26 days in Michigan Itinerary

26 days in Michigan Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Michigan vacation maker
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Detroit
— 4 nights
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Lansing
— 2 nights
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Grand Rapids
— 4 nights
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Marquette
— 2 nights
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Munising
— 3 nights
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Petoskey
— 4 nights
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Traverse City
— 5 nights
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Detroit — 4 nights

Founded in 1701 by a French explorer and adventurer, Detroit exerted a profound impact on the world for most of the 20th century.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Detroit: Frankenmuth (Frankenmuth Historical Museum & Bronner's Christmas Wonderland), Ann Arbor Hands-On Museum (in Ann Arbor) and Kellogg Park (in Plymouth). There's much more to do: explore the world behind art at Detroit Institute of Arts, get engrossed in the history at Detroit Historical Museum, see the interesting displays at The Henry Ford, and steep yourself in history at Motown Museum.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Detroit vacation planner.

Chandigarh, India to Detroit is an approximately 27-hour flight. You can also fly. The time zone difference moving from India Standard Time to Eastern Standard Time is minus 10.5 hours. In February, daytime highs in Detroit are 1°C, while nighttime lows are -7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Sat) early enough to drive to Lansing.
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Lansing — 2 nights

Lansing is the capital of the US state of Michigan. On the 6th (Sun), gain insight at Michigan State University, get engrossed in the history at Michigan History Center, and then stop by Horrocks Farm Market. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 7th (Mon): get a sense of history and politics at Michigan State Capitol and then stroll through Carl G. Fenner Nature Center.

Use Inspirock's suggestions to plan your Lansing trip and find the best activities and attractions for your vacation.

Traveling by car from Detroit to Lansing takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 0°C in February, and nighttime lows around -10°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 7th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Grand Rapids.
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Grand Rapids — 4 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.
Get out of town with these interesting Grand Rapids side-trips: Bittersweet Ski Resort (in Otsego), Oval Beach (in Saugatuck) and Muskegon State Park (in Muskegon). There's lots more to do: test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms, take in the exciting artwork at Urban Institute For Contemporary Arts, take an in-depth tour of Grand Rapids Public Museum, and steep yourself in history at Meyer May House.

To see ratings, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Grand Rapids trip planner.

You can drive from Lansing to Grand Rapids in 1.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. February in Grand Rapids sees daily highs of 0°C and lows of -9°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Fri) so you can catch the flight to Marquette.
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Marquette — 2 nights

Marquette is a city in the U.S. state of Michigan and the county seat of Marquette County. Kick off your visit on the 12th (Sat): fly down the slopes at Marquette Mountain Ski and Bike Area, then view the masterpieces at Lakenenland Sculpture Park, and then explore the engaging exhibits at Upper Peninsula Children's Museum. Here are some ideas for day two: stop by Downtown Marquette, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Presque Isle Park, and then sample the tasty concoctions at Blackrocks Brewery.

For photos, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Marquette trip builder site.

You can fly from Grand Rapids to Marquette in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive; or take a bus. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from Grand Rapids in February; daily highs in Marquette reach -6°C and lows reach -17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Sun) so you can drive to Munising.
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Munising — 3 nights

Munising is a city on the southern shore of Lake Superior on the Upper Peninsula of the U.S. state of Michigan. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Munising: Nature's Kennel Sled Dog Racing and Adventures (in McMillan) and Palms Book State Park (in Manistique). There's still lots to do: explore the fascinating underground world of Eben Ice Caves and Canyon Falls & Gorge, explore the activities along Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore, glide through natural beauty at Valley Spur, and take in the dramatic natural features at Miners Castle Rock.

To find photos, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Munising vacation planning tool.

You can drive from Marquette to Munising in 1.5 hours. Another option is to drive. Plan for somewhat warmer nights when traveling from Marquette in February since evenings lows in Munising dip to -13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Wed) early enough to drive to Petoskey.
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Petoskey — 4 nights

Petoskey is a city and coastal resort community in the U.S. state of Michigan. Change things up with these side-trips from Petoskey: Mackinac Bridge (in Saint Ignace) and True North Trout (in Boyne City). There's much more to do: hit the slopes at Nub's Nob, admire the majestic nature at Petoskey State Park, take a stroll through Historic Gaslight District, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Boyne Mountain.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Petoskey trip planner.

Traveling by car from Munising to Petoskey takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi and bus. In February in Petoskey, expect temperatures between -3°C during the day and -13°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Traverse City.
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Traverse City — 5 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.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Traverse City: Caberfae Peaks (in Cadillac), Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore (in Empire) and Crystal Mountain (in Thompsonville). There's still lots to do: sample some tasty brews at a beer tour and tasting, make a trip to Mission Point Lighthouse, ski along the peaceful trails at Forbush Corner Cross-Country Skiing, and sample the fine beverages at Grand Traverse Distillery.

To find traveler tips, ratings, maps, and tourist information, read our Traverse City route maker.

You can drive from Petoskey to Traverse City in 1.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. In February in Traverse City, expect temperatures between -1°C during the day and -11°C at night. You will have some time to spend on the 25th (Fri) before leaving for 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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