6 days in Michigan Itinerary

6 days in Michigan Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Michigan sightseeing planner

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Detroit
— 1 night
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Midland
— 2 nights
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Saint Ignace
— 1 night
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Traverse City
— 1 night
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Detroit

— 1 night

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.
Start off your visit on the 23rd (Tue): see the interesting displays at Greenfield Village and then examine the collection at The Henry Ford. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 24th (Wed): steep yourself in history at The Ford Piquette Avenue Plant, admire the masterpieces at Detroit Institute of Arts, and then steep yourself in history at Motown Museum.

For maps, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Detroit route builder tool.

Fort Myers to Detroit is an approximately 4.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. Expect much colder temperatures when traveling from Fort Myers in November; daily highs in Detroit reach 48°F and lows reach 34°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Midland.

Things to do in Detroit

Side Trip

Find places to stay Nov 23 — 24:

Midland

— 2 nights
Midland is a city in the U.S. state of Michigan in the Tri-Cities region of Central Michigan. Kick off your visit on the 25th (Thu): learn about all things military at Michigan Heroes Museum, then look for gifts at Bronner's Christmas Wonderland, and then browse the different shops at Frankenmuth River Place Shops. Here are some ideas for day two: revel in the low prices at Williams Cheese Factory Outlet, then steep yourself in history at Alden Dow Home and Studio, and then admire the natural beauty at Dow Gardens.

For reviews, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Midland planning site.

Traveling by car from Detroit to Midland takes 2 hours. In November, plan for daily highs up to 47°F, and evening lows to 30°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Saint Ignace.

Things to do in Midland

Shopping · Historic Sites · Parks · Museums

Side Trips

Find places to stay Nov 24 — 26:

Saint Ignace

— 1 night
Saint Ignace, usually written as St. Kick off your visit on the 27th (Sat): take an in-depth tour of Old Mackinac Point Lighthouse and then take in the views from Mackinac Bridge.

To see photos, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, use the Saint Ignace day trip website.

Drive from Midland to Saint Ignace in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus; or do a combination of flight and bus. Traveling from Midland in November, you will find days in Saint Ignace are slightly colder (42°F), and nights are about the same (32°F). Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Traverse City.

Things to do in Saint Ignace

Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trip

Find places to stay Nov 26 — 27:

Traverse City

— 1 night

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.
On the 28th (Sun), steep yourself in history at The Village at Grand Traverse Commons and then indulge your taste buds at Food & Drink.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, use the Traverse City day trip planner.

You can drive from Saint Ignace to Traverse City in 3 hours. Another option is to take a bus. In November, daily temperatures in Traverse City can reach 46°F, while at night they dip to 32°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Sun) to allow enough time to fly back home.

Things to do in Traverse City

Breweries & Distilleries · Tours · Shopping · Historic Sites
Find places to stay Nov 27 — 28:

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.