15 days in Michigan Itinerary

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— 2 nights
— 1 night
Grand Rapids
— 3 nights
Traverse City
— 2 nights
Bus to Mackinaw, Ferry to Mackinac Island
Mackinac Island
— 1 night
Saint Ignace
— 2 nights
— 2 nights
Drive to Chippewa County International Airport, Fly to Tirana


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 Flint Institute of Arts in Flint, about 1h 10 min away. There's still lots to do: admire the masterpieces at Detroit Institute of Arts, steep yourself in history at Motown Museum, examine the collection at The Henry Ford, and explore the galleries of The Ford Piquette Avenue Plant.

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Tirana, Albania to Detroit is an approximately 15.5-hour flight. Traveling from Tirana to Detroit, you'll gain 6 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Tirana in March, expect nights in Detroit to be slightly colder, around -3°C, while days are much colder, around 6°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Fri) so you can drive to Frankenmuth.
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Frankenmuth — 1 night

Frankenmuth is a city in Saginaw County in the U.S. state of Michigan. On the 4th (Sat), stroll around Wilkommen Park, look for gifts at Bronner's Christmas Wonderland, brush up on your military savvy at Michigan Heroes Museum, then browse the different shops at Frankenmuth River Place Shops, and finally take a memorable tour with Tours.

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Traveling by car from Detroit to Frankenmuth takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of bus and taxi. Expect a daytime high around 4°C in March, and nighttime lows around -5°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Sat) so you can go by car to Grand Rapids.
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Grand Rapids — 3 nights

Furniture City

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: Bell's Comstock Brewery (in Galesburg), Kalamazoo Valley Museum (in Kalamazoo) and Bittersweet Ski Resort (in Otsego). There's still lots to do: test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms, see the interesting displays at Gerald R. Ford Museum, appreciate the history behind Leonardo da Vinci's Horse, and hike along Cascade Peace Park.

To see traveler tips and more tourist information, go to the Grand Rapids trip planner.

Traveling by car from Frankenmuth to Grand Rapids takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus; or do a combination of taxi, train, and bus. March in Grand Rapids sees daily highs of 6°C and lows of -5°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Tue) early enough to drive to Traverse City.
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Traverse City — 2 nights

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 8th (Wed): make a trip to Benjamin Twiggs, legendary cherry products, then sample some tasty brews at a beer tour and tasting, and then take a memorable tour with Tours. Keep things going the next day: make a trip to Mission Point Lighthouse, hunt for treasures at The Village at Grand Traverse Commons, and then tee off at Caberfae Peaks.

To see traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Traverse City itinerary planning website.

Getting from Grand Rapids to Traverse City by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. In March in Traverse City, expect temperatures between 3°C during the day and -7°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Thu) early enough to travel to Mackinac Island.
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Mackinac Island — 1 night

Mackinac Island is a city in Mackinac County in the U.S. state of Michigan. On the 10th (Fri), contemplate the long history of Trinity Church, experience the excitement of Forge a Memory, then immerse yourself in nature at Mackinac Island State Park, and finally stop by Little Luxuries of Mackinac Island.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Mackinac Island trip planner.

Do a combination of bus and ferry from Traverse City to Mackinac Island in 5 hours. While traveling from Traverse City, expect little chillier days and about the same nights in Mackinac Island, ranging from highs of 0°C to lows of -8°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Fri) early enough to catch the ferry to Saint Ignace.
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Saint Ignace — 2 nights

Saint Ignace, usually written as St. Kick off your visit on the 11th (Sat): visit a coastal fixture at McGulpin Point Lighthouse & Historic Site, then hit the slopes at Nub's Nob, and then explore the striking landscape at Boyne Highlands. On the 12th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: make a trip to Soo Locks, stop by Teysen's Gift Shop, and then snap pictures at Mackinac Bridge.

To find more things to do, reviews, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Saint Ignace online road trip planner.

Getting from Mackinac Island to Saint Ignace by ferry takes about an hour. March in Saint Ignace sees daily highs of 0°C and lows of -8°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Munising.
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Munising — 2 nights

Munising is a city on the southern shore of Lake Superior on the Upper Peninsula of the U.S. state of Michigan. On the 13th (Mon), admire the sheer force of Munising Falls, explore the fascinating underground world of Eben Ice Caves and Canyon Falls & Gorge, and then indulge your thirst for a good beer at Blackrocks Brewery. On the 14th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore the striking landscape of Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore.

To find maps, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, use the Munising sightseeing planning website.

Traveling by car from Saint Ignace to Munising takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi. In March, plan for daily highs up to 0°C, and evening lows to -8°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Tue) to allow time to travel back home.
Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Breweries & Distilleries
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Find places to stay Mar 12 — 14:

Michigan travel guide

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.