15 days in Michigan Itinerary

15 days in Michigan Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Michigan visit planner
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Fly
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Dearborn
— 1 night
Drive
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Frankenmuth
— 1 night
Drive
3
Grand Rapids
— 2 nights
Drive
4
Traverse City
— 3 nights
Drive
5
Munising
— 3 nights
Drive
6
Sault Ste. Marie
— 1 night
Bus to Mackinaw, Ferry to Mackinac Island
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Mackinac Island
— 3 nights
Ferry to Mackinaw, Fly to San Diego

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Dearborn — 1 night

Dearborn sits as part of the Detroit metropolitan area and was the home of Henry Ford.
Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Thu): steep yourself in history at Motown Museum, then explore the world behind art at Detroit Institute of Arts, and then look for gifts at Morley Candy Makers - The Home of Sanders Candy. Here are some ideas for day two: examine the collection at Greenfield Village and then see the interesting displays at The Henry Ford.

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San Diego to Dearborn is an approximately 6-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference when traveling from San Diego to Dearborn is 3 hours. Traveling from San Diego in June, expect nights in Dearborn to be about the same, around 61°F, while days are a bit warmer, around 79°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Frankenmuth.
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Museums · Shopping · Historic Sites
Side Trips

Frankenmuth — 1 night

Frankenmuth is a city in Saginaw County in the U.S. state of Michigan. Start off your visit on the 25th (Sat): get outside with Outdoor Activities, then look for gifts at Bronner's Christmas Wonderland, and then buy something for everyone on your list at Frankenmuth River Place Shops.

For photos, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Frankenmuth day trip planning website.

You can drive from Dearborn to Frankenmuth in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of bus and taxi. In June in Frankenmuth, expect temperatures between 77°F during the day and 57°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Grand Rapids.
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Shopping · Tours · Outdoors

Grand Rapids — 2 nights

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 26th (Sun): test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms and then take in nature's colorful creations at Frederik Meijer Gardens & Sculpture Park. On your second day here, enjoy the sand and surf at Holland State Park Beach and then see the interesting displays at Gilmore Car Museum.

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Drive from Frankenmuth to Grand Rapids in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus; or do a combination of taxi, train, and bus. In June, daytime highs in Grand Rapids are 79°F, while nighttime lows are 59°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Traverse City.
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Side Trips

Traverse City — 3 nights

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 Traverse City's surroundings by going to Empire (Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore & Pierce Stocking Scenic Drive). There's still lots to do: take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports, browse the eclectic array of goods at The Village at Grand Traverse Commons, relax in the rural setting at Light of Day Organics, and sample some tasty brews at a beer tour and tasting.

To see where to stay, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Traverse City trip tool.

You can drive from Grand Rapids to Traverse City in 2.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. Traveling from Grand Rapids in June, Traverse City is a bit cooler at night with lows of 54°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Munising.
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Historic Sites · Nature · Parks · Wildlife
Side Trip

Munising — 3 nights

Munising is a city on the southern shore of Lake Superior on the Upper Peninsula of the U.S. state of Michigan. Venture out of the city with trips to Manistique (Kitch-Iti-Kipi (The Big Spring) & Palms Book State Park). And it doesn't end there: get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports, contemplate the waterfront views at Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore, take in the dramatic natural features at Miners Castle Rock, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Chapel Rock and Beach.

For more things to do, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Munising trip planner.

Getting from Traverse City to Munising by car takes about 5 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and taxi. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from Traverse City in June, with highs in Munising at 68°F and lows at 49°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Sun) so you can go by car to Sault Ste. Marie.
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Nature · Parks · Wildlife · Tours
Side Trip

Sault Ste. Marie — 1 night

Sault Ste. Start off your visit on the 4th (Mon): don't miss a visit to Soo Locks, then observe the fascinating underwater world at Museum Ship Valley Camp, and then cruise along Whitefish Bay National Forest Scenic Byway.

To see ratings, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Sault Ste. Marie trip maker.

Drive from Munising to Sault Ste. Marie in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and bus; or do a combination of taxi and bus. In July, daytime highs in Sault Ste. Marie are 76°F, while nighttime lows are 55°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Mon) so you can travel to Mackinac Island.
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Scenic Drive · Outdoors · Zoos & Aquariums · Museums
Side Trip

Mackinac Island — 3 nights

Mackinac Island is a city in Mackinac County in the U.S. state of Michigan. Mackinac Island is known for nature, museums, and parks. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: take in the dramatic natural features at Arch Rock, contemplate the long history of Fort Holmes, deepen your appreciation for local ecosystems through Great Turtle Kayak Tours, and immerse yourself in nature at Mackinac Island State Park.

To find more things to do, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Mackinac Island route planner.

Traveling by combination of bus and ferry from Sault Ste. Marie to Mackinac Island takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and ferry. In July, daytime highs in Mackinac Island are 73°F, while nighttime lows are 58°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Thu) so you can travel back home.
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Parks · Historic Sites · Tours · Nature

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.
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