42 days in Michigan Itinerary

42 days in Michigan Itinerary

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Detroit
— 6 nights
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Lansing
— 5 nights
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Saint Joseph
— 4 nights
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Grand Rapids
— 6 nights
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Traverse City
— 5 nights
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Petoskey
— 5 nights
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Munising
— 6 nights
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Ironwood
— 3 nights
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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.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Detroit: FasTrak Exotic Driving Experience (in Grosse Ile), Seymour Lake Township Park (in Oxford) and SEA LIFE Michigan Aquarium (in Auburn Hills). The adventure continues: admire the masterpieces at Detroit Institute of Arts, examine the collection at The Henry Ford, learn more about the world around you at DNR Outdoor Adventure Center, and browse the exhibits of The Ford Piquette Avenue Plant.

For maps, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Detroit trip itinerary builder tool.

Stockholm, Sweden to Detroit is an approximately 14-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Central European Standard Time (CET) to Eastern Standard Time (EST) is minus 6 hours. Expect little chillier evenings in Detroit when traveling from Stockholm in February, with lows around -7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Lansing.
Museums · Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Historic Sites
Side Trips

Lansing — 5 nights

Lansing is the capital of the US state of Michigan. Venture out of the city with trips to Castle Museum (in Saginaw), Frankenmuth (Frankenmuth River Place Shops, Boat Tours & Water Sports, &more) and Alden Dow Home and Studio (in Midland). There's lots more to do: engage your brain at Impression 5 Science Center, take an in-depth tour of Michigan History Center, get to know the resident critters at Potter Park Zoo, and admire the masterpieces at Flint Institute of Arts.

For more things to do, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, read our Lansing tour itinerary planning app.

Getting from Detroit to Lansing by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: fly; or take a bus. In February, daily temperatures in Lansing can reach 0°C, while at night they dip to -10°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Thu) early enough to drive to Saint Joseph.
Museums · Historic Sites · Shopping · Parks
Side Trips

Saint Joseph — 4 nights

St. Venture out of the city with trips to Swiss Valley Ski Area (in Jones) and New Buffalo (Wine Tours & Tastings & Evolve Spa). There's still lots to do: get in on the family fun at Silver Beach Carousel, have fun and explore at Curious Kids' Museum, visit a coastal fixture at St. Joseph Lighthouses, and head outdoors with Outdoor Activities.

For more things to do, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Saint Joseph trip planner.

You can drive from Lansing to Saint Joseph in 2.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus and train; or do a combination of bus and train. In March, plan for daily highs up to 6°C, and evening lows to -3°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Grand Rapids.
Outdoors · Parks · Tours · Beaches
Side Trips

Grand Rapids — 6 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 South Haven Lighthouses (in South Haven), Holland (Holland State Park Beach, Fishing Charters & Tours, &more) and Bittersweet Ski Resort (in Otsego). There's lots more to do: admire the natural beauty at Frederik Meijer Gardens & Sculpture Park, appreciate the history behind Leonardo da Vinci's Horse, get engrossed in the history at Grand Rapids Public Museum, and relax and rejuvenate at M Spa Salon and Day Spa.

To find maps, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Grand Rapids trip planner.

Getting from Saint Joseph to Grand Rapids by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. March in Grand Rapids sees daily highs of 6°C and lows of -5°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Traverse City.
Parks · Outdoors · Museums · Beaches
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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Caberfae Peaks (in Cadillac), Empire (Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore & Empire Bluff Trail) and Crystal Mountain (in Thompsonville). There's lots more to do: don't miss a visit to Mission Point Lighthouse, see what you can catch with a fishing tour, ski along the peaceful trails at Forbush Corner Cross-Country Skiing, and look for gifts at Light of Day Organics.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Traverse City trip builder website.

Traveling by car from Grand Rapids to Traverse City takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In March in Traverse City, expect temperatures between 3°C during the day and -7°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Fri) early enough to drive to Petoskey.
Outdoors · Parks · Winter Sports · Wildlife
Side Trips

Petoskey — 5 nights

Petoskey is a city and coastal resort community in the U.S. state of Michigan. Venture out of the city with trips to Mackinac Bridge (in Saint Ignace), True North Trout (in Boyne City) and Soo Locks (in Sault Ste. Marie). Next up on the itinerary: hit the slopes at Nub's Nob, cool off at Avalanche Bay Indoor Waterpark, hike along North Country Trail, and do a tasting at Maple Moon Sugarbush and Winery.

To find photos, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Petoskey tour builder app.

Traveling by car from Traverse City to Petoskey takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In March, plan for daily highs up to 1°C, and evening lows to -9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Wed) to allow time to drive to Munising.
Outdoors · Parks · Winter Sports · Tours
Side Trips

Munising — 6 nights

Munising is a city on the southern shore of Lake Superior on the Upper Peninsula of the U.S. state of Michigan. Change things up with these side-trips from Munising: Kitch-Iti-Kipi (The Big Spring) (in Manistique), Tahquamenon Falls (in Paradise) and Tahquamenon Logging Museum (in Newberry). There's much more to do: stroll around Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore, glide through natural beauty at Valley Spur, surround yourself with nature on Nature's Kennel Sled Dog Racing and Adventures, and admire the sheer force of Munising Falls.

To see ratings, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Munising journey site.

You can drive from Petoskey to Munising in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi. March in Munising sees daily highs of 0°C and lows of -8°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 29th (Tue) so you can travel to Ironwood.
Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Wildlife
Side Trips

Ironwood — 3 nights

Ironwood is a city in Gogebic County in the U.S. state of Michigan, about 18mi south of Lake Superior. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Ironwood: Ontonagon (Presque Isle River, Porcupine Mountains Ski Area, &more). Next up on the itinerary: glide through natural beauty at ABR Trails, fly down the slopes at Big Powderhorn Mountain, tour the pleasant surroundings at Mt. Zion Ski Hill & Overlook, and trek along Michigan's Iron Belle Trail - Western Gateway Trail.

To find maps, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Ironwood trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Munising to Ironwood takes 3.5 hours. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Munising to Ironwood due to the time zone difference. In March, plan for daily highs up to 1°C, and evening lows to -10°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Fri) to allow enough time to travel back home.
Parks · Outdoors · Winter Sports · Trails
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.