3 days in Michigan Itinerary

3 days in Michigan Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Michigan itinerary planner
Make it your trip
— 1 day
Traverse City
— 1 night
Grand Rapids
— 1 night


Detroit — 1 day

Founded in 1701 by a French explorer and adventurer, Detroit exerted a profound impact on the world for most of the 20th century.
On the 22nd (Sat), see the interesting displays at The Henry Ford, then see the interesting displays at Motown Museum, and then explore the world behind art at Detroit Institute of Arts.

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Orlando to Detroit is an approximately 4.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Orlando in January, expect Detroit to be colder, temps between 32°F and 19°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sat) to allow time to fly to Traverse City.
Museums · Historic Sites
Side Trip

Traverse City — 1 night

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.
Start off your visit on the 23rd (Sun): enjoy the sea views from Mission Point Lighthouse, then do a tasting at Brys Estate Vineyard & Winery, and then savor the flavors at Food & Drink.

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Getting from Detroit to Traverse City by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. January in Traverse City sees daily highs of 29°F and lows of 17°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Sun) to allow time to drive to Grand Rapids.
Tours · Breweries & Distilleries · Wineries · Historic Sites

Grand Rapids — 1 night

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 24th (Mon): take an in-depth tour of Grand Rapids Public Museum and then take in nature's colorful creations at Frederik Meijer Gardens & Sculpture Park.

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Drive from Traverse City to Grand Rapids in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In January, plan for daily highs up to 31°F, and evening lows to 18°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Mon) so you can catch the flight back home.
Museums · Parks · Childrens Museums

Michigan travel guide

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.