58 days in Michigan Itinerary

58 days in Michigan Itinerary

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Detroit
— 6 nights
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Saint Joseph
— 6 nights
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Holland
— 6 nights
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Ludington
— 5 nights
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Copper Harbor
— 5 nights
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Ontonagon
— 5 nights
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Munising
— 7 nights
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Mackinaw City
— 6 nights
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Mackinac Island
— 5 nights
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Empire
— 5 nights

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Detroit

Detroit ©

The Motor City

Founded in 1701 by a French explorer and adventurer, Detroit exerted a profound impact on the world for most of the 20th century.
Get outdoors at Belle Isle Park and Paint Creek Trail. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Motown Museum and The Ford Piquette Avenue Plant. Explore Detroit's surroundings by going to Kellogg Park (in Plymouth), Island Lake State Recreation Area (in Brighton) and Maybury State Park (in Northville). Next up on the itinerary: see the interesting displays at The Henry Ford, get to know the fascinating history of Detroit Cultural Center Historic District, catch a live event at Comerica Park, and walk around Elizabeth Park.

To find maps, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Detroit trip maker app.

New York City to Detroit is an approximately 5.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. In May in Detroit, expect temperatures between 71°F during the day and 51°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Fri) so you can go by car to Saint Joseph.

Things to do in Detroit

Parks · Nature · Museums · Outdoors

Side Trips

Find places to stay May 4 — 10:
Highlights from your plan
The Henry Ford ©
The Henry Ford
Greenfield Village ©
Greenfield Village
Detroit Institute of Arts ©
Detroit Institute of Arts

6
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Saint Joseph

Saint Joseph ©
St. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like South Haven Lighthouses and St. Joseph Lighthouses. Do some cultural sightseeing at St. Julian Winery & Distillery and Cogdal Vineyards. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Saint Joseph: Stokes Homestead Farm Market (in Grand Junction), New Buffalo (Four Winds Casino & New Buffalo Public Beach) and South Haven (Michigan Maritime Museum & North Beach). There's lots more to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Silver Beach County Park, find something for the whole family at Silver Beach Carousel, do a tasting at St. Julian Winery, and relax in the rural setting at Shuler Dairy Farms.

To find other places to visit, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Saint Joseph tour itinerary planner.

You can drive from Detroit to Saint Joseph in 3.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. In May, daytime highs in Saint Joseph are 68°F, while nighttime lows are 48°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Holland.

Things to do in Saint Joseph

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Wildlife

Side Trips

Find places to stay May 10 — 16:
Highlights from your plan
Silver Beach County Park ©
Silver Beach County Park
South Haven Lighthouses ©
South Haven Lighthouses
Fishing Charters & Tours

6
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Holland

Holland ©
Holland is a city in the western region of the Lower Peninsula of the U.S. Visiting Holland State Park Beach and Saugatuck Dunes State Park will get you outdoors. Popular historic sites such as Grand Haven Lighthouse and Pier and Ninth Street Christian Reformed Church are in your itinerary. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Holland: Pere Marquette Park (in Muskegon), US 131 Motorsports Park (in Martin) and Grand Haven State Park (in Grand Haven). There's much more to do: stroll through Windmill Island Gardens, see the interesting displays at Gilmore Car Museum, find something for the whole family at Nelis' Dutch Village, and enjoy the sand and surf at Oval Beach.

For maps, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Holland road trip planner.

Getting from Saint Joseph to Holland by car takes about an hour. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. In May, plan for daily highs up to 69°F, and evening lows to 49°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Wed) so you can go by car to Ludington.

Things to do in Holland

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Theme Parks

Side Trips

Find places to stay May 16 — 22:
Highlights from your plan
Holland State Park Beach ©
Holland State Park Beach
Gilmore Car Museum ©
Gilmore Car Museum
Oval Beach ©
Oval Beach

5
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Ludington

Ludington ©
Ludington is a city in the state of Michigan. Popular historic sites such as The Village at Grand Traverse Commons and Mission Point Lighthouse are in your itinerary. Escape the urban bustle at Ludington State Park and Silver Lake State Park Pedestrian Dune Access. Change things up with these side-trips from Ludington: Manistee (Fifth Avenue Beach & S.S. City of Milwaukee/ USCGC Acacia) and Traverse City (Front Street, Clinch Park, &more). There's much more to do: kick back and relax at Stearns Park, take in the spiritual surroundings of Father Jacques Marquette Shrine, and stop by The Jam Farm.

Before you visit Ludington, use our trip planner to discover what you can do and see there.

Drive from Holland to Ludington in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train, bus, and taxi. Expect little chillier evenings in Ludington when traveling from Holland in May, with lows around 44°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Mon) so you can travel to Copper Harbor.

Things to do in Ludington

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Find places to stay May 22 — 27:
Highlights from your plan
Silver Lake State Park Pedestrian Dune Access ©
Ludington State Park ©
Ludington State Park
Mission Point Lighthouse ©
Mission Point Lighthouse

5
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Copper Harbor

Copper Harbor ©
Copper Harbor is an unincorporated community and census-designated place in northeastern Keweenaw County in the U.S. Get outdoors at Brockway Mountain Drive and Horseshoe Harbor. Do some cultural sightseeing at Keweenaw National Historical Park and Quincy Mine. Venture out of the city with trips to Calumet (Italian Hall Site & Copper World), Mineral Museum of Michigan (in Houghton) and Hancock (McLain State Park & Quincy Smelter). The adventure continues: grab your bike and head to Copper Harbor Bike Trail System, explore the activities along Haven Waterfalls and Park, admire the sheer force of Hungarian Falls, and take an in-depth tour of Houghton County Historical Museum Complex.

For more things to do, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Copper Harbor online trip itinerary builder.

Traveling by car from Ludington to Copper Harbor takes 9.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight. When traveling from Ludington in May, plan for slightly colder days and about the same nights in Copper Harbor: temperatures range from 56°F by day to 40°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Sun) so you can travel to Ontonagon.

Things to do in Copper Harbor

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites · Outdoors

Side Trips

Find places to stay May 27 — Jun 2:
Highlights from your plan
Mineral Museum of Michigan ©
Mineral Museum of Michigan
Quincy Mine ©
Quincy Mine
Brockway Mountain Drive ©
Brockway Mountain Drive

5
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Ontonagon

Ontonagon ©
Your inner history buff will appreciate Hanka Homestead Museum and Main Overlook. Get outdoors at Lake of the Clouds and Summit Peak. Venture out of the city with trips to Lake Gogebic State Park (in Marenisco) and Lower Silver Falls (in Baraga).

For other places to visit and other tourist information, read Ontonagon travel itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Copper Harbor to Ontonagon takes 2 hours. Expect a daytime high around 69°F in June, and nighttime lows around 49°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Fri) so you can travel to Munising.

Things to do in Ontonagon

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Outdoors

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jun 2 — 7:
Highlights from your plan
Bond Falls ©
Bond Falls
Porcupine Mountains State Park ©
Porcupine Mountains State Park
Lake of the Clouds ©
Lake of the Clouds

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Munising

Munising ©
Munising is a city on the southern shore of Lake Superior on the Upper Peninsula of the U.S. Visiting Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore and Chapel Rock and Beach will get you outdoors. We've included these beaches for you: Sand Point Beach and 12-Mile Beach. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Munising: Seney National Wildlife Refuge (in Seney), Fayette Historic State Park (in Garden) and Manistique (Palms Book State Park & Kitch-Iti-Kipi (The Big Spring)). And it doesn't end there: explore the striking landscape at Miners Castle Rock, take in the dramatic scenery at Miners Falls, get engrossed in the history at Alger County Heritage Center, and Head underground at Eben Ice Caves and Canyon Falls & Gorge.

To find photos, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Munising trip builder site.

Drive from Ontonagon to Munising in 3 hours. In June, plan for daily highs up to 68°F, and evening lows to 49°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Fri) early enough to drive to Mackinaw City.

Things to do in Munising

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Outdoors

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jun 7 — 14:
Highlights from your plan
Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore ©
Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore
Fayette Historic State Park ©
Fayette Historic State Park
Palms Book State Park
Palms Book State Park

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Mackinaw City

Mackinaw City ©
Mackinaw City is a village in Emmet and Cheboygan counties in the U.S. Your inner history buff will appreciate Old Mackinac Point Lighthouse and Indian Village. We've included these beaches for you: Depot Beach and Michigan Beach Park. Explore Mackinaw City's surroundings by going to Indian River (Cross In The Woods National Shrine & Arts & Adventure at BrassWind Landing), Paradise (Tahquamenon Falls & Tahquamenon Falls State Park) and Petoskey (North Western State Trail, Little Traverse Wheelway, &more). Next up on the itinerary: enjoy the sea views from McGulpin Point Lighthouse & Historic Site, take in the waterfront activity at Mackinaw City Marina, enjoy the sand and surf at Nancy Dagwell Campbell Park, and immerse yourself in nature at Cheboygan State Park.

To find traveler tips, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Mackinaw City trip planner.

Traveling by car from Munising to Mackinaw City takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus. In June in Mackinaw City, expect temperatures between 67°F during the day and 51°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Thu) early enough to ride a ferry to Mackinac Island.

Things to do in Mackinaw City

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Nature

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jun 14 — 20:
Highlights from your plan
Little Traverse Wheelway ©
Little Traverse Wheelway
Tahquamenon Falls State Park ©
Tahquamenon Falls State Park
Cross In The Woods National Shrine ©
Cross In The Woods National Shrine

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Mackinac Island

Mackinac Island ©
Mackinac Island is a city in Mackinac County in the U.S. St Anne's Catholic Church and Round Island Lighthouse will appeal to history buffs. Step out of the city life by going to Arch Rock and Mackinac Island State Park. There's lots more to do: brush up on your military savvy at Fort Mackinac, pause for some serene contemplation at Trinity Church, play a few rounds at Wawashkamo Golf Club, and make a trip to Is It You Spot From Somewhere in Time Movie!.

For more things to do, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Mackinac Island trip site.

You can ride a ferry from Mackinaw City to Mackinac Island in an hour. Expect a daytime high around 67°F in June, and nighttime lows around 51°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Tue) early enough to travel to Empire.

Things to do in Mackinac Island

Parks · Outdoors · Golf · Nature
Find places to stay Jun 20 — 25:
Highlights from your plan
Arch Rock ©
Arch Rock
Mackinac Island State Park ©
Mackinac Island State Park
Fort Mackinac ©
Fort Mackinac

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Empire

Empire ©
Empire is a village in Leelanau County in the U.S. Visit Lake Michigan Beach Park and Frankfort Beach for some beach relaxation. Popular historic sites such as Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore and Fishtown are in your itinerary. Change things up with a short trip to Green Point Dunes Nature Preserve in Arcadia (about 32 minutes away). Next up on the itinerary: admire all the interesting features of Pierce Stocking Scenic Drive, stroll through Platte Plains Trail, hike along Empire Bluff Trail, and do a tasting at St. Ambrose Cellars.

For traveler tips, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Empire trip itinerary planner.

Do a combination of ferry, bus, and taxi from Mackinac Island to Empire in 5.5 hours. In June, plan for daily highs up to 72°F, and evening lows to 52°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 30th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Empire

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Beaches

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jun 25 — 30:
Highlights from your plan
Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore ©
Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore
Fishtown ©
Fishtown
Point Betsie Lighthouse ©
Point Betsie Lighthouse

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