30 days in Michigan Itinerary

30 days in Michigan Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Michigan sightseeing planner

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Drive to La Guardia Airport, Fly to Detroit Metropolitan Wayne County Airport, Drive to Flint
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Flint
— 3 nights
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Midland
— 2 nights
Drive
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Petoskey
— 4 nights
Drive
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Traverse City
— 6 nights
Drive
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Ludington
— 4 nights
Drive
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Kalamazoo
— 5 nights
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Ann Arbor
— 5 nights
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Flint

— 3 nights
Flint is the largest city and county seat of Genesee County, Michigan. Discover out-of-the-way places like Great Lakes National Cemetery and Michigan State University. Change things up with these side-trips from Flint: Frankenmuth (Frankenmuth Historical Museum, St. Lorenz Lutheran Church, &more). There's lots more to do: steep yourself in history at Crossroads Village & Huckleberry Railroad, hunt for treasures at Flint Farmers Market, admire the masterpieces at Flint Institute of Arts, and brush up on your military savvy at Michigan Heroes Museum.

For more things to do, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Flint trip planner.

New York City to Flint is an approximately 5.5-hour combination of car and flight. You can also drive. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from New York City in November: high temperatures in Flint hover around 49°F and lows are around 32°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Thu) so you can go by car to Midland.

Things to do in Flint

Historic Sites · Museums · Nature · Shopping

Side Trips

Midland

— 2 nights
Midland is a city in the U.S. state of Michigan in the Tri-Cities region of Central Michigan. On the 5th (Fri), identify plant and animal life at Chippewa Nature Center, steep yourself in history at Alden Dow Home and Studio, and then admire the natural beauty at Dow Gardens. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 6th (Sat): examine the collection at Castle Museum, learn about all things military at Saginaw Valley Naval Ship Museum, and then snap pictures at The Tridge.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Midland visit planning app.

Drive from Flint to Midland in an hour. November in Midland sees daily highs of 47°F and lows of 30°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Sat) so you can travel to Petoskey.

Things to do in Midland

Parks · Museums · Trails · Outdoors

Side Trips

Petoskey

— 4 nights
Petoskey is a city and coastal resort community in the U.S. state of Michigan. Step off the beaten path and head to Petoskey State Park and Maple Moon Sugarbush and Winery. Venture out of the city with trips to Cross In The Woods National Shrine (in Indian River), Castle Farms (in Charlevoix) and Bridge View Park (in Saint Ignace). There's lots more to do: grab your bike and head to Little Traverse Wheelway, stroll around Gaylord's City Elk Park, examine the collection at Call of the Wild Museum, and sample the tasty concoctions at Mackinaw Trail Winery & Brewery.

To see ratings, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, read Petoskey trip maker tool.

You can drive from Midland to Petoskey in 2.5 hours. In November, daily temperatures in Petoskey can reach 43°F, while at night they dip to 30°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Wed) so you can drive to Traverse City.

Things to do in Petoskey

Parks · Trails · Outdoors · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Traverse City

— 6 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.
Step off the beaten path and head to Bowers Harbor Vineyards and Left Foot Charley Winery. Get out of town with these interesting Traverse City side-trips: Green Bird Cellars & Organic Farms (in Northport), Frankfort (Point Betsie Lighthouse & Betsie Valley Trail) and Empire Bluff Trail (in Empire). There's still lots to do: contemplate the waterfront views at Grand Traverse Bay, brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Grand Traverse Distillery, stop by Cherry Republic of Traverse City, and take some stellar pictures from Arcadia Overlook.

To see photos, maps, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Traverse City trip planner.

You can drive from Petoskey to Traverse City in 1.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. November in Traverse City sees daily highs of 46°F and lows of 32°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Tue) so you can go by car to Ludington.

Things to do in Traverse City

Wineries · Parks · Trails · Outdoors

Side Trips

Ludington

— 4 nights
Ludington is a city in the state of Michigan. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Stearns Park and USS Silversides Submarine Museum. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Ludington: Country Dairy (in New Era) and Muskegon (Hackley and Hume Historic Site, Hoffmaster State Park, &more). There's still lots to do: stroll around Ludington Waterfront Park, stroll through Nordhouse Dunes Wilderness, and visit a coastal fixture at Big Sable Point Lighthouse.

To see more things to do, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Ludington visit website.

Drive from Traverse City to Ludington in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and car; or do a combination of bus and taxi. Expect a daytime high around 46°F in November, and nighttime lows around 32°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Sat) so you can travel to Kalamazoo.

Things to do in Ludington

Parks · Outdoors · Historic Sites · Beaches

Side Trips

Kalamazoo

— 5 nights
Kalamazoo is a city in the southwest region of the U.S. state of Michigan. Discover out-of-the-way places like Kalamazoo Institute of Arts and Fernwood Botanical Garden and Nature Preserve. Venture out of the city with trips to Silver Beach Carousel (in Saint Joseph), Kal Haven Trail (in South Haven) and Horrock's (in Battle Creek). The adventure continues: tour the pleasant surroundings at Kalamazoo Nature Center, sample the fine beverages at Journeyman Distillery, pause for some photo ops at Leonardo da Vinci's Horse, and look for gifts at Confections with Convictions.

Find out how to plan Kalamazoo trip without stress by asking Inspirock to help create an itinerary.

Traveling by car from Ludington to Kalamazoo takes 2.5 hours. In November, daytime highs in Kalamazoo are 48°F, while nighttime lows are 32°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Ann Arbor.

Things to do in Kalamazoo

Parks · Museums · Wildlife · Shopping

Side Trips

Ann Arbor

— 5 nights
Ann Arbor is a city in the U.S. state of Michigan and the county seat of Washtenaw County. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at University of Michigan and Franklin Cider Mill. Explore Ann Arbor's surroundings by going to Somerset Collection (in Troy) and Lansing (Michigan History Center, Horrocks Farm Market, &more). There's still lots to do: see the sky in a new way at University of Michigan Museum of Natural History, have fun and explore at Ann Arbor Hands-On Museum, stop by Main Street, and wander the streets of Kerrytown.

To find maps, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Ann Arbor trip itinerary planner.

You can drive from Kalamazoo to Ann Arbor in 2 hours. In November in Ann Arbor, expect temperatures between 48°F during the day and 29°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Tue) early enough to fly back home.

Things to do in Ann Arbor

Museums · Shopping · Neighborhoods · Childrens Museums

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.