I am trying to plan a trip to see & pick up my oldest son at UMich in AA this summer travel around and then drop him back off in Ann Arbor. We (18 yo son, hubby , &I) will fly into DTW from Miami and rent a car. We want to at least stay one night in Ann Arbor and visit his friends.
We have had Mackinaw Island (is the Grand Hotel worth it $$$?) and the UP on our family list since he started to U-M back in 2018. Trying to plan a route that makes sense, isn't rushed, but isn't more than 9-10 days.
We want to also see Sleeping Bear and Pictured Rocks.
Nature, Hiking, Adventure, Great food & drink, & history.
Wondering if we have the time to come over and down through WI and hit Chicago too? Maybe fly out of Chicago and he can take the train back to AA.
Any advice appreciated!!