5 days in Michigan Itinerary

5 days in Michigan Itinerary

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Dearborn
— 1 night
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Frankenmuth
— 1 night
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Grand Rapids
— 1 night
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Traverse City
— 1 night

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Dearborn

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Dearborn sits as part of the Detroit metropolitan area and was the home of Henry Ford.
On the 24th (Sat), see the interesting displays at Greenfield Village and then take in the waterfront at Detroit RiverFront. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: examine the collection at The Henry Ford, explore the world behind art at Detroit Institute of Arts, and then examine the collection at Motown Museum.

To see more things to do, photos, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Dearborn trip website.

New York City to Dearborn is an approximately 5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. In October, Dearborn is a bit cooler than New York City - with highs of 63°F and lows of 48°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Sun) early enough to drive to Frankenmuth.

Things to do in Dearborn

Museums · Historic Sites

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Must see
The Henry Ford
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Specialty Museum
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 26th (Mon): brush up on your military savvy at Michigan Heroes Museum, get interesting insight from Tours, then look for gifts at Bronner's Christmas Wonderland, and finally take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports.

To see reviews, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Frankenmuth trip planner.

You can drive from Dearborn to Frankenmuth in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of bus and taxi. Plan for little chillier nights when traveling from Dearborn in October since evenings lows in Frankenmuth dip to 43°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Grand Rapids.

Things to do in Frankenmuth

Tours · Outdoors · Adventure · Museums
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Zipline
Zipline
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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.
Kick off your visit on the 27th (Tue): admire the landmark architecture of Meyer May House, then admire the natural beauty at Frederik Meijer Gardens & Sculpture Park, then examine the collection at Gerald R. Ford Museum, and finally make a trip to Rockford Dam Overlook.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Grand Rapids driving holiday planner.

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. Expect a daytime high around 63°F in October, and nighttime lows around 44°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Tue) early enough to drive to Traverse City.

Things to do in Grand Rapids

Parks · Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trip

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Specialty Museum
Gerald R. Ford Museum
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Architectural Building
Meyer May House
4.8

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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 28th (Wed): sample some tasty brews at a beer tour and tasting, browse the different shops at The Village at Grand Traverse Commons, and then shop like a local with Northern Latitudes Distillery.

To see photos, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Traverse City online travel route builder.

Getting from Grand Rapids to Traverse City by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. In October, daily temperatures in Traverse City can reach 60°F, while at night they dip to 44°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Wed) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Traverse City

Breweries & Distilleries · Tours · Shopping · Historic Sites

Side Trip

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Beer Tasting / Tour
Beer Tastings & Tours
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