12 days in Michigan Itinerary

12 days in Michigan Itinerary

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Holland
— 1 night
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Traverse City
— 2 nights
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Mackinac Island
— 2 nights
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Munising
— 3 nights
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Dearborn
— 2 nights
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Frankenmuth
— 1 night

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Holland

Holland ©
Holland is a city in the western region of the Lower Peninsula of the U.S. Start off your visit on the 14th (Wed): browse the fresh offerings at Holland Farmers Market, experience rural life at Gene the Pumpkin Man, and then do some rugged touring at Saugatuck Dune Rides. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 15th (Thu): admire the landmark architecture of Meyer May House, then admire the natural beauty at Frederik Meijer Gardens & Sculpture Park, and then see the interesting displays at Gerald R. Ford Museum.

To find where to stay, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Holland trip builder website.

Midland to Holland is an approximately 2.5-hour car ride. In October, daytime highs in Holland are 63°F, while nighttime lows are 45°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Thu) early enough to drive to Traverse City.

Things to do in Holland

Parks · Adventure · Outdoors · Historic Sites

Side Trips

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Frederik Meijer Gardens & Sculpture Park ©
Frederik Meijer Gardens & Sculpture Park
Gene the Pumpkin Man ©
Gene the Pumpkin Man
Saugatuck Dune Rides ©
Saugatuck Dune Rides

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Traverse City

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.
Start off your visit on the 16th (Fri): steep yourself in history at The Village at Grand Traverse Commons, stop by The Cheese Lady, and then sample some tasty brews at a beer tour and tasting. On the 17th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore the striking landscape of Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore.

For other places to visit, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, read Traverse City tour itinerary planner.

Getting from Holland to Traverse City by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a bus; or fly. Expect a daytime high around 60°F in October, and nighttime lows around 44°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Sat) so you can travel to Mackinac Island.

Things to do in Traverse City

Historic Sites · Parks · Nature · Wildlife

Side Trip

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Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore ©
Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore
Beer Tastings & Tours
The Village at Grand Traverse Commons ©
The Village at Grand Traverse Commons

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Mackinac Island

Mackinac Island ©
Mackinac Island is a city in Mackinac County in the U.S. Start off your visit on the 18th (Sun): admire the majestic nature at Mackinac Island State Park, then explore the galleries of Fort Mackinac, and then take in the dramatic natural features at Arch Rock. On the 19th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: contemplate the long history of Fort Holmes, take a pleasant ride with a tour on horseback, then contemplate the long history of Trinity Church, then look for gifts at Little Luxuries of Mackinac Island, and finally see some colorful creatures with Great Turtle Kayak Tours.

Quickly create a custom-made itinerary for Mackinac Island using our trip planner.

Traveling by combination of bus and ferry from Traverse City to Mackinac Island takes 5 hours. While traveling from Traverse City, expect slightly colder days and about the same nights in Mackinac Island, ranging from highs of 55°F to lows of 43°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Mon) early enough to travel to Munising.

Things to do in Mackinac Island

Tours · Parks · Nature · Historic Sites
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Great Turtle Kayak Tours ©
Great Turtle Kayak Tours
Arch Rock ©
Arch Rock
Fort Mackinac ©
Fort Mackinac

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Munising

Munising is a city on the southern shore of Lake Superior on the Upper Peninsula of the U.S. Explore Munising's surroundings by going to Marquette (Sugarloaf Mountain, Presque Isle Park, &more). There's lots more to do: explore the wealth of natural beauty at Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore, take in the dramatic natural features at Miners Castle Rock, take a memorable tour with Tours, and admire the sheer force of Munising Falls.

For photos, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Munising holiday maker website.

Getting from Mackinac Island to Munising by combination of ferry, bus, and car takes about 7 hours. Other options: do a combination of ferry, bus, and taxi. October in Munising sees daily highs of 57°F and lows of 42°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Dearborn.

Things to do in Munising

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Shopping

Side Trip

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Boat Tours & Water Sports
Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore ©
Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore
Presque Isle Park ©
Presque Isle Park

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Dearborn

Dearborn ©
Dearborn sits as part of the Detroit metropolitan area and was the home of Henry Ford.
Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Fri): see the interesting displays at The Henry Ford, then admire the masterpieces at Detroit Institute of Arts, and then contemplate the long history of Motown Museum. On the next day, see the interesting displays at Greenfield Village, take in the waterfront at Detroit RiverFront, and then steep yourself in history at James Scott Memorial Fountain.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, use the Dearborn trip itinerary maker tool.

Getting from Munising to Dearborn by flight takes about 5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of taxi and bus. In October, Dearborn is somewhat warmer than Munising - with highs of 63°F and lows of 48°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Frankenmuth.

Things to do in Dearborn

Museums · Historic Sites

Side Trip

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

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Frankenmuth

Frankenmuth ©
Frankenmuth is a city in Saginaw County in the U.S. Kick off your visit on the 25th (Sun): learn about all things military at Saginaw Valley Naval Ship Museum, brush up on your military savvy at Michigan Heroes Museum, then stop by Bronner's Christmas Wonderland, and finally get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports.

For ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Frankenmuth tour itinerary maker website.

Traveling by car from Dearborn to Frankenmuth takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of bus and taxi. Traveling from Dearborn in October, plan for a bit cooler nights in Frankenmuth, with lows around 43°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive back home.

Things to do in Frankenmuth

Museums · Tours · Outdoors · Shopping

Side Trip

Highlights from your plan
Saginaw Valley Naval Ship Museum ©
Saginaw Valley Naval Ship Museum
Bronner's Christmas Wonderland ©
Bronner's Christmas Wonderland
Boat Tours & Water Sports

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