60 days in Michigan, New York City & Las Vegas Itinerary

60 days in Michigan, New York City & Las Vegas Itinerary

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Dearborn
— 4 nights
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New York City
— 14 nights
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Las Vegas
— 12 nights
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Grand Rapids
— 5 nights
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Ludington
— 5 nights
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Traverse City
— 6 nights
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Munising
— 5 nights
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Ontonagon
— 3 nights
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Mackinac Island
— 5 nights
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Dearborn — 4 nights

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: Cranbrook Center for Collections and Research, Saarinen House (in Bloomfield Hills), Ann Arbor (Matthaei Botanical Gardens & Kayaking & Canoeing) and George George Memorial Park (in Clinton Township). There's still lots to do: examine the collection at The Henry Ford, explore the galleries of The Ford Piquette Avenue Plant, pause for some serene contemplation at Sweetest Heart of Mary Roman Catholic Church, and get outside with Miami Beach.

To see more things to do, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Dearborn online sightseeing planner.

Detroit to Dearborn is an approximately half hour car ride. You can also take a bus. In June in Dearborn, expect temperatures between 79°F during the day and 61°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Thu) so you can catch the flight to New York City.
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New York City — 14 nights

Writer Pearl Buck once called New York City “a place apart,” and this giant urban center remains unlike any other in the world.
Explore New York City's surroundings by going to Bronx Zoo (in Bronx), Philadelphia (Rittenhouse Square, Elfreth's Alley, &more) and Chanticleer (in Wayne). The adventure continues: tour the pleasant surroundings at Central Park, contemplate the long history of 9/11 Memorial, enjoy breathtaking views from Empire State Building, and take a stroll through Times Square.

To see traveler tips, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, read New York City road trip planner.

Getting from Dearborn to New York City by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 80°F in June, and nighttime lows around 65°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Thu) so you can fly to Las Vegas.
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Las Vegas — 12 nights

Nicknamed the "Entertainment Capital of the World," Las Vegas sits in the middle of a desert in the southern section of Nevada.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Las Vegas: Boulder City (Hoover Dam & Boulder City/Hoover Dam Museum) and Green Valley Range (in Henderson). The adventure continues: ponder the design of Fountains of Bellagio, take in the dramatic natural features at Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area, don't miss a visit to The Strip, and take in panoramic vistas at Eiffel Tower Viewing Deck.

To find where to stay, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Las Vegas day trip planning website.

Traveling by flight from New York City to Las Vegas takes 7 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 3 hours traveling from New York City to Las Vegas. In July, Las Vegas is a bit warmer than New York City - with highs of 104°F and lows of 81°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Tue) early enough to catch the flight to Grand Rapids.
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Grand Rapids — 5 nights

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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Grand Rapids: Kellogg Bird Sanctuary (in Augusta), Bell's Comstock Brewery (in Galesburg) and Gilmore Car Museum (in Hickory Corners). There's still lots to do: admire the natural beauty at Frederik Meijer Gardens & Sculpture Park, let the kids burn off some steam at Kids' Corner playground, explore by horseback at Wild West Ranch, and go for a walk through Rockford Dam Overlook.

For other places to visit, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Grand Rapids trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Las Vegas to Grand Rapids takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. The time zone difference moving from Pacific Standard Time to Eastern Standard Time is 3 hours. Traveling from Las Vegas in July, expect Grand Rapids to be much colder, temps between 82°F and 61°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Ludington.
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Ludington — 5 nights

Ludington is a city in the state of Michigan. Explore Ludington's surroundings by going to Mears (Silver Lake State Park, Off-Road Tours, &more), New Era (Lewis Adventure Farm & Zoo, Stony Lake Stables, &more) and Silver Lake State Park Pedestrian Dune Access (in Hart). The adventure continues: stroll around Ludington Waterfront Park, admire the majestic nature at Ludington State Park, explore the engaging exhibits at Sandcastles Children's Museum, and examine the collection at Montague Museum.

For reviews, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Ludington trip itinerary maker.

You can drive from Grand Rapids to Ludington in 2 hours. Another option is to do a combination of bus and taxi. Expect a bit cooler weather when traveling from Grand Rapids in July: highs in Ludington hover around 76°F, while lows dip to 57°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Traverse City.
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Traverse City — 6 nights

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 (Lake Michigan Beach Park, Empire Bluff Trail, &more), Sleeping Bear Heritage Trail (in Glen Arbor) and South Manitou Island (in Leland). There's much more to do: head outdoors with Outdoor Activities, stroll through Clinch Park, do a tasting at Suttons Bay Ciders, and indulge your senses at Old Mission Tours.

For photos, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Traverse City online trip itinerary maker.

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. In July in Traverse City, expect temperatures between 80°F during the day and 59°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Thu) to allow time to drive to Munising.
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Munising — 5 nights

Munising is a city on the southern shore of Lake Superior on the Upper Peninsula of the U.S. state of Michigan. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Munising: Manistique (Kitch-Iti-Kipi (The Big Spring), Palms Book State Park, &more) and Garden (Historical Village Fayette Park & Fayette Historic State Park). There's lots more to do: explore the wealth of natural beauty at Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore, enjoy the sand and surf at Sand Point Beach, admire the sheer force of Miners Falls, and explore the striking landscape at Miners Castle Rock.

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Traveling by car from Traverse City to Munising takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi. Expect slightly colder weather when traveling from Traverse City in August: highs in Munising hover around 74°F, while lows dip to 57°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Tue) early enough to drive to Ontonagon.
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Ontonagon — 3 nights

Go for a jaunt from Ontonagon to Houghton to see Mineral Museum of Michigan about 1h 5 min away.

To find other places to visit, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, read Ontonagon online trip itinerary builder.

Traveling by car from Munising to Ontonagon takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In August, daytime highs in Ontonagon are 73°F, while nighttime lows are 55°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 11th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Mackinac Island.
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Mackinac Island — 5 nights

Mackinac Island is a city in Mackinac County in the U.S. state of Michigan. Mackinac Island is known for nature, museums, and wildlife. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: see some colorful creatures with Great Turtle Kayak Tours, take in the architecture and atmosphere at St Anne's Catholic Church, steep yourself in history at Trinity Church, and catch some excitement at Forge a Memory.

For other places to visit, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, read Mackinac Island online tour planner.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Ontonagon to Mackinac Island. August in Mackinac Island sees daily highs of 72°F and lows of 59°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Wed) so you can travel back home.
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Michigan travel guide

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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.
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