frankenmuth is a city in Saginaw County in the U.S. Your day by day itinerary now includes Frankenmuth Cheese Haus. Get out of town with these interesting Frankenmuth side-trips: Gallery 194 (in Lapeer), Norway Spring (in Norway) and The Huron County Nature Center & Wilderness Arboretum (in Port Austin). There's lots more to do: look for gifts at Bronner's Christmas Wonderland, walk around Wilkommen Park, pause for some serene contemplation at St. Lorenz Lutheran Church, and get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports.

To find reviews, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Frankenmuth itinerary planning app.

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 24th (Thu) so you can drive to Grand Rapids.

Things to do in Frankenmuth

Shopping · Outdoors · Tours · Museums

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jun 21 — 24:

5
nights
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.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Grand Rapids: Muskegon (Michigan's Adventure, Hackley and Hume Historic Site, &more), Saint Joseph (Silver Beach County Park, Whirlpool Compass Fountain, &more) and Oval Beach (in Saugatuck). There's lots more to do: take in nature's colorful creations at Frederik Meijer Gardens & Sculpture Park, pick up some local products at Holland Farmers Market, sample the tasty concoctions at Bell's Comstock Brewery, and don't miss a visit to Windmill Island Gardens.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Grand Rapids travel planner.

Getting from Frankenmuth to Grand Rapids by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of taxi and bus; or do a combination of taxi, train, and bus. Expect a daytime high around 79°F in June, and nighttime lows around 59°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Tue) so you can drive to Ludington.

Things to do in Grand Rapids

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Museums

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jun 24 — 29:

4
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Ludington

Ludington is a city in the state of Michigan. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Ludington: Silver Lake State Park Pedestrian Dune Access (in Hart), Fifth Avenue Beach (in Manistee) and Mears (Off-Road Tours, Silver Lake State Park, &more). There's still lots to do: immerse yourself in nature at Ludington State Park, walk around Ludington Waterfront Park, explore by horseback at Rainbow Ranch is now Stony Lake Stables, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Father Jacques Marquette Shrine.

To see ratings, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Ludington tour itinerary tool.

Getting from Grand Rapids to Ludington by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and taxi. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from Grand Rapids in June: high temperatures in Ludington hover around 73°F and lows are around 53°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Sat) to allow time to drive to Traverse City.

Things to do in Ludington

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Nature

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jun 29 — Jul 3:

5
nights
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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Traverse City: Empire (Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore, Pierce Stocking Scenic Drive, &more), Sleeping Bear Heritage Trail (in Glen Arbor) and Petoskey (North Western State Trail, Little Traverse Wheelway, &more). There's still lots to do: learn the secrets of beer at a beer tour and tasting, sample the fine beverages at Grand Traverse Distillery, enjoy the sea views from Mission Point Lighthouse, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Traverse Area Recreation and Transportation Trails.

Discover how to plan a Traverse City trip in just a few steps with Inspirock's itinerary builder.

You can drive from Ludington to Traverse City in 2.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of car and bus; or do a combination of taxi and bus. July in Traverse City sees daily highs of 80°F and lows of 59°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Mackinac Island.

Things to do in Traverse City

Parks · Outdoors · Historic Sites · Trails

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jul 3 — 8:

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, immerse yourself in nature at Mackinac Island State Park, take a memorable tour with Great Turtle Kayak Tours, and look for all kinds of wild species at The Original Mackinac Island Butterfly House & Insect World.

To find more things to do, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Mackinac Island online visit planner.

You can do a combination of bus and ferry from Traverse City to Mackinac Island in 5 hours. When traveling from Traverse City in July, plan for a bit cooler days in Mackinac Island, with highs around 73°F, while nights are about the same with lows around 58°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Mon) so you can travel to Paradise.

Things to do in Mackinac Island

Parks · Historic Sites · Outdoors · Tours
Find places to stay Jul 8 — 12:

1
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Paradise

Paradise is an unincorporated community in Whitefish Township, Chippewa County in the U.S. Start off your visit on the 13th (Tue): see the interesting displays at Great Lakes Shipwreck Museum, explore the activities along Tahquamenon Falls, and then take in the dramatic scenery at Tahquamenon Falls State Park.

To find more things to do, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, read Paradise trip itinerary builder.

Traveling by combination of ferry and car from Mackinac Island to Paradise takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry, bus, and taxi. Expect little chillier evenings in Paradise when traveling from Mackinac Island in July, with lows around 53°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Tue) so you can go by car to Sault Ste. Marie.

Things to do in Paradise

Parks · Nature · Museums
Find places to stay Jul 12 — 13:

3
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Sault Ste. Marie

Sault Ste. Change things up with these side-trips from Sault Ste. Marie: Mackinaw City (Nancy Dagwell Campbell Park, Old Mackinac Point Lighthouse, &more), Saint Ignace (Bridge View Park, Mackinac Bridge, &more) and Cross In The Woods National Shrine (in Indian River). There's lots more to do: make a trip to Soo Locks, shop like a local with Riverstone Gallery, and observe the fascinating underwater world at Museum Ship Valley Camp.

To find more things to do, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Sault Ste. Marie trip itinerary builder site.

You can drive from Paradise to Sault Ste. Marie in 1.5 hours. In July in Sault Ste. Marie, expect temperatures between 76°F during the day and 55°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Fri) so you can travel to Ontonagon.

Things to do in Sault Ste. Marie

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jul 13 — 16:

2
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Ontonagon

Kick off your visit on the 17th (Sat): appreciate the extensive heritage of Main Overlook, take in the dramatic scenery at Bond Falls, and then discover the riches below the earth's surface at Adventure Mining Company. Keep things going the next day: admire the majestic nature at Porcupine Mountains State Park and then explore the activities along Presque Isle River.

For other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, read Ontonagon route planner.

Traveling by car from Sault Ste. Marie to Ontonagon takes 5 hours. In July, daily temperatures in Ontonagon can reach 75°F, while at night they dip to 55°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Munising.

Things to do in Ontonagon

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Trails

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jul 16 — 18:

5
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Munising

Munising is a city on the southern shore of Lake Superior on the Upper Peninsula of the U.S. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Munising: Manistique (Kitch-Iti-Kipi (The Big Spring) & Palms Book State Park) and Marquette (Presque Isle Park, Lakenenland Sculpture Park, &more). There's still lots to do: get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports, take in the dramatic scenery at Spray Falls, look for gifts at UP-Scale Art, and contemplate the waterfront views at Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore.

To find photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Munising trip itinerary builder website.

Traveling by car from Ontonagon to Munising takes 3 hours. In July, daily temperatures in Munising can reach 74°F, while at night they dip to 56°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 23rd (Fri) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Munising

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Shopping

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jul 18 — 23:

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.