60 days in Michigan Itinerary

60 days in Michigan Itinerary

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Grand Rapids
— 7 nights
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Lansing
— 7 nights
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Detroit
— 10 nights
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Frankenmuth
— 5 nights
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Traverse City
— 9 nights
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Petoskey
— 7 nights
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Munising
— 7 nights
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Houghton
— 3 nights
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Ironwood
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Grand Rapids

— 7 nights

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.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Grand Rapids: Kalamazoo Valley Museum (in Kalamazoo), Portage ( Air Zoo & M Spa Salon and Day Spa) and Bell's Comstock Brewery (in Galesburg). There's lots more to do: take in nature's colorful creations at Frederik Meijer Gardens & Sculpture Park, kick back and relax at Holland State Park Beach, pause for some photo ops at Leonardo da Vinci's Horse, and see the interesting displays at Gerald R. Ford Museum.

To find other places to visit, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Grand Rapids trip app.

Chicago to Grand Rapids is an approximately 3-hour car ride. You can also fly; or take a bus. The time zone difference moving from Central Standard Time (CST) to Eastern Standard Time (EST) is 1 hour. In February in Grand Rapids, expect temperatures between 33°F during the day and 17°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Wed) to allow time to drive to Lansing.

Things to do in Grand Rapids

Parks · Museums · Outdoors · Childrens Museums

Side Trips

Lansing

— 7 nights
Lansing is the capital of the US state of Michigan. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Lansing: Mount Pleasant (Ziibiwing Center & Soaring Eagle Casino), Battle Creek (Horrock's & Firekeeper's Casino) and Island Park (in Eaton Rapids). Next up on the itinerary: engage your brain at Impression 5 Science Center, take an in-depth tour of Castle Museum, examine the collection at Sloan Museum, and gain insight at Michigan State University.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, read our Lansing travel route site.

Traveling by car from Grand Rapids to Lansing takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In March, daytime highs in Lansing are 41°F, while nighttime lows are 24°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Detroit.

Things to do in Lansing

Museums · Childrens Museums · Casinos · Fun & Games

Side Trips

Detroit

— 10 nights

The Motor City

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 Macomb Orchard Trail (in Richmond), Ann Arbor (Ann Arbor Hands-On Museum, Kerrytown, &more) and The Town Peddler Craft and Antique Mall (in Livonia). The adventure continues: explore the world behind art at Detroit Institute of Arts, stop by Pure Detroit, learn more about the world around you at DNR Outdoor Adventure Center, and browse the exhibits of The Ford Piquette Avenue Plant.

To find ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Detroit trip site.

You can drive from Lansing to Detroit in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or fly. Expect a daytime high around 42°F in March, and nighttime lows around 27°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Frankenmuth.

Things to do in Detroit

Museums · Parks · Shopping · Outdoors

Side Trips

Frankenmuth

— 5 nights
Frankenmuth is a city in Saginaw County in the U.S. state of Michigan. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Frankenmuth: Croswell Swinging Bridge (in Croswell), Gallery 194 (in Lapeer) and Port Sanilac Marina (in Port Sanilac). And it doesn't end there: browse the different shops at Frankenmuth River Place Shops, stop by Bronner's Christmas Wonderland, indulge in some personalized pampering at Serendipity Day Spa, and get some fabulous bargains at Birch Run Premium Outlets.

To find ratings, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Frankenmuth road trip tool.

Traveling by car from Detroit to Frankenmuth takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi; or fly. In March, plan for daily highs up to 39°F, and evening lows to 24°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Traverse City.

Things to do in Frankenmuth

Museums · Shopping · Parks · Spas

Side Trips

Traverse City

— 9 nights

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.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Traverse City: Suttons Bay (Eyaawing Museum & Cultural Center, Silver Leaf Vineyard & Winery, &more), Arcadia Overlook (in Arcadia) and Empire (Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore & Empire Bluff Trail). There's still lots to do: sample some tasty brews at a beer tour and tasting, wander the streets of Front Street, tour the pleasant surroundings at Hanson Hills Recreation Area, and buy something for everyone on your list at The Village at Grand Traverse Commons.

For where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Traverse City holiday planner.

Drive from Frankenmuth to Traverse City in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of taxi and bus. In March, daily temperatures in Traverse City can reach 38°F, while at night they dip to 21°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Sat) so you can drive to Petoskey.

Things to do in Traverse City

Parks · Historic Sites · Outdoors · Wineries

Side Trips

Petoskey

— 7 nights
Petoskey is a city and coastal resort community in the U.S. state of Michigan. Venture out of the city with trips to McGulpin Point Lighthouse & Historic Site (in Mackinaw City), Saint Ignace (Mackinac Bridge & Indian Village) and Cross In The Woods National Shrine (in Indian River). categoryPhrases.sentence.On_the_day_spend_an_exhilarating_day_on_the_slopes_at. The adventure continues: hit the slopes at Nub's Nob, ski along the peaceful trails at Forbush Corner Cross-Country Skiing, do a tasting at Petoskey Farms Vineyard & Winery, and take in the dramatic natural features at Boyne Highlands.

To see photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Petoskey tour itinerary planner.

Getting from Traverse City to Petoskey by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. In April, plan for daily highs up to 47°F, and evening lows to 29°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Munising.

Things to do in Petoskey

Outdoors · Parks · Winter Sports · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Munising

— 7 nights
Munising is a city on the southern shore of Lake Superior on the Upper Peninsula of the U.S. state of Michigan. Explore Munising's surroundings by going to Nature's Kennel Sled Dog Racing and Adventures (in McMillan), Marquette (Marquette Mountain Ski and Bike Area, Presque Isle Park, &more) and Crisp Point Lighthouse (in Newberry). There's much more to do: explore the striking landscape of Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore, take in the dramatic scenery at Munising Falls, explore the activities along Kitch-Iti-Kipi (The Big Spring), and glide through natural beauty at Days River Natural Trail.

For more things to do, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Munising attractions tool.

Traveling by car from Petoskey to Munising takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi. Expect a daytime high around 44°F in April, and nighttime lows around 29°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Sat) early enough to travel to Houghton.

Things to do in Munising

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Wildlife

Side Trips

Houghton

— 3 nights
Houghton is a city in the U.S. state of Michigan's Upper Peninsula and largest city in the Copper Country on the Keweenaw Peninsula. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Houghton: Hanka Homestead Museum (in Pelkie), Eagle River Falls (in Eagle River) and Copper Harbor Bike Trail System (in Copper Harbor). And it doesn't end there: see the interesting displays at Mineral Museum of Michigan, glide through natural beauty at Swedetown Ski Trails, stop by Copper World, and fly down the slopes at Mount Bohemia.

For maps, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Houghton online trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Munising to Houghton takes 3 hours. Expect a daytime high around 43°F in April, and nighttime lows around 28°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Tue) early enough to travel to Ironwood.

Things to do in Houghton

Outdoors · Parks · Winter Sports · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Ironwood

— 4 nights
Ironwood is a city in Gogebic County in the U.S. state of Michigan, about 18mi south of Lake Superior. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Ironwood: Ontonagon (Presque Isle River, Bond Falls, &more). categoryPhrases.sentence.On_the_day_spend_an_exhilarating_day_on_the_slopes_at. There's lots more to do: glide through natural beauty at ABR Trails, grab your bike and head to Michigan's Iron Belle Trail - Western Gateway Trail, appreciate the history behind Downtown Miners Mural, and hit the slopes at Copper Peak.

For reviews, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Ironwood route builder tool.

You can drive from Houghton to Ironwood in 2 hours. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Houghton to Ironwood due to the time zone difference. Expect a daytime high around 46°F in April, and nighttime lows around 28°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Ironwood

Parks · Outdoors · Winter Sports · Nature

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.