8 days in Michigan Itinerary

8 days in Michigan Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Detroit
Fly + Taxi:  4 h 30 min
1
Munising
— 2 nights
Drive + Ferry:  7 h 30 min
2
Ludington
— 1 night
Drive:  1 h 45 min
3
Holland
— 1 night
Drive:  2 h 45 min
4
Frankenmuth
— 2 nights
Drive:  1 h 45 min
End: Detroit

2
nights
Munising

Munising ©
Munising is a city on the southern shore of Lake Superior on the Upper Peninsula of the U.S. Escape the urban bustle at Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore and Miners Castle Rock. The adventure continues: take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports, take in the dramatic scenery at Spray Falls, kick back and relax at Sand Point Beach, and look for gifts at Upper Peninsula Inspired.

To find other places to visit, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Munising trip planner.

Detroit to Munising is an approximately 4.5- hour combination of flight and taxi. You can also do a combination of flight and car; or drive. Traveling from Detroit in May, things will get a bit cooler in Munising: highs are around 59°F and lows about 40°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Mon) early enough to travel to Ludington.

Things to do in Munising

Parks Nature Wildlife
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Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore ©
Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore
Boat Tours & Water Sports
Sand Point Beach ©
Sand Point Beach

1
night
Ludington

Ludington ©
Ludington is a city in the state of Michigan. Kick off your visit on the 12th (Tue): walk around Ludington State Park and then stroll around Stearns Park. Here are some ideas for day two: look for gifts at The Jam Farm, enjoy the sand and surf at Silver Lake State Park Pedestrian Dune Access, and then play a few rounds at Golden Sands Golf Course.

For other places to visit, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, read our Ludington day trip planning tool.

You can do a combination of car and ferry from Munising to Ludington in 7.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of car, bus, and ferry; or do a combination of taxi and bus. When traveling from Munising in May, plan for a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Ludington: temperatures range from 65°F by day to 44°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Holland.

Things to do in Ludington

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Golden Sands Golf Course, Silver Lake State Park Pedestrian Dune Access
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Silver Lake State Park Pedestrian Dune Access ©
Silver Lake State Park Pedestrian Dune Access
Ludington State Park ©
Ludington State Park
The Jam Farm ©
The Jam Farm

1
night
Holland

Holland ©
Holland is a city in the western region of the Lower Peninsula of the U.S. Start off your visit on the 14th (Thu): stroll through Holland State Park Beach, then browse the fresh offerings at Holland Farmers Market, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Oval Beach, and finally look for gifts at American Spoon.

For more things to do, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, use the Holland travel app.

Getting from Ludington to Holland by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: do a combination of taxi, bus, and train. Expect a daytime high around 69°F in May, and nighttime lows around 49°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Frankenmuth.

Things to do in Holland

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trip

Saugatuck
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Holland State Park Beach ©
Holland State Park Beach
Oval Beach ©
Oval Beach
Holland Farmers Market ©
Holland Farmers Market

2
nights
Frankenmuth

Frankenmuth ©
Frankenmuth is a city in Saginaw County in the U.S. On the 15th (Fri), take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports, stop by Bronner's Christmas Wonderland, and then tee off at The Fortress Golf Course. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 16th (Sat): revel in the low prices at Birch Run Premium Outlets, then admire nature's extreme beauty at Zak And Macs Chocolate Haus, and then browse the different shops at Frankenmuth River Place Shops.

Discover how to plan a Frankenmuth trip in just a few steps with Inspirock's itinerary builder.

Traveling by car from Holland to Frankenmuth takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 70°F in May, and nighttime lows around 47°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive back home.

Things to do in Frankenmuth

Shopping Outdoors Golf

Side Trip

Birch Run Premium Outlets
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Bronner's Christmas Wonderland ©
Bronner's Christmas Wonderland
Boat Tours & Water Sports
Frankenmuth River Place Shops ©
Frankenmuth River Place Shops

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