3 days in Michigan Itinerary

3 days in Michigan Itinerary

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Detroit
— 1 day
Drive
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Frankenmuth
— 1 night
Drive
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Grand Rapids
— 1 night
Drive

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Detroit

The Motor City

Founded in 1701 by a French explorer and adventurer, Detroit exerted a profound impact on the world for most of the 20th century.
Start off your visit on the 16th (Fri): steep yourself in history at Motown Museum, then examine the collection at The Henry Ford, and then admire the masterpieces at Detroit Institute of Arts.

To see where to stay, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Detroit trip itinerary planner.

The Route module shows you travel options from your home to Detroit. Expect a daytime high around 63°F in October, and nighttime lows around 48°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Fri) so you can drive to Frankenmuth.

Things to do in Detroit

Side Trip

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The Henry Ford ©
Must see
The Henry Ford
4.8
Motown Museum ©
Historic Site
Motown Museum
4.6

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Frankenmuth

Frankenmuth is a city in Saginaw County in the U.S. Kick off your visit on the 17th (Sat): get interesting insight from Tours, learn about all things military at Michigan Heroes Museum, then stop by Bronner's Christmas Wonderland, and finally get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports.

For more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Frankenmuth trip planner.

Getting from Detroit to Frankenmuth by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and taxi; or fly. Traveling from Detroit in October, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be slightly colder in Frankenmuth, with lows of 43°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Grand Rapids.

Things to do in Frankenmuth

Tours · Outdoors · Adventure · Shopping
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Zipline
Zipline
4.8

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Grand Rapids

Furniture City

The second largest city in Michigan and a hub of furniture manufacturing, Grand Rapids bears the nickname "Furniture City." However, the destination's original name came from the rapids of the Grand River that once ran through the downtown area.
Kick off your visit on the 18th (Sun): pause for some photo ops at Leonardo da Vinci's Horse, then admire the natural beauty at Frederik Meijer Gardens & Sculpture Park, and then see the interesting displays at Gerald R. Ford Museum.

For other places to visit, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Grand Rapids tour builder.

You can drive from Frankenmuth to Grand Rapids in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus; or do a combination of taxi, train, and bus. In October, daily temperatures in Grand Rapids can reach 63°F, while at night they dip to 44°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive back home.

Things to do in Grand Rapids

Parks · Museums
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