3 days in Michigan Itinerary

3 days in Michigan Itinerary

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Grand Rapids
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Dearborn
— 1 night
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Grand Rapids

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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 14th (Fri): see the interesting displays at Gerald R. Ford Museum, admire the natural beauty at Frederik Meijer Gardens & Sculpture Park, and then appreciate the history behind Leonardo da Vinci's Horse. Here are some ideas for day two: stroll around Centennial Park, then walk around Windmill Island Gardens, and then stroll through Holland State Park Beach.

To find ratings, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Grand Rapids trip itinerary planner.

Boston to Grand Rapids is an approximately 4-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. In May, plan for daily highs up to 71°F, and evening lows to 49°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sat) so you can fly to Dearborn.

Things to do in Grand Rapids

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Museums

Side Trip

Dearborn

— 1 night
Dearborn sits as part of the Detroit metropolitan area and was the home of Henry Ford.
On the 16th (Sun), examine the collection at The Henry Ford, explore the world behind art at Detroit Institute of Arts, and then contemplate the long history of Motown Museum.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, read our Dearborn online trip maker.

You can fly from Grand Rapids to Dearborn in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. May in Dearborn sees daily highs of 71°F and lows of 51°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Sun) early enough to fly back home.

Things to do in Dearborn

Museums · Historic Sites

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.