3 days in Michigan Itinerary

3 days in Michigan Itinerary

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3 days in Michigan Itinerary

Start: Chicago
Fly:  3​h 30​min
1
Dearborn
— Few hours
Drive:  3​h
2
Saint Joseph
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 30​min
3
Grand Rapids
— 1 night
Fly:  4​h 30​min
End: Minneapolis

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Dearborn

Dearborn ©
Dearborn sits as part of the Detroit metropolitan area and was the home of Henry Ford.
Kick off your visit on the 24th (Fri): steep yourself in history at The Ford Piquette Avenue Plant, then examine the collection at Greenfield Village, then examine the collection at The Henry Ford, and finally see the interesting displays at Arab American National Museum.

For reviews, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Dearborn online route planner .

Chicago to Dearborn is an approximately 3.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a train. The time zone changes from Central Standard Time to Eastern Standard Time, which is usually a 1 hour difference. In May, daily temperatures in Dearborn can reach 71°F, while at night they dip to 51°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Fri) early enough to drive to Saint Joseph.

Things to do in Dearborn

Museums Historic Sites

Side Trip

The Ford Piquette Avenue Plant
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The Henry Ford ©
The Henry Ford
Greenfield Village ©
Greenfield Village
The Ford Piquette Avenue Plant ©
The Ford Piquette Avenue Plant

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night
Saint Joseph

Saint Joseph ©
St. On the 25th (Sat), take a memorable tour with Tours, get in on the family fun at Silver Beach Carousel, then stroll around Silver Beach County Park, and finally stroll around Whirlpool Compass Fountain.

For where to stay, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Saint Joseph day trip planning tool .

Drive from Dearborn to Saint Joseph in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 68°F in May, and nighttime lows around 48°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Sat) early enough to drive to Grand Rapids.

Things to do in Saint Joseph

Outdoors Tours Wildlife
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Silver Beach Carousel ©
Silver Beach Carousel
Whirlpool Compass Fountain ©
Whirlpool Compass Fountain
Fishing Charters & Tours

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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 26th (Sun): appreciate the extensive heritage of Heritage Hill Historic District, take in nature's colorful creations at Frederik Meijer Gardens & Sculpture Park, then get to know the resident critters at Boulder Ridge Wild Animal Park, and finally test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms.

For ratings, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Grand Rapids trip planner .

Drive from Saint Joseph to Grand Rapids in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In May, plan for daily highs up to 71°F, and evening lows to 49°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Grand Rapids

Parks Zoos & Aquariums Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Boulder Ridge Wild Animal Park
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Boulder Ridge Wild Animal Park ©
Boulder Ridge Wild Animal Park
Heritage Hill Historic District ©
Heritage Hill Historic District

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