32 days in Miamisburg & Michigan Itinerary

32 days in Miamisburg & Michigan Itinerary

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Miamisburg
— 8 nights
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Detroit
— 5 nights
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Midland
— 4 nights
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Grand Rapids
— 5 nights
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Traverse City
— 4 nights
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Saint Ignace
— 1 night
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Munising
— 2 nights
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Marquette
— 2 nights
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Miamisburg

— 8 nights
Miamisburg is a city in Montgomery County, Ohio, United States. Explore Miamisburg's surroundings by going to Jungle Jim's International Market (in Fairfield), TopGolf (in West Chester) and Miami University College Campus (in Oxford). There's much more to do: see the interesting displays at National Museum of the US Air Force, admire the landmark architecture of Frank Lloyd Wright's Westcott House, steep yourself in history at Carillon Historical Park, and take an in-depth tour of Wayne County Historical Museum.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Miamisburg day trip tool.

New York City to Miamisburg is an approximately 5-hour combination of car and flight. You can also drive. Plan for a bit cooler temperatures traveling from New York City in November, with highs in Miamisburg at 52°F and lows at 35°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Detroit.

Things to do in Miamisburg

Museums · Historic Sites · Breweries & Distilleries · Outdoors

Side Trips

Detroit

— 5 nights

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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Detroit: Flint (Crossroads Village & Huckleberry Railroad & Flint Institute of Arts), Ann Arbor (University of Michigan Museum of Natural History, University of Michigan Museum of Art, &more) and Porter's Orchard (in Goodrich). And it doesn't end there: admire the masterpieces at Detroit Institute of Arts, examine the collection at Greenfield Village, get engrossed in the history at Holocaust Memorial Center, and steep yourself in history at Franklin Cider Mill.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Detroit holiday planner.

Drive from Miamisburg to Detroit in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight. While traveling from Miamisburg, expect slightly colder days and about the same nights in Detroit, ranging from highs of 37°F to lows of 27°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Sun) early enough to drive to Midland.

Things to do in Detroit

Museums · Historic Sites · Childrens Museums

Side Trips

Midland

— 4 nights
Midland is a city in the U.S. state of Michigan in the Tri-Cities region of Central Michigan. Venture out of the city with trips to Saginaw Veterans Memorial Plaza (in Saginaw) and Frankenmuth (Michigan Heroes Museum, Bronner's Christmas Wonderland, &more). Next up on the itinerary: admire the natural beauty at Dow Gardens, try to win big at Soaring Eagle Casino, revel in the low prices at Williams Cheese Factory Outlet, and steep yourself in history at Alden Dow Home and Studio.

To see other places to visit, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Midland road trip website.

Traveling by car from Detroit to Midland takes 2 hours. Traveling from Detroit in December, plan for a bit cooler nights in Midland, with lows around 22°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Grand Rapids.

Things to do in Midland

Parks · Shopping · Trails · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Grand Rapids

— 5 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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Grand Rapids: Holland (Holland State Park Beach, Mount Pisgah, &more), Confections with Convictions (in Kalamazoo) and Gilmore Car Museum (in Hickory Corners). The adventure continues: take in nature's colorful creations at Frederik Meijer Gardens & Sculpture Park, gain insight at Michigan State University, stroll through Oval Beach, and steep yourself in history at Hackley and Hume Historic Site.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Grand Rapids day trip planner.

Traveling by car from Midland to Grand Rapids takes 2 hours. In December in Grand Rapids, expect temperatures between 36°F during the day and 25°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Tue) so you can drive to Traverse City.

Things to do in Grand Rapids

Parks · Beaches · Outdoors · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Traverse City

— 4 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.
Get out of town with these interesting Traverse City side-trips: Petoskey (Bay View Association & Little Traverse Wheelway) and Empire (Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore & Empire Bluff Trail). There's lots more to do: indulge your taste buds at Food & Drink, get a taste of the local shopping with Front Street, go for a walk through Walk of Art, and sample the fine beverages at Grand Traverse Distillery.

For reviews, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Traverse City trip builder app.

Drive from Grand Rapids to Traverse City in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In December, daily temperatures in Traverse City can reach 34°F, while at night they dip to 24°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Sat) so you can go by car to Saint Ignace.

Things to do in Traverse City

Parks · Historic Sites · Shopping · Nature

Side Trips

Saint Ignace

— 1 night
Saint Ignace, usually written as St. Kick off your visit on the 27th (Sun): visit a coastal fixture at Old Mackinac Point Lighthouse, then take in the views from Mackinac Bridge, then stop by JoAnn's Fudge, and finally stroll around Bridge View Park.

To see photos, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Saint Ignace online road trip planner.

You can drive from Traverse City to Saint Ignace in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. December in Saint Ignace sees daily highs of 31°F and lows of 21°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Sun) so you can go by car to Munising.

Things to do in Saint Ignace

Parks · Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping

Side Trip

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. On the 28th (Mon), contemplate the waterfront views at Kitch-Iti-Kipi (The Big Spring), admire the sheer force of Bridal Veil Falls, stop by Upper Peninsula Inspired, then take in the dramatic natural features at Miners Castle Rock, and finally take an in-depth tour of Pictured Rocks Interpretive Center. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 29th (Tue): contemplate the waterfront views at Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore.

To find where to stay, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Munising online trip itinerary builder.

You can drive from Saint Ignace to Munising in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi. In December, daily temperatures in Munising can reach 30°F, while at night they dip to 19°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Marquette.

Things to do in Munising

Nature · Parks · Wildlife · Shopping

Side Trip

Marquette

— 2 nights
Marquette is a city in the U.S. state of Michigan and the county seat of Marquette County. On the 30th (Wed), make a trip to Thomas Rock Scenic Overlook, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Sugarloaf Mountain, and then stroll around Presque Isle Park. On the 31st (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: trek along Iron Ore Heritage Trail and then take in the awesome beauty at Hogback Mountain.

For maps, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Marquette road trip planning app.

Getting from Munising to Marquette by car takes about 1.5 hours. Expect slightly colder evenings in Marquette when traveling from Munising in December, with lows around 13°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Thu) early enough to fly back home.

Things to do in Marquette

Parks · Nature · Trails · Outdoors

Side Trip

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.