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Michigan Vacations

Taking a Trip to Michigan

You don't have to travel abroad to take a fun vacation. Orbitz.com can help you plan a trip to many different destinations across the United States, including Michigan. Travelers might be interested to learn that Michigan is the only state with two peninsulas, and its long coastline connects with four of the Great Lakes.

After a few hours in Michigan, it's easy to see why its name means "large water." Recreational boating is very popular in this region, and more than 64,000 ponds and lakes are scattered throughout the large state. Nature lovers will enjoy visiting the outdoor breweries and wine trails, while history buffs will have a wonderful time at one of the state's many museums.

Best time to take a vacation to Michigan

  • The climate varies throughout the year in Michigan. Temperatures are typically in the double digits, but occasionally they hit single or triple digits during the winter or summer. The best time to visit Michigan is from September to October, when you can experience the beautiful fall foliage. The temperatures usually fall between the low 30s to the low 70s during this time, so wear layers. Snow lovers should visit during the winter, as January boasts an impressive average of 22 snow days per month. February is close behind with 19 snow days. If you're ready to experience everything that Michigan has to offer, book your vacation today through Orbitz.com.

Insider tips for Michigan travel

  • Michigan Brewing Company

    This popular bar is known for having a large variety of beers on tap, including several local specialties, as well as delicious fries and burgers.

    Michigan Cross-Country Cycle Trail

    Grab your bike and go for a ride on this long trail, which features thousands of miles of paths that wind through woods and dirt roads.

    Porcupine Mountains Wilderness State Park

    Enjoy all that nature has to offer by hiking through this beautiful park, which has more than 60,000 acres of water and forests. It also features handicap-accessible trails.

    Moser's Michigan Street Café

    Locals know that the best place to get authentic German or Austrian food is from the friendly folks at this tiny diner.

    Olde World Canterbury Village

    Shop for unique items at this old-fashioned village filled with specialty shops and family-friendly activities.

Michigan Vacation Packages

Hotel only $189

1 Amway Grand Plaza Hotel Preferred Hotels and Resorts

5 stars
4.3 / 5 82 reviews

187 Monroe Avenue North West Map

Amway Grand Plaza offers elegant old world charm set amid the sophistication of today. It is luxuriously appointed with 682 guest rooms/8 resturants and lounges. The Amway Grand Plaza is located in the heart of downtown Grand Rapids. It has been recently recognized as a... More

Hotel only $93

2 Park Place Hotel Traverse City

3 stars
3.8 / 5 64 reviews

300 East State Street Map

Whether you are traveling for business or pleasure the Park Place Hotel offers the best of it all. Rich in history and located in the heart of downtown Traverse City we are surrounded by the shopping- dining- arts- attractions and recreational opportunities that make this... More

Hotel only $54

3 Lamp Post Inn

2 stars
3.1 / 5 101 reviews

2424 E. Stadium Map

Affordable, family-owned hotel with simple rooms near University of MIThe family-owned Lamp Post Inn offers simple and affordable accommodations close to downtown Ann Arbor and walking distance from the University of Michigan. Located on E. Stadium Blvd., the Lamp Post... More

Hotel only $97

4 Hotel St. Regis

3 stars
3.1 / 5 72 reviews

3071 W. Grand Blvd. Map

Save 25%

Landmark luxury hotel is in the heart of Detroit’s cultural center Centrally located in the heart of Detroit, this newly renovated luxury hotel is a downbeat away from the Motown Museum, where the birthplace of soul music is celebrated. Its 124 rooms -- decorated with... More

Hotel only $80

5 Hampton Inn & Suites Detroit/Airport-Romulus

3 stars
4.7 / 5 11 reviews

31700 Smith Road Map

Includes parking for up to 7 nights

great airport location in the gateway to Detroit...welcome to the Hampton Inn & Suites-Romulus, Michigan Located just 1/2 mile from Detroit Metropolitan Wayne County Airport (DTW) and I-94, the Hampton Inn & Suites® Detroit/Airport-Romulus hotel in Michigan offers a... More

Hotel only $130

6 Holiday Inn GRAND RAPIDS DOWNTOWN

3 stars
3.9 / 5 75 reviews

310 Pearl Street NW Map

Modern luxury and business class vibe at affordable downtown hotelThe surprising luxury found at the Holiday Inn GRAND RAPIDS DOWNTOWN fits in right alongside its downtown location near top Grand Rapids museums, including the Gerald R. Ford Museum right across the street.... More

Hotel only $59

7 Country Inn & Suites By Carlson, Traverse City, MI

2 stars
4.0 / 5 29 reviews

420 Munson Avenue Map

Located in the Heart of Traverse City, at the base of Old Mission Peninsula. 1/4 Mile from East Grand Traverse Bay and 1/2 Mile from West Grand Traverse Bay. Our newly renovated Hotel is ideally located to take advantage of the beaches, marinas, markets, museums, wine... More

Hotel only $67

8 Wyndham Garden Ann Arbor

3 stars
2.9 / 5 49 reviews

2900 Jackson Avenue Map

Thank you for choosing our Wyndham Garden Ann Arbor hotel. Wyndham Garden Hotels offer tasteful, intimate hotels with comfortable guestrooms and thoughtful amenities. Perfectly situated in convenient business, airport and suburban locations, each hotel provides a... More

Hotel only $119

9 Greektown Casino Hotel

4 stars
4.2 / 5 160 reviews

1200 St Antoine Street Map

Greektown Casino Hotel is Detroits premier hotel for both the corporate and leisure traveler. An architecturally stunning 30-story - blue glass hotel located within walking distance of many national and global business headquarters. Rated as one of the top destination... More

Hotel only $48

10 Howard Johnson Romulus Detroit Metro Airport

2 stars
2.9 / 5 173 reviews

31119 Flynn Dr Map

Stay 2, Save 15%

All the amenities, just a short (free) shuttle from Detroit Metro AirportArriving at Detroit Metropolitan Airport after a busy day, travelers are relieved to know a comfortable, affordable hotel awaits just a quarter-mile away. Guests at Howard Johnson Romulus Detroit... More

Michigan highlights

  • Mackinac Island

    Feast on some fresh fudge or visit a few art galleries on this island, which Conde Nast Traveler named one of the top 10 islands in the world.

    The Henry Ford Museum

    Learn how today's transportation got its start at this popular museum, which features tours, movies, and plenty of exhibits.

    Gerald Ford Museum

    Enjoy a holographic tour of the White House at the unique museum designed to give visitors a taste of the presidential life.

    Binder Park Zoo

    The whole family will enjoy feeding the giraffes and visiting the other animals at this affordable zoo, which offers stroller and wheelchair rentals.

    White River Light Station Museum

    Learn about the past at this vintage lighthouse, which was converted into a museum.

    Avalanche Bay Indoor Water Park

    Rain or shine, go for a dip at Michigan's largest indoor water park.

    Odawa River Casino

    Try your luck at more than 1,500 slot machines and poker tables, or grab a bite to eat at one of the restaurants inside of the casino.

    Cranbrook Institute of Science

    Learning is fun at this large museum, which includes a planetarium and the popular Science Garden.

    Michigan International Speedway

    Satisfy your adventurous side by visiting this popular speedway, which has hosted events for more than 40 years.

    Ann Arbor

    No visit to Michigan is complete without a trip to Ann Arbor, a small town known for hosting a variety of art and music festivals throughout the year.