4 days in Michigan Itinerary

4 days in Michigan Itinerary

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Grand Rapids
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Traverse City
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The Motor City

Founded in 1701 by a French explorer and adventurer, Detroit exerted a profound impact on the world for most of the 20th century.
Start off your visit on the 12th (Thu): get your game on at BATL - The Backyard Axe Throwing League, then partake in some friendly competition at Decode Ann Arbor, and then take in the waterfront at Detroit RiverFront. On the 13th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: examine the collection at Greenfield Village, see the interesting displays at The Henry Ford, then admire the masterpieces at Detroit Institute of Arts, and finally steep yourself in history at Motown Museum.

To see ratings, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Detroit trip itinerary builder.

The Route module can give you travel options from your home to Detroit. In March, plan for daily highs up to 42°F, and evening lows to 27°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Fri) so you can go by car to Grand Rapids.

Things to do in Detroit

Museums · Fun & Games · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Grand Rapids

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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.
Start off your visit on the 14th (Sat): see the interesting displays at Gerald R. Ford Museum, take in nature's colorful creations at Frederik Meijer Gardens & Sculpture Park, then test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms, and finally relax in the rural setting at Deer Tracks Junction.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Grand Rapids tour planner.

Traveling by car from Detroit to Grand Rapids takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. March in Grand Rapids sees daily highs of 42°F and lows of 24°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Traverse City.

Things to do in Grand Rapids

Parks · Museums · Fun & Games

Side Trip

Traverse City

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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.
On the 15th (Sun), make a trip to Benjamin Twiggs, legendary cherry products, contemplate the long history of The Village at Grand Traverse Commons, and then indulge your taste buds at Food & Drink.

For reviews, photos, maps, and tourist information, use the Traverse City journey planning website.

Drive from Grand Rapids to Traverse City in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In March in Traverse City, expect temperatures between 38°F during the day and 21°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive back home.

Things to do in Traverse City

Breweries & Distilleries · Tours · Historic Sites · Shopping

Michigan travel guide

Specialty Museums · Gift & Specialty Shops · State Parks
Great Lakes State
A state inextricably tied to its waterways, Michigan does water activities better than almost any other place in the country. Things to do in the state include numerous opportunities to swim, fish, sail, motorboat, and canoe. The country's only state to stretch over two peninsulas, Michigan features a long freshwater coastline. In a land of nearly 65,000 inland lakes and ponds, you can never be too far from a natural water source. Michigan's major claim to fame is its status as the center of the U.S. automotive industry, with the Detroit metropolitan area housing the country's three major car manufacturers. The city is also a major center of culture, the birthplace of the Motown Sound, and the home of several museums and other tourist attractions. Farther from the big urban centers, Michigan offers visitors a world of apple and cherry orchards, rustic villages, and picturesque vineyards.