3 days in Michigan Itinerary

3 days in Michigan Itinerary

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3 days in Michigan Itinerary

Start: Lansing
Drive:  1​h 15​min
1
Frankenmuth
— 1 day
Drive:  1​h 45​min
2
Detroit
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 45​min
3
Grand Rapids
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 15​min
End: Lansing

1
day
Frankenmuth

Frankenmuth ©
Frankenmuth is a city in Saginaw County in the U.S. Start off your visit on the 11th (Fri): revel in the low prices at Birch Run Premium Outlets, then pause for some serene contemplation at St. Lorenz Lutheran Church, then look for gifts at Bronner's Christmas Wonderland, and finally browse the different shops at Frankenmuth River Place Shops.

To find photos, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Frankenmuth trip planner .

Lansing to Frankenmuth is an approximately 1.5-hour car ride. You can also do a combination of train and taxi; or take a bus. In October, daytime highs in Frankenmuth are 62°F, while nighttime lows are 43°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Fri) so you can go by car to Detroit.

Things to do in Frankenmuth

Shopping Historic Sites

Side Trip

Birch Run Premium Outlets
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Bronner's Christmas Wonderland ©
Bronner's Christmas Wonderland
Frankenmuth River Place Shops ©
Frankenmuth River Place Shops
St. Lorenz Lutheran Church ©
St. Lorenz Lutheran Church

1
night
Detroit

Detroit ©
Founded in 1701 by a French explorer and adventurer, Detroit exerted a profound impact on the world for most of the 20th century.
Kick off your visit on the 12th (Sat): see the interesting displays at Greenfield Village, see the interesting displays at The Henry Ford, then admire the masterpieces at Detroit Institute of Arts, and finally take a leisurely stroll along Detroit RiverFront.

To find ratings, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, read our Detroit route builder site .

Traveling by car from Frankenmuth to Detroit takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus; or fly. In October, daily temperatures in Detroit can reach 63°F, while at night they dip to 48°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sat) so you can drive to Grand Rapids.

Things to do in Detroit

Museums

Side Trip

Dearborn
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The Henry Ford ©
The Henry Ford
Greenfield Village ©
Greenfield Village
Detroit Institute of Arts ©
Detroit Institute of Arts

1
night
Grand Rapids

Grand Rapids ©
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.
Start off your visit on the 13th (Sun): appreciate the history behind Leonardo da Vinci's Horse, admire the natural beauty at Frederik Meijer Gardens & Sculpture Park, then examine the collection at Gerald R. Ford Museum, and finally test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Grand Rapids online attractions planner .

Getting from Detroit to Grand Rapids by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: fly; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 63°F in October, and nighttime lows around 44°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Sun) so you can drive back home.

Things to do in Grand Rapids

Parks Fun & Games Museums
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Room Escape Games
Gerald R. Ford Museum ©
Gerald R. Ford Museum

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