10 days in Michigan Itinerary

10 days in Michigan Itinerary

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10 days in Michigan Itinerary

Start: Kiev
+3
shuttle + foot + Fly + bus:  18​h 45​min
1
Dearborn
— 1 day
Fly:  4​h 30​min
2
Mackinac Island
— 1 night
ferry:  30​min
3
Mackinaw City
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 30​min
4
Traverse City
— 1 night
5
Grand Rapids
— 1 night
6
Detroit
— 3 nights
+2
Fly + foot + shuttle:  19​h
End: Kiev

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day
Dearborn

Dearborn ©
Dearborn sits as part of the Detroit metropolitan area and was the home of Henry Ford.
On the 24th (Mon), see the interesting displays at Greenfield Village, see the interesting displays at The Henry Ford, then contemplate the long history of Franklin Cider Mill, and finally see the interesting displays at Marvin's Marvelous Mechanical Museum.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Dearborn online visit planner .

Kiev, Ukraine to Dearborn is an approximately 19-hour flight. You'll gain 7 hours traveling from Kiev to Dearborn due to the time zone difference. December in Dearborn sees daily highs of 3°C and lows of -3°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Mon) so you can travel to Mackinac Island.

Things to do in Dearborn

Museums Historic Sites

Side Trips

Marvin's Marvelous Mechanical Museum, Franklin Cider Mill
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The Henry Ford ©
The Henry Ford
Greenfield Village ©
Greenfield Village
Franklin Cider Mill ©
Franklin Cider Mill

1
night
Mackinac Island

Mackinac Island ©
Mackinac Island is a city in Mackinac County in the U.S. Kick off your visit on the 25th (Tue): contemplate the long history of Biddle House, take in the dramatic natural features at Arch Rock, then deepen your knowledge of military history at Fort Mackinac, and finally immerse yourself in nature at Mackinac Island State Park.

To see where to stay, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Mackinac Island online journey planner .

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Dearborn to Mackinac Island. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from Dearborn in December; daily highs in Mackinac Island reach 0°C and lows reach -7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Tue) early enough to ride a ferry to Mackinaw City.

Things to do in Mackinac Island

Parks Nature Museums
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Arch Rock ©
Arch Rock
Mackinac Island State Park ©
Mackinac Island State Park
Fort Mackinac ©
Fort Mackinac

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Mackinaw City

Mackinaw City ©
Mackinaw City is a village in Emmet and Cheboygan counties in the U.S. Start off your visit on the 26th (Wed): contemplate the long history of McGulpin Point Lighthouse & Historic Site, stroll through Colonial Michilimackinac, then take in the views from Mackinac Bridge, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Cross In The Woods National Shrine.

For ratings, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Mackinaw City road trip site .

Mackinaw City is just a stone's throw from Mackinac Island. Expect a daytime high around 0°C in December, and nighttime lows around -7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Traverse City.

Things to do in Mackinaw City

Parks Historic Sites

Side Trip

Cross In The Woods National Shrine
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Colonial Michilimackinac ©
Colonial Michilimackinac
Mackinac Bridge ©
Mackinac Bridge
Cross In The Woods National Shrine ©

1
night
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.
Start off your visit on the 27th (Thu): shop like a local with Front Street, then view the masterpieces at Higher Art Gallery, then buy something for everyone on your list at The Village at Grand Traverse Commons, and finally learn the secrets of beer at a beer tour and tasting.

To find where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, read Traverse City travel planner.

You can drive from Mackinaw City to Traverse City in 2.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. In December in Traverse City, expect temperatures between 1°C during the day and -5°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Grand Rapids.

Things to do in Traverse City

Shopping Tours Neighborhoods
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Beer Tastings & Tours
The Village at Grand Traverse Commons ©
Higher Art Gallery ©
Higher Art Gallery

1
night
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.
On the 28th (Fri), see the interesting displays at Gerald R. Ford Museum, test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms, then admire the natural beauty at Frederik Meijer Gardens & Sculpture Park, and finally pause for some photo ops at Leonardo da Vinci's Horse.

To see ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Grand Rapids day trip website .

Traveling by car from Traverse City to Grand Rapids takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. In December, daily temperatures in Grand Rapids can reach 2°C, while at night they dip to -4°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Detroit.

Things to do in Grand Rapids

Parks Museums Fun & Games
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Room Escape Games
Gerald R. Ford Museum ©
Gerald R. Ford Museum

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nights
Detroit

Detroit ©
Founded in 1701 by a French explorer and adventurer, Detroit exerted a profound impact on the world for most of the 20th century.
Detroit is known for museums, historic sites, nightlife, casinos, and nature. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the world behind art at Detroit Institute of Arts, admire the landmark architecture of The Guardian Building, admire all the interesting features of Ford Field, and steep yourself in history at Motown Museum.

For maps, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, read Detroit holiday builder tool .

You can drive from Grand Rapids to Detroit in 3 hours. Other options are to fly; or take a bus. In December, daily temperatures in Detroit can reach 3°C, while at night they dip to -3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Mon) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Detroit

Museums Zoos & Aquariums Parks

Side Trip

Detroit Zoo
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Detroit Institute of Arts ©
Detroit Institute of Arts
Comerica Park ©
Comerica Park
Motown Museum ©
Motown Museum

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