59 days in Michigan Itinerary

59 days in Michigan Itinerary

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Grand Rapids
— 6 nights
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Ludington
— 4 nights
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Traverse City
— 6 nights
Drive
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Petoskey
— 7 nights
Bus to Mackinaw, Ferry to Mackinac Island
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Mackinac Island
— 6 nights
Ferry to St Ignace, Drive to Paradise
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Paradise
— 2 nights
Drive
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Sault Ste. Marie
— 5 nights
Drive
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Munising
— 6 nights
Drive
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Ontonagon
— 4 nights
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Frankenmuth
— 5 nights
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Dearborn
— 7 nights
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Grand Rapids

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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Holland (Holland State Park Beach, Windmill Island Gardens, &more), Muskegon (Michigan's Adventure, Pere Marquette Park, &more) and Saint Joseph (Silver Beach County Park, Whirlpool Compass Fountain, &more). There's still lots to do: admire the natural beauty at Frederik Meijer Gardens & Sculpture Park, examine the collection at Gerald R. Ford Museum, get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports, and enjoy the sand and surf at Oval Beach.

For reviews, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, read our Grand Rapids trip planner.

Miami to Grand Rapids is an approximately 7-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of bus, subway, and train. Traveling from Miami in June, expect Grand Rapids to be a bit cooler, temps between 79°F and 59°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Wed) so you can drive to Ludington.

Things to do in Grand Rapids

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Historic Sites

Side Trips

4
nights
Ludington

Ludington is a city in the state of Michigan. Change things up with these side-trips from Ludington: New Era (Country Dairy & Rainbow Ranch is now Stony Lake Stables), Silver Lake State Park Pedestrian Dune Access (in Hart) and Mears (Little Sable Point Lighthouse, Off-Road Tours, &more). The adventure continues: admire the majestic nature at Ludington State Park, enjoy the sea views from Ludington North Breakwater Light, walk around Ludington Waterfront Park, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Stearns Park.

For ratings, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Ludington travel planner.

Drive from Grand Rapids to Ludington in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi. Traveling from Grand Rapids in June, expect Ludington to be little chillier, temps between 73°F and 53°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Traverse City.

Things to do in Ludington

Parks · Outdoors · Historic Sites · Trails

Side Trips

6
nights
Traverse City

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.
Explore Traverse City's surroundings by going to Empire (Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore, Pierce Stocking Scenic Drive, &more), Sleeping Bear Heritage Trail (in Glen Arbor) and Point Betsie Lighthouse (in Frankfort). The adventure continues: sample some tasty brews at a beer tour and tasting, learn about winemaking at Suttons Bay Ciders, get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports, and brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Grand Traverse Distillery.

For more things to do, maps, photos, and more tourist information, use the Traverse City trip itinerary site.

Drive from Ludington to Traverse City in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and bus; or do a combination of taxi and bus. Expect a daytime high around 76°F in June, and nighttime lows around 54°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Petoskey.

Things to do in Traverse City

Parks · Historic Sites · Outdoors · Nature

Side Trips

7
nights
Petoskey

Petoskey is a city and coastal resort community in the U.S. Get out of town with these interesting Petoskey side-trips: Sea Shell City (in Cheboygan), Mackinaw City (Historic Mill Creek Discovery Park, Nancy Dagwell Campbell Park, &more) and Indian River (Cross In The Woods National Shrine & Arts & Adventure at BrassWind Landing). There's lots more to do: grab your bike and head to Little Traverse Wheelway, immerse yourself in nature at Petoskey State Park, take in the views from Mackinac Bridge, and see what you can catch with True North Trout.

To see maps, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Petoskey day trip planning site.

Drive from Traverse City to Petoskey in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect slightly colder weather when traveling from Traverse City in June: highs in Petoskey hover around 71°F, while lows dip to 51°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Sat) early enough to travel to Mackinac Island.

Things to do in Petoskey

Parks · Outdoors · Historic Sites · Wildlife

Side Trips

6
nights
Mackinac Island

Mackinac Island is a city in Mackinac County in the U.S. Mackinac Island is known for nature, museums, and wildlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in the dramatic natural features at Arch Rock, trot along with a tour on horseback, pause for some serene contemplation at St Anne's Catholic Church, and look for all kinds of wild species at The Original Mackinac Island Butterfly House & Insect World.

For where to stay, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, read Mackinac Island trip builder app.

Traveling by combination of bus and ferry from Petoskey to Mackinac Island takes 3 hours. Expect a daytime high around 67°F in June, and nighttime lows around 51°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Paradise.

Things to do in Mackinac Island

Parks · Historic Sites · Outdoors · Nature

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Paradise

Paradise is an unincorporated community in Whitefish Township, Chippewa County in the U.S. On the 3rd (Sat), contemplate the waterfront views at Tahquamenon Falls and then take in the dramatic scenery at Tahquamenon Falls State Park. Keep things going the next day: get engrossed in the history at Whitefish Point Light, see the interesting displays at Great Lakes Shipwreck Museum, and then look and learn at Whitefish Point Bird Observatory.

To see traveler tips, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Paradise trip itinerary planning site.

Traveling by combination of ferry and car from Mackinac Island to Paradise takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry, bus, and taxi. Plan for a bit cooler nights when traveling from Mackinac Island in July since evenings lows in Paradise dip to 53°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Sun) so you can go by car to Sault Ste. Marie.

Things to do in Paradise

Parks · Museums · Nature · Childrens Museums

5
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Sault Ste. Marie

Sault Ste. Venture out of the city with trips to Crisp Point Lighthouse (in Newberry) and Point Iroquois Lighthouse (in Brimley). There's still lots to do: don't miss a visit to Soo Locks, get a taste of the local shopping with Bird's Eye Outfitters, take in the pleasant sights at Whitefish Bay National Forest Scenic Byway, and get to know the fascinating history of Water Street Historic Block.

Plan my day in Sault Ste. Marie using traveler tips and tourist information provided by Inspirock.

You can drive from Paradise to Sault Ste. Marie in 1.5 hours. In July in Sault Ste. Marie, expect temperatures between 76°F during the day and 55°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Munising.

Things to do in Sault Ste. Marie

Historic Sites · Parks · Outdoors · Scenic Drive

Side Trips

6
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Munising

Munising is a city on the southern shore of Lake Superior on the Upper Peninsula of the U.S. Change things up with these side-trips from Munising: Fayette Historic State Park (in Garden), Manistique (Kitch-Iti-Kipi (The Big Spring) & Palms Book State Park) and Marquette (Presque Isle Park, Sugarloaf Mountain, &more). There's much more to do: take a memorable tour with Tours, stop by UP-Scale Art, admire the sheer force of Spray Falls, and get engrossed in the history at Alger County Heritage Center.

For more things to do, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Munising trip itinerary website.

Traveling by car from Sault Ste. Marie to Munising takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and car; or do a combination of bus and taxi. In July in Munising, expect temperatures between 74°F during the day and 56°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Thu) early enough to travel to Ontonagon.

Things to do in Munising

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Museums

Side Trips

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Ontonagon

Venture out of the city with trips to Mineral Museum of Michigan (in Houghton), Ironwood (Downtown Miners Mural & Black River Harbor Recreation Area) and Copper World (in Calumet).

To find ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, read Ontonagon travel planner.

Traveling by car from Munising to Ontonagon takes 3 hours. July in Ontonagon sees daily highs of 75°F and lows of 55°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Mon) early enough to travel to Frankenmuth.

Things to do in Ontonagon

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites · Outdoors

Side Trips

5
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Frankenmuth

Frankenmuth is a city in Saginaw County in the U.S. Get out of town with these interesting Frankenmuth side-trips: Pointe aux Barques Lighthouse (in Port Hope), Saginaw Valley Naval Ship Museum (in Bay City) and The Huron County Nature Center & Wilderness Arboretum (in Port Austin). And it doesn't end there: look for gifts at Bronner's Christmas Wonderland, brush up on your military savvy at Michigan Heroes Museum, take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Lorenz Lutheran Church, and examine the collection at Wurtsmith Air Museum.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, read Frankenmuth trip planner.

Getting from Ontonagon to Frankenmuth by car takes about 8 hours. Other options: do a combination of car and flight. In July, daily temperatures in Frankenmuth can reach 80°F, while at night they dip to 60°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Dearborn.

Things to do in Frankenmuth

Museums · Historic Sites · Outdoors · Parks

Side Trips

7
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Dearborn

Dearborn sits as part of the Detroit metropolitan area and was the home of Henry Ford.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Dearborn: Ann Arbor (Nickels Arcade, Ann Arbor Hands-On Museum, &more), Michigan International Speedway (in Brooklyn) and Michigan Whitetail Hall of Fame Museum (in Grass Lake). There's still lots to do: examine the collection at The Henry Ford, admire the striking features of The Guardian Building, take a leisurely stroll along Detroit RiverFront, and walk around Belle Isle Park.

Planning Dearborn trip won't be overwheling when you use's Insprock itinerary maker.

Drive from Frankenmuth to Dearborn in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of taxi and bus. Expect a daytime high around 82°F in July, and nighttime lows around 65°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 31st (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Dearborn

Museums · Parks · Historic Sites · Zoos & Aquariums

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.