8 days in Cleveland & Michigan Itinerary

8 days in Cleveland & Michigan Itinerary

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Fly
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Cleveland
— 1 day
Fly
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Dearborn
— 1 night
Fly
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Munising
— 1 night
Drive
4
Marquette
— 1 day
Fly to Pellston, Ferry to Mackinac Island
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Mackinac Island
— 1 night
Ferry to Mackinaw, Bus to Traverse City
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Traverse City
— 1 night
Drive
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Grand Rapids
— 1 night
Drive
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Holland
— 1 night
Drive
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Frankenmuth
— 1 night
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Cleveland

— 1 day

Forest City

A culturally diverse city situated on the shores of Lake Erie, Cleveland boasts many places to visit, such as world-class museums, popular amusement parks, and sprawling recreational areas.
Start off your visit on the 24th (Mon): browse the eclectic array of goods at West Side Market, then examine the collection at Rock & Roll Hall of Fame, and then try to win big at JACK Cleveland Casino.

To see reviews, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Cleveland driving holiday planning app.

Detroit to Cleveland is an approximately 2.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. In May, daily temperatures in Cleveland can reach 69°F, while at night they dip to 54°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Mon) early enough to fly to Dearborn.

Things to do in Cleveland

Museums · Shopping · Fun & Games · Casinos
Find places to stay May 24 — 25:

Dearborn

— 1 night
Dearborn sits as part of the Detroit metropolitan area and was the home of Henry Ford.
Kick off your visit on the 25th (Tue): admire the masterpieces at Detroit Institute of Arts and then see the interesting displays at The Henry Ford.

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Fly from Cleveland to Dearborn in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In May, daytime highs in Dearborn are 71°F, while nighttime lows are 51°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Tue) so you can catch the flight to Munising.

Things to do in Dearborn

Museums

Side Trip

Find places to stay May 24 — 25:

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. For traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Munising attractions tool.

You can fly from Dearborn to Munising in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and taxi; or drive. Traveling from Dearborn in May, expect Munising to be a bit cooler, temps between 59°F and 40°F. On the 26th (Wed), you'll travel to Marquette.

Things to do in Munising

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Museums
Find places to stay May 25 — 26:

Marquette

— 1 day
Marquette is a city in the U.S. state of Michigan and the county seat of Marquette County. On the 26th (Wed), take in the awesome beauty at Sugarloaf Mountain, then view the masterpieces at Lakenenland Sculpture Park, and then examine the collection at Upper Peninsula Children's Museum.

For ratings, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Marquette trip maker site.

You can drive from Munising to Marquette in 1.5 hours. In May, plan for daily highs up to 60°F, and evening lows to 38°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Wed) so you can travel to Mackinac Island.

Things to do in Marquette

Parks · Museums · Nature · Shopping
Find places to stay May 26 — 27:

Mackinac Island

— 1 night
Mackinac Island is a city in Mackinac County in the U.S. state of Michigan. Start off your visit on the 27th (Thu): don't miss a visit to Fort Holmes, learn about all things military at Fort Mackinac, take in the dramatic natural features at Arch Rock, then look for gifts at Little Luxuries of Mackinac Island, and finally paddle through the water with Great Turtle Kayak Tours.

To find ratings, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Mackinac Island trip maker.

You can do a combination of flight and ferry from Marquette to Mackinac Island in 6.5 hours. Another option is to do a combination of bus, car, and ferry. In May, daytime highs in Mackinac Island are 58°F, while nighttime lows are 41°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Thu) early enough to travel to Traverse City.

Things to do in Mackinac Island

Tours · Historic Sites · Museums · Parks
Find places to stay May 26 — 27:

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.
On the 28th (Fri), tour the pleasant surroundings at Traverse Area Recreation and Transportation Trails and then learn the secrets of beer at a beer tour and tasting.

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You can do a combination of ferry and bus from Mackinac Island to Traverse City in 5 hours. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Mackinac Island in May: highs in Traverse City hover around 67°F, while lows dip to 43°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Fri) early enough to drive to Grand Rapids.

Things to do in Traverse City

Tours · Breweries & Distilleries · Parks · Trails
Find places to stay May 27 — 28:

Grand Rapids

— 1 night

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.
Kick off your visit on the 29th (Sat): take in nature's colorful creations at Frederik Meijer Gardens & Sculpture Park, examine the collection at Gerald R. Ford Museum, then walk around Hudsonville Nature Center, and finally stroll around Grand Ravines Dog Park.

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Traveling by car from Traverse City to Grand Rapids takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from Traverse City in May, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit warmer in Grand Rapids, with lows of 49°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Holland.

Things to do in Grand Rapids

Parks · Wildlife · Museums

Side Trips

Find places to stay May 28 — 29:

Holland

— 1 night
Holland is a city in the western region of the Lower Peninsula of the U.S. state of Michigan. Start off your visit on the 30th (Sun): stroll through Holland State Park Beach, then get a taste of the local shopping with Holland Farmers Market, then stroll around Windmill Island Gardens, and finally stroll around Centennial Park.

For where to stay, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Holland holiday planning app.

You can drive from Grand Rapids to Holland in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In May in Holland, expect temperatures between 69°F during the day and 49°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Frankenmuth.

Things to do in Holland

Parks · Beaches · Outdoors · Shopping
Find places to stay May 29 — 30:

Frankenmuth

— 1 night
Frankenmuth is a city in Saginaw County in the U.S. state of Michigan. Start off your visit on the 31st (Mon): whizz through the canopy at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks, learn about all things military at Michigan Heroes Museum, then stop by Bronner's Christmas Wonderland, and finally head outdoors with Outdoor Activities.

For reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Frankenmuth route site.

Getting from Holland to Frankenmuth by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and taxi; or do a combination of train, bus, and taxi. In May in Frankenmuth, expect temperatures between 70°F during the day and 47°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 31st (Mon) early enough to go by car back home.

Things to do in Frankenmuth

Tours · Outdoors · Adventure · Museums
Find places to stay May 30 — 31:

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.