60 days in Michigan Itinerary

60 days in Michigan Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Michigan travel planner

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Frankenmuth
— 4 nights
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Dearborn
— 6 nights
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Munising
— 6 nights
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Ontonagon
— 6 nights
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Mackinac Island
— 5 nights
Ferry to Mackinaw, Bus to Petoskey
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Petoskey
— 6 nights
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Traverse City
— 7 nights
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Ludington
— 6 nights
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Grand Rapids
— 7 nights
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Saint Joseph
— 6 nights
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Frankenmuth

— 4 nights
Frankenmuth is a city in Saginaw County in the U.S. state of Michigan. Explore Frankenmuth's surroundings by going to Tawas Point State Park (in East Tawas), Gallery 194 (in Lapeer) and Bay City (Saginaw Valley Naval Ship Museum & Carroll Park). There's lots more to do: stop by Bronner's Christmas Wonderland, get outside with Outdoor Activities, brush up on your military savvy at Michigan Heroes Museum, and take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Frankenmuth day trip website.

Kalamazoo to Frankenmuth is an approximately 2.5-hour car ride. In May, daily temperatures in Frankenmuth can reach 70°F, while at night they dip to 47°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Dearborn.

Things to do in Frankenmuth

Parks · Shopping · Museums · Tours

Side Trips

Dearborn

— 6 nights
Dearborn sits as part of the Detroit metropolitan area and was the home of Henry Ford.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Dearborn: Flint Institute of Arts (in Flint), Great Lakes National Cemetery (in Holly) and Ann Arbor (Hudson Mills Metropark, Matthaei Botanical Gardens, &more). There's still lots to do: examine the collection at The Henry Ford, take a leisurely stroll along Detroit RiverFront, stroll around Belle Isle Park, and shop like a local with Eastern Market.

To find more things to do, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Dearborn trip itinerary builder site.

You can drive from Frankenmuth to Dearborn in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of taxi and bus. In June, daytime highs in Dearborn are 79°F, while nighttime lows are 61°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Thu) so you can catch the flight to Munising.

Things to do in Dearborn

Museums · Parks · Historic Sites · Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trips

Munising

— 6 nights
Munising is a city on the southern shore of Lake Superior on the Upper Peninsula of the U.S. state of Michigan. Get out of town with these interesting Munising side-trips: Marquette (Upper Peninsula Children's Museum, Lakenenland Sculpture Park, &more), The Manistique Boardwalk and River Walk (in Manistique) and Log Slide Overlook (in Grand Marais). And it doesn't end there: contemplate the waterfront views at Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore, enjoy the sand and surf at Sand Point Beach, admire the sheer force of Wagner Falls, and look for gifts at Upper Peninsula Inspired.

To see maps, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Munising road trip planning tool.

Traveling by flight from Dearborn to Munising takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and taxi; or drive. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from Dearborn in June; daily highs in Munising reach 68°F and lows reach 49°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Wed) so you can travel to Ontonagon.

Things to do in Munising

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Outdoors

Side Trips

Ontonagon

— 6 nights
Get out of town with these interesting Ontonagon side-trips: Quincy Smelter (in Hancock), Ironwood (Copper Peak, Black River Harbor Recreation Area, &more) and Houghton (Mineral Museum of Michigan & Nara Nature Park).

For where to stay, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, read our Ontonagon trip itinerary maker site.

Traveling by car from Munising to Ontonagon takes 3 hours. In June, plan for daily highs up to 69°F, and evening lows to 49°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Tue) early enough to travel to Mackinac Island.

Things to do in Ontonagon

Parks · Outdoors · Museums · Nature

Side Trips

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 parks. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: take in the dramatic natural features at Arch Rock, admire the majestic nature at Mackinac Island State Park, pause for some serene contemplation at Trinity Church, and relax and rejuvenate at Lilac Tree Spa.

To find where to stay, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, read Mackinac Island trip planner.

Explore your travel options from Ontonagon to Mackinac Island with the Route module. Expect a daytime high around 67°F in June, and nighttime lows around 51°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Sun) so you can travel to Petoskey.

Things to do in Mackinac Island

Parks · Historic Sites · Outdoors · Museums

Petoskey

— 6 nights
Petoskey is a city and coastal resort community in the U.S. state of Michigan. Explore Petoskey's surroundings by going to Saint Ignace (Castle Rock, Mackinac Bridge, &more), Hartwick Pines State Park (in Grayling) and Sault Ste. Marie (Riverstone Gallery & Soo Locks). Next up on the itinerary: grab your bike and head to North Western State Trail, visit a coastal fixture at Old Mackinac Point Lighthouse, catch all the local highlights with Mushroom House Tours, and cast your line with True North Trout.

To see other places to visit, photos, maps, and more tourist information, use the Petoskey road trip planning site.

You can do a combination of ferry and bus from Mackinac Island to Petoskey in 3 hours. In June in Petoskey, expect temperatures between 71°F during the day and 51°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Sat) early enough to drive to Traverse City.

Things to do in Petoskey

Parks · Wildlife · Outdoors · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Traverse City

— 7 nights

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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Michigan Fireman's Memorial (in Roscommon), Empire (Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore, Empire Bluff Trail, &more) and Kayaking & Canoeing (in Grayling). And it doesn't end there: sample some tasty brews at a beer tour and tasting, do a tasting at Bowers Harbor Vineyards, visit a coastal fixture at Mission Point Lighthouse, and kick back and relax at Clinch Park.

To see reviews, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Traverse City trip maker app.

Traveling by car from Petoskey to Traverse City takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In July, daytime highs in Traverse City are 80°F, while nighttime lows are 59°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Ludington.

Things to do in Traverse City

Parks · Outdoors · Historic Sites · Nature

Side Trips

Ludington

— 6 nights
Ludington is a city in the state of Michigan. Get out of town with these interesting Ludington side-trips: New Era (Stony Lake Stables & Country Dairy), Mears (Little Sable Point Lighthouse & Off-Road Tours) and Silver Lake State Park Pedestrian Dune Access (in Hart). There's still lots to do: immerse yourself in nature at Ludington State Park, grab your bike and head to William Field Memorial Hart-Montague Trail, enjoy the sand and surf at Fifth Avenue Beach, and walk around Magoon Creek Park.

To find where to stay, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Ludington travel itinerary planner.

You can drive from Traverse City to Ludington in 2.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus and car; or do a combination of bus and taxi. In July, daytime highs in Ludington are 76°F, while nighttime lows are 57°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Fri) early enough to drive to Grand Rapids.

Things to do in Ludington

Parks · Outdoors · Historic Sites · Beaches

Side Trips

Grand Rapids

— 7 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.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Grand Rapids: Holland (Centennial Park, Windmill Island Gardens, &more), East Lansing (Michigan State University Horticultural Gardens & Michigan State University) and Hemlock Crossing (in West Olive). Next up on the itinerary: admire the natural beauty at Frederik Meijer Gardens & Sculpture Park, see the interesting displays at Gerald R. Ford Museum, visit a coastal fixture at Grand Haven Lighthouse and Pier, and admire the landmark architecture of Meyer May House.

To find photos, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Grand Rapids travel route app.

Getting from Ludington to Grand Rapids by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: do a combination of taxi and bus. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Ludington in July: highs in Grand Rapids hover around 82°F, while lows dip to 61°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Fri) early enough to drive to Saint Joseph.

Things to do in Grand Rapids

Parks · Museums · Theme Parks · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Saint Joseph

— 6 nights
St. Venture out of the city with trips to New Buffalo (Galien River County Park & Four Winds Casino) and RedBud Motocross (in Buchanan). And it doesn't end there: walk around Silver Beach County Park, find something for the whole family at Silver Beach Carousel, take in the exciting artwork at Box Factory for the Arts, and explore the engaging exhibits at Curious Kids' Museum.

To find traveler tips, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Saint Joseph tour itinerary planning tool.

You can drive from Grand Rapids to Saint Joseph in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. July in Saint Joseph sees daily highs of 79°F and lows of 60°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Thu) to allow time to drive back home.

Things to do in Saint Joseph

Parks · Outdoors · Wildlife · Wineries

Side Trips

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.