2 days in Michigan Itinerary

2 days in Michigan Itinerary

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Detroit
— 1 day
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Grand Rapids
— 1 night
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Detroit

— 1 day

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.
Kick off your visit on the 17th (Sat): take a stroll through Detroit Downtown, admire the masterpieces at Detroit Institute of Arts, then examine the collection at Motown Museum, and finally take a leisurely stroll along Detroit RiverFront.

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Use the Route module to see travel options from your home to Detroit. April in Detroit sees daily highs of 57°F and lows of 38°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Sat) so you can fly to Grand Rapids.

Things to do in Detroit

Museums · Neighborhoods · Historic Sites

Grand Rapids

— 1 night

Furniture City

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 18th (Sun): go for a walk through Rockford Dam Overlook, then take in nature's colorful creations at Frederik Meijer Gardens & Sculpture Park, then admire the landmark architecture of Meyer May House, and finally pause for some photo ops at Leonardo da Vinci's Horse.

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Getting from Detroit to Grand Rapids by flight takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. April in Grand Rapids sees daily highs of 56°F and lows of 36°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Sun) early enough to catch the flight back home.

Things to do in Grand Rapids

Parks · Historic Sites

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Michigan travel guide

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Specialty Museums · Gift & Specialty Shops · State Parks
Great Lakes State
A state inextricably tied to its waterways, Michigan does water activities better than almost any other place in the country. Things to do in the state include numerous opportunities to swim, fish, sail, motorboat, and canoe. The country's only state to stretch over two peninsulas, Michigan features a long freshwater coastline. In a land of nearly 65,000 inland lakes and ponds, you can never be too far from a natural water source. Michigan's major claim to fame is its status as the center of the U.S. automotive industry, with the Detroit metropolitan area housing the country's three major car manufacturers. The city is also a major center of culture, the birthplace of the Motown Sound, and the home of several museums and other tourist attractions. Farther from the big urban centers, Michigan offers visitors a world of apple and cherry orchards, rustic villages, and picturesque vineyards.