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:  4​h 30​min
End: New York City

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 30th (Sun), explore the world behind art at Detroit Institute of Arts, see the interesting displays at The Henry Ford, then see the interesting displays at Greenfield Village, and finally take a stroll through Greektown.

For traveler tips, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Detroit online visit planner .

Use the Route module to find travel options from your starting location to Detroit. In December in Detroit, expect temperatures between 37°F during the day and 27°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Sun) so you can travel to Traverse City.

Things to do in Detroit

Museums Neighborhoods Shopping

Side Trip

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

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 31st (Mon): make a trip to Front Street, contemplate the long history of The Village at Grand Traverse Commons, and then explore the wealth of natural beauty at Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore. Keep things going the next day: do a tasting at Leelanau Wine Cellars, then do a tasting at Longview Winery, then sample the fine beverages at Northern Latitudes Distillery, and finally learn about winemaking at Suttons Bay Ciders.

For other places to visit, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Traverse City travel route builder .

Traveling by combination of bus and flight from Detroit to Traverse City takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In December in Traverse City, expect temperatures between 34°F during the day and 24°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 1st (Tue) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Traverse City

Shopping Wineries Historic Sites

Side Trips

Suttons Bay, Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore, Northern Latitudes Distillery, Leelanau Wine Cellars
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The Village at Grand Traverse Commons ©
Leelanau Wine Cellars ©
Leelanau Wine Cellars

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