60 days in Fort Wayne & Michigan Itinerary

60 days in Fort Wayne & Michigan Itinerary

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60 days in Fort Wayne & Michigan Itinerary

Start: Kuala Lumpur
Fly:  32​h
1
Fort Wayne
— 11 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
2
Detroit
— 6 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
3
Frankenmuth
— 5 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
4
Petoskey
— 5 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
5
Traverse City
— 5 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
6
Grand Rapids
— 6 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
7
Saint Joseph
— 5 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
8
Fort Wayne
— 15 nights
Fly:  12​h 30​min
End: Kuala Lumpur

11
nights
Fort Wayne

Fort Wayne ©
Fort Wayne is a city in the U.S. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Fort Wayne: Harrah's Hoosier Park Racing & Casino (in Anderson), Auburn (Auburn Cord Duesenberg Automobile Museum & Eckhart Park) and Conner Prairie (in Fishers). Next up on the itinerary: get your game on at Room to Escape, take in nature's colorful creations at Foellinger-Freimann Botanical Conservatory, browse the collection at Allen County Public Library, and admire the majestic nature at Pokagon State Park.

For traveler tips, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Fort Wayne day trip planner.

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia to Fort Wayne is an approximately 29-hour flight. You'll gain 13 hours traveling from Kuala Lumpur to Fort Wayne due to the time zone difference. Expect much colder temperatures when traveling from Kuala Lumpur in December; daily highs in Fort Wayne reach 4°C and lows reach -5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Detroit.

Things to do in Fort Wayne

Parks Museums Historic Sites

Side Trips

Auburn, Muncie, Pokagon State Park, Dutch Creek Farm Animal Park, Harrah's Hoosier Park Racing & Casino
Highlights from your plan
Room to Escape ©
Room to Escape
Harrah's Hoosier Park Racing & Casino ©
Allen County Public Library ©
Allen County Public Library

6
nights
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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Detroit: Decode Ann Arbor (in Ann Arbor), Novi (Sri Venkateswara Temple & cultural centre & BATL - The Backyard Axe Throwing League) and Kellogg Park (in Plymouth). Plan for a day of cool, family-friendly fun on the 12th (Sun) at Kalahari Waterparks. There's lots more to do: explore the world behind art at Detroit Institute of Arts, examine the collection at The Henry Ford, take in the waterfront at Detroit RiverFront, and browse the exhibits of The Ford Piquette Avenue Plant.

For reviews, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Detroit sightseeing website .

Traveling by combination of flight and bus from Fort Wayne to Detroit takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In January, daily temperatures in Detroit can reach 0°C, while at night they dip to -8°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Frankenmuth.

Things to do in Detroit

Museums Parks Theme Parks

Side Trips

Dearborn, Novi, Royal Oak, Toledo, Decode Ann Arbor
Highlights from your plan
Detroit Institute of Arts ©
Detroit Institute of Arts
The Henry Ford ©
The Henry Ford
Greenfield Village ©
Greenfield Village

5
nights
Frankenmuth

Frankenmuth ©
Frankenmuth is a city in Saginaw County in the U.S. Venture out of the city with trips to Midland (Dow Gardens & Alden Dow Home and Studio), Soaring Eagle Casino (in Mount Pleasant) and Flint (Flint Institute of Arts & Whaley House Museum). And it doesn't end there: look for gifts at Bronner's Christmas Wonderland, get lost in a book at Sage Branch Library, don't miss a visit to Saginaw Veterans Memorial Plaza, and revel in the low prices at Birch Run Premium Outlets.

To see photos, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Frankenmuth trip itinerary planning website .

Traveling by car from Detroit to Frankenmuth takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi; or fly. In January, daily temperatures in Frankenmuth can reach -1°C, while at night they dip to -9°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Petoskey.

Things to do in Frankenmuth

Historic Sites Museums Shopping

Side Trips

Flint, Bay City, Midland, Saginaw, Soaring Eagle Casino
Highlights from your plan
Bronner's Christmas Wonderland ©
Bronner's Christmas Wonderland
Alden Dow Home and Studio ©
Alden Dow Home and Studio
Flint Institute of Arts ©
Flint Institute of Arts

5
nights
Petoskey

Petoskey ©
Petoskey is a city and coastal resort community in the U.S. Explore Petoskey's surroundings by going to Mackinac Bridge (in Saint Ignace), Cross In The Woods National Shrine (in Indian River) and Mackinaw City (Old Mackinac Point Lighthouse, Colonial Michilimackinac, & more). There's much more to do: grab your bike and head to Little Traverse Wheelway, don't miss a visit to 40 Mile Point Lighthouse, hit the slopes at Aspen Park, and stop by Kilwins Chocolate Kitchen.

Before you visit Petoskey, use our trip planner to discover what you can do and see there.

Drive from Frankenmuth to Petoskey in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus; or do a combination of flight and bus. Expect a daytime high around -3°C in January, and nighttime lows around -11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Wed) to allow time to drive to Traverse City.

Things to do in Petoskey

Parks Outdoors Historic Sites

Side Trips

Mackinaw City, Cross In The Woods National Shrine, Aspen Park, Tommy's Ski and Wake School, Mackinac Bridge
Highlights from your plan
Little Traverse Wheelway ©
Little Traverse Wheelway
Mackinac Bridge ©
Mackinac Bridge
Cross In The Woods National Shrine ©
Cross In The Woods National Shrine

5
nights
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.
Explore Traverse City's surroundings by going to Cross Country Ski Headquarters (in Roscommon), Forbush Corner Cross-Country Skiing (in Frederic) and Empire (Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore, Empire Bluff Trail, & more). There's much more to do: learn the secrets of beer at a beer tour and tasting, don't miss a visit to Benjamin Twiggs, legendary cherry products, wander the streets of Front Street, and do a tasting at Bowers Harbor Vineyards.

To find other places to visit, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Traverse City online trip maker .

You can drive from Petoskey to Traverse City in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In January, plan for daily highs up to -1°C, and evening lows to -9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Mon) early enough to drive to Grand Rapids.

Things to do in Traverse City

Outdoors Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

Empire, Forbush Corner Cross-Country Skiing, Cross Country Ski Headquarters
Highlights from your plan
Beer Tastings & Tours
Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore ©

6
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.
Explore Grand Rapids' surroundings by going to Oval Beach (in Saugatuck), Ludington State Park (in Ludington) and Fetch Brewing Company (in Whitehall). There's much more to do: admire the natural beauty at Frederik Meijer Gardens & Sculpture Park, kick back and relax at Holland State Park Beach, test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms, and see the sky in a new way at Grand Rapids Public Museum.

To see photos, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Grand Rapids holiday planning website .

You can drive from Traverse City to Grand Rapids in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. Expect a daytime high around 0°C in January, and nighttime lows around -9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Sun) to allow time to drive to Saint Joseph.

Things to do in Grand Rapids

Museums Parks Childrens Museums

Side Trips

Fetch Brewing Company, Oval Beach, Holland State Park Beach, Ludington State Park, Bell's Comstock Brewery
Highlights from your plan
Room Escape Games
Gilmore Car Museum ©
Gilmore Car Museum

5
nights
Saint Joseph

Saint Joseph ©
St. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Saint Joseph: South Haven Lighthouses (in South Haven), South Bend (Basilica of the Sacred Heart, Grotto of Our Lady Lourdes, & more) and The Riverwalk (in Mishawaka). There's lots more to do: find something for the whole family at Silver Beach Carousel, try your luck at Four Winds Casino, immerse yourself in nature at Indiana Dunes State Park, and steep yourself in history at Ruthmere.

To find maps, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Saint Joseph online route planner .

You can drive from Grand Rapids to Saint Joseph in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. February in Saint Joseph sees daily highs of 1°C and lows of -7°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Saint Joseph

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

South Bend, Chesterton, Elkhart, The Riverwalk, Hickory Creek Winery
Highlights from your plan
Basilica of the Sacred Heart ©
Basilica of the Sacred Heart
University of Notre Dame ©
University of Notre Dame
Silver Beach Carousel ©
Silver Beach Carousel

15
nights
Fort Wayne

Fort Wayne ©
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Fort Wayne: Sauder Village (in Archbold) and Amish Acres (in Nappanee). See even more of Fort Wayne: see the interesting displays at History Center, test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms, and explore the world behind art at Fort Wayne Museum of Art.

For photos, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Fort Wayne tour planner .

Drive from Saint Joseph to Fort Wayne in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or take a bus. You'll set off for home on the 22nd (Sat).

Things to do in Fort Wayne

Neighborhoods Museums Historic Sites

Side Trips

Sauder Village, Amish Acres
Highlights from your plan
History Center ©
History Center
Room Escape Games
Fort Wayne Museum of Art ©
Fort Wayne Museum of Art

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