8 days in Michigan Itinerary

8 days in Michigan Itinerary

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8 days in Michigan Itinerary

Start: Michigan City
Drive:  5​h 15​min
1
Traverse City
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h
2
Holland
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 45​min
3
Frankenmuth
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 45​min
4
Dearborn
— 2 nights
bus + Fly:  5​h 45​min
End: New York City

2
nights
Traverse City

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.
On the 1st (Tue), explore the world behind art at Dennos Museum Center. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 2nd (Wed): wander the streets of Front Street, get to know the fascinating history of Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore, and then browse the different shops at The Village at Grand Traverse Commons.

To find photos, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, use the Traverse City day trip planning app .

Michigan City to Traverse City is an approximately 4.5-hour car ride. You can also fly. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Michigan City to Traverse City. In January, daily temperatures in Traverse City can reach 29°F, while at night they dip to 17°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Thu) so you can go by car to Holland.

Things to do in Traverse City

Parks Historic Sites Winter Sports

Side Trips

Caberfae Peaks, Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore
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Old Mission Lighthouse ©
Old Mission Lighthouse

1
night
Holland

Holland ©
Holland is a city in the western region of the Lower Peninsula of the U.S. Kick off your visit on the 4th (Fri): identify plant and animal life at Hemlock Crossing, then enjoy the sea views from Grand Haven Lighthouse and Pier, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Holland State Park Beach.

To see photos, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, use the Holland trip planning site .

Traveling by car from Traverse City to Holland takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and taxi; or take a bus. January in Holland sees daily highs of 32°F and lows of 20°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Frankenmuth.

Things to do in Holland

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Hemlock Crossing, Grand Haven Lighthouse and Pier
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Holland State Park Beach ©
Holland State Park Beach
Hemlock Crossing ©
Hemlock Crossing

1
night
Frankenmuth

Frankenmuth ©
Frankenmuth is a city in Saginaw County in the U.S. Kick off your visit on the 5th (Sat): buy something for everyone on your list at Frankenmuth River Place Shops, stop by Rau's Country Store, take an in-depth tour of Frankenmuth Historical Museum, explore the fascinating landscape at Zak And Macs Chocolate Haus, then stop by Frankenmuth Cheese Haus, and finally learn about winemaking at St. Julians Winery.

To find ratings, photos, reviews, and tourist information, use the Frankenmuth trip itinerary planner .

Drive from Holland to Frankenmuth in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi. In January, daily temperatures in Frankenmuth can reach 30°F, while at night they dip to 17°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Dearborn.

Things to do in Frankenmuth

Shopping Museums Wineries
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Frankenmuth Cheese Haus ©
Frankenmuth Cheese Haus
Frankenmuth River Place Shops ©
Frankenmuth River Place Shops
Frankenmuth Historical Museum ©
Frankenmuth Historical Museum

2
nights
Dearborn

Dearborn ©
Dearborn sits as part of the Detroit metropolitan area and was the home of Henry Ford.
On the 6th (Sun), admire the masterpieces at Detroit Institute of Arts, admire nature's wide array of creatures at Detroit Zoo, and then see the interesting displays at The Henry Ford. On the 7th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: stop by Polish Art Center, look for all kinds of wild species at Paint Creek Trail, and then grab your bike and head to Island Lake State Recreation Area.

Plan my day in Dearborn using traveler tips and tourist information provided by Inspirock.

Traveling by car from Frankenmuth to Dearborn takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus; or do a combination of taxi, bus, and train. In January, plan for daily highs up to 32°F, and evening lows to 19°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Mon) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Dearborn

Parks Outdoors Trails

Side Trips

Detroit Institute of Arts, Island Lake State Recreation Area, Detroit Zoo, Polish Art Center, Paint Creek Trail
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The Henry Ford ©
The Henry Ford
Detroit Institute of Arts ©
Detroit Institute of Arts
Paint Creek Trail ©
Paint Creek Trail

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