12 days in Southeast Michigan Itinerary

12 days in Southeast Michigan Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Lansing
— 5 nights
2
Dearborn
— 6 nights

5
nights
Lansing

Lansing ©
Lansing is the capital of the US state of Michigan. Kids will appreciate attractions like Potter Park Zoo and Woldumar Nature Center. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Lansing: Jackson (Falling Waters Trail, Cascade Falls, &more) and McCourtie Park (in Somerset Center). The adventure continues: stop by Horrocks Farm Market, deepen your understanding at Michigan State University, take in nature's colorful creations at 4-H Children's Garden, and contemplate the long history of R.E. Olds Transportation Museum.

For maps, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, read Lansing trip itinerary builder app.

Chicago to Lansing is an approximately 4-hour car ride. You can also fly; or take a train. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Chicago to Lansing due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Chicago in July, plan for little chillier nights in Lansing, with lows around °F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Wed) early enough to drive to Dearborn.

Things to do in Lansing

Parks Museums Wildlife

Side Trips

Jackson, East Lansing, McCourtie Park
Highlights from your plan
Potter Park Zoo ©
Potter Park Zoo
Impression 5 Science Center ©
Impression 5 Science Center
McCourtie Park ©
McCourtie Park

6
nights
Dearborn

Dearborn ©
Dearborn sits as part of the Detroit metropolitan area and was the home of Henry Ford.
Kids will enjoy TreeRunner West Bloomfield Adventure Park and Belle Isle Park. Explore Dearborn's surroundings by going to Ann Arbor (Ann Arbor Hands-On Museum & Argo Canoe Livery), Decode Ypsilanti (in Ypsilanti) and Great Lakes Crossing Outlets (in Auburn Hills). The adventure continues: see the interesting displays at The Henry Ford, admire the masterpieces at Detroit Institute of Arts, take a leisurely stroll along Detroit RiverFront, and enjoy breathtaking views from GM Renaissance Center.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Dearborn trip planner.

You can drive from Lansing to Dearborn in 1.5 hours. Other options are to fly; or take a bus. In August in Dearborn, expect temperatures between °F during the day and °F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Dearborn

Museums Adventure Tours

Side Trips

Detroit, Ann Arbor, TreeRunner West Bloomfield Adventure Park, Decode Ypsilanti, The Rust Belt Market
Highlights from your plan
Greenfield Village ©
Greenfield Village
TreeRunner West Bloomfield Adventure Park ©
TreeRunner West Bloomfield Adventure Park
Detroit Zoo ©
Detroit Zoo

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