4 days in Michigan Itinerary

4 days in Michigan Itinerary

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Grand Rapids
— 1 day
Drive
2
Traverse City
— 1 night
Drive
3
Frankenmuth
— 1 night
Drive
4
Dearborn
— 1 night
Fly

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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.
Start off your visit on the 21st (Wed): see the interesting displays at Gerald R. Ford Museum, then admire the natural beauty at Frederik Meijer Gardens & Sculpture Park, and then pause for some photo ops at Leonardo da Vinci's Horse.

To see more things to do, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Grand Rapids trip itinerary planning app.

Chicago to Grand Rapids is an approximately 3-hour car ride. You can also fly; or take a bus. The time zone difference moving from Central Standard Time (CST) to Eastern Standard Time (EST) is 1 hour. Traveling from Chicago in October, expect little chillier with lows of 44°F in Grand Rapids. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Wed) early enough to go by car to Traverse City.

Things to do in Grand Rapids

Parks · Museums
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Traverse City

Cherry Capital of the World

Traverse City might be well known for its huge cherry industry, but its position along Grand Traverse Bay in Lake Michigan endows it with fine scenery and a wealth of outdoor attractions.
On the 22nd (Thu), learn the secrets of beer at a beer tour and tasting, relax in the rural setting at Buchan's Blueberry Hill, and then learn about winemaking at Brys Estate Vineyard & Winery.

To find other places to visit, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Traverse City trip maker app.

Traveling by car from Grand Rapids to Traverse City takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 60°F in October, and nighttime lows around 44°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Frankenmuth.

Things to do in Traverse City

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Beer Tasting / Tour
Beer Tastings & Tours
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Brys Estate Vineyard & Winery ©
Winery / Vineyard
Brys Estate Vineyard & Winery
4.5

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Frankenmuth

Frankenmuth is a city in Saginaw County in the U.S. Start off your visit on the 23rd (Fri): learn about all things military at Michigan Heroes Museum, get interesting insight from Tours, then stop by Bronner's Christmas Wonderland, and finally get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports.

For photos, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Frankenmuth online visit planner.

Traveling by car from Traverse City to Frankenmuth takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of bus and taxi. In October, daily temperatures in Frankenmuth can reach 62°F, while at night they dip to 43°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Fri) so you can drive to Dearborn.

Things to do in Frankenmuth

Outdoors · Tours · Adventure · Shopping
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Zipline
Zipline
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Dearborn

Dearborn sits as part of the Detroit metropolitan area and was the home of Henry Ford.
Kick off your visit on the 24th (Sat): see the interesting displays at The Henry Ford, then explore the world behind art at Detroit Institute of Arts, and then steep yourself in history at Motown Museum.

For maps, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Dearborn trip maker tool.

Drive from Frankenmuth to Dearborn in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of taxi and bus. Expect a daytime high around 63°F in October, and nighttime lows around 48°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Sat) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Dearborn

Museums · Historic Sites

Side Trip

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