13 days in Michigan Itinerary

13 days in Michigan Itinerary

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Dearborn
— 2 nights
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Frankenmuth
— 1 night
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Grand Rapids
— 2 nights
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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

Dearborn ©
Dearborn sits as part of the Detroit metropolitan area and was the home of Henry Ford.
Dearborn is known for museums, parks, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: examine the collection at The Henry Ford, browse the exhibits of The Ford Piquette Avenue Plant, contemplate the long history of Motown Museum, and admire the masterpieces at Detroit Institute of Arts.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Dearborn route planning site.

Saint Louis to Dearborn is an approximately 4-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Saint Louis to Dearborn is 1 hour. When traveling from Saint Louis in September, plan for slightly colder days in Dearborn, with highs around 75°F, while nights are about the same with lows around 58°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Sun) so you can drive to Frankenmuth.

Things to do in Dearborn

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks

Side Trips

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

1
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Frankenmuth

Frankenmuth ©
Frankenmuth is a city in Saginaw County in the U.S. On the 28th (Mon), take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Lorenz Lutheran Church, learn about all things military at Michigan Heroes Museum, then look for gifts at Bronner's Christmas Wonderland, and finally take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports.

To find maps, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Frankenmuth day trip planner.

Drive from Dearborn to Frankenmuth in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of bus and taxi. Traveling from Dearborn in September, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit cooler in Frankenmuth, with lows of 51°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Mon) so you can go by car to Grand Rapids.

Things to do in Frankenmuth

Historic Sites · Museums · Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
St. Lorenz Lutheran Church ©
St. Lorenz Lutheran Church
Boat Tours & Water Sports
Bronner's Christmas Wonderland ©
Bronner's Christmas Wonderland

2
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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 29th (Tue): kick back and relax at Oval Beach, then stroll through Saugatuck Dune Rides, then get a taste of the local shopping with Holland Farmers Market, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Cathedral of Saint Andrew. Here are some ideas for day two: admire the natural beauty at Frederik Meijer Gardens & Sculpture Park, see the interesting displays at Gerald R. Ford Museum, and then see the interesting displays at Gilmore Car Museum.

To see reviews, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Grand Rapids trip itinerary builder app.

You can drive from Frankenmuth to Grand Rapids in 2.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of taxi and bus; or do a combination of taxi, train, and bus. September in Grand Rapids sees daily highs of 76°F and lows of 54°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Traverse City.

Things to do in Grand Rapids

Parks · Outdoors · Museums

Side Trips

Saugatuck, Holland Farmers Market, Gilmore Car Museum
Highlights from your plan
Saugatuck Dune Rides ©
Saugatuck Dune Rides
Frederik Meijer Gardens & Sculpture Park ©
Frederik Meijer Gardens & Sculpture Park
Gilmore Car Museum ©
Gilmore Car Museum

2
nights
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.
Start off your visit on the 1st (Thu): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore. Keep things going the next day: get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports, make a trip to Benjamin Twiggs, legendary cherry products, and then savor the flavors at Food & Drink.

To find ratings, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Traverse City trip maker.

Getting from Grand Rapids to Traverse City by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or fly. In September, daytime highs in Traverse City are 74°F, while nighttime lows are 54°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Fri) so you can travel to Mackinac Island.

Things to do in Traverse City

Nature · Historic Sites · Wildlife

Side Trip

Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore
Highlights from your plan
Beer Tastings & Tours
Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore ©
Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore
Boat Tours & Water Sports

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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 3rd (Sat): stop by Little Luxuries of Mackinac Island, immerse yourself in nature at Mackinac Island State Park, then learn about all things military at Fort Mackinac, and finally take in the dramatic natural features at Arch Rock. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: pause for some serene contemplation at St Anne's Catholic Church, examine the collection at The Richard and Jane Manoogian Mackinac Art Museum, then get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports, then contemplate the long history of Fort Holmes, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Trinity Church.

Make your Mackinac Island itinerary with Inspirock to find out what to see and where to go.

Traveling by combination of bus and ferry from Traverse City to Mackinac Island takes 5 hours. When traveling from Traverse City in October, plan for slightly colder days and about the same nights in Mackinac Island: temperatures range from 55°F by day to 43°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Sun) so you can travel to Munising.

Things to do in Mackinac Island

Nature · Parks · Museums
Highlights from your plan
Arch Rock ©
Arch Rock
Fort Mackinac ©
Fort Mackinac
Mackinac Island State Park ©
Mackinac Island State Park

3
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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 the numerous day-trip ideas around Munising: Marquette (Sugarloaf Mountain & Presque Isle Park) and Manistique (Palms Book State Park & Kitch-Iti-Kipi (The Big Spring)). There's lots more to do: get interesting insight from Tours, explore the wealth of natural beauty at Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore, and take an in-depth tour of Pictured Rocks Interpretive Center.

To find other places to visit, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Munising online day trip planner.

Do a combination of ferry, bus, and car from Mackinac Island to Munising in 7 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry, bus, and taxi. Expect a daytime high around 57°F in October, and nighttime lows around 42°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Wed) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Munising

Nature · Parks · Wildlife

Side Trips

Marquette, Manistique
Highlights from your plan
Boat Tours & Water Sports
Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore ©
Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore
Sugarloaf Mountain ©
Sugarloaf Mountain

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