34 days in Michigan Itinerary

34 days in Michigan Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Michigan tour planner
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Grand Rapids
— 5 nights
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Ludington
— 4 nights
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Traverse City
— 5 nights
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Munising
— 4 nights
Taxi to Marquette, Fly to Detroit
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Detroit
— 6 nights
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Frankenmuth
— 4 nights
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Lansing
— 5 nights
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Grand Rapids — 5 nights

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 Portage (M Spa Salon and Day Spa & Air Zoo), Gilmore Car Museum (in Hickory Corners) and Bell's Comstock Brewery (in Galesburg). There's still lots to do: take in nature's colorful creations at Frederik Meijer Gardens & Sculpture Park, examine the collection at Gerald R. Ford Museum, appreciate the history behind Leonardo da Vinci's Horse, and steep yourself in history at Meyer May House.

To see reviews, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Grand Rapids visit planner.

Kalamazoo to Grand Rapids is an approximately 1-hour car ride. In March, daily temperatures in Grand Rapids can reach 42°F, while at night they dip to 24°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 1st (Fri) early enough to go by car to Ludington.
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Museums · Shopping · Parks · Childrens Museums
Side Trips

Ludington — 4 nights

Ludington is a city in the state of Michigan. Explore Ludington's surroundings by going to Montague Museum (in Montague), S.S. City of Milwaukee/ USCGC Acacia (in Manistee) and Country Dairy (in New Era). There's still lots to do: walk around Ludington Waterfront Park, admire the majestic nature at Ludington State Park, tour the pleasant surroundings at Nordhouse Dunes Wilderness, and enjoy the sea views from Ludington North Breakwater Light.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, read Ludington holiday maker website.

Drive from Grand Rapids to Ludington in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi. Expect slightly colder weather when traveling from Grand Rapids in April: highs in Ludington hover around 51°F, while lows dip to 33°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Traverse City.
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Parks · Museums · Childrens Museums · Historic Sites
Side Trips

Traverse City — 5 nights

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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Traverse City: Cross Country Ski Headquarters (in Roscommon), Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore (in Empire) and Forbush Corner Cross-Country Skiing (in Frederic). There's still lots to do: learn the secrets of beer at a beer tour and tasting, take a stroll through Front Street, fly down the slopes at Nub's Nob, and explore the landscape on two wheels at Traverse Area Recreation and Transportation Trails.

For traveler tips, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Traverse City trip planner.

You can drive from Ludington to Traverse City in 2.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of car and bus; or do a combination of taxi and bus. In April in Traverse City, expect temperatures between 51°F during the day and 32°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Munising.
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Outdoors · Parks · Winter Sports · Historic Sites
Side Trips

Munising — 4 nights

Munising is a city on the southern shore of Lake Superior on the Upper Peninsula of the U.S. state of Michigan. Get out of town with these interesting Munising side-trips: Days River Natural Trail (in Gladstone), Nature's Kennel Sled Dog Racing and Adventures (in McMillan) and Kitch-Iti-Kipi (The Big Spring) (in Manistique). There's lots more to do: explore the fascinating underground world of Eben Ice Caves and Canyon Falls & Gorge, explore the striking landscape at Miners Castle Rock, admire the sheer force of Munising Falls, and explore the striking landscape of Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore.

To see photos, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, read Munising online driving holiday planner.

Getting from Traverse City to Munising by car takes about 5 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and taxi. Traveling from Traverse City in April, you will find days in Munising are little chillier (44°F), and nights are about the same (29°F). Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Thu) so you can travel to Detroit.
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Nature · Parks · Outdoors · Winter Sports
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Detroit — 6 nights

Founded in 1701 by a French explorer and adventurer, Detroit exerted a profound impact on the world for most of the 20th century.
Venture out of the city with trips to Auburn Hills (Great Lakes Crossing Outlets & SEA LIFE Michigan Aquarium), Ann Arbor (Kerrytown, University of Michigan, &more) and Morley Candy Makers - The Home of Sanders Candy (in Clinton Township). Next up on the itinerary: admire the masterpieces at Detroit Institute of Arts, admire the striking features of The Guardian Building, walk around Heritage Park, and examine the collection at The Ford Piquette Avenue Plant.

To see more things to do, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Detroit trip itinerary planner.

You can do a combination of taxi and flight from Munising to Detroit in 4 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of car, bus, and train. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Munising in April; daily highs in Detroit reach 57°F and lows reach 38°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Frankenmuth.
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Museums · Parks · Childrens Museums · Shopping
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Frankenmuth — 4 nights

Frankenmuth is a city in Saginaw County in the U.S. state of Michigan. Explore Frankenmuth's surroundings by going to Antique Toy and Firehouse Museum (in Bay City) and Gallery 194 (in Lapeer). And it doesn't end there: look for gifts at Bronner's Christmas Wonderland, get some fabulous bargains at Birch Run Premium Outlets, take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports, and learn about all things military at Michigan Heroes Museum.

To see maps, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Frankenmuth travel route planning app.

You can drive from Detroit to Frankenmuth in 1.5 hours. Other options are to fly; or do a combination of bus and taxi. In April, daytime highs in Frankenmuth are 54°F, while nighttime lows are 35°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Sun) so you can drive to Lansing.
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Shopping · Museums · Wineries · Historic Sites
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Lansing — 5 nights

Lansing is the capital of the US state of Michigan. Explore Lansing's surroundings by going to Chippewa Nature Center (in Midland), Soaring Eagle Casino (in Mount Pleasant) and Flint Institute of Arts (in Flint). Next up on the itinerary: gain insight at Michigan State University, tour the pleasant surroundings at Carl G. Fenner Nature Center, get a sense of history and politics at Michigan State Capitol, and get curious at Impression 5 Science Center.

To find where to stay, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Lansing online trip builder.

Traveling by car from Frankenmuth to Lansing takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus; or do a combination of taxi and train. In April, daily temperatures in Lansing can reach 57°F, while at night they dip to 35°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive back home.
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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.
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