10 days in Michigan Itinerary

10 days in Michigan Itinerary

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10 days in Michigan Itinerary

Start: Detroit
1
Detroit
— 1 day
Drive:  1​h 45​min
2
Frankenmuth
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 30​min
3
Grand Rapids
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
4
Traverse City
— 2 nights
bus + ferry:  4​h 15​min
5
Mackinac Island
— 2 nights
+2
ferry + bus + Drive:  6​h 15​min
6
Munising
— 2 nights
taxi + Fly:  4​h 30​min
End: Detroit

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day
Detroit

Detroit ©
Founded in 1701 by a French explorer and adventurer, Detroit exerted a profound impact on the world for most of the 20th century.
Start off your visit on the 12th (Fri): view the masterpieces at The Heidelberg Project, explore the world behind art at Detroit Institute of Arts, then examine the collection at The Henry Ford, then examine the collection at Greenfield Village, and finally contemplate the long history of Motown Museum.

To see other places to visit, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Detroit tour itinerary planner .

The Route module can give you travel options from your home to Detroit. Expect a daytime high around 79°F in June, and nighttime lows around 61°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Frankenmuth.

Things to do in Detroit

Museums Shopping Historic Sites

Side Trip

Dearborn
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The Henry Ford ©
The Henry Ford
Greenfield Village ©
Greenfield Village
Detroit Institute of Arts ©
Detroit Institute of Arts

1
night
Frankenmuth

Frankenmuth ©
Frankenmuth is a city in Saginaw County in the U.S. Start off your visit on the 13th (Sat): look for gifts at Bronner's Christmas Wonderland, browse the different shops at Frankenmuth River Place Shops, then get some fabulous bargains at Birch Run Premium Outlets, and finally contemplate the long history of Whaley House Museum.

For ratings, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, read our Frankenmuth day trip planning website .

Traveling by car from Detroit to Frankenmuth takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi; or fly. June in Frankenmuth sees daily highs of 77°F and lows of 57°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Sat) so you can go by car to Grand Rapids.

Things to do in Frankenmuth

Shopping Historic Sites Museums

Side Trips

Birch Run Premium Outlets, Whaley House Museum
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Bronner's Christmas Wonderland ©
Bronner's Christmas Wonderland
Frankenmuth River Place Shops ©
Frankenmuth River Place Shops
Birch Run Premium Outlets ©
Birch Run Premium Outlets

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nights
Grand Rapids

Grand Rapids ©
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.
Start off your visit on the 14th (Sun): tour the pleasant surroundings at Oval Beach, then take in the exciting artwork at Water Street Gallery, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Holland State Park Beach. Keep things going the next day: see the interesting displays at Gilmore Car Museum, stop by Out of the Box, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Pere Marquette Park.

For traveler tips, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Grand Rapids trip site .

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. In June, daytime highs in Grand Rapids are 79°F, while nighttime lows are 59°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Traverse City.

Things to do in Grand Rapids

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Oval Beach, Pere Marquette Park, Water Street Gallery, Gilmore Car Museum, Out of the Box
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Gilmore Car Museum ©
Gilmore Car Museum
Holland State Park Beach ©
Holland State Park Beach
Oval Beach ©
Oval Beach

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Traverse City

Traverse City ©
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.
Kick off your visit on the 16th (Tue): take a stroll through Front Street, then look for gifts at American Spoon, then browse the different shops at The Village at Grand Traverse Commons, and finally sample some tasty brews at a beer tour and tasting. On your second day here, get to know the fascinating history of Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore, take a memorable drive along Pierce Stocking Scenic Drive, and then view the masterpieces at Ellie Harold Art Studio & Gallery.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Traverse City sightseeing app .

You can drive from Grand Rapids to Traverse City in 2.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or fly. Traveling from Grand Rapids in June, expect a bit cooler with lows of 54°F in Traverse City. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Mackinac Island.

Things to do in Traverse City

Shopping Historic Sites Tours

Side Trips

Empire, Ellie Harold Art Studio & Gallery
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Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore ©
The Village at Grand Traverse Commons ©
Beer Tastings & Tours

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Mackinac Island

Mackinac Island ©
Mackinac Island is a city in Mackinac County in the U.S. Kick off your visit on the 18th (Thu): immerse yourself in nature at Mackinac Island State Park, explore the striking landscape at Arch Rock, then explore the galleries of Fort Mackinac, and finally look for gifts at Little Luxuries of Mackinac Island. On the next day, tee off at Jewel Golf Course, take in the architecture and atmosphere at St Anne's Catholic Church, then look for all kinds of wild species at The Original Mackinac Island Butterfly House & Insect World, and finally steep yourself in history at Trinity Church.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Mackinac Island trip itinerary builder tool .

You can do a combination of bus and ferry from Traverse City to Mackinac Island in 4.5 hours. While traveling from Traverse City, expect a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Mackinac Island, ranging from highs of 67°F to lows of 51°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Munising.

Things to do in Mackinac Island

Parks Nature Outdoors
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Arch Rock ©
Arch Rock
Fort Mackinac ©
Fort Mackinac
Mackinac Island State Park ©
Mackinac Island State Park

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nights
Munising

Munising ©
Munising is a city on the southern shore of Lake Superior on the Upper Peninsula of the U.S. Start off your visit on the 20th (Sat): admire the sheer force of Munising Falls and then stroll around Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore. Keep things going the next day: stroll through Sand Point Beach, then admire the sheer force of Wagner Falls, and then explore the striking landscape at Miners Castle Rock.

To find other places to visit, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Munising road trip planning app .

Traveling by combination of ferry, bus, and car from Mackinac Island to Munising takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry, bus, and taxi. June in Munising sees daily highs of 68°F and lows of 49°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Munising

Parks Nature Wildlife
Highlights from your plan
Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore ©
Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore
Wagner Falls ©
Wagner Falls
Munising Falls ©
Munising Falls

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