Distance: 950 miles roundtrip
Estimated Duration: 1 week
For first time visitors in the U.S., Michigan is a great state to learn more about this country’s history, see its natural beauty and interact with its friendliest people.
Your first destination is near Detroit, the center of this country’s automotive industry. The Henry Ford Museum was established by Henry Ford, one of America’s most famous industrialists, who sought to preserve artifacts of great historical significance and educate visitors on the Industrial Revolution. Located next door to the museum, Greenfield Village is an outdoor compound comprised of over 100 historical buildings arranged as a centuries-old village. It’s staffed by people in period costume and features a steam-powered locomotive, horse-drawn carriages and authentic Model T cars to move people around. Close by is the city of Detroit itself, which offers many casinos and Comerica Park, home of the Detroit Tigers baseball team.
Pronounced “Mackinaw,” this island located in Lake Huron has been forgotten by time. A popular destination for history buffs, the island is accessible only by jet boat and forbids the use of cars in favor of horses. With a bustling main street featuring many shops and restaurants, the historic Fort Mackinac to explore, and the amazing Victorian Grand Hotel to marvel over (the same hotel where Somewhere in Time with Christopher Reeve was filmed), Mackinac Island is one of Michigan’s most popular tourist spots.
Traverse City may be the best small town destination for vacation travelers in the U.S. Host to the National Cherry Festival in July, it also features freshwater beaches, amazing vineyards, first-rate restaurants and shops. We recommend you stay at Traverse Bay RV Resort and rent a car to explore the city. The resort is high-end but reasonably priced, and features large lots with paved pads, private showers and free bike rentals.
Located close to Traverse City on the shoreline of Lake Michigan, Sleeping Bear Dunes is a United States National Lakeshore, and in 2011 was voted “The Most Beautiful Place in America” by Good Morning America. The park includes 35 miles of coastline, as well as North and South Manitou islands, and offers beaches, hiking trails, history, and its famous namesake dunes to explore.
The city of Ann Arbor is home to the University of Michigan, but offers a charming, small town feel that attracts visitors from all over. A perfect stop on the final leg of your trip, Ann Arbor offers world class restaurants and eclectic shops, as well as museums, theaters and sporting events.
The Explore Michigan package is all-inclusive and covers roundtrip mileage, rental nights and generator use. The package also includes early pick-up times and late drop-offs, transportation from and to Cleveland Hopkins International Airport, RV insurance, permission for additional drivers, post-cleaning (interior, exterior and holding tanks), and final fuel and propane refills. An international license and passport are required for international travelers.
Estimated pricing begins at $2,300 and varies depending on trip duration, party size and options. Destinations are suggestions only and reservations are your responsibility. Email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 440-282-5600 for a custom estimate.