3 days in Michigan Itinerary

3 days in Michigan Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Michigan travel planner

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Make it your trip
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Dearborn
— 1 night
Drive
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Grand Rapids
— 1 night
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Dearborn

— 1 night
Dearborn sits as part of the Detroit metropolitan area and was the home of Henry Ford.
Kick off your visit on the 30th (Fri): steep yourself in history at The Ford Piquette Avenue Plant and then examine the collection at Greenfield Village. On the next day, see the interesting displays at The Henry Ford, then explore the world behind art at Detroit Institute of Arts, and then explore the galleries of Motown Museum.

For where to stay, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, read Dearborn trip builder site.

Chicago to Dearborn is an approximately 3-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Chicago to Dearborn is 1 hour. In April in Dearborn, expect temperatures between 57°F during the day and 38°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Sat) to allow time to fly to Grand Rapids.

Things to do in Dearborn

Museums · Historic Sites

Side Trip

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.
Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Sun): take in the pleasant sights at 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 appreciate the history behind Leonardo da Vinci's Horse.

For reviews, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Grand Rapids trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Dearborn to Grand Rapids takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In May in Grand Rapids, expect temperatures between 71°F during the day and 49°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Sun) early enough to fly back home.

Things to do in Grand Rapids

Historic Sites · Parks

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.