28 days in Michigan Itinerary

28 days in Michigan Itinerary

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Traverse City
— 4 nights
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Mackinac Island
— 3 nights
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Saint Ignace
— 3 nights
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Munising
— 4 nights
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Ontonagon
— 2 nights
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Grand Rapids
— 4 nights
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Frankenmuth
— 2 nights
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Dearborn
— 4 nights

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Traverse City

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.
Get out of town with these interesting Traverse City side-trips: Empire (Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore, Empire Bluff Trail, &more) and Sleeping Bear Heritage Trail (in Glen Arbor). There's still lots to do: get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports, identify plant and animal life at Boardman River Nature Center, take an unforgettable tour with TC Helicopters Tours, and grab your bike and head to Traverse Area Recreation and Transportation Trails.

For other places to visit, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Traverse City route builder tool.

Mumbai, India to Traverse City is an approximately 24-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from India Standard Time to Eastern Standard Time is minus 10.5 hours. In August, Traverse City is a bit cooler than Mumbai - with highs of 30°C and lows of 18°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Wed) early enough to travel to Mackinac Island.

Things to do in Traverse City

Parks · Outdoors · Tours · Trails

Side Trips

Highlights from your plan
Beer Tastings & Tours
Boat Tours & Water Sports
Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore ©
Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore

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Mackinac Island

Mackinac Island ©
Mackinac Island is a city in Mackinac County in the U.S. Mackinac Island is known for nature, museums, and wildlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in the dramatic natural features at Arch Rock, take a pleasant ride with a tour on horseback, see some colorful creatures with Great Turtle Kayak Tours, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at St Anne's Catholic Church.

For photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Mackinac Island online trip itinerary builder.

You can do a combination of bus and ferry from Traverse City to Mackinac Island in 5 hours. Traveling from Traverse City in September, you will find days in Mackinac Island are slightly colder (22°C), and nights are about the same (14°C). Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sat) so you can catch the ferry to Saint Ignace.

Things to do in Mackinac Island

Parks · Historic Sites · Nature · Museums
Highlights from your plan
Great Turtle Kayak Tours ©
Great Turtle Kayak Tours
Arch Rock ©
Arch Rock
Fort Mackinac ©
Fort Mackinac

3
nights
Saint Ignace

Saint Ignace ©
Saint Ignace, usually written as St. Venture out of the city with trips to Wildwood Rush Zip Line Canopy Tour (in Boyne City), Little Traverse Wheelway (in Petoskey) and Cross In The Woods National Shrine (in Indian River). And it doesn't end there: snap pictures at Mackinac Bridge, admire the sheer force of Tahquamenon Falls State Park, take an in-depth tour of Museum of Ojibwa Culture, and stroll around Colonial Michilimackinac.

To find traveler tips, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, read Saint Ignace route planning website.

Traveling by ferry from Mackinac Island to Saint Ignace takes an hour. In September, daytime highs in Saint Ignace are 22°C, while nighttime lows are 14°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Tue) so you can go by car to Munising.

Things to do in Saint Ignace

Parks · Historic Sites · Outdoors · Trails

Side Trips

Highlights from your plan
Wildwood Rush Zip Line Canopy Tour ©
Wildwood Rush Zip Line Canopy Tour
Mackinac Bridge ©
Mackinac Bridge
Little Traverse Wheelway ©
Little Traverse Wheelway

4
nights
Munising

Munising is a city on the southern shore of Lake Superior on the Upper Peninsula of the U.S. Explore Munising's surroundings by going to Marquette (Lakenenland Sculpture Park, Presque Isle Park, &more) and Manistique (Kitch-Iti-Kipi (The Big Spring) & Palms Book State Park). And it doesn't end there: take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports, explore the wealth of natural beauty at Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore, take in the dramatic natural features at Miners Castle Rock, and admire the sheer force of Miners Falls.

To see reviews, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Munising travel planner.

Getting from Saint Ignace to Munising by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and taxi. Expect a daytime high around 25°C in September, and nighttime lows around 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Ontonagon.

Things to do in Munising

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Museums

Side Trips

Highlights from your plan
Boat Tours & Water Sports
Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore ©
Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore
Presque Isle Park ©
Presque Isle Park

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Ontonagon

Ontonagon ©
Kick off your visit on the 13th (Sun): appreciate the extensive heritage of Main Overlook, take in the dramatic scenery at Bond Falls, and then discover the riches below the earth's surface at Adventure Mining Company. Keep things going the next day: contemplate the waterfront views at Presque Isle River.

For maps, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Ontonagon trip builder site.

You can drive from Munising to Ontonagon in 3 hours. In September in Ontonagon, expect temperatures between 23°C during the day and 11°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 14th (Mon) to allow time for travel to Grand Rapids.

Things to do in Ontonagon

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Highlights from your plan
Bond Falls ©
Bond Falls
Adventure Mining Company ©
Adventure Mining Company
Main Overlook ©
Main Overlook

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Grand Rapids

Grand Rapids ©

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.
Explore Grand Rapids' surroundings by going to Saugatuck (Saugatuck Dune Rides & Oval Beach), Forever Curious Children's Museum (in Fennville) and Holland (Holland State Park Beach & Bowerman Blueberries Farm Market). And it doesn't end there: take in nature's colorful creations at Frederik Meijer Gardens & Sculpture Park, steep yourself in history at Meyer May House, trek along Cascade Peace Park, and take a pleasant ride with Rainbow Ranch is now Stony Lake Stables.

For photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Grand Rapids online sightseeing planner.

Traveling by car from Ontonagon to Grand Rapids takes 8.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight. Traveling from Ontonagon in September, expect nights in Grand Rapids to be about the same, around 14°C, while days are somewhat warmer, around 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Fri) early enough to drive to Frankenmuth.

Things to do in Grand Rapids

Parks · Outdoors · Museums · Beaches

Side Trips

Highlights from your plan
Saugatuck Dune Rides ©
Saugatuck Dune Rides
Frederik Meijer Gardens & Sculpture Park ©
Frederik Meijer Gardens & Sculpture Park
Rainbow Ranch is now Stony Lake Stables ©
Rainbow Ranch is now Stony Lake Stables

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Frankenmuth

Frankenmuth is a city in Saginaw County in the U.S. Start off your visit on the 19th (Sat): brush up on your military savvy at Saginaw Valley Naval Ship Museum, tee off at The Fortress Golf Course, then get interesting insight from Tours, and finally walk around Wilkommen Park. On your second day here, kick your exploration up a notch at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks, stop by Bronner's Christmas Wonderland, then see the interesting displays at Frankenmuth Lager Mill, and finally browse the different shops at Frankenmuth River Place Shops.

For maps, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Frankenmuth vacation planner.

You can drive from Grand Rapids to Frankenmuth in 2.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus and taxi; or do a combination of bus, train, and taxi. In September, plan for daily highs up to 27°C, and evening lows to 12°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Sun) so you can drive to Dearborn.

Things to do in Frankenmuth

Outdoors · Tours · Shopping · Golf

Side Trip

Highlights from your plan
Boat Tours & Water Sports
Bronner's Christmas Wonderland ©
Bronner's Christmas Wonderland
Frankenmuth River Place Shops ©
Frankenmuth River Place Shops

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Dearborn

Dearborn ©
Dearborn sits as part of the Detroit metropolitan area and was the home of Henry Ford.
Explore Dearborn's surroundings by going to TreeRunner West Bloomfield Adventure Park (in West Bloomfield) and Decode Ypsilanti (in Ypsilanti). There's much more to do: see the interesting displays at The Henry Ford, get the lay of the land with Feet On The Street Tours, take in the architecture and atmosphere at The Cathedral Church of St. Paul, and take a leisurely stroll along Detroit RiverFront.

For traveler tips, maps, ratings, and tourist information, read our Dearborn trip planner.

Getting from Frankenmuth to Dearborn by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: fly; or do a combination of taxi and bus. Traveling from Frankenmuth in September, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit warmer in Dearborn, with lows of 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 24th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Dearborn

Museums · Tours · Outdoors · Adventure

Side Trips

Highlights from your plan
The Henry Ford ©
The Henry Ford
Greenfield Village ©
Greenfield Village
Detroit Institute of Arts ©
Detroit Institute of Arts

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