8 days in Michigan & Ohio Itinerary

8 days in Michigan & Ohio Itinerary

Created using Inspirock United States trip planner

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Menominee
— 1 night
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Munising
— 2 nights
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Mackinaw City
— 1 night
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Frankenmuth
— 1 night
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Columbus
— 2 nights
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Menominee

— 1 night
Menominee is a city in the Upper Peninsula of the U.S. Start off your visit on the 22nd (Mon): walk around Great Lakes Memorial Marina Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take an in-depth tour of Menominee County Historical Society Heritage Museum, then go for a stroll along the water at Menominee Marina, and then explore the activities along Tourist Park (Fat Ladies Beach).

To find traveler tips, maps, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Menominee day trip planning app.

Chicago to Menominee is an approximately 4.5-hour car ride. You can also do a combination of flight and car. In June, Menominee is little chillier than Chicago - with highs of 72°F and lows of 54°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Tue) to allow time to travel to Munising.

Things to do in Menominee

Parks · Nature · Museums

Munising

— 2 nights
Munising is a city on the southern shore of Lake Superior on the Upper Peninsula of the U.S. Kick off your visit on the 24th (Wed): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore. On your second day here, admire the sheer force of Wagner Falls, then look for gifts at UP-Scale Art, then take in the exciting artwork at Lakenenland Sculpture Park, and finally get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports.

To see other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Munising online itinerary planner.

Getting from Menominee to Munising by car takes about 2.5 hours. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Menominee to Munising due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Menominee in June, Munising is little chillier at night with lows of 49°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Mackinaw City.

Things to do in Munising

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Shopping

Side Trip

Mackinaw City

— 1 night
Mackinaw City is a village in Emmet and Cheboygan counties in the U.S. Start off your visit on the 26th (Fri): browse the different shops at Del Sol - Color-Change - Mackinaw Crossings, enjoy the sand and surf at Nancy Dagwell Campbell Park, visit a coastal fixture at Old Mackinac Point Lighthouse, then look for gifts at Manley’s Fish Market, and finally take in the views from Mackinac Bridge.

For other places to visit, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, read our Mackinaw City trip itinerary maker app.

Traveling by car from Munising to Mackinaw City takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus. June in Mackinaw City sees daily highs of 67°F and lows of 51°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Frankenmuth.

Things to do in Mackinaw City

Shopping · Museums · Historic Sites · Nature

Side Trip

Frankenmuth

— 1 night
Frankenmuth is a city in Saginaw County in the U.S. On the 27th (Sat), get a taste of the local shopping with City Market, take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports, then stop by Bronner's Christmas Wonderland, and finally buy something for everyone on your list at Frankenmuth River Place Shops.

For reviews, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Frankenmuth online route planner.

Drive from Mackinaw City to Frankenmuth in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi; or do a combination of bus and flight. In June, Frankenmuth is somewhat warmer than Mackinaw City - with highs of 77°F and lows of 57°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Columbus.

Things to do in Frankenmuth

Shopping · Tours · Outdoors

Side Trip

Columbus

— 2 nights

The Discovery City

More than just one of the nation's top business centers, Columbus is a mixture of many different parts of America, situated at the spot where the so-called "Bible Belt" meets the varied cultures of the Great Plains and Appalachia.
On the 28th (Sun), make a trip to Rockhouse, then kick your exploration up a notch at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks, and then buy something for everyone on your list at Heritage Square Antique Mall. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 29th (Mon): get a taste of the local shopping with Franklin Park Conservatory and Botanical Gardens, shop like a local with Easton Town Center, and then stop by Book Loft.

For photos, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Columbus road trip app.

Traveling by car from Frankenmuth to Columbus takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of taxi and bus. Traveling from Frankenmuth in June, expect Columbus to be somewhat warmer, temps between 83°F and 63°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Mon) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Columbus

Shopping · Museums · Adventure · Parks

Side Trips

Michigan travel guide

4.7
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.

Ohio travel guide

4.2
Specialty Museums · Casinos · Water Parks
The Buckeye State
Nicknamed the "Heart of It All" because of its heart-like shape, Ohio is perhaps best described as a mosaic of big cities and small towns, with vast tracts of farmland in between. Always a major industrial and political player in the country, the state was the home to eight American presidents and the Wright brothers, inventors of the airplane. The first man to walk on the Moon came from Ohio, as did 23 other astronauts. More than just an overachiever in science, industry, and politics, the state is also a serious holiday destination, featuring both traditional Amish farms and bustling cities with a great selection of things to do.