7 days in Michigan Itinerary

7 days in Michigan Itinerary

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7 days in Michigan Itinerary

London
Fly:  12​h
Dearborn
— 4 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
Grand Rapids
— 1 night
Fly:  17​h 30​min
London

3
days
Dearborn

Dearborn
Dearborn sits as part of the Detroit metropolitan area and was the home of Henry Ford.
Dearborn is known for museums, nightlife, and classes. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the world behind art at Detroit Institute of Arts, contemplate the long history of Motown Museum, take a leisurely stroll along Detroit Riverfront Conservancy, and stroll through Detroit Zoo.

For other places to visit, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Dearborn online tour planner

London, UK to Dearborn is an approximately 12-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 5 hours traveling from London to Dearborn. In January, Dearborn is slightly colder than London - with highs of 0°C and lows of -8°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Grand Rapids.

Things to do in Dearborn

Museums Parks Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trips

Detroit, Detroit Zoo, Polish Art Center
Highlights from your plan
Detroit Institute of Arts
Detroit Institute of Arts
The Henry Ford ©
The Henry Ford
Comerica Park ©
Comerica Park

2
days
Grand Rapids

Grand Rapids ©
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 8th (Mon): admire the natural beauty at Frederik Meijer Gardens and then meet the residents at John Ball Zoo. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: contemplate the long history of Meyer May House, examine the collection at Gerald R. Ford Museum, and then look and learn at Grand Rapids Public Museum.

To find traveler tips, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Grand Rapids online day trip planner

You can drive from Dearborn to Grand Rapids in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and flight. In January, plan for daily highs up to 0°C, and evening lows to -9°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Tue) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Grand Rapids

Parks Museums Childrens Museums
Highlights from your plan
Frederik Meijer Gardens ©
Frederik Meijer Gardens
Meyer May House ©
Meyer May House
Gerald R. Ford Museum ©
Gerald R. Ford Museum

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