3 days in Michigan Itinerary

3 days in Michigan Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Michigan itinerary planner

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Make it your trip
Fly
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Traverse City
— 1 day
Drive
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Grand Rapids
— 1 night
Drive
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Dearborn
— 1 night
Fly

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Traverse City

— 1 day

Cherry Capital of the World

Traverse City might be well known for its huge cherry industry, but its position along Grand Traverse Bay in Lake Michigan endows it with fine scenery and a wealth of outdoor attractions.
Kick off your visit on the 14th (Wed): buy something for everyone on your list at The Village at Grand Traverse Commons and then sample some tasty brews at a beer tour and tasting.

For photos, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Traverse City travel planning tool.

Pittsburgh to Traverse City is an approximately 5.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from Pittsburgh in April; daily highs in Traverse City reach 51°F and lows reach 32°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Grand Rapids.

Things to do in Traverse City

Tours · Breweries & Distilleries · Shopping · 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.
You've now added Locked 460 Escape Rooms to your itinerary. On the 15th (Thu), test your team's savvy at Locked 460 Escape Rooms, then take in nature's colorful creations at Frederik Meijer Gardens & Sculpture Park, then appreciate the history behind Leonardo da Vinci's Horse, and finally take in the pleasant sights at Rockford Dam Overlook.

For more things to do, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Grand Rapids travel planner.

Traveling by car from Traverse City to Grand Rapids takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In April in Grand Rapids, expect temperatures between 56°F during the day and 36°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Dearborn.

Things to do in Grand Rapids

Parks · Fun & Games

Side Trip

Dearborn

— 1 night
Dearborn sits as part of the Detroit metropolitan area and was the home of Henry Ford.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Ford Rouge Factory Tour. Start off your visit on the 16th (Fri): learn the secrets of production at Ford Rouge Factory Tour, then examine the collection at The Henry Ford, and then explore the world behind art at Detroit Institute of Arts.

For maps, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Dearborn road trip planning site.

You can drive from Grand Rapids to Dearborn in 3 hours. Other options are to fly; or take a bus. In April in Dearborn, expect temperatures between 57°F during the day and 38°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Dearborn

Museums · Tours

Side Trip

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.