8 days in Michigan Itinerary

8 days in Michigan Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Michigan visit planner

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Train to London Heathrow, Fly to Detroit
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Detroit
— 2 nights
Fly
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Saint Ignace
— 1 night
Drive
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Traverse City
— 1 night
Drive
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Midland
— 2 nights
Fly

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Detroit

— 2 nights

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.
Take a break from Detroit with a short trip to University of Michigan in Ann Arbor, about 50 minutes away. There's still lots to do: explore the world behind art at Detroit Institute of Arts, see the interesting displays at Greenfield Village, steep yourself in history at The Ford Piquette Avenue Plant, and explore the galleries of Motown Museum.

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Bournemouth, UK to Detroit is an approximately 14-hour combination of train and flight. Traveling from Bournemouth to Detroit, you'll gain 5 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Bournemouth in November, expect Detroit to be slightly colder, temps between 10°C and 1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Sun) to allow time to fly to Saint Ignace.

Things to do in Detroit

Side Trips

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Saint Ignace

— 1 night
Saint Ignace, usually written as St. On the 29th (Mon), stop by JoAnn's Fudge and then snap pictures at Mackinac Bridge.

To find photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Saint Ignace driving holiday planner.

Getting from Detroit to Saint Ignace by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. When traveling from Detroit in November, plan for slightly colder days and about the same nights in Saint Ignace: temperatures range from 6°C by day to 0°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Traverse City.

Things to do in Saint Ignace

Shopping

Side Trip

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 30th (Tue): sample some tasty brews at a beer tour and tasting, brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Grand Traverse Distillery, and then buy something for everyone on your list at The Village at Grand Traverse Commons.

For reviews, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Traverse City vacation maker tool.

Getting from Saint Ignace to Traverse City by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a bus. In November, plan for daily highs up to 9°C, and evening lows to 0°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Tue) so you can travel to Midland.

Things to do in Traverse City

Breweries & Distilleries · Tours · Historic Sites · Shopping
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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 1st (Wed): trek along Chippewa Nature Center, then contemplate the long history of Alden Dow Home and Studio, and then admire the natural beauty at Dow Gardens. Here are some ideas for day two: brush up on your military savvy at Michigan Heroes Museum, look for gifts at Bronner's Christmas Wonderland, and then buy something for everyone on your list at Frankenmuth River Place Shops.

To see maps, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, use the Midland road trip tool.

You can drive from Traverse City to Midland in 2.5 hours. In November in Midland, expect temperatures between 9°C during the day and -1°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Thu) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Midland

Shopping · Parks · Historic Sites · Wildlife

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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.