60 days in Michigan Itinerary

60 days in Michigan Itinerary

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Fly to Marquette, Taxi to Munising
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Munising
— 7 nights
Drive
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Ontonagon
— 5 nights
Drive
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Paradise
— 2 nights
Drive to St Ignace, Ferry to Mackinac Island
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Mackinac Island
— 6 nights
Ferry to Mackinaw, Bus to Petoskey
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Petoskey
— 7 nights
Drive
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Traverse City
— 7 nights
Drive
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Ludington
— 5 nights
Drive
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Grand Rapids
— 7 nights
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Frankenmuth
— 6 nights
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Dearborn
— 7 nights
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Munising

— 7 nights
Munising is a city on the southern shore of Lake Superior on the Upper Peninsula of the U.S. state of Michigan. Explore Munising's surroundings by going to Garden Bay Winery (in Cooks), Marquette (Presque Isle Park, Sugarloaf Mountain, &more) and Manistique (Kitch-Iti-Kipi (The Big Spring) & Palms Book State Park). And it doesn't end there: take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports, explore and take pictures at Fayette Historic State Park, take an in-depth tour of Alger County Heritage Center, and stroll through Sand Point Beach.

To see where to stay, ratings, photos, and tourist information, use the Munising trip builder tool.

Tampa to Munising is an approximately 8.5-hour combination of flight and taxi. You can also drive; or do a combination of bus and car. Traveling from Tampa in June, expect Munising to be colder, temps between 68°F and 49°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Ontonagon.

Things to do in Munising

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Museums

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jun 28 — Jul 5:

Ontonagon

— 5 nights
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Ontonagon: Ironwood (Copper Peak & Black River Harbor Recreation Area), Mineral Museum of Michigan (in Houghton) and Quincy Mine (in Hancock).

To see more things to do, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Ontonagon trip website.

Traveling by car from Munising to Ontonagon takes 3 hours. Expect a daytime high around 75°F in July, and nighttime lows around 55°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Paradise.

Things to do in Ontonagon

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites · Outdoors

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jul 5 — 10:

Paradise

— 2 nights
Paradise is an unincorporated community in Whitefish Township, Chippewa County in the U.S. state of Michigan.Paradise is on the northeastern portion of Michigan's Upper Peninsula, on the western side of Whitefish Bay, Lake Superior, about 60mi by road from Sault Ste. On the 11th (Sun), contemplate the waterfront views at Tahquamenon Falls and then admire the sheer force of Tahquamenon Falls State Park. Here are some ideas for day two: get engrossed in the history at Whitefish Point Light, see the interesting displays at Great Lakes Shipwreck Museum, and then see the sky in a new way at Whitefish Point Bird Observatory.

To find where to stay, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, use the Paradise trip itinerary maker website.

Getting from Ontonagon to Paradise by car takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of car and flight. Expect a daytime high around 74°F in July, and nighttime lows around 53°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Mon) early enough to travel to Mackinac Island.

Things to do in Paradise

Museums · Parks · Nature · Wildlife
Find places to stay Jul 10 — 12:

Mackinac Island

— 6 nights
Mackinac Island is a city in Mackinac County in the U.S. state of Michigan. Mackinac Island is known for nature, museums, and wildlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the striking landscape at Arch Rock, trot along with a tour on horseback, identify plant and animal life at The Original Mackinac Island Butterfly House & Insect World, and see some colorful creatures with Great Turtle Kayak Tours.

For where to stay, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, read Mackinac Island trip itinerary app.

Getting from Paradise to Mackinac Island by combination of car and ferry takes about 3 hours. Other options: do a combination of taxi, bus, and ferry. In July, daytime highs in Mackinac Island are 73°F, while nighttime lows are 58°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Petoskey.

Things to do in Mackinac Island

Parks · Historic Sites · Outdoors · Nature
Find places to stay Jul 12 — 18:

Petoskey

— 7 nights
Petoskey is a city and coastal resort community in the U.S. state of Michigan. Change things up with these side-trips from Petoskey: Mackinaw City (Icebreaker Mackinaw Maritime Museum Inc., Old Mackinac Point Lighthouse, &more), Soo Locks (in Sault Ste. Marie) and Saint Ignace (Castle Rock, Museum of Ojibwa Culture, &more). There's much more to do: stroll through Little Traverse Wheelway, take a stroll through Historic Gaslight District, brush up on your military savvy at Great Lakes Maritime Heritage Center, and grab your bike and head to North Western State Trail.

To see traveler tips, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Petoskey day trip planning app.

You can do a combination of ferry and bus from Mackinac Island to Petoskey in 3 hours. In July in Petoskey, expect temperatures between 75°F during the day and 57°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Traverse City.

Things to do in Petoskey

Parks · Historic Sites · Museums · Outdoors

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jul 18 — 25:

Traverse City

— 7 nights

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.
Get out of town with these interesting Traverse City side-trips: Sleeping Bear Heritage Trail (in Glen Arbor), Point Betsie Lighthouse (in Frankfort) and Empire (Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore, Pierce Stocking Scenic Drive, &more). There's still lots to do: savor the flavors at Food & Drink, do a tasting at Suttons Bay Ciders, sample the fine beverages at Grand Traverse Distillery, and get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports.

For reviews, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Traverse City holiday builder website.

Traveling by car from Petoskey to Traverse City takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In July, daily temperatures in Traverse City can reach 80°F, while at night they dip to 59°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 1st (Sun) so you can go by car to Ludington.

Things to do in Traverse City

Parks · Historic Sites · Outdoors · Tours

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jul 25 — Aug 1:

Ludington

— 5 nights
Ludington is a city in the state of Michigan. Explore Ludington's surroundings by going to Fetch Brewing Company (in Whitehall), Silver Lake State Park Pedestrian Dune Access (in Hart) and Mears (Little Sable Point Lighthouse, Silver Lake State Park, &more). There's lots more to do: admire the majestic nature at Ludington State Park, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Father Jacques Marquette Shrine, explore by horseback at Rainbow Ranch is now Stony Lake Stables, and visit a coastal fixture at Big Sable Point Lighthouse.

For where to stay, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Ludington route planner.

You can drive from Traverse City to Ludington in 2.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus and car; or do a combination of bus and taxi. In August, daytime highs in Ludington are 76°F, while nighttime lows are 57°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Fri) so you can go by car to Grand Rapids.

Things to do in Ludington

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Find places to stay Aug 1 — 6:

Grand Rapids

— 7 nights

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: Holland (Windmill Island Gardens, Holland State Park Beach, &more), Saint Joseph (Silver Beach County Park, Silver Beach Carousel, &more) and Saugatuck (Oval Beach & American Spoon). There's much more to do: admire the natural beauty at Frederik Meijer Gardens & Sculpture Park, let the kids burn off some steam at Kids' Corner playground, visit a coastal fixture at South Haven Lighthouses, and examine the collection at Gilmore Car Museum.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Grand Rapids day trip tool.

You can drive from Ludington to Grand Rapids in 2 hours. Another option is to do a combination of taxi and bus. August in Grand Rapids sees daily highs of 81°F and lows of 61°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Frankenmuth.

Things to do in Grand Rapids

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Find places to stay Aug 6 — 13:

Frankenmuth

— 6 nights
Frankenmuth is a city in Saginaw County in the U.S. state of Michigan. Get out of town with these interesting Frankenmuth side-trips: The Huron County Nature Center & Wilderness Arboretum (in Port Austin), East Tawas (Tawas Point Lighthouse & Tawas Point State Park) and Pointe aux Barques Lighthouse (in Port Hope). There's much more to do: look for gifts at Bronner's Christmas Wonderland, stroll around Wilkommen Park, steep yourself in history at Thumb Octagon Barn, and brush up on your military savvy at Saginaw Valley Naval Ship Museum.

Ask Inspirock to suggest an itinerary and make planning a trip to Frankenmuth fast, fun, and easy.

Drive from Grand Rapids to Frankenmuth in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi; or do a combination of bus, train, and taxi. In August, plan for daily highs up to 78°F, and evening lows to 58°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Dearborn.

Things to do in Frankenmuth

Parks · Outdoors · Historic Sites · Beaches

Side Trips

Find places to stay Aug 13 — 19:

Dearborn

— 7 nights
Dearborn sits as part of the Detroit metropolitan area and was the home of Henry Ford.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Dearborn: Matthaei Botanical Gardens (in Ann Arbor), Michigan War Dog Memorial (in South Lyon) and Michigan International Speedway (in Brooklyn). There's much more to do: examine the collection at The Henry Ford, steep yourself in history at The Ford Piquette Avenue Plant, take a leisurely stroll along Detroit RiverFront, and meet the residents at Detroit Zoo.

To see photos, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Dearborn day trip tool.

Traveling by car from Frankenmuth to Dearborn takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of taxi and bus. Plan for a bit warmer nights when traveling from Frankenmuth in August since evenings lows in Dearborn dip to 64°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Thu) so you can catch the flight back home.

Things to do in Dearborn

Museums · Parks · Historic Sites · Outdoors

Side Trips

Find places to stay Aug 19 — 26:

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.