60 days in Michigan Itinerary

60 days in Michigan Itinerary

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60 days in Michigan Itinerary

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

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 BATL - The Backyard Axe Throwing League (in Novi), Seymour Lake Township Park (in Oxford) and Ann Arbor (Matthaei Botanical Gardens, Decode Ann Arbor, & more). Next up on the itinerary: see the interesting displays at The Henry Ford, admire the landmark architecture of The Guardian Building, contemplate the long history of Motown Museum, and admire nature's wide array of creatures at Detroit Zoo.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Detroit travel planner .

Use the Route module to find travel options from your starting location to Detroit. In June in Detroit, expect temperatures between 79°F during the day and 61°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Frankenmuth.

Things to do in Detroit

Parks Museums Theme Parks

Side Trips

Ann Arbor, Dearborn, Seymour Lake Township Park, BATL - The Backyard Axe Throwing League, Detroit Zoo
Highlights from your plan
The Henry Ford ©
The Henry Ford
Detroit Institute of Arts ©
Detroit Institute of Arts
Comerica Park ©
Comerica Park

5
nights
Frankenmuth

Frankenmuth ©
Frankenmuth is a city in Saginaw County in the U.S. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Frankenmuth: Michigan State University (in East Lansing), Midland (Dow Gardens, Dow Diamond, & more) and The Preserve Golf Club (in Fenton). And it doesn't end there: stop by Bronner's Christmas Wonderland, buy something for everyone on your list at Frankenmuth River Place Shops, grab your bike and head to Saginaw Valley Rail Trail, and tee off at Sugarbush Golf Course.

For more things to do, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Frankenmuth trip planner .

Getting from Detroit to Frankenmuth by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and taxi; or fly. Expect a daytime high around 77°F in June, and nighttime lows around 57°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Tue) so you can drive to Traverse City.

Things to do in Frankenmuth

Outdoors Parks Golf

Side Trips

Midland, Saginaw, The Preserve Golf Club, Michigan State University, Oscoda Beach Park
Highlights from your plan
Bronner's Christmas Wonderland ©
Bronner's Christmas Wonderland
Dow Diamond ©
Dow Diamond
Michigan State University ©
Michigan State University

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.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Traverse City: Grayling (Kayaking & Canoeing & Hartwick Pines State Park), Empire (Empire Bluff Trail, Pierce Stocking Scenic Drive, & more) and Sleeping Bear Heritage Trail (in Glen Arbor). Next up on the itinerary: sample some tasty brews at a beer tour and tasting, see what you can catch with a fishing tour, make a trip to Old Mission Lighthouse, and shop like a local with The Village at Grand Traverse Commons.

To see photos, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Traverse City day trip app .

You can drive from Frankenmuth to Traverse City in 3.5 hours. Other options are to fly; or take a bus. In July in Traverse City, expect temperatures between 80°F during the day and 59°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Petoskey.

Things to do in Traverse City

Outdoors Parks Tours

Side Trips

Empire, Grayling, Lake Ann Brewing Company, Sleeping Bear Heritage Trail, Sledheads of Frederic
Highlights from your plan
Beer Tastings & Tours
Kayaking & Canoeing

6
nights
Petoskey

Petoskey ©
Petoskey is a city and coastal resort community in the U.S. Venture out of the city with trips to Mackinaw City (Historic Mill Creek Discovery Park, Old Mackinac Point Lighthouse, & more), Cross In The Woods National Shrine (in Indian River) and Saint Ignace (Castle Rock, Museum of Ojibwa Culture, & more). The adventure continues: tour the pleasant surroundings at Little Traverse Wheelway, don't miss a visit to Soo Locks, admire the majestic nature at Petoskey State Park, and visit a coastal fixture at USDA Iroquois Lighthouse.

For maps, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Petoskey trip itinerary planner.

You can drive from Traverse City to Petoskey in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. When traveling from Traverse City in July, plan for slightly colder days and about the same nights in Petoskey: temperatures range from 75°F by day to 57°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Sun) early enough to travel to Mackinac Island.

Things to do in Petoskey

Parks Historic Sites Nature

Side Trips

Mackinaw City, Saint Ignace, Sault Ste. Marie, Thunder Bay National Marine Sanctuary, Cross In The Woods National Shrine
Highlights from your plan
Colonial Michilimackinac ©
Colonial Michilimackinac
Mackinac Bridge ©
Mackinac Bridge
Soo Locks ©
Soo Locks

5
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, take a pleasant ride with a tour on horseback, identify plant and animal life at The Original Mackinac Island Butterfly House & Insect World, and make a trip to Is it you spot from Somewhere in Time movie!.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Mackinac Island trip itinerary planning site .

You can do a combination of bus and ferry from Petoskey to Mackinac Island in 2.5 hours. In July, daily temperatures in Mackinac Island can reach 73°F, while at night they dip to 58°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Marquette.

Things to do in Mackinac Island

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

5
nights
Marquette

Marquette ©
Marquette is a city in the U.S. Change things up with these side-trips from Marquette: Thomas Rock Scenic Overlook (in Big Bay) and Laughing Whitefish Falls State Park (in Deerton). There's still lots to do: admire the majestic nature at Presque Isle Park, shop like a local with Lakenenland Sculpture Park, examine the collection at Upper Peninsula Children's Museum, and take a stroll through Downtown Marquette.

To see maps, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, read our Marquette trip itinerary maker tool .

Traveling by combination of ferry and bus from Mackinac Island to Marquette takes 7 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry, bus, and flight; or do a combination of ferry and flight. Traveling from Mackinac Island in July, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be slightly colder in Marquette, with lows of 53°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Wed) so you can drive to Munising.

Things to do in Marquette

Parks Nature Museums

Side Trips

Big Bay, Upper Peninsula, Da Yoopers Innovation Museum, Laughing Whitefish Falls State Park, Michigan Iron Industry Museum
Highlights from your plan
Presque Isle Park ©
Presque Isle Park
Sugarloaf Mountain ©
Sugarloaf Mountain
Downtown Marquette ©
Downtown Marquette

5
nights
Munising

Munising ©
Munising is a city on the southern shore of Lake Superior on the Upper Peninsula of the U.S. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Munising: Manistique (Kitch-Iti-Kipi (The Big Spring) & Palms Book State Park), Paradise (Tahquamenon Falls & Tahquamenon Falls State Park) and Fayette Historic State Park (in Garden). Spend the 25th (Thu) exploring nature at Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore. There's still lots to do: take in the dramatic natural features at Miners Castle Rock, try for a hole-in-one at Miners Falls Mini Golf, take in the dramatic scenery at Miners Falls, and look for gifts at Upper Peninsula Inspired.

Use Inspirock's suggestions to plan your Munising trip and find the best activities and attractions for your vacation.

Drive from Marquette to Munising in an hour. In July, daytime highs in Munising are 74°F, while nighttime lows are 56°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 29th (Mon) so you can travel to Ontonagon.

Things to do in Munising

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

Paradise, Manistique, Fayette Historic State Park
Highlights from your plan
Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore ©
Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore
Tahquamenon Falls State Park ©
Tahquamenon Falls State Park
Munising Falls ©
Munising Falls

5
nights
Ontonagon

Ontonagon ©
Ontonagon is a village in the U.S. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Ontonagon: Copper Harbor (Brockway Mountain Drive & Into the Woods Mini Golf and Gardens), Quincy Mine (in Hancock) and Copper World (in Calumet). Spend the 30th (Tue) exploring nature at Bond Falls. There's much more to do: contemplate the waterfront views at Lake of the Clouds, take a peaceful walk through Porcupine Mountains State Park, admire all the interesting features of Adventure Mining Company, and see the interesting displays at Mineral Museum of Michigan.

For other places to visit, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Ontonagon route 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 3rd (Sat) early enough to travel to Ludington.

Things to do in Ontonagon

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Copper Harbor, Ironwood, Adventure Mining Company, Copper World, Hungarian Falls
Highlights from your plan
Bond Falls ©
Bond Falls
Lake of the Clouds ©
Lake of the Clouds
Porcupine Mountains State Park ©
Porcupine Mountains State Park

5
nights
Ludington

Ludington ©
Ludington is a city in the state of Michigan. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Ludington: Silver Lake State Park Pedestrian Dune Access (in Hart), Mears (Little Sable Point Lighthouse & Silver Lake State Park) and Cherry Point Farm and Market (in Shelby). There's still lots to do: walk around Ludington State Park, visit a coastal fixture at Ludington North Breakwater Light, ride a horse along Rainbow Ranch, and admire all the interesting features of Country Dairy.

To find more things to do, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Ludington planning tool .

You can drive from Ontonagon to Ludington in 8.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. Expect a daytime high around 76°F in August, and nighttime lows around 57°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Grand Rapids.

Things to do in Ludington

Parks Outdoors Trails

Side Trips

Manistee, New Era, Mears, Hart, Cherry Point Farm and Market
Highlights from your plan
Ludington Waterfront Park ©
Ludington Waterfront Park
Big Sable Point Lighthouse ©
Big Sable Point Lighthouse

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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.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Grand Rapids: Gilmore Car Museum (in Hickory Corners), Grand Haven Lighthouse and Pier (in Grand Haven) and Holland (Windmill Island Gardens, Holland State Park Beach, & more). There's lots more to do: take in nature's colorful creations at Frederik Meijer Gardens & Sculpture Park, appreciate the history behind Leonardo da Vinci's Horse, stroll through Oval Beach, and admire the striking features of Meyer May House.

Plan a Grand Rapids trip in moments using our itinerary builder.

Drive from Ludington to Grand Rapids in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus. August in Grand Rapids sees daily highs of 81°F and lows of 61°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Saint Joseph.

Things to do in Grand Rapids

Parks Theme Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Holland, Muskegon, Oval Beach, Grand Haven Lighthouse and Pier, Gilmore Car Museum
Highlights from your plan
Room Escape Games
Gilmore Car Museum ©
Gilmore Car Museum

6
nights
Saint Joseph

Saint Joseph ©
St. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Saint Joseph: South Haven (North Beach, South Haven Lighthouses, & more), Wolf Lake State Fish Hatchery (in Mattawan) and Galien River County Park (in New Buffalo). There's lots more to do: find something for the whole family at Silver Beach Carousel, admire the majestic nature at Warren Dunes State Park, walk around Tiscornia Park, and kick back and relax at Weko Park.

For other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Saint Joseph day trip planner .

Traveling by car from Grand Rapids to Saint Joseph takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In August in Saint Joseph, expect temperatures between 80°F during the day and 60°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Tue) early enough to drive back home.

Things to do in Saint Joseph

Parks Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trips

South Haven, Bridgman, Benton Harbor, Portage, Fernwood Botanical Garden and Nature Preserve
Highlights from your plan
Silver Beach County Park ©
Silver Beach County Park
Silver Beach Carousel ©
Silver Beach Carousel
Whirlpool Compass Fountain ©
Whirlpool Compass Fountain

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