6 days in Detroit & Traverse City Itinerary

6 days in Detroit & Traverse City Itinerary

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Detroit
— 3 nights
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Traverse City
— 2 nights

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Detroit — 3 nights

Founded in 1701 by a French explorer and adventurer, Detroit exerted a profound impact on the world for most of the 20th century.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Howell's MainStreet Winery and Two James Spirits. Venture out of the city with trips to Fox Hills Golf Course & Banquet Center (in Plymouth), Depot Town (in Ypsilanti) and State Street (in Ann Arbor). The adventure continues: stop by John K. King Books, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Old St. Mary's Church, learn more about the world around you at DNR Outdoor Adventure Center, and brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Motor City Gas.

To find where to stay, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Detroit vacation planner.

Use the Route module to see travel options from your home to Detroit. In December, plan for daily highs up to 37°F, and evening lows to 27°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Mon) to allow time to fly to Traverse City.
Neighborhoods · Breweries & Distilleries · Wineries · Historic Sites
Side Trips

Traverse City — 2 nights

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 6th (Mon), visit a coastal fixture at Point Betsie Lighthouse, glide through natural beauty at Crystal Mountain, and then fly down the slopes at Caberfae Peaks. On the 7th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore the landscape on two wheels at Traverse Area Recreation and Transportation Trails, then sample the fine beverages at Grand Traverse Distillery, then do a tasting at Bowers Harbor Vineyards, and finally learn about winemaking at Black Star Farms.

To find other places to visit, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Traverse City trip planner.

You can fly from Detroit to Traverse City in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In December, daytime highs in Traverse City are 34°F, while nighttime lows are 24°F.
Parks · Outdoors · Wineries · Golf
Side Trips