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

Dearborn ©
Dearborn sits as part of the Detroit metropolitan area and was the home of Henry Ford.
On the 3rd (Thu), examine the collection at Greenfield Village and then take a leisurely stroll along Detroit RiverFront. Keep things going the next day: see the interesting displays at The Henry Ford, thenexplore the world behind art at Detroit Institute of Arts, and then examine the collection at Motown Museum.

To see ratings, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Dearborn road trip planning site.

New York City to Dearborn is an approximately 5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. Traveling from New York City in September, things will get slightly colder in Dearborn: highs are around °F and lows about °F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Frankenmuth.

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
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 5th (Sat): brush up on your military savvy at Saginaw Valley Naval Ship Museum, do a tasting at St. Julians Winery, thenstop by Bronner's Christmas Wonderland, and finally get interesting insight from Tours.

To see more things to do, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Frankenmuth tour planning site.

You can drive from Dearborn to Frankenmuth in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of bus and taxi. Traveling from Dearborn in September, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be little chillier in Frankenmuth, with lows of °F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sat) so you can drive to Grand Rapids.

Things to do in Frankenmuth

Wineries Outdoors Tours

Side Trip

Saginaw Valley Naval Ship Museum
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Bronner's Christmas Wonderland ©
Bronner's Christmas Wonderland
Boat Tours & Water Sports
Saginaw Valley Naval Ship Museum ©
Saginaw Valley Naval Ship Museum

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 6th (Sun): pause for some serene contemplation at Cathedral of Saint Andrew, take in nature's colorful creations at Frederik Meijer Gardens & Sculpture Park, thenexamine the collection at Gerald R. Ford Museum, and finally get to know the resident critters at John Ball Zoo.

To see where to stay, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, use the Grand Rapids trip maker app.

You can drive from Frankenmuth to Grand Rapids in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus; or do a combination of taxi, train, and bus. In September in Grand Rapids, expect temperatures between °F during the day and °F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Sun) so you can drive to Traverse City.

Things to do in Grand Rapids

Parks Zoos & Aquariums Museums
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Frederik Meijer Gardens & Sculpture Park ©
Frederik Meijer Gardens & Sculpture Park
Gerald R. Ford Museum ©
Gerald R. Ford Museum
John Ball Zoo ©
John Ball Zoo

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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 7th (Mon), get interesting insight from Tours and then indulge your taste buds at Food & Drink.

To see photos, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Traverse City visit planner.

You can drive from Grand Rapids to Traverse City in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. In September, plan for daily highs up to °F, and evening lows to °F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Mon) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Traverse City

Tours Breweries & Distilleries Outdoors
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Beer Tastings & Tours
Boat Tours & Water Sports

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