Trip With My Baby

Trip With My Baby

Taylor Forjone

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Route & dates

Start: Rochester
Drive:  11 h 30 min
1
Watertown
— 1 night
Drive:  5 h 30 min
2
Ontonagon
— 3 nights
Drive:  3 h
3
Munising
— 4 nights
Drive:  2 h 30 min
4
Paradise
— 1 night
Drive:  2 h
5
Mackinac Island
— 3 nights
Bus:  2 h 15 min
6
Petoskey
— 4 nights
Drive:  2 h
7
Empire
— 3 nights
Drive:  1 h 45 min
8
Ludington
— 4 nights
Drive:  1 h 45 min
9
Grand Rapids
— 4 nights
Drive:  2 h 45 min
10
Detroit
— 4 nights
Fly:  3 h 45 min
End: Rochester

1
night
Watertown

Watertown ©
Watertown is a city in Dodge and Jefferson counties in the US state of Wisconsin. Start off your visit on the 1st (Thu): steep yourself in history at Cedar Creek Settlement, thentake in the spiritual surroundings of Holy Hill, and then play a few rounds at Erin Hills Golf Course. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 2nd (Fri): tour the pleasant surroundings at Glacial Drumlin State Trail West and then kick back and relax at Bartel's Beach.

To find ratings, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Watertown trip builder website.

Rochester to Watertown is an approximately 6-hour combination of flight and car. You can also drive. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Rochester to Watertown due to the time zone difference. In July, daytime highs in Watertown are 79°F, while nighttime lows are 59°F. On the 2nd (Fri), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Ontonagon.

Things to do in Watertown

Outdoors Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

Lake Mills, Holy Hill, Cedar Creek Settlement, Erin Hills Golf Course
Find places to stay Jul 1 — 2:
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Erin Hills Golf Course ©
Erin Hills Golf Course
Holy Hill ©
Holy Hill
Cedar Creek Settlement ©
Cedar Creek Settlement

3
nights
Ontonagon

Ontonagon ©
Escape the urban bustle at Porcupine Mountains State Park and Presque Isle River. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Ontonagon: Ironwood (Copper Peak & Black River Harbor Recreation Area), Hancock (Quincy Mine & McLain State Park) and Nara Nature Park (in Houghton).

To see reviews, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Ontonagon online sightseeing planner.

You can drive from Watertown to Ontonagon in 5.5 hours. Another option is to do a combination of car and flight. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Watertown to Ontonagon due to the time zone difference. July in Ontonagon sees daily highs of 75°F and lows of 55°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Munising.

Things to do in Ontonagon

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

Ironwood, Hancock, Nara Nature Park, Adventure Mining Company
Find places to stay Jul 2 — 5:
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Porcupine Mountains State Park ©
Porcupine Mountains State Park
Bond Falls ©
Bond Falls
Adventure Mining Company ©
Adventure Mining Company

4
nights
Munising

Munising ©
Munising is a city on the southern shore of Lake Superior on the Upper Peninsula of the U.S. For shopping fun, head to Lakenenland Sculpture Park or Open Wings Pottery & Gallery. Step out of the city life by going to Miners Castle Rock and Palms Book State Park. Change things up with these side-trips from Munising: Marquette (Jilbert Dairy, Sugarloaf Mountain, &more) and Kitch-Iti-Kipi (The Big Spring) (in Manistique). Next up on the itinerary: stroll through Sand Point Beach, admire the sheer force of Munising Falls, step off the mainland to explore Grand Island, and delve into the lush surroundings at Hiawatha National Forest.

For maps, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Munising online trip itinerary maker.

You can drive from Ontonagon to Munising in 3 hours. In July, plan for daily highs up to 74°F, and evening lows to 56°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Paradise.

Things to do in Munising

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

Marquette, Manistique
Find places to stay Jul 5 — 9:
Highlights from your plan
Kitch-Iti-Kipi (The Big Spring) ©
Kitch-Iti-Kipi (The Big Spring)
Presque Isle Park ©
Presque Isle Park
Palms Book State Park
Palms Book State Park

1
night
Paradise

Paradise ©
Paradise is an unincorporated community in Whitefish Township, Chippewa County in the U.S. For reviews, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Paradise trip itinerary planner.

You can drive from Munising to Paradise in 2.5 hours. Another option is to do a combination of shuttle and car. In July, plan for daily highs up to 74°F, and evening lows to 53°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Sat) early enough to travel to Mackinac Island.

Things to do in Paradise

Nature Parks Museums
Find places to stay Jul 9 — 10:
Highlights from your plan
Tahquamenon Falls State Park ©
Tahquamenon Falls State Park
Great Lakes Shipwreck Museum ©
Great Lakes Shipwreck Museum
Tahquamenon Falls ©
Tahquamenon Falls

3
nights
Mackinac Island

Mackinac Island ©
Mackinac Island is a city in Mackinac County in the U.S. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like St Anne's Catholic Church and Fort Holmes. Take a break from the city and head to Arch Rock and Mackinac Island State Park. There's lots more to do: learn about all things military at Fort Mackinac, stop by Little Luxuries of Mackinac Island, look for all kinds of wild species at The Original Mackinac Island Butterfly House & Insect World, and head outdoors with The Greens of Mackinac.

To see traveler tips, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Mackinac Island trip planner.

Getting from Paradise to Mackinac Island by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: do a combination of taxi and bus. In July, daily temperatures in Mackinac Island can reach 73°F, while at night they dip to 58°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Tue) early enough to travel to Petoskey.

Things to do in Mackinac Island

Parks Historic Sites Outdoors
Find places to stay Jul 10 — 13:
Highlights from your plan
Mackinac Island State Park ©
Mackinac Island State Park
Arch Rock ©
Arch Rock

4
nights
Petoskey

Petoskey ©
Petoskey is a city and coastal resort community in the U.S. You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Depot Beach and Michigan Beach Park. Get some historical perspective at Cross In The Woods National Shrine and Historic Mill Creek Discovery Park. Venture out of the city with trips to Mackinaw City (McGulpin Point Lighthouse & Historic Site, Old Mackinac Point Lighthouse, &more), Castle Rock (in Saint Ignace) and Castle Farms (in Charlevoix). There's still lots to do: grab your bike and head to Little Traverse Wheelway, admire the striking features of Mushroom House Tours of Charlevoix, wander the streets of Historic Gaslight District, and appreciate the views at Bear River Valley Recreation Area.

To find maps, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Petoskey day trip planning tool.

Traveling by bus from Mackinac Island to Petoskey takes 3 hours. In July in Petoskey, expect temperatures between 75°F during the day and 57°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Sat) early enough to drive to Empire.

Things to do in Petoskey

Parks Historic Sites Outdoors

Side Trips

Mackinaw City, Charlevoix, Grayling, Cross In The Woods National Shrine, Castle Rock
Find places to stay Jul 13 — 17:
Highlights from your plan
Little Traverse Wheelway ©
Little Traverse Wheelway
Kayaking & Canoeing
Cross In The Woods National Shrine ©
Cross In The Woods National Shrine

3
nights
Empire

Empire ©
Empire is a village in Leelanau County in the U.S. We've included these beaches for you: Lake Michigan Beach Park and Frankfort Beach. Visiting Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore and Pyramid Point Trail will get you outdoors. Change things up with these side-trips from Empire: Good Harbor Vineyards (in Lake Leelanau), Crystal Mountain (in Thompsonville) and Fishtown (in Leland). There's much more to do: admire all the interesting features of Pierce Stocking Scenic Drive, hike along Empire Bluff Trail, enjoy the sea views from Point Betsie Lighthouse, and stroll through Sleeping Bear Heritage Trail.

To see other places to visit and more tourist information, use the Empire journey planner.

Traveling by car from Petoskey to Empire takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi. Expect a daytime high around 75°F in July, and nighttime lows around 57°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Ludington.

Things to do in Empire

Parks Outdoors Historic Sites

Side Trips

Glen Arbor, Frankfort, Good Harbor Vineyards, Crystal Mountain, St. Ambrose Cellars
Find places to stay Jul 17 — 20:
Highlights from your plan
Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore ©
Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore
Crystal Mountain ©
Crystal Mountain
Fishtown ©
Fishtown

4
nights
Ludington

Ludington ©
Ludington is a city in the state of Michigan. Get in touch with nature at Silver Lake State Park Pedestrian Dune Access and Ludington State Park. Visit Stearns Park and Fifth Avenue Beach for some beach relaxation. Change things up with these side-trips from Ludington: Manistee (Manistee North Pierhead Lighthouse, Lake Bluff Bird Sanctuary, &more), New Era (Lewis Adventure Farm & Zoo & Rainbow Ranch) and Mears (Silver Lake State Park, Little Sable Point Lighthouse, &more). And it doesn't end there: stroll around Ludington Waterfront Park, take in the spiritual surroundings of Father Jacques Marquette Shrine, look for gifts at The Jam Farm, and get a taste of life in the country at Amber Elk Ranch.

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

You can drive from Empire to Ludington in 2 hours. In July, plan for daily highs up to 76°F, and evening lows to 57°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Grand Rapids.

Things to do in Ludington

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Manistee, Mears, New Era, Silver Lake State Park Pedestrian Dune Access, Charles Mears State Park
Find places to stay Jul 20 — 24:
Highlights from your plan
Silver Lake State Park Pedestrian Dune Access ©
Ludington State Park ©
Ludington State Park
Fifth Avenue Beach ©
Fifth Avenue Beach

4
nights
Grand Rapids

Grand Rapids ©
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 some historical perspective at Meyer May House and Cathedral of Saint Andrew. Take a break from the city and head to Oval Beach and Silver Beach County Park. Explore Grand Rapids' surroundings by going to Michigan's Adventure (in Muskegon), Grand Haven Lighthouse and Pier (in Grand Haven) and Holland (Holland State Park Beach & Bowerman Blueberries Farm Market). The adventure continues: take in nature's colorful creations at Frederik Meijer Gardens & Sculpture Park, pause for some photo ops at Leonardo da Vinci's Horse, get to know the resident critters at John Ball Zoo, and have some family-friendly fun at The Ruse.

For photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Grand Rapids tour builder website.

You can drive from Ludington to Grand Rapids in 2 hours. Another option is to do a combination of taxi and bus. When traveling from Ludington in July, plan for somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Grand Rapids: temperatures range from 82°F by day to 61°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Wed) so you can drive to Detroit.

Things to do in Grand Rapids

Parks Historic Sites Outdoors

Side Trips

Holland, Saint Joseph, Oval Beach, 12 Corners Vineyards, Michigan's Adventure
Find places to stay Jul 24 — 28:
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Oval Beach ©
Oval Beach
Holland State Park Beach ©
Holland State Park Beach
Silver Beach County Park ©
Silver Beach County Park

4
nights
Detroit

Detroit ©
Founded in 1701 by a French explorer and adventurer, Detroit exerted a profound impact on the world for most of the 20th century.
Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at Bronner's Christmas Wonderland and Great Lakes Crossing Outlets. Escape the urban bustle at Ottawa National Wildlife Refuge and The 577 Foundation. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Detroit: James H. McBride Arboretum (in Huron), Magee Marsh Wildlife Area (in Oak Harbor) and Cedar Point (in Sandusky). There's lots more to do: explore the world behind art at Detroit Institute of Arts, take a leisurely stroll along Detroit RiverFront, steep yourself in history at The Ford Piquette Avenue Plant, and explore the galleries of Motown Museum.

To see other places to visit, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Detroit itinerary tool.

Traveling by car from Grand Rapids to Detroit takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. In July, daily temperatures in Detroit can reach 82°F, while at night they dip to 65°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Sun) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Detroit

Parks Wildlife Shopping

Side Trips

Oak Harbor, Bronner's Christmas Wonderland, Elizabeth Park, James H. McBride Arboretum, The 577 Foundation
Find places to stay Jul 28 — Aug 1:
Highlights from your plan
Cedar Point ©
Cedar Point
Bronner's Christmas Wonderland ©
Bronner's Christmas Wonderland
Maumee Bay State Park ©
Maumee Bay State Park

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