19 days in Michigan Itinerary

19 days in Michigan Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Michigan Trip Planner
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Munising
— 2 nights
Drive
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Petoskey
— 2 nights
Drive
3
Empire
— 3 nights
Drive
4
Bay City
— 2 nights
Drive
5
Ann Arbor
— 2 nights
Drive
6
Holland
— 3 nights
Drive
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Saint Joseph
— 3 nights
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Munising — 2 nights

Munising is a city on the southern shore of Lake Superior on the Upper Peninsula of the U.S. state of Michigan. Take a break from the city and head to Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore and Sand Point Beach. Venture out of the city with trips to Manistique (The Manistique Boardwalk and River Walk & Palms Book State Park). It doesn't end there: admire the sheer force of Munising Falls and explore the activities along Chapel Rock and Beach.

To see photos, ratings, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Munising route planning app.

London, UK to Munising is an approximately 15.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and taxi. The time zone changes from Greenwich Mean Time to Eastern Standard Time, which is usually a -5 hour difference. In July, daytime highs in Munising are 27°C, while nighttime lows are 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Tue) so you can drive to Petoskey.
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Petoskey — 2 nights

Petoskey is a city and coastal resort community in the U.S. state of Michigan. Kick off your visit on the 20th (Wed): identify plant and animal life at Thorne Swift Nature Preserve, explore the striking landscape at Boyne Highlands, and then immerse yourself in nature at Petoskey State Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 21st (Thu): appreciate the views at Bear River Valley Recreation Area and then explore the landscape on two wheels at Little Traverse Wheelway.

For more things to do, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Petoskey trip itinerary maker app.

Getting from Munising to Petoskey by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: do a combination of taxi and bus. In July, daytime highs in Petoskey are 28°C, while nighttime lows are 16°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Thu) early enough to go by car to Empire.
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Empire — 3 nights

Empire is a village in Leelanau County in the U.S. state of Michigan. Do some cultural sightseeing at Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore and Point Betsie Lighthouse. Get outdoors at Empire Bluff Trail and Crystal Mountain. There's lots more to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Lake Michigan Beach Park, hike along Pyramid Point Trail, and brush up on your military savvy at Sleeping Bear Point Maritime Museum.

To see ratings, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Empire trip builder app.

Traveling by car from Petoskey to Empire takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi. July in Empire sees daily highs of 28°C and lows of 16°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 24th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Bay City.
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Bay City — 2 nights

Bay City is a city in Bay County, Michigan, located near the base of the Saginaw Bay on Lake Huron. Kick off your visit on the 25th (Mon): explore the landscape on two wheels at Midland City Forest and then trek along Chippewa Nature Center. On the next day, get to know the resident critters at Children's Zoo at Celebration Square and then look for all kinds of wild species at Bay City State Recreation Area.

Start your trip to Bay City by creating a personalized itinerary on Inspirock.

Drive from Empire to Bay City in 3 hours. When traveling from Empire in July, plan for somewhat warmer days in Bay City, with highs around 32°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Tue) so you can drive to Ann Arbor.
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Ann Arbor — 2 nights

Ann Arbor is a city in the U.S. state of Michigan and the county seat of Washtenaw County. Start off your visit on the 27th (Wed): take in nature's colorful creations at Matthaei Botanical Gardens, stroll around Lower Huron Metropark, and then stroll around Kellogg Park. On the 28th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: examine the collection at Cobblestone Farm, then walk around Delhi Metropark, and then stop by Crazy Wisdom Bookstore & Tearoom.

For ratings, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, read our Ann Arbor road trip website.

Drive from Bay City to Ann Arbor in 2 hours. In July, daytime highs in Ann Arbor are 32°C, while nighttime lows are 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Holland.
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Holland — 3 nights

Holland is a city in the western region of the Lower Peninsula of the U.S. state of Michigan. Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Holland State Park Beach and Oval Beach. Escape the urban bustle at Grand Haven State Park and Outdoor Discovery Center. Take a break from Holland with a short trip to Hoffmaster State Park in Muskegon, about 42 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: stroll through Laketown Beach, stop by Holland Peanut Store, and explore the landscape on two wheels at Window on the Waterfront.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Holland trip site.

Getting from Ann Arbor to Holland by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. Expect a daytime high around 32°C in July, and nighttime lows around 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Saint Joseph.
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Saint Joseph — 3 nights

St. We've included these beaches for you: Silver Beach County Park and New Buffalo Public Beach. Take a break from the city and head to Big Bird Charters and Weko Beach Park. Next up on the itinerary: stroll around Whirlpool Compass Fountain, admire the majestic nature at Grand Mere State Park, indulge your thirst for a good beer at Greenbush Brewing Company, and look for gifts at FuzzyButz Pet Bakery.

For other places to visit, maps, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Saint Joseph travel route planning site.

Traveling by car from Holland to Saint Joseph takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 30°C in July, and nighttime lows around 18°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Wed) early enough to travel back home.
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Michigan travel guide

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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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