7 days in Michigan Itinerary

7 days in Michigan Itinerary

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Dearborn
— 2 nights
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Grand Rapids
— 4 nights
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Dearborn

— 2 nights
Dearborn sits as part of the Detroit metropolitan area and was the home of Henry Ford.
Bring the kids along to Detroit Institute of Arts and Decode Ann Arbor. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Dearborn: Ann Arbor Hands-On Museum (in Ann Arbor), Indian Creek Zoo (in Lambertville) and Troy Family Aquatic Center (in Troy). The adventure continues: examine the collection at The Henry Ford, take in the waterfront at Detroit RiverFront, stroll around Heritage Park, and steep yourself in history at Motown Museum.

For other places to visit, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Dearborn holiday planner.

Windsor, Canada to Dearborn is an approximately half hour car ride. You can also take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 32°C in August, and nighttime lows around 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Tue) so you can drive to Grand Rapids.

Things to do in Dearborn

Museums · Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Childrens Museums

Side Trips

Grand Rapids

— 4 nights

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 enjoy Frederik Meijer Gardens & Sculpture Park and Holland State Park Beach. Change things up with these side-trips from Grand Rapids: Little Sable Point Lighthouse (in Mears), Bowerman Blueberries Farm Market (in Holland) and Oval Beach (in Saugatuck). There's much more to do: find something for the whole family at Silver Beach Carousel, enjoy the sand and surf at Silver Beach County Park, stroll around Silver Lake State Park Pedestrian Dune Access, and examine the collection at Gilmore Car Museum.

For traveler tips, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Grand Rapids online vacation builder.

You can drive from Dearborn to Grand Rapids in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. In August, daytime highs in Grand Rapids are 32°C, while nighttime lows are 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Sat) to allow time to drive back home.

Things to do in Grand Rapids

Parks · Beaches · Outdoors · Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trips

Michigan travel guide

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Specialty Museums · Gift & Specialty Shops · State Parks
Great Lakes State
A state inextricably tied to its waterways, Michigan does water activities better than almost any other place in the country. Things to do in the state include numerous opportunities to swim, fish, sail, motorboat, and canoe. The country's only state to stretch over two peninsulas, Michigan features a long freshwater coastline. In a land of nearly 65,000 inland lakes and ponds, you can never be too far from a natural water source. Michigan's major claim to fame is its status as the center of the U.S. automotive industry, with the Detroit metropolitan area housing the country's three major car manufacturers. The city is also a major center of culture, the birthplace of the Motown Sound, and the home of several museums and other tourist attractions. Farther from the big urban centers, Michigan offers visitors a world of apple and cherry orchards, rustic villages, and picturesque vineyards.