14 days in Michigan Itinerary

14 days in Michigan Itinerary

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14 days in Michigan Itinerary

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

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hours
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.
Start off your visit on the 4th (Thu): explore the world behind art at Detroit Institute of Arts, then examine the collection at The Henry Ford, and then examine the collection at Greenfield Village.

For ratings, photos, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Detroit trip planning app .

Cleveland to Detroit is an approximately 3-hour car ride. You can also do a combination of train and bus; or do a combination of flight and bus. Expect a daytime high around 82°F in July, and nighttime lows around 65°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Thu) early enough to drive to Frankenmuth.

Things to do in Detroit

Museums

Side Trip

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

1
night
Frankenmuth

Frankenmuth ©
Frankenmuth is a city in Saginaw County in the U.S. Start off your visit on the 5th (Fri): take an in-depth tour of Frankenmuth Historical Museum, explore the fascinating landscape at Zak And Macs Chocolate Haus, then browse the different shops at Frankenmuth River Place Shops, then brush up on your military savvy at Michigan Heroes Museum, and finally look for gifts at Bronner's Christmas Wonderland.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Frankenmuth online route planner .

You can drive from Detroit to Frankenmuth in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi; or fly. Traveling from Detroit in July, plan for little chillier nights in Frankenmuth, with lows around 60°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Fri) so you can go by car to Grand Rapids.

Things to do in Frankenmuth

Shopping Museums Nature
Highlights from your plan
Bronner's Christmas Wonderland ©
Bronner's Christmas Wonderland
Frankenmuth River Place Shops ©
Frankenmuth River Place Shops
Michigan Heroes Museum ©
Michigan Heroes Museum

2
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.
Start off your visit on the 6th (Sat): stroll through Oval Beach, look for gifts at Holland Peanut Store, and then kick back and relax at Holland State Park Beach. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: examine the collection at Gilmore Car Museum, then steep yourself in history at Meyer May House, then examine the collection at Gerald R. Ford Museum, and finally delve into the lush surroundings at Cascade Peace Park.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, use the Grand Rapids trip itinerary site .

You can drive from Frankenmuth to Grand Rapids in 2.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. In July in Grand Rapids, expect temperatures between 82°F during the day and 61°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Traverse City.

Things to do in Grand Rapids

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Holland, Gilmore Car Museum, Oval Beach, Cascade Peace Park
Highlights from your plan
Gilmore Car Museum ©
Gilmore Car Museum
Holland State Park Beach ©
Holland State Park Beach
Oval Beach ©
Oval Beach

3
nights
Traverse City

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.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore and The Village at Grand Traverse Commons. Grand Traverse Lighthouse Museum and Michigan Artists Gallery will appeal to museum buffs. Venture out of the city with trips to Pierce Stocking Scenic Drive (in Empire) and Kayaking & Canoeing (in Grayling). There's much more to do: take a stroll through Front Street, take in the pleasant sights at Walk of Art, admire the natural beauty at Twisted Fish Gallery, and enjoy the sea views from Old Mission Lighthouse.

For ratings, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Traverse City trip website .

You can drive from Grand Rapids to Traverse City in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. In July in Traverse City, expect temperatures between 80°F during the day and 59°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Petoskey.

Things to do in Traverse City

Historic Sites Outdoors Shopping

Side Trips

Elk Rapids, Empire, Kayaking & Canoeing, Grand Traverse Lighthouse Museum
Highlights from your plan
The Village at Grand Traverse Commons ©
Mission Point Lighthouse ©
Mission Point Lighthouse

2
nights
Petoskey

Petoskey ©
Petoskey is a city and coastal resort community in the U.S. Start off your visit on the 11th (Thu): admire the majestic nature at Petoskey State Park, then steep yourself in history at McGulpin Point Lighthouse & Historic Site, and then visit a coastal fixture at Old Mackinac Point Lighthouse. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take a stroll through Historic Gaslight District, explore the landscape on two wheels at Little Traverse Wheelway, and then try your luck at Odawa Casino.

To find ratings, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Petoskey trip planner .

Traveling by car from Traverse City to Petoskey takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. When traveling from Traverse City in July, plan for little chillier days in Petoskey, with highs around 75°F, while nights are about the same with lows around 57°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Mackinac Island.

Things to do in Petoskey

Parks Historic Sites Nature

Side Trip

Mackinaw City
Highlights from your plan
Little Traverse Wheelway ©
Little Traverse Wheelway
Old Mackinac Point Lighthouse ©
Old Mackinac Point Lighthouse

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 (Sat): look for all kinds of wild species at The Original Mackinac Island Butterfly House & Insect World, brush up on your military savvy at Fort Mackinac, and then immerse yourself in nature at Mackinac Island State Park. Keep things going the next day: tee off at Jewel Golf Course, take in the dramatic natural features at Arch Rock, take in the architecture and atmosphere at St Anne's Catholic Church, contemplate the long history of Fort Holmes, then steep yourself in history at Trinity Church, and finally contemplate the long history of Biddle House.

To find photos, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Mackinac Island trip builder site .

You can do a combination of bus and ferry from Petoskey to Mackinac Island in 2.5 hours. In July, daily temperatures in Mackinac Island can reach 73°F, while at night they dip to 58°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Munising.

Things to do in Mackinac Island

Parks Nature Golf
Highlights from your plan
Arch Rock ©
Arch Rock
Fort Mackinac ©
Fort Mackinac

1
night
Munising

Munising ©
Munising is a city on the southern shore of Lake Superior on the Upper Peninsula of the U.S. On the 15th (Mon), contemplate the waterfront views at Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore. Here are some ideas for day two: enjoy the sand and surf at Sand Point Beach, admire the sheer force of Munising Falls, and then explore the striking landscape at Miners Castle Rock.

For reviews, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Munising trip website .

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. July in Munising sees daily highs of 74°F and lows of 56°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Tue) to allow time 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
Sand Point Beach ©
Sand Point Beach

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