14 days in Michigan Itinerary

14 days in Michigan Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Grand Rapids
— 2 nights
2
Frankenmuth
— 2 nights
3
Dearborn
— 1 night
4
Traverse City
— 4 nights
5
Mackinac Island
— 2 nights
6
Munising
— 1 night

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.
You'll get in some beach time at Oval Beach and Holland State Park Beach. Step out of the city life by going to Pere Marquette Park and Cascade Peace Park. Venture out of the city with trips to Fenn Valley Vineyards (in Fennville), Gilmore Car Museum (in Hickory Corners) and Holland Farmers Market (in Holland). It doesn't end there: admire the natural beauty at Frederik Meijer Gardens & Sculpture Park and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Cathedral of Saint Andrew.

For traveler tips, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Grand Rapids trip itinerary planning site.

Chicago to Grand Rapids is an approximately 3-hour car ride. You can also fly; or take a bus. The time zone changes from Central Standard Time (CST) to Eastern Standard Time (EST), which is usually a 1 hour difference. Traveling from Chicago in July, Grand Rapids is slightly colder at night with lows of °F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Frankenmuth.

Things to do in Grand Rapids

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Holland, Fenn Valley Vineyards, Pere Marquette Park, Cascade Peace Park, Gilmore Car Museum
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Gilmore Car Museum ©
Gilmore Car Museum
Holland State Park Beach ©
Holland State Park Beach
Oval Beach ©
Oval Beach

2
nights
Frankenmuth

Frankenmuth ©
Frankenmuth is a city in Saginaw County in the U.S. Kick off your visit on the 15th (Mon): buy something for everyone on your list at Frankenmuth River Place Shops, stop by Bronner's Christmas Wonderland, thentake in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Lorenz Lutheran Church, and finally get some fabulous bargains at Birch Run Premium Outlets. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: learn about winemaking at St. Julians Winery, thenview the masterpieces at Shiawassee Arts Center, thenidentify plant and animal life at Seven Ponds Nature Center, and finally walk around Wilkommen Park.

To see ratings, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Frankenmuth trip itinerary app.

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. Expect a daytime high around °F in July, and nighttime lows around °F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Dearborn.

Things to do in Frankenmuth

Shopping Parks Wineries

Side Trips

Shiawassee Arts Center, Birch Run Premium Outlets, Seven Ponds Nature Center
Highlights from your plan
Bronner's Christmas Wonderland ©
Bronner's Christmas Wonderland
Seven Ponds Nature Center ©
Seven Ponds Nature Center
Shiawassee Arts Center ©
Shiawassee Arts Center

1
night
Dearborn

Dearborn ©
Dearborn sits as part of the Detroit metropolitan area and was the home of Henry Ford.
Start off your visit on the 17th (Wed): view the masterpieces at The Heidelberg Project, explore the world behind art at Detroit Institute of Arts, contemplate the long history of Motown Museum, thensee the interesting displays at The Henry Ford, and finally see the interesting displays at Greenfield Village.

To find more things to do, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Dearborn journey planner.

You can drive from Frankenmuth to Dearborn in 2 hours. Other options are to fly; or do a combination of taxi and bus. July in Dearborn sees daily highs of °F and lows of °F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Traverse City.

Things to do in Dearborn

Museums Shopping Historic Sites

Side Trip

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

4
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.
You'll get in some beach time at Silver Lake State Park Pedestrian Dune Access and Stearns Park. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore and The Village at Grand Traverse Commons. Explore Traverse City's surroundings by going to Little Traverse Wheelway (in Petoskey) and Fayette Historic State Park (in Garden). And it doesn't end there: shop like a local with Front Street, stop by American Spoon, don't miss a visit to Mission Point Lighthouse, and do a tasting at Left Foot Charley Winery.

For where to stay, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Traverse City holiday maker.

Fly from Dearborn to Traverse City in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Plan for a bit cooler nights when traveling from Dearborn in July since evenings lows in Traverse City dip to °F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Sun) to allow time to travel to Mackinac Island.

Things to do in Traverse City

Parks Outdoors Historic Sites

Side Trips

Little Traverse Wheelway, Stearns Park, Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore, Fayette Historic State Park, Silver Lake State Park Pedestrian Dune Access
Highlights from your plan
Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore ©
Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore
Silver Lake State Park Pedestrian Dune Access ©
Fayette Historic State Park ©
Fayette Historic State Park

2
nights
Mackinac Island

Mackinac Island ©
Mackinac Island is a city in Mackinac County in the U.S. On the 22nd (Mon), admire the majestic nature at Mackinac Island State Park, explore the striking landscape at Arch Rock, thenlearn about all things military at Fort Mackinac, and finally look for gifts at Little Luxuries of Mackinac Island. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 23rd (Tue): tee off at Jewel Golf Course, take in the architecture and atmosphere at St Anne's Catholic Church, thenidentify plant and animal life at The Original Mackinac Island Butterfly House & Insect World, thensteep yourself in history at Fort Holmes, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Trinity Church.

To see photos, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Mackinac Island visit site.

Traveling by bus from Traverse City to Mackinac Island takes 5 hours. Traveling from Traverse City in July, you will find days in Mackinac Island are a bit cooler (°F), and nights are about the same (°F). Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Tue) so you can travel to Munising.

Things to do in Mackinac Island

Parks Nature Golf
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Arch Rock ©
Arch Rock
Fort Mackinac ©
Fort Mackinac
Mackinac Island State Park ©
Mackinac Island State Park

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 24th (Wed), explore the striking landscape of Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore. Keep things going the next day: stroll through Sand Point Beach, take in the dramatic scenery at Munising Falls, and then explore the striking landscape at Miners Castle Rock.

To see photos, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, read our Munising trip planner.

Traveling by combination of bus and car from Mackinac Island to Munising takes 7 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi. In July, daytime highs in Munising are °F, while nighttime lows are °F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Thu) 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
Sand Point Beach ©
Sand Point Beach
Munising Falls ©
Munising Falls

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