14 days in Michigan Itinerary

14 days in Michigan Itinerary

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14 days in Michigan Itinerary

Start: Boston
Fly:  4​h 45​min
1
Detroit
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
2
Frankenmuth
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 30​min
3
Grand Rapids
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
4
Traverse City
— 3 nights
bus + ferry:  4​h 15​min
5
Mackinac Island
— 2 nights
+2
ferry + bus + Drive:  6​h 15​min
6
Munising
— 2 nights
Drive + Fly:  7​h 30​min
End: Boston

2
nights
Detroit

Detroit ©
Founded in 1701 by a French explorer and adventurer, Detroit exerted a profound impact on the world for most of the 20th century.
Get out of town with these interesting Detroit side-trips: Decode Ann Arbor (in Ann Arbor), BATL - The Backyard Axe Throwing League (in Novi) and Kellogg Park (in Plymouth). The adventure continues: examine the collection at The Henry Ford, step off the mainland to explore Belle Isle Park, contemplate the long history of Motown Museum, and explore the world behind art at Detroit Institute of Arts.

For maps, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Detroit trip maker app .

Boston to Detroit is an approximately 5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. May in Detroit sees daily highs of 71°F and lows of 51°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Frankenmuth.

Things to do in Detroit

Museums Fun & Games Parks

Side Trips

Dearborn, Decode Ann Arbor, Kellogg Park, BATL - The Backyard Axe Throwing League
Highlights from your plan
The Henry Ford ©
The Henry Ford
Detroit Institute of Arts ©
Detroit Institute of Arts
Greenfield Village ©
Greenfield Village

1
night
Frankenmuth

Frankenmuth ©
Frankenmuth is a city in Saginaw County in the U.S. On the 6th (Wed), walk around Wilkommen Park, stop by Bronner's Christmas Wonderland, contemplate the long history of Crossroads Village & Huckleberry Railroad, then buy something for everyone on your list at Frankenmuth River Place Shops, and finally don't miss a visit to Saginaw Veterans Memorial Plaza.

Plan trip to Frankenmuth with our itinerary maker to find out where to go and what to do.

Traveling by car from Detroit to Frankenmuth takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi; or fly. In May, plan for daily highs up to 70°F, and evening lows to 47°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Grand Rapids.

Things to do in Frankenmuth

Shopping Historic Sites Parks

Side Trips

Saginaw Veterans Memorial Plaza, Crossroads Village & Huckleberry Railroad
Highlights from your plan
Bronner's Christmas Wonderland ©
Bronner's Christmas Wonderland
Frankenmuth River Place Shops ©
Frankenmuth River Place Shops

3
nights
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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Grand Rapids: Gilmore Car Museum (in Hickory Corners), Holland (Windmill Island Gardens, Holland State Park Beach, & more) and Oval Beach (in Saugatuck). There's much more to do: take in nature's colorful creations at Frederik Meijer Gardens & Sculpture Park, examine the collection at Gerald R. Ford Museum, test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms, and walk around Whirlpool Compass Fountain.

For ratings, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Grand Rapids trip itinerary planning site .

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. May in Grand Rapids sees daily highs of 71°F and lows of 49°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Traverse City.

Things to do in Grand Rapids

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Holland, Saint Joseph, Gilmore Car Museum, Oval Beach
Highlights from your plan
Room Escape Games
Gilmore Car Museum ©
Gilmore Car Museum

3
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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Traverse City: Little Traverse Wheelway (in Petoskey), John Cross Fisheries (in Charlevoix) and Empire (Pierce Stocking Scenic Drive, Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore, & more). It doesn't end there: savor the flavors at Food & Drink and enjoy the sea views from Mission Point Lighthouse.

To find traveler tips, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Traverse City day trip planner .

Traveling by car from Grand Rapids to Traverse City takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. Traveling from Grand Rapids in May, Traverse City is little chillier at night with lows of 43°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Mackinac Island.

Things to do in Traverse City

Parks Historic Sites Outdoors

Side Trips

Empire, John Cross Fisheries, Little Traverse Wheelway
Highlights from your plan
Beer Tastings & Tours
Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore ©
Little Traverse Wheelway ©
Little Traverse Wheelway

2
nights
Mackinac Island

Mackinac Island ©
Mackinac Island is a city in Mackinac County in the U.S. Kick off your visit on the 13th (Wed): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Trinity Church, deepen your knowledge of military history at Fort Mackinac, then admire the majestic nature at Mackinac Island State Park, and finally take in the dramatic natural features at Arch Rock. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 14th (Thu): steep yourself in history at Fort Holmes, then tee off at Jewel Golf Course, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at St Anne's Catholic Church, and finally identify plant and animal life at The Original Mackinac Island Butterfly House & Insect World.

For where to stay, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Mackinac Island trip itinerary maker website .

You can do a combination of bus and ferry from Traverse City to Mackinac Island in 4.5 hours. Expect little chillier weather when traveling from Traverse City in May: highs in Mackinac Island hover around 58°F, while lows dip to 41°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Thu) so you can travel to Munising.

Things to do in Mackinac Island

Parks Nature Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Arch Rock ©
Arch Rock
Mackinac Island State Park ©
Mackinac Island State Park
Fort Mackinac ©
Fort Mackinac

2
nights
Munising

Munising ©
Munising is a city on the southern shore of Lake Superior on the Upper Peninsula of the U.S. Start off your visit on the 15th (Fri): admire the sheer force of Munising Falls and then explore the striking landscape of Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore. Here are some ideas for day two: take in the dramatic scenery at Miners Falls, then explore the striking landscape at Miners Castle Rock, and then try for a hole-in-one at Miners Falls Mini Golf.

To see maps, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Munising trip itinerary tool .

You can do a combination of ferry, bus, and car from Mackinac Island to Munising in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry, bus, and taxi. In May, daily temperatures in Munising can reach 59°F, while at night they dip to 40°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Munising

Parks Nature Wildlife
Highlights from your plan
Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore ©
Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore
Munising Falls ©
Munising Falls
Miners Falls ©
Miners Falls

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