15 days in Michigan Itinerary

15 days in Michigan Itinerary

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15 days in Michigan Itinerary

Start: New York City
Fly:  4​h 30​min
1
Dearborn
— 1 night
+2
Drive + Fly + Drive:  5​h 30​min
2
Ontonagon
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h
3
Munising
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
4
Paradise
— 1 night
Drive + ferry:  2​h
5
Mackinac Island
— 2 nights
ferry + bus:  4​h 45​min
6
Empire
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h 30​min
7
Saint Joseph
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 30​min
8
Grand Rapids
— 2 nights
Fly + bus:  5​h 45​min
End: New York City

1
night
Dearborn

Dearborn ©
Dearborn sits as part of the Detroit metropolitan area and was the home of Henry Ford.
On the 8th (Mon), examine the collection at The Henry Ford and then stroll around Kellogg Park. Keep things going the next day: partake in some friendly competition at Decode Ann Arbor, then steep yourself in history at Motown Museum, then explore the world behind art at Detroit Institute of Arts, and finally see the interesting displays at Greenfield Village.

For photos, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Dearborn road trip tool .

New York City to Dearborn is an approximately 4.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. In June, daytime highs in Dearborn are 79°F, while nighttime lows are 61°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Tue) early enough to travel to Ontonagon.

Things to do in Dearborn

Museums Fun & Games Historic Sites

Side Trips

Detroit, Decode Ann Arbor, Kellogg Park
Highlights from your plan
The Henry Ford ©
The Henry Ford
Detroit Institute of Arts ©
Detroit Institute of Arts
Greenfield Village ©
Greenfield Village

2
nights
Ontonagon

Ontonagon ©
Ontonagon is a village in the U.S. Start off your visit on the 10th (Wed): discover the riches below the earth's surface at Adventure Mining Company and then explore the striking landscape of Bond Falls. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: appreciate the extensive heritage of Main Overlook, contemplate the waterfront views at Lake of the Clouds, and then take a peaceful walk through Porcupine Mountains State Park.

To see more things to do, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Ontonagon day trip tool .

The Route module can help you plan travel from Dearborn to Ontonagon. Traveling from Dearborn in June, things will get a bit cooler in Ontonagon: highs are around 69°F and lows about 49°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Thu) early enough to travel to Munising.

Things to do in Ontonagon

Nature Parks Trails

Side Trip

Adventure Mining Company
Highlights from your plan
Bond Falls ©
Bond Falls
Porcupine Mountains State Park ©
Porcupine Mountains State Park
Lake of the Clouds ©
Lake of the Clouds

3
nights
Munising

Munising ©
Munising is a city on the southern shore of Lake Superior on the Upper Peninsula of the U.S. Step out of Munising with an excursion to Sable Falls in Grand Marais--about 1 hour away. Next up on the itinerary: explore the wealth of natural beauty at Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore, explore the striking landscape at Miners Castle Rock, identify plant and animal life at Chapel Rock and Beach, and enjoy the sand and surf at Sand Point Beach.

To see reviews, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Munising trip itinerary website .

You can drive from Ontonagon to Munising in 3 hours. In June, plan for daily highs up to 68°F, and evening lows to 49°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sun) so you can go by car to Paradise.

Things to do in Munising

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trip

Sable Falls
Highlights from your plan
Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore ©
Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore
Munising Falls ©
Munising Falls
Miners Falls ©
Miners Falls

1
night
Paradise

Paradise ©
Paradise is an unincorporated community in Whitefish Township, Chippewa County in the U.S. Start off your visit on the 15th (Mon): examine the collection at Great Lakes Shipwreck Museum, explore the activities along Tahquamenon Falls, and then admire the sheer force of Tahquamenon Falls State Park.

To see maps, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, read Paradise trip planner .

Drive from Munising to Paradise in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of shuttle and car. In June, daytime highs in Paradise are 70°F, while nighttime lows are 49°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Mackinac Island.

Things to do in Paradise

Nature Parks Museums
Highlights from your plan
Tahquamenon Falls State Park ©
Tahquamenon Falls State Park
Tahquamenon Falls ©
Tahquamenon Falls
Great Lakes Shipwreck Museum ©
Great Lakes Shipwreck Museum

2
nights
Mackinac Island

Mackinac Island ©
Mackinac Island is a city in Mackinac County in the U.S. On the 16th (Tue), take in the architecture and atmosphere at Trinity Church, then learn about all things military at Fort Mackinac, then admire the majestic nature at Mackinac Island State Park, and finally explore the striking landscape at Arch Rock. On the 17th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: identify plant and animal life at Wings of Mackinac Butterfly Conservatory, then pause for some serene contemplation at St Anne's Catholic Church, then take a pleasant ride with a tour on horseback, and finally look for all kinds of wild species at The Original Mackinac Island Butterfly House & Insect World.

To see maps, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Mackinac Island route maker tool .

You can do a combination of car and ferry from Paradise to Mackinac Island in 2 hours. Another option is to do a combination of bus and ferry. In June in Mackinac Island, expect temperatures between 67°F during the day and 51°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Wed) so you can travel to Empire.

Things to do in Mackinac Island

Parks Nature Wildlife
Highlights from your plan
Arch Rock ©
Arch Rock
Mackinac Island State Park ©
Mackinac Island State Park

2
nights
Empire

Empire ©
Empire is a village in Leelanau County in the U.S. Kick off your visit on the 18th (Thu): identify plant and animal life at Green Point Dunes Nature Preserve, then explore and take pictures at Pierce Stocking Scenic Drive, and then trek along Empire Bluff Trail. Here are some ideas for day two: admire all the interesting features of Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore, tour the pleasant surroundings at Sleeping Bear Heritage Trail, and then steep yourself in history at Fishtown.

For photos, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, read our Empire trip planner .

Traveling by combination of ferry and bus from Mackinac Island to Empire takes 5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 72°F in June, and nighttime lows around 52°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Fri) so you can go by car to Saint Joseph.

Things to do in Empire

Parks Outdoors Trails

Side Trips

Sleeping Bear Heritage Trail, Fishtown, Green Point Dunes Nature Preserve
Highlights from your plan
Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore ©

1
night
Saint Joseph

Saint Joseph ©
St. Kick off your visit on the 20th (Sat): have fun and explore at Curious Kids' Museum, then get in on the family fun at Silver Beach Carousel, then walk around Whirlpool Compass Fountain, and finally kick back and relax at Silver Beach County Park.

To find where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, use the Saint Joseph tour itinerary planning app .

You can drive from Empire to Saint Joseph in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of flight and bus. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Empire in June; daily highs in Saint Joseph reach 78°F and lows reach 58°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Sat) early enough to drive to Grand Rapids.

Things to do in Saint Joseph

Parks Outdoors Beaches
Highlights from your plan
Silver Beach County Park ©
Silver Beach County Park
Silver Beach Carousel ©
Silver Beach Carousel
Whirlpool Compass Fountain ©
Whirlpool Compass Fountain

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.
Kick off your visit on the 21st (Sun): kick back and relax at Holland State Park Beach, then take in nature's colorful creations at Frederik Meijer Gardens & Sculpture Park, and then test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: examine the collection at Gilmore Car Museum and then kick back and relax at Oval Beach.

To see other places to visit, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Grand Rapids trip planner.

Traveling by car from Saint Joseph to Grand Rapids takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. June in Grand Rapids sees daily highs of 79°F and lows of 59°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Mon) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Grand Rapids

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

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

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