6 days in United States Itinerary

6 days in United States Itinerary

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6 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Detroit
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Detroit
— 1 day
Drive:  1​h 45​min
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Lansing
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h
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Battle Creek
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 15​min
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Grand Rapids
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 30​min
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Traverse City
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 15​min
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Midland
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h
End: Detroit

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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 23rd (Wed), see the interesting displays at Greenfield Village, see the interesting displays at The Henry Ford, then admire the masterpieces at Detroit Institute of Arts, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Old St. Mary's Church, and finally examine the collection at Motown Museum.

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

Use the Route module to find travel options from your starting location to Detroit. October in Detroit sees daily highs of 63°F and lows of 48°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Wed) so you can drive to Lansing.

Things to do in Detroit

Museums Historic Sites

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

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Lansing

Lansing ©
Lansing is the capital of the US state of Michigan. Start off your visit on the 24th (Thu): make a trip to Lansing's First Capital Building, make a trip to 9-11-2001 Remembrance Memorial, then get a sense of history and politics at Michigan State Capitol, then take an in-depth tour of Michigan History Center, and finally look for gifts at Horrocks Farm Market.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, read Lansing holiday planner .

Getting from Detroit to Lansing by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a bus; or do a combination of bus and flight. Expect little chillier evenings in Lansing when traveling from Detroit in October, with lows around 43°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Thu) so you can drive to Battle Creek.

Things to do in Lansing

Museums Shopping
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Michigan History Center ©
Michigan History Center
Horrocks Farm Market ©
Horrocks Farm Market
Michigan State Capitol ©
Michigan State Capitol

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Battle Creek

Battle Creek ©
Battle Creek is a city in the U.S. Kick off your visit on the 25th (Fri): get to know the resident critters at Binder Park Zoo, then examine the collection at Gilmore Car Museum, and then try to win big at Firekeeper's Casino.

To see ratings, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Battle Creek trip planner .

Traveling by car from Lansing to Battle Creek takes an hour. In October, daily temperatures in Battle Creek can reach 63°F, while at night they dip to 44°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Fri) so you can go by car to Grand Rapids.

Things to do in Battle Creek

Casinos Fun & Games Zoos & Aquariums

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Gilmore Car Museum
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Gilmore Car Museum ©
Gilmore Car Museum
Binder Park Zoo ©
Binder Park Zoo
Firekeeper's Casino ©
Firekeeper's Casino

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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 26th (Sat), test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms, take in nature's colorful creations at Frederik Meijer Gardens & Sculpture Park, then see the interesting displays at Gerald R. Ford Museum, and finally appreciate the history behind Leonardo da Vinci's Horse.

For more things to do, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Grand Rapids trip maker site .

You can drive from Battle Creek to Grand Rapids in 1.5 hours. In October, daily temperatures in Grand Rapids can reach 63°F, while at night they dip to 44°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Sat) so you can go by car to Traverse City.

Things to do in Grand Rapids

Parks Museums Fun & Games
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Room Escape Games
Gerald R. Ford Museum ©
Gerald R. Ford Museum

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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 27th (Sun): make a trip to Benjamin Twiggs, legendary cherry products, then hike along Traverse Area Recreation and Transportation Trails, and then savor the flavors at Food & Drink.

To see ratings, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Traverse City trip planner .

Drive from Grand Rapids to Traverse City in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. October in Traverse City sees daily highs of 60°F and lows of 44°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Sun) so you can travel to Midland.

Things to do in Traverse City

Tours Trails Parks
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Midland

Midland ©
Midland is a city in the U.S. Kick off your visit on the 28th (Mon): stroll around The Fun Zone - Plymouth Park, steep yourself in history at Alden Dow Home and Studio, then take in nature's colorful creations at Dow Gardens, and finally snap pictures at The Tridge.

To find reviews, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, read Midland trip itinerary builder tool .

Traveling by car from Traverse City to Midland takes 2.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 62°F in October, and nighttime lows around 41°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Midland

Parks Historic Sites
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Dow Gardens ©
Dow Gardens
Alden Dow Home and Studio ©
Alden Dow Home and Studio
The Fun Zone - Plymouth Park ©
The Fun Zone - Plymouth Park

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