12 days in Southeast Michigan Itinerary

12 days in Southeast Michigan Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Southeast Michigan trip planner

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Detroit
— 8 nights
Drive
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Lansing
— 3 nights
Drive

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Detroit

— 8 nights

The Motor City

Founded in 1701 by a French explorer and adventurer, Detroit exerted a profound impact on the world for most of the 20th century.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Detroit: Auburn Hills (SEA LIFE Michigan Aquarium & Great Lakes Crossing Outlets), Kellogg Park (in Plymouth) and Rochester Hills Museum at Van Hoosen Farm (in Rochester Hills). The adventure continues: explore the world behind art at Detroit Institute of Arts, take a leisurely stroll along Detroit RiverFront, take in panoramic vistas at GM Renaissance Center, and get engrossed in the history at Detroit Historical Museum.

To find reviews, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, read Detroit attractions planner.

The Route module shows you travel options from your home to Detroit. In December, daytime highs in Detroit are 37°F, while nighttime lows are 27°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Mon) early enough to go by car to Lansing.

Things to do in Detroit

Museums · Shopping · Parks · Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Lansing

— 3 nights
Lansing is the capital of the US state of Michigan. Get out of town with these interesting Lansing side-trips: Howell's MainStreet Winery (in Howell) and Michigan International Speedway (in Brooklyn). There's lots more to do: look for gifts at Horrocks Farm Market, explore the world behind art at Eli and Edythe Broad Art Museum, deepen your understanding at Michigan State University, and get to know the resident critters at Potter Park Zoo.

To see photos, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Lansing vacation app.

Drive from Detroit to Lansing in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. In December in Lansing, expect temperatures between 36°F during the day and 24°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Thu) to allow time to drive back home.

Things to do in Lansing

Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Trails · Outdoors

Side Trips