6 days in Michigan Itinerary

6 days in Michigan Itinerary

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6 days in Michigan Itinerary

Start: New York City
Bus + Fly:  4​h 30​min
1
Traverse City
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 30​min
2
Grand Rapids
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
3
Frankenmuth
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 45​min
4
Detroit
— 1 night
Fly:  5​h
End: New York City

1
night
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.
Kick off your visit on the 20th (Thu): buy something for everyone on your list at The Village at Grand Traverse Commons and then take a stroll through Front Street. Here are some ideas for day two: learn about winemaking at Rove Estate Tasting Room and Vineyard, then explore the wealth of natural beauty at Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore, and then stroll through Clinch Park.

To see more things to do, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Traverse City online travel route planner .

New York City to Traverse City is an approximately 4.5-hour combination of bus and flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. Traveling from New York City in June, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be slightly colder in Traverse City, with lows of 54°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Grand Rapids.

Things to do in Traverse City

Parks Historic Sites Shopping

Side Trip

Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore
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Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore ©
The Village at Grand Traverse Commons ©
Rove Estate Tasting Room and Vineyard ©

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.
On the 22nd (Sat), stroll through Oval Beach, learn about winemaking at Fenn Valley Vineyards, and then see the interesting displays at Gilmore Car Museum. On the 23rd (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: browse the fresh offerings at Holland Farmers Market, enjoy the sand and surf at Holland State Park Beach, and then take in nature's colorful creations at Frederik Meijer Gardens & Sculpture Park.

For more things to do, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, read Grand Rapids trip itinerary maker website .

You can drive from Traverse City to Grand Rapids in 2.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or fly. Expect a daytime high around 79°F in June, and nighttime lows around 59°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Sun) to allow time to drive to Frankenmuth.

Things to do in Grand Rapids

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Holland, Oval Beach, Fenn Valley Vineyards, Gilmore Car Museum
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Gilmore Car Museum ©
Gilmore Car Museum
Holland State Park Beach ©
Holland State Park Beach

1
night
Frankenmuth

Frankenmuth ©
Frankenmuth is a city in Saginaw County in the U.S. On the 24th (Mon), tee off at The Fortress Golf Course, browse the different shops at Frankenmuth River Place Shops, and then look for gifts at Bronner's Christmas Wonderland.

To see reviews, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, read Frankenmuth road trip website .

Getting from Grand Rapids to Frankenmuth by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. June in Frankenmuth sees daily highs of 77°F and lows of 57°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Detroit.

Things to do in Frankenmuth

Shopping Outdoors Golf
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Bronner's Christmas Wonderland ©
Bronner's Christmas Wonderland
Frankenmuth River Place Shops ©
Frankenmuth River Place Shops
The Fortress Golf Course ©
The Fortress Golf Course

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night
Detroit

Detroit ©
Founded in 1701 by a French explorer and adventurer, Detroit exerted a profound impact on the world for most of the 20th century.
On the 25th (Tue), examine the collection at Greenfield Village, then see the interesting displays at The Henry Ford, then explore the world behind art at Detroit Institute of Arts, and finally explore and take pictures at Comerica Park.

To find photos, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Detroit online itinerary maker .

You can drive from Frankenmuth to Detroit in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus; or fly. June in Detroit sees daily highs of 79°F and lows of 61°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Tue) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Detroit

Museums

Side Trip

Dearborn
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The Henry Ford ©
The Henry Ford
Greenfield Village ©
Greenfield Village
Detroit Institute of Arts ©
Detroit Institute of Arts

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