15 days in Michigan Itinerary

15 days in Michigan Itinerary

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15 days in Michigan Itinerary

Start: New York City
+2
Bus + Fly + Taxi:  7​h 45​min
1
Munising
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
2
Saint Ignace
— 2 nights
Ferry:  15​min
3
Mackinac Island
— 2 nights
Ferry + Bus:  4​h 15​min
4
Traverse City
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
5
Grand Rapids
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
6
Frankenmuth
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 45​min
7
Detroit
— 3 nights
Fly:  5​h
End: New York City

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 5th (Tue): take in the dramatic scenery at Munising Falls and then explore the striking landscape of Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 6th (Wed): take in the dramatic scenery at Miners Falls, then explore the striking landscape at Miners Castle Rock, then admire the sheer force of Wagner Falls, and finally stop by Open Wings Pottery & Gallery.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Munising trip planner.

New York City to Munising is an approximately 8-hour combination of bus, flight, and taxi. You can also do a combination of bus, flight, and car; or drive. Traveling from New York City in November, expect Munising to be little chillier, temps between 43°F and 30°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Saint Ignace.

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

2
nights
Saint Ignace

Saint Ignace ©
Saint Ignace, usually written as St. On the 7th (Thu), browse the exhibits of Old Mackinac Point Lighthouse, then enjoy the sea views from McGulpin Point Lighthouse & Historic Site, and then don't miss a visit to Soo Locks. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 8th (Fri): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cross In The Woods National Shrine, then stroll around Colonial Michilimackinac, and then take in the views from Mackinac Bridge.

For ratings, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Saint Ignace itinerary maker app .

Traveling by car from Munising to Saint Ignace takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus. In November, daily temperatures in Saint Ignace can reach 42°F, while at night they dip to 32°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Fri) so you can catch the ferry to Mackinac Island.

Things to do in Saint Ignace

Historic Sites Parks Museums

Side Trips

Mackinaw City, Cross In The Woods National Shrine, Soo Locks
Highlights from your plan
Cross In The Woods National Shrine ©
Mackinac Bridge ©
Mackinac Bridge
Soo Locks ©
Soo Locks

2
nights
Mackinac Island

Mackinac Island ©
Mackinac Island is a city in Mackinac County in the U.S. Start off your visit on the 9th (Sat): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Trinity Church, brush up on your military savvy at Fort Mackinac, then admire the majestic nature at Mackinac Island State Park, and finally explore the striking landscape at Arch Rock. Here are some ideas for day two: steep yourself in history at Biddle House, stop by Little Luxuries of Mackinac Island, take a pleasant ride with a tour on horseback, then make a trip to Is It You Spot From Somewhere in Time Movie!, then look for all kinds of wild species at The Original Mackinac Island Butterfly House & Insect World, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at St Anne's Catholic Church.

To find reviews, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Mackinac Island route planner .

Mackinac Island is just a stone's throw from Saint Ignace. In November, daytime highs in Mackinac Island are 42°F, while nighttime lows are 32°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Traverse City.

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
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.
Start off your visit on the 11th (Mon): browse the different shops at The Village at Grand Traverse Commons and then sample some tasty brews at a beer tour and tasting. On your second day here, enjoy the sea views from Mission Point Lighthouse and then appreciate the extensive heritage of Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore.

To see reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Traverse City holiday maker tool .

You can do a combination of ferry and bus from Mackinac Island to Traverse City in 4.5 hours. In November, daytime highs in Traverse City are 46°F, while nighttime lows are 32°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Tue) early enough to drive to Grand Rapids.

Things to do in Traverse City

Historic Sites Parks Nature

Side Trip

Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore
Highlights from your plan
Beer Tastings & Tours
Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore ©
The Village at Grand Traverse Commons ©

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 13th (Wed): take in nature's colorful creations at Frederik Meijer Gardens & Sculpture Park, see the interesting displays at Gerald R. Ford Museum, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Holland State Park Beach. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 14th (Thu): admire the striking features of Meyer May House, test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms, and then see the interesting displays at Gilmore Car Museum.

To see ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Grand Rapids trip planner .

You can drive from Traverse City to Grand Rapids in 2.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or fly. November in Grand Rapids sees daily highs of 48°F and lows of 33°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Thu) so you can drive to Frankenmuth.

Things to do in Grand Rapids

Parks Museums Outdoors

Side Trips

Gilmore Car Museum, Holland State Park Beach
Highlights from your plan
Gilmore Car Museum ©
Gilmore Car Museum
Room Escape Games

1
night
Frankenmuth

Frankenmuth ©
Frankenmuth is a city in Saginaw County in the U.S. Kick off your visit on the 15th (Fri): contemplate the long history of Crossroads Village & Huckleberry Railroad, don't miss a visit to Saginaw Veterans Memorial Plaza, then browse the different shops at Frankenmuth River Place Shops, and finally stop by Bronner's Christmas Wonderland.

For reviews, photos, ratings, and tourist information, read Frankenmuth travel planner.

Traveling by car from Grand Rapids to Frankenmuth takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi; or do a combination of bus, train, and taxi. Expect a daytime high around 46°F in November, and nighttime lows around 32°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Fri) so you can drive to Detroit.

Things to do in Frankenmuth

Shopping Historic Sites

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
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.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Detroit: Decode Ann Arbor (in Ann Arbor), Great Lakes National Cemetery (in Holly) and BATL - The Backyard Axe Throwing League (in Novi). The adventure continues: examine the collection at The Henry Ford, head off the coast to Belle Isle Park, browse the exhibits of Motown Museum, and take in the waterfront at Detroit RiverFront.

To see traveler tips, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Detroit tour itinerary planner.

Drive from Frankenmuth to Detroit in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus; or fly. In November, plan for daily highs up to 48°F, and evening lows to 34°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Mon) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Detroit

Museums Fun & Games Parks

Side Trips

Dearborn, Decode Ann Arbor, BATL - The Backyard Axe Throwing League, Great Lakes National Cemetery, Flint Institute of Arts
Highlights from your plan
The Henry Ford ©
The Henry Ford
Detroit Institute of Arts ©
Detroit Institute of Arts
Greenfield Village ©
Greenfield Village

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