14 days in Michigan Itinerary

14 days in Michigan Itinerary

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Mackinac Island
— 2 nights
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Traverse City
— 3 nights
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Grand Rapids
— 3 nights
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Frankenmuth
— 2 nights
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Dearborn
— 3 nights

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Mackinac Island

Mackinac Island ©
Mackinac Island is a city in Mackinac County in the U.S. You've added Haunts of Mackinac, Sanders Candies, Sip n' Sail Cruises, and other attractions to your itinerary. Kick off your visit on the 4th (Sun): visit a coastal fixture at Round Island Lighthouse. On your second day here, get thoroughly spooked out with Haunts of Mackinac, examine the collection at Liberty Lego Display, don't miss a visit to Is It You Spot From Somewhere in Time Movie!, then steep yourself in history at Fort Holmes, then look for gifts at Little Luxuries of Mackinac Island, and finally look for all kinds of wild species at The Original Mackinac Island Butterfly House & Insect World.

For traveler tips, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Mackinac Island trip planning site.

Asheville to Mackinac Island is an approximately 10.5-hour combination of car, flight, and ferry. You can also do a combination of flight and ferry; or do a combination of bus and ferry. Traveling from Asheville in April, expect nights in Mackinac Island to be little chillier, around 30°F, while days are colder, around 42°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Tue) so you can travel to Traverse City.

Things to do in Mackinac Island

Shopping · Tours · Museums · Parks
Highlights from your plan
Little Luxuries of Mackinac Island ©
Little Luxuries of Mackinac Island
Fort Mackinac ©
Fort Mackinac
Arch Rock ©
Arch Rock

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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.
Your day by day itinerary now includes S.S. City of Milwaukee/ USCGC Acacia, Charlevoix South Pier Light Station, Manistee North Pierhead Lighthouse, and other attractions you added. Step out of Traverse City with an excursion to Pierce Stocking Scenic Drive in Empire--about 50 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: contemplate the long history of The Village at Grand Traverse Commons, wander the streets of Front Street, and make a trip to Mission Point Lighthouse.

To see reviews, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Traverse City holiday builder app.

Do a combination of ferry and bus from Mackinac Island to Traverse City in 5 hours. Traveling from Mackinac Island in April, you will find days in Traverse City are a bit warmer (51°F), and nights are about the same (32°F). Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Grand Rapids.

Things to do in Traverse City

Historic Sites · Shopping · Scenic Drive · Museums

Side Trips

Highlights from your plan
The Village at Grand Traverse Commons ©
The Village at Grand Traverse Commons
Mission Point Lighthouse ©
Mission Point Lighthouse
Cherry Republic of Traverse City ©
Cherry Republic of Traverse City

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Grand Rapids

Grand Rapids ©

Furniture City

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.
Explore Grand Rapids' surroundings by going to Gilmore Car Museum (in Hickory Corners) and Holland (Veldheer Tulip Garden, Holland State Park Beach, &more). There's much more to do: admire the natural beauty at Frederik Meijer Gardens & Sculpture Park, explore the engaging exhibits at Grand Rapids Children's Museum, contemplate the long history of Meyer May House, and get engrossed in the history at Grand Rapids Public Museum.

For ratings, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Grand Rapids online trip itinerary maker.

Traveling by car from Traverse City to Grand Rapids takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. In April, daytime highs in Grand Rapids are 56°F, while nighttime lows are 36°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Mon) so you can go by car to Frankenmuth.

Things to do in Grand Rapids

Parks · Theme Parks · Outdoors · Beaches

Side Trips

Highlights from your plan
Frederik Meijer Gardens & Sculpture Park ©
Frederik Meijer Gardens & Sculpture Park
Gilmore Car Museum ©
Gilmore Car Museum
Meyer May House ©
Meyer May House

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Frankenmuth

Frankenmuth ©
Frankenmuth is a city in Saginaw County in the U.S. Start off your visit on the 13th (Tue): learn about all things military at Saginaw Valley Naval Ship Museum, take in nature's colorful creations at Dow Gardens, take in the views from The Tridge, then don't miss a visit to Center Avenue Historic District, then learn about all things military at Michigan Heroes Museum, and finally look for gifts at Bronner's Christmas Wonderland. On your second day here, steep yourself in history at Crossroads Village & Huckleberry Railroad, get engrossed in the history at Frankenmuth Historical Museum, buy something for everyone on your list at Frankenmuth River Place Shops, then examine the collection at Sloan Museum, and finally explore the world behind art at Flint Institute of Arts.

Inspirock's itinerary builder makes planning a Frankenmuth trip simple and quick.

Getting from Grand Rapids to Frankenmuth by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and taxi; or do a combination of bus, train, and taxi. In April, plan for daily highs up to 54°F, and evening lows to 35°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Wed) so you can go by car to Dearborn.

Things to do in Frankenmuth

Museums · Shopping · Childrens Museums · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Highlights from your plan
Bronner's Christmas Wonderland ©
Bronner's Christmas Wonderland
Flint Institute of Arts ©
Flint Institute of Arts
Michigan Heroes Museum ©
Michigan Heroes Museum

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Dearborn

Dearborn ©
Dearborn sits as part of the Detroit metropolitan area and was the home of Henry Ford.
Your day by day itinerary now includes The 577 Foundation. Venture out of the city with trips to Toledo (Toledo Zoo, Imagination Station, &more) and Ann Arbor (Ann Arbor Hands-On Museum & University of Michigan). And it doesn't end there: see the interesting displays at The Henry Ford, take a leisurely stroll along Detroit RiverFront, head off the coast to Belle Isle Park, and get to know the resident critters at Detroit Zoo.

To see maps, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Dearborn online tour itinerary planner.

Getting from Frankenmuth to Dearborn by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: fly; or do a combination of taxi and bus. In April, plan for daily highs up to 57°F, and evening lows to 38°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Dearborn

Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Museums · Historic Sites

Side Trips

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

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