5 days in Michigan Itinerary

5 days in Michigan Itinerary

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5 days in Michigan Itinerary

Start: New York City
Fly:  4 h 30 min
1
Dearborn
— 1 night
Drive:  1 h 45 min
2
Frankenmuth
— 1 night
Drive:  2 h 30 min
3
Grand Rapids
— 1 night
Drive:  2 h 30 min
4
Traverse City
— 1 night
Fly + Bus:  4 h 30 min
End: New York City

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Dearborn

Dearborn ©
Dearborn sits as part of the Detroit metropolitan area and was the home of Henry Ford.
Kick off your visit on the 18th (Mon): test your team's savvy at Decode Ann Arbor. On the next day, contemplate the long history of Motown Museum, then explore the world behind art at Detroit Institute of Arts, then see the interesting displays at The Henry Ford, and finally see the interesting displays at Greenfield Village.

To see maps, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Dearborn trip itinerary planner.

New York City to Dearborn is an approximately 4.5- hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. In May, plan for daily highs up to 71°F, and evening lows to 51°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Tue) so you can drive to Frankenmuth.

Things to do in Dearborn

Museums Fun & Games Historic Sites

Side Trips

Detroit, Decode Ann Arbor
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The Henry Ford ©
The Henry Ford
Detroit Institute of Arts ©
Detroit Institute of Arts
Greenfield Village ©
Greenfield Village

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Frankenmuth

Frankenmuth ©
Frankenmuth is a city in Saginaw County in the U.S. Start off your visit on the 20th (Wed): walk around Wilkommen Park, stop by Bronner's Christmas Wonderland, then browse the different shops at Frankenmuth River Place Shops, and finally get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports.

For photos, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Frankenmuth online day trip planner.

You can drive from Dearborn to Frankenmuth in 2 hours. Other options are to fly; or take a bus. In May, daily temperatures in Frankenmuth can reach 70°F, while at night they dip to 47°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Wed) so you can go by car to Grand Rapids.

Things to do in Frankenmuth

Shopping Tours Outdoors
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Bronner's Christmas Wonderland ©
Bronner's Christmas Wonderland
Boat Tours & Water Sports
Frankenmuth River Place Shops ©
Frankenmuth River Place Shops

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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.
Start off your visit on the 21st (Thu): admire the striking features of Meyer May House, take in nature's colorful creations at Frederik Meijer Gardens & Sculpture Park, and then examine the collection at Gerald R. Ford Museum.

Take the guesswork out of planning a Grand Rapids vacation by using our trip itinerary maker.

Traveling by car from Frankenmuth to Grand Rapids takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus; or do a combination of taxi, train, and bus. In May, daily temperatures in Grand Rapids can reach 71°F, while at night they dip to 49°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Traverse City.

Things to do in Grand Rapids

Parks Historic Sites Museums
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Frederik Meijer Gardens & Sculpture Park ©
Meyer May House ©
Meyer May House
Gerald R. Ford Museum ©
Gerald R. Ford Museum

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Traverse City

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 22nd (Fri), sample some tasty brews at a beer tour and tasting and then take a memorable tour with Tours.

To find traveler tips, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, read Traverse City attractions planner.

Traveling by car from Grand Rapids to Traverse City takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. Plan for a bit cooler nights when traveling from Grand Rapids in May since evenings lows in Traverse City dip to 43°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Traverse City

Tours Outdoors
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Beer Tastings & Tours
Boat Tours & Water Sports

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