7 days in Michigan Itinerary

7 days in Michigan Itinerary

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7 days in Michigan Itinerary

Start: Cincinnati
Fly + Drive:  4​h
1
Jackson
— Few hours
Drive:  1​h 45​min
2
Grand Rapids
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
3
Traverse City
— 2 nights
Fly + Bus:  2​h 15​min
4
Dearborn
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h 45​min
End: Cincinnati

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Jackson

Jackson
Jackson is a city located along Interstate 94 in the south central area of the U.S. Kick off your visit on the 5th (Sun): get your game on at EpIQ Escapes.

For reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Jackson vacation maker website .

Cincinnati to Jackson is an approximately 4-hour combination of flight and car. You can also drive. In April, Jackson is a bit cooler than Cincinnati - with highs of 57°F and lows of 36°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Sun) early enough to travel to Grand Rapids.

Things to do in Jackson

Fun & Games

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 6th (Mon), admire the natural beauty at Frederik Meijer Gardens & Sculpture Park, test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms, and then examine the collection at Gilmore Car Museum. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 7th (Tue): trek along Cascade Peace Park, then stroll around Windmill Island Gardens, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Holland State Park Beach, and finally go for a walk through Rockford Dam Overlook.

For traveler tips and tourist information, go to the Grand Rapids travel route planner.

Traveling by car from Jackson to Grand Rapids takes 2 hours. In April in Grand Rapids, expect temperatures between 56°F during the day and 36°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Traverse City.

Things to do in Grand Rapids

Parks Outdoors Museums

Side Trips

Holland, Gilmore Car Museum, Cascade Peace Park, Rockford Dam Overlook
Highlights from your plan
Room Escape Games
Windmill Island Gardens ©
Windmill Island Gardens

2
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.
Kick off your visit on the 8th (Wed): shop like a local with The Village at Grand Traverse Commons and then savor the flavors at Food & Drink. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: enjoy the sea views from Mission Point Lighthouse and then explore the wealth of natural beauty at Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore.

For ratings, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Traverse City trip planning app .

Getting from Grand Rapids to Traverse City by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or fly. When traveling from Grand Rapids in April, plan for slightly colder days and about the same nights in Traverse City: temperatures range from 51°F by day to 32°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Thu) early enough to travel to Dearborn.

Things to do in Traverse City

Historic Sites Tours Wildlife

Side Trip

Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore
Highlights from your plan
Beer Tastings & Tours
The Village at Grand Traverse Commons ©

2
nights
Dearborn

Dearborn ©
Dearborn sits as part of the Detroit metropolitan area and was the home of Henry Ford.
Kick off your visit on the 10th (Fri): see the interesting displays at The Henry Ford, then take in the waterfront at Detroit RiverFront, then put a fun spin on your tour with Decode Ann Arbor, and finally walk around Kellogg Park. On the 11th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: admire the masterpieces at Detroit Institute of Arts, then steep yourself in history at Motown Museum, then get your game on at BATL - The Backyard Axe Throwing League, and finally examine the collection at Greenfield Village.

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You can do a combination of flight and bus from Traverse City to Dearborn in 2.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Traverse City in April, things will get somewhat warmer in Dearborn: highs are around 57°F and lows about 38°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Dearborn

Museums Fun & Games Parks

Side Trips

Detroit, Kellogg Park, Decode Ann Arbor, BATL - The Backyard Axe Throwing League
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The Henry Ford ©
The Henry Ford
Detroit Institute of Arts ©
Detroit Institute of Arts
Greenfield Village ©
Greenfield Village

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