12 days in Michigan Itinerary

12 days in Michigan Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Michigan trip itinerary planner

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Make it your trip
Fly
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Frankenmuth
— 2 nights
Drive
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Birch Run
— 2 nights
Drive
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Linden
— 1 day
Drive
4
Grayling
— 2 nights
Drive
5
Traverse City
— 2 nights
Bus to Mackinaw, Ferry to Mackinac Island
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Mackinac Island
— 2 nights
Ferry to Mackinaw, Fly to Orlando

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Frankenmuth

— 2 nights
Frankenmuth is a city in Saginaw County in the U.S. state of Michigan. Kick off your visit on the 16th (Sun): see the interesting displays at Frankenmuth Lager Mill, then take an in-depth tour of Frankenmuth Historical Museum, and then stroll around Wilkommen Park.

For where to stay, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Frankenmuth online vacation planner.

Orlando to Frankenmuth is an approximately 6-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of bus and taxi. In June, Frankenmuth is little chillier than Orlando - with highs of 77°F and lows of 57°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Birch Run.

Things to do in Frankenmuth

Museums · Shopping · Adventure · Tours

Birch Run

— 2 nights
Birch Run is a village in Saginaw County in the U.S. state of Michigan. Kick off your visit on the 18th (Tue): look for all kinds of wild species at Shiawassee National Wildlife Refuge, then revel in the low prices at Birch Run Premium Outlets, and then take in the dramatic scenery at Stepping Stone Falls. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: buy something for everyone on your list at Collette's Vintage & Antique Mall, stroll around For-Mar Nature Preserve & Arboretum, then contemplate the long history of Crossroads Village & Huckleberry Railroad, and finally learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Wilderness Trails Zoo.

To find reviews, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Birch Run trip planner.

Birch Run is just a short distance from Frankenmuth. In June, plan for daily highs up to 77°F, and evening lows to 57°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Linden.

Things to do in Birch Run

Parks · Shopping · Wildlife · Nature

Side Trips

Linden

— 1 day
Linden is a city in Genesee County in the U.S. state of Michigan. On the 20th (Thu), examine the collection at Durand Union Station - Michigan Railroad History Museum, stop by Eclections, then stroll the grounds of Great Lakes National Cemetery, and finally tee off at The Preserve Golf Club.

To find ratings, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Linden route planning app.

Traveling by car from Birch Run to Linden takes an hour. June in Linden sees daily highs of 80°F and lows of 57°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Thu) early enough to travel to Grayling.

Things to do in Linden

Golf · Outdoors · Museums · Shopping

Side Trips

Grayling

— 2 nights
Grayling is a city in the U.S. state of Michigan and the county seat of Crawford County. On the 21st (Fri), stroll through Mason Tract Pathway, then examine the collection at Grayling Fish Hatchery Museum Project, and then get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: immerse yourself in nature at Hartwick Pines State Park, examine the collection at Call of the Wild Museum, and then stroll around Gaylord's City Elk Park.

For more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, read Grayling trip maker app.

Getting from Linden to Grayling by car takes about 2.5 hours. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from Linden in June; daily highs in Grayling reach 75°F and lows reach 49°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sat) early enough to drive to Traverse City.

Things to do in Grayling

Parks · Outdoors · Adventure · Tours

Side Trip

Traverse City

— 2 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.
On the 23rd (Sun), visit a coastal fixture at Mission Point Lighthouse, see the interesting displays at Music House Museum, then explore the world behind art at Dennos Museum Center, and finally wander the streets of Front Street. On the 24th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: kick back and relax at Clinch Park, then do a tasting at Silver Leaf Vineyard & Winery, then enjoy the sea views from Grand Traverse Lighthouse Museum, and finally buy something for everyone on your list at The Village at Grand Traverse Commons.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Traverse City online journey planner.

You can drive from Grayling to Traverse City in 1.5 hours. In June, daily temperatures in Traverse City can reach 76°F, while at night they dip to 54°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Mon) so you can travel to Mackinac Island.

Things to do in Traverse City

Museums · Historic Sites · Shopping · Beaches

Side Trips

Mackinac Island

— 2 nights
Mackinac Island is a city in Mackinac County in the U.S. state of Michigan. Start off your visit on the 25th (Tue): make a trip to Fort Holmes, then pause for some serene contemplation at St Anne's Catholic Church, then brush up on your military savvy at Fort Mackinac, and finally immerse yourself in nature at Mackinac Island State Park. On your second day here, enjoy the sea views from Round Island Lighthouse, head outdoors with The Greens of Mackinac, stop by Island House Bike Shop, then step off the mainland to explore Eagle Point Cave, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Trinity Church, and finally steep yourself in history at Biddle House.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Mackinac Island tour app.

Traveling by combination of bus and ferry from Traverse City to Mackinac Island takes 5 hours. Traveling from Traverse City in June, expect nights in Mackinac Island to be about the same, around 51°F, while days are little chillier, around 67°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Wed) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Mackinac Island

Historic Sites · Nature · Parks · Tours

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.