31 days in Southeast Michigan Itinerary

31 days in Southeast Michigan Itinerary

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Lansing
— 10 nights
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Detroit
— 20 nights
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Lansing

Lansing is the capital of the US state of Michigan. Change things up with these side-trips from Lansing: Lakelands Trail State Park (in Pinckney), Howell's MainStreet Winery (in Howell) and Jackson (Grande Golf Club, Ella Sharp Museum, &more). There's still lots to do: stop by Horrocks Farm Market, ponder the world of politics at Michigan State Capitol, wander the streets of Old Town, and make a trip to Lansing's First Capital Building.

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Chicago to Lansing is an approximately 4-hour car ride. You can also fly; or take a train. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Chicago to Lansing due to the time zone difference. In December, daytime highs in Lansing are 36°F, while nighttime lows are 24°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Detroit.

Things to do in Lansing

Parks · Museums · Historic Sites · Outdoors

Side Trips

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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.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Detroit: Cranbrook Institute of Science (in Bloomfield Hills), Ann Arbor (University of Michigan Museum of Natural History, University of Michigan, &more) and Rochester Hills Museum at Van Hoosen Farm (in Rochester Hills). There's much more to do: explore the world behind art at Detroit Institute of Arts, take in the waterfront at Detroit RiverFront, take an in-depth tour of Detroit Historical Museum, and admire the striking features of The Guardian Building.

For traveler tips, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Detroit trip maker.

Getting from Lansing to Detroit by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a bus; or fly. In December in Detroit, expect temperatures between 37°F during the day and 27°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Thu) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Detroit

Museums · Shopping · Parks · Neighborhoods

Side Trips

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