5 days in Lakeland & Michigan Itinerary

5 days in Lakeland & Michigan Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Orlando, Florida
Bus:  1 h 15 min
1
Lakeland
— 1 night
+3
Bus + Foot + Fly + Bus:  7 h 30 min
2
Grand Rapids
— 1 night
Drive:  3 h 15 min
3
Empire
— 1 night
Fly:  3 h 30 min
4
Dearborn
— 1 night
Fly:  5 h 15 min
End: Orlando, Florida

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Lakeland

Lakeland ©
Start off your visit on the 5th (Fri): cool off at Legoland Florida Resort. Here are some ideas for day two: identify plant and animal life at Circle B Bar Reserve and then admire the natural beauty at Bok Tower Gardens.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Lakeland trip itinerary tool.

Orlando to Lakeland is an approximately 1.5- hour bus ride. You can also drive; or take a train. In June in Lakeland, expect temperatures between 89°F during the day and 71°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Grand Rapids.

Things to do in Lakeland

Theme Parks Parks Wildlife

Side Trips

Bok Tower Gardens, Legoland Florida Resort
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Legoland Florida Resort ©
Legoland Florida Resort
Circle B Bar Reserve ©
Circle B Bar Reserve
Bok Tower Gardens ©
Bok Tower Gardens

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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.
On the 7th (Sun), learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at John Ball Zoo, admire the natural beauty at Frederik Meijer Gardens & Sculpture Park, and then meet the residents at Boulder Ridge Wild Animal Park.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Grand Rapids trip planning tool.

Traveling by combination of bus and flight from Lakeland to Grand Rapids takes 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train, flight, and bus; or drive. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from Lakeland in June; daily highs in Grand Rapids reach 79°F and lows reach 59°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Empire.

Things to do in Grand Rapids

Parks Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trip

Boulder Ridge Wild Animal Park
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Frederik Meijer Gardens & Sculpture Park ©
Frederik Meijer Gardens & Sculpture Park
Boulder Ridge Wild Animal Park ©
Boulder Ridge Wild Animal Park
John Ball Zoo ©
John Ball Zoo

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Empire

Empire ©
Empire is a village in Leelanau County in the U.S. Start off your visit on the 8th (Mon): hike along Empire Bluff Trail and then explore the striking landscape of Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore.

To see reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Empire online journey planner.

You can drive from Grand Rapids to Empire in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi. Traveling from Grand Rapids in June, things will get slightly colder in Empire: highs are around 72°F and lows about 52°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Mon) so you can travel to Dearborn.

Things to do in Empire

Parks Nature Wildlife
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Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore ©
Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore

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Dearborn

Dearborn ©
Dearborn sits as part of the Detroit metropolitan area and was the home of Henry Ford.
Start off your visit on the 9th (Tue): admire the masterpieces at Detroit Institute of Arts, then see the interesting displays at The Henry Ford, and then steep yourself in history at Motown Museum.

To find reviews, maps, and more tourist information, read Dearborn online journey planner.

Getting from Empire to Dearborn by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Empire in June: high temperatures in Dearborn hover around 79°F and lows are around 61°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Tue) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Dearborn

Museums Historic Sites

Side Trip

Detroit
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The Henry Ford ©
The Henry Ford
Detroit Institute of Arts ©
Detroit Institute of Arts
Motown Museum ©
Motown Museum

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