22 days in Michigan Itinerary

22 days in Michigan Itinerary

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Fly
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Detroit
— 1 night
Drive
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Dearborn
— 3 nights
Drive
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Ann Arbor
— 2 nights
Drive
4
Frankenmuth
— 1 night
Drive
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Grand Rapids
— 4 nights
Drive
6
Traverse City
— 3 nights
Bus to Mackinaw, Ferry to Mackinac Island
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Mackinac Island
— 2 nights
Ferry
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Mackinaw City
— 1 night
Drive
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Munising
— 3 nights
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Detroit

— 1 night

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.
Kick off your visit on the 28th (Mon): get outside with Miami Beach and then walk around Belle Isle Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in the waterfront at Detroit RiverFront, admire the masterpieces at Detroit Institute of Arts, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at The Cathedral Church of St. Paul, and finally admire the landmark architecture of The Guardian Building.

To find ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Detroit trip itinerary maker app.

Manchester, UK to Detroit is an approximately 13-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 5 hours traveling from Manchester to Detroit. In June, Detroit is somewhat warmer than Manchester - with highs of 30°C and lows of 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Tue) early enough to drive to Dearborn.

Things to do in Detroit

Nature · Outdoors · Museums · Parks

Dearborn

— 3 nights
Dearborn sits as part of the Detroit metropolitan area and was the home of Henry Ford.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Dearborn: Toledo (Maumee Bay Brew Pub, Toledo Museum of Art, &more) and The Detroit Shoppe (in Troy). There's still lots to do: examine the collection at The Henry Ford and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Islamic Center of America.

For photos, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Dearborn trip itinerary app.

Dearborn is just a stone's throw from Detroit. Expect a daytime high around 30°C in June, and nighttime lows around 19°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Fri) so you can go by car to Ann Arbor.

Things to do in Dearborn

Museums · Breweries & Distilleries · Tours · Shopping

Side Trips

Ann Arbor

— 2 nights
Ann Arbor is a city in the U.S. Start off your visit on the 3rd (Sat): explore the different monuments and memorials at Michigan War Dog Memorial, then stroll around Kensington Metropark, then explore the world behind art at Flint Institute of Arts, and finally don't miss a visit to Nickels Arcade. On your second day here, play a few rounds at The Preserve Golf Club, identify plant and animal life at Matthaei Botanical Gardens, and then gain insight at Law Quadrangle.

Plan trip to Ann Arbor with our itinerary maker to find out where to go and what to do.

You can drive from Dearborn to Ann Arbor in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Traveling from Dearborn in July, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be slightly colder in Ann Arbor, with lows of 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Sun) so you can drive to Frankenmuth.

Things to do in Ann Arbor

Parks · Museums · Golf · Wildlife

Side Trips

Frankenmuth

— 1 night
Frankenmuth is a city in Saginaw County in the U.S. Start off your visit on the 5th (Mon): learn about all things military at Michigan Heroes Museum, stop by Bronner's Christmas Wonderland, then buy something for everyone on your list at Frankenmuth River Place Shops, and finally take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports.

To see more things to do, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Frankenmuth online holiday planner.

Traveling by car from Ann Arbor to Frankenmuth takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi; or do a combination of train, bus, and taxi. In July in Frankenmuth, expect temperatures between 31°C during the day and 18°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Mon) so you can drive to Grand Rapids.

Things to do in Frankenmuth

Shopping · Tours · Museums · Outdoors

Grand Rapids

— 4 nights

Furniture City

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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Grand Rapids: Holland State Park Beach (in Holland), Gilmore Car Museum (in Hickory Corners) and The Monet Garden of Muskegon (in Muskegon). Next up on the itinerary: take in nature's colorful creations at Frederik Meijer Gardens & Sculpture Park, walk around Millennium Park, kick back and relax at Silver Lake State Park Pedestrian Dune Access, and explore the activities along Lake Michigan.

To see other places to visit and more tourist information, read our Grand Rapids holiday planning tool.

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. Expect a daytime high around 32°C in July, and nighttime lows around 19°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Traverse City.

Things to do in Grand Rapids

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Beaches

Side Trips

Traverse City

— 3 nights

Cherry Capital of the World

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.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Traverse City: Empire (Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore & Pierce Stocking Scenic Drive), John Cross Fisheries (in Charlevoix) and Little Traverse Wheelway (in Petoskey). The adventure continues: sample some tasty brews at a beer tour and tasting, get interesting insight from Tours, and make a trip to Benjamin Twiggs, legendary cherry products.

To see reviews, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Traverse City online trip planner.

Getting from Grand Rapids to Traverse City by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. July in Traverse City sees daily highs of 31°C and lows of 17°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Mackinac Island.

Things to do in Traverse City

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites · Wildlife

Side Trips

Mackinac Island

— 2 nights
Mackinac Island is a city in Mackinac County in the U.S. Kick off your visit on the 13th (Tue): admire the majestic nature at Mackinac Island State Park, then learn about all things military at Fort Mackinac, then pause for some serene contemplation at Trinity Church, and finally explore the striking landscape at Arch Rock. On the 14th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: head off the coast to Eagle Point Cave, take in the architecture and atmosphere at St Anne's Catholic Church, identify plant and animal life at The Original Mackinac Island Butterfly House & Insect World, then take a pleasant ride with a tour on horseback, then look for gifts at Little Luxuries of Mackinac Island, and finally discover the deep blue sea with Great Turtle Kayak Tours.

To find where to stay, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Mackinac Island travel planner.

You can do a combination of bus and ferry from Traverse City to Mackinac Island in 5 hours. When traveling from Traverse City in July, plan for a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Mackinac Island: temperatures range from 26°C by day to 17°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Wed) to allow time to ride a ferry to Mackinaw City.

Things to do in Mackinac Island

Parks · Nature · Tours · Historic Sites

Mackinaw City

— 1 night
Mackinaw City is a village in Emmet and Cheboygan counties in the U.S. Start off your visit on the 15th (Thu): admire the landmark architecture of Indian Village, get engrossed in the history at Museum of Ojibwa Culture, snap pictures at Mackinac Bridge, then enjoy the sea views from Old Mackinac Point Lighthouse, and finally enjoy the sea views from McGulpin Point Lighthouse & Historic Site.

To find other places to visit, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Mackinaw City travel itinerary planner.

Traveling by ferry from Mackinac Island to Mackinaw City takes an hour. In July in Mackinaw City, expect temperatures between 26°C during the day and 17°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Munising.

Things to do in Mackinaw City

Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trip

Munising

— 3 nights
Munising is a city on the southern shore of Lake Superior on the Upper Peninsula of the U.S. Venture out of the city with trips to Garden Bay Winery (in Cooks) and Manistique (Kitch-Iti-Kipi (The Big Spring) & Palms Book State Park). There's lots more to do: get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports, explore the striking landscape at Miners Castle Rock, take in the dramatic scenery at Spray Falls, and stop by Upper Peninsula Inspired.

For reviews, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Munising travel app.

You can drive from Mackinaw City to Munising in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi. Expect a daytime high around 27°C in July, and nighttime lows around 15°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sun) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Munising

Nature · Parks · Wildlife · Tours

Side Trips

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.