3 days in Frankenmuth, Bay City & Alpena Itinerary

3 days in Frankenmuth, Bay City & Alpena Itinerary

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Frankenmuth
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Bay City
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Alpena
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Frankenmuth — 1 day

Frankenmuth is a city in Saginaw County in the U.S. state of Michigan. On the 16th (Mon), revel in the low prices at Birch Run Premium Outlets, then look for gifts at Bronner's Christmas Wonderland, and then head outdoors with Outdoor Activities.

For photos, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Frankenmuth vacation website.

Detroit to Frankenmuth is an approximately 1.5-hour car ride. You can also fly; or do a combination of bus and taxi. May in Frankenmuth sees daily highs of 70°F and lows of 47°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Mon) so you can drive to Bay City.
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Bay City — 1 night

Bay City is a city in Bay County, Michigan, located near the base of the Saginaw Bay on Lake Huron. Kick off your visit on the 17th (Tue): brush up on your military savvy at Saginaw Valley Naval Ship Museum, explore the world behind art at Marshall M. Fredericks Sculpture Museum, then take in nature's colorful creations at Dow Gardens, and finally snap pictures at The Tridge.

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Bay City is very close to Frankenmuth. May in Bay City sees daily highs of 71°F and lows of 49°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Tue) early enough to travel to Alpena.
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Alpena — 1 night

Alpena is a city in the U.S. state of Michigan and the county seat of Alpena County. Kick off your visit on the 18th (Wed): learn about all things military at Great Lakes Maritime Heritage Center, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Thunder Bay National Marine Sanctuary, and then learn about winemaking at Thunder Bay Winery.

To find ratings, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Alpena trip app.

You can drive from Bay City to Alpena in 2.5 hours. In May, Alpena is a bit cooler than Bay City - with highs of 66°F and lows of 41°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Wed) early enough to go by car back home.
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