4 days in Michigan Itinerary

4 days in Michigan Itinerary

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4 days in Michigan Itinerary

Start: Chicago
subway + Fly:  3​h
1
Traverse City
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
2
Lansing
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 30​min
3
Dearborn
— Few hours
bus + Fly:  4​h 30​min
End: Chicago

2
nights
Traverse City

Traverse City ©
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 28th (Wed), learn about winemaking at Peninsula Cellars, explore the world behind art at Dennos Museum Center, stop by Fustini's Oils & Vinegars, then take a stroll through Front Street, and finally do a tasting at Hawthorne Vineyards. Keep things going the next day: do a tasting at Shady Lane Cellars, learn about winemaking at Chateau de Leelanau, do a tasting at Blustone Vineyards, brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Northern Latitudes Distillery, then browse the eclectic array of goods at Gallaghers Farm Market, and finally admire all the interesting features of Wuerfel Park.

To find photos, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Traverse City trip itinerary planner.

Chicago to Traverse City is an approximately 3-hour combination of subway and flight. You can also do a combination of flight and car; or drive. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Chicago to Traverse City due to the time zone difference. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from Chicago in March; daily highs in Traverse City reach 40°F and lows reach 22°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Lansing.

Things to do in Traverse City

#Wineries, #Shopping, #Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Suttons Bay, Lake Leelanau
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Peninsula Cellars ©
Peninsula Cellars
Dennos Museum Center ©
Dennos Museum Center
Hawthorne Vineyards ©
Hawthorne Vineyards

1
night
Lansing

Lansing ©
Lansing is the capital of the US state of Michigan. On the 30th (Fri), learn about winemaking at Burgdorf's Winery, then look and learn at Abrams Planetarium, then admire the natural beauty at Michigan State University Horticultural Gardens, and finally stop by Horrocks Farm Market.

To see photos, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Lansing road trip planning website .

You can drive from Traverse City to Lansing in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of flight and bus. In March, plan for daily highs up to 44°F, and evening lows to 25°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 31st (Sat) so you can go by car to Dearborn.

Things to do in Lansing

#Parks, #Childrens Museums, #Museums

Side Trips

East Lansing, Burgdorf's Winery
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Abrams Planetarium ©
Abrams Planetarium
Horrocks Farm Market ©
Horrocks Farm Market
Burgdorf's Winery ©
Burgdorf's Winery

few
hours
Dearborn

Dearborn ©
Dearborn sits as part of the Detroit metropolitan area and was the home of Henry Ford.
On the 31st (Sat), browse the different shops at Somerset Collection, then look for gifts at Polish Art Center, then admire the masterpieces at Detroit Institute of Arts, and finally take a stroll through Campus Martius Park.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Dearborn holiday website .

Drive from Lansing to Dearborn in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or take a bus. In March, daytime highs in Dearborn are 46°F, while nighttime lows are 28°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Dearborn

#Shopping, #Neighborhoods, #Museums

Side Trips

Detroit, Somerset Collection, Polish Art Center
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Detroit Institute of Arts ©
Detroit Institute of Arts
Somerset Collection ©
Somerset Collection
Polish Art Center ©
Polish Art Center

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