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Michigan Road Trip

Detroit - Flint - Tawas City - Rogers City - Sault Ste. Marie - Whitefish Point - Marquette - Copper Harbor - Ontonagon - Escanaba - Mackinaw City - Traverse City - Ludington - Kalamazoo

Expect on your Michigan Road Trip Itinerary

Security Security
Historical sites Historical sites
Landscape Landscape
Comfort Comfort
Road conditions Road conditions
Benefit-stress ratio Benefit-stress ratio
Beach Beach
Urban life Urban life
ACTIVATE MAP Stages14 km3,207 h/stage3.5

Best months to drive Michigan Road Trip

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Road Trip Costs

How much does it cost to go on a Michigan Road Trip in Michigan?

Economy
Low budget options by car rental, accommodation and catering. In- and Out-bound travel expenses are not included.
rent & more 525EUR drive & more 363EUR sleep & more 924EUR eat & more 756EUR Total (est. for 2 prs.) 2,043EUR Total (est. for 2 prs.) incl. rented car 2,568EUR
Standard
Mid budget options by car rental, accommodation and catering. In- and Out-bound travel expenses are not included.
rent & more 630EUR drive & more 475EUR sleep & more 1,386EUR eat & more 1,008EUR Total (est. for 2 prs.) 2,869EUR Total (est. for 2 prs.) incl. rented car 3,499EUR
Premium
High budget options by car rental, accommodation and catering. In- and Out-bound travel expenses are not included.
rent & more 1,050EUR drive & more 600EUR sleep & more 2,310EUR eat & more 1,512EUR Total (est. for 2 prs.) 4,422EUR Total (est. for 2 prs.) incl. rented car 5,472EUR
Camper
On the road in RV, overnight at camp grounds with self-catering. In- and Out-bound travel expenses are not included.
rent & more 3,150EUR drive & more 725EUR sleep & more 385EUR eat & more 756EUR Total (est. for 2 prs.) 1,866EUR Total (est. for 2 prs.) incl. rented car 5,016EUR
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Michigan Road Trip Itinerary

If you are searching for an interesting road trip around Michigan, Michigan Road Trip will surely cater to your needs. Our adventure will respond to the needs of family. The road tour runs, among others, through such places as Detroit, Tawas City, and Rogers City. The route described in this article takes 14 days to complete, but travellers can surely complete it in 10. Remember that if you are delighted with the allure of what Michigan holds in store, you can always extend your tour. If you are wondering about the time spent driving, it will be on average 3.5 hours daily, and you will travel 3,207km . If you are ready to start your journey, let’s get on the road!
number of days 14 number of days
route length 3,207 km route length
budget fair budget
good for family good for
traffic direction on the right traffic direction
accident level low accident level
Despite of the fact that the accommodation on the way is not that luxurious, it still promises good value for money. In Michigan, the accident level is low, and you will be driving on the right. The period of time recommended to take our trip is between May and October.

START Detroit

Distance 3,207 km Driving time 48.7 h Pace: fast Airports DTW
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1 Detroit - Flint

Distance 138 km Driving time 1.5 h Pace: fast View map Itinerary
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2 Flint - Tawas City

Distance 183 km Driving time 1.8 h Pace: fast View map Itinerary
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3 Tawas City - Rogers City

Distance 262 km Driving time 4.4 h Pace: fast View map Itinerary
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4 Rogers City - Sault Ste. Marie

Distance 235 km Driving time 2.8 h Pace: fast View map Itinerary
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5 Sault Ste. Marie - Whitefish Point

Distance 119 km Driving time 3.3 h Pace: slow View map Itinerary
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6 Whitefish Point - Marquette

Distance 307 km Driving time 7.1 h Pace: modest View map Itinerary
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7 Marquette - Copper Harbor

Distance 264 km Driving time 3.7 h Pace: fast View map Itinerary
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8 Copper Harbor - Ontonagon

Distance 171 km Driving time 2.3 h Pace: fast View map Itinerary
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9 Ontonagon - Escanaba

Distance 422 km Driving time 8.8 h Pace: modest View map Itinerary
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10 Escanaba - Mackinaw City

Distance 237 km Driving time 2.6 h Pace: fast View map Itinerary
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11 Mackinaw City - Traverse City

Distance 194 km Driving time 2.1 h Pace: fast View map Itinerary
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12 Traverse City - Ludington

Distance 182 km Driving time 3.2 h Pace: modest View map Itinerary
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13 Ludington - Kalamazoo

Distance 258 km Driving time 2.8 h Pace: fast View map Itinerary
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14 Kalamazoo - Detroit

Distance 236 km Driving time 2.4 h Pace: fast View map Itinerary
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Michigan Road Trip Summary

We hope that our itinerary idea has become a superb inspiration for your future holiday excursions.
We’ve given you a base that can be easily expanded with your own original travel ideas.
If you are planning on travelling by car in Michigan, there are a number of essential traffic regulations to follow and a list of things to keep in mind to ensure pleasant experiences. These tips will also become useful for holidayers who opt for car hire or camper rental in Michigan.
It is vital to pay attention to the local road regulations when travelling around Michigan. In Michigan, if you are planning to drive, try to avoid spirits at all. Travellers ought to remember that the permitted consumption limit is not very high and cannot exceed 0.5‰. In order to avoid a speeding fine, it is best to never exceed 40km/h, which is the maximum allowed speed inside the cities. Outside the cities, holidayers can travel at the maximum speed of 72km/h. When driving along motorways, you cannot exceed the maximum car speed of 129km/h. Driving with your headlights on at daytime and having a fire extinguisher and first aid kit increase your safety.
How about the costs of the trip? Depending on the budget option that you choose, the total expenses during the whole road trip may vary. Check out the available budget possibilities.
The the cheapest option expenses up to 363 EUR. Within the economy offer, accommodation will cost roughly 924 EUR. Holidaymakers should also remember about the fact that they will spend more or less 756 EUR for food and restaurants in this option. If your aim is also the cheapest car rental option, you will pay approximately 525 EUR. Thus, going for car rental will increase the expenses of the road trip from roughly 2,043 EUR to about 2,568 EUR.
When it comes to the standard offer, the gasoline for 15 stages around Michigan can amount to 475 EUR. If you are into standard accommodation options, you should bear in mind that the expenses can amount up to roughly 1,386 EUR. The standard option in terms of food and restaurants can cost up to more or less 1,008 EUR. Travellers who are also interested in a standard car rental should expect a cost of around 630 EUR. Drivers who would like to rent a car will pay roughly 3,499 EUR for the whole tour, whereas those who are not interested in vehicle hire will spend roughly 2,869 EUR.
The highest level of comfort of the premium option will come up to the expectations of the most demanding travellers. When it comes to this offer, the estimated cost of the road trip will total around 5,472 EUR for travellers who are considering car rental and 2,869 EUR for those who do not need a rental car. Travellers who would like to cover the road trip in a premium hire car can expect a cost of around 1,050 EUR. When it comes to the premium configuration of the itinerary, you have to spend the maximum of 600 EUR on the gasoline needed to cover the itinerary. Drivers who would like to go for top services in all aspects of their adventure should expect to pay roughly 1,512 EUR for restaurants and food and around 2,310 EUR for accommodation options.
Our trip will also cater to the needs of all camper fans. When it comes to this means of transport, you will pay up to roughly 3,150 EUR. Travellers will spend roughly 725 EUR on gasoline allowing to cover all stages of the road trip. Camper enthusiasts should expect to pay roughly 756 EUR for expenses connected with food and approximately 385 EUR for overnight stays.
The Road Trip Costs section presents all the above-mentioned details in an easy to follow manner.
The period between May and October is perfect to visit the part of Michigan showed in our road trip idea. If you like Michigan Road Trip, our website is rife with picturesque road trips and scenic drives. We hope that the wide spectrum of options will surely match up the expectations of the most demanding holidaymakers.

Facts for safer driving in Michigan

drink drive limit drink drive limit 0.5
max speed urban max speed urban 40 km/h
max speed rural max speed rural 72 km/h
max speed highway max speed highway 129 km/h
headlights at daytime headlights at daytime off
fire extinguisher fire extinguisher yes
tolls tolls yes
seat belts seat belts yes

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