31 days in Michigan Itinerary

31 days in Michigan Itinerary

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Dearborn
— 5 nights
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Frankenmuth
— 4 nights
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East Lansing
— 3 nights
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Saint Joseph
— 4 nights
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Grand Rapids
— 6 nights
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Traverse City
— 6 nights
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Paradise
— 2 nights

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Dearborn

Dearborn ©
Dearborn sits as part of the Detroit metropolitan area and was the home of Henry Ford.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Dearborn: Decode Ypsilanti (in Ypsilanti), Great Lakes Crossing Outlets (in Auburn Hills) and Ann Arbor (Law Quadrangle & Ann Arbor Hands-On Museum). Next up on the itinerary: examine the collection at The Henry Ford, whizz through the canopy at TreeRunner West Bloomfield Adventure Park, steep yourself in history at Motown Museum, and take a leisurely stroll along Detroit RiverFront.

To see photos, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Dearborn travel itinerary planner.

Amsterdam, The Netherlands to Dearborn is an approximately 11-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Amsterdam to Dearborn is minus 6 hours. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Amsterdam in May: highs in Dearborn hover around 25°C, while lows dip to 12°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Thu) so you can drive to Frankenmuth.

Things to do in Dearborn

Museums · Tours · Outdoors · Adventure

Side Trips

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

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Frankenmuth

Frankenmuth ©
Frankenmuth is a city in Saginaw County in the U.S. Change things up with these side-trips from Frankenmuth: Port Sanilac Marina (in Port Sanilac), Gallery 194 (in Lapeer) and Wurtsmith Air Museum (in Oscoda). Next up on the itinerary: stop by Bronner's Christmas Wonderland, buy something for everyone on your list at Frankenmuth River Place Shops, get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports, and see the interesting displays at Dobson Antique Toy and Firehouse Museum.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Frankenmuth trip builder.

Drive from Dearborn to Frankenmuth in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of bus and taxi. In May in Frankenmuth, expect temperatures between 24°C during the day and 9°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Mon) so you can drive to East Lansing.

Things to do in Frankenmuth

Museums · Shopping · Parks · Wineries

Side Trips

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Bronner's Christmas Wonderland ©
Bronner's Christmas Wonderland
Michigan Heroes Museum ©
Michigan Heroes Museum
Boat Tours & Water Sports

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East Lansing

East Lansing ©
East Lansing is a city in the U.S. Explore East Lansing's surroundings by going to Flint Institute of Arts (in Flint), Alden Dow Home and Studio (in Midland) and Soaring Eagle Casino (in Mount Pleasant). There's still lots to do: gain insight at Michigan State University, engage your brain at Impression 5 Science Center, test your team's savvy at Michigan Escape Games, and make a trip to Saginaw Veterans Memorial Plaza.

Quickly create a custom-made itinerary for East Lansing using our trip planner.

Traveling by car from Frankenmuth to East Lansing takes 1.5 hours. In May, daily temperatures in East Lansing can reach 24°C, while at night they dip to 10°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Saint Joseph.

Things to do in East Lansing

Museums · Fun & Games · Childrens Museums · Casinos

Side Trips

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Flint Institute of Arts ©
Flint Institute of Arts
Michigan State University ©
Michigan State University
Alden Dow Home and Studio ©
Alden Dow Home and Studio

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Saint Joseph

Saint Joseph ©
St. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Saint Joseph: Fennville (Fenn Valley Vineyards & Forever Curious Children's Museum), Gingerman raceway (in South Haven) and New Buffalo (New Buffalo Public Beach & Four Winds Casino). The adventure continues: enjoy the sea views from St. Joseph Lighthouses, examine the collection at Krasl Art Center, do a tasting at 12 Corners Vineyards, and take in nature's colorful creations at Fernwood Botanical Garden and Nature Preserve.

To find maps, reviews, and tourist information, use the Saint Joseph planner.

Traveling by car from East Lansing to Saint Joseph takes 2.5 hours. In May, daytime highs in Saint Joseph are 23°C, while nighttime lows are 10°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Mon) so you can drive to Grand Rapids.

Things to do in Saint Joseph

Museums · Parks · Childrens Museums · Wineries

Side Trips

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Forever Curious Children's Museum ©
Forever Curious Children's Museum
St. Joseph Lighthouses ©
St. Joseph Lighthouses
Silver Beach Carousel ©
Silver Beach Carousel

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Grand Rapids

Grand Rapids ©

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.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Grand Rapids: Gilmore Car Museum (in Hickory Corners), Kalamazoo Institute of Arts (in Kalamazoo) and Bell's Comstock Brewery (in Galesburg). There's much more to do: take in nature's colorful creations at Frederik Meijer Gardens & Sculpture Park, immerse yourself in nature at Saugatuck Dunes State Park, explore the engaging exhibits at Grand Rapids Children's Museum, and examine the collection at Gerald R. Ford Museum.

To see photos, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Grand Rapids day trip app.

You can drive from Saint Joseph to Grand Rapids in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. In May, daily temperatures in Grand Rapids can reach 25°C, while at night they dip to 11°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Sun) so you can go by car to Traverse City.

Things to do in Grand Rapids

Parks · Museums · Childrens Museums · Nature

Side Trips

Highlights from your plan
Frederik Meijer Gardens & Sculpture Park ©
Frederik Meijer Gardens & Sculpture Park
Meyer May House ©
Meyer May House
Gilmore Car Museum ©
Gilmore Car Museum

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Traverse City

Cherry Capital of the World

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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Elizabeth Lane Oliver Center for the Arts (in Frankfort), Raven Hill Discovery Center (in East Jordan) and Empire (Pierce Stocking Scenic Drive & Empire Bluff Trail). There's still lots to do: savor the flavors at Food & Drink, visit Historic Gaslight District, grab your bike and head to Traverse Area Recreation and Transportation Trails, and browse the different shops at The Village at Grand Traverse Commons.

For traveler tips, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Traverse City tour itinerary planner.

Getting from Grand Rapids to Traverse City by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or fly. Traveling from Grand Rapids in May, plan for a bit cooler nights in Traverse City, with lows around 7°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Paradise.

Things to do in Traverse City

Outdoors · Trails · Parks · Tours

Side Trips

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Beer Tastings & Tours
The Village at Grand Traverse Commons ©
The Village at Grand Traverse Commons

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Paradise

Paradise ©
Paradise is an unincorporated community in Whitefish Township, Chippewa County in the U.S. Start off your visit on the 30th (Sun): get engrossed in the history at Whitefish Point Light, contemplate the waterfront views at Tahquamenon Falls, and then take in the dramatic scenery at Tahquamenon Falls State Park.

To see other places to visit, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Paradise trip itinerary builder app.

Getting from Traverse City to Paradise by car takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and car. Traveling from Traverse City in May, you will find days in Paradise are little chillier (19°C), and nights are about the same (4°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Mon) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Paradise

Nature · Parks · Museums
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Tahquamenon Falls State Park ©
Tahquamenon Falls State Park
Whitefish Point Light ©
Whitefish Point Light
Tahquamenon Falls ©
Tahquamenon Falls

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