13 days in Michigan Itinerary

13 days in Michigan Itinerary

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Detroit
— 1 night
Drive
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Frankenmuth
— 1 night
Drive
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Holland
— 3 nights
Drive
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Traverse City
— 2 nights
Bus to Mackinaw, Ferry to Mackinac Island
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Mackinac Island
— 2 nights
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Ferry to Mackinaw, Bus to Newberry, MI, Drive to Munising
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Munising
— 3 nights
Fly

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Detroit

The Motor City

Founded in 1701 by a French explorer and adventurer, Detroit exerted a profound impact on the world for most of the 20th century.
Kick off your visit on the 19th (Wed): explore the world behind art at Detroit Institute of Arts, then examine the collection at The Henry Ford, and then steep yourself in history at Motown Museum. Here are some ideas for day two: explore the galleries of The Ford Piquette Avenue Plant, examine the collection at Greenfield Village, and then examine the collection at Detroit Historical Museum.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, read Detroit journey planner.

The Route module shows you travel options from your home to Detroit. Expect a daytime high around 71°F in May, and nighttime lows around 51°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Thu) early enough to drive to Frankenmuth.

Things to do in Detroit

Museums · Historic Sites

Side Trip

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night
Frankenmuth

Frankenmuth is a city in Saginaw County in the U.S. Start off your visit on the 21st (Fri): brush up on your military savvy at Michigan Heroes Museum, whizz through the canopy at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks, then stop by Bronner's Christmas Wonderland, and finally take a memorable tour with Tours.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Frankenmuth travel planner.

Getting from Detroit to Frankenmuth by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and taxi; or fly. In May, daytime highs in Frankenmuth are 70°F, while nighttime lows are 47°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Fri) so you can go by car to Holland.

Things to do in Frankenmuth

Outdoors · Tours · Adventure · Shopping

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Holland

Holland is a city in the western region of the Lower Peninsula of the U.S. Visit Holland State Park Beach and Silver Beach County Park for some beach relaxation. Visiting Silver Lake State Park Pedestrian Dune Access and Hemlock Crossing will get you outdoors. There's lots more to do: stroll around Windmill Island Gardens, ski along the peaceful trails at Saugatuck Dunes State Park, look for all kinds of wild species at Hudsonville Nature Center, and see what you can catch with a fishing tour.

For maps, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Holland trip itinerary maker app.

Traveling by car from Frankenmuth to Holland takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus; or do a combination of taxi, bus, and train. In May in Holland, expect temperatures between 69°F during the day and 49°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Mon) early enough to drive to Traverse City.

Things to do in Holland

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Wildlife

Side Trips

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nights
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.
On the 25th (Tue), tour the pleasant surroundings at Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore. On the 26th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: hike along Traverse Area Recreation and Transportation Trails and then learn the secrets of beer at a beer tour and tasting.

To find maps, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Traverse City trip maker site.

You can drive from Holland to Traverse City in 3 hours. Other options are to fly; or take a bus. Traveling from Holland in May, expect a bit cooler with lows of 43°F in Traverse City. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Mackinac Island.

Things to do in Traverse City

Parks · Historic Sites · Nature · Wildlife

Side Trip

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Mackinac Island

Mackinac Island is a city in Mackinac County in the U.S. On the 27th (Thu), admire the majestic nature at Mackinac Island State Park, then learn about all things military at Fort Mackinac, then take in the dramatic natural features at Arch Rock, and finally don't miss a visit to Trinity Church. On the next day, identify plant and animal life at Wings of Mackinac Butterfly Conservatory, then look for all kinds of wild species at The Original Mackinac Island Butterfly House & Insect World, then stop by Little Luxuries of Mackinac Island, and finally deepen your appreciation for local ecosystems through Great Turtle Kayak Tours.

For reviews, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, use the Mackinac Island travel planner.

Getting from Traverse City to Mackinac Island by combination of bus and ferry takes about 5 hours. Traveling from Traverse City in May, expect nights in Mackinac Island to be about the same, around 41°F, while days are little chillier, around 58°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Fri) early enough to travel to Munising.

Things to do in Mackinac Island

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Tours

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nights
Munising

Munising is a city on the southern shore of Lake Superior on the Upper Peninsula of the U.S. You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Sand Point Beach and Miner's Beach. Get outdoors at Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore and Miners Falls. The adventure continues: get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports, admire the sheer force of Spray Falls, explore the striking landscape at Miners Castle Rock, and contemplate the waterfront views at Chapel Rock and Beach.

To see photos, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Munising trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by combination of ferry, bus, and car from Mackinac Island to Munising takes 7 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry, bus, and taxi. In May in Munising, expect temperatures between 59°F during the day and 40°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 31st (Mon) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Munising

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Outdoors

Side Trip

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.