3 days in Michigan Itinerary

3 days in Michigan Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Michigan vacation planner
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Traverse City
— 1 day
Grand Rapids
— 1 night
— 1 night


Traverse City — 1 day

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.
On the 18th (Fri), wander the streets of Front Street, then sample the fine beverages at Grand Traverse Distillery, and then learn the secrets of beer at a beer tour and tasting.

For reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Traverse City journey maker app.

Midland to Traverse City is an approximately 2.5-hour car ride. In March, daytime highs in Traverse City are 38°F, while nighttime lows are 21°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Fri) so you can drive to Grand Rapids.
Breweries & Distilleries · Tours · Neighborhoods · Shopping

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 19th (Sat): examine the collection at Gerald R. Ford Museum and then take in nature's colorful creations at Frederik Meijer Gardens & Sculpture Park.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Grand Rapids travel app.

Traveling by car from Traverse City to Grand Rapids takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. March in Grand Rapids sees daily highs of 42°F and lows of 24°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Sat) so you can catch the flight to Dearborn.
Museums · Parks

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 20th (Sun): explore the world behind art at Detroit Institute of Arts, then steep yourself in history at Motown Museum, and then examine the collection at The Henry Ford.

To find where to stay, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Dearborn day trip planning site.

Traveling by flight from Grand Rapids to Dearborn takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In March in Dearborn, expect temperatures between 42°F during the day and 27°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Sun) so you can travel back home.
Museums · Historic Sites
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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.