60 days in Michigan Itinerary

60 days in Michigan Itinerary

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Saint Joseph
— 6 nights
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Grand Rapids
— 10 nights
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Ludington
— 6 nights
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Traverse City
— 8 nights
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Flint
— 7 nights
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Detroit
— 10 nights
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Marquette
— 7 nights
Fly to Duluth International Airport, Drive to Ironwood
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Ironwood
— 5 nights
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Saint Joseph

St. Explore Saint Joseph's surroundings by going to South Haven (Decadent Dogs, South Haven Lighthouses, &more), Journeyman Distillery (in Three Oaks) and New Buffalo (Four Winds Casino & Galien River County Park). There's much more to do: find something for the whole family at Silver Beach Carousel, do a tasting at St. Julian Winery & Distillery, look for all kinds of wild species at Fernwood Botanical Garden and Nature Preserve, and have fun and explore at Curious Kids' Museum.

For photos, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Saint Joseph visit planner.

Chicago to Saint Joseph is an approximately 2-hour car ride. You can also take a train; or take a bus. The time zone changes from Central Standard Time (CST) to Eastern Standard Time (EST), which is usually a 1 hour difference. Expect a daytime high around 42°F in March, and nighttime lows around 26°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Sun) so you can go by car to Grand Rapids.

Things to do in Saint Joseph

Parks · Wineries · Outdoors · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Find places to stay Mar 1 — 7:

10
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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.
Get out of town with these interesting Grand Rapids side-trips: Bell's Comstock Brewery (in Galesburg), Lansing (Impression 5 Science Center, Michigan History Center, &more) and Portage (M Spa Salon and Day Spa & Air Zoo). There's much more to do: take in nature's colorful creations at Frederik Meijer Gardens & Sculpture Park, try your luck at Firekeeper's Casino, enjoy the sea views from Grand Haven Lighthouse and Pier, and contemplate the long history of Hackley and Hume Historic Site.

For traveler tips, reviews, maps, and tourist information, go to the Grand Rapids attractions planner.

Traveling by car from Saint Joseph to Grand Rapids takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In March, plan for daily highs up to 42°F, and evening lows to 24°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Ludington.

Things to do in Grand Rapids

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Childrens Museums

Side Trips

Find places to stay Mar 7 — 17:

6
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Ludington

Ludington is a city in the state of Michigan. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Ludington: New Era (Oceana Winery and Vineyard & Country Dairy), Dublin General Store LTD (in Wellston) and Manistee (First Street Beach, Manistee North Pierhead Lighthouse, &more). And it doesn't end there: enjoy the sand and surf at Stearns Park, visit a coastal fixture at Ludington North Breakwater Light, walk around Ludington State Park, and explore the engaging exhibits at Port of Ludington Maritime Museum.

For other places to visit, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, read Ludington itinerary planning site.

Getting from Grand Rapids to Ludington by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and taxi. In March, plan for daily highs up to 38°F, and evening lows to 22°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Tue) early enough to drive to Traverse City.

Things to do in Ludington

Parks · Outdoors · Museums · Beaches

Side Trips

Find places to stay Mar 17 — 23:

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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: Nub's Nob (in Harbor Springs), Petoskey (Odawa Casino, Maple Moon Sugarbush and Winery, &more) and Crystal Mountain (in Thompsonville). Spend the 30th (Tue) exploring nature at Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore. There's lots more to do: learn the secrets of beer at a beer tour and tasting, sample the tasty concoctions at Right Brain Brewery, sample the fine beverages at Grand Traverse Distillery, and wander the streets of Front Street.

To see maps, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Traverse City trip itinerary maker website.

Getting from Ludington to Traverse City by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of car and bus; or do a combination of taxi and bus. March in Traverse City sees daily highs of 38°F and lows of 21°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 31st (Wed) early enough to travel to Flint.

Things to do in Traverse City

Parks · Outdoors · Winter Sports · Nature

Side Trips

Find places to stay Mar 23 — 31:

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Flint

Flint is the largest city and county seat of Genesee County, Michigan. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Flint: Midland (Dow Gardens & Chippewa Nature Center), Saginaw (Saginaw Veterans Memorial Plaza & Mid-Michigan Children's Museum) and Center Avenue Historic District (in Bay City). There's lots more to do: explore the world behind art at Flint Institute of Arts, examine the collection at Flint Children's Museum, browse the different shops at Frankenmuth River Place Shops, and deepen your understanding at Michigan State University.

To see more things to do, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Flint road trip tool.

Drive from Traverse City to Flint in 3.5 hours. In March, plan for daily highs up to 42°F, and evening lows to 24°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Wed) so you can drive to Detroit.

Things to do in Flint

Museums · Childrens Museums · Shopping · Parks

Side Trips

Find places to stay Mar 31 — Apr 7:

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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.
Get out of town with these interesting Detroit side-trips: FasTrak Exotic Driving Experience (in Grosse Ile), Heritage Park (in Taylor) and Ann Arbor (Matthaei Botanical Gardens, Ann Arbor Hands-On Museum, &more). There's lots more to do: explore the world behind art at Detroit Institute of Arts, take an in-depth tour of Holocaust Memorial Center, admire the striking features of The Guardian Building, and shop like a local with Eastern Market.

For reviews, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Detroit trip maker website.

Drive from Flint to Detroit in 1.5 hours. In April in Detroit, expect temperatures between 57°F during the day and 38°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Marquette.

Things to do in Detroit

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Shopping

Side Trips

Find places to stay Apr 7 — 17:

7
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Marquette

Marquette is a city in the U.S. Explore Marquette's surroundings by going to Munising (Upper Peninsula Inspired, Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore, &more), Kitch-Iti-Kipi (The Big Spring) (in Manistique) and Eben Ice Caves and Canyon Falls & Gorge (in Eben Junction). And it doesn't end there: take in the awesome beauty at Sugarloaf Mountain, experience rural life at Jilbert Dairy, take an in-depth tour of Quincy Smelter, and ski along the peaceful trails at Swedetown Ski Trails.

To see more things to do, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Marquette trip planner.

Fly from Detroit to Marquette in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. In April, Marquette is a bit cooler than Detroit - with highs of 43°F and lows of 26°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 24th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Ironwood.

Things to do in Marquette

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Museums

Side Trips

Find places to stay Apr 17 — 24:

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Ironwood

Ironwood is a city in Gogebic County in the U.S. Venture out of the city with trips to Ontonagon (Porcupine Mountains Ski Area, Presque Isle River, &more) and Ski Brule (in Iron River). categoryPhrases.sentence.On_the_day_spend_an_exhilarating_day_on_the_slopes_at. categoryPhrases.sentence.On_the_day_spend_an_exhilarating_day_on_the_slopes_at. And it doesn't end there: ski along the peaceful trails at ABR Trails, tour the pleasant surroundings at Big Powderhorn Mountain, appreciate the history behind Downtown Miners Mural, and stroll around Miners Memorial Heritage Park.

To find ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Ironwood trip planning app.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Marquette to Ironwood. The time zone difference when traveling from Marquette to Ironwood is minus 1 hour. Expect a daytime high around 46°F in April, and nighttime lows around 28°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Thu) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Ironwood

Parks · Outdoors · Winter Sports · Nature

Side Trips

Find places to stay Apr 24 — 29:

Michigan travel guide

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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.