37 days in Southeast Michigan Itinerary

37 days in Southeast Michigan Itinerary

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Jackson
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Dearborn
— 19 nights
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Jackson

Jackson is a city located along Interstate 94 in the south central area of the U.S. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Sandhill Crane Vineyards and Ella Sharp Museum. Your inner history buff will appreciate R.E. Olds Transportation Museum and Turner-Dodge House & Heritage Center. Get out of town with these interesting Jackson side-trips: Lansing (Old Town, 9-11-2001 Remembrance Memorial, &more), Hidden Lake Garden (in Tipton) and W J Hayes State Park (in Onsted). There's lots more to do: learn about winemaking at Chateau Aeronautique Winery, examine the collection at Mann House, get interesting insight from Rusty Wallace Racing Experience, and admire the natural beauty at Michigan State University Horticultural Gardens.

To find other places to visit, photos, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Jackson road trip planner.

Detroit to Jackson is an approximately 1.5-hour car ride. Traveling from Detroit in September, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be little chillier in Jackson, with lows of 53°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Dearborn.

Things to do in Jackson

Parks · Museums · Wildlife · Wineries

Side Trips

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Dearborn

Dearborn sits as part of the Detroit metropolitan area and was the home of Henry Ford.
Let the collections at Holocaust Memorial Center and Arab American National Museum capture your imagination. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Yates Cider Mill and Cranbrook Art Museum. Explore Dearborn's surroundings by going to Great Lakes National Cemetery (in Holly), Shepherd's Hollow Golf Club (in Clarkston) and Cook's Dairy Farm (in Ortonville). Next up on the itinerary: contemplate the long history of Mill Race Village, admire the majestic nature at Maybury State Park, admire the striking features of Cranbrook House and Gardens, and see the interesting displays at Michigan Firehouse Museum.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, use the Dearborn road trip planning site.

Traveling by car from Jackson to Dearborn takes 1.5 hours. In October, daily temperatures in Dearborn can reach 63°F, while at night they dip to 48°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Sat) to allow enough time to drive back home.

Things to do in Dearborn

Museums · Parks · Historic Sites · Outdoors

Side Trips