35 days in Michigan Itinerary

35 days in Michigan Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Michigan journey planner
©
Make it your trip
Fly
1
Marquette
— 3 nights
Drive
2
Munising
— 4 nights
Drive
3
Petoskey
— 4 nights
Drive
4
Traverse City
— 5 nights
Drive
5
Grand Rapids
— 5 nights
Drive
6
Lansing
— 4 nights
Drive
7
Frankenmuth
— 3 nights
Drive
8
Detroit
— 6 nights
Fly

S M T W T F S
16
17
18
19
20
21
22
23
24
25
26
27
28
29
30
31
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
13
14
15
16
17
18
19
20
21
22
23
24
25
26

Marquette — 3 nights

Marquette is a city in the U.S. state of Michigan and the county seat of Marquette County. Marquette is known for nature, museums, and nightlife. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: admire the majestic nature at Presque Isle Park, stroll through Marquette Mountain Ski and Bike Area, sample the tasty concoctions at Blackrocks Brewery, and take a stroll through Downtown Marquette.

For ratings, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Marquette trip itinerary website.

Recife, Brazil to Marquette is an approximately 23.5-hour flight. You'll gain 2 hours traveling from Recife to Marquette due to the time zone difference. Plan for cooler temperatures traveling from Recife in January, with highs in Marquette at -6°C and lows at -16°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Mon) so you can drive to Munising.
Parks · Nature · Museums · Outdoors
Find places to stay Jan 21 — 24:

Munising — 4 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), Days River Natural Trail (in Gladstone) and Palms Book State Park (in Manistique). There's lots more to do: explore the fascinating underground world of Eben Ice Caves and Canyon Falls & Gorge, contemplate the waterfront views at Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore, glide through natural beauty at Valley Spur, and take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports.

To find maps, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Munising trip planner.

You can drive from Marquette to Munising in 1.5 hours. Another option is to drive. Traveling from Marquette in January, plan for somewhat warmer nights in Munising, with lows around -12°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Petoskey.
Outdoors · Nature · Parks · Wildlife
Side Trips
Find places to stay Jan 24 — 28:

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). The adventure continues: hit the slopes at Nub's Nob, experience rural life at Pond Hill Farm, play a few rounds at Boyne Highlands, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Boyne Mountain.

To find traveler tips and other tourist information, refer to the Petoskey road trip planner.

You can drive from Munising to Petoskey in 3.5 hours. Another option is to do a combination of taxi and bus. In January in Petoskey, expect temperatures between -3°C during the day and -11°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Tue) so you can drive to Traverse City.
Outdoors · Parks · Winter Sports · Nature
Side Trips
Find places to stay Jan 28 — Feb 1:

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.
Get out of town with these interesting Traverse City side-trips: Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore (in Empire), Grayling (Wellington Farm & Hanson Hills Recreation Area) and Forbush Corner Cross-Country Skiing (in Frederic). Next up on the itinerary: learn the secrets of beer at a beer tour and tasting, glide through natural beauty at Cross Country Ski Headquarters, stop by Cherry Republic of Traverse City, and enjoy the sea views from Mission Point Lighthouse.

For reviews, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, use the Traverse City day trip planning tool.

Traveling by car from Petoskey to Traverse City takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. February in Traverse City sees daily highs of -1°C and lows of -11°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Grand Rapids.
Parks · Outdoors · Winter Sports · Historic Sites
Side Trips
Find places to stay Feb 1 — 6:

Grand Rapids — 5 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: Gilmore Car Museum (in Hickory Corners), Air Zoo (in Portage) and Bittersweet Ski Resort (in Otsego). There's lots more to do: admire the natural beauty at Frederik Meijer Gardens & Sculpture Park, get a taste of the local shopping with Urban Institute For Contemporary Arts, stop by Grand Rapids Downtown Market, and explore the world behind art at Grand Rapids Art Museum.

For traveler tips, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Grand Rapids trip maker website.

You can drive from Traverse City to Grand Rapids in 2.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. In February, daytime highs in Grand Rapids are 0°C, while nighttime lows are -9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Fri) so you can drive to Lansing.
Museums · Parks · Outdoors · Shopping
Side Trips
Find places to stay Feb 6 — 11:

Lansing — 4 nights

Lansing is the capital of the US state of Michigan. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Lansing: Horrock's (in Battle Creek) and Flint Institute of Arts (in Flint). Next up on the itinerary: look for gifts at Horrocks Farm Market, steep yourself in history at R.E. Olds Transportation Museum, ponder the world of politics at Michigan State Capitol, and sample the fine beverages at Sanctuary Spirits.

To see maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Lansing online sightseeing planner.

You can drive from Grand Rapids to Lansing in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In February, plan for daily highs up to 0°C, and evening lows to -10°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Tue) early enough to drive to Frankenmuth.
Museums · Historic Sites · Shopping · Childrens Museums
Side Trips
Find places to stay Feb 11 — 15:

Frankenmuth — 3 nights

Frankenmuth is a city in Saginaw County in the U.S. state of Michigan. Step out of Frankenmuth to go to Lapeer and see Gallery 194, which is approximately 46 minutes away. There's still lots to do: stop by Bronner's Christmas Wonderland, get some fabulous bargains at Birch Run Premium Outlets, buy something for everyone on your list at Frankenmuth River Place Shops, and learn about all things military at Michigan Heroes Museum.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Frankenmuth trip builder website.

You can drive from Lansing to Frankenmuth in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi; or do a combination of taxi and train. In February, daytime highs in Frankenmuth are 0°C, while nighttime lows are -10°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Fri) so you can go by car to Detroit.
Shopping · Museums · Wineries
Side Trips
Find places to stay Feb 15 — 18:

Detroit — 6 nights

Founded in 1701 by a French explorer and adventurer, Detroit exerted a profound impact on the world for most of the 20th century.
Get out of town with these interesting Detroit side-trips: Ann Arbor Hands-On Museum (in Ann Arbor), Kellogg Park (in Plymouth) and Clinton Township (Morley Candy Makers - The Home of Sanders Candy & The Mall at Partridge Creek). The adventure continues: admire the masterpieces at Detroit Institute of Arts, enjoy some diversion at FasTrak Exotic Driving Experience, examine the collection at The Henry Ford, and admire the striking features of The Guardian Building.

To find ratings, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, read Detroit trip website.

Traveling by car from Frankenmuth to Detroit takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of taxi and bus. In February, daytime highs in Detroit are 1°C, while nighttime lows are -7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Thu) early enough to fly back home.
Museums · Shopping · Fun & Games · Childrens Museums
Side Trips
Find places to stay Feb 18 — 24:

Michigan travel guide

4.7
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.