Michigan Itineraries

Detroit Historical

Michigan M-22: A Spectacular Coastal Highway

Michigan’s Upper Peninsula for First-Timers

Michigan’s Upper Peninsula: A Day in Gogebic County

Michigan’s Upper Peninsula: Four Days in Ontonagon County and Lake Superior

An all-season state, from its sunrise to sunset coasts

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Michigan Road Trips take us away from the urban sprawl of big box stores and chain restaurants on journeys to explore what makes the state so exceptional. Perhaps it’s to a mom and pop restaurant (where mashed potatoes are house-made and cherries for pie are grown next door) or au courant bistros where chefs source cheese from local farms and food producers and what grows in the field or orchards this morning graces the menu at night.

Adventure and History

Our road trips include coastal and heartland hamlets as well as big cities. They include kayaking along fast moving rivers, skiing Michigan mountains, overnighting in 200-year old bed and breakfasts, hitting white sand beaches and touring the state’s many wine and beer trails. Road trips follow in the footsteps of Ernest Hemingway in Northern Michigan, boating the same river that Hiawatha paddled, peering through glass bottom boats at 19th century shipwrecks, visiting coastal villages and cities, island hopping and walking the ramparts of 18th century forts.

Uber Urban

It’s enjoying the urban beat of Michigan’s great cities. Detroit with its amazing revitalized downtown, riverwalk, restored hotels and warehouses now condos and retail, the buzz of burgeoning story lines as more and more becomes part of his great city. Visit the most wonderful museums including one celebrating the Motown Sound and house museums of the great car barons just to name a few. Grand Rapids on the Grand River is a place where one can find a celebration of the arts and, the birth of artisan breweries. The ultimate college town, Ann Arbor, is a city with a beautiful university campus edging the busy and very hip downtown. It’s unique eateries, retail and diverse neighborhoods always offer something new to experience.

Small Towns and Remote Wilderness

A string of beach villages and hamlets line the shore of both West and East Michigan, curving around the tip and following the Upper Peninsula on both northern most coast of Lake Michigan and the southern shore of Lake Superior. Here dense woodlands, Michigan-sized mountains, rivers and waterfalls and near and far remote are all part of the great outdoors perfect for fishing, boating, swimming and snorkeling. Caves are carved from multicolored rocks by the endless pounding of waves and a magnificent bridge connects the lower and upper parts of this great state.

Explore these Michigan Itineraries:

Detroit Historical … Discover Motor City’s African American stories
Michigan M-22: A Spectacular Coastal Highway … A scenic drive on Lake Michigan’s northern coast
Michigan’s Upper Peninsula for First Timers … Lighthouses, lakeshores, museums and more

What it Costs

Abstract Pricing at a Glance

Prices often fluctuate dynamically depending on capacity, seasonality and deals. We don’t want to lead you astray by quoting exact prices that quickly become wrong. To give you a rough idea for budgetary planning purposes, though, we have indicated general price ranges for all points of interest.

Price ranges are quoted in $US.

See & Do
N/A => Not applicable
$ => Tickets less than $10 per person
$$ => Tickets $11-25 per person
$$$ => Tickets $26 per person

$ => Rooms less than $100 for a double
$$ => Rooms $200 for a double
$$$ => Rooms $300 for a double

$ => $1-15 per person for a meal (without alcohol, tax, tip)
$ => $16-40 per person for a meal (without alcohol, tax, tip)
$$$ => $41 per person for a meal (without alcohol, tax, tip)

N/A => Not applicable

$ => Tickets less than $10 per person
$$ => Tickets $11-25 per person
$$ => Tickets $26 per person


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18th and 19th Century Forts
Bowen’s Mill
Castle Farms
Crossroads Village
Grand Rapids Museums
Heritage Hill
Historic White Pine Village
Irish Hills
Shipwreck Coast
Somerset Center
U.S. 12 Heritage Trail


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