4 days in Michigan Itinerary

4 days in Michigan Itinerary

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4 days in Michigan Itinerary

Start: Chicago
Fly:  3​h 30​min
1
Empire
— Few hours
Fly:  3​h 30​min
2
Dearborn
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 45​min
3
Frankenmuth
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 45​min
4
Holland
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 30​min
End: Chicago

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Empire

Empire ©
Empire is a village in Leelanau County in the U.S. On the 24th (Fri), appreciate the extensive heritage of Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore.

To find maps, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Empire route planner.

Chicago to Empire is an approximately 3.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and taxi; or drive. The time zone changes from Central Standard Time (CST) to Eastern Standard Time (EST), which is usually a 1 hour difference. Traveling from Chicago in May, expect Empire to be little chillier, temps between 64°F and 43°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Fri) so you can travel to Dearborn.

Things to do in Empire

Historic Sites Parks Wildlife
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1
night
Dearborn

Dearborn ©
Dearborn sits as part of the Detroit metropolitan area and was the home of Henry Ford.
Start off your visit on the 25th (Sat): examine the collection at Greenfield Village, examine the collection at The Henry Ford, admire the masterpieces at Detroit Institute of Arts, then take in the exciting artwork at The Heidelberg Project, and finally steep yourself in history at Motown Museum.

To find reviews, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Dearborn travel route builder .

Traveling by flight from Empire to Dearborn takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Empire in May, expect Dearborn to be a bit warmer, temps between 71°F and 51°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Sat) so you can drive to Frankenmuth.

Things to do in Dearborn

Museums Shopping Historic Sites

Side Trip

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

1
night
Frankenmuth

Frankenmuth ©
Frankenmuth is a city in Saginaw County in the U.S. Start off your visit on the 26th (Sun): do a tasting at St. Julians Winery, then buy something for everyone on your list at Frankenmuth River Place Shops, and then look for gifts at Bronner's Christmas Wonderland.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Frankenmuth road trip site .

You can drive from Dearborn to Frankenmuth in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. In May, plan for daily highs up to 70°F, and evening lows to 47°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Holland.

Things to do in Frankenmuth

Shopping Wineries
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Bronner's Christmas Wonderland ©
Bronner's Christmas Wonderland
Frankenmuth River Place Shops ©
Frankenmuth River Place Shops
St. Julians Winery ©
St. Julians Winery

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Holland

Holland ©
Holland is a city in the western region of the Lower Peninsula of the U.S. Start off your visit on the 27th (Mon): enjoy the sand and surf at Oval Beach, then do a tasting at Fenn Valley Vineyards, and then kick back and relax at Holland State Park Beach.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Holland trip itinerary maker site .

You can drive from Frankenmuth to Holland in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In May, plan for daily highs up to 69°F, and evening lows to 49°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Mon) so you can drive back home.

Things to do in Holland

Beaches Outdoors Parks

Side Trips

Fenn Valley Vineyards, Oval Beach
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Holland State Park Beach ©
Holland State Park Beach
Oval Beach ©
Oval Beach
Fenn Valley Vineyards ©
Fenn Valley Vineyards

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