5 days in Michigan Itinerary

5 days in Michigan Itinerary

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Dearborn
— 1 night
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Traverse City
— 2 nights
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Grand Rapids
— 1 night

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Dearborn

Dearborn ©
Dearborn sits as part of the Detroit metropolitan area and was the home of Henry Ford.
On the 7th (Sun), see the interesting displays at The Ford Piquette Avenue Plant, then explore the world behind art at Detroit Institute of Arts, and then get the lay of the land with Feet On The Street Tours. On the 8th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: test your team's savvy at Decode Ypsilanti, walk around Kellogg Park, then examine the collection at The Henry Ford, and finally stop by Shinola Bicycles.

For other places to visit, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Dearborn trip website.

Kalamazoo to Dearborn is an approximately 2.5-hour car ride. In March, daily temperatures in Dearborn can reach 42°F, while at night they dip to 27°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Mon) so you can travel to Traverse City.

Things to do in Dearborn

Museums · Tours · Historic Sites · Fun & Games

Side Trips

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Detroit Institute of Arts ©
Detroit Institute of Arts
The Henry Ford ©
The Henry Ford
The Ford Piquette Avenue Plant ©
The Ford Piquette Avenue Plant

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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.
Start off your visit on the 9th (Tue): trek along Traverse Area Recreation and Transportation Trails and then learn the secrets of beer at a beer tour and tasting. On the 10th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore the wealth of natural beauty at Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore.

To find ratings, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Traverse City road trip planning tool.

Fly from Dearborn to Traverse City in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Dearborn in March, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit cooler in Traverse City, with lows of 21°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Grand Rapids.

Things to do in Traverse City

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites · Wildlife

Side Trip

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Beer Tastings & Tours
Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore ©
Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore

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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.
On the 11th (Thu), take an in-depth tour of Grand Rapids Public Museum, then see the interesting displays at Gerald R. Ford Museum, then take in nature's colorful creations at Frederik Meijer Gardens & Sculpture Park, and finally take in the pleasant sights at Rockford Dam Overlook.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, read our Grand Rapids vacation planner.

Drive from Traverse City to Grand Rapids in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. March in Grand Rapids sees daily highs of 42°F and lows of 24°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Thu) so you can go by car back home.

Things to do in Grand Rapids

Museums · Childrens Museums · Parks

Side Trip

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Frederik Meijer Gardens & Sculpture Park ©
Frederik Meijer Gardens & Sculpture Park
Gerald R. Ford Museum ©
Gerald R. Ford Museum
Grand Rapids Public Museum ©
Grand Rapids Public Museum

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