6 days in Michigan Itinerary

6 days in Michigan Itinerary

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Dearborn
— 1 night
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Frankenmuth
— 1 night
Drive
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Grand Rapids
— 3 nights
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Dearborn

Dearborn sits as part of the Detroit metropolitan area and was the home of Henry Ford.
Kick off your visit on the 8th (Thu): see the interesting displays at Greenfield Village. Here are some ideas for day two: see the interesting displays at The Henry Ford, then admire the masterpieces at Detroit Institute of Arts, and then contemplate the long history of Motown Museum.

To find maps, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Dearborn road trip site.

Springfield to Dearborn is an approximately 6.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of bus and train. The time zone difference moving from Central Standard Time to Eastern Standard Time is 1 hour. When traveling from Springfield in October, plan for little chillier days and about the same nights in Dearborn: temperatures range from 63°F by day to 48°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Frankenmuth.

Things to do in Dearborn

Museums · Historic Sites

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The Henry Ford
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Motown Museum
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Frankenmuth

Frankenmuth is a city in Saginaw County in the U.S. Start off your visit on the 10th (Sat): learn about all things military at Michigan Heroes Museum, kick your exploration up a notch at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks, then look for gifts at Bronner's Christmas Wonderland, and finally take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports.

To find ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Frankenmuth trip itinerary builder app.

Traveling by car from Dearborn to Frankenmuth takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of bus and taxi. Traveling from Dearborn in October, Frankenmuth is slightly colder at night with lows of 43°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Grand Rapids.

Things to do in Frankenmuth

Tours · Outdoors · Adventure · Shopping
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Zipline
Zipline
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Grand Rapids

Furniture City

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.
Kids will appreciate attractions like Frederik Meijer Gardens & Sculpture Park and Rainbow Ranch is now Stony Lake Stables. Explore Grand Rapids' surroundings by going to Escapology (in Portage), Gilmore Car Museum (in Hickory Corners) and Gene the Pumpkin Man (in Kalamazoo). There's much more to do: do some rugged touring at Saugatuck Dune Rides, pause for some photo ops at Leonardo da Vinci's Horse, see the interesting displays at Gerald R. Ford Museum, and take in nature's colorful creations at The Monet Garden of Muskegon.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, use the Grand Rapids trip itinerary planner.

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. Expect a daytime high around 63°F in October, and nighttime lows around 44°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive back home.

Things to do in Grand Rapids

Parks · Outdoors · Museums · Trails

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