14 days in Michigan Itinerary

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Detroit
— 3 nights
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Lansing
— 2 nights
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Grand Rapids
— 3 nights
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Petoskey
— 1 night
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Traverse City
— 3 nights
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Detroit — 3 nights

The Motor City

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: Kellogg Park (in Plymouth), Ann Arbor Hands-On Museum (in Ann Arbor) and FasTrak Exotic Driving Experience (in Grosse Ile). There's still lots to do: explore the world behind art at Detroit Institute of Arts, stop by Bronner's Christmas Wonderland, get engrossed in the history at Greenfield Village, and see the interesting displays at The Henry Ford.

For photos, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, read Detroit tour itinerary tool.

Cairo, Egypt to Detroit is an approximately 16-hour flight. The time zone changes from Eastern European Standard Time to Eastern Standard Time, which is usually a -7 hour difference. Traveling from Cairo in February, things will get much colder in Detroit: highs are around 1°C and lows about -7°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Sat) so you can go by car to Lansing.
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Lansing — 2 nights

Lansing is the capital of the US state of Michigan. Kick off your visit on the 5th (Sun): deepen your understanding at Michigan State University, contemplate the long history of R.E. Olds Transportation Museum, then make a trip to 9-11-2001 Remembrance Memorial, and finally look for gifts at Horrocks Farm Market. On the 6th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: admire the masterpieces at Flint Institute of Arts, then ponder the world of politics at Michigan State Capitol, and then brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Sanctuary Spirits.

For reviews, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Lansing day trip planning website.

Traveling by car from Detroit to Lansing takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 0°C in February, and nighttime lows around -10°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Grand Rapids.
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Grand Rapids — 3 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.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Grand Rapids: Gilmore Car Museum (in Hickory Corners), Bittersweet Ski Resort (in Otsego) and Kalamazoo Valley Museum (in Kalamazoo). There's still lots to do: test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms, look and learn at Grand Rapids Public Museum, admire the striking features of Meyer May House, and admire the masterpieces at Grand Rapids Art Museum.

To find ratings, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, read our Grand Rapids online vacation maker.

You can drive from Lansing to Grand Rapids in 1.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. In February, plan for daily highs up to 0°C, and evening lows to -9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Petoskey.
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Petoskey — 1 night

Petoskey is a city and coastal resort community in the U.S. state of Michigan. Kick off your visit on the 10th (Fri): wander the streets of Historic Gaslight District, then look for gifts at Sturgeon River Pottery, then stroll through Nub's Nob, and finally fly down the slopes at Tommy's Ski and Wake School.

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Drive from Grand Rapids to Petoskey in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and taxi; or take a bus. Traveling from Grand Rapids in February, things will get little chillier in Petoskey: highs are around -3°C and lows about -13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Traverse City.
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Traverse City — 3 nights

Cherry Capital of the World

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.
When in Traverse City, make a side trip to see Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore in Empire, approximately Empire away. Next up on the itinerary: learn the secrets of beer at a beer tour and tasting, visit a coastal fixture at Mission Point Lighthouse, stop by Cherry Republic of Traverse City, and don't miss a visit to Benjamin Twiggs, legendary cherry products.

For where to stay, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Traverse City trip site.

Traveling by car from Petoskey to Traverse City takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In February, plan for daily highs up to -1°C, and evening lows to -11°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Mon) early enough to catch the flight back home.
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Michigan travel guide

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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.
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