32 days in Miamisburg & Michigan Itinerary

32 days in Miamisburg & Michigan Itinerary

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Fly to James M Cox Dayton International Airport, Drive to Miamisburg
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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
Drive
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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 still lots to do: examine the collection at National Museum of the US Air Force, take an in-depth tour of Wayne County Historical Museum, soar above the sights with a balloon tour, and browse the exhibits of Frank Lloyd Wright's Westcott House.

To see maps, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Miamisburg vacation planner.

New York City to Miamisburg is an approximately 5-hour combination of flight and car. You can also drive. Traveling from New York City in November, expect Miamisburg to be a bit cooler, temps between 52°F and 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: Porter's Orchard (in Goodrich), Ann Arbor (University of Michigan Museum of Natural History, University of Michigan Museum of Art, &more) and Flint (Crossroads Village & Huckleberry Railroad & Flint Institute of Arts). And it doesn't end there: admire the masterpieces at Detroit Institute of Arts, examine the collection at Greenfield Village, steep yourself in history at Franklin Cider Mill, and get engrossed in the history at Detroit Historical Museum.

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 travel 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. Venture out of the city with trips to Saginaw Veterans Memorial Plaza (in Saginaw) and Frankenmuth (Michigan Heroes Museum, Bronner's Christmas Wonderland, &more). There's still lots to do: take in nature's colorful creations at Dow Gardens, try your luck at Soaring Eagle Casino, explore the landscape on two wheels at Midland City Forest, and revel in the low prices at Williams Cheese Factory Outlet.

To find photos, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Midland online tour itinerary planner.

Drive from Detroit to Midland in 2 hours. Traveling from Detroit in December, Midland is a bit cooler at night with lows of 22°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Thu) so you can travel to Grand Rapids.

Things to do in Midland

Parks · Outdoors · Shopping · Trails

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: admire the natural beauty at Frederik Meijer Gardens & Sculpture Park, admire the landmark architecture of Meyer May House, pause for some serene contemplation at Cathedral of Saint Andrew, and contemplate the long history of Hackley and Hume Historic Site.

For photos, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, read our Grand Rapids attractions planner.

Getting from Midland to Grand Rapids by car takes about 2 hours. In December, daytime highs in Grand Rapids are 36°F, while nighttime lows are 25°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Tue) so you can go by car to Traverse City.

Things to do in Grand Rapids

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · 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: Empire (Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore & Empire Bluff Trail) and Petoskey (Bay View Association & Little Traverse Wheelway). 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. 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): explore the wealth of natural beauty 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

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Shopping

Side Trip

Marquette

— 2 nights
Marquette is a city in the U.S. 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 travel 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.