7 days in Michigan Itinerary

7 days in Michigan Itinerary

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Munising
— 2 nights
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Traverse City
— 1 night
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Grand Rapids
— 2 nights
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Frankenmuth
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Detroit
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Munising

— 2 nights
Munising is a city on the southern shore of Lake Superior on the Upper Peninsula of the U.S. state of Michigan. Kick off your visit on the 24th (Mon): admire the sheer force of Bridal Veil Falls and then take in the dramatic natural features at Miners Castle Rock. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 25th (Tue): explore the striking landscape of Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore and then stop by Upper Peninsula Inspired.

For photos, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, read Munising tour itinerary tool.

Columbus to Munising is an approximately 10.5-hour car ride. You can also do a combination of flight and taxi; or drive; or do a combination of bus, train, and car. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from Columbus in May: high temperatures in Munising hover around 59°F and lows are around 40°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Traverse City.

Things to do in Munising

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Shopping

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Traverse City

— 1 night

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.
Kick off your visit on the 27th (Thu): buy something for everyone on your list at The Village at Grand Traverse Commons, then learn about winemaking at Left Foot Charley Winery, and then sample some tasty brews at a beer tour and tasting.

To see maps, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Traverse City travel planner.

Getting from Munising to Traverse City by car takes about 5 hours. Other options: do a combination of taxi and bus. When traveling from Munising in May, plan for somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Traverse City: temperatures range from 67°F by day to 43°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Thu) so you can drive to Grand Rapids.

Things to do in Traverse City

Tours · Breweries & Distilleries · Historic Sites · Shopping

Grand Rapids

— 2 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.
Start off your visit on the 28th (Fri): stroll around Centennial Park, then stroll around Windmill Island Gardens, and then stroll through Holland State Park Beach. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: see the sky in a new way at Grand Rapids Public Museum, see the interesting displays at Gerald R. Ford Museum, then take in nature's colorful creations at Frederik Meijer Gardens & Sculpture Park, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Cathedral of Saint Andrew.

For more things to do, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Grand Rapids trip planner.

You can drive from Traverse City to Grand Rapids in 2.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. Traveling from Traverse City in May, Grand Rapids is a bit warmer at night with lows of 49°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Frankenmuth.

Things to do in Grand Rapids

Parks · Museums · Childrens Museums · Beaches

Side Trip

Frankenmuth

Frankenmuth is a city in Saginaw County in the U.S. state of Michigan. To find more things to do, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Frankenmuth journey planner.

Drive from Grand Rapids to Frankenmuth in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi; or do a combination of bus, train, and taxi. Expect a daytime high around 70°F in May, and nighttime lows around 47°F. On the 29th (Sat), you'll travel to Detroit.

Things to do in Frankenmuth

Parks · Shopping · Outdoors · Historic Sites

Detroit

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.
For where to stay, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Detroit route builder tool.

You can drive from Frankenmuth to Detroit in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi and bus; or fly. In May, daytime highs in Detroit are 71°F, while nighttime lows are 51°F. On the 29th (Sat), you're off to home.

Things to do in Detroit

Parks · Nightlife · Outdoors · Museums

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.