3 days in Michigan Itinerary

3 days in Michigan Itinerary

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3 days in Michigan Itinerary

Start: Detroit
1
Detroit
— 1 day
Bus + Fly:  3​h
2
Traverse City
— 2 nights
Fly + Bus:  3​h
End: Detroit

1
day
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.
On the 18th (Fri), steep yourself in history at Motown Museum, examine the collection at Greenfield Village, then examine the collection at The Henry Ford, and finally explore the world behind art at Detroit Institute of Arts.

To see where to stay, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Detroit trip itinerary planner.

The Route module can give you travel options from your home to Detroit. Expect a daytime high around 63°F in October, and nighttime lows around 48°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Fri) so you can travel to Traverse City.

Things to do in Detroit

Museums Historic Sites

Side Trip

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

2
nights
Traverse City

Traverse City ©
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 19th (Sat): explore the striking landscape of Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore and then do a tasting at Bowers Harbor Vineyards. Here are some ideas for day two: do a tasting at Leelanau Wine Cellars, then learn about winemaking at Blustone Vineyards, then learn about winemaking at Brys Estate Vineyard & Winery, and finally shop like a local with Front Street.

To see other places to visit, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Traverse City sightseeing planner .

You can do a combination of bus and flight from Detroit to Traverse City in 3 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. October in Traverse City sees daily highs of 60°F and lows of 44°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Traverse City

Wineries Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore, Blustone Vineyards, Leelanau Wine Cellars
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Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore ©
Leelanau Wine Cellars ©
Leelanau Wine Cellars
Bowers Harbor Vineyards ©
Bowers Harbor Vineyards

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