4 days in Southeast Michigan Itinerary

4 days in Southeast Michigan Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Southeast Michigan itinerary planner
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Jackson
— 1 night
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Detroit
— 2 nights
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Jackson — 1 night

Jackson is a city located along Interstate 94 in the south central area of the U.S. state of Michigan, about 40mi west of Ann Arbor and 35mi south of Lansing. Start off your visit on the 22nd (Fri): explore the activities along McCourtie Park and then do a tasting at Sandhill Crane Vineyards. On your second day here, stroll through Carl G. Fenner Nature Center, then steep yourself in history at R.E. Olds Transportation Museum, and then explore the landscape on two wheels at Falling Waters Trail.

To find photos, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Jackson online holiday planner.

Chicago to Jackson is an approximately 3.5-hour car ride. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Chicago to Jackson. Traveling from Chicago in October, plan for little chillier nights in Jackson, with lows around 43°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Sat) to allow time to drive to Detroit.
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Detroit — 2 nights

Founded in 1701 by a French explorer and adventurer, Detroit exerted a profound impact on the world for most of the 20th century.
Kick off your visit on the 24th (Sun): examine the collection at Greenfield Village, then admire all the interesting features of Motown Museum, and then explore the world behind art at Detroit Institute of Arts. On the 25th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: see the interesting displays at The Henry Ford, steep yourself in history at Yates Cider Mill, and then stop by Morley Candy Makers - The Home of Sanders Candy.

For more things to do, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, read Detroit online tour planner.

You can drive from Jackson to Detroit in 1.5 hours. October in Detroit sees daily highs of 63°F and lows of 48°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Mon) to allow time to fly back home.
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