11 days in Charlotte & Michigan Itinerary

11 days in Charlotte & Michigan Itinerary

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11 days in Charlotte & Michigan Itinerary

Start: Charlotte
1
Charlotte
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h 30​min
2
Detroit
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 45​min
3
Marshall
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h
4
Frankfort
— 2 nights
Drive:  5​h
5
Munising
— 3 nights
Drive + Fly:  7​h 30​min
End: Charlotte

3
nights
Charlotte

A rapidly growing city in central North Carolina, Charlotte is the state's largest urban center and a major regional hub for finance, industry, technology, and entertainment.
Attractions like Carowinds and Escape Kings make great kid-friendly stops. Explore Charlotte's surroundings by going to North Carolina Zoo (in Asheboro), Zipline (in Lake Lure) and The Lazy 5 Ranch (in Mooresville). There's much more to do: get lost in a book at Billy Graham Library, get curious at Carolina Raptor Center, get in on the family fun at Richard Petty Driving Experience, and have fun and explore at Discovery Place Science.

To find reviews, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, use the Charlotte trip itinerary planning site .

Use the Route module to find travel options from your starting location to Charlotte. In July, daily temperatures in Charlotte can reach 90°F, while at night they dip to 70°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Detroit.

Things to do in Charlotte

Parks Museums Childrens Museums

Side Trips

Richard Petty Driving Experience, North Carolina Zoo, Carolina Raptor Center, The Lazy 5 Ranch, Zipline
Highlights from your plan
Zipline
Carowinds ©
Carowinds
North Carolina Zoo ©
North Carolina Zoo

1
night
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 9th (Thu): explore the world behind art at Detroit Institute of Arts, examine the collection at The Henry Ford, then see the interesting displays at Greenfield Village, and finally steep yourself in history at Motown Museum.

To find reviews, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, use the Detroit road trip tool .

Traveling by flight from Charlotte to Detroit takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. In July, Detroit is little chillier than Charlotte - with highs of 82°F and lows of 65°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Thu) so you can travel to Marshall.

Things to do in Detroit

Museums Historic Sites

Side Trip

Dearborn
Highlights from your plan
The Henry Ford ©
The Henry Ford
Detroit Institute of Arts ©
Detroit Institute of Arts
Greenfield Village ©
Greenfield Village

1
night
Marshall

Marshall ©
Marshall is a city in the U.S. Start off your visit on the 10th (Fri): stroll around Historic Bridge Park, then get to know the resident critters at Binder Park Zoo, then try to win big at Firekeeper's Casino, and finally indulge your thirst for a good beer at Dark Horse Brewing Company.

To see reviews, maps, and tourist information, go to the Marshall trip app .

Traveling by car from Detroit to Marshall takes 2 hours. Traveling from Detroit in July, Marshall is slightly colder at night with lows of 59°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Fri) early enough to travel to Frankfort.

Things to do in Marshall

Parks Zoos & Aquariums Casinos

Side Trip

Battle Creek
Highlights from your plan
Binder Park Zoo ©
Binder Park Zoo
Firekeeper's Casino ©
Firekeeper's Casino
Historic Bridge Park ©
Historic Bridge Park

2
nights
Frankfort

Frankfort ©
Frankfort is a city in Benzie County in the U.S. On the 11th (Sat), tour the pleasant surroundings at Empire Bluff Trail and then explore the wealth of natural beauty at Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore. On your second day here, kick back and relax at Frankfort Beach, then take a memorable drive along Pierce Stocking Scenic Drive, and then hike along Sleeping Bear Heritage Trail.

For other places to visit, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, read our Frankfort trip itinerary website .

You can drive from Marshall to Frankfort in 4 hours. When traveling from Marshall in July, plan for slightly colder days in Frankfort, with highs around 75°F, while nights are about the same with lows around 57°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Sun) early enough to travel to Munising.

Things to do in Frankfort

Parks Outdoors Historic Sites

Side Trips

Empire, Sleeping Bear Heritage Trail
Highlights from your plan
Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore ©

3
nights
Munising

Munising ©
Munising is a city on the southern shore of Lake Superior on the Upper Peninsula of the U.S. Munising is known for nature, adventure, beaches, outdoors, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the striking landscape of Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore, take in the dramatic scenery at Wagner Falls, stroll through Autrain Falls, and explore the striking landscape at Miners Castle Rock.

To find where to stay and other tourist information, read our Munising trip maker site .

You can drive from Frankfort to Munising in 5 hours. In July, daytime highs in Munising are 74°F, while nighttime lows are 56°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Wed) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Munising

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

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