6 days in Michigan Itinerary

6 days in Michigan Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Michigan journey planner

©
Make it your trip
Fly
1
Detroit
— 1 day
Drive
2
Frankenmuth
— 1 night
Drive
3
Traverse City
— 1 night
Bus to Mackinaw, Ferry to Mackinac Island
4
Mackinac Island
— 2 nights
+2
Ferry to Mackinaw, Bus to Newberry, MI, Drive to Munising
5
Munising
— 1 night
Taxi to Marquette, Fly to Indianapolis

S M T W T F S
11
12
13
14
15
16
17

Detroit

— 1 day

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.
On the 11th (Sun), contemplate the long history of Motown Museum, examine the collection at The Henry Ford, and then see the interesting displays at Greenfield Village.

To see more things to do and other tourist information, refer to the Detroit online itinerary planner.

Indianapolis to Detroit is an approximately 3-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. In July, daytime highs in Detroit are 82°F, while nighttime lows are 65°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Frankenmuth.

Things to do in Detroit

Museums · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jul 11 — 12:

Frankenmuth

— 1 night
Frankenmuth is a city in Saginaw County in the U.S. state of Michigan. On the 12th (Mon), head outdoors with Outdoor Activities, then stop by Bronner's Christmas Wonderland, and then take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports.

To find reviews, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Frankenmuth trip builder.

Drive from Detroit to Frankenmuth in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of bus and taxi. Expect little chillier evenings in Frankenmuth when traveling from Detroit in July, with lows around 60°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Traverse City.

Things to do in Frankenmuth

Tours · Outdoors · Adventure · Shopping
Find places to stay Jul 11 — 12:

Traverse City

— 1 night

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.
Start off your visit on the 13th (Tue): indulge your taste buds at Food & Drink and then take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports.

To see more things to do, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, read our Traverse City trip itinerary app.

Traveling by car from Frankenmuth to Traverse City takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of taxi and bus. In July, daytime highs in Traverse City are 80°F, while nighttime lows are 59°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Tue) so you can travel to Mackinac Island.

Things to do in Traverse City

Tours · Breweries & Distilleries · Outdoors
Find places to stay Jul 12 — 13:

Mackinac Island

— 2 nights
Mackinac Island is a city in Mackinac County in the U.S. state of Michigan. On the 14th (Wed), see some colorful creatures with Great Turtle Kayak Tours, take an in-depth tour of Fort Mackinac, and then take in the dramatic natural features at Arch Rock. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: admire the majestic nature at Mackinac Island State Park and then stroll through The Original Mackinac Island Butterfly House & Insect World.

For maps, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Mackinac Island trip planner.

You can do a combination of bus and ferry from Traverse City to Mackinac Island in 5 hours. Traveling from Traverse City in July, expect nights in Mackinac Island to be about the same, around 58°F, while days are slightly colder, around 73°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Munising.

Things to do in Mackinac Island

Parks · Nature · Tours · Wildlife
Find places to stay Jul 13 — 15:

Munising

— 1 night
Munising is a city on the southern shore of Lake Superior on the Upper Peninsula of the U.S. state of Michigan. Kick off your visit on the 16th (Fri): explore the activities along Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore and then get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Munising trip itinerary builder.

Do a combination of ferry, bus, and car from Mackinac Island to Munising in 7 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry, bus, and taxi. July in Munising sees daily highs of 74°F and lows of 56°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Munising

Tours · Nature · Parks · Wildlife
Find places to stay Jul 15 — 16:

Michigan travel guide

4.7
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.