15 days in Michigan Itinerary

15 days in Michigan Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Michigan travel planner

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Fly to Chicago Midway, Train to Saint Joseph
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Saint Joseph
— 2 nights
Drive
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Holland
— 4 nights
Drive
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Frankenmuth
— 1 night
Drive
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Detroit
— 4 nights
Fly to Pellston, Ferry to Mackinac Island
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Mackinac Island
— 3 nights
Ferry to Mackinaw, Fly to New York La Guardia

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Saint Joseph

— 2 nights
St. Attractions like Silver Beach Carousel and Curious Kids' Museum make great kid-friendly stops. Next up on the itinerary: enjoy the sand and surf at Silver Beach County Park, admire the majestic nature at Warren Dunes State Park, see what you can catch with a fishing tour, and walk around Whirlpool Compass Fountain.

For more things to do, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Saint Joseph trip itinerary website.

New York City to Saint Joseph is an approximately 8-hour combination of flight and train. You can also drive; or take a bus. Traveling from New York City in May, expect little chillier with lows of 48°F in Saint Joseph. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sat) to allow time to drive to Holland.

Things to do in Saint Joseph

Outdoors · Parks · Tours · Wildlife

Side Trip

Holland

— 4 nights
Holland is a city in the western region of the Lower Peninsula of the U.S. Attractions like Frederik Meijer Gardens & Sculpture Park and Nelis' Dutch Village make great kid-friendly stops. Step out of Holland to go to Grand Rapids and see Grand Rapids Public Museum, which is approximately 34 minutes away. And it doesn't end there: don't miss a visit to Windmill Island Gardens, pick up some local products at Holland Farmers Market, do some rugged touring at Saugatuck Dune Rides, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Ninth Street Christian Reformed Church.

Use Inspirock's suggestions to plan your Holland trip and find the best activities and attractions for your vacation.

You can drive from Saint Joseph to Holland in an hour. May in Holland sees daily highs of 69°F and lows of 49°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Wed) so you can drive to Frankenmuth.

Things to do in Holland

Parks · Theme Parks · Museums · Outdoors

Side Trips

Frankenmuth

— 1 night
Frankenmuth is a city in Saginaw County in the U.S. Kick off your visit on the 27th (Thu): learn about all things military at Michigan Heroes Museum, take a memorable tour with Tours, then stop by Bronner's Christmas Wonderland, and finally take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports.

For traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Frankenmuth trip itinerary planner.

Getting from Holland to Frankenmuth by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and taxi; or do a combination of train, bus, and taxi. May in Frankenmuth sees daily highs of 70°F and lows of 47°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Thu) early enough to drive to Detroit.

Things to do in Frankenmuth

Tours · Outdoors · Adventure · Shopping

Detroit

— 4 nights

The Motor City

Founded in 1701 by a French explorer and adventurer, Detroit exerted a profound impact on the world for most of the 20th century.
Attractions like Detroit Institute of Arts and The Ford Piquette Avenue Plant make great kid-friendly stops. Venture out of the city with trips to Ann Arbor (Matthaei Botanical Gardens & County Farm Park) and Decode Ypsilanti (in Ypsilanti). There's much more to do: examine the collection at The Henry Ford, get the lay of the land with Feet On The Street Tours, take in the waterfront at Detroit RiverFront, and contemplate the long history of Motown Museum.

For more things to do, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Detroit trip planner.

Getting from Frankenmuth to Detroit by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: do a combination of taxi and bus; or fly. In May, plan for daily highs up to 71°F, and evening lows to 51°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Mon) early enough to travel to Mackinac Island.

Things to do in Detroit

Museums · Parks · Historic Sites · Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trips

Mackinac Island

— 3 nights
Mackinac Island is a city in Mackinac County in the U.S. Family-friendly places like Arch Rock and Mackinac Island State Park will thrill your kids. The adventure continues: learn about all things military at Fort Mackinac, examine the collection at The Richard and Jane Manoogian Mackinac Art Museum, play a few rounds at Jewel Golf Course, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Trinity Church.

To find photos, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Mackinac Island trip itinerary builder site.

Traveling by combination of flight and ferry from Detroit to Mackinac Island takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and ferry; or do a combination of bus and ferry. Traveling from Detroit in May, things will get slightly colder in Mackinac Island: highs are around 58°F and lows about 41°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Thu) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Mackinac Island

Parks · Historic Sites · Nature · Tours

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.