5 days in Michigan Itinerary

5 days in Michigan Itinerary

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5 days in Michigan Itinerary

Start: Kalamazoo
Drive:  1​h
1
Grand Rapids
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
2
Dearborn
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
End: Kalamazoo

2
nights
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.
Bring the kids along to Silver Beach Carousel and Oval Beach. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Grand Rapids: Boulder Ridge Wild Animal Park (in Alto), Saint Joseph (Whirlpool Compass Fountain & Silver Beach County Park) and Holland (Holland State Park Beach & Bowerman Blueberries Farm Market). There's still lots to do: admire the natural beauty at Frederik Meijer Gardens & Sculpture Park and see the interesting displays at Gerald R. Ford Museum.

For maps, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, read Grand Rapids holiday builder .

Kalamazoo to Grand Rapids is an approximately 1-hour car ride. November in Grand Rapids sees daily highs of 48°F and lows of 33°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Dearborn.

Things to do in Grand Rapids

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Saint Joseph, Holland, Boulder Ridge Wild Animal Park, Oval Beach
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Silver Beach Carousel ©
Silver Beach Carousel
Boulder Ridge Wild Animal Park ©
Boulder Ridge Wild Animal Park

2
nights
Dearborn

Dearborn ©
Dearborn sits as part of the Detroit metropolitan area and was the home of Henry Ford.
On the 30th (Sat), contemplate the long history of Motown Museum, admire the masterpieces at Detroit Institute of Arts, then examine the collection at The Henry Ford, and finally examine the collection at Greenfield Village. On the 1st (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: get to know the resident critters at Detroit Zoo, then have fun and explore at Ann Arbor Hands-On Museum, and then test your problem-solving skills at Decode Ann Arbor.

To see traveler tips, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Dearborn trip site .

Traveling by car from Grand Rapids to Dearborn takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. November in Dearborn sees daily highs of 48°F and lows of 34°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Dearborn

Museums Parks Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trips

Detroit, Ann Arbor, Detroit Zoo
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The Henry Ford ©
The Henry Ford
Detroit Zoo ©
Detroit Zoo
Ann Arbor Hands-On Museum ©
Ann Arbor Hands-On Museum

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