18 days in Detroit & Gaylord Itinerary

18 days in Detroit & Gaylord Itinerary

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Detroit
— 9 nights
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Gaylord
— 8 nights
Drive to Chippewa County International Airport, Fly to Phoenix

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Detroit — 9 nights

Founded in 1701 by a French explorer and adventurer, Detroit exerted a profound impact on the world for most of the 20th century.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like The Ford Piquette Avenue Plant and Anna Scripps Whitcomb Conservatory. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Detroit: Imagination Station (in Toledo) and Ann Arbor (Kerrytown & Ann Arbor Hands-On Museum). Next up on the itinerary: admire the masterpieces at Detroit Institute of Arts, make a trip to Fisher Building, get lost in a book at Charles H. Wright Museum of African American History, and examine the collection at Dossin Great Lakes Museum.

To find reviews, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Detroit trip planner.

Phoenix to Detroit is an approximately 5.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference moving from Mountain Standard Time to Eastern Standard Time is 2 hours. In March, Detroit is colder than Phoenix - with highs of 42°F and lows of 27°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Tue) so you can go by car to Gaylord.
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Museums · Shopping · Historic Sites · Parks
Side Trips

Gaylord — 8 nights

Gaylord is a city in and the county seat of Otsego County, Michigan, United States. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Nub's Nob and Caberfae Peaks. Change things up with these side-trips from Gaylord: Traverse City (Grand Traverse Distillery, Beer Tastings & Tours, &more), Petoskey (Crooked Tree Arts Center & Maple Moon Sugarbush and Winery) and Headlands International Dark Sky Park (in Mackinaw City). Spend the 20th (Sun) exploring nature at Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore. There's lots more to do: ski along the peaceful trails at Hanson Hills Recreation Area, walk around Gaylord's City Elk Park, see the interesting displays at Call of the Wild Museum, and cool off at Avalanche Bay Indoor Waterpark.

Plan trip to Gaylord with our itinerary maker to find out where to go and what to do.

You can drive from Detroit to Gaylord in 3.5 hours. Another option is to drive. Traveling from Detroit in March, things will get slightly colder in Gaylord: highs are around 35°F and lows about 17°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Wed) so you can drive back home.
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Parks · Nature · Winter Sports · Outdoors
Side Trips