46 days in Michigan & Spokane Itinerary

46 days in Michigan & Spokane Itinerary

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46 days in Michigan & Spokane Itinerary

Start: Tampa
Fly:  6​h
1
Detroit
— 5 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
2
Jackson
— 4 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
3
Kalamazoo
— 5 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
4
Holland
— 5 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
5
Frankenmuth
— 4 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
6
Petoskey
— 5 nights
bus + ferry:  2​h 15​min
7
Mackinac Island
— 4 nights
ferry + bus:  4​h 15​min
8
Traverse City
— 6 nights
Fly:  7​h
9
Spokane
— 7 nights
Fly:  10​h
End: Tampa

5
nights
Detroit

Detroit ©
Founded in 1701 by a French explorer and adventurer, Detroit exerted a profound impact on the world for most of the 20th century.
Explore Detroit's surroundings by going to Novi (Sri Venkateswara Temple & cultural centre & BATL - The Backyard Axe Throwing League), Ann Arbor (University of Michigan, Decode Ann Arbor, & more) and The Town Peddler Craft and Antique Mall (in Livonia). There's lots more to do: explore the world behind art at Detroit Institute of Arts, see the interesting displays at Greenfield Village, admire the striking features of The Guardian Building, and get engrossed in the history at Detroit Historical Museum.

To find ratings, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Detroit online holiday planner .

Tampa to Detroit is an approximately 6-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Traveling from Tampa in March, things will get much colder in Detroit: highs are around 42°F and lows about 27°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Jackson.

Things to do in Detroit

Museums Parks Fun & Games

Side Trips

Ann Arbor, Dearborn, Royal Oak, Novi, Polish Art Center
Highlights from your plan
Detroit Institute of Arts ©
Detroit Institute of Arts
The Henry Ford ©
The Henry Ford
Greenfield Village ©
Greenfield Village

4
nights
Jackson

Jackson ©
Jackson is a city located along Interstate 94 in the south central area of the U.S. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Jackson: Lansing (Impression 5 Science Center, Horrocks Farm Market, & more), Sanctuary Spirits (in Grand Ledge) and East Lansing (Michigan State University & Saper Galleries and Custom Framing). There's much more to do: get your game on at EpIQ Escapes, examine the collection at Ye Ole Carriage Shop, and learn about winemaking at Pentamere Winery.

For ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Jackson trip planner .

Traveling by car from Detroit to Jackson takes 1.5 hours. In March, plan for daily highs up to 42°F, and evening lows to 24°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Kalamazoo.

Things to do in Jackson

Museums Childrens Museums Shopping

Side Trips

Lansing, East Lansing, Sanctuary Spirits, IQhub, Pentamere Winery
Highlights from your plan
Impression 5 Science Center ©
Impression 5 Science Center
Michigan State University ©
Michigan State University
Horrocks Farm Market ©
Horrocks Farm Market

5
nights
Kalamazoo

Kalamazoo ©
Kalamazoo is a city in the southwest region of the U.S. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Kalamazoo: Fallasburg Covered Bridge (in Lowell), Grand Rapids (Gerald R. Ford Museum, Frederik Meijer Gardens & Sculpture Park, & more) and Rockford Dam Overlook (in Rockford). There's still lots to do: see the interesting displays at Gilmore Car Museum, delve into the lush surroundings at Cascade Peace Park, indulge your thirst for a good beer at Bell's Comstock Brewery, and stroll around Millennium Park.

For maps, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Kalamazoo trip planner .

Traveling by car from Jackson to Kalamazoo takes 1.5 hours. In March, plan for daily highs up to 43°F, and evening lows to 25°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Holland.

Things to do in Kalamazoo

Museums Parks Wildlife

Side Trips

Grand Rapids, Gilmore Car Museum, Bell's Comstock Brewery, Cascade Peace Park, Air Zoo
Highlights from your plan
Room Escape Games
Gilmore Car Museum ©
Gilmore Car Museum

5
nights
Holland

Holland ©
Holland is a city in the western region of the Lower Peninsula of the U.S. Explore Holland's surroundings by going to Coopersville Area Historical Society & Museum (in Coopersville), Fetch Brewing Company (in Whitehall) and Ludington (Ludington Waterfront Park & Ludington State Park). Next up on the itinerary: don't miss a visit to Windmill Island Gardens, examine the collection at Montague Museum, pick up some local products at Holland Farmers Market, and stroll around Grand Ravines Dog Park.

To see photos, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Holland trip itinerary planning website .

Traveling by car from Kalamazoo to Holland takes 1.5 hours. In March, daytime highs in Holland are 42°F, while nighttime lows are 26°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Fri) so you can go by car to Frankenmuth.

Things to do in Holland

Parks Museums Beaches

Side Trips

Grand Haven, Ludington, Saint Joseph, Montague Museum, Silver Lake State Park Pedestrian Dune Access
Highlights from your plan
Windmill Island Gardens ©
Windmill Island Gardens
Holland State Park Beach ©
Holland State Park Beach
Ludington State Park ©
Ludington State Park

4
nights
Frankenmuth

Frankenmuth ©
Frankenmuth is a city in Saginaw County in the U.S. Venture out of the city with trips to Flint Institute of Arts (in Flint), Midland (Dow Gardens & Alden Dow Home and Studio) and Bay City (Center Avenue Historic District & Sage Branch Library). There's lots more to do: look for gifts at Bronner's Christmas Wonderland, take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Lorenz Lutheran Church, pause for some photo ops at Michigan's Petroleum Industry Historical Marker, and don't miss a visit to Saginaw Veterans Memorial Plaza.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Frankenmuth holiday tool .

You can drive from Holland to Frankenmuth in 3 hours. Another option is to take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 39°F in March, and nighttime lows around 24°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Tue) early enough to drive to Petoskey.

Things to do in Frankenmuth

Historic Sites Shopping Museums

Side Trips

Midland, Flint, Bay City, Saginaw Veterans Memorial Plaza, Michigan's Petroleum Industry Historical Marker
Highlights from your plan
Bronner's Christmas Wonderland ©
Bronner's Christmas Wonderland
Flint Institute of Arts ©
Flint Institute of Arts
Alden Dow Home and Studio ©
Alden Dow Home and Studio

5
nights
Petoskey

Petoskey ©
Petoskey is a city and coastal resort community in the U.S. Change things up with these side-trips from Petoskey: Cross In The Woods National Shrine (in Indian River), Nancy Dagwell Campbell Park (in Mackinaw City) and Mackinac Bridge (in Saint Ignace). There's still lots to do: fly down the slopes at Tommy's Ski and Wake School, contemplate the long history of Historical Village Fayette Park, tour the pleasant surroundings at Little Traverse Wheelway, and don't miss a visit to Soo Locks.

To find maps, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Petoskey trip planner .

Traveling by car from Frankenmuth to Petoskey takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus; or do a combination of flight and bus. Traveling from Frankenmuth in March, expect Petoskey to be little chillier, temps between 34°F and 18°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Mackinac Island.

Things to do in Petoskey

Parks Outdoors Historic Sites

Side Trips

Harbor Springs, Sault Ste. Marie, Mackinac Bridge, Nancy Dagwell Campbell Park, Cross In The Woods National Shrine
Highlights from your plan
Little Traverse Wheelway ©
Little Traverse Wheelway
Mackinac Bridge ©
Mackinac Bridge
Soo Locks ©
Soo Locks

4
nights
Mackinac Island

Mackinac Island ©
Mackinac Island is a city in Mackinac County in the U.S. Mackinac Island is known for nature, museums, wildlife, historic sites, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the striking landscape at Arch Rock, pause for some serene contemplation at St Anne's Catholic Church, immerse yourself in nature at Mackinac Island State Park, and steep yourself in history at Trinity Church.

For where to stay, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Mackinac Island trip itinerary maker website .

Getting from Petoskey to Mackinac Island by combination of bus and ferry takes about 2.5 hours. In March in Mackinac Island, expect temperatures between 32°F during the day and 19°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 2nd (Thu) early enough to travel to Traverse City.

Things to do in Mackinac Island

Parks Outdoors Museums
Highlights from your plan
Arch Rock ©
Arch Rock
Mackinac Island State Park ©
Mackinac Island State Park
Fort Mackinac ©
Fort Mackinac

6
nights
Traverse City

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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Traverse City: Forbush Corner Cross-Country Skiing (in Frederic), Hanson Hills Recreation Area (in Grayling) and Empire (Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore & Pierce Stocking Scenic Drive). There's lots more to do: learn the secrets of beer at a beer tour and tasting, stroll through Traverse Area Recreation and Transportation Trails, buy something for everyone on your list at The Village at Grand Traverse Commons, and ski along the peaceful trails at Cross Country Ski Headquarters.

To see where to stay, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Traverse City trip itinerary website .

You can do a combination of ferry and bus from Mackinac Island to Traverse City in 4.5 hours. Traveling from Mackinac Island in April, you will find days in Traverse City are a bit warmer (51°F), and nights are about the same (32°F). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Wed) early enough to travel to Spokane.

Things to do in Traverse City

Outdoors Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

Empire, Forbush Corner Cross-Country Skiing, Bahle Farms, Hanson Hills Recreation Area, Cross Country Ski Headquarters
Highlights from your plan
Beer Tastings & Tours

7
nights
Spokane

Spokane ©
Spokane is a city located in the state of Washington in the northwestern United States. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Spokane: Deer Park Road (in Olympic National Park), Coeur d'Alene (Seven Stars Alpaca Ranch, Tubbs Hill Nature Trails, & more) and Silverwood Theme Park (in Athol). Next up on the itinerary: stroll around Riverfront Park, take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. John's Cathedral, admire the sheer force of Spokane Falls, and explore by horseback at Centennial Trail.

For where to stay, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Spokane route builder tool .

You can fly from Traverse City to Spokane in 7 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. You'll gain 3 hours traveling from Traverse City to Spokane due to the time zone difference. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Traverse City in April: high temperatures in Spokane hover around 58°F and lows are around 38°F. On the 15th (Wed), you'll travel back home.

Things to do in Spokane

Parks Outdoors Trails

Side Trips

Coeur d'Alene, Coulee City, Trail of the Coeur d'Alenes, Deer Park Road, Silverwood Theme Park
Highlights from your plan
Seven Stars Alpaca Ranch ©
Seven Stars Alpaca Ranch
Riverfront Park ©
Riverfront Park
Manito Park ©
Manito Park

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