7 days in Michigan Itinerary

7 days in Michigan Itinerary

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7 days in Michigan Itinerary

Start: Detroit
Drive:  1 h 45 min
1
Frankenmuth
— 1 day
Drive:  3 h 15 min
2
Traverse City
— 1 night
Drive:  2 h 30 min
3
Grand Rapids
— 2 nights
Drive:  1 h 45 min
4
Jackson
— 1 night
Drive:  1 h 30 min
5
Detroit
— 2 nights
End: Detroit

1
day
Frankenmuth

Frankenmuth ©
Frankenmuth is a city in Saginaw County in the U.S. Kick off your visit on the 1st (Sun): brush up on your military savvy at Michigan Heroes Museum, then stop by Bronner's Christmas Wonderland, and then get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, read our Frankenmuth travel route planner.

Detroit to Frankenmuth is an approximately 2-hour car ride. You can also do a combination of bus and taxi; or fly. In March in Frankenmuth, expect temperatures between 39°F during the day and 24°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 1st (Sun) early enough to go by car to Traverse City.

Things to do in Frankenmuth

Outdoors Tours Shopping
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Bronner's Christmas Wonderland ©
Bronner's Christmas Wonderland
Boat Tours & Water Sports
Michigan Heroes Museum ©
Michigan Heroes Museum

1
night
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 2nd (Mon): buy something for everyone on your list at The Village at Grand Traverse Commons, then don't miss a visit to Benjamin Twiggs, legendary cherry products, and then sample some tasty brews at a beer tour and tasting.

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

Traveling by car from Frankenmuth to Traverse City takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and flight; or do a combination of taxi and bus. March in Traverse City sees daily highs of 38°F and lows of 21°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 2nd (Mon) early enough to go by car to Grand Rapids.

Things to do in Traverse City

Tours Shopping Historic Sites
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Beer Tastings & Tours
The Village at Grand Traverse Commons ©

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.
Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Tue): admire the striking features of Meyer May House, then pause for some photo ops at Leonardo da Vinci's Horse, then take in nature's colorful creations at Frederik Meijer Gardens & Sculpture Park, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Cathedral of Saint Andrew. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 4th (Wed): examine the collection at Gerald R. Ford Museum, then stroll around Windmill Island Gardens, and then kick back and relax at Holland State Park Beach.

For more things to do, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, read Grand Rapids journey builder site .

Drive from Traverse City to Grand Rapids in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. March in Grand Rapids sees daily highs of 42°F and lows of 24°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Jackson.

Things to do in Grand Rapids

Parks Historic Sites Outdoors

Side Trip

Holland
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Meyer May House ©
Meyer May House
Gerald R. Ford Museum ©
Gerald R. Ford Museum

1
night
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 (Thu): examine the collection at Mann House, see the interesting displays at Ye Ole Carriage Shop, then see the interesting displays at Ella Sharp Museum, and finally test your problem-solving skills at EpIQ Escapes.

To see other places to visit, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Jackson trip maker website .

Getting from Grand Rapids to Jackson by car takes about 2 hours. In March in Jackson, expect temperatures between 42°F during the day and 24°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Thu) so you can travel to Detroit.

Things to do in Jackson

Museums Fun & Games

Side Trips

Mann House, Ye Ole Carriage Shop
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Ye Ole Carriage Shop ©
Ye Ole Carriage Shop
Ella Sharp Museum ©
Ella Sharp Museum
Mann House ©
Mann House

2
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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Room Escape Games. Kick off your visit on the 6th (Fri): test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms, admire the masterpieces at Detroit Institute of Arts, get your game on at BATL - The Backyard Axe Throwing League, then put a fun spin on your tour with Decode Ann Arbor, and finally stroll around Kellogg Park. On the 7th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in the waterfront at Detroit RiverFront, examine the collection at Greenfield Village, then examine the collection at The Henry Ford, and finally examine the collection at Motown Museum.

To find maps, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Detroit day trip tool .

Traveling by car from Jackson to Detroit takes 1.5 hours. In March in Detroit, expect temperatures between 42°F during the day and 27°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Detroit

Museums Fun & Games Parks

Side Trips

Dearborn, BATL - The Backyard Axe Throwing League, Kellogg Park, Decode Ann Arbor
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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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