8 days in Michigan & Upper Peninsula Itinerary

8 days in Michigan & Upper Peninsula Itinerary

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Dearborn
— 1 night
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Frankenmuth
— 1 night
Drive
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Grand Rapids
— 1 night
Drive
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Traverse City
— 1 night
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Munising
— 3 nights
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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 22nd (Thu): see the interesting displays at Greenfield Village and then take a leisurely stroll along Detroit RiverFront. On the 23rd (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: examine the collection at The Henry Ford, then admire the masterpieces at Detroit Institute of Arts, and then steep yourself in history at Motown Museum.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, use the Dearborn journey planning website.

New York City to Dearborn is an approximately 5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from New York City in October: high temperatures in Dearborn hover around 63°F and lows are around 48°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Fri) early enough to drive to Frankenmuth.

Things to do in Dearborn

Museums · Historic Sites

Side Trip

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The Henry Ford ©
Must see
The Henry Ford
4.8
Greenfield Village ©
Specialty Museum
Greenfield Village
4.7

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Frankenmuth

Frankenmuth is a city in Saginaw County in the U.S. On the 24th (Sat), get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports, then look for gifts at Bronner's Christmas Wonderland, then learn about all things military at Michigan Heroes Museum, and finally buy something for everyone on your list at Frankenmuth River Place Shops.

To see reviews, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Frankenmuth online journey planner.

Traveling by car from Dearborn to Frankenmuth takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of bus and taxi. Traveling from Dearborn in October, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be little chillier in Frankenmuth, with lows of 43°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Sat) so you can go by car to Grand Rapids.

Things to do in Frankenmuth

Shopping · Outdoors · Tours · Museums
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Bronner's Christmas Wonderland ©
Gift & Specialty Shop
Bronner's Christmas Wonderland
4.6

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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 25th (Sun): go for a walk through Rockford Dam Overlook, experience rural life at Deer Tracks Junction, then admire the natural beauty at Frederik Meijer Gardens & Sculpture Park, and finally see the interesting displays at Gerald R. Ford Museum.

To find maps, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, read Grand Rapids holiday planner.

Traveling by car from Frankenmuth to Grand Rapids takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus; or do a combination of taxi, train, and bus. October in Grand Rapids sees daily highs of 63°F and lows of 44°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Sun) so you can drive to Traverse City.

Things to do in Grand Rapids

Parks · Museums

Side Trips

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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 26th (Mon), get a taste of the local shopping with The Village at Grand Traverse Commons, make a trip to Benjamin Twiggs, legendary cherry products, and then learn the secrets of beer at a beer tour and tasting.

For where to stay, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Traverse City online tour planner.

Drive from Grand Rapids to Traverse City in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In October in Traverse City, expect temperatures between 60°F during the day and 44°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Mon) so you can go by car to Munising.

Things to do in Traverse City

Breweries & Distilleries · Tours · Shopping · Historic Sites
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3
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Munising

Munising is a city on the southern shore of Lake Superior on the Upper Peninsula of the U.S. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Munising: Marquette (Presque Isle Park & Marquette Maritime Museum). There's still lots to do: explore the striking landscape of Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore, explore the striking landscape at Miners Castle Rock, get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports, and stop by Upper Peninsula Inspired.

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Traveling by car from Traverse City to Munising takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi. Expect a daytime high around 57°F in October, and nighttime lows around 42°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Thu) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Munising

Nature · Parks · Wildlife · Outdoors

Side Trip

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Highlights from your trip
Presque Isle Park ©
State Park
Presque Isle Park
4.8

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