5 days in Michigan Itinerary

5 days in Michigan Itinerary

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Dearborn
— 1 night
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Frankenmuth
— 1 night
Drive
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Traverse City
— 1 night
Drive
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Grand Rapids
— 1 night
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Dearborn

Dearborn sits as part of the Detroit metropolitan area and was the home of Henry Ford.
Start off your visit on the 29th (Thu): examine the collection at Greenfield Village and then take a leisurely stroll along Detroit RiverFront. On the 30th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: examine the collection at The Henry Ford, admire the masterpieces at Detroit Institute of Arts, and then browse the exhibits of Motown Museum.

To see photos, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Dearborn sightseeing planner.

Chicago to Dearborn is an approximately 4-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Chicago to Dearborn. Expect a daytime high around 63°F in October, and nighttime lows around 48°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Frankenmuth.

Things to do in Dearborn

Museums · Historic Sites

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The Henry Ford ©
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The Henry Ford
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Greenfield Village ©
Specialty Museum
Greenfield Village
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Frankenmuth

Frankenmuth is a city in Saginaw County in the U.S. Kick off your visit on the 31st (Sat): whizz through the canopy at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks, learn about all things military at Michigan Heroes Museum, then look for gifts at Bronner's Christmas Wonderland, and finally get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports.

To see maps, photos, and tourist information, read Frankenmuth tour itinerary planner.

Getting from Dearborn to Frankenmuth by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: fly; or do a combination of bus and taxi. Traveling from Dearborn in October, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be slightly colder in Frankenmuth, with lows of 43°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 31st (Sat) early enough to go by car to Traverse City.

Things to do in Frankenmuth

Outdoors · Tours · Adventure · Shopping
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Zipline
Zipline
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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.
Kick off your visit on the 1st (Sun): make a trip to Benjamin Twiggs, legendary cherry products, buy something for everyone on your list at The Village at Grand Traverse Commons, and then learn the secrets of beer at a beer tour and tasting.

To see photos, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, read our Traverse City online travel planner.

You can drive from Frankenmuth to Traverse City in 3.5 hours. Other options are to fly; or do a combination of taxi and bus. In October, daily temperatures in Traverse City can reach 60°F, while at night they dip to 44°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Sun) early enough to drive to Grand Rapids.

Things to do in Traverse City

Breweries & Distilleries · Tours · Shopping · Historic Sites
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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 2nd (Mon): see the interesting displays at Gerald R. Ford Museum, take in nature's colorful creations at Frederik Meijer Gardens & Sculpture Park, then appreciate the history behind Leonardo da Vinci's Horse, and finally don't miss a visit to Rockford Dam Overlook.

To plan Grand Rapids vacation without wasting time, ask Inspirock to design an itinerary.

You can drive from Traverse City to Grand Rapids in 2.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. In November, plan for daily highs up to 48°F, and evening lows to 33°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Mon) to allow enough time to drive back home.

Things to do in Grand Rapids

Parks · Museums

Side Trip

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