11 days in Michigan Itinerary

11 days in Michigan Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Michigan trip planner

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Drive to Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport, Fly to Detroit Metropolitan Wayne County Airport, Drive to Romulus
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Romulus
— 2 nights
Drive
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Traverse City
— 3 nights
Drive
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Mackinaw City
— 2 nights
Drive
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Frankenmuth
— 2 nights
Drive
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Romulus
— 1 night
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Drive to Detroit Metropolitan Wayne County Airport, Fly to Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport, Drive to Washington DC

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Romulus

— 2 nights
Romulus is a suburban city of Metro Detroit, located in Wayne County in the U.S. On the 24th (Wed), see the interesting displays at Arab American National Museum.

To find photos, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Romulus holiday maker site.

Washington DC to Romulus is an approximately 4-hour combination of car and flight. You can also drive. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from Washington DC in July: high temperatures in Romulus hover around 83°F and lows are around 64°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Traverse City.

Things to do in Romulus

Museums

Side Trips

Traverse City

— 3 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 in touch with nature at Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore and Traverse City State Park. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Grand Traverse Lighthouse Museum and Mari Vineyards. Change things up with these side-trips from Traverse City: Frankfort (Ellie Harold Art Studio & Gallery & Frankfort Beach), Blustone Vineyards (in Lake Leelanau) and Pyramid Point Trail (in Empire). Next up on the itinerary: examine the collection at Music House Museum, admire the masterpieces at Dennos Museum Center, view the masterpieces at Michigan Artists Gallery, and make a trip to Mission Point Lighthouse.

For photos, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Traverse City road trip app.

Getting from Romulus to Traverse City by car takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of car and flight. Traveling from Romulus in July, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be slightly colder in Traverse City, with lows of 59°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Mackinaw City.

Things to do in Traverse City

Parks · Nature · Museums · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Mackinaw City

— 2 nights
Mackinaw City is a village in Emmet and Cheboygan counties in the U.S. To see where to stay, reviews, maps, and tourist information, go to the Mackinaw City trip itinerary planning site.

Getting from Traverse City to Mackinaw City by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. Traveling from Traverse City in July, expect nights in Mackinaw City to be about the same, around 58°F, while days are slightly colder, around 73°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 31st (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Frankenmuth.

Things to do in Mackinaw City

Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping · Wildlife

Side Trips

Frankenmuth

— 2 nights
Frankenmuth is a city in Saginaw County in the U.S. Start off your visit on the 31st (Wed): admire nature's extreme beauty at Zak And Macs Chocolate Haus. Here are some ideas for day two: get engrossed in the history at Frankenmuth Historical Museum, browse the different shops at Frankenmuth River Place Shops, then learn about all things military at Michigan Heroes Museum, then look for gifts at Bronner's Christmas Wonderland, and finally stroll around Wilkommen Park.

For where to stay, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Frankenmuth trip website.

Traveling by car from Mackinaw City to Frankenmuth takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi; or do a combination of bus and flight. Traveling from Mackinaw City in July, expect nights in Frankenmuth to be about the same, around 60°F, while days are somewhat warmer, around 80°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Fri) so you can travel to Romulus.

Things to do in Frankenmuth

Museums · Shopping · Historic Sites · Parks

Side Trip

Romulus

— 1 night
To find maps, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Romulus journey planner.

You can drive from Frankenmuth to Romulus in 2 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Romulus

Nature · Parks · Museums

Side Trips

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.