5 days in Michigan Itinerary

5 days in Michigan Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Canton
Drive + Fly:  3 h 30 min
1
Traverse City
— 2 nights
Drive:  3 h 15 min
2
Frankenmuth
— 1 night
Drive:  1 h 45 min
3
Dearborn
— 1 night
Drive:  45 min
End: Canton

2
nights
Traverse City

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 3rd (Tue), learn about winemaking at Bowers Harbor Vineyards. On your second day here, admire the masterpieces at Dennos Museum Center, wander the streets of Front Street, look for gifts at American Spoon, then take in the exciting artwork at Michigan Artists Gallery, and finally browse the different shops at The Village at Grand Traverse Commons.

To find where to stay, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Traverse City trip planner.

Canton to Traverse City is an approximately 3.5- hour combination of car and flight. You can also drive. In March, Traverse City is slightly colder than Canton - with highs of 38°F and lows of 21°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Thu) so you can go by car to Frankenmuth.

Things to do in Traverse City

Historic Sites Nature Shopping

Side Trips

Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore, Suttons Bay Ciders
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Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore ©
Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore
The Village at Grand Traverse Commons ©
The Village at Grand Traverse Commons
Bowers Harbor Vineyards ©
Bowers Harbor Vineyards

1
night
Frankenmuth

Frankenmuth ©
Frankenmuth is a city in Saginaw County in the U.S. Kick off your visit on the 6th (Fri): contemplate the long history of Whaley House Museum, steep yourself in history at Crossroads Village & Huckleberry Railroad, look for gifts at Bronner's Christmas Wonderland, then browse the different shops at Frankenmuth River Place Shops, and finally walk around Wilkommen Park.

For other places to visit, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, read Frankenmuth online journey planner.

You can drive from Traverse City to Frankenmuth in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and taxi; or do a combination of bus and taxi. Expect a daytime high around 39°F in March, and nighttime lows around 24°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Dearborn.

Things to do in Frankenmuth

Shopping Historic Sites Museums

Side Trip

Flint
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Bronner's Christmas Wonderland ©
Bronner's Christmas Wonderland
Frankenmuth River Place Shops ©
Frankenmuth River Place Shops
Crossroads Village & Huckleberry Railroad ©
Crossroads Village & Huckleberry Railroad

1
night
Dearborn

Dearborn ©
Dearborn sits as part of the Detroit metropolitan area and was the home of Henry Ford.
Kick off your visit on the 7th (Sat): steep yourself in history at Motown Museum, examine the collection at Greenfield Village, then see the interesting displays at The Henry Ford, and finally take a stroll through Greektown.

For traveler tips, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, read Dearborn online tour itinerary planner.

Drive from Frankenmuth to Dearborn in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. In March, plan for daily highs up to 42°F, and evening lows to 27°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Sat) early enough to go by car back home.

Things to do in Dearborn

Museums Neighborhoods Shopping

Side Trip

Detroit
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The Henry Ford ©
The Henry Ford
Greenfield Village ©
Greenfield Village
Motown Museum ©
Motown Museum

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