60 days in Michigan Itinerary

60 days in Michigan Itinerary

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60 days in Michigan Itinerary

Start: Detroit
bus:  15​min
1
Dearborn
— 5 nights
+2
Drive + Fly + Drive:  5​h 30​min
2
Ontonagon
— 5 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
3
Marquette
— 7 nights
Drive:  1​h
4
Munising
— 6 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
5
Paradise
— 2 nights
Drive + ferry:  2​h
6
Mackinac Island
— 4 nights
ferry:  15​min
7
Saint Ignace
— 4 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
8
Traverse City
— 8 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
9
Ludington
— 5 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
10
Grand Rapids
— 7 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
11
Frankenmuth
— 6 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
End: Detroit

5
nights
Dearborn

Dearborn ©
Dearborn sits as part of the Detroit metropolitan area and was the home of Henry Ford.
Change things up with these side-trips from Dearborn: Michigan War Dog Memorial (in South Lyon), Ann Arbor (University of Michigan, Decode Ann Arbor, & more) and BATL - The Backyard Axe Throwing League (in Novi). There's lots more to do: examine the collection at The Henry Ford, admire the masterpieces at Detroit Institute of Arts, take in the waterfront at Detroit RiverFront, and visit a coastal fixture at Fort Gratiot Lighthouse.

For ratings, photos, maps, and tourist information, use the Dearborn trip itinerary maker app .

Detroit to Dearborn is an approximately half hour bus ride. You can also drive. In August, daytime highs in Dearborn are 81°F, while nighttime lows are 64°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Thu) so you can travel to Ontonagon.

Things to do in Dearborn

Museums Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

Detroit, Ann Arbor, Port Huron, BATL - The Backyard Axe Throwing League, Michigan War Dog Memorial
Highlights from your plan
The Henry Ford ©
The Henry Ford
Greenfield Village ©
Greenfield Village
Detroit Institute of Arts ©
Detroit Institute of Arts

5
nights
Ontonagon

Ontonagon ©
Ontonagon is a village in the U.S. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Ontonagon: Ironwood (Downtown Miners Mural & Copper Peak), Hancock (McLain State Park & Quincy Mine) and Houghton (Mineral Museum of Michigan & Respawn Tactical Laser Tag). There's still lots to do: admire the sheer force of Bond Falls, discover the riches below the earth's surface at Adventure Mining Company, contemplate the waterfront views at Presque Isle River, and take a peaceful walk through Porcupine Mountains State Park.

For maps, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Ontonagon day trip app .

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Dearborn to Ontonagon. Traveling from Dearborn in August, things will get a bit cooler in Ontonagon: highs are around 73°F and lows about 55°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Tue) early enough to travel to Marquette.

Things to do in Ontonagon

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Ironwood, Hancock, Copper Harbor, Houghton, Adventure Mining Company
Highlights from your plan
Bond Falls ©
Bond Falls
Adventure Mining Company ©
Adventure Mining Company
Porcupine Mountains State Park ©
Porcupine Mountains State Park

7
nights
Marquette

Marquette ©
Marquette is a city in the U.S. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Marquette: Manistique (Palms Book State Park & Kitch-Iti-Kipi (The Big Spring)), Sand Point Lighthouse (in Escanaba) and Fayette Historic State Park (in Garden). And it doesn't end there: admire the majestic nature at Presque Isle Park, view the masterpieces at Lakenenland Sculpture Park, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Hogback Mountain, and discover the riches below the earth's surface at Iron Mountain Iron Mine.

For ratings, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Marquette trip website .

Getting from Ontonagon to Marquette by car takes about 2.5 hours. August in Marquette sees daily highs of 73°F and lows of 53°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Munising.

Things to do in Marquette

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

Manistique, Perkins County Park, Iron Mountain Iron Mine, Sand Point Lighthouse, Fumee Falls
Highlights from your plan
Presque Isle Park ©
Presque Isle Park
Sugarloaf Mountain ©
Sugarloaf Mountain
Kitch-Iti-Kipi (The Big Spring) ©
Kitch-Iti-Kipi (The Big Spring)

6
nights
Munising

Munising ©
Munising is a city on the southern shore of Lake Superior on the Upper Peninsula of the U.S. Venture out of the city with trips to Grand Marais (Sable Falls & Grand Marais Maritime Museum) and Seney National Wildlife Refuge (in Seney). There's still lots to do: explore the wealth of natural beauty at Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore, take in the dramatic scenery at Miners Falls, take in the dramatic natural features at Miners Castle Rock, and explore the activities along Chapel Rock and Beach.

To see photos, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, read Munising road trip planning site .

Traveling by car from Marquette to Munising takes an hour. Expect a daytime high around 71°F in September, and nighttime lows around 53°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Mon) so you can drive to Paradise.

Things to do in Munising

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

Grand Marais, Autrain Falls, Eben Ice Caves and Canyon Falls & Gorge, Seney National Wildlife Refuge
Highlights from your plan
Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore ©
Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore
Munising Falls ©
Munising Falls
Miners Falls ©
Miners Falls

2
nights
Paradise

Paradise ©
Paradise is an unincorporated community in Whitefish Township, Chippewa County in the U.S. Start off your visit on the 8th (Tue): examine the collection at Great Lakes Shipwreck Museum, take an in-depth tour of Whitefish Point Light, and then enjoy the sea views from Point Iroquois Lighthouse. On the 9th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: admire the sheer force of Tahquamenon Falls State Park, then contemplate the waterfront views at Tahquamenon Falls, and then identify plant and animal life at Oswald's Bear Ranch.

To find reviews, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Paradise trip itinerary builder site .

Drive from Munising to Paradise in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of shuttle and car. In September, plan for daily highs up to 68°F, and evening lows to 49°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Mackinac Island.

Things to do in Paradise

Parks Museums Nature

Side Trips

Point Iroquois Lighthouse, Oswald's Bear Ranch
Highlights from your plan
Tahquamenon Falls State Park ©
Tahquamenon Falls State Park
Great Lakes Shipwreck Museum ©
Great Lakes Shipwreck Museum
Whitefish Point Light ©
Whitefish Point Light

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: take in the dramatic natural features at Arch Rock, pause for some serene contemplation at St Anne's Catholic Church, don't miss a visit to Is it you spot from Somewhere in Time movie!, and contemplate the long history of Fort Holmes.

For maps, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Mackinac Island online holiday planner .

You can do a combination of car and ferry from Paradise to Mackinac Island in 2 hours. Another option is to do a combination of bus and ferry. Expect a daytime high around 67°F in September, and nighttime lows around 54°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Sun) to allow enough time to ride a ferry to Saint Ignace.

Things to do in Mackinac Island

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

4
nights
Saint Ignace

Saint Ignace ©
Saint Ignace, usually written as St. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Saint Ignace: Sault Ste. Marie (Riverstone Gallery, Soo Locks, & more) and Cross In The Woods National Shrine (in Indian River). There's lots more to do: snap pictures at Mackinac Bridge, walk around Bridge View Park, take an in-depth tour of Museum of Ojibwa Culture, and steep yourself in history at Historic Mill Creek Discovery Park.

For traveler tips, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Saint Ignace trip planning website .

Saint Ignace is just a short distance from Mackinac Island. In September, plan for daily highs up to 67°F, and evening lows to 54°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Traverse City.

Things to do in Saint Ignace

Historic Sites Parks Museums

Side Trips

Mackinaw City, Sault Ste. Marie, Cross In The Woods National Shrine
Highlights from your plan
Old Mackinac Point Lighthouse ©
Old Mackinac Point Lighthouse
Mackinac Bridge ©
Mackinac Bridge
Soo Locks ©
Soo Locks

8
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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Empire (Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore, Pierce Stocking Scenic Drive, & more), Petoskey (Petoskey State Park, Little Traverse Wheelway, & more) and Grayling (Hartwick Pines State Park & Kayaking & Canoeing). Next up on the itinerary: indulge your taste buds at Food & Drink, enjoy the sand and surf at Frankfort Beach, buy something for everyone on your list at The Village at Grand Traverse Commons, and wander the streets of Front Street.

To find maps, ratings, photos, and tourist information, read Traverse City trip itinerary planner .

Drive from Saint Ignace to Traverse City in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. When traveling from Saint Ignace in September, plan for a bit warmer days in Traverse City, with highs around 74°F, while nights are about the same with lows around 54°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Ludington.

Things to do in Traverse City

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

Petoskey, Empire, Charlevoix, Grayling, Sledheads of Frederic
Highlights from your plan
Beer Tastings & Tours
Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore ©
Little Traverse Wheelway ©
Little Traverse Wheelway

5
nights
Ludington

Ludington ©
Ludington is a city in the state of Michigan. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Ludington: Mears (Off-Road Tours, Little Sable Point Lighthouse, & more), Silver Lake State Park Pedestrian Dune Access (in Hart) and New Era (Rainbow Ranch & Country Dairy). And it doesn't end there: immerse yourself in nature at Ludington State Park, explore the landscape on two wheels at William Field Memorial Hart-Montague Trail, enjoy the sea views from Big Sable Point Lighthouse, and enjoy the sand and surf at Stearns Park.

To find more things to do, ratings, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Ludington online road trip planner .

Getting from Traverse City to Ludington by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and taxi. In September, daytime highs in Ludington are 72°F, while nighttime lows are 52°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Grand Rapids.

Things to do in Ludington

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Mears, Manistee, Hart, New Era
Highlights from your plan
Ludington State Park ©
Ludington State Park
Ludington Waterfront Park ©
Ludington Waterfront Park

7
nights
Grand Rapids

Grand Rapids ©
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 Oval Beach (in Saugatuck), Gilmore Car Museum (in Hickory Corners) and Bell's Comstock Brewery (in Galesburg). The adventure continues: take in nature's colorful creations at Frederik Meijer Gardens & Sculpture Park, find something for the whole family at Silver Beach Carousel, admire the landmark architecture of Meyer May House, and enjoy the sand and surf at Silver Beach County Park.

To see more things to do, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Grand Rapids trip planner .

You can drive from Ludington to Grand Rapids in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus. In September, plan for daily highs up to 76°F, and evening lows to 54°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Frankenmuth.

Things to do in Grand Rapids

Parks Outdoors Theme Parks

Side Trips

Holland, Muskegon, Saint Joseph, Oval Beach, Gilmore Car Museum
Highlights from your plan
Gilmore Car Museum ©
Gilmore Car Museum
Room Escape Games

6
nights
Frankenmuth

Frankenmuth ©
Frankenmuth is a city in Saginaw County in the U.S. Explore Frankenmuth's surroundings by going to Saginaw Valley Naval Ship Museum (in Bay City), Flint Institute of Arts (in Flint) and Oscoda (Oscoda Beach Park & Lumberman's Monument). There's lots more to do: look for gifts at Bronner's Christmas Wonderland, admire the majestic nature at Tawas Point State Park, whizz through the canopy at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks, and browse the different shops at Frankenmuth River Place Shops.

To find ratings, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Frankenmuth travel route website .

Traveling by car from Grand Rapids to Frankenmuth takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi; or do a combination of bus, train, and taxi. In October, daily temperatures in Frankenmuth can reach 62°F, while at night they dip to 43°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 13th (Tue) to allow time for the car ride back home.

Things to do in Frankenmuth

Parks Outdoors Museums

Side Trips

Midland, Oscoda, Flint, Saginaw Veterans Memorial Plaza, Saginaw Valley Naval Ship Museum
Highlights from your plan
Bronner's Christmas Wonderland ©
Bronner's Christmas Wonderland
Frankenmuth River Place Shops ©
Frankenmuth River Place Shops
Zipline

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